The Wind That Shakes the Barley is a 2006 Ken Loach film set during the Irish War of Independence (1919Ã¢â?¬â??21) and the Irish Civil War (1922Ã¢â?¬â??3). Written by long-time Loach collaborator Paul Laverty, this drama tells the story of two County Cork brothers, played by Cillian Murphy and PÃ?Â¡draic Delaney, who join the Irish Republican Army to fight for Irish independence from Great Britain. Widely praised, the film won the Palme d'Or at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. Loach's biggest box office success to date, the film did well around the world and set a record in Ireland as the highest-grossing Irish-made independent film ever.