Film of the day: Fences

Fences David Lee - © 2016 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis reunite to transfer their Tony award-winning stage roles to the big screen and it is a triumph.

Washington directs and stars in this adaptation of August Wilson’s play, which focuses on a struggling black family in 1950s Pittsburgh. Bin man Troy Maxson (Washington) cannot shed the bitterness of his lot in life or that segregation of baseball denied him the opportunity of stardom in the Major Leagues.

It is a tale of strained inter-generational relationships between father and sons and a thematic exploration of the invisible fences that prevent one group of people from enjoying the same opportunities in life as others.

Fences – Thursday 8.00pm on Sky Cinema Drama & Romance

Photo: David Lee – © 2016 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.