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Saturday 31 October 2020

BFF: Arracht

Part of Belfast Film Festival 2020

SYNOPSIS

Ireland 1845. As the famine tightens its grip, a fisherman is hunted for crimes he did not commit. Unable to protect his family from death he is subsumed by darkness until a helpless little girl saves him from despair.
A strong, character-driven thriller set during a tumultuous period in Irish history. Told in the Irish language, and set on the eve of The Great Hunger, Arracht (meaning Monster) tells of a fisherman who takes in a stranger on the request of a priest. Events that follow lead to tragic personal struggles, but hope may come in the form of a young girl who needs his help.
This well-acted and beautifully scored film captures its characters both in the thrall of nature and their own worst instincts. Director Tom Sullivan skilfully creates a haunting atmosphere that stays with you long after you leave the theatre. Can a man who has lost everything find a way back to himself and start a new life? This tough drama/thriller benefits from an unusual setting and a flinty approach. 

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BFF: Arracht

Part of Belfast Film Festival 2020; Tickets are £7.50 and concession's are £5.00 - no complimentary or other discounted tickets are available.

City Side - Belfast
(Mon 23rd Nov)

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Details

86 minutes
Tom Sullivan

Synopsis

Ireland 1845. As the famine tightens its grip, a fisherman is hunted for crimes he did not commit. Unable to protect his family from death he is subsumed by darkness until a helpless little girl saves him from despair.
A strong, character-driven thriller set during a tumultuous period in Irish history. Told in the Irish language, and set on the eve of The Great Hunger, Arracht (meaning Monster) tells of a fisherman who takes in a stranger on the request of a priest. Events that follow lead to tragic personal struggles, but hope may come in the form of a young girl who needs his help.
This well-acted and beautifully scored film captures its characters both in the thrall of nature and their own worst instincts. Director Tom Sullivan skilfully creates a haunting atmosphere that stays with you long after you leave the theatre. Can a man who has lost everything find a way back to himself and start a new life? This tough drama/thriller benefits from an unusual setting and a flinty approach. 

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