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Arracht is a haunting tale of overcoming grief and the fight for survival. Set in Ireland, 1845, the film revolves around fisherman Colmán Sharkey, who takes in a stranger, Patsy, a former soldier, who arrives just ahead of the blight - a crop disease that caused the Great Plague, killing and displacing millions of Irish people. Arracht was filmed entirely on the remote west coast of Ireland in Connemara.

“Tom Sullivan’s fiercely impressive feature debut is a character-driven thriller that 

explores grief and despair during one of Ireland’s most infamous hardships.” - Steven, Film Ireland

“This well acted and beautifully scored film is born of the land itself; an austere and 

implacable drama about finding hope when all else is lost.” - Patrick Gamble, Little White Lies

“Instinctively the viewer shivers as Colman confronts his fate - rarely has a film felt this chilled to the bone.” - Screen Daily

"This is chiefly a character study of one man's humanity in the face of grief but it echoes the wider trauma of a nation that was decimated by hunger.” - Amber Wilkinson, EyeForFilm 

  • Year
  • Runtime
    90 minutes
  • Language
    English, Irish
  • Country
  • Director
    Tom Sullivan
  • Cast
    Dónall Ó Héalaí, Saise Ní Chuinn, Dara Devaney, Michael McElhatton, Peter Coonan, Seán T. Ó Meallaigh