Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014

Work from emerging directors.

View other Edinburgh International Film Festival Films by strand: American Dreams, Animation, Border Warfare: John McGrath's Work in Television, Theatre and Film, Directors' Showcase, Films On Film, Focus On Germany, Focus On Iran, For The Family, Interrupted Revolution: Iranian Cinema, 1962 to 1978, 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

Set Fire To The Stars Set Fire To The Stars
Set Fire To The Stars and Hide And Seek
40 Days Of Silence (Chilla) (Country: Netherlands, Uzbekistan, Germany, France; Year: 2014; Director: Saodat Ismailova; Writer: Saodat Ismailova, Saodat Ismailova, Ulughbek Sadikov; Stars: Rushana Sadikova, Saodat Rahminova, Barohad Shukurova, Farida Olimova)
A coming-of-age story set in rural Tajikistan.
UK premiere
Au Revoir L'Été (Hotori no sakuko) (Country: US, Japan; Year: 2013; Director: Koji Fukada; Writer: Koji Fukada; Stars: Fumi Nikaidô, Mayu Tsuruta, Taiga, Kanji Furutachi, Kiki Sugino, Takashi Ohtake, Ena Koshino, Kôtarô Shiga, Kazuhiro Sôda, Makiko Watanabe)
Rites of passage drama about a youngster on a summer break with her family.
UK premiere
Anatomy Of A Paperclip (Yamamori clip koujyo no atari) (Country: Japan; Year: 2013; Director: Akira Ikeda; Writer: Akira Ikeda; Stars: Kazutoshi Kato, Toshiyuki Takahashi, Sakae Tomomatsu)
Fantasy comedy sees the world of a lonely factory worker transformed.
UK premiere
Be My Baby (Koi no uzu) (Country: Japan; Year: 2013; Director: Hitoshi One; Stars: Kenta Niikura, Naoko Wakai, Chihiro Shibata, Yumi Goto, Hiroki Ueda, Daisuke Sawamura, Kenta Enya, Aya Kunitake, Sadaharu Matsushita)
The twists and turns of the sex lives of rootless 20-somethings adrift in Tokyo.
Scottish premiere
Blind Dates (Shemtkhveviti paemnebi) (Country: Georgia; Year: 2013; Director: Levan Koguashvili; Writer: Boris Frumin, Levan Koguashvili; Stars: Kakhi Kavsadze, Archil Kikodze, Andro Sakhvarelidze, Ia Sukhitashvili)
Melancholic comedy about a middle-aged teacher who falls for a hairdresser.
UK premiere
Garnet’s Gold Garnet’s Gold
Garnet’s Gold and Still Life
Castanha (Country: Brazil; Year: 2014; Director: Davi Pretto; Writer: Davi Pretto, Davi Pretto; Stars: João Carlos Castanha, Celina Castanha)
Story of a world weary actor.
UK premiere
Chantier A (Country: Algeria, France; Year: 2013; Director: Lucie Dèche, Karim Loualiche, Tarek Sami; Writer: Lucie Dèche, Karim Loualiche, Tarek Sami)
This is the journey of Karim was not returned home for ten years... an account of the reshaping of Algeria.
UK premiere
Club Sandwich (Country: Mexico; Year: 2013; Director: Fernando Eimbcke; Writer: Fernando Eimbcke; Stars: Lucio Giménez Cacho, María Renée Prudencio, Danae Reynaud)
A teenage boy experiences first love while holidaying with his mother.
UK premiere
Concrete Clouds (Pavang rak) (Country: Thailand, Hong Kong; Year: 2013; Director: Lee Chatametikool; Stars: Ananda Everingham, Janesuda Parnto, Apinya Sakuljaroensuk, Katherine Reilly)
After a businessman commits suicide in the middle of the economic crisis, his sons come home.
UK premiere
Displaced Perssons (Familjen Persson i främmande land) (Country: Sweden, Pakistan; Year: 2013; Director: Åsa Blanck, Johan Palmgren; Writer: Åsa Blanck)
A Swede who moved to Pakistan and had a family returns to his homeland with his daughters.
UK premiere
Home Home
Home and Virunga
Falling Star (Stella Cadente) (Country: Spain; Year: 2014; Director: Leo Casamitjana, Luis Miñarro; Writer: Sergi Belbel, Leo Casamitjana, Luis Miñarro, Luis Miñarro; Stars: Lorenzo Balducci, Àlex Batllori, Àlex Brendemühl, Gonzalo Cunill, Lola Dueñas, Francesc Garrido, Jimmy Gimferrer, Bárbara Lennie, Rosa Novell, Francesc Orella)
A hallucinatory look into the brief reign of the Spanish King Amadeo I of Savoy in the early 1870s.
