The Palm Beach International Film Festival announced its film line up. The festival is running from April 23 to April 27, 2009 in Palm Beach, Florida. Over 110 films will screen at the festival this year. “We’re a little shorter this year, yet we have added more venues, as well as a second weekend featuring the ‘Best of the Fest,” said Emerman.
The film “Stone of Destiny” opens the festival. The film stars Kate Mara, Charlie Cox, Robert Carlyle, Billy Boyd and Ciaron Kelly. It re-tells the true story of four young students who, outwitted the British authorities in their successful attempt to take back the Coronation Stone – Stone of Scone, a beloved symbol of Scottish pride – from Westminster Abbey back to its country of origin.
Kate Mara has starred in a new movie, currently showing at the Torronto film festival. “Stone of Destiny” had it’s screenplay based on a book written by the plot’s real-life mastermind and the central character in the film, Ian Hamilton).
The plot revolves around a group of scotts who banded together in 1950 to repatriate what they considered stolen national property: the Scottish Coronation stone, that had been taken to England and fitted into the base of the English Coronation Chair. Its presence gave English monarchs dominion over Scotland. Inspired by the speeches of Scottish nationalist John MacCormick (Robert Carlyle), Hamilton and his friends planned a detailed mission to bring the stone home.
The movie also stars Billy Boyd and Ciaron Kelly, as well as Brenda Fricker. More details soon!