Edinburgh International Film Festival 2013

View other Edinburgh International Film Festival Films by strand: American Dreams, Animation, Black Box, Directors' Showcase, Fantastic Voyages: The Films of Richard Fleischer, Films on Film, Focus on Korea, Focus on Sweden, Galas, International Feature Film Competition, Michael Powell Award Competition, Night Moves, Not Another Teen Movie, Shorts, Special Screenings, Symphonies Of Life: The Films Of Jean Grémillon, World Perspectives

People's Park People's Park
People's Park and Infiltrators
The Battle of the Sexes (Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: James Erskine, Zara Hayes; Stars: Billie Jean King, Bobby Riggs)
Documentary about Billie Jean King's match against Bobby Riggs.
Before You Know It (Country: USA; Year: 2013; Director: PJ Raval)
Portraits of three American gay men who are over 65.
Consequence (Gegenwart) (Country: Germany; Year: 2012; Director: Thomas Heise)
A detailed study of what happens during cremation.
Dark Matter (Materia Oscura) (Country: Italy; Year: 2013; Director: Massimo D'Anolfi, Martina Parenti)
A visit to the ruined environment of a military testing site.
Desert Runners (Country: USA; Year: 2013; Director: Jennifer Steinman)
Fancy racing 250km on foot? Across a desert? Four times?
A Play for Freedom A Play for Freedom
A Play for Freedom and Yumen
The Great Hip Hop Hoax (Country: United Kingdom; Year: 2013; Director: Jeanie Finlay; Stars: Gavin Bain, Billy Boyd)
The true story of a lie.
Infiltrators (Mutasalilun) (Country: Palestine, UAE, Lebanon; Year: 2013; Director: Khaled Jarrar; Stars: Khaled Jarrar)
This documentary follows the efforts by various Palestinians to cross the 7m high wall that separates the Palestinian Territories from Israel.
Kiss The Water (Country: US, UK; Year: 2013; Director: Eric Steel)
Portrait of salmon fly-maker Megan Boyd.
Lunarcy! (Country: Canada; Year: 2012; Director: Simon Ennis; Stars: Christopher Carson, Alan Bean, Dennis Hope, Peter Kokh)
Affectionate look at a group of individuals who are obsessed with the moon.
People's Park (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Libbie Dina Cohn, JP Sniadecki)
A single tracking shot captures life in the People's Park in Chengdu, China.
Desert Runners Desert Runners
Desert Runners and Lunarcy!
A Play for Freedom (Freispielen) (Country: Germany; Year: 2012; Director: Niko Apel)
Is censored art better than no art at all?
Sofia's Last Ambulance (Country: Croatia, Bulgaria, Germany; Year: 2012; Director: Ilian Metev; Stars: Krassimir Yordanov, Mila Mikhailova, Plamen Slavkov)
Sofia, the capital city of Bulgaria, has more than two million inhabitants and only 13 ambulances... this documentary follows one of them.
The Turtle's Rage (Schildkrötenwut) (Country: Germany; Year: 2012; Director: Pary El-Qalqili; Stars: Musa El-Qalqili, Sibylle El-Qalqili, Pary El-Qalqili, Maliha Abu Jaber, Um Massad El-Qalqili)
"We will not return. We cannot. Where would we return to?" - a personal consideration of Palestine.
Yumen (Country: China, USA; Year: 2013; Director: J P Sniadecki, Huang Xiang, Xu Ruotao; Stars: Xue Hua, Chen Qi, Zhou Qian, Huang Xiang, Xu Ruotao)
A visit to a Chinese ghost town.

59th New York Film Festival early bird highlights Futura, Jane By Charlotte, James Baldwin: From Another Place and The Velvet Underground

More news and features

Playing Now

Eye For Film continues to support festivals both locally and across the world. At the moment, we're covering:

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
Lynchpin eastern European film festival

French Film Festival
Showcase of film for Francophiles


London Korean Film Festival


In the Archive

Archive of festival coverage.

Daily diary and reviews from 2005-2018.

Coverage of the lynchpin German festival.