As part of the series of films, plays and theatre for Freedom and Indepedence Theatre Festival, ‘The Wind That Shakes the Barley’ is a 2006 war drama film set during the Irish War of Independence and the Irish Civil War.
In 1920s Ireland young doctor, Damien O’Donovan (Cillian Murphy), prepares to depart for a new job in a London hospital. As he says his goodbyes at a friend’s farm, British Black and Tans arrive, and a young man is killed. Damien joins his brother Teddy (Padraic Delaney) in the Irish Republican Army, but political events are soon set in motion that tear the brothers apart.
Widely praised, winning the Palme d’Or at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, it was the highest-grossing Irish-made independent film for in the 2000s.
Book tickets for its showing on the evening of Wednesday 24 November.