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19th October, 2018
The Irish Cultural Centre is proud to present the feature film:
Followed by a Q&A with Director Lance Daly
It’s 1847 and Ireland is in the grip of the Great Famine that has ravaged the country for two long years. Feeney, a hardened Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, abandons his post to return home and re-unite with his estranged family. He’s seen more than his share of horrors but nothing prepares him for the famine’s hopeless destruction of his homeland. He discovers his mother starved to death and his brother hanged by the brutal hand of the English. With little else to live for, he sets on a destructive path to avenge his family, systematically working his way up the political and social hierarchy of 19th Century Ireland. Hannah, an ageing British soldier and famed tracker of deserters, is sent to stop Feeney before he can further stoke the fires of revolution. But Hannah and Feeney are old army comrades with a mutual respect forged by their times fighting together. Personal bonds and shifting allegiances cause both men to question their motives, as they are tested to the limit by the hellish landscape of “the Great Hunger”.
Director Lance Daly
Staring Hugo Weaving, James Frecheville, Stephen Rea
Scriptwriters PJ Dillon, Pierce Ryan, Eugene O’Brien, Lance Daly
Producers Macdara Kelleher, Jonathan Loughran, Tim O’Hair, Arcadiy Golubovich
Year 2018 Country Ireland Duration 96 mins
About Lance Daly
Lance Daly is a filmmaker from Dublin. Black 47 is his 6th feature film. Daly’s work to date has spanned multiple genres and budget levels, and screened at prestigious festivals throughout the world including Berlin, Busan, London, Telluride, Toronto, and Tribeca.
Lance’s breakthrough film Kisses was the highest grossing Irish film at the Irish Box Office the year it was released. It was nominated for seven Irish Film & Television Awards, where it won Best Director, and an Independent Spirit Award when released in the US.
Lance is also a founding member of film production company Fastnet Films, and distribution company Wildcard.