Edinburgh International Film Festival 2019

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Underdown Underdown
Underdown and Memory: The Origins of Alien
2040 (Country: Australia; Year: 2019; Director: Damon Gameau; Writer: Damon Gameau; Stars: Damon Gameau, Eva Lazzaro, Zoe Gameau, Davini Malcolm, Damon Gameau, Eva Lazzaro, Zoe Gameau, Davini Malcolm)
The intrepid creator of the documentary That Sugar Film sets off on another journey, this time to scour the world for solutions and measures to combat climate change.
UK premiere
And With A Smile, The Revolution! (Avec Un Sourire, la revolution!) (Country: Canada, Spain; Year: 2019; Director: Alexandre Chartrand; Writer: Alexandre Chartrand; Stars: Mireia Boya, Jordi Cuixart, Lluís Llach, Sergi López, Carles Puigdemont, Mireia Boya, Jordi Cuixart, Lluís Llach, Sergi López, Carles Puigdemont)
Following politicians, protesters and cultural commentators in the lead up to the Catalan independence referendum of 2017.
UK premiere
Best Before Death (Country: US, UK, Ireland; Year: 2019; Director: Paul Duane; Stars: Tam Dean Burn, Bill Drummond, Sarah Naughton, Tam Dean Burn, Bill Drummond, Sarah Naughton)
Following Bill Drummond - who now travels around the world baking cakes and building beds - on part of his 12-year world tour, which is his final art project.
World premiere
The Biggest Little Farm (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: John Chester; Writer: John Chester, Mark Monroe; Stars: John Chester, Molly Chester, John Chester, Molly Chester)
Filmmaker chronicles his own efforts and that of his wife, to trade in their city life for a small farm dream.
UK premiere
Bludgeon (Country: New Zealand; Year: 2018; Director: Ryan Heron, Andy Deere)
Documentary about competitive medieval combat.
International premiere
Bludgeon Bludgeon
Bludgeon and 2040
Hamada (Country: Sweden, Germany, Norway; Year: 2018; Director: Eloy Domínguez Serén; Stars: Sidahmed Salec Labeid, Ainina Sihamed Mohamed, Zaara Mohamed Saleh, Taher Mulay Zain, Sidahmed Salec Labeid, Ainina Sihamed Mohamed, Zaara Mohamed Saleh, Taher Mulay Zain)
Portrait of a group of young Sahrawi friends who live in a refugee camp in the Sahara.
UK premiere
Loopers: The Caddie's Long Walk (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Jason Baffa; Writer: Carl Cramer; Stars: Bill Murray)
The story of the bond between golfer and caddie.
International premiere
Marianne & Leonard: Words Of Love (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Nick Broomfield)
A story of enduring love between Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen. The film follows their relationship from the early days in Greece, a time of ‘free love’ and open marriage, to how their love evolved when Leonard became a successful musician.
Scottish premiere
Memory: The Origins of Alien (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Alexandre O Philippe; Writer: Alexandre O Philippe; Stars: Mickey Faerch, Linda Rich, Mickey Faerch, Linda Rich)
The untold origin story behind Ridley Scott’s Alien – rooted in Greek and Egyptian mythologies, underground comics, the art of Francis Bacon, and the dark visions of Dan O’Bannon and HR Giger.
UK premiere
Off Sides (Letni Hokej) (Country: Czech Republic; Year: 2019; Director: Tomas Bojar, Rozalie Kohoutova)
The story of a friendship that grew, via exchange trips, between hockey players in East Bohemia and Morocco.
UK premiere
Marianne & Leonard: Words Of Love Marianne & Leonard: Words Of Love
Marianne & Leonard: Words Of Love and Hamada
Sakawa (Country: Belgium, Netherlands; Year: 2019; Director: Ben Asamoah)
A group of young Ghanaians turn to internet fraud and black magic to help them with a desperate situation.
UK premiere
Scheme Birds (Country: Sweden, UK; Year: 2018; Director: Ellen Fiske, Ellinor Hallin; Writer: Ellen Fiske, Ellinor Hallin)
As her childhood turns into motherhood, teenage troublemaker Gemma comes of age in her fading Scottish steel town. But in a place where “you either get knocked up or locked up,” innocent games can easily turn into serious crime.
UK premiere
This Changes Everything (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Tom Donahue; Stars: Meryl Streep, Sandra Oh, Jessica Chastain, Shonda Rhimes, Reese Witherspoon, Taraji P Henson, Geena Davis)
A documentary that gathers a who’s who of female actors and directors for a call to action on elevating women’s roles in film and television, both on and off screen.
UK premiere
Underdown (Country: Germany, Lebanon, Qatar; Year: 2018; Director: Sarah Kaskas)
Stories from the breadline in Beirut.
UK premiere
Up The Mountain (Country: China; Year: 2018; Director: Zhang Yang; Stars: Jianhua Shen, Dinglong Zhao, Jianhua Shen, Dinglong Zhao)
A portrait of a year in the life of a painting studio in a remote community.
UK premiere
Loopers: The Caddie's Long Walk Loopers: The Caddie's Long Walk
Loopers: The Caddie's Long Walk and Scheme Birds
What She Said: The Art Of Pauline Kael (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Rob Garver; Stars: Pauline Kael, Sarah Jessica Parker)
A portrait of legendary film critic Pauline Kael which revisits late 20th Century cinema through her lens, using ample film clips, never-before-seen archive material, wide-ranging interviews and her writings
UK premiere
Ziva Postec. The Edtor Behind The Film Shoah (Ziva Postec. La Monteuse Derriere Le Film Shoah) (Country: Canada; Year: 2018; Director: Catherine Hébert; Writer: Catherine Hébert; Stars: Ziva Postec, Eric Besson, Kevin Fallis, Claude Lanzmann, Henri Rousso, Jean-Pierre Lledo, François Mitterrand, Robert Postec, Sarah Postec, Lindsay Zarwell, Ziva Postec, Eric Besson, Kevin Fallis, Claude Lanzmann, Henri Rousso)
Story of the editor who worked with Claude Lanzmann on his epic documentary Shoah.
UK premiere

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