Welcome to the 9th Inverness FilmFestival,which this year features a number of Scottish Premières, including the opening screening - Terence Davies’ 'The Deep Blue Sea', and the closing screening - Steve McQueen’s new film 'Shame' starring the incredible Michael Fassbender.
Other premières at IFF include Red Road Director Andrea Arnold’s new version of the classic Brontë story Wuthering Heights (which shows the Yorkshire moors like you’ve never seen them before), and a brand-new version of the 80’s horror The Thing.
Alongside the Scottish Premières, you’ll also find two World Premières (The Suppressor and Graders), a great selection of French cinema, have the chance to experience FW Murnau’s 1927 silent film Sunrise accompanied by a brand-new live score, and be able to discover the work of film-maker and director Timothy Neat – the subject of this year’s Retrospective.
You can also enjoy an enchanting animated work - Tales of the Night which is simply wonderful, and a heart-warming family friendly version of a classic Australian legend - Red Dog.
I’d urge you to try something new this year, step away from convention and take a risk with one of the screenings - I’m sure you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
As always, I'll be around during the Festival and I’m always happy to have a chat - just say hi!