#IrishFilm: Neil Jordan’s Michael Collins gets 20th anniversary release in Irish cinemas from March 18th

Warner Bros. Pictures has announced that the award–winning historical epic Michael Collins will be back in Irish cinemas for a limited period in a new digital format from March 18th, screening in 60 cinemas across Ireland.

The Oscar® and BAFTA nominated film is directed by Neil Jordan and stars Liam Neeson, Julia Roberts, Stephen Rea, and Alan Rickman in a thrilling biopic that won Liam Neeson the Best Actor prize at the Evening Standard British Film Awards for his towering title role as the Irish freedom fighter Michael Collins.

With a cast including Brendan Gleeson, Charles Dance, Ian Hart and Aidan Quinn, a haunting score featuring Sinead O’Connor and masterful camerawork by Chris Menges, this is a film Time Out called writer/director Neil Jordan’s “most ambitious and satisfying movie”.

Michael Collins tells the powerful, turbulent story of one of Ireland’s most controversial patriots and revolutionary heroes, known as ‘The Lion Of Ireland’, who leads his countrymen in their fight for independence. Set in the early 20th Century, when a monumental history of oppression and bloodshed had divided Ireland and its people, the film covers the bloody 1916 Easter Uprising, when Irish revolutionaries surrendered to the overwhelming military power of the British forces and Collins was arrested. Upon his release, he takes leadership of the Irish independence movement and strives to create a free and peaceful country.

Michael Collins plays nationwide from Friday, March 18th.