Edinburgh International Film Festival 2004

These included a BAFTA interview with Ken Loach, along with screenings of additional films, including Lindsay Anderson and Damien Odoul celebrations, listed below.

View other Edinburgh International Film Festival Films by strand: Black Box, British Gala, Directors' Showcase, Document, Gala, Late Night Romps, Mirrorball, Retrospective: The Forgotten Cinema of Valerio Zurlini, Rosebud, Shorts

The Big Red One: The Reconstruction (Country: US; Year: 1980; Director: Samuel Fuller; Writer: Samuel Fuller)
Influential film about a sergeant and his platoon trying to survive the Second World War.
Control Room (Country: US; Year: 2004; Director: Jehane Noujaim; Writer: Julia Bacha, Jehane Noujaim; Stars: Samir Khader, Josh Rushing, George W. Bush, Hassan Ibrahim, Deema Khatib, Tom Mintier, Donald Rumsfeld, David Shuster, , , )
Documentary about the birth of the Al-Jazeera TV station and its role following 9/11.
En Attendant Le Déluge (Country: France; Year: 2004; Director: Damien Odoul; Writer: Damien Odoul; Stars: Pierre Richard, Anna Mouglalis, Damien Odoul, Eugene Durif, Ingrid Astier, Antoine Lacomblez, Valerie Bert, Stéphane Terpereau, , , )
Described by the director as "A film about nothing".
Errance (Country: France; Year: 2003; Director: Damien Odoul; Writer: Antoine Lacomblez, Damien Odoul; Stars: Laetitia Casta, Benoît Magimel, Mattéo Tardito, Yann Goven, Philippe Frécon, Laurence Haziza, Valérie Dashwood, Charley Fouquet, Sagamore Stévenin, Bouzid Allam, Thierry Benoiton)
Tripartite story about the slow decline of a marriage.
O Lucky Man! (Country: UK, US; Year: 1973; Director: Lindsay Anderson; Writer: David Sherwin; Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Ralph Richardson, Rachel Roberts, Arthur Lowe, Helen Mirren, Graham Crowden, Peter Jeffrey, Dandy Nichols, Mona Washbourne, Philip Stone, Mary MacLeod)
Modern retelling of The Pilgrim's Progress.
Le Souffle (Deep Breath) (Country: France; Year: 2001; Director: Damien Odoul; Writer: Damien Odoul; Stars: Pierre-Louis Bonnetblanc, Dominique Chevallier, Maxime Dalbrut, Jean-Claude Lecante, Jean Milrod)
Harsh coming of age drama set in rural France.
The Whales Of August (Country: US; Year: 1987; Director: Lindsay Anderson; Writer: David Berry, David Berry; Stars: Bette Davis, Lillian Gish, Vincent Price, Ann Sothern, Harry Carey Jr, Frank Grimes, Margaret Ladd, Tisha Sterling, Mary Steenburgen, Frank Pitkin, Mike Bush)
Two elderly sisters feel the passage of time in a Maine seaside town.
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