Edinburgh International Film Festival 2008

The EIFF state: "Daring experiments in film form, from the innovators of the visual art world".

View other Edinburgh International Film Festival Films by strand: British Gala, Director's Showcase, Document, Gala, Mirrorball, Night Moves, Retrospecive: Jeanne Moreau, Retrospective: Shirley Clarke, Rosebud, Shorts, Under The Radar

The Juche Idea The Juche Idea
The Juche Idea and Black Box Shorts
Black Box Shorts (Year: 2008; Director: See individual reviews)
Experimental short film showcase.
Eat, For This Is My Body (Mange, Ceci Est Mon Corps) (Country: France, Haiti; Year: 2007; Director: Michelange Quay; Writer: Michelange Quay; Stars: Sylvie Testud, Catherine Samie, Jean Noël Pierre, Hans Dacost Saint-Val)
Avant garde 'documentary' loosely exploring the colonialist history of Haiti.
UK Premiere
The Juche Idea (Country: USA; Year: 2008; Director: Jim Finn)
Deconstruction of the North Korean official state ideology.
UK Premiere
Seven Intellectuals In Bamboo Forest, Parts 1 To 5 (Country: USA; Year: 2008; Director: Yang Fudong)
A rare screening of the artist's celebrated series, based on the history of seven intellectuals in the ancient Chinese Wei and Jin Dynasties.
UK Premiere
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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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