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Dancer In The Dark kicked off the 2000 festival, although the cast and filmmakers were noticeable by their absence at the premiere. Despite there being no sign of Bjork, there were other stars in evidence across the festival, including Robert Carlyle, singer Damon Albarn and Peter Mullan. The Festival wrapped with Wong Kar Wai's In The Mood For Love.
The New Directors Award was given to Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu for his multi-faceteed Amores Perros, while, on the home front, Paul Pawlikowski won the Best new British Feature prize for Last Resort. The Audience Award went to crowd-pleaser Billy Elliot, while Aiden Gillen won the Best British Newcomer plaudit for his role in The Low Down. Short films making a splash included A Good Man Is Hard To Find (directed by Martin Radich) and Jomeo & Ruliet (directed by Alnoor Dewshi) which shared the award for Best British Short. John Williams' Robots, The Animated Docu-Soap won the McLaren Award for new British animation.
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Excellent and enjoyable action flick with high body count - think Korean Nikita.
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Edinburgh International Film Festival Features
Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara
Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent
Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses
A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle
Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988
The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable