Amber Wilkinson

Being editorial director of Eye For Film means that Amber gets to go globetrotting to festivals quite often. While that may periodically limit her access to popcorn movies, it's probably better for her waistline that way, and she gets to watch a vast amount of world and independent cinema that everyone else would love, too, if only they gave it a go. She secretly likes to watch The Man With Two Brains and Blazing Saddles late at night to unwind.

Amber is a member of the Online Film Critics Society and FIPRESCI, the international federation of film critics and recently served as president of the FIPRESCI jury at San Sebastian Film Festival. She has also served on juries in Seattle and Gijon and tutored young critics in workshops at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and Miskolc Cinefest.

She thinks that distributors are bonkers not to be releasing the following in the UK: Neon Bull, Paths Of The Soul and The Trip We Took With Dad. You can also find her rambling (twambling?) over on Twitter (@NinjaWorrier). Email her (while taking her hat off) amber(chapeau)@eyeforfilm.co.uk

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Latest Film Reviews

Zer
A young man seeks the story behind his gran's sad song.
God's Own Country
Young sheep farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker, offers the promise of something else.
A Private Function
In post-war Britain, a couple become involved in the bacon black market.
Escape From Syria: Faiza's Story
Animation depicting the story of a refugee who fled Syria with her children and taking inspiration from the children's drawings.
Étude
A conversation between an animator and a composer.
Ciclope
A drone is on a delivery mission.
G-aaah
Amy Johnson worked as a typist for a firm of solicitors before her record- breaking solo flight from Croydon to Australia in 1930. This film has been created with an Underwood 315 typewriter as a celebration of her journey.
The Emperor
The tale of a quest to free Napoleon Bonaparte from exile on the island of St Helena.
Daughters Of The Dust
Portrait of Gullah family on the brink of migration.
Britannia
Animation about British imperialism.

Features

EIFF senior programmer Niall Greig Fulton talks about the 2017 retrospective
16 Jun 2017
EIFF's Niall Greig Fulton talks to us about his Brexit-inspired retrospective.
Kuba Czekaj on the psychology of adolescence in The Erlprince
03 May 2017
Director Kuba Czekaj talks about the shooting The Erlprince.
William Oldroyd interview about austerity and colour-blind casting in Lady Macbeth
23 Mar 2017
William Oldroyd on austerity and colour-blind casting in his debut Lady Macbeth.
Alessandro Aronadio on his tragicomic drama Orecchie (Ears)
07 Mar 2017
Alessandro Aronadio in conversation about his absurdist drama.
Adam Sobel interview on making The Workers Cup
01 Mar 2017
Adam Sobel on his portrait of the Qatar migrant labour force The Workers Cup.

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News Stories

Ricardo Darín to be honoured with Silver Shell
24 Jun 2017
San Sebastian celebrate work of Argentinian star.
Red carpet rolls out for EIFF's 71st edition
22 Jun 2017
Stars attend UK premiere of God's Own Country
John G Avildsen dies
17 Jun 2017
Rocky director loses cancer fight at 81
EIFF announces full programme
31 May 2017
Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick and Stanley Tucci among guests.
EIFF plans to Play
26 May 2017
Festival launches event cinema strand and celebrates Scottish filmmakers.

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Galleries

Brave Edinburgh launch
02 Jun 2012
EIFF opening night 2012
21 Jun 2012
Photos from French Film Festival UK launch of Mobile Home and Asterix and Obelix
12 Nov 2012
Films seen at Sundance 2013
20 Jan 2013
Sylvain Chomet attends Attila Marcel French Film Festival Gala Night
09 Nov 2013
British Independent Film Awards 2014 in pictures
08 Dec 2014
Sundance 2015: US Documentary Competition in pictures
15 Dec 2014
Sundance 2015: US Dramatic Competition in pictures
15 Dec 2014
Sundance 2015: World Cinema Dramatic Competition in pictures
15 Dec 2014
Sundance 2015: World Cinema Documentary Competition in pictures
15 Dec 2014
Sundance 2015: NEXT <=> in pictures
16 Dec 2014
Sundance 2015: Premieres in pictures
18 Dec 2014
The Mafia Only Kills In Summer director Pif attends Italian Film Festival opening gala
07 Mar 2015
Matteo Oleotto presents Zoran, My Nephew The Idiot
08 Mar 2015
Cannes Un Certain Regard 2015 gallery
05 May 2015
Cannes Directors' Fortnight Gallery 2015
08 May 2015
Cannes 2015 Competition Gallery
12 May 2015
Sundance 2016: US Dramatic Competition in pictures
04 Dec 2015
Sundance 2016: US Documentary Competition in pictures
06 Dec 2015
Sundance 2016: World Cinema Dramatic Competition in pictures
06 Dec 2015
Sundance 2016: World Cinema Documentary Competition in pictures
07 Dec 2015
Sundance 2016: NEXT in pictures
08 Dec 2015
Sundance 2016: Midnight in pictures
09 Dec 2015
Sundance 2016: Premieres and Documentary Premieres in pictures
11 Dec 2015
Sundance 2017: World Cinema Dramatic Competition in pictures
04 Dec 2016
Sundance 2017: World Cinema Documentary Competition in pictures
05 Dec 2016
Sundance 2017: US Dramatic Competition in pictures
05 Dec 2016
Sundance 2017: US Documentary Competition
06 Dec 2016
Sundance 2017: NEXT in pictures
06 Dec 2016
Sundance 2017: Midnight in pictures
06 Dec 2016
Sundance 2017: Premieres and Documentary Premieres in pictures
12 Dec 2016
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