Playing the Moldovans at Tennis + Q&A
Please note that there will be no adverts or trailers prior to screening(s) of this programme. The programme will start at the time listed.2hr 18min.
Followed by live Q&A with Tony Hawks.
When Tony Hawks (Round Ireland With A Fridge)makes a bet that he can beat the entire Moldovan football team at tennis, the stage is set for a bizarre and hilarious journey.
Based on the Sunday Times best-selling novel (serialised on Radio 4), Playing the Moldovans at Tennis is an independent British feature film. It tells the true story of Tony Hawks, a complacent and somewhat self-indulgent writer, who attempts to win a silly bet in order to gather material for a lighthearted new book, but becomes embroiled in an uplifting and life-changing adventure.
Tony says “I wanted the film of Playing the Moldovans at Tennis to be all about giving. From the word go, I wanted any profits to go to the care centre for kids with cerebral palsy in Chisinau Moldova, and to enable that I needed to fund the film myself. The story is about Moldova, so in a sense I’m taking from that country – it seems only fair that I should give back.
An independent production also meant we were free to tell the story truthfully, with integrity, and with love and care – and I believe that we have done that”.