Our weekend of coverage continues with an interview with Australian actress, Melissa George who speaks with me about her return to down under to play Evelyn in ‘The Butterfly Tree’.
When burlesque-performer-turned-florist Evelyn arrives in an Australian town, she beguiles 13-year-old Fin and his teacher father, Al. Father and son are struggling to cope with the loss of Fin’s mother and quick to warm to Evelyn’s charms. Writer/director Priscilla Cameron’s film is rich with atmosphere and idealism, and Melissa George is charismatic as a romanticised woman who cannot live up to the expectations of men, but who represents the hope of finding a way out of sadness.
We enter the final weekend of our Edinburgh Film Festival coverage and we've got a bumper weekend of interviews and coverage to come.
Lee Hutchison is joined by Travis frontman, Fran Healy who has brought his documentary, 'Almost Fashionable: A Film About Travis' to the festival for it's world premiere.
'Almost Fashionable' follows music journalist Wyndham Wallace who has always been clear that he is not a big fan of Scottish band Travis. When lead singer Fran Healy invites Wallace to join Travis on tour in Mexico, the journalist is intrigued and bemused. After soliciting the opinion of other writers, he heads off on tour, filming fans to get their views. A delightful, warm-hearted and tuneful look at Travis, examining why their fans love them, while offering a chance to see if a critic can change his views.
It's day 12 of our podcast interviews and coverage from the 2018 Edinburgh International Film Festival continues!
Hearts Beat Loud received it’s UK premiere last night and i’m joined by it’s director and co-wirter Brett Haley to talk about the making of this feel good movie.
Hearts Beat Loud features Nick Offerman as a young-at-heart father about to sell his Brooklyn record shop just as his daughter (Kiersey Clemons) is heading to college in California to study medicine. The pair make great music together, but when he wants to practice, she wants to study. But one night after a jam session, they become internet sensations after a song they recorded goes viral.
Our eleventh day of podcast interviews and coverage from the 2018 Edinburgh International Film Festival continues.
Today, we’re lucky to bring you interviews with the cast and crew of the fantastic british feature, 'My Friend The Polish Girl' with co-writers and directors, Ewa Banaszkiewicz and Mateusz Dymek and actors Emma Friedman-Cohen and Aneta Piotrowska
'My Friend The Polish Girl' follows Katie (Emma Friedman-Cohen), a young American documentarian, casts a Polish woman in her film about the life of migrants in London after the Brexit referendum. Her only instruction as director to Alicja (Aneta Piotrowska) is: "Act as if I’m not here." However, as their relationship develops it becomes clear that all is not what it seems in Alicja’s life, and this would-be actor’s interest in both film and Katie deepens. The documentary soon becomes the narrative of a questionable game in which the two women challenge each other.
Our eleventh day of podcast interviews and coverage from the 2018 Edinburgh International Film Festival continues...
Up first today is our interview with actress Sophie Kennedy Clark and writer/director, Jamie Jones who join me to discuss obey, one of my highlights of the film festival.
Obey is about Leon, a nineteen year old boy with an alcoholic mother who has grown up in and out of care. Finally free from adult supervision, Leon begins to rail against the injustice of his reality as his dreams become more and more unattainable and distant. Leon’s existence is suffocating, and all too real. When he meets Twiggy, a beautiful blond girl living in a local squat something stirs inside of him. As she introduces him to her world, the weight of his past lifts.