Tuesday the 30th of September, in the Irish Film Institute, Temple Bar, Dublin. Talk: 16.00 hrs, Screening: 18.30 hrs, Adm: €5 (incl. tea & coffee)


It’s been 20 years since Mel Gibson brought Hollywood to Ireland by shooting his medieval epic on Irish soil. This powerful, historically based narrative sees iconic Scottish rebel William Wallace (Gibson), outraged by the brutality of British invaders, dedicate his life to uniting Scotland’s tribal clans and lead them in their battle for freedom from Britain.

Ireland is well represented throughout with lush Wicklow, Kildare and Meath locations and a wildly hirsute supporting cast lead by Brendan Gleeson and over 1,500 Irish Defence Forces extras in the film’s spectacular battle sequences.

This screening will be complemented by an Afternoon Talk by the Curator of Irish Military History, National Museum of Ireland, Captain Lar Joye of the Reserve Defence Forces, will be giving a talk on the positive impact 'Braveheart' had on the Irish movie industry, due in part to the involvement of the Irish Defence Forces. Both events mark the IFI’s ongoing collaboration with Dublin City Council's Festival of History.