PREVIEW: The Phantom of the Open (12A)

WHO’S IN IT?

Mark Rylance (Don’t Look Up), Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water), Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill), Jake Davies (X+Y), Christian Lees (Tale of Tales), Jonah Lees (The Infidel), Mark Lewis Jones (Trespass Against Us), Johann Myers (The Bank Job)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Craig Roberts (Eternal Beauty), director; Simon Farnaby (Paddington 2), writer; Kate Glover (Slaughtered), Nichola Martin (Powder Room) and Tom Miller (film debut), producers; Isobel Waller-Bridge (Munich – The Edge of War), composer; Kit Fraser (Under the Shadow), cinematographer; Jonathan Amos (Baby Driver), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

In 1976, middle-aged crane operator Maurice Flitcroft (Rylance) decides to enter the British Open, despite having never played a round of golf in his life. Driven by his endless optimism and self-belief, Flitcroft manages to qualify for the tournament at the highest level of the sport, earning the anger of its most elite members but also making him a British folk hero in the eyes of the public…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Oscar-winner Mark Rylance delivers a sweet and endearing comedic lead turn in director Craig Roberts’ hilarious portrayal of Britain’s worst golf player.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 18TH MARCH 2022

WHERE CAN I FIND IT?

IN CINEMAS NATIONWIDE

 

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