Additional Document and Rosebud Screenings Announced
EIFF announces three additional screenings on Saturday, 27th August. Tickets are available from the Filmhouse Box Office. From the Document Programme: Bata-ville: We are Not Afraid of the Future ...
EIFF announces three additional screenings on Saturday, 27th August. Tickets are available from the Filmhouse Box Office.
From the Document Programme:
Bata-ville: We are Not Afraid of the Future
Travelogue, documentary, and performance piece all rolled into one. Dressed in matching 1960’s hostess uniforms, UK artists Karen Guthrie and Nina Pope lead 42 former Bata employees (all worked at the now-defunct UK factories) on a road trip from England to the Czech Republic, where Tomas Bata began his visionary shoe empire in 1894. There are games on the bus, tours of bustlingly efficient Bata factories, plus intelligent, humorous insight into the changing face of factory towns.
And from the Rosebud Programme:
Bride of Silence
A visually stunning film, set in 18th century Vietnam, Bride of Silence tells the intricate tale of one woman’s troubled life. Ly An flees her conservative village, only to return with a fatherless child. Cast out of the village, her adventures and relationships form the basis of this story, told in a series of flashbacks to her son, who is searching for the truth of his mother’s strange and silent life.
A washed-up boxer and a librarian meet in a tiny Crimean town, where stuffed animals are the only valued form of currency. Imbued with a Fellini-esq madness, and infused with a dash of Jeunet’s Amélie, this is an eccentric, slightly whimsical tale about life and love in post-communist Russia.
For tickets, please visit the Filmhouse Box Office, or call on 0131 623 8030.
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