Browsing Tag

Edinburgh Film festival

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…

Intruders (2013)

You would think after the success of Cabin in the Woods and You’re Next the combination of secluded cabins, suspicious locals and house invasion would become stale, yet South Korean horror / comedy Intruders was a film that managed to…

Svengali (2013)

Hundreds, nay millions, of people upload their videos to Youtube everyday.  For some, what was a pastime grew into an unexpected career while others have gained nothing but notoriety.  So, for a small internet series - once lauded as the…

Lunarcy! (2013)

Space has always been a source of fascination for the human race. During the 60s when the Space Race was in full swing, people were promised holidays to the moon and the chance to visit the final frontier. The promise wasn't fullfilled, and…