Director: Laura Carreira Country: UK Genre: Young Talent, Drama Runtime: 13 m Block M Screening: Close Up Cinema 24.08 Time: 12-1.30pm
Jim, an isolated ex-miner who works as a night-shift security guard faces his last day at work before retirement. He spends the night patrolling the slag heap of a former coal mine – a remnant of Scotland’s industrial past. The film explores the intrinsic relation of an individual to work and asks what’s left when, at the end of a lifetime of labour, a man loses his purpose.
Laura Carreira is a Portuguese filmmaker based in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2016 she graduated with a BA (Hons) in Film Directing at the Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh. Laura has collaborated with other filmmakers and artists as an editor and assistant director. This includes the editing of the feature documentaries ‘The Fog of Srebrenica’ and ‘Through Our Eyes’ by Samir Mehanovic; assisting the director Margaret Salmon on her debut feature film ‘Eglantine’ and the editing of the short film ‘Silly Girl’ by Hope Dickson Leach. Laura was recently selected for the 2018 Reykjavik Talent Lab.