The political thriller The Truth Commissioner starring Roger Allam will be released in Irish cinemas on Friday 26th February following its screening at the Dublin International Film Festival (ADIFF) on Sunday 21st February.
Set in a post-troubles Northern Ireland, The Truth Commissioner follows the fictional story of Henry Stanfield (Allam), a career diplomat who has just been appointed as Truth Commissioner to Northern Ireland.
Co-starring Barry Ward, Sean McGinley, Conleth Hill, Ian McElihinney and Tom Goodman Hill, the story revolves around the lives of three men who are directly or indirectly involved in the disappearance, 20 years earlier, of the 15-year-old Connor Roche. Though Stanfield starts bravely, he quickly uncovers some bloody and inconvenient truths about those now running the country; truths which none of those in power are prepared to have revealed. Everyone claims to want the truth, but what is it going to cost, and who is going to pay for it?
Directed by Declan Recks (Eden) and adapted from David Park’s award winning novel ‘The Truth Commissioner’ by Eoin O’Callaghan, the film looks behind the rhetoric surrounding the Northern Ireland peace process and was filmed on location in Belfast, Derry and Dublin.
There will be a special screening of the film in Belfast’s Queens Film Theatre on 1st February as part of their ‘Made In Belfast’ series. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with cast and director.
The film was produced by David Collins for Samson Films, and Eoin O’Callaghan and Kevin Jackson for Big Fish Films with funding from Northern Ireland Screen, the Irish Film Board, BBC Northern Ireland and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.
The Truth Commissioner will be released in Irish cinemas by Wildcard Distribution on Friday, 26th February.
Tickets for ADIFF screening on Sunday 21st February can be booked online here: https://diff.ticketsolve.com/#/shows/873547449
Tickets for the Made in Belfast screening on Monday 1st February can be booked online here: http://www.queensfilmtheatre.com/films/truthcommissioner/
Irish politics is never thrilling.