Sandy Duffy (Conleth Hill, Game of Thrones) leads a comfortable life in Belfast. He is a university professor and a regular guest on a popular television arts program, and his one novel, though published many years ago, is still in print and regarded a classic. But Sandy has a habit of nicking things. Shoplifting has become the one little thrill in his overly domesticated life — but when Sandy gets caught by security guard Robert (Stephen Graham, Boardwalk Empire), that life is turned inside out. [Synopsis courtesy of TIFF]
The story of Bobby Sands, the IRA member who led the 1981 hunger strike in which Republican prisoners tried to win political status. It dramatises events in the Maze prison in the six weeks prior to Sands’ death.