The Flag

The Flag - Irish Film Festa

Ireland, 2016

Director: Declan Recks; screenplay: Eugene O’Brien; cinematography: Cathal Watters; editing: Dermot Diskin; music: Stephen McKeon; production design: Mark Kelly; costumes: Allison Byrne; casting: Colin Jones; producers: Robert Walpole, Rebecca O’Flanagan; production company: Treasure Entertainment; Irish location: Dublin; running time: 85’

Cast: Pat Shortt, Moe Dunford, Simone Kirby, Ruth Bradley, Brian Gleeson, Peter Campion, Gary Lydon, Bosco Hogan, Donal O’Kelly, Ronan Leahy



Harry Hambridge is a down-on-his-luck paddy living in London. In one day he loses his job, father and beloved pet hamster, Mouse. On returning home to bury his father, he finds a statement from his Grandfather, claiming that it was he who raised the flag over the GPO during the 1916 Rising, which now hangs upside-down in an army barracks in England. Too long used to the mockery of his life, he sets out with his motley crew to find that fecking flag and maybe his passion for life along the way.