Eye For Film >> Festivals >> Edinburgh International Film Festival >> 2008 >> A-Z of Films
The journey between North Africa and Spain, made by three and desperate young Africans.
A short, experimental film exploring mystical imagery.
Inside a juvenile Russian reform school.
Documentary about a wealthy, privileged family who build a community for children whose lives have been devastated by HIV/AIDS.
Siblings are terrified by tortured ghosts and a brain dead father's legacy in Argentina.
An artist's obssessive attempt to adopt twins in Darfur.
Backstage look at the brains behind Gorillaz.
New Wave brat scholar Tarantino swears blind this was not the inspiration for Kill Bill? You decide.
A tour of New York City's bridges and the landscapes surrounding them.
Enigmatic short, featuring loosely connected images.
A dancer explores the experiences and passions of the matador.
A sweeping period romance set in Colonial India.
Award-winning short filmmaker makes his feature debut with a story of fractured relationships.
Two sneaky young Russians dodge the military draft and head for London, all the while figuring out the best means for screwing their respective systems.
An insightful family drama, about a young man who must deal with more than his fair share of troubles, like his autistic brother. Also, young love and being a new boy in school.
Experimental short film showcase.
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 celebratory film about the maestros of tango.
Uplifting tale about an airport janitor who spins stories for street kids after being mistaken by them for a pilot.
Does what it says on the tin - a personal documentary about a subject for which most blokes will have sympathy.
Stark portrait of 1960s Harlem.
Social reality meets dangerous psychosis - fun for all the family.
Half-remembered charcoal dreams from childhood.
A dancer explores the forces of nature.
Love and adultery... Who could resist!?
Harry Houdini falls for a gypsy 'psychic' in an Edinburgh-set period romance.
Dark comedy exposing the 1930s in thrall to fascism.
A coming of age drama about two young brothers whose mother dies suddenly, leaving them to fend for themselves.
Avant garde 'documentary' loosely exploring the colonialist history of Haiti.
The disintegration of a marriage.
Wartime drama about two women who form an unlikely friendship, united by their feelings for poet Dylan Thomas.
The infamous director Werner Herzog visits the Antarctic, determined not to make a movie about penguins.
A construction worker tries to escape from reality.
A rupture in time and space unites six characters in huge life-altering ways.
A battle re-enactor struggles to recover the affections of his wife.
Following an admired writer to his spiritual home in Nepal leads to a difficult discovery.
Ten animations from the dark side.
Tarsem Singh's visually opulent fantasy epic borrowing the narrative device of The Princess Bride to widen and scorch the eyes.
An anthology of short dance films.
Unemployed actors come face to face with sudden death.
A suicidal man struggling to avoid sliding back into alcoholism visits former friends and lovers to say goodbye.
Dual stories analyse societal breakdown in modern China.
Stop-motion claymation musical about four geriatrics in a ward.
Multi-strand emotional drama.
The story of two ordinary people whose lives were irrevocably transformed by the Israeli bombardment of Gaza.
A missing girl's police reconstruction prompts her proxy to fill in the psychological gaps in herself.
Portrait of a girl with auto-immune disease.
An exploration of children's experiences in the park.
Rarely-seen Welles feature about an expat orchestrates a tale of sexual and emotional manipulation.
A look at life from youngsters' perspectives.
A boy dreams of finding a lost love.
Klaus Kinski (so immortally captured in Werner Herzog's My Best Fiend) gives a showstopping performance with a defiant monologue.
Deconstruction of the North Korean official state ideology.
A French love triangle, spanning the years. Out on reissue in May.
A businessman reaches the end of his tether.
Coming-of-age drama sees trouble brew between two siblings.
A husband's jealousy threatens to drive him mad.
Birds go bonkers.
Atmospheric horror film in the vein of Rosemary's Baby, with a descent into obsession and madness with the previous occupants of her boyfriend's flat.
Allegorical story about a lemon tree under threat when an Israeli government minister moves in next door.
A touching story of first romance... with a side-serving of horror.
A disabled man allows a mute girl into his private space.
Moreau's first lead role about an unfaithful wife who finds nothing but trouble after a fling with her lover.
Controversial drama about a married mum who walks out on her husband.
"What happens if you fall in love on the very day you intend to leave forever?"
A woman boards a train with all her worldly goods.
