Green Book (2019)
Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali star in Green Book, the 2019 winner of Best Picture at the Academy Awards, whilst Peter Farrelly helms the film inspired by a true friendship that transcended race, class and the 1962 Mason-Dixon line.
When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on ‘The Green Book’ to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans.
Confronted with racism, danger and they are forced to set aside their differences to survive the journey of a lifetime.
Green Book has scooped up an array of awards including three Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Actor (Mahershala Ali) and Best Original Screenplay. The film also won three Golden Globe awards and one BAFTA award.
“The central humanistic message is important, necessary and correct” – EMPIRE ★★★★
“Mortensen and Ali are an irresistible duo” – Radio Times