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๐˜ผ๐™ง๐™ง๐™–๐™˜๐™๐™ฉ' Irish Language feature film opens THIS FRIDAY ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฑ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ข๐—ฐ๐˜

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A new Irish language feature film will be released in cinemas nationwide on THIS FRIDAY 15th October.   Arracht is written and directed by Tom O'Sullivan with Donal Ni Healai in the starring role It is backed by Screen Ireland and TG4 and was Ireland's Oscar contender this year for Best International Film.

The film blends the story of Ireland's politics and tragic history with more modern elements of genre conventions while using the Irish Language in a genre tale that appeals to and captivates a contemporary audience.

Arracht is released nationwide on Friday October 15th and we are delighted to be bringing screenings to a cinema in your locality. Make sure to mark the date in the school diary! If you or any of your colleagues have an interest in making a booking of 40+ students, we can arrange this for you with your local cinema. For very large numbers (100+) preview screenings may be available depending on your location so feel free to get in touch with me about this.

You can watch the trailer below and please see attached our official letter which we would be delighted for you to forward on to your colleagues at this school or others.

Trailer link: https://youtu.be/jYmZ8mPrm5A

SEE LETTER TO SCHOOLS BELOW:

Dear Teacher,

We are very excited to announce the release of Irish language feature film, ARRACHT (cert 12A). A bracingly authentic and tender story about finding hope when all else is lost, ARRACHT is written and directed by Tom O'Sullivan featuring Dรณnall O'Hรฉalaรญ in the starring role. Produced by Cรบรกn MacConghail and backed by Screen Ireland and TG4 , the film was Ireland's Oscar contender for Best International Film this year.

ARRACHT tells the story of Colmรกn Sharkey, fisherman, father and husband living on the wild shores of Connemara in 1845 as The Great Hunger descends. As land taxes rise and crops rot Colmรกn confronts his landlord. The night ends in deadly violence and Colmรกn is forced to go on the run, hunted for crimes he did not commit. As the years pass in solitude, Colmรกn returns to the mainland and encounters a young girl, Kitty, and a life-saving friendship develops.

Filmed entirely on location in Connemara with a beautiful score from Emmy-nominated Irish group Kรญla and boasting a wide cast of Irish actors, ARRACHT is a stunning debut from writer-director Tom Sullivan that blends Irelandโ€™s tragic history with more modern elements of genre conventions. We have a number of upcoming screenings suitable for schools for ages 12yrs and over Key points of interest include: ๏‚ท

  • The use of Irish language in a genre story that captivates and appeals to a contemporary audience
  •  History and politics of an Ireland decimated by famine and the economic and social struggles inflicted on a population deprived of a source of food and labour
  • Character education, reflected in Colmรกns efforts to retain his morality in a society under immense pressure.

ARRACT is released nationwide on Friday October 15th and we are delighted to be bringing screenings to a cinema in your locality.

If you or any of your colleagues have an interest in making a booking of 40+ students, we can arrange this for you with your local cinema.

For references as to how ARRACHT is being received, we have included several press reviews demonstrating the positive reactions to the film. Eye for Film โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜… Sunday Independent โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜… โ€œBracingly authentic, a powerful impactโ€ Screen Daily โ€œUnmissable. A beautifully crafted murder balladโ€ The Irish Times I hope that these opportunities are of interest to you. If I can be of any further interest in answering any questions you may have about the film, please do not hesitate to contact me. I would also be happy to put you in contact with your nearest cinema to arrange your booking. Kind regards, Emma Fagan Breakout Pictures 085 8183340 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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