Keswick Film Club - The Wind That Shakes The Barley

Sunday 8th October 5:00 PM

The Wind That Shakes The Barley 

Director: Ken Loach Country: UK/Ireland
Cert: 15 Year: 2005 Length: 124 mins

Audience Reaction

Score: 80.36% Attendance: 179

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Synopsis

Ireland 1920: workers from field and country unite to form volunteer guerrilla armies to face the ruthless "Black and Tan" squads that are being shipped from Britain to block Ireland's bid for independence.

Driven by a deep sense of duty and love for his country, Damien abandons his burgeoning career as a doctor and joins his brother, Teddy, in a dangerous and violent fight for freedom.

As the freedom fighters' bold tactics bring the British to breaking point, both sides finally agree to a treaty to end the bloodshed. But, despite the apparent victory, civil war erupts and families who fought side by side find themselves pitted against one another as sworn enemies, putting their loyalties to the ultimate test.

Palme D'or - 2006

Critics

open_quote A fine piece of cinema. Stirring. close_quote WENDY IDE, THE TIMES



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