Hull Independent Cinema presents: BLACK ’47
6 Nov 2018, Hull Truck Theatre, Hull
Lance Daly | 2018 | Ireland/Luxembourg | Cert 15 | 100 mins
Advance tickets available from Hull Truck Theatre in person, over the phone (01482) 323638, or online BUY TICKETS NOW
Hull Truck Theatre is open all day, so head along early to enjoy a drink or some food from their cafe-bar.
Doors to the screening room open around ten minutes before the performance starts
7:00pm: Programme starts. Introductions and trailers (10 mins). Main feature, BLACK ’47
8:50pm: Programme ends
It’s 1847 and Ireland is in the grip of the Great Famine that has ravaged the country for two long years. Feeney, a hardened Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, abandons his post to return home and re-unite with his estranged family. He’s seen more than his share of horrors but nothing prepares him for the famine’s hopeless destruction of his homeland.
He discovers his mother starved to death and his brother hanged by the brutal hand of the English. With little else to live for, he sets on a destructive path to avenge his family, systematically working his way up the political and social hierarchy of 19th Century Ireland. Hannah, an aging British soldier and famed tracker of deserters, is sent to stop Feeney before he can further stoke the fires of revolution. But Hannah and Feeney are old army comrades with a mutual respect forged by their times fighting together. Personal bonds and shifting allegiances cause both men to question their motives, as they are tested to the limit by the hellish landscape of “the Great Hunger”.
Starring Hugo Weaving, Barry Keoghan, Jim Broadbent, Sarah Greene
Awards and Reviews
Cannes Film Festival, Berlinale Film Festival, Toronto Intl Film Festival Official Selections
“Not only is Lance Daly’s newest feature a rollicking western with fantastic action and excellent performances, it also demonstrates how a film’s subject matter can add much-needed pathos and nuance to a genre. Colour me impressed.” – Sarah Cullen, Film Ireland Magazine
“Daly’s restrained, pared-down style is the opposite of flashy exploitation cinema, but watching these bastions of lethally repressive British rule get some overdue comeuppance is similarly stirring.” – Jessica Kiang, Variety Magazine
BLACK ’47 is rated 15. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers)