Edinburgh International Film Festival 2006

Who says the Brits don't make classic films any more. 2006 sees yet another wonderful harvest of British film, so dig in and help celebrate the very best the United Kingdom has to offer."

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Dead Man's Cards Dead Man's Cards
Dead Man's Cards and Brothers Of The Head
Brothers Of The Head (Country: UK; Year: 2005; Director: Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe; Writer: Tony Grisoni, based on the novel by Brian Aldiss.; Stars: Harry Treadaway, Luke Treadaway, Bryan Dick, Sean Harris, Jonathan Pryce, Brian Aldiss)
Conjoined twins exploited by the music business slowly succumb to psychosis.
UK Premiere
Cargo (Country: Spain, UK, Sweden; Year: 2006; Director: Clive Gordon; Writer: Paul Laverty; Stars: Peter Mullan, Daniel Bruhl, Luis Tosar, Samuli Edelmann, Gary Lewis, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Ricky Grover, Koen Balcaen, Christopher Fairbank, Carlos Blanco, Lois Soaxe, Jan Willem)
Madness and murder on a dilapidated cargo ship.
UK Premiere
Colour Me Kubrick (Color Me Kubrick, Colour Me Kubrick: A True...ish Story, Appelez-moi Kubrick, My Myself And Stanley) (Country: UK, France; Year: 2005; Director: Brian W. Cook; Writer: Anthony Frewin; Stars: John Malkovich, Richard E Grant, Jim Davidson, Luke Mably)
A biopic of a man who pretended to be Stanley Kubrick.
UK Premiere
Dead Man's Cards (Country: UK; Year: 2005; Director: James Marquand; Writer: James Marquand, James McMartin; Stars: James McMartin, Paul Barber, Tom Bell, Gary Mavers, Samantha Janus, Lisa Parry, Mark Russell, Andrew Schofield, Andrew Simister)
A slice of gritty entertainment served with a sharp knife.
World Premiere
Driving Lessons (Country: UK; Year: 2006; Director: Jeremy Brock; Writer: Jeremy Brock; Stars: Julie Walters, Rupert Grint, Laura Linney, Nicholas Farrell, Fay Cohen, Ruby Mortlock, Don Wetherhead, Oliver Milburn, Tamsin Egerton, Jim Norton)
A repressed young man discovers the world with the help of an eccentric actress.
European Premiere
London To Brighton London To Brighton
London To Brighton and Cargo
The Killing Of John Lennon (Country: UK; Year: 2006; Director: Andrew Piddington; Writer: Andrew Piddington; Stars: Jonas Ball), Trailer
An exploration of the experiences of Mark Chapman before and after he killed John Lennon.
World Premiere
Life And Lyrics (Country: UK; Year: 2006; Director: Richard Laxton; Writer: Ken Williams; Stars: Ashley Walters, Louise Rose, Christopher Steward, Cat Simmons)
As hip hop MCs battle for supremacy in London, a couple from rival gangs fall in love.
World Premiere
The Lives Of The Saints (Country: UK; Year: 2006; Director: Chris Cottam, Rankin; Writer: Tony Grisoni; Stars: David Leon, James Cosmo, Emma Pierson, Bronson Webb, Marc Warren, Daon Broni, Gillian Kearney, James Holmes, Sam MacLintock)
A small boy grants wishes, but what should people wish for?
UK Premiere
London To Brighton (Country: UK; Year: 2006; Director: Paul Andrew Williams; Writer: Paul Andrew Williams; Stars: Lorraine Stanley, Georgia Groome, Johnny Harris, Nathan Constance, Alexander Morton, Sam Spruell, David Keeling, Jamie Kenna, Chloe Bale, Jack Deam)
Two prostitutes flee a murderous gang boss.
World Premiere
Shoot The Messenger (Country: UK; Year: 2006; Director: Ngozi Onwurah; Writer: Sharon Foster; Stars: Medina Aijikawo, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Jotham Annan, Feyi Babalola, Channei Bain, Ariyon Bakare, Richard Blackwood, Heather Bleasdale, Graham Bohea, Brian Bovell, Jay Byrd)
Exploration of racism in the UK.
UK Premiere
Driving Lessons Driving Lessons
Driving Lessons and Someone Else
Snow Cake (Country: UK, Canada; Year: 2006; Director: Marc Evans; Writer: Angela Pell; Stars: Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver, Carrie-Anne Moss, David Fox, Jayne Eastwood, Emily Hampshire, James Allodi, Jackie Brown, Selina Cadell, Johnny Goltz, Mark McKinney)
A fresh look at autism, communication and human relationships.
UK Premiere
Someone Else (Country: UK; Year: 2006; Director: Col Spector; Writer: Radha Chakraborty, Col Spector; Stars: Stephen Mangan, Susan Lynch, Lara Belmont, Christopher Coghill, Shaun Dingwall, John Henshaw)
A young man struggles to do the right thing after falling in love with someone other than his girlfriend.
World Premiere
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