Crowds turned out in force earlier this week to welcome the stars and creators of Set Fire to the Stars, which had its World Premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on Monday night. Sponsored by Virgin Atlantic, the gala event was attended by EIFF guests, lucky film goers and some of the cast and production team including writer and director Andy Goddard, writer and co-star Celyn Jones, and cast members Elijah Wood, Steven Macintosh and Kevin Eldon.
Celebrating his centenary, the semi-biographical drama tells the story of troubled Welsh poet Dylan Thomas' first trip to New York and features superb performances from Celyn Jones as Thomas and Elijah Wood as John Malcolm Brinnin, the literary critic and academic who befriended him. Stunningly shot in black and white, the film also features a masterly original score by musician and composer Gruff Rhys of Super Furry Animals and Neon Neon fame.
Welcoming guests on the red carpet were members of our fabulous crew, who then turned usherette and handed out sweets to the audience in old-fashioned cinema style.
After the screening, Andy Goddard and the cast took questions in a Q&A, and Gruff Rhys performed a short acoustic set in the bar of the Traverse Theatre.
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Maxine is the editor of the Virgin Atlantic blog. Travel and music are her joint first loves, and despite having written for Virgin for more years than she cares to remember she still loves nothing more than jumping on a plane in search of new sights and new sounds.