Magazine article Screen International

1986 World Cup Revisited in Shooting for Socrates

Magazine article Screen International

1986 World Cup Revisited in Shooting for Socrates

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Cast includes John Hannah and Richard Dormer; Metro International handles sales.

Shooting is underway in Belfast on Shooting For Socrates, about the 1986 World Cup when Northern Ireland met Brazil in the finals.

Victoria Gregory of New Black Films is producing. James Erskine (One Night In Turin) directs. Marie Jones wrote the script.

Metro International handles sales

The cast features John Hannah, Jackie Fullerton, Richard Dormer, Art Parkinson and Bronagh Gallagher in the story of the Northern Ireland team's momentous World Cup performance that year, through the eyes of players, fans (including a 10-year-old boy from East Belfast) and journalists. The film also includes the 'wit and wisdom' of Brazilian footballer Socrates de Souza.

The film has been shooting on location in Belfast for the past two weeks including at Windsor Park; and will shoot the Mexico-set scenes in Spain.

Development support came from Channel4's 4Rights and Northern Ireland Screen. …

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