Edinburgh film festival

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Cinemas aren’t considered ‘cultural spaces’. As we’ve seen in Scotland, this has consequences | Anna Bogutskaya
The loss of two Filmhouse cinemas and the EIFF shows how these important public venues have been devalued, says film critic Anna Bogutskaya

Anna Bogutskaya

11, Oct, 2022 @3:18 PM

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Edinburgh’s film festival changed culture. Its closure is a serious loss to cinema | Mark Cousins
Global film greats flocked to the festival because of its dedication to the art – and because they know great pictures are nothing without great picturehouses

Mark Cousins

07, Oct, 2022 @3:33 PM

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Edinburgh film festival shuts down as organisers call in administrators
Parent body running festival says it had no choice amid a ‘perfect storm of sharply rising costs alongside reduced trade’

Andrew Pulver

06, Oct, 2022 @12:14 PM

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‘I wouldn’t take my kids to this’: Star Wars’ Phil Tippett on his hellish animation Mad God
The leading visual effects designer, whose credits include Star Wars and Jurassic Park, has spent three decades directing his gruesome animated fable

John Bleasdale

20, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Streaming: the best of the Edinburgh film festival 2021
The live festival returns, augmented by an online programme that includes gems from Norway and Iran, plus a 30-year stop-motion passion project

Guy Lodge

14, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Edinburgh film festival organisers submit plan for £50m movie centre
Centre for the Moving Image proposes 11-floor building with screens, learning spaces and auditorium

Aamna Mohdin

11, Mar, 2020 @12:01 AM

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Photograph review – restrained Mumbai romance never comes into focus
The Lunchbox director Ritesh Batra returns with an enigmatic meditation on chance meetings and things unsaid

Peter Bradshaw

26, Jun, 2019 @5:15 PM

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Get Duked review – macabre rural teen horror-comedy
A group of youngsters stuck in the Scottish countryside become the hunted in Ninian Doff’s wacky mashup

Peter Bradshaw

19, Jun, 2019 @7:45 PM

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Calibre review – Highlands horror story overcomes cliche to bag a Netflix release
Matt Palmer’s Scottish thriller took the top honours at Edinburgh, and proves an enterprising and interesting reworking of genre conventions

Leslie Felperin

29, Jun, 2018 @4:33 PM

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Puzzle review – Kelly Macdonald sees the big picture in jigsaw indie
A suburban New York mother hemmed in by chores finds unfashionably analogue freedom in jigsaw puzzles in this modest yet touching drama

Mike McCahill

20, Jun, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Blind film director Adam Morse’s dream comes true with Edinburgh debut
A decade after he suddenly lost his sight, Adam Morse has made Lucid, a feature film starring Billy Zane and Sadie Frost. He tells of his hard path to success

Dalya Alberge

16, Jun, 2018 @1:00 PM

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Whisky Galore! review – twee, comfy-cardigan film-making
Gillies MacKinnon’s remake of the classic postwar Ealing comedy is light on laughs and feels out of place in 2016

Andrew Pulver

26, Jun, 2016 @6:15 PM

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