Garnet's Gold

Reviews

  • DOCVILLE - INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL May 13, 2015

    GARNET'S GOLD wins the JURY AWARD FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY at DOCVILLE 2015!

  • Madeira Film Festival Apr 2, 2015

    GARNET'S GOLD to screen at the MADEIRA FILM FESTIVAL 2015

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  • London Independent Film Festival Apr 2, 2015

    GARNET'S GOLD to screen in competition at the LONDON INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

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  • American Documentary Film Festival Mar 31, 2015

    GARNET'S GOLD is part of the OFFICIAL SELECTION at the AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

  • THE SUNDAY TIMES Mar 23, 2015

    "This extraordinary film is a thoroughly rewarding experience."

    "It has a fantastic star in Garnet Frost, a handsome, wildly talented, clever and adorable dreamer who lives with his elderly mother, Mollie, in London and dreams of finding Bonnie Prince Charlie's stash of gold in the Highlands of Scotland. Mollie, an artist and writer of children's songs, is full of vim at nearly 90, and having indulged Garnet all his life sees no reason to stop now. Off he goes on his travels, funded by his loving parent, to seek his fortune."

  • IndieFEST Awards Mar 2, 2015

    GARNET'S GOLD wins an "AWARD OF EXCELLENCE SPECIAL MENTION: DOCUMENTARY FEATURE" from the IndieFEST Film Awards

  • Jozi Film Festival 2015 Mar 2, 2015

    GARNET'S GOLD wins BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE at the Jozi Film Festivals 2015

  • Media Source Africa Mar 1, 2015

    "A true indie documentary gem"

  • Tribeca Film Festival 2014 May 12, 2014

    GARNET'S GOLD was nominated for BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE at the TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2014

  • Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014 May 29, 2014

    GARNET'S GOLD nominated for BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM at the EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

  • The Skinny Jun 5, 2014

    REVIEW EXTRACT: "Garnet's Gold, Ed Perkins’ lyrical and melancholic film following middle-aged dreamer Garnet Frost and his search for lost treasure, is a 24-carat example."

    - The Skinny interviews director Ed Perkins

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  • Critics Associated Jul 12, 2014

    ★★★★ review from CRITICS ASSOCIATED!


    REVIEW EXTRACT: "Garnet’s Gold is the fascinating first documentary from Ed Perkins, following the life of an eccentric man who goes on a quest to find buried gold in the Scottish highlands."

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  • WONDERWARDS Jul 14, 2014

    ★★★★★ review from WONDERWARDS!

    - "Garnet’s Gold epitomises everything that is great about the festival experience...What begins as a stranger-than-fiction adventure becomes something quite different as the film progresses, churning up questions about ageing and mortality...

    Easily my favourite film at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival"

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  • KAMERA Jul 13, 2014

    REVIEW EXTRACT: "Perkins achieves moments of sublime beauty – this is the most visually impressive documentary of the year so far...

    Garnet's quest takes on a universal significance, about seizing life and what that actually means. The answer isn't, necessarily, to go hunting for gold in the highlands. The result is a film that is compassionate, honest and ultimately very moving."

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  • Indiewire Apr 7, 2014

    NEWS: Indiewire interview with GARNET'S GOLD director Ed Perkins.

    "After working on a bunch of behind-the-scene documentaries for larger, acclaimed docs such as "Project Nim" and "Searching for Sugar Man," British director Ed Perkins will debut his own project "Garnert's Gold" at this years Tribeca Film Festival."

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  • DocGeeks Apr 17, 2014

    NEWS: DocGeeks name GARNET'S GOLD as a 'Must-Watch Documentary" at Tribeca Film Festival 2014.

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  • Eye For Film May 7, 2014

    REVIEW EXTRACT: 4.5/5 stars for GARNET'S GOLD

    "Thanks to some expert structuring and camerawork from debut feature director Ed Perkins, the film that emerges explores not sensationalism but more familiar and interesting human sensations of loneliness, fear of failure and spirituality.

    You're likely to come away considering your own place in the landscape of life and with a new-found appreciation of those who dare to dream."

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  • The Wall Street Journal May 8, 2014

    "Gorgeous cinematography, a fascinating subject and universal themes add up to make the film GARNET'S GOLD...an examination of one man's obsession with finding gold in Scotland."

    - The Wall Street Journal interviews GARNET'S GOLD director Ed Perkins


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  • GALO Magazine May 4, 2014

    REVIEW EXTRACT: "Stripped away to 76 gripping and, at times hilarious, minutes of narrative, Garnet’s Gold is a subtly crafted palimpsest upon which ancient Greek drama and 19th century fairy tales romp and stumble...And that’s what makes Garnet’s Gold the nugget of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival"

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  • The Sag Harbor Express Apr 29, 2014

    REVIEW EXTRACT: "Our heroes in movies, particularly documentaries, are of often ordinary people who do extraordinary things, people who rise to the occasion under dire circumstances. Garnet Frost could be seen by himself and others as an extraordinary man who has never done anything that exceeded the ordinary.

    Garnet Frost...has no idea that his brush with fame will be not as an explorer, but as the subject of Ed Perkins’ fascinating, beautifully-shot documentary, Garnet’s Gold, which just played to large, enthusiastic crowds at the Tribeca Film Festival."

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  • Screen International May 12, 2014

    REVIEW EXTRACT: "Forget any usual preconceptions about a film about a treasure hunt….the haunting and gently enthrallingGarnet’s Gold is about one man and his obsession, but at heart is more about the man then the possibility of gold at the end of his particular rainbow.

    A fascinating portrait of a gentle and thoughtful man…Beautifully shot and edited with an easy confidence…”

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  • Tribeca Film Festival May 4, 2014

    NEWS: "I only have two ties and I wore the other one yesterday." Garnet Frost turns heads at Tribeca with his sartorial splendour.

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  • BYOD May 6, 2014

    NEWS: A near-death experience, quest for gold, and the evolution of a very unique documentary are all discussed with BYOD direct from the film’s premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.

    - Garnet Frost and Ed Perkins interviewed on BYOD with Ondi Timoner

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  • Paste Magazine May 18, 2014

    REVIEW EXTRACT: ""A masterpiece...beautifully shot, flawlessly edited, and altogether exceptional. The best documentary of the festival, and of the year so far."

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