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Allan Hunter covers Scotland for Screen.

  • The House Of Magic

    27-Jun-2014

    Dirs: Ben Stassen, Jeremie Degruson. Belgium. 2013. 85mins
  • We'll Never Have Paris

    26-Jun-2014

    Dirs: Simon Helberg, Jocelyn Towne. US. 2014.  91mins
  • Honeymoon

    26-Jun-2014

    Dir: Leigh Janiak. US. 2013. 87mins
  • My Accomplice

    23-Jun-2014

    Dir/scr: Charlie Weaver Rolfe. UK 2014.  92mins
  • A Night In Old Mexico

    22-Jun-2014

    Dir: Emilio Aragon. Spain-US. 2013. 104mins
  • Life May Be

    21-Jun-2014

    Dirs: Mark Cousins, Mania Akbari. UK-Iran. 2014. 85mins
  • Pride

    23-May-2014

    Dir: Matthew Warchus. UK. 2014.  117mins
  • Mommy

    21-May-2014

    Dir: Xavier Dolan. Canada. 2014. 134mins
  • Snow In Paradise

    21-May-2014

    Dir: Andrew Hulme. UK. 2014. 108mins
  • The Salt Of The Earth

    21-May-2014

    Dirs: Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado. France. 2014. 109mins
  • When Animals Dream

    19-May-2014

    Dir: Jonas Alexander Arnby. Denmark. 2014. 84mins
  • The Homesman

    18-May-2014

    Dir: Tommy Lee Jones. US. 2014. 122mins
  • Breathe

    18-May-2014

    Diir Melanie Laurent. France. 2014. 91mins
  • Amour Fou

    16-May-2014

    Dir: Jessica Hausner. Austria-Germany-Luxembourg.  2014. 96mins
  • Catch Me Daddy

    16-May-2014

    Dir: Daniel Wolfe. UK. 2014. 107mins
  • Faire: L'Amour

    15-May-2014

    Dir/scr: Djinn Carrenard. France. 2014. 168mins
  • Starred Up

    10-Sep-2013

    Dir: David Mackenzie. UK. 2013. 105mins
  • Sunshine On Leith

    10-Sep-2013

    Dir: Dexter Fletcher. UK. 2013. 100mins
  • Belle

    9-Sep-2013

    Dir: Amma Asante. UK. 2013. 105mins
  • The F Word

    8-Sep-2013

    Dir: Michael Dowse. Canada-Ireland. 2013. 99mins
  • The Double

    8-Sep-2013

    Dir/scr: Richard Ayoade. UK. 2013. 93mins
  • Enough Said

    8-Sep-2013

    Dir/scr: Nicole Holofcener. US. 2013. 91mins
  • Bad Words

    7-Sep-2013

    Dir: Jason Bateman. US. 2013. 88mins
  • The Railway Man

    7-Sep-2013

    Dir: Jonathan Teplitzky. Australia-UK. 2013. 116mins
  • Pioneer

    6-Sep-2013

    Dir: Erik Skjoldbjaerg. Norway-Germany-Sweden-France-Finland. 2013. 106mins
  • InRealLife

    6-Sep-2013

    Dir: Beeban Kidron. UK. 2013. 86mins
  • Abuse Of Weakness

    6-Sep-2013

    Dir/scr: Catherine Breillat. France-Belgium-Germany. 2013. 104mins
  • We Are The Freaks

    24-Jun-2013

    Dir/scr: Justin Edgar. UK.  2013. 80mins
  • uwantme2killhim?

    23-Jun-2013

    Dir: Andrew Douglas. UK.  2013. 93mins
  • Mister John

    23-Jun-2013

    Dir/scr: Christine Molloy, Joe Lawlor. UK.  2013. 95mins
  • Svengali

    21-Jun-2013

    Dir: John Hardwick. UK.  2013. 85mins
  • A Long Way From Home

    20-Jun-2013

    Dir/scr: Virginia Gilbert. UK-France. 2013. 85mins
  • On The Job

    23-May-2013

    Dir: Erik Matti. Philippines. 2013. 121mins
  • Behind The Candelabra

    21-May-2013

    Dir: Steven Soderbergh. US. 2013. 118mins
  • As I Lay Dying

    20-May-2013

    Dir: James Franco. US. 2013.  110mins
  • Borgman

    19-May-2013

    Dir/scr: Alex van Warmerdam. Holland. 2013. 113mins
  • Blue Ruin

    18-May-2013

    Dir/scr: Jeremy Saulnier. US. 2013. 92mins
  • The Dance Of Reality

    18-May-2013

    Dir/scr: Alejandro Jodorowsky. France. 2013. 130mins
  • Suzanne

    17-May-2013

    Dir: Katell Quillevere. France-Belgium. 2013. 91mins
  • Young & Beautiful

    16-May-2013

    Dir/Scr: Francois Ozon. France. 2013. 95mins
  • The Liability

    27-Mar-2013

    Dir: Craig Viveiros. UK.  2012. 88mins
  • Run For Your Wife

    3-Feb-2013

    Dirs: Ray Cooney, John Luton. UK. 2012. 94mins
  • The Wee Man

    1-Jan-2013

    Dir/scr: Ray Burdis. UK.  2012. 102 mins
  • Gone Fishing

    12-Sep-2012

    Dir/scr: Carlos Sorin. Argentina.  2012. 78mins
  • The Impossible

    11-Sep-2012

    Dir: Juan Antonio Bayona. Spain-US.  2012. 107mins
  • The Fitzgerald Family Christmas

    11-Sep-2012

    Dir/scr: Edward Burns. US. 2012. 99 mins
  • Ginger And Rosa

    10-Sep-2012

    Dir/scr: Sally Potter. UK.  2012. 89mins
  • Zaytoun

    10-Sep-2012

    Dir: Eran Riklis. UK-Israel-France. 2012. 107mins
  • Hyde Park On Hudson

    10-Sep-2012

    Dir: Roger Michell. UK.  2012. 95mins
  • Cloud Atlas

    9-Sep-2012

    Dirs: Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski. Germany. 2012. 163mins
  • Wasteland

    9-Sep-2012

    Dir/scr: Rowan Athale. UK.  2012. 106mins
  • Blackbird

    8-Sep-2012

    Dir/scr: Jason Buxton. Canada. 2012. 103mins
  • Midnight's Children

    7-Sep-2012

    Dir: Deepa Mehta. Canada-UK. 2012. 148mins
  • Comrade Kim Goes Flying

    7-Sep-2012

    Dirs: Anja Daelemans, Nicholas Bonner, Kim Gwang-hun. Belgium-North Korea-UK. 2012. 83mins
  • The Gatekeepers

    7-Sep-2012

    Dir: Dror Moreh. Israel-France-Germany-Belgium. 2012. 95mins
  • One Mile Away

    5-Jul-2012

    Dir: Penny Woolcock. UK. 2012.  90mins
  • Brake

    28-Jun-2012

    Dir: Gabe Torres. US. 2012.  91mins
  • Borrowed Time

    27-Jun-2012

    Dir/scr: Jules Bishop. UK. 2012.  86mins
  • Berberian Sound Studio

    26-Jun-2012

    Dir/scr: Peter Strickland UK. 2012. 92mins
  • Day Of The Flowers

    23-Jun-2012

    Dir: John Roberts. UK. 2012. 100mins
  • Flying Blind

    22-Jun-2012

    Dir: Katarzyna Klimkiewicz. UK. 2012. 93 mins
  • Pusher

    20-Jun-2012

    Dir: Luis Prieto. UK. 2012. 86mins
  • Renoir

    26-May-2012

    Dir: Gilles Bourdos. France. 2012. 111mins
  • Hemingway & Gellhorn

    25-May-2012

    Dir: Philip Kaufman.US. 2012. 154 mins
  • King Of Pigs

    24-May-2012

    Dir/scr: Yeun Sang-ho. South Korea. 2012. 97mins
  • La Playa  D.C.

    24-May-2012

    Dir/Scr: Juan Andres Arango. Colombia-France-Brazil. 2012. 90mins
  • For Love's Sake

    23-May-2012

    Dir: Takashi Miike. Japan. 2012. 134mins
  • The Angels' Share

    22-May-2012

     Dir: Ken Loach. UK. 2012. 106mins
  • Beyond The Walls

    21-May-2012

    Dir/scr: David Lambert. Belgium-Canada-France. 2012. 98mins
  • Horses Of God

    20-May-2012

    Dir: Nabil Ayouch. Morocco-France-Belgium. 2012. 115mins
  • Reality

    18-May-2012

    Dir: Matteo Garrone. Italy-France. 2012. 115mins
  • Paradise: Love

    17-May-2012

    Dir: Ulrich Seidl. Austria-Germany-France. 2012. 120mins
  • Outside Bet

    23-Apr-2012

    Dir: Sacha Bennett. UK. 2012. 101mins
  • Battleship

    11-Apr-2012

    Dir: Peter Berg. USA. 2012. 130mins
  • The Cold Light Of Day

    6-Apr-2012

    Dir: Mabrouk El Mechri. US-Spain. 2012. 93mins
  • Bafta opens up doc race

    16-Dec-2011

    Bafta’s new documentary award has been welcomed by film-makers — and 2011 is a banner year for the form. Allan Hunter reports
  • Rich pickings

    16-Dec-2011

    This year’s crop of UK films are so strong a number of home-grown titles could dominate all the major Bafta categories. Allan Hunter profiles the leading local contenders
  • Up There

    18-Nov-2011

    Dir/scr: Zam Salim. UK. 2011. 82 mins
  • Donkeys wins best film at Scottish BAFTAs

    14-Nov-2011

    Peter Mullan wins best director and best writer for Neds.
  • Resistance

    10-Nov-2011

    Dir: Amit Gupta. UK. 2011. 92mins
  • Donkeys, Neds lead BAFTA Scotland film nominees

    17-Oct-2011

    Awards will be presented Nov 13 in Glasgow.
  • Scott Graham to make feature debut with Shell

    13-Oct-2011

    The Scottish director (and 2011 Screen Star of Tomorrow) is extending his 2007 short film about an oppressive relationship between a father and daughter, starring Joseph Mawle and Chloe Pirrie.
  • The Awakening

    15-Sep-2011

    Dir: Nick Murphy. UK. 2011. 106mins
  • Peace, Love & Misunderstanding

    14-Sep-2011

    Dir: Bruce Beresford. US. 2011. 96mins
  • Intruders

    13-Sep-2011

    Dir: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. Spain. 2011. 100mins
  • Color Of The Ocean

    13-Sep-2011

    Dir/scr: Maggie Peren. Germany. 2011. 95mins
  • Hysteria

    13-Sep-2011

    Dir: Tanya Wexler.US-UK. 2011. 95mins
  • The Woman In The Fifth

    13-Sep-2011

    Dir: Pawel Pawlikowski.France-Poland-UK. 2011. 83mins
  • Friends With Kids

    12-Sep-2011

    Dir/Scr: Jennifer Westfeldt. US. 2011. 110mins
  • Salmon Fishing In The Yemen

    11-Sep-2011

    Dir: Lasse Halstrom. UK. 2011. 112mins
  • Trishna

    10-Sep-2011

    Dir/scr: Michael Winterbottom. UK. 2011. 117 mins
  • Albert Nobbs

    10-Sep-2011

    Dir: Rodrigo Garcia. Ireland. 2011. 114mins
  • Free Men

    9-Sep-2011

    Dir: Ismael Ferroukhi. France. 2011. 99mins
  • Into The Abyss

    9-Sep-2011

    Dir: Werner Herzog. US. 2011. 106mins
  • Sons Of Norway

    9-Sep-2011

    Dir: Jens Lien. Norway. 2011. 88mins
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

    5-Sep-2011

    Dir: Tomas Alfredson. UK. 2011.128mins
  • The Wicker Tree

    24-Aug-2011

    Dir/scr: Robin Hardy. UK. 2011. 90mins
  • Glasgow's production boom

    18-Aug-2011

    As Brad Pitt World War Z comes to Glasgow this week, Screen looks at the city’s film-friendly attitude that’s also drawing in the likes of Cloud Atlas.
  • Weekend

    12-Aug-2011

    Dir: Andrew Haigh. UK. 2011. 96 mins
  • Electric Man

    9-Aug-2011

    Dir: David Barras. UK. 2011. 98mins
  • Weekender 

    22-Jun-2011

    Dir: Karl Golden. UK. 2011. 90mins
  • Page Eight

    17-Jun-2011

    Dir/scr: David Hare. UK. 2011. 100mins
  • Fast Romance

    17-Jun-2011

    Dir: Carter Ferguson. UK. 2010. 93mins
  • The Source

    21-May-2011

    Dir: Radu Mihaileanu. France.  2011. 136 mins
  • The Giants

    20-May-2011

    Dir: Bouli Lanners. Belgium/France/Luxembourg.  2011. 84mins
  • The Minister

    19-May-2011

    Dir/Scr: Pierre Schoeller. France. 2011. 112mins
  • Hara-Kiri: Death Of A Samurai

    19-May-2011

    Dir: Takashi Miike Japan. 2011. 126mins
  • Lamont's Apple signs Pratchett to adapt Warrior Daughter

    19-May-2011

    EXCLUSIVE: Producer Angus Lamont announces a number of projects developed for his Crab Apple Films with slate funding from Creative Scotland.
  • Oslo, August 31st

