Two women battle to save their sons' lives when they become caught up in the tragic Irish hunger strike of 1981.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Terry George

Written by: Terry George, Jim Sheridan

Produced by: Jim Sheridan, Arthur Lappin, Edward Burke

Cast: Helen Mirren (Kathleen Quigley), Fionnula Flanagan (Annie Higgins), Aldan Gillen (Gerard Quigley), David O'Hara (Frank Higgins), John Lynch (Bobby Sands), Tom Hollander (Farnsworth), Tim Woodward (Harrington)

Nominations and Awards

  • Young European Film 1996
  • Feature Film Selection 1996