ARRACHT - ( MONSTER )

Directed by Tom Sullivan
Drama | Ireland | 2019 | Irish, English | 90 MIN

Show times

1 April 04:00 PM
4 April 10:00 PM
6 April 07:00 PM
Ireland, 1845 on the eve of The Great Hunger. Colmán Sharkey, a fisherman, a father, a husband, takes in a stranger at the behest of a local priest. Patsy, a former soldier in the Napoleonic wars arrives just ahead of 'the blight,' a disease that eventually wipes out the country's potato crop, contributing to the death and displacement of millions. As the crops rot in the fields, Colmán, his brother and Patsy travel to the English Landlord's house to request a stay on rent increases that Colmán predicts will destroy his community. His request falls on deaf ears and Patsy's subsequent actions set Colmán on a path that will take him to the edge of survival, and sanity. It is only upon encountering an abandoned young girl that Colmán's resolve is lifted. Just in time for the darkness of his past to pay another visit.

Best Irish Film Award - Dublin IFF 2020
Audience Award Winner - Glasgow IFF 2020
Best Feature Film - American Golden Picture IFF 2020

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