    18-May-2011

    Dir: Joachim Trier. Norway. 2011. 96mins
  • My Little Princess

    17-May-2011

    Dir: Eva Ionesco. France.  2011. 105mins
  • Stopped On Track

    15-May-2011

    Dir: Andreas Dresen. Germany. 2011. 110 mins
  • Michael

    14-May-2011

    Dir/scr: Markus Schleinzer. Austria. 2011. 96mins
  • Las Acacias

    14-May-2011

    Dir: Pablo Giorgelli. Argentina/Spain. 2011. 85mins
  • Miss Bala

    13-May-2011

    Dir: Gerardo Naranjo. Mexico. 2011. 113mins
  • Everywhere & Nowhere

    2-May-2011

    Dir: Menhaj Huda . UK. 2011. 94mins
  • What A Beautiful Day

    11-Apr-2011

    Dir: Gennaro Nunziante.Italy. 2011. 97mins
  • The Space Between 

    12-Mar-2011

    Dir/scr Tim Barrow. UK. 2010. 85mins
  • Scotland to start Silent Cinema festival

    4-Feb-2011

  • Nothing To Declare

    26-Jan-2011

    Dir: Dany Boon. France. 2010. 108 mins
  • The 2010 Bafta Race

    22-Dec-2010

    The King’s Speech seems a natural for Bafta glory, but a bumper year for British film means it’s far from a one-horse race, reports Allan Hunter
  • Cinefile takes UK rights to French Kissers

    21-Sep-2010

    Cinefile have acquired UK theatrical rights to French coming-of-age comedy French Kissers (Les Beaux Gosses) from sales outfit Other Angle Pictures.
  • Insidious

    16-Sep-2010

    Dir: James Wan. US.  2010. 97mins
  • Henry’s Crime

    16-Sep-2010

    Dir: Malcolm Venville. US.  2010. 108mins
  • Cave Of Forgotten Dreams

    15-Sep-2010

    Dir/Scr/Narrator: Werner Herzog USA.  2010. 90mins
  • Tracker

    14-Sep-2010

    Dir: Ian Sharp. UK-New Zealand.  2010. 102mins
  • West Is West

    13-Sep-2010

    Dir: Andy De Emmony. UK.  2010. 102mins
  • Home For Christmas (Hjem Til Jul)

    13-Sep-2010

    Dir/scr: Bent Hamer. Norway-Germany-Sweden.  2010. 85mins
  • Submarine

    13-Sep-2010

    Dir/scr: Richard Ayoade. UK.  2010. 94mins
  • Africa United

    13-Sep-2010

    Dir: Debs Gardner-Paterson. UK.  2010. 90mins
  • Beginners

    12-Sep-2010

    Dir/Scr: Mike Mills. USA.  2010. 104mins
  • Neds

    12-Sep-2010

    Dir/scr: Peter Mullan.UK-France-Italy. 2010. 124mins
  • Passion Play

    11-Sep-2010

    Dir/scr: Mitch Glazer. US.  2010. 91mins
  • The Kid

    21-Jun-2010

    Dir: Nick Moran. UK. 2010. 100mins
  • SoulBoy

    21-Jun-2010

    Dir: Shimmy Marcus. UK. 2010. 82mins
  • Jackboots On Whitehall

    18-Jun-2010

    Dirs/scrs: Edward McHenry, Rory McHenry. UK. 2010. 93mins
  • Cherry Tree Lane

    18-Jun-2010

    Dir-scr: Paul Andrew Williams. UK. 2010. 78mins
  • Huge

    17-Jun-2010

    Dir: Ben Miller. UK. 2010. 80mins
  • Pelican Blood

    17-Jun-2010

    Dir: Karl Golden. UK. 2009. 99mins
  • The Last Rites Of Ransom Pride

    16-Jun-2010

    Dir: Tiller Russell. US. 2010. 84mins
  • Belle Epine

    28-May-2010

    Dir: Rebecca Zlotowski. France. 2010. 80mins
  • Udaan

    19-May-2010

    Dir: Vikramaditya Motwane. India. 2010. 137mins
  • Life Above All

    19-May-2010

    Dir: Oliver Schmitz. South Africa-Germany. 2010. 105mins
  • My Joy (Schastye Moye)

    19-May-2010

    Dir-Scr: Sergei Loznitsa. Ger-Ukr-Neth. 2010. 127mins
  • Carancho

    18-May-2010

    Dir-prod: Pablo Trapero. Argentina. 2010. 107mins
  • Zam Salim plans Laid Off feature shoot in Scotland

    18-May-2010

    His debut feature, based on his award-winning 2006 short of the same name, will shoot in Glasgow this summer.
  • Armadillo

    17-May-2010

    Dir: Janus Metz. Denmark. 2010. 90mins
  • You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger

    16-May-2010

    Dir-scr: Woody Allen. US. 2010. 98mins
  • Rubber

    16-May-2010

    Dir-scr: Quentin Dupieux. US. 2010. 84mins
  • Brits line up against Avatar

    28-Jan-2010

    There is much to relish for the UK film industry in this year’s Bafta nominations, and voters generally prefer to recognise homegrown talent. Allan Hunter looks at the early frontrunners - and those shut out
  • Road, Movie

    20-Jan-2010

    Dir/scr Dev Benegal. India/USA. 2009. 95 mins
  • St Trinian's 2: The Legend Of Fritton's Gold

    18-Dec-2009

    Dirs/prods: Oliver Parker, Barnaby Thompson. UK. 2009. 106 mins
  • The debutantes' ball

    3-Dec-2009

    UK talent has enjoyed a glittering year, with many ambitious titles from first-time directors winning prizes and thrilling audiences. Screen reviewer Allan Hunter looks back over the past 12 months.
  • Gerard Butler to be Glasgow's first film ambassador

    1-Dec-2009

    Actor Gerard Butler has been appointed as the Glasgow Film Office’s first Film Ambassador. The Scottish born star of The Ugly Truth and Law Abiding Citizen will serve an initial two-year term.
  • Life after Slumdog

    19-Nov-2009

    Without an obvious juggernaut such as Slumdog Millionaire, this year’s Bafta race looks far from predictable, says Allan Hunter of an awards ceremony that aims to recognise both UK and international talent
  • The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls

    14-Oct-2009

    Dir. Leanne Pooley. NZ. 2009. 84 mins
  • The Boys Are Back

    22-Sep-2009

    Dir. Scott Hicks. Australia/UK. 2009. 104 mins
  • The Joneses

    22-Sep-2009

    Dir. Derrick Borte. US. 2009. 93 mins
  • Chloe

    22-Sep-2009

    Dir. Atom Egoyan. France/Canada. 2009. 99 mins
  • Ondine

    16-Sep-2009

    Dir. Neil Jordan. Ireland/US. 2009. 111 mins
  • Glorious 39

    15-Sep-2009

    Dir/scr. Stephen Poliakoff. UK. 2009. 130 mins
  • The Invention Of Lying

    14-Sep-2009

    Dirs. Ricky Gervais, Matthew Robinson. US. 2009. 99 mins
  • Leaving (Partir)

    13-Sep-2009

    Dir. Catherine Corsini. France. 2009. 90 mins
  • Harry Brown

    13-Sep-2009

    Dir. Daniel Barber. UK. 2009. 97 mins
  • Love And Other Impossible Pursuits

    12-Sep-2009

    Dir. Don Roos. US. 2009. 119 mins
  • Jean Charles

    11-Sep-2009

    Dir. Henrique Goldman. UK/Brazil. 2009. 93 mins
  • Dorian Gray

    6-Sep-2009

    Dir. Oliver Parker. UK. 2009 112 mins
  • Sorority Row

    6-Sep-2009

    Dir. Stewart Hendler. US. 2009. 101 mins
  • Making Neds

    3-Sep-2009

    Seven years after he won the Golden Lion for his directorial debut, Peter Mullan is back in the director’s chair, filming Neds in Glasgow. He talks to ScreenDaily about the 1973-set story and its influences
  • The Spell

    28-Aug-2009

    Dir/scr/ed Owen Carey Jones. UK. 2009. 85 mins
  • Glasgow lifts 29 year ban on Life Of Brian

    1-Jul-2009

    Monty Python’s Life Of Brian can be shown in Glasgow for the first time after councillors lifted a ruling that effectively banned the film from the city’s cinemas for 29 years.
  • Baraboo

    23-Jun-2009

    Dir/scr/ed. Mary Sweeney. USA. 2009. 104 mins
  • Boogie Woogie

    23-Jun-2009

    Dir. Duncan Ward. UK. 2009. 90 mins
  • Le Donk And Scor-Zay-Zee

    22-Jun-2009

    Dir. Shane Meadows. UK. 2009. 71 mins
  • Thanks Maa

    22-Jun-2009

    Dir. Irfan Kamal. India. 2008. 120 mins
  • Exam

    22-Jun-2009

    Dir. Stuart Hazeldine. UK. 2009. 97mins
  • The Calling

    19-Jun-2009

    Dir/scr: Jan Dunn, UK. 2009. 105 mins
  • Wide Open Spaces

    19-Jun-2009

    Dir. Tom Hall. Ireland/UK. 2009. 85m.
  • Cinefile acquires Philippe Lioret's Welcome

    18-Jun-2009

    Scottish-based distribution company Cinefile has acquired UK theatrical rights to Philippe Lioret’s Welcome.
  • Mendes' Away We Go opens 63rd Edinburgh Film Festival

    18-Jun-2009

    Director Sam Mendes and actors John Krasinski and Carmen Ejogo flew into Scotland for the European premiere of their gentle road movie Away We Go, which opened the 63rd Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) on last night (June 17).
  • I Killed My Mother (J’ai Tue Ma Mere)

    26-May-2009

    Dir/prod/scr. Xavier Dolan. Canada. 2009. 100 mins
  • Fish Tank

    26-May-2009

    Dir. Andrea Arnold. UK. 2009. 124 mins.
  • The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus

    24-May-2009

    Dir:Terry Gilliam. Fr-UK-Canada. 122mins.
  • Adrift (A Deriva)

    22-May-2009

    Dir/scr. Heitor Dhalia. Brazil. 2009. 103mins
  • A Town Called Panic (Panique Au Village)

    21-May-2009

    Directors Stephane Aubier, Vincent Patar. Belgium. 2009. 75 mins
  • Altiplano

    21-May-2009

    Directors/Screenwriters/Producers: Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth. Belg-Ger-The Netherlands. 2009. 109 mins
  • Daniel & Ana

    20-May-2009

    Dir/scr Michel Franco. Mexico. 2009. 90mins
  • Hierro

    19-May-2009

    Dir. Gabe Ibanez. Spain. 2009. 90 mins
  • Tsar

    18-May-2009

    Dir/prod. Pavel Lungin. France. 2009. 116mins
  • Lost Persons Area

    17-May-2009

    Dir/scr. Caroline Strubbe. Belgium/The Netherlands/Hungary. 2009. 109 mins
  • Taking Woodstock

    16-May-2009

    Dir. Ang Lee. US. 2009. 120 mins
  • Bright Star

    15-May-2009

    Dir/scr. Jane Campion, UK/Australia. 2009. 119 mins
  • Nothing Personal (Rien De Personnel)

    15-May-2009

    Dir. Mathias Gokalp. France. 2009. 90 mins
  • 17 Again

    10-Apr-2009

    Dir. Burr Steers. US. 2009. 102 mins
  • Minister'sfunding comments heighten fears for Scottish film

    27-Mar-2009

    Scottish Culture Minister Michael Russell has stated that there is unlikely to be any additional government funding for Scottish film production in the near future.
  • Iain Smith resigns from Scottish Screen-Creative Scotland board

    16-Mar-2009

    Leading British producer Iain Smith (Wanted, Children Of Men) has announced his resignation from the joint transitional board of Scottish Screen and Creative Scotland.
  • Lesbian Vampire Killers

    16-Mar-2009

    Dir. Phil Claydon. UK. 2009. 84 mins.
  • Awards Countdown - BAFTAs - BAFTA 'slums' it

    13-Feb-2009

    It was a Sally Field experience for Slumdog Millionaire at this year's Bafta film awards (February 8) as Danny Boyle and his team discovered the British Academy really, really liked their film. Seven awards from 11 nominations, including best film, made it the top dog of the evening and it would be an extremely rash individual who would bet against its fairy-tale journey ending in triumph at the Oscars later this month.
  • Slumdog marches on but BAFTA nominations did have surprises

    23-Jan-2009

    Danny Boyle must be savouring the 11 Bafta nominations for Slumdog Millionaire but Mike Leigh is nodoubt wondering why his Happy-Go-Lucky was so resoundingly ignored.
  • Wasting Away

    5-Jan-2009

    Dir: Matthew Kohnen. US. 2008. 96mins.
  • BAFTA Preview: Best Film frontrunners

    12-Dec-2008

  • BAFTA preview: the Battle of Britain

    12-Dec-2008

    The British economy may be in crisis but the quality of British film-making has rarely looked healthier.
  • BAFTA preview:The Britbusters

    12-Dec-2008

    Bafta members have never shied away from embracing popular commercial film-making.
  • Awards Countdown - BAFTA preview

    21-Nov-2008

    The British Academy Of Film And Television Arts (BAFTA) could be forgiven for resting on its laurels. Its 2008film awards were largely judged to be a hit; a mixture of international celebrity and home-grown heroes ensured anight to remember, not least in the sight of Sylvester Stallone presenting the Alexander Korda Award for bestBritish film to a chuffed Shane Meadows forThis Is England.
  • Summer shines At BAFTA Scotland Awards

