Edinburgh International Film Festival 2008

A brand new strand for this year's EIFF, described in the programme as "raw, risk-taking work from the cutting edge of new movie-making"

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Spike Spike
Spike and Blood Car
Bigga Than Ben: A Russians’ Guide To Ripping Off London (Country: UK; Year: 2007; Director: Suzie Halewood; Writer: Suzie Halewood; Stars: Ben Barnes, Andrei Chadov, Ovidiu Matesan, Terence Anderson, Amy De Bhrún, Andrew Byron, Cecilia Colby, Naomi Cooper-Davis, Mervyn Etienne, Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, Dado Jehan)
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.
UK Premiere
Blood Car (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Alex Orr; Writer: Hugh Braselton, Alex Orr, Adam Pinney; Stars: Mike Brune, Anna Chlumsky, Katie Rowlett, Matt Hutchinson, Marla Malcolm, Mr. Malt, Matthew Stanton, Bill Szymanski, Hawmi Guillebeaux, Vince Canlas, Roudie Augustin), Official Site
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.
UK Premiere
Crack Willow (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Martin Radich; Writer: Martin Radich; Stars: Mark Bennett, Reg Bennett, Ryan Mitchell, Beki Dakin, Oliver Dempster, Jez Scott, Melanie Luby, Peter Dargavel)
Social reality meets dangerous psychosis - fun for all the family.
World Premiere
Spike (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Robert Beaucage; Writer: Robert Beaucage; Stars: Sarah Livingston Evans, Edward Gusts, Anna-Marie Wayne, Nancy P Corbo, Jared Edwards), Official Site
Low budget monster horror with romantic undertones.
World Premiere
Strange Girls (Country: USA; Year: 2008; Director: Rona Mark; Writer: Rona Mark; Stars: Angela Berliner, Jordana Berliner, Kasey Daley, David Dietz, George Drennen, Harry Gerhardt, Michael Gilbert, Nickole Horrell, Jane Hutton, Timothy Johnson, Meritt Latimore)
Sex, murder and depravity - twins should share all things in life...
Bigga Than Ben: A Russians’ Guide To Ripping Off London Bigga Than Ben: A Russians’ Guide To Ripping Off London
Bigga Than Ben: A Russians’ Guide To Ripping Off London and Crack Willow
The Third Pint (Country: Argentina, UK; Year: 2007; Director: Luciano Podcaminsky; Writer: Luciano Podcaminsky; Stars: Patrick Aduma, Román Chaploski, León Dogodny, Cecilia Dopazo, Miranda Green, Carlos Kaspar, Tony Middleton, Ramiro Ramos)
The Invisible Man travels the world!
International Premiere
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