Saturday Night saw the closing gala film for 66th Edinburgh International Film Festival and Hollywood was in town in the shape of Disney-Pixar with their latest animation BRAVE. As cinephiles will know Brave is a Scottish based film so the international film festival in Scotland’s capital was perfect location and event the world’s oldest film festival the host of the film’s European Premier too. Several of the film’s voice cast were on the red carpet, Kelly MacDonald (Merida), Robbie Coltrane (Lord Dingwall), Kevin McKidd (Lord McGuffin), Craig Ferguson (Lord Macintosh) along with the film’s directors/writers Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, Also a few Scottish celebs were in town too for the premier Ewen Bremner, Kate Dickie, Daniela Nardini and Brian Cox.
Like any film/animation which is set in a particular country like Scotland, the film’s success will attract plenty of tourism into the country and the Scottish economy helping the country and UK as a whole . Below is a video report from the red carpet which you can hear the cast and directors talk about their enjoyment of the film, the great details they went to make the film authentically Scottish. Andrew has been every day been at the festival and we’ll have his review online tomorrow, check out our coverage from the festival here and if you need a look at the film’s latest trailer you can find it here.
Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane along with Emma Thompson, Julie Walters make up this superb cast, Brave opens today in USA with the film now opening in Scotland August 3rd then rest of UK on August 13th.
Brave European Premiere – Edinburgh International Film Festival | Official Disney Pixar | HD Published via LongTail.tv
Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. In “Brave,” a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts.
Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land:massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane). Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch (voice of Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late.