    9-Nov-2008

    Contemporary drama Summer was the toast of the annual BAFTA Scotland Awards on Sunday evening, securing Best Film and Best Director for Kenny Glenaan.
  • City Of Ember

    10-Oct-2008

    Dir: Gil Kenan. US. 2008. 94mins.
  • Let It Rain (Parlez moi de la pluie)

    17-Sep-2008

    Dir. Agnes Jaoui, France. 2008. 100mins
  • The Brothers Bloom

    10-Sep-2008

    Dir: Rian Johnson. US. 2008. 109mins
  • The Other Man

    8-Sep-2008

    Director: Richard Eyre. UK/USA. 2008. 90mins.Richard Eyre is fast becoming the new master of unhealthy obsession. After Judi Dench’s creepily predatory school teacher inNotes On A Scandal, it is now the turn of Liam Neeson to play a fool for love inThe ...
  • Management

    8-Sep-2008

    Dir. Stephen Belber. US. 2008. 93 mins.
  • Easy Virtue

    8-Sep-2008

    Dir: Stephan Elliott. UK. 2008. 93mins
  • Is There Anybody There'

    8-Sep-2008

    Director: John Crowley. UK. 2008. 92 mins.
  • Genova

    8-Sep-2008

    Dir. Michael Winterbottom. UK. 2008. 94minsA family’s struggles with loss, grief and guilt form the basis of a frustratingly insubstantial drama inGenova.Michael Winterbottom’s latest effort is commendable for its refusal to indulge in easy sentimentality but the pricefor ...
  • Disgrace

    6-Sep-2008

    Dir. Steve Jacobs. Australia. 2008. 120 mins
  • Me And Orson Welles

    6-Sep-2008

    Dir. Richard Linklater. UK . 2008. 107mins
  • The Secret Life Of Bees

    6-Sep-2008

    Dir: Gina Prince-Bythewood. USA. 2008. 110 minsInspirational life lessons abound in The Secret Life Of Bees, a wholesome, heartwarming version of the Sue Monk Kidd bestseller. The mixture of personal heartache and social history is handled with tender loving care, but is so sentimental and sermonising that it risks feeling more like a school lesson or a Sunday ...
  • Slumdog Millionaire

    6-Sep-2008

    Dir. Danny Boyle. UK . 2008. 120 mins
  • Passchendaele

    5-Sep-2008

    Dir: Paul Gross. Canada. 2008. 114mins
  • The Duchess

    1-Sep-2008

    Dir: Saul Dibb. UK. 2008. 110mins.
  • Scottish Screen increases slate funding to $2m over 2 years

    26-Aug-2008

  • Eden Lake

    21-Aug-2008

    Dir: James Watkins. UK . 2008. 90mins.
  • Scotland's Black Camel rides a full slate

    1-Aug-2008

    Black Camel Pictures has come a long way in a short time. Producers Arabella Page Croft and Kieran Parker formed the company in 2004 in Glasgow, and by Cannes 2007 their debut feature, Outpost, was sold across the world, with Sony Pictures taking all English-language territories - a unique achievement for a new Scottish company.
  • Bigga Than Ben

    2-Jul-2008

    Dir/scr. Suzie Halewood.UK. 2008. 85mins
  • Somers Town takes Powell prize as Edinburgh closes first June festival

    29-Jun-2008

    As The Edinburgh International Film Festival comes to a close in its first June edition today, Shane Meadows' Berlin and Tribeca favourite Somers Town won the Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature continuing a banner year for Meadows after his BAFTA Korda award for This Is England.Marianna Palka won the Skillset New Directors Award for her Sundance discovery
  • A Film With Me In It

    26-Jun-2008

    Dir. Ian FitzGibbon. Ire. 2008. 88 mins
  • Man On Wire

    26-Jun-2008

    Dir.James Marsh. UK/US. 2008. 99 mins
  • Stone Of Destiny

    24-Jun-2008

    Dir. Charles Martin Smith. UK/Canada. 2008. 96 mins
  • Summer

    23-Jun-2008

    Dir. Kenny Glenaan. UK. 2008. 82 mins
  • The Kreutzer Sonata

    23-Jun-2008

    Dir. Bernard Rose.USA. 2008. 99mins
  • Warsaw Dark

    23-Jun-2008

    Dir. Christopher Doyle.Poland. 2008. 87mins
  • Helen

    19-Jun-2008

    Dirs/Scr/Prods:Christine Molloy, Joe Lawlor. UK/Ireland. 2008. 79 mins
  • Adulthood

    5-Jun-2008

    Dir/scr Noel Clarke.UK. 2008. 103 mins
  • Chelsea On The Rocks

    24-May-2008

    Dir. Abel Ferrara. US. 2008. 88mins
  • Synecdoche, New York

    23-May-2008

    Dir/scr: Charlie Kaufman. US. 2008. 124mins.
  • Che: Part One

    22-May-2008

    Dir: Steven Soderbergh. US/France/Spain. 2008. 137 mins & 131mins.
  • Surveillance

    21-May-2008

    Dir:Jennifer Lynch. US. 2008. 98mins.
  • Two Lovers

    20-May-2008

    Dir: James Gray. US. 2008. 100mins.
  • Cinefile picks UK rights to Gardener

    18-May-2008

    Scottish distribution company Cinefile have bought all UK rights to Jean Becker's Dialogue Avec Mon Jardinier (Conversations With My Gardener). The film opened in France in June 2007, recording admissions in excess of 1.2 million and earning a Best Actor Cesar nomination for Jean-Pierre Darroussin. Daniel Auteuil stars as a weary Paris painter who returns to the countryside where he is unexpectedly reunited with his boyhood ...
  • Indiana Jones And The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

    18-May-2008

    Dir: Steven Spielberg. US. 2008. 123mins.
  • Tyson

    16-May-2008

    Dir. James Toback. US. 2008. 88mins
  • Hunger

    15-May-2008

    Un Certain Regard
  • Kung Fu Panda

    15-May-2008

    Dirs: Mark Osborne, John Stevenson. US. 2008. 95mins
  • Cannes Buzz: Directors' Fortnight

    9-May-2008

    Each year, when the lights go down after every film at the Noga Hilton (now known as the Palais Stephanie), a history of Directors' Fortnight unfolds before your eyes.
  • Deception

    25-Apr-2008

    Dir: Marcel Langenegger. US. 2008. 107 mins.
  • Scottish Screen to invest $1.5m in specialist exhibition

    10-Apr-2008

    Scottish Screen has announced that it will invest $1.5m (£750,000) in the specialist exhibition sector in Scotland. The funds are part of along-term strategy to promote the development and provision ofcultural cinema programming throughout the country. Among the fundingrecipients are the Glasgow Film Theatre, Dundee Contemporary Arts andthe Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF). Scottish Screen hasincreased funding to the EIFF to $495,000 (£250,000), which ...
  • Scottish Screen sets up Slate Fund for development

    20-Mar-2008

    Scottish Screen has created a new $792,900 (£400,000) Slate Fund to provide financial backing for companies to develop marketable, high value projects over a two-year period.
  • UK Film Council backs Edinburgh Film Fest with $3.8m over 3 years

    17-Mar-2008

    The Edinburgh International Film Festival has become the first beneficiary of the UK Film Council's Film Festival Strategy to support UK Festivals of national and international significance. Edinburgh will receive $3.8m (£1.88m) of funding over a three-year period until 2010.
  • The Cottage (2007)

    11-Mar-2008

    Dir: Paul Andrew Williams. UK . 2008. 92 mins.
  • Feeling Bullish

    29-Feb-2008

    Nigel Thomas has a disarmingly straightforward explanation of Matador Pictures' guiding philosophy. "The core of the business is making quality feature films that we want to see ourselves," he claims. "If we wouldn't go see that film, we won't make it."
  • Advance Party trilogy continues with McKinnon's Donkeys shoot

    28-Feb-2008

    Sigma Films and Zentropa have begun principal photography on Rounding Up Donkeys.
  • The Accidental Husband

    26-Feb-2008

    Dir: Griffin Dunne. US. 2008. 90mins
  • The Bank Job

    25-Feb-2008

    Dir: Roger Donaldson. US/UK/Australia. 2008. 111 mins.
  • Flashback: BAFTA 2008

    15-Feb-2008

    Everyone thought they knew who would win this year’s Bafta film awards. Atonement was supposed to sweep the board. Julie Christie was the best actress favourite for Away From Her and Control was considered a certainty to nab the Alexander Korda award for best British film.
  • Jumper

    13-Feb-2008

    Dir: Doug Liman. US. 2008. 88mins.A cool, high concept science-fiction premise is executed with breezy, facile insouciance in Jumper. Director Doug Liman's first feature project since Mr And Mrs Smith (2005), is a globe-trotting, action packed thriller where the spectacle and special-effects easily overwhelm the broad brushstrokes storytelling.Comparisons with
  • Definitely, Maybe

    5-Feb-2008

    Director/Scr: Adam Brooks US/UK. 2008. 111 minsAn unusually soulful and appealing romantic comedy, Definitely, Maybe is the perfect antidote to the raucous lowbrow vulgarity that has come to define the genre in the 21st century. There is none of the wild profanity or bad taste humour of the Farrelly brothers or Judd Apatow. Instead, the film offers a charming New York love story filled with believable situations ...
  • Awards Countdown - BAFTA nominations - BAFTAs strike a serious tone

    25-Jan-2008

    The blizzard of nominations for Atonement, There Will Be Blood and No Country For Old Men suggests a year in which the Orange British Academy Film Awards were devoid of surprises.
  • In focus - Bafta nominations - Big year for UK talent

    18-Jan-2008

    The organisers of the Orange British Academy Film Awards, Bafta, are confident the February 10 event will not be caught up in the WGA strike turmoil.
  • BAFTA Analysis: Atonement's glory expected, but where's Sweeney Todd'

    16-Jan-2008

    Atonement has always seemed destined for BAFTA glory (it leads with 14 nominations). It has the kind of literary pedigree that BAFTA voters have responded to in Best Picture winners like The English Patient, ThePianist and The Lord Of The Rings.
  • St Trinian's

    21-Dec-2007

    Dirs: Oliver Parker & Barnaby Thompson UK. 2007. 101 minsA modern make-over may have worked wonders for James Bond but it fails to rejuvenate another great British institution in the lacklustre return of Ronald Searle's unruly schoolgirls. The St Trinian's films were a commercially viable franchise for twenty-five years until the series fizzled out with Wildcats Of St Trinian's in 1980. The revival cheapens and diminishes the anarchic spirit of the original, ...
  • European Film Awards - The Glories of Europe

    30-Nov-2007

    Generalising about European cinema is a fool's errand. Countless films never cross national borders. Many films only have a theatrical life on the festival circuit. Some of the continent's biggest box-office hits (Les Bronzes 3, Natale A New York, and (T)Raumschiff Surprise - Periode 1 for example) barely register on any critic's radar. Seeking coherence in such a random picture is not easy.
  • Awards Count Down BAFTA - A night at the opera

    2-Nov-2007

    Bafta has become a master of reinvention. In just a few years, it has elevated the UK's prime awards show into a global attraction. Anyone looking for evidence of its importance as a bellwether for the Oscars should note that eight of this year's major winners went on to repeat their victory at the Oscars - and that includes all the acting prizes.
  • Hallam Foe tops BAFTA Scotland nominations

    31-Oct-2007

    Hallam Foe leads the nominations for the 2007 BAFTA Scotland Awards which will be presented in Glasgow on November 18.
  • Youth Without Youth

    20-Oct-2007

  • Seachd producer withdraws from BAFTA over Oscar snub

    2-Oct-2007

    Award-winning Scottish producer Chris Young has resigned from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in protest at the academy's refusal to submit any British film in the foreign language category.
  • Reclaim Your Brain (Free Rainer-Dein Fernseher Lugt)

    19-Sep-2007

    Dir. Hans Weingartner. Germany . 2007. 132 minsAnyone who has ever railed against the pernicious poison of reality television should derive a scattering of wry chuckles from Reclaim Your Brain, a Capra-esque call to arms from writer/director Hans Weingartner. Taking aim at some obvious targets, it is slow to warm up but eventually delivers a mildly provocative satire that shares the same anarchic spirit and excessive length of Weingartner's ...
  • Cleaner

    17-Sep-2007

    Dir: Renny Harlin US . 2007. 92 minsTen years have passed since the combination of Samuel L Jackson and director Renny Harlin was a guarantee of lively box-office action. Think The Long Kiss Good Night (1996) and Deep Blue Sea (1999). Harlin has steadily surrendered his A-list status and Jackson has shown an unhealthy appetite ...
  • Just Like Home (Hjemve)

    17-Sep-2007

    Dir Lone Scherfig Denmark . 2007. 97 minsFive years after her admired English-language debut Wilbur Wants To Kill Himself, writer-director Lone Scherfig makes an eagerly awaited return to her native Denmark for Just Like Home, an idiosyncratic ensemble comedy depicting a community in crisis. A slight, slow-burning tale, it lacks the immediate charm and accessibility of her earlier work, notably the award-winning ...
  • Reservation Road

    17-Sep-2007

    Dir: Terry George USA. 2007. 102 minsA respectable, well-intentioned exploration of grief, guilt and the instinct for revenge, Reservation Road boasts some fine performances but tries too hard to pass itself off as a weighty, tear-stained Oscar contender. A plot heavily reliant on coincidence may have worked on the page of John Burnham Schwartz's novel but tends to dilute the emotional impact of the piece on screen. Some critical support may help the film's domestic ...
  • Death Defying Acts

