Sunday, November 29, 2020

ARRACHT 19TH CENTURY EPIC DRAMA TO REPRESENT IRELAND IN THE INTERNATIONAL OSCAR RACE! JIM CRACE'S HISTORICAL NOVEL HARVEST GETS A MOVIE ADAPTATION

  JIM CRACE'S HARVEST  
TO BECOME MEDIAEVAL MOVIE
Jim Crace's novel will become a movie
Two European projects for you this sleepy weekend (don't forget to return tomorrow for a spotlight on something historical coming from Italy), starting with fresh news coming from Cineuropa: Greek director Athina Rachel Tsangari will turn Jim Crace's 2013 historical novel HARVEST into a movie. Ken Loach's studio will be involved in the adaptation of the story set in a medieval village in England where it follows the villagers’ reaction to three newcomers, who become scapegoats in a time of economic turmoil. The cast will be announced later on, so stay tuned for the updates if this project interests you or buy the book.

 ARRACHT DRAMA TRAILER  
A MOVIE THAT WILL REPRESENT IRELAND IN OSCAR RACE
Arracht is out this month in Ireland
Ireland has chosen the film that will represent them in the international Oscar race. The Irish language movie ARRACHT directed and written by Tom Sullivan, starring Dónall Ó Héalai, Dara Devaney, Michael McElhatton and newcomer Saise Ní Chúinn, is set in Ireland, 1845 on the eve of The Great Hunger. Colmán Sharkey, a fisherman, a father, a husband, takes in a stranger at the behest of a local priest. Patsy, a former soldier in the Napoleonic wars arrives just ahead of 'the blight,' a disease that eventually wipes out the country's potato crop, contributing to the death and displacement of millions. As the crops rot in the fields, Colmán, his
Arracht means Monster in Irish language
brother and Patsy travel to the English Landlord's house to request a stay on rent increases that Colmán predicts will destroy his community. His request falls deaf ears and Patsy's subsequent actions set Colmán on a path that will
The film was both written and helmed by Tom Sullivan
take him to the edge of survival, and sanity. It is only upon encountering an abandoned young girl that Colmán's resolve is lifted. Just in time for the darkness of his past to pay another visit. 

12 comments:

  1. Not my kinda thing but, I do like the cover. 🙂

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    1. Maybe they will cast some hot English chaps!

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  2. I would check out a movie or show set in Ireland or Scotland. I've never been to either place and would love the scenery.

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    1. Two of the most beautiful countries in the world, probably.

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  3. That sounds like heartache after heartache. Starvation has to a horrible way to go. It's so sad to think about all those who passed from starvation due to the loss of the potato crops. The past two books I've read had a child or infant that died of starvation and the image my brain made of the scene has been haunting me!

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    1. It is horrible, back when US dropped embargo on us in the 90s we did not have any of the basic produce - oil, flour, sugar, so we've experienced hunger over here, we had babies dying in hospitals because of the embargo... and that was not of natural cause, but political. My family lived on the things we grew then, we did not have anything bought for years back then.

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    1. The damn prices are up, that is what is sadly up these days...

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  5. The potato famine was truly horrible for Ireland. There is a memorial of statues, I believe in Dublin, paying tribute to those who suffered through that horrible time. I will watch this film. Even with the sad subject matter, I have a longing for Ireland very strongly lately. I hope they show a lot of the country's beautiful scenery.

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    1. I have a feeling the scenery will be dark in this one to reflect the story.

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  6. Romulus looks epic...and I've been to Ireland some years ago, what a gorgeous country...To see!

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