Placeholder – Byre Theatre

Written and performed by Catherine Bisset Dramaturgy by Jaïrus Obayomi Directed by Flavia D’Avila ★★★★ Watching the world unfold, a play within itself, The Placeholder begins in the very seats our audiences find comfort. No longer a theatre in the sharp, bitter cold of Scotland, but of Port-au-Prince, where Minette awaits her white employer – holding her … Continue reading Placeholder – Byre Theatre

Granny Smith – Institut Français d’Écosse

Performed and Created by Tracey Boot ★★★ Chaotic, bilingual and a fan of all things shopping and cooking, Granny Smith spends her time dipping in and out between her love of Scotland where she would teach and her home in France. Paying a visit to Granny is like being with one of the family, warming and welcoming … Continue reading Granny Smith – Institut Français d’Écosse

Le Brio – French Film Festival

https://youtu.be/_CE-2H-a62A Directed by Yvan Attal Written by Yaël Langmann, Victor Saint Macary, Yvan Attal, et al. ★★★★ t’s pretty easy to offend someone these days, isn’t it? For the past few years, an age of resentment has simultaneously grown as a counterculture against elitism, prejudice and right-wing media. It’s a complicated issue; when do free-speech … Continue reading Le Brio – French Film Festival

La Belle Époque – Edinburgh Filmhouse

https://youtu.be/tukMRXkjhlM Written & Directed by Nicolas Bedos Westworld, but closer to reality, La Belle Époque places the addictive nature of nostalgia at the forefront of its narrative. Posing that this re-enactment of the past has its benefits, but it’s drug-like properties are far from a healthy escape, that the past is pleasurable but has capabilities of crippling … Continue reading La Belle Époque – Edinburgh Filmhouse