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EIFF: Final films, awards and reflections

After having my pass scanned twenty-eight times, seeing the EIFF clip twenty-eight times, signing five embargoes, the wonderful fortnight has ended.  I have seen Elijah Wood and...

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EIFF: Just a little bit of name dropping amongst other things

Bumper post today! Highlights include Elijah Wood being genuinely surprised by a bottle of Irn-Bru, Brian Cox talking about Manhunter and five heavily pregnant teenagers grinding to...

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EIFF: Shorts from the Film Academies

Shorts from the Film Academies is a three-day programme at the Festival created by EIFF Director Chris Fujiwara and ECA Masters students on the Film, Exhibition, and Curation course....

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EIFF: Quantum physics, Scottish history and American social realism

Another day and three more films: Coherence, Garnet’s Gold and Joe. A woman’s phone cracks mid conversation while driving to a dinner party and while at the...

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EIFF: Three embargoes and three films

On Saturday I watched My Accomplice, Castles in the Sky and Set Fire to the Stars and signed embargoes for all of them. What that essentially means...

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EIFF: Fractured families and fractured bodies

Sunday, a quite day for some. Some go to church. Read the newspaper. A roast perhaps. For me it involved three films, one German, one American indie...

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EIFF: The Kin-dza-dza galaxy and zombie sex

Today I started with the Russian animation Koo! Kin-dza-dza.  It opens with a bright colourful concert, showing off its beautifully drawn animation. On the way home the...

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EIFF: Hide and Seek

UK / 2014 / 80 mins Dir: Joanna Coates / Cast: Josh O’Connor, Hannah Arterton, Rea Mole, Daniel Metz, Joe Banks Four fragile young people escape their...

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EIFF: Hyena

UK / 2014 / 112 mins Dir: Gerard Johnson / Cast: Peter Ferdinando, Stephen Graham, Neil Maskell, Elisa Lasowski   Meet Michael Logan, a police officer at...

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EIFF: Aberdeen, HK and Texas, US

Second day and I have a further three films. One set in Aberdeen, Hong Kong (not north Scotland) and two in Texas. I started the day with...

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