A repressed schoolteacher vents her frustration on the local community.
Documentary about tightrope walker Phillippe Petit's attempt to cross between the twin towers of the World Trade Center.
How do you avoid humiliating you wife with a divorce? Kill her.
Artificial Intelligence and the Uncanny Valley, androids that we can love bookend the story.
Black comedy adventure about a screenwriter whose personal and professional world is falling apart.
An actress dresses up a former governess so she can experience a glamorous life as they help one another with romantic problems.
Grief and desire on a road trip.
Two dancers meet and explore dramatic rural scenery together.
Documentary about Barney Rosset, who challenged obscenity laws most famously in the case of Lady Chatterley's Lover.
A portrait of 20th Century Liverpool.
Using dual Mardi Gras parades, The Order of Myths delves into cultural exploration and integration in a community still stuck in tradition.
Disabled misfits kidnap a singer.
An in-depth look at drag queens in preparation for the Miss Gay America.
The story of wallpaper and marriage in a house on a lake in Sweden.
A medical diagnosis leaves a young dancer and his sister in care(e)r gridlock.
Intimate portrait of the icon.
Documentary about a gay black prostitute.
A young man explores his sexuality in a decadent French brothel.
A man sets out to find justice after his dog falls victim to a random act of violence.
Documentary about the life of the poet.
The original drummer of an Eighties hair metal band gets a second chance at stardom when his nephew’s group makes it big.
Up close documentary about the director Shirley Clarke.
A film made for UNICEF showing the different things which frighten children around the world.
Collection of Scottish short documentaries.
Four Scottish shorts, shown at the EIFF.
Collection of early short films by the acclaimed director.
A teenager suffering from a debilitating illness moves to a small town only to encounter more bullies - plus something worse waiting in the woods.
The libido blues for an ill girl.
Documentary on the Tishman Building in New York.
Node Runner - if they catch you you're through!
Rural Wales faces change from all sides as the population ages.
Close-up and personal view of the slums using hidden cameras and brilliant editing.
A boy heads to London to seek his fortune and finds friendship.
Father and son's ideologies clash in their Pashun tribe.
A ten year old boy explains his space travel plans in this award winning animated film
Low budget monster horror with romantic undertones.
An actor tries to please his unseen lover.
The popularity of a pub's knitting circle.
This Iranian morality tale deals with an ostrich farmer who loses his job and is forced to travel to and from the city.
Errol Morris' documentary on the infamous photographs at Abu Ghraib prison.
If Ealing were still alive... they'd probably grab this script and run with it!
Now a carer for his dying friend, a former prisoner laments the way that he has frittered away his life.
Drama about a priceless art collection and a family's decision about how best to use it, for both memory and intrinsic worth.
Cultural and generational gaps explored by aging Chinese man visiting his daughter.
Spiritual fulfilment meets simple-minded satisfaction in a clash of ideologies.
The last great taboo - a dissection of a young man coming to terms with death with the help of his grandmother.
Famous Dutch actress faces bankruptcy by hiring an accountant and giving another party.
Candid revelations about things seen and done in the Israeli military.
50s B-movies take a turn for a spoofing, as alien soul-sucking foreheads flood the world.
Mystery on the Tran Siberian Express.
A man wakes up to discover the police want to talk to him, but he has no idea what he's supposed to have done.
Video segments from Shirley Clarke.
An experimental film about dying.
Documentary focussing on the Jamaican music producer.
An examination of young girls as they are duped, tricked and coerced into selling themselves for sex in a surprising, and people-focussed film.
An ageing, lonely man rediscovers his love of life when he visits New York and shares his home with two strangers.
Malle's comic western starring Bardot and Moreau as strip-tease pioneers.
An experimental directorial quartet taking on the four ages of a single character's life.
A teen drug dealer swaps spliffs for psychiatry in the long, hot New York summer of 1994.
A robot - Wall·E, left alone on Earth begins to explore the cosmos with a companion, the sleek and sultry EVE.
A night club dancer becomes embroiled in a political assassination.
A high school teacher demonstrates with his class the true meaning of autocracy.
Screening with Blood Car at EIFF 2008, this is a musical about deceptive internet seduction.
South Korean family drama about an economically impoverished family and their difficulties with one another.
A rising hip-hop star uses his music to raise awareness about his homeland’s ongoing humanitarian crisis.
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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