Films of Love and War

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A true-life tale from the second world war with real archive fascination will offer cinema-goers a rare example see watch a regular soldier being allowed to tell his own story at Oban Phoenix Cinema on Monday.

Co-produced by actor and writer Carina Birrell, who shares with us the remarkable history of her grandfather, Harry Birrell, who was given a cine camera as a boy in Glasgow in 1928. It gave him a lifelong passion for the cinema and for documenting his life in home movies – family events and fine romances now ache with fond nostalgia but Harry’s life was also filled with far away adventures.

This beautifully composed, captivating documentary plunders the treasure trove of Harry’s 400 films and personal diaries to capture a vivid sense of wartime years spent in Bombay, the jungles of Burma and the mountains of Nepal. Narrated by Richard Madden.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film-making team.

Harry Birrell presents: Films of Love and War is being screened at Oban Phoenix Cinema on Monday November 11 at 7.30pm.