Donkeys out in the wild
Morag McKinnon's Donkeys, which featured at EIFF 2010, finds a well-deserved place in Scottish cinemas this month.
Donkeys, the follow-up to Andrea Arnold's BAFTA winning Red Road had its Rosebud World Premiere at Edinburgh International Film Festival this June.
The second feature from the Advance Party Project, a Scottish-Danish collaboration with Lars Von Trier's Zentropa stars James Cosmo, Brian Pettifer, Martin Compston, and Kate Dickie. A tangled tale of friendship, forgiveness, and deep-seated family secrets, Donkeys enjoyed its initial release at Glasgow Film Theatre last week.
Befitting its Scottish setting, public screenings begin next week at the Filmhouse Cinema from Monday 1 to Thursday 4 November. Sigma films announced earlier this week that Donkeys will also screen for one week at Glasgow Cineworld from Friday 29 October to Thursday 4 November. All of this is possible thanks to the Digital Screen Network initiative set up by the former UK Film Council to give smaller films a chance to spotlight amongst the Hollywood bigwigs.
Donkeys is also rounding up film and media students, with rumblings on their Facebook page about a 'Donkey Work' Competition. So far all we know is that winners will spend a day on set with Citadel - Sigma's new film - from November 21. Check out the Donkeys Facebook page for updates.
Still not convinced? Click on the play button above to watch the trailer.
This Is Edinburgh, in partnership with EIFF, invites locals of all ages to free outdoor cinema screenings in the Grassmarket and St Andrew Square.