Irish Film Institute -HECUBA BY MARINA CARR


Director: Lynne Parker

116 mins, Ireland, Digital

Written by one of Ireland’s foremost playwrights, Marina Carr, Hecuba is a passionate reimagining of the aftermath of the Trojan War and the events surrounding its iconic characters: a series of intense, dangerous personal encounters and impossible choices, described by those who witnessed and experienced them.

We are encouraged to think the unthinkable – what if it was me being asked to do these things, or suffering their consequences? At a time of war and global instability, an international refugee crisis and climate catastrophe looming ever closer, it’s a disturbingly appropriate question.

This drama of a complex and powerful woman is also a depiction of the effect of war and its emotional cost to the individual.

This is a full-length film of Rough Magic’s 2019 production of the play directed by Lynne Parker with Aislín McGuckin in the title role, Brian Doherty as Agamemnon, and Owen Roe as Odysseus.

Book Tickets

Thursday 15th