Sunshine on Leith

Sunshine on Leith
  • 2013
  • UK
  • 1h 40min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Dexter Fletcher
  • Cast: Jason Flemyng, Peter Mullan, Antonia Thomas
  • UK release: 4 October 2013

For his second feature, Fletcher directs this adaptation of the popular stage musical based on the songs of The Proclaimers. Two soldiers return from Afghanistan to Edinburgh and struggle to adapt to civilian life.

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Sunshine on Leith map showcases the Edinburgh locations used in the film

20 Sep 2013

See where various scenes from the film were shot, including North Bridge, Grassmarket & Calton Hill

With Sunshine on Leith set to represent Edinburgh through the music of the city's most famous twins, The Proclaimers, makers of the movie have designed a map to point out key moments in the film around town. The musical, which is Scotland's answer to…

Sunshine on Leith

16 Sep 20134 stars

A delightful antidote to Scottish cinema's social-realist miserablism, starring George MacKay

If Scottish cinema has become synonymous with dour, social-realist miserablism in recent years, then Sunshine on Leith is the joyous, toe-tapping antidote we have long been awaiting. A sweeping opening shot asserts the cinematic scope and ambition of…

Interview: Freya Mavor, star of Skins and Sunshine on Leith

16 Sep 2013

The TV and film actress talks lucky lobsters, kitten cafes and The Brave Little Toaster

First record you ever bought. The single of 'Come on Baby Light my Fire' by The Doors. Last extravagant purchase you made. Bought a ticket to go to Dimensions Festival in Croatia. So worth it. First film you saw that really moved you When I was a little…

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