Borstal Boy

Directed by Peter Sheridan On the 1st of March

Ireland/UK - 2000- Color - 91' - English and Irish with English subtitles
With Shawn Hatosy, Michael York, and Eva Birthistle

Nye Heron and Peter Sheridan
Ciarán Tanham
Stephen O'Connell
Produced by :
: Strand releasing
Read moreRead less


A biopic of the period in 1941 during which Irish writer Brendan Behan spent in juvenile prison in England after being arrested while on a bombing mission from Ireland to Liverpool. In prison, Behan is forced to live face-to-face with those he perceived as “the enemy,” a confrontation that reveals a deep inner conflict in the young Brendan and forces a self-examination that is both traumatic and revealing.
*This feature film will be preceded by the screening of a series of three short films by director Ken Wardrop: “Farwell Packets of Ten” (2007, 4′, colour, English), “Undressing my Mother” (2004, 5′, colour, English), and “Scoring” (2007, 3′, colour, English)*

Director biography


Peter Sheridan (born 1952) is an Irish playwright, screenwriter and director. His plays have a lyrical, vivid style amid tough dialog highlighting the difficulty and the promise of life in Ireland’s capital. In 1980 he was writer-in-residence in the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, and his short film, The Breakfast, won several European awards. He is the brother of the film director Jim Sheridan.


Metropolis projects are supported by

  • logo 0