Edinburgh International Film Festival set to open with the World Premiere of Tommy’s Honour

The 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival will open with the drama ‘Tommy’s Honour‘ on 15th June 2016.
‘Tommy’s Honour’ tells the story of Tom Morris’ (Peter Mullan – ‘Trainspottng’) relationship with his son Tommy (Jack Lowden – ‘War & Peace’) who showed a remarkable talent of his own and matched his father’s sporting achievements. However, despite their shared passion, father and son clash over the unwritten rules of social class, culminating in Tommy’s marriage to a woman of lower standing who hides a shameful secret in her past. Tommy must choose between family loyalty and his dreams of forging his own path with the woman he loves beside him. Sam Neill (Jurassic Park) also stars as Alexander Boothby. 

Director Jason Connery commented: “It’s so exciting! I remember standing in the middle of a field in Fife during the shoot and saying to Peter and Jack, ‘Tommy’s Honour‘ might get into the Edinburgh International Film Festival, not in our wildest dreams did we think it would be the Opening Gala opening. That’s fantastic!”

Producer Bob Last adds: “It’s an honour to be back at EIFF for an Opening Gala, it means a lot to have Mark Adams and his team’s support for Jason Connery and our fantastic cast’s telling of an iconic Scottish story. We look forward to introducing our film to Scotland and to the Gala being the first step in taking ‘Tommy’s Honour’ to an international audience.”

 Producer Keith Banks also said: “Our film is a multi-faceted story that resonates across universal themes including father/son relationships, class struggle, deep romantic love, family love and love of a game and a culture. We are thrilled to be able to first showcase ‘Tommy’s Honour ‘to a live audience at such a respected international gathering via our world premiere at EIFF.”

 Mark Adams, EIFF Artistic Director commented: “We are proud to be staging the world premiere of ‘Tommy’s Honour’. It is a beautifully made film packed with memorable moments and terrific performances and reflects perfectly our intention to keep on bringing great Scottish projects to our audience.”

 Tickets go on sale at 12pm on Wednesday 27th April.

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