Thirty years of violence. Over 3700 deaths. One book.
Commemorating 50 years since the start of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, Lost Lives is a poignant testament to the physical and emotional cost of war. Based on the book Lost Lives, which records every single death and its circumstances since the beginning of the modern conflict, this heartfelt documentary is a cinematic homage to the victims, from all sides.
Powerfully narrated by famous Irish and Northern Irish actors, including Kenneth Branagh, Brendan Gleeson, Roma Downey, Liam Neeson, Bríd Brennan and Stephen Rea, the film weaves archive footage with recordings of family and friends responding to the devastating news of the death of loved ones.
A score performed by the Ulster Orchestra and striking cinematography complete this elegiac piece. The last entry in the book is Lyra McKee, a journalist who was fatally shot in 2019 – an essential reminder that peace can be a fragile process.
Kenneth Branagh, Bríd Brennan, Roma Downey, Adrian Dunbar, Michelle Fairley, Bronagh Gallagher, Brendan Gleeson, Dan Gordon, Conleth Hill, Ciarán Hinds, Susan Lynch, Des McAleer, Martin McCann, Ian McElhinney, Sean McGinley, James Nesbitt, Liam Neeson, Emer O’Connor, Stephen Rea, Judith Roddy, Michael Smiley and Bronagh Waugh
Produced and Directed by Dermot Lavery and Michael Hewitt. A DoubleBand Films production for BBC Northern Ireland and Northern Ireland Screen. 2019.
Tuesday 29th October 2019 at 7.30pm
£13 - Over 60s/Under16s/Students