Edie (film)

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Edie (2017)
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Film poster
Directed bySimon Hunter
Produced byMark Stothert
Tim Dennison
Edward Little
Written byElizabeth O'Halloran
StarringSheila Hancock
Kevin Guthrie
Paul Brannigan
Amy Manson
Wendy Morgan
Music byDebbie Wiseman
CinematographyAugust Jakobsson
Edited byOlly Stothert
Cape Wrath Films
Distributed byArrow Films (UK)
Release date
  • 26 June 2017 (2017-06-26) (Edinburgh International Film Festival)
  • 25 May 2018 (2018-05-25)
Running time
102 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Edie is a 2017 British drama film directed by Simon Hunter and written by Elizabeth O'Halloran. The film stars Sheila Hancock, Kevin Guthrie and Paul Brannigan. The soundtrack was written by Debbie Wiseman. Principal photography began in the Scottish Highlands in 2016.


Edith Moore (Edie) is a bitter, gruff woman in her eighties. In the months following her husband George’s death, Edie’s strained relationship with her daughter Nancy begins to worsen. The question over Edie’s future looms large; while Edie tries hard to convince Nancy she can manage fine by herself, Nancy is making plans for her mother to move to a retirement home. Edie feels like it is the beginning of the end. It seems she will die with all the regrets of her past intact and one regret haunts her most of all. When Edie was married, her father planned a climbing trip for them in the Scottish Highlands. Edie yearned to go, but her husband George, a difficult and controlling man, made her stay at home, nearly thirty years later, Edie decides to make the trip herself alone. [1]



Principal photography on the film began in May 2016. The primary filming location was Mount Suilven in the Northern Scottish Highlands. Sheila Hancock is noted for actually completing the trek up the mountain herself.[2][3] Many of the film's scenes were shot using unmanned drones.[4] In 2016, during the filming, Hancock became the oldest person to climb Mt. Suilven. The film was completed in March 2017.


The film received a good audience reception on release.[5] On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 71%, based on 24 reviews with an average rating of 5.9/10.[6]


  1. ^ "Edie". British Council Film. British Council. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  2. ^ Berry, Nathalie (9 May 2018). "Edie the Movie: Sheila Hancock Climbs Suilven in Her 80s". UKClimbing. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  3. ^ Hunter, Simon (5 May 2018). "How 83 year old Sheila Hancock conquered Suilven". Walk Highlands. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  4. ^ Ivan-Zadeh, Larushka (22 May 2018). "Film Reviews: There's summit about Sheila in Edie". Metro. Associated Newspapers. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  5. ^ Brown, Allan (29 June 2017). "EIFF 2017: Edie Review". Movie Review World. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Edie (2017)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 3 July 2018.

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