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Notching up its 55th year in 2001, star appearances at the festival included Emma Thompson, Robbie Coltrane and Brian Cox. Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet - whose film Amelie, was the opening night film - was also in attendance. Jeunet's fantastical and offbeat French romance starring Audrey Tautou also went on to win the Audience Award.
Director Kenny Glennan, won the Michael Powell Award For Best New British Feature for his tale about a mystery virus breaking out in a Glasgow tower block, Gas Attack. The Guardian New Directors Award was shared by Michael Cuesta for Brian Cox starrer L.I.E. and Zacharias Kunuk, for his helmsmenship on the world's first-ever Inuit feature film Atanarjuat, The Fast Runner. Short films achieving recognition, included Suzie Templeton's Dog, which snagged the McLaren Award For New British Animation, Crow Stone by Alicia Duffy and About A Girl by Brian Percival, meanwhile shared the Best Short Film Award glory.
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A disaffected youth on Long Island becomes involved with a rich paedophile, after his father has been arrested for fraud.
Documentary (or mockumentary) about one man's life in an airport.
Two teenage sisters at French holiday resort respond to agony and ecstasy of first time sex.
A portrait of Scottish artist Andy Goldsworthy whose fleeting natural artworks have earned him international renown.
Coming-of-age tale set against the backdrop of a family holiday.
A woman gets more than she bargains for when she picks up an old lady hitchhiker.
A tale of a depressive American doctor, honeymooning in Paris, and a nymphomaniac who eats men.
Stylish German Se7en style thriller.
Absorbing documentary about the birth of modern skateboarding, told by those who were there.
Relationship ensemble drama, as lives intersect following a death.
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
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