The film adaptation of the story of Old and Young Tom Morris to screen in Australia.
We’ve had a few readers asking about when they will be able to see this movie, so it’s nice to share the news that ‘Tommy’s Honour’ will screen for the first time in Australia at the upcoming BBC FIRST British Film Festival beginning on October 25, 2016.
While not officially being released until next year, ‘Tommy’s Honour‘ was directed by Jason Connery, son of Sean Connery. Based on the book by Kevin Cook it tells the tale of golf’s founding father and son, Old and Young Tom Morris.
The film’s synopsis:
Set in Scotland in the late 19th century, Tommy’s Honour is a moving tale of the real-life founders of the modern game of golf, directed by Jason Connery (son of Sean Connery and Australian actor Diane Cilentro).
Tom Morris Sr (veteran Scottish actor Peter Mullan) is a legend at the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, one of the finest golfers of his era, and the greatest golf-course designer – but he is not considered a gentleman. He acts as a caddy and coach for the toffs who wager on his matches and give him some of the winnings. He is not allowed in the main clubhouse.
Brash young Tommy (Jack Lowden), prodigiously gifted as a player, is far less deferential. He wants a bigger share of the winnings and is prepared to talk back to supercilious club members such as Alexander Boothby (Sam Neill, in enjoyably sneering form).
When Tom makes a fatal misjudgement, he takes on a personal mission that carries him through the final decades of his life: that of honouring his son.
You can catch these special screenings at cinemas in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Check out screening times of ‘Tommy’s Honour’ in these cities through the British Film Festival website.