Edinburgh Film Festival: Here are all the films featuring Scottish talent and sets at the 2022 Edinburgh Film Festival

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The 75th Anniversary Festival will run from August 12-20 and has 10 films on the main program, six of which are getting their world premieres. They are:

The previously announced Aftersun: The Opening Gala is the critically acclaimed feature debut from Scottish filmmaker Charlotte Wells, which has just won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

A Cat Called Dom: Scottish animators Will Anderson and Ainslie Henderson star in and co-direct the world premiere presentation of the inventive grief documentary.

A packed house at an earlier Edinburgh International Film Festival screening. Photo: Chris Scott

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Electric Maladay: Glasgow-based Marie Lidén’s empathetic and empowering documentary focuses on a case of electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS), a medically disputed syndrome still being explored by the WHO.

The Ballad of a Great Disordered Heart: a collaborative film by Edinburgh-based trio folk musician Aidan O’Rourke, Becky Manson and Mark Cousins ​​that offers an evocative view of Edinburgh’s Old Town and the Irish communities that surround it have elected house.

Duthchas | At Home: Drawing inspiration from a rare 8mm color film from Berneray in the Outer Hebrides, Scottish director Andy MacKinnon bridges the gap between contemporary citizens and their not-so-distant past in this world premiere.

Hassan Nazer’s Winners (Barandeha): produced by Scottish Paul Welsh and Scottish Uzbek Nadira Murray, this film takes place in a poor neighborhood of a small Iranian town where children have to work to support their families – Yahya , nine years old, is one of them. like a child, his little hands going through huge piles of scrap metal in search of hidden treasures.

The Sacred Family (La Sagrada Familia): Glasgow-based Borja Alcalde’s feature-length documentary debut is a visually intoxicating emotional journey into the heart of what unites or separates a family, in Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Off The Rails: Developed from his short BBC documentary, Peter Day’s kinetic portrait follows adrenaline-seeking Surrey teenagers Aiden and Rikke’s parkour journey to YouTube stardom in a candid exploration of contemporary mental health teenagers. The film is produced by Scot Grant Keir.

Morven Caller: Glaswegian Lynne Ramsay’s second feature film based on the award-winning novel by Scotsman Alan Warner stars Samantha Morton as the title character celebrates her 20th birthday with a 35mm retrospective screening. Filmed in Oban and sunny Almería, it’s mind-blowing local cinema gilded with a soundtrack of electronica and art-rock gems.

Don Coutts’ Heading West: The Shooglenifty Story is an uplifting gem for fans old and new of the Edinburgh band that showcases the past, present and future of acid-croft music pioneers in a premiere presentation world.

Kristy Matheson, Creative Director of EIFF, says: “Cinema is a magical time machine that allows us to see the world, but as Dorothy reminds us in The Wizard of Oz, ‘it doesn’t there is no better place than home. This year at EIFF, we are proud to showcase local talent and stories through a range of programs. Our congratulations and heartfelt thanks to this talented group of Scottish born and based artists for sharing their stories with us.

Other films with Scottish talent and sets on this year’s EIFF program include Dougie Irvine’s Yoyo & The Little Auk, screened at Filmhouse as part of the special events program and to celebrate Scottish stories at the screen for the year of Scottish stories 2022.

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On Saturday 13 August, as part of Film Fest in the City’s program of outdoor screenings in St Andrew Square, the celebration of Scottish stories on screen continues with local stories and family fun, including a special live musical performance to accompany the 100th anniversary screening. from the 1922 classic Rob Roy, as well as Pixar’s animated fantasy Brave and Sylvain Chomet’s charming Edinburgh animation The Illusionist.

Six exciting short films by Scottish filmmakers are also screened at Film Fest in the City: FLIT – Jack Allen, Don vs Lightning – Big Red Button, Betty – Will Anderson, Widdershins – Simon P. Biggs, What Makes Soup Soup – Conor Reilly, Tommy Reilly, Malcolm Cumming and Neville is dead – Louis Paxton.

David Smith, Director of Screen Scotland, said: “Scotland’s creativity and diversity is brilliantly reflected in the stunning range of Scottish feature films, theatrical documentaries and short films that Kristy and the festival team from film have been selected for this year’s welcome return to EIFF in August. . Screen Scotland funded the development and production of eighteen films and shorts screened during the festival, including the fantastic opening gala, Charlotte Wells’ Aftersun.

Finally, the common thread of this year’s FEI shorts features no less than 24 Scottish filmmakers and their films, they are: Barber, The – Dhivya Kate Chetty, Burry Man – Simon P. Biggs, Canberra, Bitch – Alicja Jankowska, Change Direction – Greta McMillan, Cities I Live In, The – Rabie Mustapha, Clean – Miranda Stern, Dead Cat Strategy, The – Laura Wiggett, Dùsgadh – Cat Bruce, Fields, The – Ezra Course, Groom – Leyla Coll-O’Reilly , Infectious Nihilism and Small Metallic Pieces of Hope – James Price, Kafia – Raz Salih, Let the Sunshine In – Eva Magdić Govedarica, Lights Across the Shore – Lewis William Shipley, Long Winter, A – Eilidh Munro, Making of Longbird, The – Will Anderson, Maureen – Shiona McCubbin, Parallel – Rosanna Lee, SMALL – Jonathan Payne, There’s Not Much We Can Do – Erica Monde, Tomorrow Will Come, The – Carla Shah, Too Rough – Sean Lionadh, TWENTY – Roxana Mia Capris and Who I Am Now – Jack Goessens.

Gerald R. Schneider