    14-Sep-2007

    Dir: Gillian Armstrong UK/Australia. 2007. 97 mins.The period romance is back in style if the UK success of Atonement is anything to go by, but Death Defying Acts is so corny and old-fashioned that only diehard romantics are likely to consider it magical. The relationship between famed escapologist Harry Houdini and a Scottish con artist should have provided the material for an impossible love story in which mutual ...
  • Run, Fat Boy, Run

    13-Sep-2007

    Dir: David Schwimmer UK . 2007. 101minsSimon Pegg is fast becoming Britain 's king of comedy. He seems to have found the secret of reaching levels of box-office success denied to fellow British television graduates like Mitchell and Webb (Magicians (2007)) and Ant and Dec (Alien Autopsy (2006)). Run, Fat Boy, Run opened at the top of the UK box-office charts ahead of Atonement. It is an immensely likable, ...
  • Before The Rains

    11-Sep-2007

    Dir: Santosh Sivan US/India. 2007. 98minsA bittersweet journey from blinkered loyalty to rueful independence, Before The Rains captures the crumbling of British rule in 1930s India through a doomed love affair and its tragic consequences. In its more obvious moments it strays perilously close to the conventions of romantic fiction and feels as if it might be more suited to the small screen. Overly familiar material is handled ...
  • A Jihad For Love

    11-Sep-2007

    Dir: Parvez Sharma USA/UK/France/Germany/Australia. 2007. 81minsFilmed over six years in twelve countries, A Jihad For Love compiles personal stories that illuminate the bitter struggles of ...
  • Battle in Seattle

    11-Sep-2007

    Director/Scr: Stuart Townsend. US, Canada. 2007. 100minsA labour of love for actor turned director Stuart Townsend, Battle In Seattle is an uneven but ultimately impassioned recreation of the riots at the 1999 World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle . Documentary footage and fictional drama scenes make for initially uneasy bedfellows but this is a film that seems to grow in stature as it unfolds and matures. ...
  • Then She Found Me

    11-Sep-2007

    Dir: Helen Hunt US. 2007. 100mins
  • Across The Universe

    11-Sep-2007

    Dir: Julie Taymor USA 2007. 129mins.The post-Chicago boom in screen musicals takes a novel twist with Across The Universe, a concept album-style love story set against the social upheavals of the 1960s and largely told through the songs of The Beatles. This ambitious Julie Taymor project veers between the soaring, goosebump romanticism of Moulin Rouge and the more awkward passages of John Turturro's little seen Romance And Cigarettes.
  • Brick Lane

    10-Sep-2007

    Dir: Sarah Gavron UK. 2007. 101 minsMonica Ali's 2003 novel Brick Lane was feted for its ability to blend the personal and the political as it recounted the experiences of a young Bangladeshi woman's journey of self-discovery. ...
  • Elizabeth: The Golden Age

    10-Sep-2007

    Dir: Shekhar Kapur UK, 2007. 114 minsIt seemed an impossible hope that The Golden Age could match the achievements of its illustrious predecessor. Elizabeth (1998) was a huge international success that earned 7 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, and confirmed the radiant star-quality of Cate Blanchett. That's a tough act to follow. Against the odds, The Golden Age is a sequel and an equal that delivers another stirring ...
  • Margot At The Wedding

    6-Sep-2007

    Director/Scr: Noah Baumbach US . 2007. 91minsBaumbach's ambitious follow-up to the much admired The Squid And The Whale (2005) has echoes of Rohmer and vintage Woody Allen in its depiction of the affairs of the heart but lacks the laser-like precision, economy and easy approachability of his earlier hit. A mild disappointment in the wake of the near perfect Squid And The Whale, Margot At The Wedding still has enough sour humour ...
  • Atonement

    30-Aug-2007

    Dir: Joe Wright, UK, 2007, 122 mins
  • Corbijn takes major honours at Edinburgh

    26-Aug-2007

    Anton Corbijn's Control emerged as one of the major winners at the 61st Edinburgh International Film Festival.
  • Saxon

    22-Aug-2007

    Dir/scr/ed: Greg Loftin
  • And When Did You Last See Your Father'

    22-Aug-2007

    Dir: Anand Tucker. UK. 2007. 92mins.Anand Tucker's gentle touch and lush tone proved the perfect fit for the wistful romantic comedy Shopgirl but the same approach tends to dull the pain and deaden the impact of writer Blake Morrison's bestselling memoir And When Did You Last See Your Father'
  • Special People

    22-Aug-2007

    Dir/scr: Justin Edgar.
  • Waz

    21-Aug-2007

    Dir: Tom Shankland . UK. 2007. 103mins. Blend together elements of Seven, Saw and the CSI television franchise and sprinkle liberally with torture porn nastiness and you have the recipe for WAZ, a grimy, unremarkable serial killer thriller that looks like the kind of derivative material destined for an early visit to the dvd shelves. The first feature from director Tom Shankland is a mildly ambitious attempt to invest a tired genre with a few smart twists but ...
  • The Waiting Room

    21-Aug-2007

    Dir/scr: Roger Goldby. UK. 2007. 96mins.A chance encounter changes lives and re-defines relationships in The Waiting Room, a mawkish, low-key ensemble piece that marks the debut feature of writer/director Roger Goldby. Stray moments of touching emotion and accomplished lead performances are some compensation for a central premise that is hard to swallow and a succession of characters who seem to be wallowing in dreary, miserable lives. Downbeat nature of the material ...
  • 3:10 To Yuma

    17-Aug-2007

    Dir: James Mangold US . 2007. 117minsThe western has become the most unfashionable of genres, with a reputation for box-office poison that persists despite the relatively recent success of Open Range (2003). The fiftieth anniversary remake of 3:10 To Yuma is sturdy enough to withstand the jinx. Handsomely crafted, it represents a largely successful fusion of old-style storytelling virtues with a modern Hollywood ethos ...
  • Edinburgh Film Festival: by populist demand

    13-Aug-2007

    With a new director, the Edinburgh Film Festival (Aug 15-26) is hoping to enhance its reputation as the home of British film. Allan Hunter reports.
  • Sparkle

    10-Aug-2007

    Dir/Scr: Tom Hunsinger & Neil Hunter UK
  • McGill's first Edinburgh programme to close with Two Days In Paris

    11-Jul-2007

    The 2007 Edinburgh International Film Festival (Aug 15-26) will have a special focus on Cinema and the Written Word.
  • Captivity

    22-Jun-2007

    Dir: Roland Joffe. US. 2007. 84 minsThe controversy surrounding the marketing of Captivity proves to be more interesting than the film itself. Banned American billboard images considered too intense for public display earned Captivity the kind of notoriety that publicity budgets cannot buy. Anyone seduced by the whiff of scandal is likely to leave underwhelmed by a perfunctory rehash of familiar genre cliches from the likes of Saw, My Little Eye ...
  • Cinefile takes UK rights to True North and Change Of Address

    13-Jun-2007

    Scottish-based distributor Cinefile has acquired the UK theatrical rights to Emmanuel Mouret's Change Of Address (Changement D'Adresse) and Steve Hudson's drama True North.
  • We Own The Night

    28-May-2007

    Dir/scr: James Gray. US. 2007. 105mins.A self-conscious evocation of the crime and punishment police thrillers that were once a speciality of Sidney Lumet, We Own The Night is an average B-movie with delusions of grandeur. Transparent plotting and dubious moral grand-standing are the main drawbacks in a film that lacks the weight that it so desperately wants to achieve.
  • Quality and diversity ensure it was a Cannes to remember

    27-May-2007

    Special occasions always provoke unrealistic expectations but Cannes rose to the challenge of a landmark 60th festival with a programme that had distinction in abundance.
  • Ocean's Thirteen

    27-May-2007

    Dir: Steven Soderbergh. US. 2007. 122mins.Thirteen should produce some lucky numbers for Warner Brothers and maintain the muscular box-office momentum in the current summer of threequels. The third entry in the crime caper franchise, Ocean's Thirteen marks a return to form after the self-indulgent tomfoolery of its globe-hopping predecessor, even if the revenge heist scenario now feels very tired.
  • Back To Normandy (Retour A Normandie)

    24-May-2007

    Dir: Nicolas Philibert. Fr. 2006. 113 mins Any documentary is an act of remembrance. Back To Normandy has a special personal significance for director Nicolas Philibert because it allows him to return to the scene of his earliest filmmaking experiences and also to pay homage to his mentor Rene Allio.
  • Mister Lonely

    24-May-2007

    Dir: Harmony Korine. UK/Fr/Ire/USA. 2006. 112 mins It's a playful, romantic Harmony Kormine who emerges for inspection with Mister Lonely, his first film as a director since Julien Donkey Boy in 1999.
  • After Him (Apres Lui)

    22-May-2007

    Dir: Gael Morel. Fr. 2007. 90 mins A mother's grief warps into a suffocating obsession in Apres Lui, a sombre study of aching loss and broken hearts. The latest feature from Gael Morel (Le Clan, A Toute Vitesse etc) is a typically dour, unsentimental drama that refuses to sweeten the story of a woman desperate to retain a living sense of her dead son.
  • The Diving Bell And The Butterfly (Le Scaphandre Et Le Papillon)

    22-May-2007

    Dir:Julian Schnabel. 2007.France 112 mins
  • A Mighty Heart

    22-May-2007

    Dir: Michael Winterbottom. US. 2007. 108 mins Michael Winterbottom has become a master at relating dramatic true stories in a documentary style. He brings a typical intelligence and urgency to A Mighty Heart, the 2002 case of the kidnap and execution of American journalist Daniel Pearl.
  • XXY

    21-May-2007

    Dir: Lucia Puenzo. Arg/Sp/Fr. 2007. 91 mins The familiar agonies of adolescence are given a fresh slant and a perceptive treatment in XXY, a quietly impressive first feature from novelist and documentary maker Lucia Puenzo, daughter of The Official Story (1985) director Luis Puenzo.
  • Actresses (Actrices)

    20-May-2007

    Dir: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi. Fr. 2007. 110mins Facing 40 becomes a wake-up call for a neurotic self-absorbed performer in Actresses, the second feature from Valeria Bruni Tedeschi. Previously entitled Dream Of The Night Before, the film mines autobiographical material to explore the eternal conflict between professional success and personal happiness.
  • Savage Grace

    19-May-2007

    Dir: Tom Kalin. US. 2007. 87 mins Fifteen years after his eye-catching debut Swoon, Tom Kalin returns with a second feature that also addresses a story of true-life transgression and its lethal consequences. The inspiration this time is the rise and demise of 1940s socialite Barbara Daly and the increasingly unhinged relationship with her son Tony.
  • Terror's Advocate (L'Avocat du terreur)

    19-May-2007

    Dir: Barbet Schroeder Fr. 2007. 135 mins Renewing his fascination with monsters of modern times, Barbet Schroeder has created a weighty, wide-ranging portrait of devil's advocate Jacques Verges. It could also stand as a complex guide through the rise and rise of global terrorism.
  • No Country For Old Men

    19-May-2007

    Dir/scr: Joel & Ethan Coen. US. 2007.122 mins
  • The Banishment (Izgnanie)

    18-May-2007

    Dir: Andrey Zvyagintsev. 2007. Russ. 150minsThe Banishment struggles to carry the burden of expectations surrounding the second feature from writer-director Andrey Zvyagintsev. Like his Venice Golden Lion winner The Return, it offers a tale of pride and patriarchy illuminating the dark soul of the Russian male. It confirms Zvyagintsev as a master of mood and composition but the ponderous pacing and epic running time make the film something ...
  • Soda strikes UK deal for Gaelic-language Seachd

    18-May-2007

    Seachd -The Inaccessible Pinnacle has become the first Gaelic-language Scottish feature to secure UK theatrical distribution. Produced by Christopher Young and directed by Simon Miller, it has been acquired by Soda Pictures for an autumn 2007 release in the UK.
  • My Blueberry Nights

    16-May-2007

    Dir: Wong Kar Wai. 2007. US. 111mins Life is as plaintive and banal as a country western ballad in My Blueberry Nights. Wong Kar Wai's English-language debut may have all the trappings of an American road movie but at the core it is a characteristically dreamy exploration of love, loss and the sad ache of the broken-hearted.
  • Cannes Film Festival: 60th may be a dignified affair

    26-Apr-2007

    Emir Kusturica returns but Francis Ford Coppola's comeback is nowhere to be seen. The British have not received an invitation to the party but Stephen Frears will still sit at the top table. The French presence does not display an unseemly bias towards the home team but the Italians are probably feeling a little overlooked.
  • Spider-Man 3

    22-Apr-2007

    Dir: Sam Raimi. 2007.US. 140mins.The financial reasons for making Spider-Man 3 require no explanation; the artistic reasons are a little harder to discern. Taking some inspiration from Superman 3, director Sam Raimi has chosen to explore the dark side of his superhero. Burdening Peter Parker/Spider-Man with endless personal issues and adding two new villains to the mix fatally over-eggs the pudding. The cluttered narrative is obliged to rush from climax ...
  • Scottish Screen pushes diversity in exhibition strategy

    30-Mar-2007

    After a lengthy process of consultation Scottish Screen has announced a new Cinema Exhibition Strategy designed to extend the reach and diversity of films available to Scottish audiences.
  • Mr Bean's Holiday

