Glasgow Film Theatre to Premiere Margaret Tait Award Commission

The Margaret Tait Award, established in 2010, is a LUX Scotland commission delivered in partnership with Glasgow Film, and supported by The National Lottery through Creative Scotland. Inspired by the pioneering Orcadian filmmaker and poet Margaret Tait (1918–99), the award recognises experimental and innovative artists working with the moving image. This year, LUX Scotland is pleasedContinue reading Glasgow Film Theatre to Premiere Margaret Tait Award Commission

Don Juan       French Film Festival

Laurent (Tahir Rahim) is in the charming Normandy seaside town of Granville to star on stage in the title role of Don Juan. A bitter irony for him, as he has just been jilted by his fiancé Julie (Virginie Efira) on what should have been their wedding day. Seemingly unable to comprehend how his onstageContinue reading Don Juan       French Film Festival

Farewell Mr. Haffmann (Adieu M Haffmann)      French Film Festival

This 2021 film from director Fred Cavayé, that is an adaptation of the play of same name by Jean Philippe Daguerre, is a captivating study of human behaviour when faced with extraordinary circumstances. Set in Paris May 1941 during the German occupation,  it tells a transfixing tale with a warren of deals and counter dealsContinue reading Farewell Mr. Haffmann (Adieu M Haffmann)      French Film Festival

For a Fistful of Fries (Poulet Frites)            French Film Festival

For anyone not familiar with work of directors Jean Libon and Yves Hinant (and by anyone I include myself) there might be an element of confusion here as to whether this is documentary or reconstruction. Whichever, though, it makes for intriguing viewing. The film follows the investigation of the killing of a prostitute in BrusselsContinue reading For a Fistful of Fries (Poulet Frites)            French Film Festival

Angry Annie (AnnieColère)            French Film Festival

At the heart of this 2022 film from Director Blandine Lenoir is the crucial step of the journey of French women’s fight for the right to abortion.  The eponymous Annie, superbly played by award winning actress Laure Calamy, known to fans of the popular Netflix series Call My Agent (Dix Pour Cent), is a marriedContinue reading “Angry Annie (AnnieColère)            French Film Festival”

Black Box (Boite Noir)     French Film Festival

Yann Gozlan’s taut thriller makes an impressive addition to this year’s French Film Festival, and has particular appeal for those who are intrigued by conspiracy theories or who refuse to accept dubious explanations of events at face value. In the aftermath of an aircraft crashing with the loss of all 316 passengers and crew, anContinue reading “Black Box (Boite Noir)     French Film Festival”

Purple Beatz              Dir Lola Atkins

I wanted to like this film. A fine young cast of Izzy Jones, Steven Michael-O’Hara and Erika Alexander provide warmth and charm throughout, but sadly they have to fight against a dismal, uninspired script that does no-one any favours. Jones is Sarah-Jane, fetching up at her friend Deedee’s house in London from their home townContinue reading Purple Beatz              Dir Lola Atkins

Keep It Lit Festival Highlights Role of Scotland’s Languages This October

For two weeks this October, the Scottish International Storytelling Festival (SISF) hosts Keep It Lit with its largest programme to date, presenting over 240 events dedicated to the tradition of oral storytelling in Edinburgh, across Scotland and online. Highlights include The Story of Auslag: A Saga from Unst, a Shetland story dating back to theContinue reading Keep It Lit Festival Highlights Role of Scotland’s Languages This October

Nominations and Applications Now Open for Margaret Tait Award & Residency 

Nominations for the Margaret Tait Award, in partnership with Glasgow Film and applications for the Margaret Tait Residency, have been announced by LUX Scotland, a non-profit agency dedicated to supporting, developing and promoting artists’ moving image practices in Scotland. This double opportunity in the field of cinema is delivered in partnership with and taking placeContinue reading Nominations and Applications Now Open for Margaret Tait Award & Residency 

30th French Film Festival UK 2022 Programme Highlights Revealed

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of French Film Festival UK (FFF UK), that will have screenings in over 35 cinemas across the UK from 2nd November to 15th December, programme highlights including 28 UK premières have been announced. Beginning in 1992 in Glasgow and Edinburgh, and the only francophone film festival in the UK,Continue reading 30th French Film Festival UK 2022 Programme Highlights Revealed