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Now in its 62nd year of screenings, the EIFF is the longest continuously running film festival in the world. It began in 1947 as a champion of documentary films and has expanded to include the full gamut of features, documentaries and short films. Hannah McGill is marking her second year as artistic director with an exciting new strand Under The Radar - a selection of "raw, risk-taking work from the cutting edge of new movie-making", inspired by EIFF 2007 visitor John Waters (Pink Flamingos, This Filthy World).
The programme was announced on May 9 and includes a pair of retrospectives featuring Jeanne Moreau and Shirley Clarke, plus UK premieres of Wall·E, Donkey Punch and Standard Operating Procedure. The festival opens with John Maybury's latest film The Edge Of Love, which stars Sienna Miller and Keira Knightley, and closes with the MySpace-written Faintheart.
Eye For Film's exclusive on-site EIFF photography is provided by Max Blinkhorn of Get Shot Photography and Stuart Crawford.
View Films by Strand:
- Black Box
- British Gala
- Director's Showcase
- Night Moves
- Retrospecive: Jeanne Moreau
- Retrospective: Shirley Clarke
- Under The Radar
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Rarely-seen Welles feature about an expat orchestrates a tale of sexual and emotional manipulation.
A touching story of first romance... with a side-serving of horror.
Documentary about the life of the poet.
A woman boards a train with all her worldly goods.
Half-remembered charcoal dreams from childhood.
A businessman reaches the end of his tether.
Troma-esque weirdness as a vegan invents a vehicle more reminiscent of Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors. Minus the crap Broadway songs, of course.
A portrait of 20th Century Liverpool.
The original drummer of an Eighties hair metal band gets a second chance at stardom when his nephew’s group makes it big.
Edinburgh International Film Festival Features
Edinburgh International Film Festival News
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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