Inverness Film Festival 2008

Feature by Gail Tolley | 11 Nov 2008

If you’re planning to heard north this month you’d be wise to check out this year’s Inverness Film Festival. Now in its fifth year, it offers a varied programme with a focus on top British talent. The bill includes several Scottish premieres including Tilda Swinton’s new film Julia, Michael Winterbottom’s Genova and the Steve Coogan comedy Hamlet 2, giving you a chance to watch them before they reach the cinema. 

Swinton also appears in Orlando, Sally Potter’s multi award-winning film made in 1992 and based on the novel by Virginia Woolf. The actress herself will be in town to introduce the screening, a great opportunity to see this key British film on the big screen.

Also worth catching is Beautiful Losers, the story of a group of artists in 90s New York who unintentionally create an artistic movement through innovative work that embraces both a DIY ethic and a variety of subcultures.

And there’s a Scottish presence at the festival in the form of Robert Carlyle in the film Summer. A role for which he won ‘Best Actor’ at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival. And failing that you can always catch Bill Forsyth’s 80s hit Local Hero.

Inverness Film Festival runs from 19 - 23 Nov.