SAT 01 JUNE – ‘FOXTROT’ (15)

Doors open 7:15 for a 7:45 start
£5 / £3 student and Young Scot card
BBFC INSIGHT infrequent strong sexual images

 

Foxtrot uses topical themes to deliver a bruising sociopolitical statement that’s equally effective taken simply as an absorbing, well-acted drama.

Michael and Dafna experience gut-wrenching grief when army officials show up at their home to announce the death of their son Jonathan. Michael becomes increasingly frustrated by overzealous mourning relatives and well-meaning army bureaucrats. While his sedated wife rests, Michael spirals into a whirlwind of anger only to experience one of life’s unfathomable twists – a twist that can only be rivaled by the surreal military experiences of his son.