    25-Mar-2007

    Dir: Steve Bendelack. UK-US. 2007. 85mins
  • Becoming Jane

    8-Mar-2007

    Dir: Julian Jarrold. UK-US. 2007. 120mins
  • Change of direction for UK French Film Festival

    4-Mar-2007

    The 2007 edition of the UK's annual French Film Festival is to focus exclusively on titles that have not secured a British distribution deal. The move is seen as a response to the revitalised Rendez-vous with French Cinema (29 March -April 1) in London which boasts a succession of star-studded previews in support of French films heading into UK theatrical release over the next six months. The London event opens with Olivier Dahan's Edith Piaf biopic ...
  • Half Nelson

    24-Feb-2007

    Ryan Fleck. US. 2006. 107 minsThe tired cliches of the inspirational teacher/pupil relationship are successfully turned on their head in Half Nelson. This is not the kind of formula crowd-pleaser that invites you to applaud the triumph of the underdog, instead it offers a haunting snapshot of the unlikely friendship that grows between two wary, complex individuals. Exceptional performances from Ryan Gosling and a quietly impressive ...
  • The BAFTAs 2007 - Awards countdown - King and Queen crowned at BAFTAs

    16-Feb-2007

    The signs may have pointed towards an outburst of flag-waving patriotic fervour at the Orange British Academy Film Awards last Sunday (February 11), but the Baftas failed to conform. Nine ground-breaking nominations for James Bond blockbuster Casino Royale resulted in just one win in the sound category and the compensation of the Rising Star Award for Eva Green. The Queen may have won best film and best actress for Helen Mirren, but it did not sweep the board - with the ...
  • The BAFTAs 2007 - Campaign watch

    16-Feb-2007

    Both The Queen and The Last King Of Scotland ran expensive, committed campaigns and both reveal the importance of the autumn festival circuit in building towards Bafta success, also a factor for previous winners such as Brokeback Mountain (2005) and Vera Drake (2004).
  • Music and Lyrics

    9-Feb-2007

    Dir: Marc Lawrence US. 2007. 102mins.
  • Bafta Nominations - Home is where the heat is

    19-Jan-2007

    Oscar-winning Chariots Of Fire screenwriter Colin Welland famously declared: "The British are coming!" At the time, 25 years ago, it sounded more like hollow bravado than an accurate forecast. If the nominations for this year's Orange British Academy Film Awards (Baftas) are any indication, then the cry carries renewed credibility. Bafta voters have backed British talent to an unprecedented degree this year, ignoring heavyweight US contenders such as Bobby, Flags Of Our Fathers ...
  • Homegrown, not Hollywood, talents impress BAFTA voters

    12-Jan-2007

    The rally cry 'The British are coming' has held true for this year's BAFTA nominees. BAFTA voters have backed British talent to an unprecedented degree this year, ignoring heavyweight American contenders like Bobby, Flags Of Our Fathers and Blood Diamond in favour of homegrown films.
  • BAFTA builds buzz

    21-Nov-2006

    The concept of business as usual seems entirely alien to the organisers of the annual BAFTA Awards.
  • Red Road makes clean sweep of Scottish BAFTAs

    21-Nov-2006

    Andrea Arnold’s film takes the major honours in Scotland to add to Cannes win.
  • Red Road makes clean sweep of Scottish BAFTAs

    21-Nov-2006

    Andrea Arnold’s Red Road has added Best Film at the Lloyds TSB BAFTA Scotland awards to its previous honours, including the Cannes Jury Prize and five BIFA nominations.
  • Casino Royale

    6-Nov-2006

    Dir: Martin Campbell. UK. 2006. 147mins
  • Red Road dominates Scottish Bafta nominations

    3-Nov-2006

    AndreaArnold's Cannes prize-winner Red Roadpredictably dominates the screen nominations for this year's Lloyds TSB BAFTAScotland awards. Thecritically-acclaimed ...
  • Red Road makes clean sweep of Scottish Baftas

    12-Oct-2006

    Andrea Arnold's Red Road has added Best Film at the Lloyds TSB BAFTA Scotland awards to its previous honours, including the Cannes Jury Prize and five BIFA nominations.
  • After The Wedding (Efter Bryllupet)

    27-Sep-2006

  • The Boss Of It All (El Patron)

    22-Sep-2006

  • Hula Girls (Hula Garu)

    21-Sep-2006

  • The Namesake

    20-Sep-2006

  • Cashback

    18-Sep-2006

    Dir/scr: Sean Ellis. UK. 2006.90mins.
  • El Cantante

    18-Sep-2006

  • Bonneville

    15-Sep-2006

  • This Is England

    13-Sep-2006

    Dir/scr: Shane Meadows. UK.2006. 104mins.
  • 10 Items Or Less

    12-Sep-2006

  • All The King's Men

    11-Sep-2006

  • Catch A Fire

    11-Sep-2006

    Dir: Phillip Noyce. UK-S Afr-US. 2006. 98mins
  • For Your Consideration

    11-Sep-2006

  • Borat

    10-Sep-2006

  • Penelope

    10-Sep-2006

  • Fido

    8-Sep-2006

  • Fido

    8-Sep-2006

    Dir: Andrew Currie. Can. 2006. 91mins.
  • The Wicker Man

    1-Sep-2006

    Dir: Neil La Bute.US. 2006. 97mins.
  • London To Brighton wins new director's award at Edinburgh

    28-Aug-2006

    Paul Andrew Williams won the Skillset New Directors Award for London To Brighton announced at the closing weekend of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
  • Life & Lyrics

    25-Aug-2006

  • Life & Lyrics

    25-Aug-2006

  • London To Brighton

    18-Aug-2006

    Dir/scr: Paul AndrewWilliams. UK. 2006. 86mins.
  • The Killing Of John Lennon

    16-Aug-2006

  • Edinburgh festival opens with news of boost in funding

    15-Aug-2006

    The60th Edinburgh International Film got underway on Monday evening with the worldpremiere of The Flying Scotsman andthe news that the event has received substantial extra funding.
  • The Flying Scotsman

    15-Aug-2006

    Dir: Douglas Mackinnon. UK. 2006. 105mins
  • Protests expected at Flying Scotsman premiere

    1-Aug-2006

  • New joint board announced to make way for Creative Scotland

    13-Jul-2006

  • Edinburgh to open 60th year with The Flying Scotsman

    12-Jul-2006

    The2006 Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) will open with the worldpremiere of The Flying Scotsman. Thefilm tells the true story of champion cyclist Graeme Obreeand marks the feature directorial debut of Douglas MacKinnon. Jonny Lee Miller plays Obree andthe cast also includes Brian Cox, Billy Boyd and Laura Fraser.
  • Summer 'O4 (Sommer 04 An Der Schlei)

    29-Jun-2006

  • Uro

    27-Jun-2006

    Dir: Stefan Faldbakken. Nor. 2006. 104mins.A rogue undercover cop pursues a muddle-head path towards redemption in URO, a solidly commercial first feature from Stefan Faldbakken. Familiarity hasn't blunted the appeal of a character type that has been a fixture of police thrillers from the glory days of Sidney Lumet through to the more recent Infernal Affairs trilogy.Faldbakken's Norwegian variation on the theme is a more humble affair but the handling is sufficiently ...
  • $1.2m Gaelic language feature shoots on Scottish island

    19-Jun-2006

    BAFTA-nominated producer Chris Young is currently shooting the Gaelic language feature Seachd-The Inaccessible Pinnacle on the Scottish island of Skye.
  • Exterminating Angels (Les Anges Exterminateurs)

    15-Jun-2006

    Dir/scr: Jean-Claude Brisseau.Fr. 2006. 100mins.One audience's erotic fantasy is another's cold shower in Exterminating Angels (Les Anges Exterminateurs), the latest overcooked psychodrama fromveteran writer/director Jean-Claude Brisseau. Theconcept of a fifty-something ...
  • The Host

    11-Jun-2006

    Dir: Bong Joon-ho. Korea. 2006. 119 mins.
  • Babel

    28-May-2006

    Asingle gun shot reverberates around the world in Babel, unexpectedly uniting disparate lives in Morocco, Mexico and Japan. Thethird ...
  • Pan's Labyrinth (El Laberinto Del Fauno)

    28-May-2006

    Dir: Guillermo del Toro. Spain / Mexico.2006. 112 mins
  • The Singer (Quand J'Etais Chanteur)

    28-May-2006

    Sadsongs say so much in The Singer, an unashamedlysentimental love story that features one of Gerard Depardieu's most fully-realisedand endearing performances in recent years.
  • The Singer (Quand J'Etais Chanteur)

    28-May-2006

    Sadsongs say so much in The Singer, an unashamedlysentimental love story that features one of Gerard Depardieu's most fully-realisedand endearing performances in recent years.
  • The Singer (Quand J'Etais Chanteur)

    28-May-2006

    Sadsongs say so much in Quand j'Etais Chanteur, an unashamedlysentimental love story that features one of Gerard Depardieu's most fully-realisedand endearing performances in recent years.
  • Jindabyne

    26-May-2006

    Dir: Ray Lawrence. Australia. 2006. 123 minsIn a time of uncertainty or crisis, the only things you can cling on to are personal integrity and a sense of community. That is the hard lesson learnt by the residents of Jindabyne in director Ray Lawrence's haunting companion piece to his award-winning comeback feature Lantana (2001). Like Lantana there is a dead body, a killer and a mystery that could easily be the basis of a Wolf Creek-style chiller. Lawrence sets aside the ...
  • The Singer (Quand J'Etais Chanteur)

    26-May-2006

    Dir/Scr: Xavier Giannoli. France. 2006. 112 minsSad songs say so much in The Singer, an unashamedly sentimental love story that features one of Gerard Depardieu's most fully realised and endearing performances in recent years. His melancholy, smalltime singer has the same weary charm as Burt Lancaster's aging hood in Atlantic City.Depardieu is well matched by Cecile de France and together they transcend the potentially corny material to create something small ...
  • Ambitious auteurs at Cannes still lack the 'wow factor'

    25-May-2006

  • Marie Antoinette

    25-May-2006

    Dir/scr: Sofia Coppola. US. 2006. 123 minsIt's history but not as we know it in Marie Antoinette, Sofia Coppola's frivolous, fun-filled attempt to make 18th century Versailles accessible to 21st century audiences.Her version of Marie Antoinette is more Paris Hilton than Paris, France as we meet a shallow young woman whose world revolves around footwear, fashion and fabulous parties. If the hostile reception at the first press screening is anything to go by purists ...
  • Irvine Welsh to direct The Man Who Walks

    23-May-2006

  • Red Road

    23-May-2006

    Dir: Andrea Arnold. UK-Den. 2006. 113mins.
  • Fast Food Nation

    20-May-2006

  • Bug

    19-May-2006

    Dir: William Friedkin. US. 2006. 102mins.
  • Summer Palace

    19-May-2006

    Dir: Lou Ye. Chi-Fr. 2006.140mins.
  • Mackenzie to start shooting fourth film Hallam Foe

    17-Mar-2006

    David Mackenzie is to direct Hallam Foe on location in Scotland from March 27. Mackenzie1s fourth feature after The Last Great Wilderness (2002), Young Adam (2003) and Asylum (2005) is a $5.4m ( £3.1m) adaptation of the Peter Jinks novel in which JamieBell stars as a misfit teenager who becomes convinced that hisstepmother ...
  • James Marsh's gothic horror to open Glasgow festival

    18-Jan-2006

    James Marsh's gothic horrortale The King starring Gael GarciaBernal will open the Glasgow Film Festival on February 16. Marsh andscreenwriter Milo Addica will attend and also takepart in a master class on the making of the film. The 2nd edition of this newScottish event runs until February 26 and includes screenings of Michael Caton ...
  • Scots producer enters distribution fray

    17-Jan-2006

    Scottish producer Ros Borland hasestablished BS Distribution to handle the UKrelease of her latest feature WildCountry. The low-budget teen horror movie was made by Borland's GabrielPictures and co-stars Martin (Sweet Sixteen)Compston and Peter Capaldi.
  • Brothers Of The Head

    17-Nov-2005

    Dirs: Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe. UK. 2005. 90mins.
  • Major honours shared at Bafta Scotland awards

    13-Nov-2005

    Honours were equally shared between On A Clear Day and Festival at the annual BAFTA Scotland Awards announced in Glasgow.StarringPeter Mullan, On A Clear Day tells of an unemployedman's determination to regain his self esteem by swimming the English Channeland wonboth ...
  • Festival heads Scottish Bafta contenders

    3-Nov-2005

    AnnieGriffin's ensemble comedy Festivalheadsthe contenders for this year's BAFTA Scotland Awards with six nominations including best film.
  • Festival heads Scottish Bafta contenders

    3-Nov-2005

    Annie Griffin's ensemble comedy Festivalheadsthe contenders for this year'sBAFTA Scotland Awards with six nominations including best film.
  • A Woman In Winter

    24-Oct-2005

    Dir/scr: Richard Jobson.UK. 2005. 100mins.
  • Merged festivals to boost French cinema in UK

    19-Oct-2005

    French cinema is set to receive a significant boost to its UK profile with the merging of two festivals into a single focused promotional event to be held each Spring.
  • River Queen

