David Hayman, Jake D'Arcy, Sean Scanlan
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Editor: Alan Macmillan
Produced by: Jeremy Isaacs
Music: Rory Gallagher, Frankie Miller
Screenplay by: Peter McDougall
Production Designer: Jeff Nixon
A Sense of Freedom
Part of the Retrospective: The Future Is History Strand
The story of Jimmy Boyle (David Hayman) - one of Scotland’s most notorious criminals. In the late 1970s the rights to John Mackenzie’s A Sense of Freedom were acquired from STV by HandMade Films. The film was then cropped and re-dubbed in the hope of a more universal theatrical release. This inferior cut then became the only available version, and this remained the case until 2015, when the original was finally unearthed. In 2017, EIFF will reclaim the original Scottish version of Mackenzie’s classic for a film festival audience.
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