Doorways in Drumorty Film and DVD for Care Homes in Scotland

In 2019, to mark the 90th anniversary of the publication of Strichen born Lorna Moon’s critically acclaimed book Dark Star, Edinburgh theatre company Awkward Stranger staged Doorways in Drumorty. The play, based on Lorna Moon’s stories, had a Scottish tour, and was written by fellow Aberdonian, Mike Gibb. The result was just over 2 hoursContinue reading “Doorways in Drumorty Film and DVD for Care Homes in Scotland”

New Film from Award Winning Writer-Director Zinnie Harris Wins Top Prize

Zinnie Harris, who is an Associate Director at Edinburgh’s Lyceum Theatre and acclaimed director of numerous stage plays, has turned her talents to film.  Her debut work is entitled A Glimpse and is about a young mother who accidentally opens a window on her past self at a time when she was struggling and doubting everythingContinue reading “New Film from Award Winning Writer-Director Zinnie Harris Wins Top Prize”

Edinburgh and Aberdeen Cinemas Announce Filmhouse at Home

Two of Scotland’s foremost independent cinemas, Edinburgh’s Filmhouse and Aberdeen’s Belmont Filmhouse, both run by the charity Centre for the Moving Image (CMI), together launch their new online streaming platform that will let audiences enjoy some of the finest Filmhouse-curated cinema from the comfort of their own home. From Friday 26 March, the platform’s kicksContinue reading “Edinburgh and Aberdeen Cinemas Announce Filmhouse at Home”

Mama Weed (La Daronne) French Film Festival Online

This latest film from Jean-Paul Salomé takes its title from the novel by Hannelore Cayre, La Daronne whose meaning is open to variations, several of which cropped up during the film. Ranging from ‘matron’ to ‘old lady’ to ‘godmother’ (in a mafiosa sense) to a plain old slang version of Mum but the chosen EnglishContinue reading “Mama Weed (La Daronne) French Film Festival Online”

Homefront (Des Hommes) French Film Festival Online

Based on the 2009 novel of the same name from French writer Laurent Mauvignier, this historical drama  from Belgian director Lucas Belvaux exposes the often hidden scars of  war. It is 2003 in a village in Burgundy. There is a subdued gathering in a local hall to celebrate the 60th birthday of Solange (Catherine Frot).Continue reading “Homefront (Des Hommes) French Film Festival Online”

Night Shift (Police) French Film Festival Online

Anne Fontaine’s police procedural with a difference (nobody gets shot, for a start) is reminiscent of The Last Detail, in that the central characters have been detailed to escort a prisoner from a holding facility to face his fate. In this case, the situation is one where the prisoner is not a criminal, but isContinue reading “Night Shift (Police) French Film Festival Online”

French Film Festival UK Reveals Exciting Online Programme

Highlights include Isabelle Huppert as La Daronne, and Emmanuel Mouret’s César-nominated Love Affairs The organisers of the French Film Festival UK are delighted to reveal an exciting new online programme under its fff@home umbrella, which will run from Friday 12 to Saturday 27 March. Due to Covid-related disruption to the 28th edition of the French Film Festival UK, audiences missed outContinue reading “French Film Festival UK Reveals Exciting Online Programme”