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

The Other Side Of Hope
A middle-aged restaurateur befriends a young refugee.
The Odyssey
Biopic of the underwater pioneer.
Tickling Giants
Charting Bassem Youssef’s rise as Egypt’s foremost on-screen satirist.
The Good Postman
In a small Bulgarian village troubled by the ongoing refugee crisis, a local postman runs for mayor — and learns that even minor deeds can outweigh good intentions.
Fun Mom Dinner
Four mums decide to de-stress on a girls' night out.
The Polka King
A Polish migrant tries to make it big in Pennsylvania.
Quest
Intimate portrait of a North Philadelphia family.
Winnie
Profile of South Africa's 'mother of a nation'.
Berlin Syndrome
A passionate holiday romance leads to an obsessive relationship, when an tourist wakes one morning in a Berlin apartment and is unable to leave.
Timecode
Two security guards discover a shared passion.

Features

John Trengove interview about The Wound
09 Feb 2017
John Trengove talks about the challenges of his coming-of-age drama.
Kiro Russo interview about Dark Skull (Viejo Calavera) and Shewolf (Loba)
19 Dec 2016
Director Kiro Russo talks about his debut feature Dark Skull.
Otto Bell on shooting The Eagle Huntress and the remarkable star of his documentary
13 Dec 2016
Otto Bell on shooting The Eagle Huntress and the remarkable star of his documentary.
Emma Luchini talks about My Men
11 Nov 2016
Director Emma Luchini attends Q&A
Made In Prague highlights
05 Nov 2016
Five to watch from the programme.

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News Stories

On Body And Soul Takes Golden Bear
18 Feb 2017
Hungarian drama wins in Berlin.
Berlin announces audience and independent jury awards
18 Feb 2017
I Am Not Your Negro and Insyriated among winners.
San Sebastian to pay tribute to Joseph Losey
08 Feb 2017
US filmmaker will be subject of retrospective.
Sea Change for Kristin Scott Thomas
05 Feb 2017
Actress to direct debut feature.
Human Rights Watch Film Festival line-up announced
03 Feb 2017
Showcase opens with Oscar-nominated I Am Not Your Negro.

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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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