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Dates

Fri 7 Jan, 8pm

Please Note: In line with government guidelines, all seating for cinema screenings will now be allocated.

Access Cinema

Arracht


1845. The Great Hunger begins.
Colmán Sharkey (Dónall Ó Héalai) is a fisherman living on the shores of Connemara.
In an attempt to advocate for his starving community, Colmán visits his Landlord (Michael McElhatton) to plead for clemency in the face of continued tax hikes.
After a violent altercation forces him on the run, he fleas to an island cave, living in isolation for many years.
Starving, grieving, on the verge of giving up he meets Kitty, a sick young girl (Saise Ní Chuinn) and a life-saving friendship develops.
He teaches Kitty to fish and they find a way to live together. But the past is never far and a ruthless bounty hunter is continues to search for Colmán Sharkey…
 

Festivals:

  • Dublin International Film Festival 2020
  • Glasgow Film Festival 2020
 
Awards:
  • Winner - Discovery Award, Actor, Dónall Ó Héalai: Dublin International Film Festival 2020
  • Winner - Best Irish Film Joanna Scanlan: Dublin Film Critics Award, Dublin International Film Festival 2020
  • Winner - Audience Award: Glasgow Film Festival 2020
  • Winner - Best Sound: Irish Film and Television Awards 2020
  • Winner - Best Orginal Music, Kila and Macalla Teoranta: Irish Film and Television Awards 2020