The Truth Commissioner Opens This Friday With Special Screening in IFI

Posted February 24, 2016 by Suzanne Murray in News
The Truth Commissioner
The Truth Commissioner

Following on from its screening at the Dublin International Film Festival last weekend, the political thriller THE TRUTH COMMISSIONER starring Roger Allam (The Queen, V for Vendetta) will be released this Friday 26th February.

To celebrate its release the Irish Film Institute is holding a special Opening Night Event where the film’s director Declan Recks will attend a post-screening Q&A hosted by Dr Harvey O Brien from UCD.  This screening is on at 6.30pm and tickets are currently on sale on the Irish Film Institute website!

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 (Jimmy’s Hall), Sean McGinley (The General), Conleth Hill (Game of Thrones), Ian McElihinney (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 (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.

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 film is opening in the IFI and Queens Theatre Belfast this Friday and will screen in Mayo’s Movieworld on Monday.