Best (George Best: All By Himself)

Directed by Daniel Gordon
  • UK
  • 96 mins
  • 2017
  • English

He was football’s first rock and roll star – a handsome, charismatic Belfast boy who could thrill and excite the crowds with every turn of the ball. But George Best was also the lead in his own Shakespearean tragedy, a flawed genius, brought down by drink, temptation and depression. In this feature documentary, director Daniel Gordon (Hillsborough) recounts the tale of this beloved but bedevilled superstar with riveting, evocative footage and testimony by those who knew him at his best—and worst.

From the producers of Bobby Sands: 66 Days, another insightful portrait of a Northern Irish legend.

Gráinne Humpreys, Festival Director

Filmmaker in Attendance

Followed by a Q+A with director Dan Gordon and producer Trevor Birney, hosted by RTÉ broadcaster George Hamilton