Watch the new trailer for Tom Sullivan’s famine drama Arracht
Break Out PicturesBreak Out Pictures is a new Irish film and event cinema distribution company founded by Nell Roddy and Robert McCann Finn. More has released the trailer for Tom Sullivan’s Irish-language drama, Arracht, which they are releasing in Irish cinemas on April 3rd.
The film is set at the beginning of the Great Hunger in 1845, and centres on a man (Dónall Ó Healaí) who loses everything and is accused of a murder. After being on the run for three years, he attempts to rebuild his life with the help of a mysterious girl. That is before his past comes back to haunt him.
Arracht is the debut feature of writer/director Tom Sullivan, best known for his acting work and his short films. The film is produced by Macalla Teo and funded by Fís Éireann / Screen IrelandFís Éireann/Screen Ireland (FÉ/SI) is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry., TG4, and the BAI, with support from Section 481Section 481 of the Taxes Consolidation Act provides for corporation tax relief for investment in films by companies up to 32% of eligible Irish expenditure. More under the Cine4 scheme.
The film will Irish premiere at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film FestivalFounded in 2003, the Dublin International Film Festival sets the agenda of the year with its programme of outstanding Irish and international film. More on February 28th, before taking part in the VMDIFF Festival Tour In association with access>Cinema, and with the support of the Arts Council. Arracht will travel to six venues outside Dublin as part of the Festival tour.
Mon 2 Mar, Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire Tue 3 Mar, Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford Thu 5 Mar, Sligo Film Society @ The Model, Sligo Sat 7 Mar, Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Kildare TBC, Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Meath TBC, Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Louth