    29-Sep-2005

  • Bee Season

    16-Sep-2005

  • Mistress Of Spices

    16-Sep-2005

  • Mrs Henderson Presents

    13-Sep-2005

    Dir: Stephen Frears. UK.2005. 103mins.
  • Shopgirl

    13-Sep-2005

  • Shopgirl

    13-Sep-2005

  • Imagine Me And You

    12-Sep-2005

    Dir/scr: Ol Parker.UK-Ger. 2005. 93mins
  • Breakfast On Pluto

    12-Sep-2005

    Dir: Neil Jordan. Ire-UK. 2005. 135mins.Neil Jordan comes over all Almodovar in BreakfastOn Pluto, a sprawling, picaresque account of a young transvestite's epicodyssey in search of his mother. Jordan has a patchy record with broad comicmaterial (High Spirits, We're No Angels etc) and this ...
  • Revolver

    12-Sep-2005

    Dir/scr: Guy Ritchie. Fr-UK. 2005. 110mins.After the fiasco of Swept Away there wasnowhere to go but up for writer/director Guy Ritchie. Retreating to the safeterritory of gangland squabbles, dirty deeds, diamond geezers and hardcoreviolence must have seemed like a good idea but Revolver is such aconvoluted, risibly ...
  • Tideland

    12-Sep-2005

    Dir: Terry Gilliam. UK-Can.2005. 121mins.Terry Gilliam has spent hisentire career celebrating the power of the imagination to transcend the awfulrealities of life and death. He has described Mitch Cullin's Tideland as"Alice In Wonderland meets Psycho" and it sounds like idealmaterial for him.
  • Tsotsi storms off with Edinburgh prizes

    28-Aug-2005

    SouthAfrican/UK feature Tsotsi emerged as the major prize-winner at this year'sEdinburgh Film Festival, winning both the Michael Powell Award for the bestBritish Film and the Standard Life Audience Award as the public favourite.
  • Gypo

    25-Aug-2005

    Dir/scr: Jan Dunn. UK.2005. 98minsThe prospect of anofficially approved British Dogme film may not set hearts racing but Gypodefies any low expectations. An accomplished first feature, it makes a virtueof its adherence to the vows of cinematic chastity required by the Dogmemanifesto.Shot ...
  • The Dark

    24-Aug-2005

  • An Unfinished Life

    24-Aug-2005

  • Serenity

    23-Aug-2005

    Dir/scr: Joss Whedon. US.2005. 117mins.Nine successful StarTrek movies and one X-Files outing on the big screen are ampletestimony to the enduring attraction of cult sci-fi television. That factoralone should be enough to ensure muscular box-office for Serenity, afeature spin-off from the short-lived Joss ...
  • Kinky Boots

    22-Aug-2005

  • Tsotsi

    22-Aug-2005

    Dir: Gavin Hood. UK-S Af.2005. 94mins.Touched by the kind ofdynamism that also marked City Of God, Tsotsi brings a fresh energy tofamiliar themes of crime and redemption. Based on a novel by Athol Fugard, itoffers an unflinching portrait of post-apartheid South Africa; the lawlessshanty towns and lives bereft of hope. It ...
  • Wah-Wah

    18-Aug-2005

  • Edinburgh celebrates British cinema with major premieres

    13-Jul-2005

    British cinema is alive andwell and flourishing in Edinburgh. That's the message from theprogramme of the 59th Edinburgh International Film Festival, launched thismorning. The ...
  • The King

    1-Jul-2005

  • Northeast (Nordeste)

    29-Jun-2005

  • Down In The Valley

    1-Jun-2005

  • Merry Christmas (Joyeux Noel)

    27-May-2005

  • The Great Ecstasy Of Robert Carmichael

    24-May-2005

  • Don't Come Knocking

    20-May-2005

  • The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada

    20-May-2005

  • Three Times

    20-May-2005

  • Haneke's Hidden leads the race for Palme d'Or

    18-May-2005

    Nobody has stumbled across a Brown Bunny. Nobody has discovered amasterpiece. That seemed to sum up the feeling about this year's competitionfilms as Cannes heads towards its last days.
  • Mackenzie recruits Jamie Bell for Foe

    18-May-2005

    Director David Mackenzie's next film will be Hallam Foe, a £4madaptation of the Peter Jinks novel, to star Jamie Bell.
  • Broken Flowers

    17-May-2005

  • Manderlay

    16-May-2005

    Dir/scr: Lars Von Trier. Den-Swe-Fr-UK-Ger-Neth.2005. 139mins.
  • Hidden (Cache)

    14-May-2005

    Dir/Scr Michael Haneke. France/Austria. 2005. 117 mins
  • Kilometre Zero

    13-May-2005

    Dir/scr: Hiner Saleem. Fr-Kurd. 2005. 96mins
  • Lemming

    13-May-2005

  • Match Point

    13-May-2005

  • Allen's Melinda to open first Glasgow festival

    28-Jan-2005

    Woody Allen's MelindaAnd Melinda will open the first Glasgow World Film Festival on February 9. The event, sponsored byGlasgow City Council and Visit Scotland, will screen seventy films over thefollowing eight days closing with Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic onFebruary 17. Highlights ...
  • Hay appointed Scottish Screen chief executive

    21-Dec-2004

    ScottishScreen has confirmed the appointment of Edinburgh-born Ken Hay as their newChief Executive.Hay replaces Steve McIntyre who chose not to renew hiscontract when it ended in August.Thelengthy search for a successor had thrown a number of respected Scottish namesinto the ring, notably Edinburgh International ...
  • The Alzheimer Case (De Zaak Alzheimer)

    29-Nov-2004

    Dir:Erik Van Looy. Belgium. 2003. 120minsEveryoneis looking for the fresh twist that can raise a thriller out of the ranks ofthe ordinary. Erik Van Looy appears to have found it in The Alzheimer Case.The twist here is a hired killer turned avenging angel struggling with theonset of Alzheimers. His faltering memory, wounded pride and bleak prognosisinevitably ...
  • Glasgow to launch World Film Festival

    22-Nov-2004

    Glasgow is to enter the crowded calendar of global eventswith the establishment of a World Film Festival. The first edition of theFestival will run from Feb 10-17, 2005, screening 90 features.
  • Young Adam dominates Scottish BAFTAs

    15-Nov-2004

    Young Adam dominatedthe Scottish BAFTA Awards held on Sunday, winning a clean sweep of the majorprizes.DavidMackenzie's adaptation of the Alexander Trocchi novel set in 1950s Scotland wasawarded Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress for Tilda Swinton and Best Actorfor Ewan McGregor.SergioCasci ...
  • When Will I Be Loved'

    12-Nov-2004

    Dir/scr: James Toback. US. 2004. 81mins.A risky title is likely to provoke a cynical responsein When Will I Be Loved', as American auteur James Toback offers anexasperating fusion of sex, lies and self-indulgence. Thriller elements in theplot might suggest that Toback is working in a more commercial vein but thefilm-noir style machinations are just a foundation ...
  • Return To Sender

    11-Nov-2004

  • Night People, GAMERz win Scottish funding

    4-Nov-2004

    Ensemble drama Night People and comic fantasy GAMERzare the latest features to be funded under the New Found Films scheme runby Scottish Screen, Scottish Television and Grampian Television.
  • BAFTA Scotland announces film award nominees

    26-Oct-2004

    Young Adam, American Cousins and Afterlifelead the nominations for the BAFTA Scotland Awards to be held in Glasgow onNovember 14.
  • A Good Woman

    14-Oct-2004

    Dir: Mike Barker. UK-It.2004. 93minsA light souffle of a film, AGood Woman takes a decent stab at transferring Oscar Wilde's enduring play LadyWindermere's Fan from Victorian England to 1930s Italy. The crisp wit andsly social satire are a little lost in translation and the stellar cast are notalways ...
  • Brothers (Brodre)

    29-Sep-2004

    Dir: Susanne Bier. Den. 2004. 110minsThe consequences of love and the personal trauma ofglobal conflict prove a potent combination in Brothers. The latestcollaboration between Open Hearts director Susanne Bier and screenwriterAnders Thomas Jensen takes the stuff of cheap melodrama and transforms it intoa heartfelt ...
  • Kung Fu Hustle (Gungfu)

    23-Sep-2004

    Dir: Stephen Chow. HK-Chi. 2004. 95mins
  • Imaginary Heroes

    22-Sep-2004

  • Toronto serves up succession of Oscar contenders

    19-Sep-2004

    So, it was sometimes difficult to get into screenings, itwas impossible to see everything you wanted and Vera Drake was nowhere to be seen. Journalists always like tohave some complaints but in truth the 2004 edition of the Toronto InternationalFilm Festival left little to grumble about.
  • Beyond The Sea

    15-Sep-2004

    Dir: Kevin Spacey. UK-Ger.2004. 121minsAn old-fashioned,razzle-dazzle biopic, Beyond The Sea breezes through the life of 1960sshowbusiness all-rounder Bobby Darin with a song and a dance and a ton ofchutzpah. Kevin Spacey's second directorial effort (after Albino Alligator)is a true labour of ...
  • Downfall (Der Untergang)

    15-Sep-2004

    Dir: Oliver Hirschbiegel.Ger. 2004. 150minsDoes the world really needanother film on Adolf Hitler' Downfall answers the question in theaffirmative. Recent years have seen the release of Max, Moloch,the documentary Blind Spot and the Robert Carlyle mini-series, but Downfallis distinctive and potentially ...
  • Kinsey

    14-Sep-2004

    Dir/scr: Bill Condon US.2004. 124minsA deftly handled mixture ofpersonal drama and social history, Kinseysculpts a compelling film from the life of the pioneering scientist who devotedhimself to the study of human sexuality. Beautifully judged and paced, it isboth intellectually stimulating and emotionally ...
  • Millions

    14-Sep-2004

    Dir: Danny Boyle UK-US.2004. 97minsTen years after Shallow Grave, director DannyBoyle once again discovers that sudden wealth is not without its complications.In Millions it is innocent schoolboys rather than larcenous flatmateswho are faced with a cash windfall.Boyle's ...
  • Ray

    14-Sep-2004

  • I Heart Huckabees

    10-Sep-2004

  • Love rules in Edinburgh

    29-Aug-2004

    Pawel Pawlikowski's My Summer Of Love was named as the winner of the Michael Powell Awardfor Best British Film on the closing day (August 29) of this year'sEdinburgh International Film Festival.
  • The Hamburg Cell

    26-Aug-2004

    Dir: Antonia Bird. UK.2004.100minsIs the world ready for a dispassionate account of theterrorist cell behind the 9/11 atrocities' Is it possible to understand thehuman impulses behind such unconscionable actions'
  • Euro DocuZone to go live in November

    25-Aug-2004

    The dream of a pan-European distribution network fordocumentary films is set to become a reality this November as the NetherlandsFilm Fund DocuZone initiative expands to cover two hundred cinemas in nineEuropean countries.
  • My Summer Of Love

    25-Aug-2004

    Dir: PawelPawlikowski. UK. 2004. 83mins
  • The Taste Of Tea (Cha No Aji)

    25-Aug-2004

  • Inside I'm Dancing

    24-Aug-2004

  • The Purifiers

    23-Aug-2004

    Dir/scr: Richard Jobson.UK. 2004. 85minsThere are some areas of the international market in whichBritish cinema cannot reasonably expect to compete. A meaty, martial artsthriller might be one of them. That hasn't stopped ambitious writer-directordirector Richard Jobson making a plucky attempt to create his own pulpyScottish version of a Hong Kong action movie.
  • McDull, Prince De La Bun (Makdau Boloyau Wongchi)

    18-Aug-2004

  • Yasmin

    9-Aug-2004

    Dir: Kenny Glenaan. UK-Ger.2004. 87minsThree years ago, GasAttack won the Michael Powell Award at Edinburgh and marked out KennyGlennan as a promising new directorial talent. Yasmin confirms hisstatus as a social realist with an ability to focus on the human element in anyheadline-grabbing dramatic situation.
  • Festival debut for Book Group director

    23-Jul-2004

    AnnieGriffin, the writer and director of award-winning UK TV show The Book Group,will make her feature debut with Festival, an ensemble comedy set duringthe annual Edinburgh Festival.Daniella Nardini, Clive Russell, Deirdre O'Kane, ChrisO'Dowd and Stephen Mangan head the cast of the £1.8m feature which is financedby the UK Film Council Premiere Fund, Film Four, Scottish Screen ...
  • Edinburgh announces festival programme

    14-Jul-2004

    Boasting six world premieres and 40 UK premieres, theEdinburgh International Film Festival has launched a 2004 programme aiming todefend its position as the premiere UK Festival for British cinema.Facingcompetition from a revitalised London Film Festival and the recent Londonscreenings, Edinburgh will host premieres of Shane Meadows gritty ganglandthriller Dead Man's Shoes, Antonia ...
  • Hotel

    28-Jun-2004

  • Taegukgi (Taegukgi Hwinalrimyeo)

    24-Jun-2004

    Dir: Kang Je-gyu. Korea.2004. 148 minsIs Kang Je-Gyu becoming theMichael Bay of Korean cinema' The director made a persuasive claim to the titlewith the slick conspiracy thriller Shiri (Swiri) which grabbedthe Korean box-office crown in 1999. Now, he moves into Pearl Harborterritory with ...
  • Edinburgh faces up to studio boycott threats

    21-Jun-2004

    Edinburgh Film Festival managingdirector Ginnie Atkinson reacted swiftly to weekend press reports thatthis year's event might be damaged by a boycott from three major Hollywoodstudios.Articles suggested thatDisney, Universal and 20th Century Fox would boycott the event in protest atthe city's poor record on combating piracy.
  • Los Muertos

