Politics - and specifically theimpact of September 11 - has emerged as one of the strong themes among theBritish films showing at this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival (August 18-29).
Kenny Glenaan's well received
In a similar vein, Ken Loach'sromantic drama Ae Fond Kiss tacklesthe impact on a Muslim family of the relationship between their only son and aCatholic girl, while Antonia Bird's HamburgCell - which premieres on Wednesday (August 25) is the story of thetransition from student to terrorist of one of the September 11 hijackers.
"After a period of introspection andreflection after September 11," Yasmindirector Glenaan told ScreenDaily.com,"films like Yasmin are providing people with a forum. It gives ordinary peoplea chance to say 'I've had experiences like this." He added that he thought theaudiences for his film - which has yet to secure a British distributor - "wouldbe the same as who would go to see Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11."
Among the other British filmsscreening at
Less well received has been RichardJobson's martial arts picture, ThePurifiers, which was the subject of a stinging review in