In Partnership with Belfast Film Festival
Arracht is a haunting tale of overcoming grief and the fight for survival. Set in Ireland, 1845, the film revolves around fisherman Colmán Sharkey, who takes in a stranger, Patsy, a former soldier, who arrives just ahead of the blight - a crop disease that caused the Great Famine.
'Tom Sullivan’s fiercely impressive feature debut is a character-driven thriller that explores grief and despair during one of Ireland’s most infamous hardships.' - Steven, Film Ireland
'This well acted and beautifully scored film is born of the land itself; an austere and implacable drama about finding hope when all else is lost.' - Patrick Gamble, Little White Lies
'Instinctively the viewer shivers as Colman confronts his fate - rarely has a film felt this chilled to the bone.' - Screen Daily
'This is chiefly a character study of one man's humanity in the face of grief but it echoes the wider trauma of a nation that was decimated by hunger.' - Amber Wilkinson, EyeForFilm