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This year's Edinburgh International Film Festival opened with Irish cop comedy drama The Guard on June 15 and will run until the 26th. The 65th EIFF brought together filmmakers from all around the world with a focus on independent work.
It included a strong short film strand featuring unusual experimental work, and this year there was a science strand with famous scientists attending to explain to audiences how what you see in the movies might work in real life. There were 60 UK premieres and despite the lack of red carpets this year a number of celebrities were in attendance.
You can find links to our reviews, interviews, behind the scenes gossip and exclusive photos below.
View Films by Strand:
- 'Under the Stars'
- Conflict and Reportage
- Documentary - International
- Documentary UK
- Feature - International
- Feature - UK
- Reel Science
- Short Films
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EIFF Latest Reviews
A refreshing coming of age story which plays like an Icelandic Skins.
A chef and an epidemiologist fall in love, just as the world is falling apart.
Ever wondered what it would be like to switch sex? Laure, 10, does.
With sustenance running short, people start to look around for new things to eat.
The director's long-lost debut, described by Cahiers du Cinéma as one of the best made movies of the 1980s.
An MI5 agent becomes embroiled in intrigue after the death of his boss.
A guilt-ridden lion cub goes on an adventure. Reissued in 3D.
Three acts. Three sounds. Three attitudes. One goal – a career in music.
A glimpse into the lives of a troupe of stage magicians trying to keep the magic alive.
A mixed-race woman falls out with her resentful white mother on a turbulent housing estate.
Edinburgh International Film Festival Features
Edinburgh International Film Festival News
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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