Don't Miss! Super Sunday Selection

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Want to make your Sunday a little more super? Look no further!

Here's our Sunday run-down to help you make some easy pickings this Festival weekend.

Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang – 11am at Filmhouse
Get your day started early with this fabulous film for the whole family. If you and your kids love Harry Potter and Indiana Jones this is a must-see! Introduce them to world film which is accompanied by a reader for younger audience members.


Koo! Kin-dza-dza – 1.45pm at Cineworld
Superb traditional animation combined with post-Soviet satire make this one of the most surreal and comedic films of the Fest. Think The Wizard of Oz meets Terry Gilliam's Brazil and you're half-way there. Head on down to Cineworld this lunchtime for a wacky adventure.

 

Ways of Seeing – 4.20pm at Cameo
Discover short films from as far and wide as the USA, Venezuela, Canada, Mexico, Germany, Austria, and Italy in this Shorts programme. Observe as female bodybuilders and militant factions upset notions of conventional gender identity, and be cut adrift upon dreamlike journeys that cause seismic shifts in political and personal scope – all in the course of just over an hour!

 

N: The Madness of Reason – 5.50pm at Cienworld
Raymond Borremans (1906-1988) escaped to Ivory Coast while in his twenties. The adventurer, musician, projectionist and entomologist, spent his life chronicling this African country. His planned encyclopaedia was left unfinished at the letter N – but director Peter Krüger has put together this tribute: a love letter to the African continent.

 

Violet – 6.10pm at Cineworld
Screening as part of the Teen Spirit strand, Violet is a visceral drama with dreamlike style. As they cycle through the streets, a group of BMX riders remember the life of their murdered friend. The one with the real answers, however, is 15-year-old Jesse. As the only one to bear witness to the crime, he is forced to live in the shadow of what he saw.  

 

40 Days of Silence – 6.30pm at Cineworld
A coming-of-age story told as a mystical journey into the female psyche of four generations. This unique film offers a mesmerising, metaphysical and dreamlike look into the realities of womanhood, enriched with ethnographic accuracy and a strong social context. Co-produced across Uzbekistan, Netherlands, France and Germany, it's a truly global offering.

 

Medeas – 8.30pm at Cineworld
Part of the New Perspectives strand, this spellbinding film explores a dangerous conflict between control and freedom, intimacy and alienation. The Hollywood Reporter called it, "a visually ravishing but dramatically diffuse debut." Today is your last chance to see it, so don't miss out.

 

The Owners – 8.40pm at Odeon
After their mother's death, three siblings come from the city to a benighted region of rural Kazakhstan to claim the house they have inherited. They meet with violent opposition from a former tenant of the house and his gang. Deadpan tragicomic absurdism from director Adilkhan Yerzhanov (Constructors, EIFF 2013) makes this an insightful chronicle of post-Soviet reality.

 

Which film are you most looking forward to this Sunday?

 

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Nicola is a writer & EIFF Web Editor.

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  • Bruce Laing Sunday 22nd June, 2014 / 11:23 GMT

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