REEL FILMS: THIS SPORTING LIFE (12A)

Date Time
Sat 4th June 4.30pm

Dir: Lindsay Anderson | UK | 1963 | 128 mins
Cast: Richard Harris, Rachel Roberts, Alan Badel

Adapted by David Storey from his own novel, directed by Lindsay Anderson and produced by Karel Reisz, This Sporting Life remains one of the most well-regarded films of the British New Wave. Richard Harris (Oscar nominated for his astonishing performance) stars as Frank, a young coal miner in Wakefield whose spirited, aggressive streak brings him considerable success in his local rugby league, but brings him more difficulty off the pitch – particularly in his relationship with his landlady Margaret (Rachel Roberts). Gritty, uncompromising and vital, This Sporting Life is a brilliant and blistering film.

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