In this Film Ireland podcast, Gemma Creagh talks to Tom Sullivan, Writer/Director of Arracht.
Arracht tells the story of Colmán Sharkey, a ﬁsherman, a father, a husband, living in Connemara in 1845 as The Great Hunger is about to fall on Ireland. As land taxes rise and crops rot Colmán confronts his Landlord, the night ends in deadly violence and Colman is forced to go on the run, hunted for crimes he did not commit. As the years pass in solitude, Colmán returns to the mainland and encounters a young girl, Kitty and a life-saving friendship develops.
Arracht is in cinemas from 15th October 2021.