Set in a post-troubles Northern Ireland, The Truth Commissioner follows the fictional story of Henry Stanfield (Roger Allam), a career diplomat who has just been appointed as Truth Commissioner to Northern Ireland.
Co-starring Barry Ward (Jimmy’s Hall), Sean McGinley (The General), Conleth Hill (‘Game of Thrones’), Ian McElhinney (‘Game of Thrones’) and Tom Goodman Hill (The Imitation Game), 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 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.
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.
Thanks to the fine people at Wildcard Distribution, we have 2 pairs of tickets to give away to a special opening night screening at the IFI with Q&A at 6.30pm on Friday, 26th February.
To be in with a chance of winning answer the following question:
Barry Ward starred in which 2014 Ken Loach film?
Email your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm Thursday 25th February when the film Ireland will resolve all conflicts and select the winners.
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