Scottish director Elly Taylor’s highly acclaimed, awarding winning documentary THROUGH HELL AND HIGH WATER is to be screened at the Filmhouse, Edinburgh as part of the Norwegian Centenary Celebrations in the UK and to mark the 60th Anniversary of VJ Day. This film is a most appropriate choice as it is an extraordinary and moving story from World War ll.
It highlights the love story of Nancy and Archie Kelly, the courage of the American Merchant Marine and the British Navy. Nancy Kelly (nee Eide) a young Norwegian girl living under Nazi occupation in the North of Norway, and Archie Kelly a trumpet playing Scottish seaman met on the stormy seas of the Atlantic Ocean during one of the most daring rescues carried out by the British Navy. The film serves as a monument to love, compassion, courage and the determination of the human spirit to fight for freedom at all costs.
Since completion the film has been warmly received by audiences worldwide and recognised as first-rate work. In January, it won a SILVER WORLD MEDAL at the New York International Film and Video Festival and in June, a second SILVER SCREEN MEDAL at the US International Film and Video Festival in Los Angeles. The film was also nominated for a BAFTA Scotland award.
The screening is supported by Erskine Hospital, The Norwegian Consulate General, Edinburgh and the Filmhouse.
Donations will be collected for Erskine Hospital at this special screening.
Place: The Filmhouse, Edinburgh
Date: 15th August 2005
For tickets, please phone the box office on 0131- 228-2688 or visit the Filmhouse's web site.
For more information about the film, please click here.