- 15 Jan 18
The Irish revenge story, set during the height of the Famine, will receive its world premiere at next month's Berlin International Film Festival.
Black 47 stars Hugo Weaving (Hacksaw Ridge, The Lord of the Rings, The Matrix) and Jim Broadbent, (Harry Potter, Iris) and the prolific Irish actor Stephen Rea (The Crying Game, Michael Collins,).
The Berlin International Film Festival runs from February 15-25. Black 47 follows the likes of The Guard, The Butcher Boy and The Boxer in having its premiere at the festival.
The film also features a number of up-and-coming, young Irish actors, including Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk, The Killing of a Sacred Deer), Moe Dunford (Vikings, Patrick’s Day) and Sarah Greene (Noble, Penny Dreadful).
Black 47 was directed by Lance Daly, one of Ireland’s most acclaimed directors. His breakout feature Kisses was named the Best Feature Film at the Galway Film Fleadh, Foyle and Miami film festivals, was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and the Golden Leopard at Locarno.
According to IFTN, Black 47's lead producer Macdara Kelleher called it an "honour" to be premiering the film at one of the world's most prestigious film festivals. "There’s a strong history of major films launching in Berlin and we can’t wait for the world to see this epic Irish famine story”
— Berlinale (@berlinale) January 15, 2018