Edinburgh International Film Festival 2010

Films worth staying up late for, generally subversive and often with a sinister edge.

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Evil In The Time Of Heroes (To kako - Stin epohi ton iroon) (Country: Greece; Year: 2009; Director: Yorgos Noussias; Writer: Claudio Bolivar, Christos Houliaras, Petros Nousias, Yorgos Noussias; Stars: Dinos Avgoustidis, Orfeas Avgoustidis, Hristos Biros, Anthony Burk, Yorgos Chraniotis, Skotis Drosos, Meletis Georgiadis, Andreas Kontopoulos, Pepi Moschovakou, Ioanna Pappa, Argiris Thanasoulas, Thanos Tokakis, Apostolis Totsikas, Mary Tsoni, Eftyhia Yakoumi), Official Site
Rather difficult to sum up in a one-liner - a barmy Greek zombie flick meets Doctor Who.
UK Premiere
The Last Rites Of Ransom Pride (Country: Canada; Year: 2009; Director: Tiller Russell; Writer: Ray Wylie Hubbard, Tiller Russell; Stars: Lizzy Caplan, Cote de Pablo, Peter Dinklage, Jason Priestley, Kris Kristofferson, Scott Speedman, Jon Foster, Dwight Yoakam, W. Earl Brown, Mark Hanson, Alfonso Quijada, Luis Javier, Maddie Duke, John Boncore, Joe Bird), Official Site
Outrageous comedy Western about a young woman taking her murdered lover back to his home to be buried.
World Premiere
Monsters (Country: UK; Year: 2010; Director: Gareth Edwards; Writer: Gareth Edwards; Stars: Whitney Able, Scoot McNairy)
A human/extra-terrestrial love story cum road movie.
UK Premiere
Outcast (Country: UK, Ireland; Year: 2010; Director: Colm McCarthy; Writer: Colm McCarthy, Tom K. McCarthy, Tom McCarthy; Stars: Therese Bradley, Niall Bruton, Claire Catterson, James Cosmo, Kate Dickie, Christopher Downie, Karen Gillan, Andrew Martin, Sean McCarthy, Ciarán McMenamin, James Nesbitt, Daniel Porter, Hanna Stanbridge, Christine Tremarco, Wendy Wason)
Beasties, romance, black magic, comedy and horror - sounds like it's got it all!?
UK Premiere
Two Eyes Staring (Zwart water) (Country: Netherlands; Year: 2010; Director: Elbert van Strien; Writer: Elbert van Strien, Paulo van Vliet; Stars: Hadewych Minis, Barry Atsma, Isabelle Stokkel, Charlotte Arnoldy, Warre Borgmans, Philippe Colpaert, Els Dottermans, Viviane de Muynck, Bart Slegers, Lisa Smit, Tibo Vandenborre, Bastiaan Rook), Official Site
When a family move to the countryside, their daughter befriends a little girl who 'lives' in the basement.
International Premiere

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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