Tommy’s Honour set to open the Edinburgh International Film Festival

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The world premiere of the film which will open the 2016 Edinburgh International Film Festival, was shot entirely on location in Scotland is based on the true story of golfing pioneer and legend Tom Morris and his turbulent relationship with his son Tommy. 

Tommy’s Honour tells the story of Tom Morris’ relationship with his son Tommy, 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.

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!

The cast includes: acclaimed and award-winning actor Peter Mullan (Sunshine on Leith) and Olivier-winning Jack Lowden (War & Peace) take on the roles of father and son and lead a fantastic ensemble cast including Ophelia Lovibond (W1A), Peter Ferdinando (Hyena) and Sam Neill (Jurassic Park) in the role of Alexander Boothby. Key cast will be in attendance on Opening night.

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."

Tommy’s Honour will be shown at 8:55pm on Wednesday 15th June, with tickets on sale now.

The Edinburgh International Film Festival runs from Wednesday 15 to Sunday 26 June 2016, and selected tickets are now on sale. Find out more about Film Festival, including links to programme and ticketing details.

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