The Football Monologues

★★★★
“Love letter to the grassroots game…swells with insider insight.”
TOTAL FILM

An absorbing, funny and poignant look at life across the playing fields and terraces as seven people tell their life stories in and around the beautiful game.

Writer, producer and director Greg Cruttwell’s film tells the stories of seven different people living in and around the beautiful game. Amongst our subjects are Kimberly (Emma Amos: Vera Drake), a straight-talking, no-nonsense businesswoman; experienced referee Colin (Mark Hadfield: Wallander), a man in his late 50’s and a stickler for the rules and Mark (Samuel Anderson: Gunpowder Milkshake, The History Boys), a professional player who should be in his prime but is feeling the pressure.

Each of our subjects talks intimately to the camera, unveiling their innermost hopes and fears. As their stories progress they touch on themes central to us all: the fragility of our mental selves, the failings of our bodies, the complexities of our relationships and ambitions, and our need to connect.

Uniquely constructed, The Football Monologues has crossover appeal for fans of independent British cinema and football alike.

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Released autumn 2021

  • Director: Greg Cruttwell
  • Year: UK 2021
  • Duration: 93 minutes
  • Cert: 15
  • Genre: Drama
  • Production company: Park The Bus

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★★★★
“Love letter to the grassroots game…swells with insider insight.”

Total Film

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