Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016

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The Last King The Last King
The Last King and The Love Witch
Belladonna Of Sadness (Country: Japan; Year: 1973; Director: Eiichi Yamamoto)
The story of a peasant woman who makes a pact with the Devil in exchange for magical powers, told through striking psychedelic animation.
Firstborn (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Nirpal Bhogal; Writer: Nirpal Bhogal, Sean Hogan; Stars: Antonia Thomas, Jonathan Hyde, Luke Norris, Lucy Chappell, Eileen Davies, Georgie Smith)
A young couple discover their first child is a magnet for the supernatural.
Holidays (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Anthony Scott Burns, Matt Johnson, Kevin Kolsch, Nicholas McCarthy, Adam Egypt Mortimer, Gary Shore, Kevin Smith, Sarah Adina Smith, Scott Stewart, Dennis Widmyer; Writer: Anthony Scott Burns, Matt Johnson, Kevin Kolsch, Nicholas McCarthy, Gary Shore, Kevin Smith, Sarah Adina Smith, Scott Stewart, Dennis Widmyer; Stars: Kevin Smith, Lorenza Izzo, Seth Green, Clare Grant, Michael Sun Lee, Michael Gross, Ruth Bradley, Jocelin Donahue, Ava Acres, Mark Steger, Andrew Bowen, Harley Morenstein, Scott Stewart, Jennifer Lafleur, Matt Johnson), Trailer
An anthology of short films about Valentine's Day, St Patrick's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Halloween, Christmas and New Year's Eve.
The Last King (Birkebeinerne) (Country: Norway; Year: 2016; Director: Nils Gaup; Writer: Ravn Lanesskog; Stars: Anders Dahlberg, Åsmund Brede Eike, Elg Elgesem, Pål Sverre Hagen, Thorbjørn Harr, Benjamin Helstad, Kristofer Hivju, Stig Henrik Hoff, Jeppe Beck Laursen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Adam Nemet, Jon Inge Nordnes, Thea Sofie Loch Næss, Jakob Oftebro, Torkel Dommersnes Soldal)
Medieval epic about 13th Century civil war in Norway.
The Love Witch (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Anna Biller; Writer: Anna Biller; Stars: Elle Evans, Jeffrey Vincent Parise, Samantha Robinson, Kaye L. Morris, Dani Lennon, Robert Michael Anderson, Lily Holleman, Ryan Poole, Gian Keys, Stephen Wozniak, Laura Waddell, Jennifer Ingrum, Giselle DaMier, Clive Ashborn, Jacob Peacock)
Sixties-style film sees a witch use spells to win the hearts of men.
Holidays Holidays
Holidays and The Virgin Psychics
Mojin: The Lost Legend (The Ghouls, The Lost Legend, Xun Long Jue) (Country: China; Year: 2015; Director: Wuershan; Stars: Angelababy, Kun Chen, Keith Collea, Alex Eckstorm, Marianna German, Sandra Gumuzzio, Bo Huang, Lorie Kellogg, Jonathan Kos-Read, Omar Krystion, Kevin Lee, Ivan Leon, Xiaoqing Liu, Yi Liu, Sean Mejia)
Tomb raiding fantasy adventure.
The Rezort (Country: Spain, UK, Belgium; Year: 2015; Director: Steve Barker; Writer: Paul Gerstenberger; Stars: Dougray Scott, Jessica De Gouw, Martin McCann, Bentley Kalu, Jassa Ahluwalia, Sam Douglas, Claire Goose, Shane Zaza, Jamie Ward, Elen Rhys, Richard Laing, Sean Power, Robert Firth, Patrick Holland, Derek Siow)
Trouble brews on a zombie safari.
The Virgin Psychics (Eiga Minna! Esper Dayo!) (Country: Japan; Year: 2015; Director: Sion Sono; Writer: Kiminori Wakasugi, Sion Sono; Stars: Motoki Fukami, Elaiza Ikeda, Megumi Kagurazaka, Erina Mano, Reiya Masaki, Tsutomu Sekine, Shôta Sometani, Yuka Someya, Makita Sports, Ken Yasuda)
A strange cosmic event leaves a group of youngsters with special powers.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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