Edinburgh News: film
Just a brief note to say that if you are free today there are two extraordinary films worth seeing at the Edinburgh Film Festival.
Day 5 of the Edinburgh Film Festival ended on a high after the gentle delights of Mai Mai Miracle (see earlier blog/review). In the afternoon I attended a Scottish Screen reception on the sunny rooftop of the Delegate Centre which has almost 360° panoramic views of the city. There I ran into Morag McKinnon and Colin McLaren, director and writer of the much anticipated Donkeys which was to receive its world premiere just a few hours later.
Edinburgh Film Festival hots up, literally
It's Day 4 of the Edinburgh Film Festival and it really feels now like its taking off.
Gangs of skateboarding kids and mini clusters of homeless swilling winos (i.e. the usual residents of Bristo Square) were in for a surprise last Wednesday evening when the relative calm of the night was shattered by the sight of Sir Sean Connery grooving away and getting on down alongside ostrich-feathered dancing girls, a balkan-esque band and stilt walkers.
Documentary film-makers love the outsider. They love to probe around the fringes of real-life, picking up rocks and seeing what detritus is burrowing underneath, whether by design or choice. This is perfectly displayed by some of the films being presented in this year’s ever exemplary Document strand at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
A couple of days ago I collected my EIFF press pass and main programme guide from the del
Screenwriter-director Sylvain Chomet chose to go the old-school route when he adapted French comedy legend Jacques Tati's previously unmade script into an animated feature.
EIFF artistic director Hannah McGill compares the Edinburgh of The Illusionist with other views of Edinburgh on the big screen.
Screenwriter and laddish, British author Nick Hornby will be the subject of an In-Person onstage interview at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on Thursday 17 June. It is one of three late additions to the film festival's programme.
I knew I had to be somewhere yesterday morning as I flumped groggy eyed onto my hideously ugly and uncomfortable sofa and flipped on the daily propaganda and yes folks, David Laws is still resigned
The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) launched its programme on a damp Edinburgh morning with a line-up of films that ranges from an OTT, gunslinging comedy to a bloody, Edinburgh-set horror, from a documentary on Star Wars geekdom to a more high-brow conversation with a former Star Trek captain.
The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) will be celebrating Sir Sean Connery's 80th year, and his support as Patron since 1992, at a screening of John Huston’s 1975 colonial yarn The Man Who Would Be King.
This year's retrospective at the Edinburgh International Film Festival will screen neglected British films from the Sixties and Seventies.
It's thoroughly fitting that an Edinburgh-set, Edinburgh-made film should open the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2010