FORBIDDEN GAMES: THE JUSTIN FASHANU STORY

Justin Fashanu rose to fame in 1980 after scoring the goal of the season against Liverpool, leading a generation of black footballers who joined the English League. Abandoned as a child and raised by an adoptive white family in the United Kingdom, his childhood was certainly hard. But despite the intolerance and intimidation of hooligans during the Thatcher era, Fashanu blazed his own trail by also becoming the first openly gay sportsman. He had the talent, ambition and charisma to become one of the most important footballers England has ever seen and yet he ended up committing suicide in 1998, after a career full of ups and downs and controversies. Through unprecedented access to managers, team mates and family members - including his brother John, who had a glorious career in the Wimbledon side of the 90s - filmmakers Adam Darke and Jon Carey present one of the most fascinating and ultimately tragic sporting stories that has ever been told. Forbidden Games not only explores Justin Fashanu’s battle against racial and sexual prejudice in football, but also the idea that not everyone is ready for the fame and premature wealth that football sometimes provides.


  • Director:
    Adam Darke y Jon Carey
  • Original title:
    FORBIDDEN GAMES: THE JUSTIN FASHANU STORY
  • Release Year:
    2018
  • Country:
    England
  • Duration:
    80 minutes
  • Projection date:
    20-03-2018 - 19:00
  • Sala BBK
  • Euskaltel
  • BCD Travel
  • Melia Bilbao
  • Comunitac
  • 11mm
  • Cinemania
  • Loraldia
  • Metro Bilbao
  • Panenka
  • Cinefoot
  • Libero
  • Off Side
  • Istituto Italiano di Cultura