'Bernie and Rebecca’ is Melissa Kent's directorial debut: "a lifetime of emotions in 15 minutes"
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In this podcast, Khalid Ali speaks to Melissa Kent, Hollywood film editor, about her debut as a director with "Bernie and Rebecca", at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, which explores "a lifetime of emotions in 15 minutes". The short film had its UK premiere during the Scottish festival, in June, and will be available on the Internet in January 2017. It has also been selected to three upcoming festivals: MADRID INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (July 2–9) - nominated for Best Director of a Short Film and Nominated for Best Original Screenplay of a Short Film; GO WEST FEST (July 17–19) Oakhurst, California; ACTION ON FILM FESTIVAL (AOF) Early acceptance. Monrovia, California (September 2–10). Melissa Kent also tells the Medical Humanities' Screening Room Editor the stories behind other films she edited, such as "The Virgin Suicides" and "The Age of Adaline", which throws a different perspective into the concept of fighting ageing. Her next feature film is "American Pastoral", based on the 1997 Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Philip Roth, Ewan McGregor’s directorial debut. "American Pastoral" is released in October 2016. Watch the trailer at www.bernieandrebecca.com, and to learn more about Melissa Kent’s editing career visit www.melissakent.com. 

The 70th edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival was held from the 15th to the 26th of June 2016, in Scotland.

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