Men of the South
(Above from the incomparable Phoenix Magazine)
Ken Loach has just finished filming on his Irish War of Independence film (due for release in 2006) "The Wind That Shakes The Barley". Based on a Paul Laverty script, this epic will follow two brothers played by Cillian Murphy and Liam Cunningham as they fight British forces in an IRA flying column.
The Daily Telegraph has a short diary piece from Loach here. Empire (a UK film magazine) says:
"The Wind That Shakes The Barley is set during the Irish War of Independence, when the Irish finally threw off the yoke of the English oppressors. Or revolted against their lawful government, depending on your point of view."
Now, there's an interesting poll to take of the "Irish Blogosphere" - which view would you take?
We know how the Sashes over at A Tangled Web would answer, but how would, say, our Anglophile friends at the Freedom Institute reply - without incurring the disapproval of their English Tory mates?