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George Best: All By Himself

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Synopsis

George Best, Northern Ireland’s legendary star remains one of the most naturally gifted footballers there has ever been. Famously called the ‘best player in the world’ by Pelé, George Best galvanised Manchester United’s five-year recovery from the tragedy of the Munich air crash. His skill and exuberance inspired them to win league titles and the European Cup, even though he was little more than a teenager.
Tragically, his career in the upper echelons of sport was over before he turned 29, the result of his bruising battle with alcoholism and the crushing pressure of modern fame. (After all, this was Britain in the frenzy of Beatle-mania and 1960s youth culture, where Best was dubbed ‘El Beatle’ by the world’s media.) (LFF brochure)
Official Selection BFI London Film Festival 2016 - Journey Strand - World premiere

Details

Year
2016
Type of film
Features
Running Time
90 mins
Director
Daniel Gordon
Producer
Trevor Birney, John Battsek, Brendan Byrne, Deirdre Fenton
Editor
Andy R. Worboys
Screenwriter
Peter Ettedgui
Director of Photography
Michael Timney, Danny Rohrer
Music
Tim Atack
Principal Cast
Onscreen appearances from: George Best, Angela Best, Alex Best, Jackie Glass, Eric McMordie, Anne Best, Matt Busby, Mike Summerbee, Hugh McIlvanney

Production Company

A Fine Point Films production with the support of BBC and ESPN

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58-60 Upper Arthur Street
Belfast
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Northern Ireland
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c/o Fine Point Films
2nd Floor Callender House
58-60 Upper Arthur Street
Belfast
BT1 4GJ
Northern Ireland
+44 (0)28 9031 5930
info@finepointfilms.com
http://www.finepointfilms.com