Inverness Film Festival to screen four UK premieres

  • 30 October 2007

A film festival in the north of Scotland will showcase eight films next month, four of which will be UK premieres.

The Fifth Inverness Film Festival, which gets underway on 15 November, will screen Brad Pitt’s The Assassination of Jesse James, as well as Ethan and Joel Coen’s new film No Country for Old Men.

Festival director Paul Taylor said the latest offering from the Coen Brothers, which will feature in the opening gala line-up, would be among his personal highlights.

‘They have made some amazing films and this is supposed to be one of the best.’

The festival, which is the first to be held in the new two-screen Eden Court cinema, will also have a special screening of Gaelic film Seachd.

The Skye-based feature was the subject of recent controversy when its director Christopher Young resigned from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) after the committee failed to put forward his film for a foreign Oscar nomination.

The Edinburgh-born film producer said the exclusion had been ‘anti Gaelic’.

This year’s Inverness Film Festival has been given the theme of New Beginnings, Mr Taylor said.

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