UK premiere
The Fat And The Angry (Ettor och Nollor) (Country: Sweden; Year: 2014; Director: Johan Renck; Writer: Oskar Söderlund; Stars: Jonathan Andersson, Liv Mjönes, Gustaf Skarsgård, Aliette Opheim, Måns Herngren, Elliott Hasselberg, Said William Legue, Matias Varela, Ove Wolf, Miodrag Stojanovic, Timo Nieminen, Tobias Jonasson, Kjell Wilhelmsen, Krister Kern, Lars Väringer)
Based on actual events, this gritty Nordic thriller is a violent tale of fraud, corruption, deception, racism and murder.
UK premiere
Garnet’s Gold (Year: 2014; Director: Ed Perkins)
Documentary about a man's quest for treasure and spirituality.
European premiere
Greyhawk (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Guy Pitt; Writer: Matt Pitt; Stars: Alec Newman, Zoe Telford, Juliet Oldfield, Jack Shepherd, Michael Fox, Phil Deguara, Anna Ray, Manisha Hirani, Harry Sadeghi, Mal Soor, Manjit Sanghera, Julia Westrup, Danny Williams, Amy Gallagher, Kelly Russell)
A withdrawn, blind ex-soldier loses his beloved guide dog on an infamous housing estate.
UK premiere
Han Gong-Ju (Country: South Korea; Year: 2013; Director: Lee Su-jin ; Writer: Lee Su-jin; Stars: Chun Woo-hee, In-sun Jung, Kim So-Young, Lee Young-lan )
Story of a high school student who is gang-raped.
UK premiere
Au Revoir L'Été Au Revoir L'Été
Au Revoir L'Été and Liar's Dice
Hardkor Disko (Country: Poland; Year: 2014; Director: Krzysztof Skonieczny; Writer: Robert Bolesto, Krzysztof Skonieczny; Stars: Janusz Chabior, Marcin Kowalczyk, Jasmine Polak, Ewa Skonieczna, Agnieszka Wosinska)
A stranger with a mystery grudge and murderous intent.
UK premiere
Hassan's Way: El Rayo (El Rayo) (Director: Fran Araújo, Ernesto De nova )
The odyssey of Hassan, a Moroccan immigrant who can no longer find work in Spain after thirteen years in the country and decides to go home. He puts all his savings into a second-hand tractor to secure a living in Morocco and sets out to drive it back. When he came to Spain he had nothing, now he's returning with his only belonging: el Rayo.
UK premiere
Hide And Seek (Country: US, UK; Year: 2013; Director: Joanna Coates; Writer: Joanna Coates, Daniel Metz; Stars: Hannah Arterton, Josh O'Connor, Daniel Metz, Rea Mole, Joe Banks)
Four young people move into a remote house together to experiment with non-monogamy.
World premiere
Home (Hemma) (Country: Sweden, Iceland; Year: 2013; Director: Maximilian Hult; Writer: Maximilian Hult; Stars: Lia Boysen, Simon J. Berger, Anita Wall, Moa Gammel, Elin Petersdottir, Lars Lind, Erik Lundqvist)
The discovery of a grandmother she never knew she had prompts a life-change for a twentysomething.
UK premiere
Intruders (Jo nan-ja-deul) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2013; Director: Noh Young-Seok; Writer: Noh Young-Seok; Stars: Jun Suk-ho, Oh Tae-kyung)
A screenwriter runs into trouble at a cabin in the woods.
UK premiere
Club Sandwich Club Sandwich
Club Sandwich and September
The Japanese Dog (Câinele Japonez) (Year: 2013; Director: Tudor Cristian Jurgiu )
What does it take to change a solitary life? After twenty years, an old man, widowed by the recent floods, and his son, who has been living in Japan, see each other again for the first time. Their expectations run high and during this brief reencounter, both try to overcome the distance that has grown between them.
UK premiere
Letters From The South (Nan Fang Lai Xin) (Country: Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, China; Year: 2013; Director: Aditya Assarat, Sun Koh, Chui Mui Tan, Royston Tan, Ming-liang Tsai, Midi Z; Stars: Lu Huang, Kang-sheng Lee)
A portmanteau film about six cross-cultural encounters.
UK premiere
Letter To The King (Brev til Kongen, Letter Til Kongen) (Country: Norway, United Arab Emirates; Year: 2014; Director: Hisham Zaman; Writer: Mehmet Aktas, Kjell Ola Dahl, Hisham Zaman; Stars: Ali Bag Salimi, Zheer Durhan, Nazmi Kirik, Hassan Dimirci, Ivan Anderson, Derin Kader, Raouf Saraj, Amin Senatorzade, Catherine Elisabeth Howells, Iselin Doret Brandt Bestvold)
Drama about refugees and asylum seekers on a day trip to Oslo.
UK premiere
Liar's Dice (Country: India; Year: 2013; Director: Geethu Mohandas; Writer: Geethu Mohandas; Stars: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Geetanjali Thapa, Manya Gupta, Murari Kumar, Vikram Bhagra)
A woman goes in search of her missing husband.
