Exclusive: Scotland’s St. Andrews is known for its ruins and for being the birthplace of golf. Avengers: Endgame
co-director Joe Russo
hopes that an annual international film festival he’ll help get off the ground next year will become an additional destination to the seaside Scottish town. Sands: International Film Festival of St. Andrews is launching March 25-27, 2022. It will be backed by Russo, who with brother Anthony has been directing the Ryan Gosling
starrer The Gray Man
. Also backing are Ed, Virginia and Declan Murphy
, and other donors. It will be held on the grounds of the University of St. Andrews. Curating it will be Sundance Film Festival programmer Ania Trzebiatowska
, the former Off Camera Film Festival artistic director.
Russo fell in love with the school when his daughter studied film there, and over the years he got to know the film department heads,