Playing Away

The Caribbean Brixton Conquistadores are a cricket team from London made up of West Indian immigrants. When the Conquistadores are invited to play a charity game against a rural Suffolk village side to cap off celebrations of “Third World Week”, members of both teams have their reservations. What is meant to be a genial weekend in the country produces unexpected results, both on and off the field of play.

Directed by pioneering Trinidad-born filmmaker Horace Ové from a screenplay by novelist Caryl Phillips, Playing Away is a comedy of manners that explores and undermines various stereotypes even as it links two similar-yet-different cultures. The film features a brilliant performance from the late Norman Beaton (Desmond of the hit TV series Desmond’s).

Playing Away (1987)

Region:

UK

Language:

English

Rating:

PG

Director(s):

Horace Ové

Showtimes:

Sat 25 Sep 2021, ALL DAY *, Horace Ové Retrospective Free Screening

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Horace Ové

Born in Trinidad in 1939, Horace Ové has the distinction of being the first black filmmaker to direct a feature-length film in the United Kingdom (Pressure, 1975). His other films include Baldwin’s Nigger (1968), Reggae (1971) and Dream to Change the World (2003), a portrait of the late Trinidadian-born British activist John La Rose. Ové was awarded a CBE, Commander of the British Empire, in 2007.

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