EIFF2011 Tag Archive

EIFF2011: Final Thoughts

Film Festival

2nd July, 2011

In the introductory piece to my coverage of this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival I spoke of the changes that the festival has been

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DN EIFF2011: Nokia Shorts

Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

30th June, 2011

Back in March Nokia continued their support of the short film format through the use of mobile phone cameras, with the launch of the Nokia Shorts

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EIFF2011: The Passion of Béla Tarr

Film Festival, Live Action

28th June, 2011

Among the many changes made to this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival was the presence of several ‘guest curators’, who

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EIFF2011: Albatross

Film Festival, Live Action

27th June, 2011

When spunky tearaway Emelia (Jessica Brown-Findlay) first meets prim and proper Oxford-applicant Beth (Felicity Jones) working behind the desk of

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EIFF2011: The Last Circus

Film Festival, Live Action

26th June, 2011

For a certain type of person, there will be much to enjoy in The Last Circus. Its strong cartoon violence and descent into surrealistic craziness will no

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EIFF2011: Mysterious Object at Noon

Documentary, Film Festival, Live Action

26th June, 2011

Programmed as part of Edinburgh’s ‘Perspectives’ strand of “classic and rarely seen films”, Thai arthouse director Apichatpong

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EIFF2011: The Turin Horse

Film Festival, Live Action

25th June, 2011

Even in a world where festival programmes are full to the brim with works belonging to the so-called ‘slow cinema’ form of arthouse filmmaking,

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EIFF2011: The Bang Bang Club

Film Festival

25th June, 2011

  At the start of The Bang Bang Club the South African photojournalist Kevin Carter (as portrayed in the film by actor Taylor Kitsch) is asked what

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EIFF2011: Mourning for Anna

Film Festival, Live Action

24th June, 2011

Perhaps more than any other film I saw at the festival, the title of Catherine Martin’s Mourning for Anna serves as an effective summary for the film

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EIFF2011: Tomboy

Film Festival, Live Action

23rd June, 2011

What happens if you take Kimberly Peirce’s Oscar-winning Boys Don’t Cry, exchange small town America for the suburbs of Paris and make Hilary

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EIFF2011: Artist Documentaries

Documentary, Film Festival

23rd June, 2011

Ever since it started out with a programme consisting solely of documentaries back in 1947, EIFF has always retained a special interest in non-fiction work,

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EIFF2011: Quality Control

Documentary, Film Festival

22nd June, 2011

After a few brief introductory images, Kevin Jerome Everson’s Quality Control settles on a shot soaking in a small area of the factory-like dry

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