This month, Hymn of Hate directed by Matt Kennard will screen as part of this years Fastnet Film Festival.

The Fastnet Film Festival takes place every year in the picturesque sailing village of Schull on the south-west coast of Ireland. They screen short films from all over the world and invite industry professionals to share their knowledge with our visiting filmmakers. ‘Our Village is Our Screen’.

Hymn of Hate takes its title from the Ernst Lissauer poem of the same name. A nationalistic and patriotic hymn, written during WW1 to stir up a tribal hatred of the English. ‘…We have all but a single hate, We love as one, we hate as one…’.

Set in No Man’s Land at The Somme during WW1, Hymn of Hate is a poignant and never more relevant film, made to coincide with the centenary of the end of the Great War.

Learn more about the festival here.

Watch the Hymn of Hate trailer here.

Hymn of Hate on IMDb