"DOP Michael Lavelle manages some striking Belfast-based tableaux" Tara Brady, The irish Times
"Michael Lavelle is MVP on The Truth Commsissioner...a handsome film" Scannain
Adapted from the award-winning 2008 novel by David Park, the picture is produced in association with Northern Ireland Screen, BBC Northern Ireland, The Irish Film Board and The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. Set in a post-Troubles Northern Ireland, ‘The Truth Commissioner’ follows the fictional story of Henry Stanfield, played by Roger Allam, a career diplomat who has just been appointed as Truth Commissioner to Northern Ireland. The story revolves around the lives of three men who are directly or indirectly involved in the disappearance, 20 years earlier, of the fifteen-year-old Connor Roche. Stanfield calls the three men to testify: Francis Gilroy, played by Sean McGinley, a government minister and former IRA member; retired policeman James Fenton, played by Ian McElhinney, who recruited Connor as an informer; and Michael Madden, played by Barry Ward who, though now living in America, has come back to Belfast to admit to Roche’s murder.