Edinburgh International Film Festival: God’s Own Country
British director Francis Lee makes an auspicious debut with God’s Own Country, a gay love story about a Yorkshire sheep farmer whose tough existence is transformed when he falls for a Romanian migrant worker. Opening this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival, it’s a movie that has the unmistakable ring of truth to it – both in its unsentimental depiction of rural life and its matter-of-fact approach to sexuality.
Brian Ferguson: Whisky Galore breathes life into set-jetting
There appears little to link the great hall of Edinburgh Castle with the lone public house on the Hebridean island of Eriskay. I have the Edinburgh International Film Festival to thank for these unlikely back-to-back encounters.