Director: Pat O’Connor

UK, 2012, Drama, 100 min

This faithful adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s novel  set during WW1 tells the story of two brothers, Tommo and Charlie Peaceful, and their love for the same girl. Narrated by Tommo from his position in the trenches, the film conveys some of the intensity and violence of life during wartime. Students of the novel will be interested to see how film and the written word differ in portraying the inner thoughts and emotions of the main characters.

Age recommendation: 12+

Culture Historian and Museum Educator Edith Andrees will give a short introduction. 

+ The National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks invites you to visit their permanent exhibition, Soldiers and Chiefs, after the screening. This exhibition traces Ireland’s military history from 1550 into the 21st century.
Please note: This exhibition is free of charge but booking is essential through the museum on 01 648 6453 or at bookings@museum.ie 
Limited to 80 places.

Also showing at:
Cork Film Festival (Nov 7-16) Nov 12
Booking through Cork Film Festival on 021 427 1711

Screening as part of the 2014 Autumn/Winter IFI Schools Programme.

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