Black 47


Dingle International Film Festival, in collaboration with Wildcard Distribution, will screen the highly anticipated Black ‘47 on  March 24th.

Director Lance Daly’s Black ‘47 illustrates Ireland’s greatest tragedy. During the The Great Hunger, one million Irish people starved, another million immigrated. The country plummeted into suffering and darkness like never before. 170 years later, the most significant part of Irish history finally debuts on the big screen. The historical thriller enraptured audiences at major festivals abroad. Now, it’s home and Dingle IFF is honoured to screen it at this year’s festival,

Feeney (James Frecheville) is an Irish Ranger who has been fighting abroad for the British Army. After turning deserter, he returns home to Ireland during the famine. When he discovers what has happened to his family, Feeney swears vengeance and goes on a murderous rampage. His old British Army comrade Hannah (Hugo Weaving) is dispatched to try and put an end to Feeney’s uprising.

Deemed as the most important Irish film ever made, Daly combines essential history with the violence and thrill of modern cinema. The film is described by critics as a “catapult of Irish film”. Daly pays homage to Ireland by including the Gaelic language and vast shots of the Connemara region.  While the film receives great acclaim at home in Ireland, the film is being widely received internationally. The subject of immigration is of such prominence that it strikes emotions within every corner of the world.

The film features extraordinary talent including Hugo Weaving (The Matrix, Lord of the Rings), James Frecheville (The Stanford Prison Experiment), Stephen Rea (V for Vendetta, Michael Collins) and Freddie Fox (The Three Musketeers), Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk, The Killing of a Sacred Deer), Moe Dunford (Vikings) and Sarah Greene (Penny Dreadful).

Director Lance Daly  and actor Barry Keoghan will introduce film.

“Continuing with an impressive lineup of Irish film, supported by The Irish Film Board, we are honoured to present Black ‘47 here in Dingle. The film connects deeply with the Irish consciousness and will, I have no doubt, be a hugh box office hit when it is released later in the year.”

Maurice Galway, Director/Founder of Dingle International Film Festival

“A resonant, beautifully performed Irish Western that benefits from the exotic sound of Irish Gaelic spoken as a living language, and the brackish majesty of cinematographer Declan Quinn’s wide vistas.”

Jessica Kiang, Variety

“The picture also addresses the most divisive and traumatic incident in Irish history. It hardly seems possible, but the story has barely registered on the big screen before.”

Donald Clarke, The Irish Times

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