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The 2005 Edinburgh International Film Festival opened with Richard E Grant's directorial debut Wah-Wah - based on events from his own childhood in South Africa - and closed with Eighties-set gangster flick The Business.
Other highlights included the long-awaited cowboys-in-space film spin-off Serenity and Tsotsi - which won both the Audience and Michael Powell Awards for director Gavin Hood. Other winners included Mike Mills, who won the Guardian New Directors Award for Thumbsucker. John Williams won the Best British Short Film Award for Hibernation and Elizabeth Hobbs scooped the McLaren for New British Animation for The True Story Of Sawney Beane. Simon Hynd won Short Scottish Documentary Awarad for Arts: The Catalyst.
View Films by Strand:
- Black Box
- British Gala
- Directors' Showcase
- Late Night Romps
- Retrospective: Michael Powell
- Special Events
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EIFF Latest Reviews
A group of nuns struggle to keep order in a remote Himalayan convent.
A young photographer becomes fascinated by expressions of fear, with deadly consequences.
A dancer is torn between the man she loves and her obsessive commitment to her craft.
Infidelity at an institution for the criminally insane.
A redundant shipworker from Glasgow dreams of swimming the English Channel.
A woman falls for her neighbour and maintains her unrequited love down the years.
A wedding reception where everyone has a secret descends into dark farce.
Ingmar Bergman returns to Scenes From A Marriage 30 years on.
The fall of an intelligent teenager into a life of ultraviolence and depravity.
A wartime aviator begs a celestial court to let him escape death so he can be with the woman he loves. Out on re-issue in cinemas.
Edinburgh International Film Festival Features
Man in the No We talk to Pablo Larraín about his Oscar-nominated film.
Sundance Day Six: Focus Forward Competition winners Innovation and emerging documentary voices, as winners take home $200,000 in prize money.
Sundance 2013: Days 4 and 5 The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear, Upstream Color, The Way, Way Back and Blackfish.
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