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DIRECTOR Jason Connery
CAST Ophelia Lovibond, Sam Neill, Peter Mullan, Jack Lowden

The true story of the family drama behind the father and son from St Andrews who ushered in the modern game of golf.

With stunning Scottish landscape as a background, this is the true story of the challenging relationship between ‘Old’ Tom and ‘Young’ Tommy Morris, the father and son team who ushered in the modern game of golf. Directed by Jason (son of Sean) Connery, this moving film addresses much more than sport, exploring issues of tradition, class, family and the bonds between father and son.
(2016 UK / USA 112 mins)

It is a multi-faceted, personal and affecting journey through a family’s life told with warmth, reverence and frequently wry humour by director Jason Connery. Further, it is an inspection of Victorian Britain’s rigid class system, stringent religious prejudice, and generational conflict, but above all the joys and conflict of a father’s relationship with his eldest son … Mullan, with features as weathered and rugged as any links course, is on perennially fine form but it is Lowden who really stamps his mark. Mischievous eyes that initially display boyish exuberance will latterly glaze over with bitter sorrow and the young actor’s dynamic turn is deeply moving. Though it may tell of one family’s story in the late nineteenth century, and the superb costume and period attention to detail are firmly rooted in its time and place, the case that Tommy’s Honour makes for breaking tradition, being true to oneself and challenging authority establishes thematic ties that are timeless.  Matthew Anderson, CineVue

BBFC advice: Contains mild bad language, sex references and distressing scenes
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