The backdrop for the Shooting for Socrates film is the 1986 Mexico World Cup. You know the one, or if you don’t, it’s when Northern Ireland took on the might of footballing royalty Brazil (and Spain and Algeria).
Sitting alongside the legendary Pat Jennings, Norman Whiteside and co was our very own Colin Clarke. He scored against Spain in a 2-1 loss and started against Brazil in a 3-0 loss in the final group game.
Shooting for Socrates, starring John Hannah, Conleth Hill, Richard Dormer and Nico Mirallegro, is a comedy drama about the story behind the team’s David and Goliath battle against Brazil. Set at the height of the Troubles, the film – from Oscar-winning producer Victoria Gregory (Senna, Man on Wire) and Emmy-nominated director James Erskine (Building Jerusalem, The Battle of the Sexes) – is a testament to the power of football to unite even the most divided peoples.
The film was released in cinemas earlier this year, Total Film gave it 4* and the film bible Sight and Sound called it “priceless stuff” – it’s out on DVD on 5th October and thanks to New Black Films you have the chance to win a copy of the DVD.
To win a copy of Shooting for Socrates simply answer the following question:
WHERE WAS THE 1986 WORLD CUP ORIGINALLY MEANT TO BE HELD?
C: Northern Ireland
Send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org with name and answer. Competition closes on 5th October 2015
GET 25% OFF SHOOTING FOR SOCRATES
If you don’t win you can buy the film direct from the distributor with a special discount of 25% off the RRP (£12.00 with discount) until the end of October. All you need to do is enter the PROMO CODE: S4S25