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Ronnie O’Sullivan Film In Cinemas
Ronnie O’Sullivan: The Edge of Everything is a spellbinding insight into the life of snooker’s greatest ever player. The film will be in UK cinemas on Tuesday November 21st, and will be followed by a live Q&A with O’Sullivan and David Beckham, broadcast to each cinema screen.
To find your nearest cinema showing the film, CLICK HERE. From November 23rd, it will be available on Amazon Prime, and also in selected cinemas from November 24th.
O’Sullivan gives unprecedented access into his private world for the film, directed by Sam Blair and produced by Beckham’s Studio 99. It includes previously unseen footage from his childhood and days as a junior player, mixed with classic archive clips.
There are fascinating interviews with his parents, as well as key figures in his life such as Damien Hirst and Ronnie Wood, plus fellow snooker greats Stephen Hendry and Jimmy White.
The documentary also follows O’Sullivan’s progress in three tournaments during the 2021/22 season: first in Llandudno, then the majesty of the Masters at Alexandra Palace, and finally the intense cauldron of the Crucible.
Throughout the 2022 World Championship, the film crew tracked O’Sullivan both inside and outside the playing arena. Within his dressing room, there are fraught conversations with psychiatrist Steve Peters as O’Sullivan is almost poleaxed by anxiety during the build-up to a career-defining moment. It is only on the baize, in the eye of the storm, that he can find peace.
The action is covered with unique camera angles, while a hidden microphone captures O’Sullivan murmuring to himself, the sounds of his perfect striking of the cue ball, and his exchange with Judd Trump during their embrace at the end of the final which brought his record-equalling seventh world title.
Blair, whose previous work includes Make Us Dream, Keep Quiet and Maradona ‘86, said: “Throughout the making of this film, Ronnie gave us total access to his life, and even as he approached the the extraordinary and intensely stressful climax of the season, he was committed to inviting us into his most private moments. Somehow he managed to do this while being completely natural and unguarded on camera.
“We had no idea the film would end up taking us to the final of the World Championship, but that’s the magic of Ronnie – we could never predict what would happen when we switched the camera on at any moment, and the whole process was full of surprise and spontaneity. Our incredible access to Ronnie was matched by the access the WST gave us to the snooker tour, and that enabled us to capture snooker in a way it has never been seen, or heard, before. I would urge everyone to see the film on the big screen where its full impact can be felt as we take you under the skin of both Ronnie and the game itself.”