Edinburgh International Film Festival 2020

Collaboration of streaming films between the festival and Curzon At Home

White Riot White Riot
White Riot and Young Ahmed
Anthropocene: The Human Epoch (Country: Canada; Year: 2018; Director: Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky, Nicholas de Pencier, Nicholas de Pencier; Writer: Jennifer Baichwal; Stars: Alicia Vikander, Alicia Vikander)
The filmmakers have traversed the globe to document the evidence and experience of human planetary domination.
Capital In The Twenty-First Century (Capital in the 21st Century) (Country: France, New Zealand; Year: 2019; Director: Justin Pemberton; Writer: Thomas Piketty, Matthew Metcalfe, Justin Pemberton, Thomas Piketty)
Adaptation of the book concerning modern wealth and power.
Clemency (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Chinonye Chukwu; Writer: Chinonye Chukwu; Stars: Alfre Woodard, Richard Schiff, Aldis Hodge, LaMonica Garrett, Wendell Pierce, Noshir Dalal, Vernee Watson, Michael O'Neill, Danielle Brooks, Dennis Haskins, Debbie Pollack, Michelle C. Bonilla, Richard Gunn, Jed Bernard, Anahi Bustillos)
Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill.
Fanny Lye Deliver’d (Country: United Kingdom, Germany; Year: 2019; Director: Thomas Clay; Writer: Thomas Clay; Stars: Maxine Peake, Charles Dance, Freddie Fox, Tanya Reynolds, Zak Adams, Peter McDonald, Perry Fitzpatrick, Kenneth Collard)
The story of a woman living with her puritanical husband in 17th Century Shropshire and the two strangers who cause upheaval in her world.
Last And First Men (Country: Iceland; Year: 2017; Director: Jóhann Jóhannsson; Writer: Olaf Stapledon, Jóhann Jóhannsson, José Enrique Macián; Stars: Tilda Swinton, Tilda Swinton)
Loosely based on the 1930 Olaf Stapledon novel of the same name, Tilda Swinton voices a human from its 18th distinct evolution from some two billion years in the future (the Last Men), reaching back to the First Men (us) for help, as the end of time approaches.
A White, White Day A White, White Day
A White, White Day and Capital In The Twenty-First Century
Little Girl (Petite Fille) (Country: France; Year: 2020; Director: Sébastien Lifshitz; Writer: Sébastien Lifshitz)
The portrait of eight-year-old Sasha, who questions her gender.
Perfumes (Les Parfums) (Country: France; Year: 2020; Director: Grégory Magne; Writer: Grégory Magne; Stars: Emmanuelle Devos, Gustave Kervern, Sergi López, Grégory Montel, Pauline Moulène, Zelie Rixhon, William Sciortino, Fabien Tucci, Emmanuelle Devos, Gustave Kervern, Sergi López, Grégory Montel, Pauline Moulène, Zelie Rixhon, William Sciortino)
A once-famous ‘nez’ (in the perfume world) sells her extraordinary olfactory facility to any company that’s prepared to pay for it. She’s a selfish diva, but one that might just have a shot at redemption.
Rebuilding Paradise (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Ron Howard)
On November 8, 2018, a spark flew in the Sierra Nevada foothills, igniting the most destructive wildfire in California history and decimating the town of Paradise. Unfolding during the year after the fire, this is the story of the Paradise community as they begin to rebuild their lives.
Saint Frances (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Alex Thompson; Writer: Kelly O'Sullivan; Stars: Kelly O'Sullivan, Jim True-Frost, Francis Guinan, Mary Beth Fisher)
After an accidental pregnancy turned abortion, a deadbeat nanny finds an unlikely friendship with the six-year old she's charged with protecting
Saudi Runaway (Country: Switzerland; Year: 2020; Director: Susanne Regina Meures)
Amjad, a young, fearless woman from Saudi Arabia, is tired of being controlled by the state and patronised by her family. With an arranged marriage imminent, a life without rights and free will seems inevitable. Amjad decides to escape. An unprecedented view inside the world's most repressive patriarchy.
Anthropocene: The Human Epoch Anthropocene: The Human Epoch
Anthropocene: The Human Epoch and Clemency
The Traitor (Il Traditore) (Country: Italy, France, Brazil, Germany; Year: 2019; Director: Marco Bellocchio; Writer: Marco Bellocchio, Valia Santella; Stars: Pierfrancesco Favino, Luigi Lo Cascio, Maria Fernanda Cândido)
The real life of Tommaso Buscetta the so called 'boss of the two worlds' and the first mafia informant in Sicily in the Eighties.
Volcano (Country: Germany, Ukraine; Year: 2018; Director: Roman Bondarchuk; Writer: Dar'ya Averchenko, Roman Bondarchuk, Alla Tyutyunnik; Stars: Viktor Zhdanov, Serhiy Stepansky, Viktor Zhdanov, Serhiy Stepansky)
A man goes on a series of absurdist adventures after becoming lost in the Ukranian steppe.
White Riot (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Rubika Shah; Writer: Ed Gibbs, Rubika Shah)
Profiling punk reggae protest movement Rock Against Racism.
A White, White Day (Hvítur, Hvítur Dagur) (Country: Iceland, Denmark; Year: 2019; Director: Hlynur Palmason; Writer: Hlynur Palmason; Stars: Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Sara Dögg Ásgeirsdóttir, Björn Ingi Hilmarsson, Elma Stefania Agustsdottir, Haraldur Stefansson, Laufey Elíasdóttir, Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Arnmundur Ernst Björnsson, Þór Hrafnsson Tulinius, Sverrir Þór Sverrisson)
An off-duty police chief begins to suspect a local man to have had an affair with his wife, who has recently died in a car accident. Gradually his obsession for finding out the truth accumulates and inevitably begins to endanger himself and his loved ones.
Young Ahmed (Le Jeune Ahmed) (Country: Belgium; Year: 2019; Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne; Writer: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne; Stars: Idir Ben Addi, Olivier Bonnaud, Myriem Akheddiou, Victoria Bluck, Claire Bodson, Othmane Moumen)
A teenager becomes radicalised.
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