A two-part focus on Finnish cinema, it was announced this week, will take place in Edinburgh. It includes three features, all being given their UK premieres, as well as world and international premieres of three mid-length documentaries. All 16 screenings are open to the public and will take place at Edinburgh Filmhouse.
New Cinema 1, screening on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September comprises of 14 short, mid-length and feature-length films made between 2011 and 2013, all of which were directed or co-directed by women, and many of which also feature female screenwriters, cinematographers and editors and strong leading female characters or subjects. Its wide-ranging programme includes animation, experimental works and documentaries, and its approach to highlighting the work of women filmmakers follows in a long Edinburgh tradition, dating back to the 1972 Edinburgh International Film Festival, at which the world’s second women’s film event was organised by Lynda Myles.
New Cinema 2 takes place on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September, and includes two retrospective Finnish features: The Interrogation (2009) and the complete, uncut version of Eight Deadly Shots (1972), neither of which has previously been publicly screened in the UK.
Both New Cinema events will be accompanied by limited-edition programmes, to include original writings by leading Finnish film critics alongside those of filmmakers whose work will be screened.
For the full programme visit the Edinburgh Film Guild website.
New Cinema tickets are available from the Edinburgh Filmhouse box office (88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ / 0131 228 2688) and via the Filmhouse website, http://www.filmhousecinema.com/ .
Tickets for all single screenings are £6 (£5 conc). Eight Deadly Shots will be shown in two parts, with combined tickets for both available at £8 (£6 conc).