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!