Black '47

BBFC RatingBlack '47

GenreAction, Drama
DirectorLance Daly
LanguageEnglish, Irish
CountryIreland, Luxembourg
Running Time1HR 40MINS
Extra InfoPartially Subtitled
SeasonMain Programme
Audio AccessibleAudio Description is available for all screenings.

Lance Daly’s unique, western-tinged revenge thriller stars James Frecheville (Animal Kingdom), Hugo Weaving (The Matrix Trilogy), Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk), Moe Dunford (Michael Inside), Sarah Greene (Dublin Oldschool), with Jim Broadbent (Iris) and Stephen Rea (The Crying Game).

It’s 1847 and Ireland is in the grip of the Great Famine that has ravaged the country for two long years. Feeney (Frecheville), a hardened Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, abandons his post to return home and reunite with his family. He’s seen more than his share of horrors, but nothing prepares him for the famine’s hopeless destruction of his homeland that has brutalised his people and where there seems to be no law and order. 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 a destructive path to avenge his family.

Lance Daly draws on motifs from the western for his drama about a dark chapter of British colonialism in neighbouring Ireland that has rarely been told on the big screen.


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