Guests of a Nation is set during the Irish War of Independence. It depicts the unlikely friendship of four men living in a secluded farmhouse. Bonaparte and Noble are members of the IRA, fighting to free their country from the tyranny of British rule. Hawkins and Belcher are British soldiers taken prisoner during the war and being held captive in the farmhouse. Despite the war raging outside, the four become friends over late-night poker games and religious debates. The real world, however, can never be held at bay forever. One night, Bonaparte is ordered to assist in the execution of his British captives, and he and Noble are forced to choose between loyalty to their country and loyalty to those they no longer consider enemies.
In high school, I read Frank O’Connor’s short story, “Guest of a Nation” in my Philosophy class. The story was so beautifully haunting that it stuck with me years. Last year, I finally got my chance to adapt it for the screen. We have worked hard all summer and fall to get to this point and will continue to work hard until “Guests of a Nation” has come to fruition.
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