ARRACHT tells the story of Colmán Sharkey, a ﬁsherman, a father, a husband, living on the wild shores of Connemara in 1845 as The Great Hunger descends. As land taxes rise and crops rot Colmán confronts his landlord, the night ends in deadly violence and Colmán is forced to go on the run, hunted for crimes he did not commit. As the years pass in solitude, Colmán returns to the mainland and encounters a young girl, Kitty and a life-saving friendship develops.
"An austere and implacable drama about finding hope when all else is lost "- Little White Lies.
ARRACHT is a bracingly authentic and tender story about finding hope when all else is lost.
ARRACHT is written and directed by Tom Sullivan, featuring Dónall Ó Héalai in the starring role. It is produced by Cúán MacConghail of Macalla Teoranta and backed by Screen Ireland and TG4.