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The 70th edition of EIFF rann from June 15-26. The country focus was on Finland and the two major retrospectives were Look Again: A Celebration of Cinéma Du Look and POW!!! Live Action Comic Strip Adaptations: The First Generation. Pikadero won the Michael Powell Award for Best British Film and Suntan won the International Jury Award. Read about all the winners here.

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EIFF Latest Reviews

Seat In Shadow
Seat In Shadow
A painter who doubles as a psychotherapist tries to help a young man battling depression.
Whisky Galore!
Whisky Galore!
Remake of the island classic.
Suntan
Suntan
A doctor becomes obsessed with a much younger tourist.
Seoul Station
Seoul Station
A man sleeping rough at Seoul Station is the catalyst for a zombie apocalypse.
An Ecstatic Experience
An Ecstatic Experience
A meditative invocation on transcendence as a means of restoration.
The Olive Tree
The Olive Tree
A woman sets out to recover her grandfather's tree from the company who bought it.
Lone Wolf And Cub: Sword Of Vengeance
Lone Wolf And Cub: Sword Of Vengeance
A ronin wanders the Japanese countryside with his child, having adventures.
A Man Returned
A Man Returned
Story of a man preparing for marriage after being sent back to a refugee camp after being deported from Greece.
A Love Story
A Love Story
Stopframe animation.
A Man Called Ove
A Man Called Ove
A stubborn old man is won over by a new neighbour.
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Edinburgh International Film Festival Features

Heart of the story
Jane Gull talks about casting and shooting My Feral Heart.
A broad vision
Martin Radich on the trials and triumphs of filming Norfolk.
Sex in the village
Leena Yadav on gender politics, conditioning and getting away from the blame game in Parched.
Q & A
Brahman Naman director on men, music and the resurgence of Indian cinema.
Fish and quips
Naman Ramachandran and Steve Barron talk about brains and libido in Brahman Naman.
Teed off
Carrie Schrader on golf, feminism, Muirfield and The Founders.
Rappeneau returns to his roots
Director on family secrets and the global village.
Slice of real life and paternal love
Director Vincent Garenq on a true cause célebre.
Noting the difference
Composers Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans talk about Christine, Frank & Lola and The Fits.
The Price Of Salt and Carol
Christine Vachon and Elizabeth Karlsen on Todd Haynes, Cate Blanchett and women in the Fifties.
Down to her last cigarette
Todd Haynes, Phyllis Nagy and Cate Blanchett on Carol.
Location, dislocation and sexual frustration
Ben Sharrock talks about his Basque quirky comedy romance Pikadero.
Moving on up
Anna Rose Holmer on adolescence, gender identity and self-determination in The Fits.
A Moon In The Water conversation with Gay Talese, part 2
Golden age stars, fashion and film at China: Through The Looking Glass.
A Moon In The Water conversation with Gay Talese, part 1
At Andrew Bolton and Wong Kar Wai's China: Through The Looking Glass.
Blanchett reveals naked truth
Cate and Carol co-star Rooney Mara on why nudity holds no fears.

Edinburgh International Film Festival News

EIFF announces awards
Pikadero and Before Love among winners.
EIFF selects Best of the Fest
Popular films to get further screenings.
EIFF announces screenwriter-in-residence
Year-long programme will being in September
Scots film distributors pick a winner
Cox’s The Carer for UK release.
EIFF ticketing crisis
Hackers suspected as website slows to a crawl.
Meg Ryan to attend EIFF
Star to bring Ithaca to Edinburgh.
EIFF announces Youth Hub details
Programme offers access to free workshops and careers advice.
Pixar premiere for Edinburgh at 70
Cox, Cattrall and Smith join the celebration.
EIFF puts spotlight on Scots
Festival reveals homegrown titles and stars.
Tommy's Honour to open EIFF
Story of Scots golfing pioneer to kick-off 70th edition.
Whisky Galore! for Edinburgh Film Festival
Remake to close 70th edition.
Edinburgh announces retrospectives
Festival celebrates Cinema Du Look and early comic strip adaptations in 70th edition
EIFF to focus on Finland
Festival also announces new Works in Progress section.
EIFF to present ET with live orchestral score
Festival joins forces with RSNO for UK premiere.
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