Cinema Nairn has announced that it's holding a film festival from 15 - 17 February, 2019.
The published programme includes -
Angus (Alex Etel) finds an egg on the shore of Loch Ness. When it hatches the two become inseparable, as Alex tries to keep it a secret from his mother (Emily Watson). A heart warming family film to kick-off the Cinema Nairn Film Festival.
The opening night gala, with a free Pizza and Prosecco reception heralds this very special documentary film ‘Nae Pasaran’, the story of three Rolls Royce workers in East Kilbride who refused to make or maintain engine parts for Pinochet's Chile, and helped to bring down the dictatorship.
Scotland, 1865. An old shepherd and his little Skye Terrier, Bobby, go to Edinburgh. But when the shepherd dies ..... oh well, we all know the story, let’s get the children and the whole family in to see it told on the big screen!
When a young man, Angus, visits his dying grandfather in hospital he cannot hold back his boyhood quest for the truth - the truth behind the death of his parents and the truth behind his grandfather's ancient, incredible, fearful stories. His grandfather hijacks Angus's life for one last time, leading him to one of Scotland's most treacherous mountains, the Inaccessible Pinnacle on the Isle of Skye, and an ancient truth he never expected to find.
Single parent Lizzie (Emily Mortimer) concotes an elaborate lie to protect her son Frankie (Jack McElhone) from the truth about his estranged and violently abusive father, making him out to be a loving father who works away from home as a merchant seaman. But, when ‘his’ ship is due to dock in their town, Lizzie tries to convince a stranger to act as Frankie’s father for the weekend. This film features the debut performance from Gerard Butler, proving that he can act!
Renton returns to Edinburgh following the betrayal of his friends. Sick Boy, Spud and Begbie have all been waiting 20 years for him. Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self- destruction and mortal danger.
In Glasgow, the Pakistani parents of Casim Khan have decided that he is going to marry his cousin Jasmine. Unfortunately, Casim has just fallen in love with his younger sister's music teacher Roisin. Not only is she 'goree', a white woman, she is also Irish and a Roman Catholic. They start a relationship but Casim is torn between following his heart and being a good son. Ken Loach’s take on the clash of race, religion and culture. Yet in truth it’s a powerful story of young love.
Low self-esteem? Feeling haunted by your past demons? Then swim the English Channel to exorcise your past! That's what Frank (Peter Mullan) plans to do in this film to end our festival on an uplifting note! No really, it is an uplifting film of endeavour and commitment, with a star studded cast including the wonderful Brenda Blethyn