City director wins best film at top festival

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A CAPITAL director’s story of a father-daughter relationship set in a remote Scottish ­petrol station has won top prize at one of the world’s most ­prestigious film ­festivals.

Scott Graham’s directorial debut has been named Best Film at the 30th Turin Film Festival – beating a host of star-studded movies.

Set in the Highlands near Dundonnell, the film, called Shell, follows a father and daughter who live and work at a small petrol station.

They spend their days ­tending to domestic chores and the needs of rare ­passing motorists. At night they are forced together by the cold and by their loneliness.

The chance visit of an ­Edinburgh couple, whose car is damaged following a collision with a deer, helps expand the girl’s horizons.