Aberfeldy Film Festival 2015
(Friday 13th - Sunday 15th November)
Fri 13 Nov
Gala Opening and canapé competition
Join us for canapés and cocktails before the film.
Julie and Julia
A culinary legend provides a frustrated office worker with a new recipe for life. The film contrasts the true stories of chef Julia Child's (Meryl Streep) early career and how her cookbook inspired fledgling writer and blogger Julie Powell (Amy Adams) to attempt all its 524 recipes in one year. A delicious comedy about joy, obsession and butter!
Director: Nora Ephron Cast: Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci, Chris Messsina
2009 US 123 min Cert 12
Combined ticket, Gala opening + Film: £15.00, booking advised. Film only: usual prices.
Sat 14 Nov
UK Première. 8-year-old Naia dreams of a magic world where she becomes a chef.
Meet the Director: Felipe Ugarte 2012 Spain 11 min Cert U (Suggested)
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
The original and best, starring Gene Wilder and featuring the unmissable Oompa Loompas. Charlie Bucket receives a Golden Ticket to visit Willy Wonka's chocolate factory with four other children from around the world.
Director: Mel Stuart. 1971 USA 96 min Cert PG
Dress for the occasion and win a prize for the best costume!
A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects an unhappy young housewife with an aging office drone. Through an exchange of notes, a virtual relationship develops which could jeopardise both their realities. A quiet storm of banked emotions, Lunchbox is perfectly handled and beautifully acted.
Director: Ritesh Batra Cast: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur 2013 India 104 min Cert PG
18.00 Join us upstairs in the Birks for an Indian inspired buffet before the show.
Combined ticket, buffet + film: £15, booking advised. Film only: usual prices
Sun 15 Nov
Making Ends Meat
A housewife struggles to find meat for her husband’s dinner until …
Meet the Director, Alex Horsfall 2013 UK 4 min Cert 15
Babette's Feast (1987)
In a remote 19th Danish century village two sisters lead an austere life centred around their father’s church and congregation. When Babette, the refugee they’ve have taken in as a servant, introduces them to the sensual pleasures of French cooking it proves to be an eye-opening experience for everyone.
Director: Gabriel Axel 1987 (Re-released 2012) Denmark 104 mins Cert U,
Meet My World
The charity Amantani helps children to get an education and in returnthey share some traditional cooking secrets in a series of short films.
Directors: Cristina Patiño Sheen and Chris Palfreyman 2013 Peru Cert U (Suggested)
Eat Drink Man Woman (Yin shi Nan nu)
A wise and warm exploration of family relationships, love and friendship against the backdrop of a traditional society adapting to the modern world. A master chef keeps his family of three grown-up daughters together by cooking elaborate Sunday dinners, while each of them faces challenges at home and at work. Fascinating in itself, the food preparation serves as a metaphor for the skill required to transform bare existence into a rich life.
Director: Ang Lee 1994 Taiwan/UK 124 min Cert PG
Sat 14 Nov The Locus Centre, Aberfeldy Square
11.00 A Film Director’s Guide to Chocolate
Sample a selection of film-themed chocolates with award-winning chocolate maker, Charlotte Flower. Free entry.
12.30 Kitchen Dreams, Meet the Director and Lunch
Spanish director, Felipe Ugarte, will talk about his film and Food, Culture and Cinema. Free entry if you bring a dish to share, otherwise £5.00 Accompanied children free.
Sun 15 Nov
3D Animated Film Workshop with Animation Jam Make your own short film.
Morning Ages 7-11, Afternoon Ages 12-17, 12 per group. £10.00 Booking advised.