February 21, 2009 § Leave a comment

I’ve just applied to my first festival for this film, the Edinburgh International Film Festival. It’s very reassuring, in a world where film festivals crop up like toadstools after a rain, to submit to one that has been in operation since 1947.  I have some history with the city, not only having visited but having a grandparent (my paternal grandfather, who died when my father was a young boy) who was  Edinburgh born and bred.

Scots are unmoved by tourists who come to Scotland for ancestral reasons; they think it’s silly. I understand, being generally unsentimental, yet I always feel a bit of ethnic pride when I’m north of the border. I hope I have an excuse to go to Scotland this summer.

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