Win a pair of tickets to the IFI screening of John Ford’s Hangman’s House on Sunday, June 17th at 14.50, with a special introduction by Tony Tracy (NUI Galway) and pianist Morgan Cooke who will provide musical accompaniment.
Showing as part of the IFI’s Season of John Ford’s Irish Films this Sunday, June 17th (14.50), Hangman’s House is a revelation, one of the great late silent films to rank alongside the finest work of Victor Sjöström, Alfred Hitchcock and F. W. Murnau. Its dreamy landscapes and sinuous tracking shots recall the Murnau of Sunrise and may even have recycled some of the sets constructed for that film at Fox; but these elements are used for very distinctive Irish purposes in a story of oppression and revenge, of romance thwarted and finally fulfilled, starring a youthful and handsome Victor McLaglen in his second role for Ford after several years of work in his native England.
Need a hint? Read our review.
Competition closes on Friday, June 15th at 11am. Two winners will be notified by email shortly after.
John Ford’s Irish Films season continues at the IFI throughout June – for more information and bookings, please contact our Box Office on 01 679 3477, or book online.
The IFI is supported by The Arts Council