New George Best film set for release this month

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George Best remains one of the most naturally gifted footballers the world has ever seen.

Famously called the ‘best player in the world’ by Pelé, Best galvanised Manchester United’s five-year recovery from the tragedy of the Munich air crash in 1958.

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.

Now a new film titled George Best:All By Himself will bring the magic of The Belfast Boy to a whole new generation of football fans.

Commissioned by the BBC and made by Fine Point Films (the acclaimed team behind Bobby Sands: 66 Days), the biopic will deliver a heart-breaking portrait of one of the world’s truly great sporting talents.

You can watch the new trailer for Best (George Best: All By Himself) by clicking on the following link.

The film will have its Irish premiere in conjunction with the Belfast Film Festival on Thursday 16th February in Movie House Dublin Road.

This will be followed by a screening at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival on Saturday 18th February in Cineworld Dublin.

Director Dan Gordon and producer Trevor Birney will attend both screenings and will take part in post-screening Q&A’s. The film will then go on general release in Ireland and the UK on Friday 24th February.

The documentary which had its world premiere at the BFI London International Film Festival in October, was produced by Trevor Birney, John Battsek and Brendan J. Byrne for Fine Point Films, Passion Pictures, VeryMuchSo Productions and ESPN Films, with support from Northern Ireland Screen and BBC Television.

Tickets for the screening in Belfast on Thursday 16th February, Movie House Dublin Road, 6.30pm are on sale now: http://tinyurl.com/jj8lp5m

Tickets for the screening in Dublin on Saturday 18th February, Cineworld Dublin, 8.45pm are on sale now: http://www.diff.ie/festival/film/best