‘The wind that shakes the barley’ (15)
Friday 22nd February, Hoylake Community Centre, Hoyle Road, Hoylake
Doors open: 6.30, film starts: 7.30
Hoylake Community Cinema’s February screening will be Ken Loach’s political drama ‘The Wind that Shakes the Barley.’
Winner of the top ‘Palme d’Or prize’ at the Canne Film Festival in 2006, and written by Loach collaborator Paul Laverty, the film is about the Irish fight for independence in the 1920’s and the war against the British. Speaking at the festival, Loach said it was a story he felt he had to tell.
The story begins in Cork, in 1920’s Ireland. Damien O’Donovan is a young man set to embark on a career as a doctor in London. But after witnessing the brutal murder of a young friend at the hands of the black and tans, and the intimidation of a train guard by members of the British Army, he agrees to abandon his plans and join his brother Teddy in the Irish Republican Army.
Bitter violence on both sides ensues, but in 1921 it seems that a compromise may be possible with the creation of the Irish Free State. But this only serves to divide the IRA and the civil war leads to tragic consequences.
This profoundly moving film will shock audiences as they see the atrocities that blighted 1920’s Ireland and the emotional turbulence suffered every day by Irish men and women.
Tickets cost £5 and are available from Urbane Market Street, Staacks Banks Road, West Kirby and Hoylake Community Centre.
Also available online at www.hoylakecommunitycinema.co.uk or on the door on the night. Hoylake Community Centre has full disabled access and is induction loop enabled for the hard of hearing.
A licensed bar and homemade snacks will be available and we will also be holding a quiz on the night with prizes.