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Saturday 19 April 2014

Swinton's film festival 'honour'

Tilda Swinton dreamt up her own independent film festival

Tilda Swinton doesn't mind trawling a heavy portable cinema around the Scottish highlands, describing it as an "honour".

The Oscar-winning actress takes the time and effort, along with long-time partner Sandro Kopp and her twin children, to haul a screen for an independent film festival - Ballerina Ballroom Cinema Of Dreams - which she dreamt up herself.

"Well, why not? We have to travel quite far to see a big screen and then we get a multiplex experience with about 17 screens of Harry Potter," she said.

The star of We Need To Talk About Kevin was inspired to start the festival after realising the lack of cinemas near their home in Nairn.

"So it occurred to us to carry a 43-tonne truck from the west to east coast of Scotland and stop off in places where people had never seen Luc Besson," she continued.

"There are film fans everywhere and in every highland glen, there's somebody willing to see something subtitled. It's my honour and pleasure to pull it to them," she added.

:: We Need To Talk About Kevin is in cinemas now.

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