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FREESTYLE


Year: 2010
UK: Revolver Entertainment
Cast: Arinze Kene, Lucy Stanhope, Colin Salmon, Alfie Allen, Suzann McLean, Wolfgang Mwanje, Chris Wilson
Director: Kolton Lee
Country: UK
UK: 86 mins
UK Certificate: 12A contains one scene of moderate sexual threat and moderate violence
UK Release Date: 26 February 2010 (Limited Release)
UK DVD Release Date: 1 March 2010

UK Distributor

Synopsis

Ondene Marchant (Lucy Stanhope) is beautiful, talented and destined to read Law at Oxford. She has spent her whole life following demanding study plans laid down by her ambitious mother Hyacinth (Suzann McLean), a high powered barrister determined to push her only child to the top.

After years of obedience, Ondene is desperate to break free from the restrictions her studies have placed on her life. She soon discovers freestyle basketball and takes up the offer of lessons from charismatic student Leon (Arinze Kene). When Hyacinth finds out, she resolves to put an end to the relationship.

Although Leon's fighting against the odds to ensure he gains his own educational qualifications to pull himself up and gain stability, Hyacinth is convinced he is a bad influence on Ondene because he lives on the local council estate - a place she herself escaped from long ago.

As Leon faces prejudice from his peers for a desire to concentrate on his studies, Ondene faces discrimination on the basketball courts for her passion and their talent to FREESTYLE.

As romance blossoms, the sweethearts face an uphill struggle as they try to succeed in life and love.

Featuring a fresh cast and a hot UK urban soundtrack selected by Bashy, FREESTYLE is an exciting, funny and heartwarming story that showcases the best in new British talent.

From the director

"The dilemmas of the main characters will resonate with young people around the world who also have to juggle the complexities of growing up, falling in love, and studying, whilst trying to make important life choices." - Kolton Lee










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