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.

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