Glasgow Film Festival 2018

2nd March 2018

Two films featuring the work of Air-Edel will be at the Glasgow Film Festival 2018. ‘The Escapewith original score co-composed by Air-Edel’s Alexandra Harwood, will have it’s UK premiere at the festival tomorrow.

Directed by Dominic Savage – “Gemma Arterton just gets better and better, delivering a commanding performance of unwavering conviction in The Escape. Playing a dutiful, careworn wife and mother to two daughters, she is advised to count her blessings rather than question a life that increasingly feels like a crushing weight on her shoulders. Husband Mark (Dominic Cooper) is too shallow to contemplate that there could be something wrong with their seemingly perfect existence. Is this what she really wants? It is a life of quiet desperation, which director Dominic Savage contemplates with an unflinching eye.”

Nae Parsaran directed by Felipe Bustos Sierra and scored by Air-Edel’s Patrick Neil Doyle will be the closing gala film of the festival.

In 1974 a group of workers at the Rolls-Royce factory in East Kilbride showed their support for the people of Chile by refusing to carry out vital inspections of engines for Hawker Hunter planes – the fighter jets were being used by the military junta against the people. The boycott endured for four years but the Scottish workers never knew what impact they had; it was a matter of conscience and an act of solidarity against General Pinochet’s brutal dictatorship. Forty years later, Nae Pasaran reunites inspirational figures Bob Fulton, Robert Sommerville, John Keenan and Stuart Barrie to hear their story. It also ventures much further to detail the horrors of the Pinochet years, meet survivors of the period and hear the Chilean side of the story. Expanded from an award-winning 2013 short, Sierra’s rousing, deeply emotional documentary reveals the real difference these men made – and celebrates the power of acting on your beliefs.”

Nick Taylor recorded and mixed both scores. Click the link to read more.