Edinburgh International Film Festival 2008

The EIFF say: "Presenting jaw-dropping music videos, ads and promos from every corner of the globe, this world-renowned section is the leader in its field."

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Bananaz Bananaz
Bananaz and The Upsetter: The Life Of Lee Scratch Perry
Bananaz (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Ceri Levy; Stars: Damon Albarn, Jamie Hewlett, De La Soul, Ibrahim Ferrer, Dennis Hopper)
Backstage look at the brains behind Gorillaz.
Mirrorball | Britannia Rules (Year: 2008)
Showcase dedicated to British directors.
Mirrorball | Nordic Noise (Year: 2008)
Rockin' showcase from our European friends in the the north.
Mirrorball | Partizan: Music Video Makers (Year: 2008)
A Partizan showcase featuring videos for Hot Chip and Flight Of The Conchords.
Mirrorball | World Wide Wonder (Year: 2008)
Showcase of videos and promos from around the globe.
Patti Smith: Dream Of Life (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Steven Sebring; Writer: Steven Sebring; Stars: Patti Smith), Official Site
Intimate portrait of the icon.
A Trip Out With British Sea Power ()
Screenings of the band's music videos, followed by a gig.
The Upsetter: The Life Of Lee Scratch Perry (The Upsetter: The Life and Music of Lee Scratch Perry) (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Ethan Higbee, Adam Bhala Lough; Writer: Ethan Higbee, Adam Bhala Lough)
Documentary focussing on the Jamaican music producer.
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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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