The Wind That Shakes the Barley (15)

WHEN Ken Loach decided to make a film about the IRA you would have bet your last penny on it being a beguiling piece of cinema. It certainly is. Starring Cillian Murphy, the film follows two brothers fighting alongside each other during the Irish war of I

WHEN Ken Loach decided to make a film about the IRA you would have bet your last penny on it being a beguiling piece of cinema. It certainly is.

Starring Cillian Murphy, the film follows two brothers fighting alongside each other during the Irish war of Independence only to find themselves on opposite sides in the subsequent civil war.

The Wind That Shakes the Barley is a powerful piece of dramatic cinema which covers a very sensitive issue with due care and attention.

4/5