British Independent Film Awards BIFA

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2017 BIFA Nominations

Jawbone

JAWBONE is the story of a former youth boxing champion. Jimmy McCabe (Johnny Harris) is a man in search of hope but looking in all the wrong places. When he hits rock bottom he turns to his childhood boxing club and the only family he has left: gym owner Bill (Ray Winstone), cornerman Eddie (Michael Smiley) and promoter Joe (Ian McShane). Back in training, years after anyone thought he was a contender, he will risk his life to stand tall and to regain his place in the world.

"An incredibly subtle character study that, pardon the expression, really packs an emotional punch. A boxing story that avoids most of the tropes, but instead turns the action and tension toward unpicking the layers of a broken man, gradually letting the audience in throughout the story. A fantastic debut script."

BIFA Voter