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EIFF2013: What the Delegates Think

Film Festival

1st July, 2013

As I think my recent Returning Home piece made clear, I’m a big fan of the Edinburgh International Film Festival. But as well as sharing my thoughts

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EIFF2013: Returning Home

Film Festival

19th June, 2013

I was recently having a conversation with a filmmaker friend of mine. We were talking about three of the new film projects I’m currently working on.

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Life Just Is: Beyond Completion

Live Action

13th February, 2013

Early last year, I completed my debut feature film, Life Just Is – an arthouse drama about a week in the lives of some recent graduates who struggle

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Life Just Is: Finishing the Film

Live Action

7th March, 2012

Back in April 2011, I wrote a piece for DN detailing the journey that I undertook with my debut feature (as writer/director), Life Just Is, as we went From

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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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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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