Published: 24/11/2014 11:45 - Updated: 24/11/2014 12:02

Kingussie Food on Film Festival announces 2015 line-up

'Kiss The Water', the story of Brora fish fly maker Megan Boyd, opens the 2015 festival.
'Kiss The Water', the story of Brora fish fly maker Megan Boyd, opens the 2015 festival.

KINGUSSIE’S Food on Film Festival returns for its eighth year from Thursday 5th February to Sunday 8th February 2015 with live food events and an international selection of culinary themed cinema, including one from very close to home.

The festival is one of a number of events in Badenoch and Strathspey that contributes to Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink, but since the first festival has seen numbers grow from a few hundred to several thousand repeat visitors.

The 2015 Line-Up includes classics, cultural feasts, home-grown creative films, and a new movie for 2015.

The Festival opens with Scottish film Kiss the Water, illustrating the life of fish fly maker Megan Boyd of Brora. The festival will be officially declared open by the film’s producer Kate Swan and local art students will be exhibiting their fish, fly and feather themed fascinators and sketch books along with pieces from artists from Strathspey and Badenoch arts association.

Friday sees the return of the bread making competition, We Want Your Loaf!, for a second year, while Kingussie High School creative media students will premiere their home grown movie, Wolf of Wall’s Street.

Also screened on Friday will be festival favourite Ratatouille and French-language film Romantics Anonymous.

On Saturday Pennie Latin of BBC Radio Scotland’s Kitchen Garden will be back to compere the Food Hall and is looking forward to what is now a regular fixture on her personal calendar.

"Kingussie Food on Film Festival — in a beautiful setting, welcomed by a wonderfully warm and friendly community, eating gorgeous food and watching brilliant films — why would I want to be anywhere else?" she asked.

On show at The Food Hall entrance will be videos made by the indigenous Quechua children of Peru showing their food based skills, including how to catch a fish by hand and make a mud oven from scratch!.

There are two films to choose from for on Saturday night at Talla Nan Ros — The Lunch Box, with an Indian themed meal, and The Joy Luck Club, which has a Chinese/American twist.

The Sunday carvery will have a Greek themes with a showing of the comedy My Big Fat Greek Wedding, while The Silverfjord Hotel will be showing 2014 release Chef!, accompanied by authentic Cuban delights.

The Festival website will be updated with more information as the festival gears up, please go to www.kingussiefoodonfilmfestival.co.uk

BBC Radio Scotland's Pennie Latin returns to host live events at the Food Hall.
BBC Radio Scotland's Pennie Latin returns to host live events at the Food Hall.

At a Glance - Film Line Up

Thursday 5th Febuary -  Kiss The Water (PG) Iona Gallery

Booking via the Caberfeidh Horizons Box Office starts at 7 p.m. £6 per person.

"In a small cottage on the northern coast of Scotland, Megan Boyd twirled tiny bits of feather and fur, silver and gold into fishing flies that were at once works of art, magical - and absolutely lethal. Wherever men and women cast their lines for the mighty Atlantic salmon, her name is whispered in mythic reverence, and stories about her surface and swirl like fairy tales," Eric Steel, director.

Friday 6th February  - Romantics Anonymous (15) The Silverfjord Hotel

Booking via The Silverfjord Hotel Film starts at 9pm, meal at 6pm. Film entry free for those booking at table for a meal, film entry only requires £3 to be spent at the bar.

What happens when a man and a woman share a common passion? They fall in love. And this is what happens to Jean-René, the boss of a small chocolate factory, and Angélique, a gifted chocolate maker he has just hired. What occurs when a highly emotional man meets a highly emotional woman? They fall in love, and this is what occurs to Jean-René and Angélique who share the same handicap. But being pathologically timid does not make things easy for them.

Friday 6th February - Wolf of Wall’s Street & Ratatouille (PG) Kingussie High School

Saturday 7th February - The Lunch Box (PG) Talla Nan Ros

Booking via The Box Office Caberfeidh Horizons

Start time 8pm. Includes a vegetarian Indian meal.

A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox.

Saturday 7th February - The Joy Luck Club (15) The Silverfjord Hotel

Booking via The Silverfjord Hotel Film starts at 9 p.m, meal at 6 p.m. Film entry free for those booking at table for a meal, film entry only requires £3 to be spent at the bar.

Four older women, all Chinese immigrants living in San Francisco, meet regularly to play mahjong, eat, and tell stories. Each of these women has an adult Chinese-American daughter. The film reveals the hidden pasts of the older women and their daughters and how their lives are shaped by the clash of Chinese and American cultures as they strive to understand their family bonds and one another.

Sunday 8th February - My Big Fat Greek Wedding (PG) The Duke Of Gordon

Booking essential - £12 Booking via The Box Office Caberfeidh Horizons

Toula Portokalos (Nia Vardalos) is still single, and works in the family restaurant. One day a guy with the spectacularly non-Greek name of Ian Miller (John Corbett) walks in, and she knows instinctively that marriage is thinkable.

Sunday 8th February - Chef! (PG) The Silverford Hotel

Booking via The Silverfjord Hotel Film starts at 9pm, meal at 6pm. Film entry free for those booking at table for a meal, film entry only requires £3 to be spent at the bar.

Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what’s next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo) and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen — and zest for life and love.

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