Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016

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Zero Days Zero Days
Zero Days and Becoming Zlatan
Becoming Zlatan (Den unge Zlatan) (Country: Italy, Netherlands, Sweden; Year: 2015; Director: Fredrik Gertten, Magnus Gertten; Stars: Leo Beenhakker, Hasse Borg, Fabio Capello, David Endt, Mido Ahmed Hossam Hussein, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ronald Koeman, Jari Litmanen, Luciano Moggi, Yksel Osmanovski, Marco van Basten, Andy Van der Meyde, Jan van Halst)
Documentary about Swedish football player Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Brothers (Brodre) (Country: Norway; Year: 2015; Director: Aslaug Holm)
Film about childhood and brotherhood.
Bugs (Year: 2016; Director: Andreas Johnsen)
Head Chef Ben Reade and Lead Researcher Josh Evans from Nordic Food Lab are on a mission to investigate the next big trend in food: edible insects.
Burden (Country: US, UK, Sweden, Belgium; Year: 2016; Director: Richard Dewey, Timothy Marrinan)
Illustrated with performance, private videos, and recollections from those who knew him, this detailed and innovative documentary looks at the life of the always provocative artist Chris Burden, whose work consistently challenged ideas about the limits and nature of modern art, from his notorious performances in the 1970s to his later assemblages, installations, kinetic and static sculptures, and scientific models.
Chicago Boys (Country: Chile; Year: 2015; Director: Carola Fuentes, Rafael Valdeavellano; Writer: Carola Fuentes, Rafael Valdeavellano; Stars: Sergio de Castro, Ernesto Fontaine, Ricardo French-Davis, Milton Friedman, Arnold Harberger, Rolf Lüders, Carlos Massad, Augusto Pinochet)
Story of neoliberalism in Chile.
Sick Sick
Sick and The Founders
Cinema, Mon Amour (Country: Romania, Czech Republic; Year: 2015; Director: Alexandru Belc; Writer: Alexandru Belc, Tudor Giurgiu, Ilinca Micu; Stars: Cornelia Chelmu, Lorena Cosau, Gheorghe Purice, Victor Purice)
Story of a projectionist and his staff battling to save a cinema from closure.
The First Monday In May (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Andrew Rossi; Stars: Andrew Bolton, Anna Wintour, Baz Luhrmann, Wong Kar Wai, John Galliano, Rihanna, André Leon Talley, Jean Paul Gaultier, Riccardo Tisci, Guo Pei, Harold Koda, Karl Lagerfeld, Thomas Campbell, Maxwell K Hearn, Douglas Dillon)
An in-depth documentary about the creation of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's China: Through the Looking Glass exhibition and gala.
The Founders (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Charlene Fisk, Carrie Schrader; Writer: Dana Lee, Carrie Schrader, Maureen Simpson; Stars: Bella Lotz, Parker Sack, Bryn Vale, Louise Suggs, Caleb Messer, Marilynn Smith, Shirley Spork, Marlene Bauer Vossler)
Story of the founders of the Ladies Professional Golf Association.
Gary Numan: Android In La La Land (Country: US, UK; Year: 2016; Director: Steve Read, Rob Alexander; Stars: Gary Numan)
Documentary into the synth-pop star.
Harold And Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Daniel Raim; Writer: Daniel Raim; Stars: Lillian Michelson, Harold Michelson, Danny DeVito, Mel Brooks, Francis Ford Coppola, Gene Allen, James D. Bissell, Rick Carter, Stuart Cornfeld, Gabriel Hardman, Bill Krohn, Patrick Mate, Rión Michael, Anahid Nazarian, Norman Newberry)
Tribute to storyboard artist Harold Michelson and film researcher Lillian Michelson. Though largely uncredited, they left an indelible impression on films like The Birds, The Graduate and Rosemary's Baby.
Lost In France Lost In France
Lost In France and The Pretty Ones
Homo Sapiens (Country: Austria, Germany, Switzerland; Year: 2016; Director: Nikolaus Geyrhalter; Writer: Nikolaus Geyrhalter)
Remnants of buildings constructed - then left behind.
The Islands And The Whales (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Mike Day)
The relationship between the Faroe Islands and whales.
Lost In France (Country: Ireland, UK ; Year: 2016; Director: Niall McCann)
Story of a tour by musicians on the Chemikal Underground Records label.
The Lovers And The Despot (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Robert Cannan, Ross Adam)
Following the collapse of their glamorous romance, a celebrity director and his actress ex-wife are kidnapped by movie-obsessed dictator Kim Jong-il. Forced to make films in extraordinary circumstances, they get a second chance at love - but only one chance at escape.
Mom & Me (Mom And Me) (Country: UK, Ireland; Year: 2015; Director: Ken Wardrop; Writer: Ken Wardrop)
Documentary about men and their mothers.
Twice Upon A Time Twice Upon A Time
Twice Upon A Time and Homo Sapiens
The Pretty Ones (Las Lindas) (Country: Argentina; Year: 2016; Director: Melisa Liebenthal; Writer: Melisa Liebenthal; Stars: Melisa Liebenthal, Victoria D'Amuri, Camila Magliano, Sofia Mele, Josefina Roveta, Michelle Sterzovsky)
The director considers notions of 'femininity'.
Santoalla (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Andrew Becker, Daniel Mehrer )
Documentary about a conflict that arose between Dutch incomers to a small Spanish town and the traditions of the sole remaining residents.
Shadow World (Country: Belgium, US; Year: 2016; Director: Johan Grimonprez; Writer: Andrew Feinstein, Andrew Feinstein, Johan Grimonprez)
The shadow world of the global arms trade, where corruption, lies, and greed drive covert relationships between politicians, industry executives, military and intelligence officials, and arms dealers. Their aim: to perpetuate war in order to generate more profit, no matter what the human cost.
Sick (Bolesno) (Country: Croatia; Year: 2015; Director: Hrvoje Mabic; Writer: Hrvoje Mabic, Hrvoje Mabic; Stars: Ana Dragicevic)
Story of a woman who was locked up in a psychiatric hospital by her parents in a bid to 'cure' her of her homosexuality.
Twice Upon A Time (Kan ya Ma Kan... Marratayn) (Country: Lebanon, US, Qatar; Year: 2016; Director: Niam Itani; Writer: Niam Itani)
The director, who fled Lebanon during the civil war, chronicles her friendship with a young Syrian facing the same spectre of conflict.
The Islands And The Whales The Islands And The Whales
The Islands And The Whales and The First Monday In May
Under The Sun (V paprscích slunce) (Country: Czech Republic, Russia, Germany, North Korea, Latvia; Year: 2015; Director: Vitaliy Manskiy; Writer: Vitaliy Manskiy)
A film about an ordinary family in Pyongyang.
Zero Days (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Alex Gibney)
An investigation into Stuxnet and cyber security issues.
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