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Flying Blind world premiere

When: Back to Calendar » June 24, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Categories: Edinburgh International Film Festival

Flying Blind, the third film to be made under Creative England’s exciting low budget feature film initiative iFeatures, is to have its world première at this year’s Edinburgh Film Festival.

Billed as a ‘passionate post 9/11 love story’, the film, which premieres on June 24, is shortlisted for the prestigious Michael Powell Award for the Best New British Feature Film.

It is the third to be made under the BBC Films, Matador Pictures and Bristol City Council-backed initiative, which is also supported by Creative Skillset. All three films (which include ghost story In the Dark Half and bittersweet romantic comedy 8 Minutes Idle) are being sold worldwide by Content.

Flying Blind stars Helen McCrory (Hugo, Skyfall, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and soon to open at the National Theatre in Last Of The Haussmans ) as Frankie, a high-flying aerospace engineer whose ordered existence is undone by a passionate love affair with Kahil, a Muslim student twenty years her junior. The multinational cast also includes French-Algerian Najib Oudghiri (Rendition, The Wedding Song) and Kenneth Cranham (Hot Fuzz, Valkyrie).

The film is the hotly anticipated feature debut of young Polish director Kasia Klimkiewicz whose short Hanoi-Warsaw won the European Film Academy’s Best European Short in 2010.