DIRECTOR: SIMON HUNTER
UK / 2017
FRIDAY 7:3OPM / CINEMA 3
SATURDAY NOON / CINEMA 2
RUNNING TIME: 102 MINS
a cinematic delight….a much-needed tonic for tired minds, bodies and souls.
-Australian Premiere screening SATURDAY SOLD OUT, FEW SEATS LEFT FOR FRIDAY NIGHT!
Sheila Hancock delivers an acting master class in Edie, an inspiring tale of strength, courage and refusing to bow down to expectations. After the death of her controlling husband and a lifetime of being worn down by others Edie’s response is to fulfil a childhood dream to climb Suilven, one of Scotland’s most formidable mountains. Plagued with doubts and physical health scares, Edie finds support in a local young man and they become the unlikeliest of friends
The stark beauty of rural Scotland makes a staggering canvas for the climbing scenes when Edie embarks upon Suilven through brutal weather conditions and Hunter directs these scenes with a nerve-shredding tension. Hancock delivers a sublime performance that touches a deep emotional nerve, whilst managing to be simultaneously amusing and gentle.