UK premiere
Medeas (Country: Italy, Mexico, US; Year: 2013; Director: Andrea Pallaoro; Writer: Andrea Pallaoro, Andrea Pallaoro, Andrea Pallaoro, Orlando Tirado, Orlando Tirado, Orlando Tirado; Stars: Catalina Sandino Moreno, Brían F. O'Byrne, Mary Mouser, Ian Nelson, Maxim Knight, Jake Vaughn, Kevin Alejandro, Patrick Birkett, Angel Amaral, Tara Buck, Granville Ames)
Tensions rise in the family of a dairy farmer.
UK premiere
My Accomplice My Accomplice
My Accomplice and Falling Star
My Accomplice (Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: Charlie Weaver Rolfe; Writer: Charlie Weaver Rolfe; Stars: Dimitrina Elliott, John Fitzmaurice, Alan Gilchrist, Martyn Holmes, Alexandra Kalweit, Phelim Kelly, Stuart Martin, Sandy, Amanda Smith, Angelique Smith, Veronica Jean Trickett, Kevin Wooley)
Boy meets girl on a rail replacement bus.
World premiere
My Name Is Salt (Country: Switzerland, India; Year: 2013; Director: Farida Pacha; Writer: Farida Pacha)
Documentary about salt production.
UK premiere
Night Flight (Ya Gan Bi Haeng) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2014; Director: LeeSong Hee-il; Stars: Lee Jae-joon, Kwak Si-yang)
A man bumps into an old friend on the night-time streets of Seoul and they try to rekindle their old friendship.
UK premiere
The Owners (Country: Kazakhstan; Year: 2014; Director: Adilkhan Yerzhanov)
John, 25, his teenage brother Erbol, and their sickly 12-year-old sister Aliya, are forced to leave their house in the Kazakh city of Almaty. By luck their mother left them a house in a remote village, where they plan to prepare their comeback.
UK premiere
Patrick's Day (Country: Ireland; Year: 2014; Director: Terry McMahon; Writer: Terry McMahon; Stars: Kerry Fox, Moe Dunford, Philip Jackson, Catherine Walker, Aaron Monaghan, Conor Mullen, David Herlihy, Tommy O'Neill, Terence Orr, Donna Dent, Valeria Bandino, Ciaran Bermingham, Joanne Crawford, Hanan Dirya, Johnny Elliott)
Drama charting the problems of a young man with mental health issues after he falls in love.
UK premiere
We Are Monster We Are Monster
We Are Monster and Medeas
A Practical Guide To A Spectacular Suicide (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Graham Hughes; Writer: Keith Grantham, Graham Hughes, Graeme McGeagh; Stars: Mandy Bhari, Ray Crofter, Scott Cunningham, Keith Grantham, Annabel Logan, Amanda Marment, Graeme McGeagh, Patrick O'Brien, Tragic O'Hara, Alan Robertson)
Comedy telling the story of a young man who wants to kill himself.
UK premiere
September (Country: Greece, Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Penny Panayotopoulou; Writer: Penny Panayotopoulou, Kallia Papadaki; Stars: Nikos Diamandis, Kora Karvouni, Youlika Skafida, Maria Skoula, Christos Stergioglou)
Anna, a taciturn 30-something, lives in a small flat with her dog Manu, who means everything to her. After a distressing incident which disrupts her life, Anna attaches herself to the family of Sofia, a happily married woman and mother of two children.
UK premiere
Set Fire To The Stars (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Andy Goddard; Writer: Andy Goddard, Celyn Jones; Stars: Kelly Reilly, Elijah Wood, Shirley Henderson, Richard Brake, Maimie McCoy, Steven Mackintosh, Steve Speirs, Kevin Eldon, Celyn Jones, Adam Gillen, Andrew Bicknell, Ken Drury, Polly Hemingway, Nicola Duffett, Weston Gavin)
A semi-biographical drama depicting the life of Dylan Thomas.
World premiere
Still Life (Country: UK, Italy; Year: 2013; Director: Uberto Pasolini; Writer: Uberto Pasolini; Stars: Eddie Marsan, Joanne Froggatt, Karen Drury, Andrew Buchan, Neil D'Souza, David Shaw Parker, Michael Elkin, Ciaran McIntyre, Tim Potter, Paul Anderson, Bronson Webb, Leon Silver, Lloyd McGuire, Wayne Foskett, Hebe Beardsall)
A council worker looks for the next of kin of those found dead and alone.
UK premiere
Virunga (Country: UK, Congo; Year: 2014; Director: Orlando von Einsiedel; Writer: Orlando von Einsiedel)
Documentary charting the dangers that threaten the last home of the mountain gorillas... and those who look after them.
UK premiere
Letters From The South Letters From The South
Letters From The South and My Name Is Salt
We Are Monster (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Antony Petrou; Writer: Leeshon Alexander; Stars: Leeshon Alexander, Aymen Hamdouchi, Gethin Anthony, Justin Salinger, Doug Allen, Shazad Latif, Drew Edwards, Sean Sagar, James Hyland, Jennifer Aries, Niall Hayes, Faye Billing, Rob Swinton, Faraz Ayub, Aiyaz Ahmed)
Drama based on the tragic real-life case of an Asian teenager brutally murdered at a UK young offenders institution.
World premiere

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