Director: Steve McQueen
The body is the last resource for protest.
In 1981 Bobby Sands, an Irish Republican, starved himself to death as a protest against the British government. He died painfully and - in the eyes of the IRA - as a martyr. Hunger unrelentingly depicts the last months of his life in Belfast's Maze prison, where the motives and moralities of Bobby and the other prisoners are not only a representation of the troubles of the time, they are the heart of it.
Hunger is the first feature film from visual artist Steve McQueen, who shows his hand here as a new force in cinema.
“It's not about right or wrong, bad or good, or the devil and heaven. If you can answer it, then you must be God - I am not.” - filmmaker Steve McQueen.
Winner of the Camera d'Or prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival
D Steve McQueen P Laura Hastings-Smith, Robin Gutch S Enda Walsh, Steve McQueen Dist Icon TD 35mm/2008/96mins