in conversation with Janice Forsyth
Director's Cut at the Glasgow Film Festival
2:30pm, Saturday 27 February, Glasgow Film Theatre
Tickets £7 full price / £6 concession from the Glasgow Film Festival or telephone 0141 332 6535 Listen to Podcast
Oscar-winning Scottish director Kevin Macdonald has had an extraordinary career since receiving an Academy Award for his film One Day in September (1999). Establishing a strong track record in documentaries and feature films, the 42-year old filmmaker received a BAFTA for his next film, Touching the Void (2003), before directing Forest Whitaker in an Oscar-winning performance as Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland (2006). His latest film, the taut thriller State of Play (2009) features Russell Crowe, Rachel McAdams and Helen Mirren. He is currently completing The Eagle of the Ninth, due for release later this year, which explores the mysterious fate of a Roman legion in the mountains of Scotland. The film stars Jamie Bell and Donald Sutherland. Kevin Macdonald is also the author of Emeric Pressburger: the Life and Death of a Screenwriter (1994) and Imagining Reality (2005). He will be interviewed by BBC presenter Janice Forsyth in this special edition of the Director's Cut being held for the first time at the Glasgow Film Festival.