The Phantom of the Open (2022)

Opens in June

Director: Craig Roberts Run Time: 102 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2022

Starring: Mark Lewis Jones, Mark Rylance, Rhys Ifans, Sally Hawkins, Simon Farnaby

Country: United Kingdom
Language: English

About the film:

World Premiere at the 2021 BFI London Film Festival. Maurice Flitcroft, a dreamer and unrelenting optimist, managed to gain entry to The British Open Golf Championship qualifying in 1976 and subsequently shot the worst round in Open history, becoming a folk hero in the process.

“a winning, likeable, zero-to-kinda-hero tale”

—Ian Freer for Empire Online

About the filmmakers:

Craig Roberts is a Welsh writer, director, and actor with acclaimed roles in projects like The Story of Tracy Beaker, Amazon Studios’ Red Oaks with Ben Stiller, and Submarine (2010), for which he won ALFS’ Young British Performer of the Year award. Roberts wrote and starred in his directorial debut, the coming-of-age film Just Jim (2015), which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival. 

Adapted by Simon Farnaby from the non-fiction book he co-wrote with Scott Murray, The Phantom of the Open was nominated for Best International Feature at the 2022 Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

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