The drama Tommy’s Honour will open the 70th edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival on Wednesday June 15th, 2016.
Shot entirely on location in Scotland, Tommy’s Honour is based on the true story of golfing pioneer and legend Tom Morris and his turbulent relationship with his son Tommy. 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 (Man Up), Peter Ferdinando (Hyena) and Sam Neill (Jurassic Park) in the role of Alexander Boothby.
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. That’s fantastic!”