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The 2005 Edinburgh International Film Festival opened with Richard E Grant's directorial debut Wah-Wah - based on events from his own childhood in South Africa - and closed with Eighties-set gangster flick The Business.
Other highlights included the long-awaited cowboys-in-space film spin-off Serenity and Tsotsi - which won both the Audience and Michael Powell Awards for director Gavin Hood. Other winners included Mike Mills, who won the Guardian New Directors Award for Thumbsucker. John Williams won the Best British Short Film Award for Hibernation and Elizabeth Hobbs scooped the McLaren for New British Animation for The True Story Of Sawney Beane. Simon Hynd won Short Scottish Documentary Awarad for Arts: The Catalyst.
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- Retrospective: Michael Powell
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A poet recalls three doomed romances.
A group of nuns struggle to keep order in a remote Himalayan convent.
A young photographer becomes fascinated by expressions of fear, with deadly consequences.
A dancer is torn between the man she loves and her obsessive commitment to her craft.
Infidelity at an institution for the criminally insane.
A redundant shipworker from Glasgow dreams of swimming the English Channel.
A woman falls for her neighbour and maintains her unrequited love down the years.
A wedding reception where everyone has a secret descends into dark farce.
Ingmar Bergman returns to Scenes From A Marriage 30 years on.
The fall of an intelligent teenager into a life of ultraviolence and depravity.
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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