The final instalment of reviews from the festival. I’m very much looking forward to going back again next year!
Eddie the Sleepwalking Cannibal
A fantastic dark comedy, very reminiscent of Fargo, but mixed with some Shaun of the Dead, too.
I really enjoyed Eddie and highly recommend watching it.
A fantastic horror-comedy set in Ireland. When aliens invade, the answer is, of course, to go to the pub.
A British horror with some good ideas, but fails to live up to its full potential.
A few more reviews from Edinburgh Film Festival:
No Man’s Zone
A small guerrilla documentary team head into the 20k exclusion zone around Fukushima Nuclear Power plant.
A young star is hit by a car whilst escaping the lecherous clutches of her boss. She’s given the chance to return to Earth for a brief time.
Berberian Sound Studio
A very clever, very atmospheric horror set in the sound studio of a 1970′s Italian horror. Wonderful!
God Bless America
A satirical look at popular USA culture from the perspective of a pair of serial killers.
I’ve been watching many wonderful films at the festival, and writing reviews for CinetalkTV. Here are links to a few more:
ANDREA RISEBOROUGH and BRÍD BRENNAN jointly won Awards for Best Performance in a British Feature Film for their performances in this tense thriller set in 1990′s Ireland.
Aka Stephen Dorff in a Box, Brake is an unexpectedly gripping film about a US Secret Servives agent who wakes up in a box in the boot of a car.
Tondo Beloved: To What are the Poor Born?
A family live in extreme poverty near Manila. This doc follows them for a short while, and shows us just how similar their lives are to ours.
This award-winning film is the first feature from Director Mao Mao, and is one of the stand-out films of the festival. A visually stunning look at a lost generation of Chinese youth.
In 1993 a young boy disappeared from his home in Texas. Three years later he is discovered in Spain and accepted back into the family. Only, it isn’t him but a 23 year old Frenchman. An incredible true story.
A brutal look at the effect WWII had on Masuria, an area now officially Polish. Rose lives alone on a farm, and has had to endure a great deal order to stay alive.
I’m having a grand old time covering the Edinburgh Film Festival for Cinetalk. I’ve had the opportunity to visit the gorgeous Cameo Cinema – sister site to the Gate, and the chance to see several fantastic films. The first three reviews have been published:
What is this Film Called Love? is the news film from Mark Cousins. Small in scope, but big with ideas, the film was shot in only three days.
Read my review
The Mirror Never Lies is set in a traditional Indonesian stilt village. The story of Pakis, an 11 year old girl who has lost her father, and with a strong ecology theme.
Read my review.
Kotoko is the story of a woman dealing with depression and a gradual breakdown. Fantasy and reality mesh in violent ways.
Very hard to watch, but completely unmissable.
Read my review