Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014

Films that challenge convention.

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, New Perspectives, Opening and Closing Galas, Secret Master: Dominik Graf And The Hidden History Of German Cinema, Shorts, Special Screenings, Teen Spirit, Wicked And Wild

Perfect Garden Perfect Garden
Perfect Garden and Manakamana
Atlas (Country: France; Year: 2013; Director: Antoine d'Agata; Writer: Antoine d'Agata)
Nocturnal images of prostitutes and recorded monologues in which they speak of their lives.
UK premiere.
The Incomplete (Der Unfertige) (Country: Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Jan Soldat; Writer: Jan Soldat, Jan Soldat; Stars: Jan Soldat, Klaus Johannes Wolf)
A documentary portrait of a self-described gay slave.
UK premiere. Showing with Pierrot Lunaire.
La última película (Country: Mexico, Denmark, Canada, Philippines; Year: 2013; Director: Raya Martin, Mark Peranson; Writer: Raya Martin, Mark Peranson, Alex Ross Perry, Gabino Rodríguez; Stars: Alex Ross Perry, Gabino Rodríguez, Iazua Larios, Rene Redzepi)
A US filmmaker heads to the Yucatán to scout locations for his last movie. The Mayan Apocalypse intercedes.
UK premiere.
Manakamana (Country: Nepal, US; Year: 2013; Director: Stephanie Spray, Pacho Velez; Stars: Pacho Velez, Stephanie Spray)
Life in a cable car that carries pilgrims and tourists to and from a mountain top temple in Nepal.
UK premiere.
Perfect Garden (Country: Austria; Year: 2013; Director: Chris Haring, Mara Mattuschka; Writer: Chris Haring, Mara Mattuschka)
A surreal and visceral journey into human desire.
UK premiere.
The Uprising The Uprising
The Uprising and Pierrot Lunaire
Pierrot Lunaire (Country: Germany, Canada; Year: 2014; Director: Bruce La Bruce; Writer: Albert Giraud, Otto Erich Hartleben, Bruce La Bruce; Stars: Susanne Sachße, Paulina Bachmann, Luizo Vega, Maria Ivanenko, Mehdi Berkouki, Boris Lisowski, Krishna Kumar Krishnan, Bruce La Bruce, Amit Elan, Premil Petrovic, Krassen Krastev, Adrian Pavlov, Emmanuelle Bernard, Thony Weiss, Miguel Pérez Iñesta)
A transgender cabaret performer falls tragically in love with a young woman.
UK premiere. Showing with The Incomplete.
The Uprising (Country: UK, Belgium, Yemen, Tunisia, Syria, Libya, Egypt, Bahrain; Year: 2013; Director: Peter Snowdon; Writer: Peter Snowdon, Bruno Tracq), Official Site
Explores the 2011 Arab Spring through Youtube footage.
UK premiere.
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