OPENING NIGHT FILM
Ireland, 2018, 18+
Director: Lance Daly
Stars: Hugo Weaving, Barry Keogh, Moe Dunford (guest of the festival!), James Frecheville, Stephen Rea, Sarah Greene
Duration: 1h 40min
A film of one hero, a lone ranger set on the road of revenge, Clint-Eastwood type of poetry on screen with stellar cast.
Set in Ireland during the Great Famine, the drama follows an Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, as he abandons his post to reunite with his family. Despite experiencing the horrors of war, he is shocked by the famine’s destruction of his homeland and the brutalization of his people and his family.