24th Jun2019

EIFF 2019 Interview: Shelagh McLeod on ‘Astronaut’

by Phil Wheat

In his latest interview/podcast, host Stuart Wright talks with actor, writer and director Shelagh McLeod about her debut feature Astronaut.

Richard Dreyfuss is excellent in this moving and enthralling new drama from writer-director Shelagh McLeod. Dreyfuss stars as Angus, a lonely widower whose long-held dream of becoming an astronaut is reignited when a nationwide competition is announced to win a trip to space with an independent space agency. Angus struggles against prejudice towards his age and increasing ill health, and with the help of his dysfunctional family his dream gets closer and closer to becoming reality.

 

The World Premiere of Astronaut took place at the Edinburgh Film Festival on Saturday 22nd June 2019 and there’s a second screening today, Monday 24th June 2019. For details and tickets see www.edfilmfest.org.uk/2019/astronaut/06-22_18-00

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