Edinburgh International Film Festival 2008

The EIFF: "Homeland glory: the best and the brightest new UK cinema, from which this year's Michael Powell Award-winner will be chosen."

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Helen Helen
Helen and Stone Of Destiny
Better Things (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Duane Hopkins; Writer: Duane Hopkins; Stars: Liam McIlfatrick, Che Corr, Tara Ballard, Megan Palmer, Kurt Taylor, Rachel McIntyre, Patricia Loveland)
Award-winning short filmmaker makes his feature debut with a story of fractured relationships.
UK Premiere
A Complete History Of My Sexual Failures (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Chris Waitt; Writer: Chris Waitt and Henry Trotter; Stars: Chris Waitt), Official Site, Trailer
Does what it says on the tin - a personal documentary about a subject for which most blokes will have sympathy.
European Premiere
Donkey Punch (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Olly Blackburn; Writer: Olly Blackburn, David Bloom; Stars: Robert Boulter, Sian Breckin, Tom Burke, Nichola Burley, Julian Morris, Jay Taylor, Jaime Winstone), Official Site, Trailer
Seven go mad on a yacht. Plus read our with the director and stars of the film. The film is out to own on November 10.
UK Premiere
Dummy (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Matthew Thompson; Writer: Paula Barnes, Michael Müller; Stars: Aaron Johnson, Thomas Grant, Therese Bradley, Emma Catherwood), Official Site
A coming of age drama about two young brothers whose mother dies suddenly, leaving them to fend for themselves.
World Premiere
Faintheart (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Vito Rocco; Writer: David Lemon; Stars: Eddie Marsan, Jessica Hynes, Nick Ball, Ewen Bremner, Paul Nicholls, Chloe Hesar, Calum Chalmers, Kevin Eldon, Phil Lester), Official Site
A battle re-enactor struggles to recover the affections of his wife.
Dummy Dummy
Dummy and A Complete History Of My Sexual Failures
Helen (Country: UK/Ireland; Year: 2008; Director: Christine Molloy, Joe Lawlor; Writer: Christine Molloy, Joe Lawlor; Stars: Annie Townsend, Sandie Malia, Dennis Jobling, Sonia Saville, Danny Groenland)
A missing girl's police reconstruction prompts her proxy to fill in the psychological gaps in herself.
World Premiere
Man On Wire (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: James Marsh; Writer: James Marsh; Stars: Philippe Petit), Official Site, Trailer
Documentary about tightrope walker Phillippe Petit's attempt to cross between the twin towers of the World Trade Center.
European Premiere
Somers Town (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Shane Meadows; Writer: Paul Fraser; Stars: Thomas Turgoose, Piotr Jagiello, Ireneusz Czop, Elisa Lasowski, Perry Benson, Kate Dickie), Official Site, Trailer
A boy heads to London to seek his fortune and finds friendship.
UK Premiere
Stone Of Destiny (Country: UK, Canada; Year: 2008; Director: Charles Martin Smith; Writer: Charles Martin Smith; Stars: Charlie Cox, Kate Mara, Billy Boyd, Stephen McCole, Ciaron Kelly, Rab Affleck, Gillian Aitken, Janine Ballantyne, Ross Bennie, Robert Carlyle, Alan Cuthbertson)
If Ealing were still alive... they'd probably grab this script and run with it!
World Premiere
Summer (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Kenny Glenaan; Stars: Robert Carlyle, Steve Evets, Rachael Blake, Michael Socha, Sean Kelly, Jo Doherty, Joanna Tulej), Official Site, Trailer
Now a carer for his dying friend, a former prisoner laments the way that he has frittered away his life.
World Premiere

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