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ARRACHT

Tom Sullivan

From Monday September 6th, in line with government guidelines, all patrons must show proof of vaccination upon entering the cinema screen.

On the eve of the great famine, fisherman Colmán Sharkey (Dónall Ó Héalai) ekes out a meagre existence for his family on the west coast of Ireland. Wrongly blamed for the murder of an inclement local landlord (Michael McElhatton) he is forced to go on the run, hiding out in a cave on a remote rocky island where he grieves for his wife and child who have now perished in his absence. Wasting away he sinks into deep despair until his encounter with a sickly young girl (Saise Ní Chuinn) gives him a reason to live. Life is tough but tolerable until the unscrupulous murderer, now bounty hunter, reappears.

Notes by Sunniva O’Flynn

89 mins, Ireland, 2019, Digital, Subtitled.

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