Edinburgh International Film Festival 2012

Miscellaneous short films from around the world.

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New Cross New Cross
New Cross and God's Got His Head In The Clouds
25km² (Twenty Five Square Kilometres) (Country: Slovakia; Year: 2011; Director: Jana Minarikova; Writer: Jana Minarikova)
An alchemist draws on the power of lightning to create splendid jewels.
Ben And Lump (Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: MJ Delaney; Writer: Tom Wells; Stars: Lewis Reeves, Thomas Turgoose, Georgie Glen)
One Christmas, two friends are forced to acknowledge that their lives are going in very different directions.
Cake And Steak (Country: US; Year: 2004; Director: Abigail Child)
A questioning of the American dream and archetypal American nuclear family. Part one of The Suburban Trilogy.
Camouflage (Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Robert McKillop; Writer: Lydia Adetunji ; Stars: Lara Pulver, Ashley Walters)
A make-up artist who specialises in helping patients conceal scars finds herself helping to hide a bigger secret.
Colour (Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Lynsey Miller; Writer: Vivienne Franzmann; Stars: Leah Nathan, Michael Ajao, and MyAnna Buring )
A young carer's life is brightened by a friendship with an immigrant kid, but there's trouble ahead.
Surf And Turf Surf And Turf
Surf And Turf and Jerry And Me
Dad, Lenin And Freddy (O Babas Mou, O Lenin Kai O Freddy) (Country: Greece; Year: 2011; Director: Rinio Dragasaki; Writer: Rinio Dragasaki; Stars: Avra Vordonaraki, Foteini Kontoudaki, Thanasis Dovris, Andreas Marianos, Kleio Papatzanaki-Hrysovergi, Yannis Tsortekis)
Daddy is often away from home. Is it Vladimir Lenin's fault, or Freddy Krueger's?
Dinosaur Eggs In The Living Room (Ovos De Dinossauro Na Sala De Estar) (Country: Brazil; Year: 2011; Director: Rafael Urban; Writer: Rafael Urban; Stars: Raghild Borgomanero)
A recently widowed woman archives the treasures brought back from travels around the world.
Death In A Nut (Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Tom P Chick; Writer: Tom P Chick; Stars: James Anthony Pearson, Tam Dean Burn, Holly Gilchrist, Holly Howden Gilchrist, Kathryn Howden, Anne Lacey)
Jack battles to stop death from stealing his mother.
Easter Eggs (Uskrsnja Jaja) (Country: Croatia; Year: 2010; Director: Slobodan Karajlovic; Writer: Slobodan Karajlovic, Jelena Svilar; Stars: Nikola Crcek, Jelena Kordic, Ana Ljubicic, Frano Maskovic)
A mother and her children enjoy a spectacular Easter celebration in the shadow of Communism.
The Future Is Behind You (Country: Germany, US; Year: 2004; Director: Abigail Child)
Found footage is used in a fictional story exploring the development of gender identity. Part two of The Suburban Trilogy.
The Ollaparo The Ollaparo
The Ollaparo and Dad, Lenin And Freddy
God's Got His Head In The Clouds (Country: Italy, Lithuania; Year: 2012; Director: Gianluca Sodaro; Writer: Gianluca Sodaro; Stars: Franco Pistoni, Silvia Sodaro)
A small girl challenges God over what she considers to be His dishonest behaviour.
The Human Factor (Le Facteur Humain) (Country: France; Year: 2011; Director: Thibault Le Texier; Stars: Todd Sells, Kate Moran)
Correspondence intermingled with manual notes explores themes of work, productivity and integrity.
If We Dead Awaken (Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Luke McManus; Writer: James Phillips; Stars: Branko Djuric, Ingaborga Dapkunaite, Phoebe Fox, Stanley Townsend)
A former KGB agent seeks out the ballerina he loved, but he cannot escape the past.
Jerry And Me (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Mehrnaz Saeedvafa; Stars: Mehrnaz Saeedvafa, Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin)
Autobiographical musings on history, gender, ethnicity and cultural identity as understood through the director's connection with comedian Jerry Lewis.
Letter Tape (Country: Australia; Year: 2011; Director: Rowena Crowe)
Old tape recorded messages of love are resurrected to provide a glimpse back in time.
Revolutionary Memories Of Bahman Who Loved Leila Revolutionary Memories Of Bahman Who Loved Leila
Revolutionary Memories Of Bahman Who Loved Leila and The Future Is Behind You
Mediterraneans (Méditerranées) (Year: 2011; Director: Olivier Py)
A documentary portrait of an Algerian family settling in France, made using old Super 8 films.
The Metamorphosis (Country: South Korea; Year: 2012; Director: Yun Ki-nam)
An exploration of the mythology around the story of Nosferatu.
Mr And Mrs Gunya (Country: Netherlands, Hungary; Year: 2012; Director: Astrid Bussink)
Both sight and memory are called into question in this documentary short.
New Cross (Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: David Stoddart; Writer: Laura Neal; Stars: Alex Lanipekun, Alice Sanders, Georgia Brown, Jordan Long, Russell Tovey)
A troubling tale of forbidden love.
The Ollaparo (O Olláparo) (Country: Spain, US; Year: 2011; Director: Sonia Albert Sobrino, Miriam Albert Sobrino; Writer: Sonia Albert Sobrino, Miriam Albert Sobrino; Stars: Antonio Mourelos, Francisco Sobrino Ares, Julio Sobrino Barja)
Two Galician villagers use ancient rituals to challenge the will of a monster.
Postcode Lottery Postcode Lottery
Postcode Lottery and Dinosaur Eggs In The Living Room
Postcode Lottery (Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Tom Marshall; Writer: Laurence Wilson; Stars: Con O'Neill, Jo Hartley, Debra Stephenson, Jody Comer)
Unable to access cancer treatment, Jed resorts to desperate measures.
Revolutionary Memories Of Bahman Who Loved Leila (Country: Iran; Year: 2011; Director: Farahnaz Sharifi)
Photographs recall a love story played out against the backdrop of the Iranian Revolution.
Spoof Or Die (Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Prasanna Puwanarajah; Writer: Stacey Gregg; Stars: Ryan McParland, Yasmin Paige, Michael Smiley, Monica Dolan)
A troubled Belfast boy befriends an English kid, with disturbing results.
Surf And Turf (Surf + Turf) (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Abigail Child)
The story of Syrian Orthodox Jews living on the coast of New Jersey. Part three of The Suburban Trilogy.
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