Edinburgh International Film Festival – Literature Pathway

Reaching-For-The-Moon(MIRANDA-OTTO-as-Elizabeth-Bishop)Edinburgh International Film Festival, which takes place between the 19th and 30th of June, has included a Literature Pathway for the first time. The films are about literature, or the world of books.  More information about the films can be found here:  http://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/films .  The films are as follows:

First Cousin Once Removed : ‘A vivid and intimate portait of a poet whose memory and language are being eroded by dementia.’

I Catch a terrible cat: features a writer turning 60, with writer’s block, who encounters a beautiful waitress with whom he become romantically entangled.

Not another happy ending: Romantic comedy about a young Glasgow writer.

Reaching for the Moon  The visit of a young poet from New York to her friend in Rio causes romantic entanglements.

The Sea: (adapted by John Banville from his Man Booker prize winning novel).

Viola: The pleasures of Shakespeare’s poetry mix with those of modern romance.

What Maisie know: An updating of a Henry James novel.

If you would like to read more about any of these films, then have a look at the document in the Box Files.  Hope some of you can go and enjoy these films!