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EIFF Review – By Day and By Night

By David KettleMexican director Alejandro Molina’s quiet, thoughtful feature feels somewhat like a throwback to classic science fiction – there are elements of Logan’s Run, Brave New World, even Nineteen Eighty-Four. But though its...

EIFF Review – Tomboy

By David KettleWhen a ten-year-old moves, with sister and parents in tow, to a new neighbourhood on the outskirts of Paris, making friends with the local kids is top priority. Asked by neighbour Lisa...

EIFF – An Evening With Chemikal Underground

You might be forgiven for thinking that if you go to an event at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, there will probably be a passing nod to cinema at some stage in proceedings.Ahead of...

EIFF Review – Project Nim

By David KettleThe new film from James Marsh, director of 2008 Oscar-winning documentary Man on Wire, is a very different beast. Project Nim is the tale of a chimpanzee, snatched from its mother at...

EIFF Review – Between 2 Fires

By David KettleAgniezska Lukasiak’s harrowing and angry film follows young mother Marta and her daughter as they escape child prostitution in their home country of Belarus and flee to a refugee camp in the...

EIFF 2011 Review: On The Shore

By Heather C ThomsonObssession, longing and needing in a subtle South of France setting should provide On the Shore with a strong basis for a satisfying film, and yet it fails to deliver on...

Making A Music Video – Interview with David Galletly

As you may already have read, this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival is to feature ‘a strong core of new film, experimental events, thought-provoking ideas and collaborations.’One such event is Music Pictures, being run...

Edinburgh International Film Festival announces Project: New Cinephilia 16 June 2011

The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) has unveiled an innovative debate in cinematic discourse, Project: New Cinephilia, fronted by leading names in international film journalism.  Part of the soon-to-be revealed festival programme, the project,...


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