Film Club – December 5 – Black ’47 (2018)

Monday 5th December 7.30pm

Film makers have avoided the Irish Famine, but the Irish director Lance Daly has grasped the nettle and his epic thriller Black ’47 is set against the backdrop of the Great Hunger in the style of a revenge western. Feeney, a soldier who has been serving in the British Army abroad, returns to Ireland and finds his family dead and the country devastated. With little else to live for, he sets out on a destructive path to avenge his family, systematically working his way up the political and social hierarchy of 19th Century Ireland.

Critics have lavished praise on Black ‘47:

“It’s The Outlaw Josey Wales with more rain and fewer Comanche”.
Irish Times

“Daly walks a tight line between authentic, historical piece and riveting action-Western…intelligent and highly entertaining.”
The Upcoming