    21-Jun-2004

  • Los Muertos

    18-Jun-2004

  • The Hook (Je Suis Un Assassin)

    8-Jun-2004

  • A Common Thread (Brodeuses)

    4-Jun-2004

    Dir: Eleonore Faucher. Fr.2004. 88minsAssured and tenderly felt, ACommon Thread (Brodeuses) announces a promising new talent inwriter-director Eleonore Faucher. The story of a rural teenager coming to termswith her pregnancy and her future has some affinities with Agnes Varda's Vagabondeand ...
  • Somersault

    28-May-2004

    Dir/scr: Cate Shortland.Australia. 2004. 106 minsA haunting little story ofsex, guilt, love and all the confusion in between, Somersault marks aquietly impressive feature debut from writer-director Cate Shortland after astring of award-winning shorts. The interaction between a number of complex,interestingly ...
  • Nobody Knows (Daremo Shiranai)

    26-May-2004

  • Aftermath (Lad De Sma Born)

    25-May-2004

  • Exiles (Exils)

    24-May-2004

  • The Life And Death Of Peter Sellers

    24-May-2004

    Dir: Stephen Hopkins. US. 2004. 129 mins
  • 2046

    21-May-2004

    Dir/scr: Wong kar-wai. HongKong. 2004. 128 minsThe title may suggest aspace age drama but Wong Kar-Wai's long-awaited 2046 proves to be anelaborate, languorous continuation of In The Mood For Love that revisitsthe Tony Leung character as he once again struggles with the impermanence andimpossibility ...
  • Motorcycle revs up embattled Cannes

    20-May-2004

    Last month, festival programmer Thierry Fremaux promised thatCannes 2004 would be a festival of Confirmations and Discoveries. TheFestival's reputation depended on it after widespread criticisms of the eventin 2003. It has been touch and go at times but the competition titles have justabout delivered on his promise.
  • Look At Me (Comme Une Image)

    20-May-2004

  • The Assassination Of Richard Nixon

    19-May-2004

  • Fahrenheit 911

    18-May-2004

  • Life Is A Miracle (Zivot Je Cudo)

    17-May-2004

  • The Calcium Kid

    27-Apr-2004

  • Bad Education (La Mala Educacion)

    8-Apr-2004

  • Death In Gaza

    24-Mar-2004

  • Blind Flight

    18-Mar-2004

  • Hush Hush Baby (Shouf Shouf Haibibi)

    12-Mar-2004

  • Sylvain Chomet does tartan jig

    25-Feb-2004

    Oscar-nominated animator Sylvain Chomet is reported to be considering establishing a base in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh.
  • Silmido

    24-Feb-2004

  • Twin Sisters (De Tweeling)

    2-Feb-2004

  • Scotland's New Found scheme to back two more features

    14-Jan-2004

    The New Found Films scheme has announced that it will finance two further low-budget Scottish digital features.
  • BAFTA Scotland to launch annual awards event

    11-Dec-2003

    BAFTA Scotland is to establish an annual awards ceremony recognising excellence in the Scottish screen industries.
  • Sea Of Silence (Verder Dan De Maan)

    5-Dec-2003

  • Skagerrak

    3-Nov-2003

  • Cheeky

    31-Oct-2003

  • Love Actually

    24-Oct-2003

  • Verve takes UK rights to Edinburgh winner Afterlife

    8-Oct-2003

    Verve Films have acquired UK theatrical rights to Gabriel Films' Afterlife, the winner of the Standard Life Audience Award at the 2003 Edinburgh International Film Festival.
  • 11:14

    26-Sep-2003

  • Toronto restores faith in festival experience

    16-Sep-2003

    There are times this year when Toronto must have felt like a city under siege - the combination of SARS, a strong Canadian dollar and a power blackout had a devastating effect on the city's allure.
  • 8.17pm, Darling Street (20.17, Rue Darling)

    16-Sep-2003

  • The Boys From County Clare

    16-Sep-2003

  • Vodka Lemon

    15-Sep-2003

  • Touching The Void

    12-Sep-2003

  • Underworld

    11-Sep-2003

  • Shattered Glass

    10-Sep-2003

  • Bright Young Things

    9-Sep-2003

    Dir: Stephen Fry. UK. 2003. 105 mins
  • Girl With A Pearl Earring

    9-Sep-2003

    Dir: Peter Webber. UK/Luxembourg. 2003. 95 mins
  • Girl With A Pearl Earring

    9-Sep-2003

    Dir: Peter Webber. UK/Luxembourg. 2003. 95 mins
  • Afterlife

    2-Sep-2003

  • Edinburgh closes with Splendor

    25-Aug-2003

    It may have been a tough year for securing titles and attracting talent but the 57th Edinburgh International Film Festival closed in style on Sunday with the British premiere of Sundance prize-winner American Splendor.
  • Solid Air

    22-Aug-2003

  • Arthouse films benefit from Edinburgh exposure

    21-Aug-2003

    Speaking at last year's Edinburgh premiere of All Or Nothing, Mike Leigh declared that he could think of no better event in Britain to launch a new film.
  • Intermission

    21-Aug-2003

  • Stroke Of Genius tees up in Scotland

    15-Aug-2003

    Scottish-based production company McDongall films is to co-ordinate the Scottish element of the $15m US indie biopic Bobby Jones - Stroke Of Genius, which starts shooting in St Andrews on August 24.
  • Eastwood's Mystic River pulls out of Edinburgh

    14-Aug-2003

    The critically acclaimed Clint Eastwood thriller Mystic River has been pulled from the Edinburgh International Film Festival (Aug 13-24) programme.
  • Wondrous Oblivion

    11-Aug-2003

  • Calendar Girls

    9-Aug-2003

  • Charlie: The Life And Art Of Charles Chaplin

    30-Jul-2003

  • Japanese Story

    23-Jul-2003

  • Kiss Of Life

    22-Jul-2003

  • Struggle

    18-Jul-2003

  • Veronica Guerin

    15-Jul-2003

  • Young Adam to open Edinburgh film festival

    9-Jul-2003

    David Mackenzie's critically-acclaimed Scottish drama Young Adam will open next month's Edinburgh International Film Festival.
  • Bright Leaves

    3-Jul-2003

  • Deep Breath

    20-Jun-2003

  • Edinburgh unveils first festival titles

    16-Jun-2003

    British premieres of Cannes competition entry Swimming Pool, Jim Sheridan drama In America and Lucas Belvaux's La Trilogie are among the first titles confirmed for the 57th Edinburgh International Film Festival which runs August 13-24.
  • S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine

    11-Jun-2003

  • Edinburgh film festival to hold Clouzot retrospective

    4-Jun-2003

    French master of suspense Henri-Georges Clouzot is the subject of a comprehensive retrospective at the 57th Edinburgh International Film Festival (August 13-24).
  • The Last Customer/Il Grido D'Angoscia Dell'uccello Predatore 20 Tagli D'Aprile

    3-Jun-2003

    Dir: Nanni Moretti. Italy 2003. 23/27mins
  • The Mother

    2-Jun-2003

  • Mystic River

    27-May-2003

  • Cannes goes from feast to famine

    23-May-2003

    You win some, you lose some. Last year, Cannes was basking in an abundance of riches that ranged from Palme d'Or winner The Pianist to dazzling documentary Bowling For Columbine and red hot discovery City Of God.
  • Elephant

    23-May-2003

  • Who Killed Bambi' (Qui A Tue Bambi')

    23-May-2003

  • Strayed (Les Egares)

    22-May-2003

  • Strayed (Les Egares)

    22-May-2003

  • Dogville

    19-May-2003

  • Swimming Pool

    18-May-2003

  • I Capture The Castle

    12-May-2003

  • The Actors

    12-May-2003

  • Terence Davies' Sunset Song to shoot this summer

    8-May-2003

    Terence Davies' adaptation of the classic Scottish novel Sunset Song is on track to start shooting on location in Scotland from August or September, according to producer Bob Last.
  • To Kill A King

    1-May-2003

  • First digital features announced for Scotland's New Found Films

    28-Apr-2003

    Peter Mullan, Shirley Henderson and Kevin McKidd are among the Scottish stars to appear in the first two digital features produced under the country's New Found Films scheme.
  • Johnny English

    8-Apr-2003

  • Plans unveiled for Scottish facilities centre

    1-Apr-2003

    Scottish producer Gillian Berrie of Sigma Films has revealed plans to develop Film City Glasgow in the city's Govan Town Hall.
  • Another major film studio proposed for Scotland

    6-Feb-2003

    The ongoing story of constructing a major film studio in Scotland added a further chapter on Wednesday with the announcement of a new $411.5m (£250m) development near Gleneagles, which includes provision for a $49.4m (£30m), 100-acre film studio.
  • Wilbur Wants To Kill Himself

    22-Jan-2003

  • Late Night Shopping bags BAFTA Scotland award

    26-Nov-2002

    Ideal World's critically acclaimed Late Night Shopping was named best feature Film at the 2002 BAFTA Scotland New Talent Awards held in Glasgow on Sunday night.
  • Scottish short to get feature-length US remake

    20-Nov-2002

    New York-based Kinetic Arts is to produce a feature-length version of the award-winning Scottish short Leonard.
  • Scottish film production enjoys mini-boom

    14-Nov-2002

    Swimming against the tide of downbeat news from the UK sector, Scotland is currently experiencing a mini-boom in film and television production.
  • Flying Scotsman grounded until next year

    12-Nov-2002

    Scottish Screen and Bronco Films' Peter Broughan have confirmed that the filming of The Flying Scotsman has now been postponed until the Spring.
  • Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

    8-Nov-2002

  • Sweet Sixteen, Shopping dominate BAFTA Scotland talent awards

    8-Nov-2002

  • Flying Scotsman shooting time-table derailed

    1-Nov-2002

    The future of The Flying Scotsman was placed in jeopardy yesterday (October 31) with the news that the£3.3 million production has lost one of its main investors.
  • 28 Days Later

    24-Oct-2002

  • Villa Des Roses

    21-Oct-2002

  • City Of Ghosts

    16-Oct-2002

  • Scotland loses a studio but gains a film fund

    11-Oct-2002

    After years of feasibility studies and grand designs, Scottish Enterprise has concluded that there is insufficient demand within the Scottish film industry to justify the construction of a large-scale film studio.
  • Pure

    1-Oct-2002

    Dir: Gillies MacKinnon. UK. 2002. 96 mins
  • AUTO FOCUS

    23-Sep-2002

    Screened at Toronto (Special Presentation)Dir: Paul Schrader. US. 2002. 104minsDirector Paul Schrader mixes a potentially lethal cocktail of sex, celebrity and scandal in Auto Focus, a solid, absorbing but far from completely compelling biography of troubled 1960s TV star Bob Crane. Greg Kinnear does a fine job of capturing the callow charm and blissful lack of self-awareness that seem to have defined the Crane persona but his story is never as fascinating ...
  • Antwone Fisher

    17-Sep-2002

  • Phone Booth

    17-Sep-2002

  • 11' 09' 01

    13-Sep-2002

  • In America (Working Title)

    13-Sep-2002

  • Toronto Comment - The British Are Screening!

    11-Sep-2002

    It is just 20 years since screenwriter Colin Welland held an Oscar aloft and famously declared: "The British are coming!" Chariots of Fire was the Oscar Cinderella story that year, Gandhi was waiting in the wings and filmmakers as diverse as Bill Forsyth and Peter Greenaway were about to leave their mark on a world stage.
  • Toronto: A Festival Of Quiet Americans

    11-Sep-2002

    Last year at Toronto, the events of September 11 pushed everything else into numbed insignificance. This year, the Festival offered a comforting sense of business as usual - Miramax and Lion's Gate cherrypicked the top titles, celebrity-spotting recaptured the front pages and the old, familiar debate resumed over whether the Festival had become the victim of its own success. The latter argument gained in piquancy when even the most influential media figures failed to secure access to ...
  • The Four Feathers

    10-Sep-2002

    Director: Shekhar Kapur. US-UK. 2002 125mins
  • The Four Feathers

    10-Sep-2002

    Director: Shekhar Kapur. US-UK. 2002 125mins
  • The Good Thief

    9-Sep-2002

  • The Good Thief

    9-Sep-2002

  • The Quiet American

    9-Sep-2002

  • The Quiet American

    9-Sep-2002

  • The Magdalene Sisters

    30-Aug-2002

  • Scottish Screen appoints new Chair

    29-Aug-2002

    Ray McFarlane has been appointed as the new Chair of Scottish Screen.
  • The Last Great Wilderness

    29-Aug-2002

  • UK documentary scheme emerges from Edinburgh

    28-Aug-2002

    A proposed pilot scheme to boost UK theatrical audiences for documentaries was unveiled at Edinburgh during the closing weekend of the Film Festival.
  • Volcano High (Whasango)

    28-Aug-2002

  • Edinburgh: Out Of Control wins best British film award

    26-Aug-2002

    Dominic Savage's Out Of Control received the Michael Powell Award for Best British Film at the 56th Edinburgh International Film Festival which closed on Sunday with the British premiere of Christopher Nolan's thriller Insomnia.
  • Edinburgh: UK creative talent back on song

    23-Aug-2002

    What a difference a year makes. Last year at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, there was much talk of a British section that was considered lightweight and lacking in quality. Inevitably, it was seen as a reflection on the whole industry.
  • Heartlands

    23-Aug-2002

    Director: Damien O'Donnell. UK. 2002. 98mins
  • Out Of Control

    22-Aug-2002

    Director: Dominic Savage. UK. 2002. 90 mins
  • The Eye (Oko)

