2007 Film Festival - Biological Kinship identity
Date: November 2007
Location: Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9BZ [ Map ]
Why will Prince William become King? Is my genetic heritage important? Are my family name and my ancestors part of my identity? Why was I created? These are some of the questions which will be asked in this three-day biomedical ethics film festival. The films screening reflect on the subject of biological kinship and identity, and, at the end of each film, a discussion will take place between a panel of invited biomedical and bioethics experts and the audience.
Organised in partnership with the Scottish Council on Human Bioethics and the Edinburgh and South-East Scotland Branch of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Genomics Forum of Edinburgh University.
In this season
Director: James Whale
Country of origin and year: USA 1931
Duration: 71 minutes
Cast: Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, John Boles Dwight Frye
All About My Mother
Todo sobre mi madre
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Country of origin and year: Spain/France 1999
Duration: 101 minutes
Cast: Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Penélope Cruz, Antonia San Juan, Candela Peña
Director: Eric Black & Frauke Sandig
Country of origin and year: Germany/USA 2005
Duration: 93 minutes
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