Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014

Latest works by auteurs from across the globe.

View other Edinburgh International Film Festival Films by strand: American Dreams, Animation, Border Warfare: John McGrath's Work in Television, Theatre and Film, Films On Film, Focus On Germany, Focus On Iran, For The Family, Interrupted Revolution: Iranian Cinema, 1962 to 1978, New Perspectives, No Limits, Opening and Closing Galas, Secret Master: Dominik Graf And The Hidden History Of German Cinema, Shorts, Special Screenings, Teen Spirit, Wicked And Wild

To Kill A Man To Kill A Man
To Kill A Man and Castles In The Sky
Aberdeen (Heung Gong Jai) (Country: Hong Kong; Year: 2014; Director: Pang Ho-Cheung; Writer: Pang Ho-Cheung; Stars: Miriam Yeung, Louis Koo, Gigi Leung, Eris Tsang, Ng Man-tat, Carrie Ng)
Three generations of a well-to-do family face the burdens and pleasures of daily life in Hong Kong.
UK premiere
Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case (Country: Denmark, China, UK; Year: 2013; Director: Andreas Johnsen; Writer: Andreas Johnsen)
Documentary considering the Chinese artist's house arrest.
Ana Arabia (Country: France, Israel; Year: 2013; Director: Amos Gitai; Writer: Amos Gitai, Marie-Jose Sanselme; Stars: Yuval Scharf, Yussuf Abu-Warda, Sarah Adler, Assi Levy, Uri Gavriel, Norman Issa, Shady Srour)
Drama considering peaceful co-existence in Jaffa.
UK premiere
Castles In The Sky (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Gillies MacKinnon; Writer: Ian Kershaw; Stars: Eddie Izzard, Karl Davies, Laura Fraser, Julian Rhind-Tutt, David Hayman, Alex Jennings, Celyn Jones, Iain McKee, Lesley Harcourt, Joe Bone)
The story of the Scottish engineer and developer of radar Robert Watson-Watt.
World premiere
Cathedrals Of Culture (Country: Germany; Year: 2014; Director: Wim Wenders, Michael Glawogger, Michael Madsen, Robert Redford, Margreth Olin, Karim Aïnouz; Writer: Bjørn Olaf Johannessen, Margreth Olin)
If buildings could talk, what would they say about us?' Cathedrals of Culture offers six startling responses to this question.
UK premiere
What Now? Remind Me What Now? Remind Me
What Now? Remind Me and Journey To The West
Ice Poison (Bing Du) (Country: Taiwan, Myanmar; Year: 2014; Director: Midi Z; Writer: Midi Z; Stars: Wang Shin-Hong, Wu Ke-Xi)
A young farmer becomes a drugs courier in a bid to make ends meet.
UK premiere
I'm Not Him (Ben o degilim) (Country: Turkey, Greece, Germany, France; Year: 2014; Director: Tayfun Pirselimoglu; Writer: Tayfun Pirselimoglu; Stars: Riza Akin, Nihat Alptekin, Mehmet Avci, Ercan Kesal, Maryam Zaree)
A kitchen worker finds his life disrupted by a new colleague whose husband is in jail.
UK premiere
The Invisible Life (A Vida Invisível) (Country: Portugal; Year: 2013; Director: Vítor Gonçalves; Writer: Mónica Santana Baptista, Vítor Gonçalves, Jorge Braz Santos; Stars: Filipe Duarte, João Perry, Maria João Pinho, Pedro Lamares, Susana Arrais, Maria Ana Bernauer)
A man tries to remember the final days of a lost friend and the last time he saw the woman he loved.
UK premiere
In Order Of Disappearance (Kraftidioten) (Country: Norway; Year: 2014; Director: Hans Petter Moland; Writer: Kim Fupz Aakeson; Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Bruno Ganz, Kristofer Hivju, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Jakob Oftebro, Pål Sverre Hagen, Sergej Trifunovic, Tobias Santelmann, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Stig Henrik Hoff, Arthur Berning, Atle Antonsen, Goran Navojec, Jon Øigarden, David Sakurai)
Vengeance thriller.
UK premiere
Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? (Country: France; Year: 2013; Director: Michel Gondry; Writer: Michel Gondry; Stars: Michel Gondry, Noam Chomsky)
