Black 47 announced as the opening film of ADIFF

Posted January 25, 2018 by Suzanne Murray in News
Black 47
Black 47

The Irish feature film BLACK 47 directed by Lance Daly (Kisses, Life’s A Breeze) has been announced as the opening Gala of the upcoming Audi Dublin International Film Festival on Wednesday 21st February.

The film, which is an action movie set during the Great Irish Famine, stars Hugo Weaving (Hacksaw Ridge, the Lord of the Rings, Matrix and Transformers franchises) and Jim Broadbent, (Oscar®winner for Iris) and the prolific Irish screen and stage actor Stephen Rea.  Joining them are rising international actors James Frencheville (Animal Kingdom, The Drop) and Freddie Fox (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword) along with a strong young Irish cast including Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk, The Killing of a Sacred Deer), Moe Dunford (Vikings, Patrick’s Day) and Sarah Greene (Noble, Penny Dreadful).

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 reunite 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 that has brutalised his people and where there seems to be no law and order. 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 a destructive path to avenge his family.

Find out more about the opening Gala screening of Black 47 and purchase tickets on the ADIFF website.