EIFF2011 Tag Archive

Film Festival

EIFF2011: Final Thoughts

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 through

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Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

DN EIFF2011: Nokia Shorts

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 competition.

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Film Festival, Live Action

EIFF2011: The Passion of Béla Tarr

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

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Film Festival, Live Action

EIFF2011: Albatross

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

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Film Festival, Live Action

EIFF2011: The Last Circus

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 doubt

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Documentary, Film Festival, Live Action

EIFF2011: Mysterious Object at Noon

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

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Film Festival, Live Action

EIFF2011: The Turin Horse

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, the

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Film Festival

EIFF2011: The Bang Bang Club

  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 makes

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Film Festival, Live Action

EIFF2011: Mourning for Anna

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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Film Festival, Live Action

EIFF2011: Tomboy

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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Documentary, Film Festival

EIFF2011: Artist Documentaries

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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Documentary, Film Festival

EIFF2011: Quality Control

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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