Hand drawn animation illustrating a series of interviews with philosopher Noam Chomsky.
UK premiere
In Order Of Disappearance In Order Of Disappearance
In Order Of Disappearance and Ice Poison
Journey To The West (Xi You) (Country: France, Taiwan; Year: 2014; Director: Tsai Ming-liang; Stars: Lee Kang-sheng, Denis Lavant)
A slow-moving Buddhist monk acquires a follower on the streets of Marseille.
UK premiere
Joy Of Man's Desiring (Que ta joie demeure ) (Year: 2014; Director: Denis Côté; Stars: Guillaume Tremblay, Emilie Sigouin, Hamidou Savadogo, Ted Pluviose, Cassandre Emmanuel)
Humans' relationship with machinery.
Life May Be (Country: UK, Iran; Year: 2014; Director: Mania Akbari, Mark Cousins; Writer: Mania Akbari, Mark Cousins; Stars: Mark Cousins, Mania Akbari)
Meditation on art and identity.
World premiere
A Most Wanted Man (Country: UK, US, Germany; Year: 2014; Director: Anton Corbijn; Writer: Andrew Bovell, based on the novel by John le Carré; Stars: Rachel McAdams, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright, Willem Dafoe, Daniel Brühl, Nina Hoss, Martin Wuttke, Rainer Bock, Kostja Ullmann, Homayoun Ershadi, Mehdi Dehbi, Vicky Krieps, Charlotte Schwab, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Derya Alabora)
Thriller about the war on terror.
UK premiere
N - The Madness Of Reason (N: The Madness Of Reason) (Country: Belgium, Germany, Netherlands; Year: 2014; Director: Peter Krüger; Stars: Michael Lonsdale, Wendyam Sawadogo)
Drawing connections between European adventurer Raymond Borremans and present-day Africa.
UK premiere
Snowpiercer Snowpiercer
Snowpiercer and Sorrow And Joy
Sorrow And Joy (Sorg og glæde) (Country: Denmark; Year: 2013; Director: Nils Malmros; Writer: Nils Malmros; Stars: Jakob Cedergren, Helle Fagralid, Ida Dwinger, Kristian Halken, Nicolas Bro, Helle Hertz, Niels Weyde, Søren Pilmark, Mads Hammer Larsen, Anders Brink Madsen, Henrik Vestergaard, Alexandre Willaume, Martha Kjær Danneskjold Rasmussen, Iben Opstrup Wedel, Johanne Holm)
Filmmaker Johannes and his wife, schoolteacher Signe, try to come to terms with unspeakable grief.
UK premiere
Snowpiercer (Snow Piercer) (Country: South Korea, US, France; Year: 2013; Director: Bong Joon Ho; Writer: Bong Joon Ho, Kelly Masterson, based on the story by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand, Jean-Marc Rochette; Stars: Tilda Swinton, Chris Evans, Luke Pasqualino, John Hurt, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, Alison Pill, Ed Harris, Ewen Bremner, Song Kang-ho, Kenny Doughty, Steve Park, Adnan Haskovic, Clark Middleton, Tómas Lemarquis)
In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine.
UK premiere
Stray Dogs (Country: France, Taiwan; Year: 2013; Director: Ming-liang Tsai; Writer: Peng Fei Song, Ming-liang Tsai, Chen Yu Tung; Stars: Shiang-chyi Chen, Kang-sheng Lee, Yi Cheng Lee, Yi Chieh Lee, Yi Ching Lu)
Story of a family living on the margins of Taipei.
UK premiere
'Til Madness Do Us Part (Feng Ai) (Country: Japan, France, Hong Kong; Year: 2013; Director: Bing Wang)
Documenting life in a mental hospital.
UK premiere
To Kill A Man (Matar Un Hombre) (Country: Chile, France; Year: 2014; Director: Alejandro Fernandez Almendras; Writer: Alejandro Fernandez Almendras; Stars: Daniel Candia, Daniel Antivilo, Alejandra Yañez, Ariel Mateluna)
A man is pushed to the limit by a thug who badly injures his son.
UK premiere
Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?
Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? and A Most Wanted Man
What Now? Remind Me (E Agora?) (Country: Portugal; Year: 2013; Director: Joaquim Pinto; Stars: Joaquim Pinto)
The director muses on 20 years of life with HIV.
UK premiere

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