Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival 2013
Stories We Tell Stories We Tell
Stories We Tell and I Am Breathing
The Angels' Share (Country: UK, France; Year: 2012; Director: Ken Loach; Writer: Paul Laverty; Stars: Paul Brannigan, John Henshaw, Gary Maitland, Jasmin Riggins, William Ruane, Roger Allam, Siobhan Reilly)
A group of young offenders doing community service find inspiration in whisky.
The Blue Black Hussar (Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: Jack Bond; Stars: Adam Ant, John Robb, Allen Jones, Charlotte Rampling)
The story of Adam Ant's struggle with depression.
First Cousin Once Removed (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Alan Berliner)
Chronicle of poet Edward Honig's loss of memory.
I Am Breathing (Country: UK, Denmark; Year: 2012; Director: Emma Davie, Morag McKinnon; Stars: Neil Platt, Louise Platt, Oscar Platt)
A documentary about one man's experience of motor neurone disease.
Lovelace (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman; Writer: Andy Bellin; Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Hank Azaria, Adam Brody, James Franco, Sharon Stone)
The story of Deep Throat star Linda Lovelace.
NEDS NEDS
NEDS and We Need To Talk About Kevin
NEDS (Country: UK; Year: 2010; Director: Peter Mullan; Writer: Peter Mullan; Stars: Connor McCarron, Gregg Forest, Peter Mullan, Louise Goodall, Marianna Palka, Peter Mullan, Gary Lewis, Joe Szula, David McKay, Steven Robertson)
Story of a boy who finds growing up in Glasgow in the Seventies is tough.
Robot And Frank (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Jake Schreier; Writer: Christopher D Ford; Stars: Frank Langella, James Marsden, Liv Tyler, Susan Sarandon, Liev Schreiber, Jeremy Strong, Katherine Waterston, Bonnie Bentley, Joshua Ormond, Dario Barosso, Rachael Ma, Dana Morgan, Hunter Reid, Jesse Newman)
A curmudgeonly OAP's kids install a robot as his caretaker.
Running From Crazy (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Barbara Kopple)
Mariel Hemingway, granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway, strives for a greater understanding of her family history of suicide and mental illness. As tragedies are explored and deeply hidden secrets are revealed, Mariel searches for a way to overcome a similar fate.
Saturday Night Fever (Country: US; Year: 1977; Director: John Badham; Writer: Nik Cohn, Norman Wexler; Stars: John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller, Joseph Cali, Paul Pape)
By day he's a nobody; by night he's king of the disco dancefloor.
Scarecrow (Country: US; Year: 1973; Director: Jerry Schatzberg; Writer: Garry Michael White; Stars: Gene Hackman, Al Pacino, Dorothy Tristan, Ann Wedgeworth, Richard Lynch, Eileen Brennan, Penelope Allen, Richard Hackman, Al Cingolani, Rutanya Alda, Charles Noel)
An unlikely friendship blosoms between an ex-con and a sailor heading home to see his child.
Lovelace Lovelace
Lovelace and Silver Linings Playbook
Silver Linings Playbook (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: David O Russell; Writer: David O Russell, based on the novel by Matthew Quick; Stars: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jackie Weaver, Chris Tucker, John Ortiz, Julia Stiles, Anupam Kher, Brea Bee)
A man trying to reconcile with his wife after a stint in a mental institution finds things get complicated when he meets a mystery girl.
Stories We Tell (Country: Canada; Year: 2012; Director: Sarah Polley; Writer: Sarah Polley, Michael Polley; Stars: Michael Polley, Harry Gulkin, Susy Buchan, John Buchan, Mark Polley, Joanna Polley, Cathy Gulkin, Marie Murphy, Robert MacMillan, Anne Tait, Deirdre Bowen, Victoria Mitchell, Mort Ransen, Geoffrey Bowes, Tom Butler)
Sarah Polley investigates secrets in her own family.
Synecdoche, New York (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Charlie Kaufman; Writer: Charlie Kaufman; Stars: Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Samantha Morton, Tom Noonan, Michelle Williams, Emily Watson, Hope Davis, Dianne Wiest, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Paul Sparks, Stanley Krajewski, Christopher Evan Welch), Official Site, Trailer
The story of a theatre director's drive to produce his masterwork.
Take Shelter (Country: US; Year: 2011; Director: Jeff Nichols; Writer: Jeff Nichols; Stars: Michael Shannon, Katy Mixon, Shea Whigham, Jessica Chastain, Kathy Baker, Ray McKinnon, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Robert Longstreet, Guy Van Swearingen, Bart Flynn, Tova Stewart, Charles Moore, Scott Knisley, Sheila Hullihen, Stutz Bearcat)
After experiencing visions of impending catastrophe, an ordinary man takes extraordinary measures - but can he trust the evidence of his own senses?
Videodrome (Country: Canada; Year: 1983; Director: David Cronenberg; Writer: David Cronenberg; Stars: James Woods, Deborah Harry, Sonja Smits, Peter Dvorsky, Leslie Carlson, Jack Creley)
Looking for the next big thing, a cable TV station programmer finds himself losing control in the grip of a phenomenon that is ready to alter reality forever.
A Woman Under The Influence A Woman Under The Influence
A Woman Under The Influence and First Cousin Once Removed
A Woman Under The Influence (Country: US; Year: 1974; Director: John Cassavates; Writer: John Cassavates; Stars: Peter Falk, Gena Rowlands, Eddie Shaw, John Finnegan, Fred Draper, Mario Gallo)
A husband and wife struggle to cope as the latter falls prey to madness.
We Need To Talk About Kevin (Country: UK, USA; Year: 2011; Director: Lynne Ramsay; Writer: Lynne Ramsay, Rory Stewart Kinnear, based on the novel by Lionel Schriver; Stars: Tilda Swinton, John C Reilly, Ezra Miller, Jasper Newell, Rock Duer, Ashley Gerasimovich), Trailer
The much-anticipated film based on Lionel Shriver's Orange Prize-winning novel about a mother at odds with her dangerous son.
News

59th New York Film Festival early bird highlights Futura, Jane By Charlotte, James Baldwin: From Another Place and The Velvet Underground

More news and features

Playing Now

Eye For Film continues to support festivals both locally and across the world. At the moment, we're covering:

Inside Out

Cannes Film Festival
The world's most famous film festival

Fantaspoa

Sands Film Festival
Weekend film event in St Andrews

Queer East

In the Archive


Archive of festival coverage.

Daily diary and reviews from 2005-2018.

Coverage of the lynchpin German festival.