    19-Aug-2002

    Directors: Oxide and Danny Pang. Hong Kong-Thailand. 2002. 98mins
  • The Guru

    16-Aug-2002

    Dir: Daisy von Scherler Mayer. UK-US. 2002. 94mins
  • Tomorrow La Scala withdrawn from Edinburgh

    13-Aug-2002

    Francesa Joseph's debut feature Tomorrow, La Scala! has been withdrawn from its UK premiere slot at this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival (Aug 14-25).
  • My Little Eye

    7-Aug-2002

  • Edinburgh unveils full festival line-up

    10-Jul-2002

    The 56th Edinburgh International Film Festival (August 14 - 25) will open with the UK premiere of Lynne Ramsay's acclaimed Morvern Callar and close with Christopher Nolan's hit thriller Insomnia.
  • Edinburgh unveils impressive festival line-up

    10-Jul-2002

    The 56th Edinburgh International Film Festival (August 14 - 25) will open with the UK premiere of Lynne Ramsey's acclaimed Morvern Callar and close with Christopher Nolan's hit thriller Insomnia.
  • 17 Fois Cecile Cassard

    2-Jul-2002

  • Le Pays Du Chien Qui Chante

    2-Jul-2002

  • Tomorrow La Scala

    2-Jul-2002

  • Une Pure Coincidence

    2-Jul-2002

  • Angela

    27-Jun-2002

  • Edinburgh's new director reveals first festival titles

    17-Jun-2002

    Gary Winick's Sundance prize-winner Tadpole, Roger Michell's Summer box-office hit Changing Lanes with Ben Affleck and Samuel L Jackson and Mike Leigh's much admired Cannes contender All Or Nothing are among the first titles confirmed for this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival.
  • Russian Ark (Russkiy Kovcheg)

    2-Jun-2002

    Director: Alexander Sokurov. Russia. 2002. 96 mins.
  • Once Upon A Time In The Midlands

    31-May-2002

  • Sex Is Comedy

    31-May-2002

  • The Pianist

    27-May-2002

  • Cannes 2002: tough choices for Palme readers

    24-May-2002

    Constantly improving after far from auspicious beginnings, Cannes 2002 should finally settle in the memory as a robust and rewarding vintage. Filled with uncompromising auteurist statements, exciting discoveries and tender explorations of the human condition, it was a Festival to restore anyone's faith in the health and vigour of world cinema - even if the real excitement often fell outside the main competition.
  • Morvern Callar

    22-May-2002

  • Sweet Sixteen

    22-May-2002

  • REVIEW: Balzac And The Little Chinese Seamstress

    17-May-2002

  • REVIEW: Bowling For Columbine

    17-May-2002

  • REVIEW: Sex Is Comedy

    17-May-2002

  • Sean Connery closes his LA-based Fountainbridge Films

    13-May-2002

    Sean Connery has shut down his Los Angeles-based production company Fountainbridge Films, throwing into doubt plans for a Scottish studio facility as well as threatening the future of period epic Mary, Queen Of Scots.
  • The Warrior

    18-Apr-2002

  • Scotland's Smuji pushes video compression

    10-Apr-2002

    Scottish based production company Smuji Films is pioneering a revolutionary video compression system for broadcasting moving images over the internet. The Essential Viewing software plays images into a web browser without the need for plug-ins or players.
  • Dog Soldiers

    4-Apr-2002

    Dir: Neil Marshall. UK. 2001. 105mins
  • Edinburgh film festival to honour Kon Ichikawa

    5-Mar-2002

    The first Edinburgh International Film Festival under new artistic director Shane Danielsen will pay tribute to the Japanese director Kon Ichikawa with a retrospective of 11 of his films spanning the decade 1953 to 1963.
  • Scottish shorts scheme expands to features

    10-Feb-2002

    The New Found Land short film scheme is to expand its remit and fund two features. The joint initiative between Scottish Screen, Scottish TV and Grampian TV is now in its third year and annually funds six half-hour dramas shot on digital and intended for television transmission and Festival exposure.
  • The 51st State

    30-Nov-2001

    Dir: Ronny Yu. UK/Canada. 2001. 92mins
  • Betty Fisher And Other Stories

    23-Nov-2001

  • Sur Mes Levres (Read My Lips)

    16-Oct-2001

  • Palm Tree announces period drama slate

    15-Oct-2001

    Palm Tree Productions has secured independent backing from Monaco-based media investment company IPH (IP Hedge) for a slate of four period dramas set in Scotland. Budgeted in the $5-$10 million range, the projects are Red Rose, Chopin's Widow, Voyage Of Dreams and The White Duchess. It is understood that IPH will cash flow the productions over a period of five years whilst Palm Tree seeks distribution deals and pre-sales on the titles.
  • The Man From Elysian Fields

    2-Oct-2001

  • Mike Bassett: England Manager

    1-Oct-2001

  • Joy Ride

    20-Sep-2001

  • Christmas Carol: The Movie

    18-Sep-2001

  • Novocaine

    12-Sep-2001

  • Buffalo Soldiers

    11-Sep-2001

  • Last Wedding

    11-Sep-2001

  • Gas Attack

    29-Aug-2001

    Dir: Kenny Glenaan. Scotland. 2001. 70 mins
  • Edinburgh 2001: a tale of too much TV

    27-Aug-2001

    The lacklustre state of British cinema was widely bemoaned at this year's Edinburgh international Film Festival where undemanding mainstream crowd-pleasers like Lucky Break and Crush unfurled alongside a range of productions judged eminently worthy of television transmission but unlikely to justify theatrical exposure.
  • Gas Attack takes Edinburgh by storm

    26-Aug-2001

    Topical, highly controversial Scottish production Gas Attack was named Best New British Feature at the Edinburgh International Film Festival closing ceremony on Sunday night.
  • Gabriel And Me

    22-Aug-2001

  • Happy Now

    20-Aug-2001

  • Filthy Earth

    16-Aug-2001

  • Lucky Break

    15-Aug-2001

  • The Iron Ladies

    18-Jul-2001

  • La Chambre Des Officiers

    28-Jun-2001

    Dir: Francois Dupeyron. France. 2001. 135mins
  • Crush

    28-Jun-2001

    Dir: John McKay. UK. 2001. 111mins
  • The Chimp

    28-Jun-2001

    Director: Aktan Abdykalykov. France/Kazakhstan. 2001. 98mins
  • Pauline & Paulette

    18-Jun-2001

    Dir: Lieven Debrauwer. Belgium/France/Netherlands. 2001. 78mins
  • ABC Africa

    18-Jun-2001

    Dir: Abbas Kiarostami. Iran. 2001. 83 mins.
  • Hijack Stories

    14-Jun-2001

    Dir: Oliver Schmitz. South Africa. 2001. 94 mins
  • Edinburgh festival to salute Herzog documentaries

    8-Jun-2001

    Maverick German director Werner Herzog will be the subject of this year's retrospective at the Edinburgh International Film Festival (August 12-26). The festival will focus exclusively on his documentary work, which includes such titles as Herdsmen Of The Sun (1992), Bells From The Deep (1993) and Little Dieter Needs To Fly (1997). A larger event, covering the entire spectrum of Herzog's career will unfold concurrently at the National Film Theatre in London.
  • Under The Moonlight (Zir-E Nour-E Mah)

    30-May-2001

    Dir: Reza Mir-Karimi. Iran. 2001. 96mins.
  • Atkinson to become Scottish scout for Ecosse

    3-May-2001

    Ginnie Atkinson is to join Ecosse Films as a consultant producer with a
  • Terence Davies in tune with Sunset Song adaptation

    5-Jan-2001

    Writer-director Terence Davies is eyeing an adaptation of the classic Scots novel Sunset Song to follow his critically acclaimed film of Edith Wharton's book The House Of Mirth.
  • Bronco's Flying Scotsman secures lottery backing

    18-Dec-2000

    Bronco Films' $5m The Flying Scotsman was the main beneficiary of the latest Scottish Screen Lottery Panel Awards, receiving a production grant of $738,000 (£500,000).
  • One Life Stand sweeps board at Scottish BAFTAs

    27-Nov-2000

    Pioneering digital drama One Life Stand scooped five prizes at the BAFTA Scotland New Talent Awards in Glasgow on Sunday evening including best drama and best writer and director for its creator May Miles Thomas.
  • La Chambre Des Magiciennes (Of Women And Magic)

    23-Nov-2000

  • Gabriel, Bronco secure Scottish Screen loans

    10-Nov-2000

    Gabriel Films and a revitalised Bronco Films are among the beneficiaries of Development Loan Awards funded by the Scottish Screen National Lottery in partnership with the Scottish Enterprise Creative Industries Team.
  • One Life Stand leads nods for Scottish BAFTAs

    2-Nov-2000

    Elemental Films' One Life Stand and controversial BBC Scotland television drama Tinsel Town lead the nominations for the third biennial BAFTA Scotland New Talent Awards.
  • A Shot At Glory

    9-Oct-2000

  • French film fest throws spotlight on thrillers

    6-Oct-2000

    The resurgence of the traditional French thriller will be celebrated at this year's French Film Festival in Scotland and the UK with a series of screenings including Frederic Schoendoerffer's Scenes De Crimes and Eric Rochant's Total Western.
  • Greenfingers

    4-Oct-2000

  • Under The Sand (Sous Le Sable)

    29-Sep-2000

  • Dark Days

    28-Sep-2000

  • Men Of Honor

    25-Sep-2000

  • Beautiful

    25-Sep-2000

  • Merci Pour Le Chocolat (Nightcap)

    18-Sep-2000

  • When Brendan Met Trudy

    14-Sep-2000

  • Beautiful Creatures

    1-Sep-2000

  • Aberdeen

    1-Sep-2000

  • Edinburgh toasts latest wave of British filmmaking

    28-Aug-2000

    Critical enthusiasm for a new wave of British filmmaking was reflected in the prizes announced Sunday night at the 54th Edinburgh International Film Festival.
  • The Little Vampire

    23-Aug-2000

  • Snatch

    23-Aug-2000

  • One Life Stand

    21-Aug-2000

  • A Brief History Of Errol Morris

    18-Aug-2000

  • Parallax unveils partnership with Scotland's Makar

    18-Aug-2000

    The UK's Parallax Pictures has established a Scottish production base through a partnership with Edinburgh-based Makar Productions. The two companies are already collaborating on Makar's first National Lottery-financed feature, the $3.9m Child Of Air.
  • Antonine Films unveils scheme for Scottish shorts

    17-Aug-2000

    UK production outfit Antonine Films has launched a short film initiative, "8 1/2", designed to nurture new talent based in Scotland. Named after the Federico Fellini classic, the title also represents the running time of each short to be produced under the scheme.
  • Krampack

    26-Jun-2000

    Dir: Cesc Gay. Spain. 2000. 90 mins.
  • Relative Values

    16-Jun-2000

  • When The Sky Falls

    15-Jun-2000

  • Ramsay project secures Scottish lottery funding

    14-Jun-2000

    Company Pictures' Morvern Callar, the latest project from writer-director Lynne Ramsay, was the main beneficiary in the latest round of Scottish Lottery Panel awards.
  • Such Is Life (Asi Es La Vida)

    8-Jun-2000

  • Gangster No. 1

    8-Jun-2000

  • Shadow Of The Vampire

    7-Jun-2000

  • Some Voices

    5-Jun-2000

  • The King Is Alive

    2-Jun-2000

  • Maybe Baby

    2-Jun-2000

  • A Conversation With Gregory Peck

    31-May-2000

  • Under Suspicion

    30-May-2000

  • Bread And Roses

    26-May-2000

  • Les Destinees Sentimentales

    26-May-2000

  • Kippur

    25-May-2000

  • Billy Elliot

    24-May-2000

  • Fast Food, Fast Women

    16-May-2000

    Dir: Amos Kollek. US. 2000. 98 mins
  • Harry, A Friend Who Wishes You Well

    15-May-2000

  • In The Mood For Love

    8-May-2000

  • Dancer In The Dark

    8-May-2000

  • Devils On The Doorstep (Guizi Lai Le)

    8-May-2000

  • Kevin & Perry Go Large

    17-Apr-2000

  • Circus

    10-Apr-2000

  • House!

    29-Mar-2000

  • My Life So Far

    21-Mar-2000

  • Scotland's Italian fest fetes Taviani Brothers

    13-Mar-2000

    Scotland's Italian Film Festival (April 14-23), which takes place in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London, will host a tribute to the work of Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, to include a restored print of their 1984 film Kaos.
  • Hidden River (Rio Escondido)

    6-Mar-2000

  • The Opportunists

    3-Mar-2000

  • Backroads

    1-Mar-2000

  • New Year's Day

    11-Feb-2000

  • Other Voices

    9-Feb-2000

  • Animal Factory

    8-Feb-2000

  • Waking The Dead

    3-Feb-2000

  • Bloody Angels - 1732 Hotten Marerittet Har Et Post

    3-Feb-2000

  • Herod's Law

    2-Feb-2000

  • Punks

    2-Feb-2000

  • Trixie

    1-Feb-2000

  • About Adam

    31-Jan-2000

  • Love And Sex

    28-Jan-2000

  • Rated X

    27-Jan-2000

  • Intern

    26-Jan-2000

  • Two Family House

    26-Jan-2000

  • Joe Gould's Secret

    25-Jan-2000

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