We are delighted to welcome Kieran’s friend, Theatre Director Patrick Mason to introduce both programmes.
AttractaAdapted from William Trevor’s short story, this beautiful film about redemption and forgiveness follows the descent into madness of Attracta (Wendy Hiller), a retired Protestant school teacher whose parents were killed when she was a child by the old IRA and who now identifies with the young wife of a murdered British soldier.
The Rockingham ShootScripted as an original work for screen by John McGahern, Roscommon school-teacher Reilly (Bosco Hogan) is a fierce nationalist with a deep loathing for British society, a loathing that erupts into violence when he learns that some of his pupils have absented themselves from school to work at a pheasant shoot at the local big house.
Showing as part of IFI Irish Film Archive: A Tribute to Kieran Hickey (February 23rd & 24th) in collaboration with the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2013.
This month’s Archive at Lunchtime screenings also celebrate the work of Hickey and BAC films.
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