Arracht (Film Still)

Part of the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival on tour


Director: Tom Sullivan
Ireland, 2019, 80 mins
Cast: Dónal Ó hÉalaí, Dara Devaney, Sean T. Ó Meallaigh, Elaine O’Dwyer

Ireland 1845 on the eve of the great famine. Colman Sharkey, a fisherman, father and husband, takes in a stranger at the behest of a local priest. As famine progresses, unable to protect his family, he is subsumed by darkness until a helpless little girl saves him from despair.

“Instinctively the viewer shivers as Colman confronts his fate – rarely has a film felt this chilled to the bone.”
Screen Daily

“This well acted and beautifully scored film is born of the land itself; an austere and implacable drama about finding hope when all else is lost.”
– LittleWhiteLies

Arracht had its world premiere at the 23rd PÖFF Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, in Estonia, on the 29th November 2019.



All screenings commence at 8pm, unless otherwise stated.
Attendance at a single screening: Adult €8 or Concession €6 on the door.