The screening 17.03 at 15:00 will include Q&A with actors Barry Ward and Martin McCann
ROGUES AND WANDERERS
2017, 1h32m, 16+
Director: Stephen Burke
Stars: Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Barry Ward (guest of the festival!), Martin McCann
Inspired by the true events of the infamous 1983 prison breakout of 38 IRA prisoners from HMP, which was to become the biggest prison escape since World War II from one of Europe’s most high-security prisons. However, it also looks at the escape from the perspective of prison staff.
It focuses on the relationship between Marley, played by Tom Vaughan-Lawlor and prison warden Gordon, played by Barry Ward. The film has intricate and smart way of telling the story from different sides, going to the depths of imprisonment, be it physical or spiritual.
“Vaughan-Lawlor is superb as the hard-boiled but emotionally fragile Marley, and he gets excellent support from Barry Ward.”
“Gripping, well-executed (…) Keeps its human drama to the fore without sacrificing tension or excitement.”
“What Maze does impressively is blend historical context with genre filmmaking, managing to feel both important and exciting.”
“Exciting, well-made (…) Vaughan-Lawlor combines raw commitment with a sneaky flexibility.”
The Irish Times
“Gritty (…) A low-key, well-acted thriller.”