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Edinburgh Film festival

The Fat and The Angry (2014)

As one of the unintentional blunders of Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014, director Johan Renck’s Swedish language television epic The Fat and The Angry became lost in translation after a subtitle problem left dissatisfied punters…

EIFF 2014: Teen Spirit Shorts

Handpicked by the Edinburgh Film Festival ‘young programmers’ team, the Teen Spirit Shorts programme collected the best in international short films representing teenage experiences across boundaries of class, religion and history. As one…

Korso (2014)

Teenage dreams, delusion and denial are often at the heart of Edinburgh International’s ‘Teen Spirit’ strand and Akseli Tuomivaara directed Korso is no exception, as a film about small – town dreams and harsh realities in Finland. The film…

The House of Magic (2013)

When it comes to commercial feature animation the industry is often swamped by major entertainment corporations – with Aardman films or similar independents pitting themselves against Pixar, Disney and Dreamworks collective market dominance…

One of a Kind (2013)

As a film about an epileptic - tree – surgeon - biker who heals people with his hands, One of a Kind is a film that lingers on the edge of the sublime – a French fantasy with the most unlikely of protagonists. Yet Francois Dupeyron’s film…

Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case (2013)

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei once described the act of censorship as ‘having the last sentence whatever you say the conclusion is theirs’; and as an individual who has spent most of his professional career using his status and influence to…

Set Fire To The Stars (2014)

Celebrating poet Dylan Thomas’s centenary year, Set Fire to The Stars was one of the highest profile films of Edinburgh International 2014 due to the attendance and involvement of Ellijah Wood. Yet to define Andy Goddard’s stylish, complex…

Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy? (2014)

When you consider Michael Gondry’s exquisite deconstruction of cinematic storytelling in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, it’s perhaps fitting that his film at this years Edinburgh Film Festival was a series of interviews with the…

Greyhawk (2014)

At the post screening Q and A of Greyhawk, a film about a blind war veteran searching for his stolen guide dog, the filmmakers were asked a difficult question: why cast Alec Newman in the place of an equally capable blind actor? The…