Irish Film: Declan Recks’ The Truth Commissioner in Irish cinemas from February 26th
The political thriller The Truth Commissionerstarring Roger Allam (The Queen, V for Vendetta) will be released in Irish cinemas on Friday 26th February following its screening at the 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 (ADIFF) on Sunday 21st February.
Set in a post-troubles Northern Ireland, The Truth Commissioner follows the fictional story of Henry Stanfield (Allam), a career diplomat who has just been appointed as Truth Commissioner to Northern Ireland.
Co-starring Barry Ward (Jimmy’s Hall), Sean McGinley (The General), Conleth Hill (Game of Thrones), Ian McElihinney (Game of Thrones) and Tom Goodman Hill (The Imitation Game), the story revolves around the lives of three men who are directly or indirectly involved in the disappearance, 20 years earlier, of the 15-year-old Connor Roche. Though Stanfield starts bravely, he quickly uncovers some bloody and inconvenient truths about those now running the country; truths which none of those in power are prepared to have revealed. Everyone claims to want the truth, but what is it going to cost, and who is going to pay for it?
Directed by Declan Recks (Eden) and adapted from David Park’s award winning novel ‘The Truth Commissioner’ by Eoin O’Callaghan, the film looks behind the rhetoric surrounding the Northern Ireland peace process and was filmed on location in Belfast, Derry and Dublin.
There will be a special screening of the film in Belfast’s Queens Film Theatre this coming Monday (1st February) as part of their ‘Made In Belfast’ series. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with cast and director.
The film was produced by David Collins for Samson Films, and Eoin O’Callaghan and Kevin Jackson for Big Fish Filmswith funding from Northern Ireland Screen, the Irish Film BoardFís Éireann/Screen Ireland (FÉ/SI) is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry., BBC Northern Ireland and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.
The Truth Commissionerwill be released in Irish cinemas by Wildcard DistributionWildcard Distribution is an Irish film distributor established in early 2013 specialising in new and fresh approaches to distribution. More on Friday, 26th February.