Arracht (15)

Chester International Film Festival
In Partnership with Chester Film Society 
Running from
Last event: Tuesday 8 March 2022 at 6pm
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Part of: Chester International Film Festival 2023

Directed by Tom Sullivan
Starring: Dónall Ó HéalaiSaise  Chuinn, Dara Devaney

An Irish-language murder ballad of famine and injustice.

Ireland, 1845 on the eve of The Great Hunger, Colmán Sharkey, a fisherman, father and 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 the rent, with the attendant consequences. 

Introduced by Professor Victor Merriman, Professor of Critical Drama Studies at Edge Hill University. Victor is an expert on Irish drama, and is a member of the British Association of Irish Studies International Advisory Board. 




Approx 90 mins


Irish Gaelic with English Subtitles

Content Guidance:

Strong bloody images, Threat, Violence