Arracht (2019)

  • Drama
  • 1h 26m

Tom Sullivan’s striking Irish language debut captures the desperation of the 1840’s potato famine on the spectacular shores of Ireland’s west coast. Fisherman Colmán Sharkey works hard to provide for his family. At the behest of the local priest, he welcomes Patsy, a former soldier with a dark past, into his home. No good deed goes unpunished. As land taxes rise and crops rot, Colmán confronts his Landlord, but the night ends in deadly violence and Colmán is forced into exile, leaving him in search of redemption.

Arracht Q+A: 17th November 14.00- 15.00
BFI Network host a Q+A with the team behind Arracht, exploring what it took to take this multi-award winning feature from script to screen. This webinar will be hosted by Ferdia MacAonghusa. Register for this webinar here.

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Tom Sullivan


Irish Gaelic, English



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