The UK and Irish trailer for Lance Daly’s (Kisses, Life’s a Breeze) feature film Black 47 has premiered online.
The film recently closed the Galway Film Fleadh and stars Hugo Weaving (Hacksaw Ridge), Jim Broadbent (Iris) and Stephen Rea (The Crying Game). The cast also includes James Frecheville (Animal Kingdom), Freddie Fox (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword), Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk), Moe Dunford (Michael Inside) and Sarah Greene (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 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.
The film’s screenplay was written by PJ Dillon (Rewind), Pierce Ryan (Standby), Eugene O’Brien (Eden) and Lance Daly (Life’s a Breeze, Kisses). It was produced by Macdara Kelleher for Fastnet Films with Tim O’Hair, Arcadiy Golubovich and Jonathan Loughran.
Black 47 was financed by Primemeridian Entertainment, the Irish Film Board, the Luxembourg Film Fund, Wildcard Distribution, Altitude, BAI, TV3, Eurimages, Umedia, Samsa Films and Fastnet Films.
The film will be released in the Republic of Ireland by Wildcard Distribution and Northern Ireland from Wednesday 5th September and in mainland Britain on 28th September 2018 by Altitude.