Directed by Steve McQueen On the 1st of March

Ireland/UK - 2008- Color - 96' - English and Irish with English subtitles
With Michael Fessbender and Stuart Graham

Enda Walsh and Steve McQueen
Sean Bobbitt
Joe Walker
Produced by :
: Film4
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Michael Fassbender plays Bobby Sands, the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) volunteer who led the second IRA hunger strike in 1981, in this dramatisation of the efforts by Republican prisoners to regain political status after it was revoked by the British government in 1976.
*This feature film will be preceded by the screening of the short film “Guns, Bees and Tadpoles” (2007, 5′, colour, English, with Arabic subtitles) dir.: John McCloskey*

Director biography


McQueen grew up in West London and went to Drayton Manor High School. He did an art A level at Hammersmith and West London College, then studied art and design at Chelsea College of Art and Design and then fine art at Goldsmiths College where he first became interested in film. He left Goldsmiths in 1993 and then studied briefly at the Tisch School in New York City. He found the approach there not experimental enough for him, however, complaining that “they wouldn’t let you throw the camera up in the air.”

festival & award

Winner at Cannes, Venice and the BAFTAs.