Six tales of power and revenge from Argentina that explore the extremes of human behaviour on the blurred line between comedy and tragedy.

You can watch the trailer here.

Wild Tales (15) 2014, Argentina, 2hrs 2mins (Subtitles) Friday 25th March.  

Doors and bar 7.30.  Films begins at 8.00.

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Our next film is the Oscar nominated and BAFTA winning THEEB…
In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming-of-age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination.

You can watch the trailer here

Annual Cheese and Wine at 7.00!
Film begins at 8.00.
Hallhill, Dunbar, Friday 26th February.

THEEB (15), 2015, UAE 1hr 40 mins (Subtitles)

Our first film of 2016 is one of the best comedies of 2015.

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What We Do In The Shadows is a hilarious mockumentary from New Zealand which follows the lives of three vampires living in a shared house and coping with the mundanity of modern life.

“Confronted with endless cycles of loss and regret, the vampires avoid melancholy by embracing the inexhaustible possibilities of love and friendship that life offers to even its unholiest creations.” Oleg Ivanov, Slant Magazine Feb 2015

You can watch the trailer here.

What We Do In The Shadows (15), 2015 New Zealand, 1hr 26mins.

Friday 29th January at Hallhill.

Doors & Bar 7.30

Film starts at 8.00

A black comedy that tells the story of an actor – famous for portraying an iconic superhero-as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.

You can watch the trailer here.

Birdman (15) 2014, US, 1hr 59mins.

Friday 27th November

@ Hallhill

Doors and Bar 7.30

Film begins at 8.00

There’s an eerie brilliance and a haunting beauty to “Under the Skin,” writer-director Jonathan Glazer’s beyond-strange exploration of what it means to be human — seen from an outside perspective.  Johansson is fascinating as the alien woman whose imitation of humanity slowly morphs into something very like the real thing. It’s a carefully modulated, and largely wordless, performance that enraptures the audience as surely as the character bewitches the poor Scottish gents lured into her van. (Salt Lake Tribune, Sept 2015).

You can watch the trailer here.

UNDER THE SKIN (15) 2014, UK 1hr 48mins.

Hallhill Friday 30th October

Doors & Bar 7.30

Film Starts @ 8.00pm

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A boy who is believed to bring bad luck leads his family (and a couple of ragged misfits) through Laos to find a new home. After a calamity-filled journey through a land scarred by war, the boy builds a giant rocket to prove he’s not cursed and to enter the most lucrative but dangerous competition of the year: a rocket festival. (c) Kino Lorber

You can watch the trailer here.

The Rocket, 2014, Laos, 1hr 37mins (subtitles).

Friday 25th September

Hallhill

Doors & Bar 7.30

Film starts @ 8.00

 

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Hallhill

Doors  &  Bar 7.30

Film begins at 8pm.

Watch the trailer here.

Whiplash(15) 1 hr 47 mins.

A musician’s pursuit of perfection spirals into obsession as his teacher pushes him to the brink of both his ability and his sanity.

 

 

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Cameron West, Ruaridh Page and Ellen Stewart who won in the under 12 category with their film ‘Angus and Jemima’s French Adventure’  Watch it here

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Writer, Director and Editor Amabel Henderson with co-star Heidi Henderson who won in the 12-16 category with their film ‘In A House’ Watch it here

On Saturday more than 80 people came along to Hallhill to walk the DAFTAs red carpet, watch the shortlisted films and vote for their favourites.

The competition has really grown with twice as many films entered as last year.  There were twelve entries in 3 different age categories and the standard of all the entires was very high.

And the winners were…

Under 12s

Angus and Jemima’s French Adventure by Ellen Stewart, Ruaridh Page and Cameron West.  Two OAPs (played by 9 year olds) head off for a holiday in Paris.  Watch it here.

12-16

In A House by Amabel Henderson.  A peek at what really goes on inside your lego house…   Watch it here.

16+

Simple Things  by Alan Hunter.  A wonderful tour of the East Lothian coastline filmed from a remote controlled drone and set to music.  Watch it here.

All the winners were presented with DAFTA clapperboard trophies and free sessions on the Foxfall Ropes Course at Foxlake Dunbar donated by Foxlake Adventures.

You can see all the entries on our DAFTAs Vimeo channel here.

 

Come along to watch all the entries for this years DAFTAs short film competition and vote for your favourite.civic week poster v3