EIFF 2013: Wrapping It All Up


That’s it. Another EIFF comes and goes, and a few of us Flickfeasters can now put our feet up and enjoy a bit of a breather after a job well done. Because, let’s be honest, we’re pretty much at the top of the pile when it comes to coverage of this festival. Don’t believe me? Just look at what was covered this year.

First of all, there were 5 films from the Richard Fleischer retrospective:

10 Rillington Place
The Boston Strangler
Fantastic Voyage
The Narrow Margin
Soylent Green

Those were just an appetiser. Not only did we, of course, get along and review the big opening night movie, Breathe In but Clarisse Loughrey also managed to get some time with the director for this fantastic interview.

Clarisse was also able to get another fantastic interview to complement this review of The East.

Thankfully, she didn’t manage to convince Scott Clark during this interview that she was such a huge Pixar fan that she actually wanted to gain a degree from Monsters University (reviewed here).

After seeing We Steal Secrets: The Story Of WikiLeaks I was very happy to get an interview with the director, Alex Gibney.

And then, last but not least, there was the movie chosen to close out the festival, Not Another Happy Ending.

Some sites might have been happy with that selection, a few highlights to show that we’d been in attendance. No, not Flickfeast. Below is a pretty full selection of everything that we managed to catch at EIFF 2013. For anyone brave enough to read through every single review, take comfort in the fact that you can always keep an eye out on at least some of these titles coming your way in the near future.

Before You Know It
The Berlin File
The Color Of The Chameleon
The Complex
The Conjuring

Days Of Grace
Die Welt
Everyone’s Going To Die
Fire In The Night
First Cousin Once Removed
Frances Ha
Frankenstein’s Army
The Great Hip Hop Hoax
Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction
I Am Breathing
I Catch A Terrible Cat
Ji Seul
Kiss The Water
A Long Way From Home
Lukas The Strange
Magic Magic

Mister John
My Dog Killer
Old Stock
Outpost: Rise Of The Spetsnaz
The Sea
Shooting Bigfoot
Sofia’s Last Ambulance/Sofia’s Last Ambulance
A Story Of Children And Film
Struck By Lightning
La Piscina
This Is Martin Bonner

Three Sisters
Up And Away
Upstream Colour/Upstream Colour
We Are The Freaks
What Maisie Knew
When Night Falls (Wo Hai You Hua Yao Shuo)
You & Me Forever

Was THAT it? Well, yes, yes it was. Even we can’t cover everything. All that remains to be done this year is for the usual thanks to go to the staff involved, both paid staff and those essential volunteers, the people who put their work forward for exposure at the festival, Chris Fujiwara (the festival director, who folowed up his debut last year with a solid outing this time around) and also the many lovers of cinema who, hopefully, spent a bit of pocket money and took a chance on some movies they might not have otherwise got to see on the big screen.

Same time next year? Oh, I think so.

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