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2012 Festival Diary:
- 26 Jun 16:45
A Douglas Sirk classic of love crossing the divide.
American Torso (Amerikai anzix)
- 18 Jun 13:00
EIFF 2011 guest creator, Béla Tarr described Hungarian filmmaker Gàbor Bódy as 'one of the highest mountains in Hungarian film history’. This is the postmodern filmmaker at his most experimental.
- 23 Jun 17:45
Evocative and emotionally resonant, the last great work from a true master of his art.
- 26 Jun 14:45
Psychosexual thriller, starring Jane Asher, showing the darker side to swinging London.
- 25 Jun 12:15
Mysterious Object at Noon (Dokfa nai meuman)
The fugue-like first feature from the celebrated Thai indie, which set out the stall of this most inspiring film maverick.
- 18 Jun 15:00
An adaptation of James M. Cains' classic The Postman Always Rings Twice, set in Hungary in the 1930s.
Super indie deadpan comedy about America, as seen through the eyes of strangers.
- 25 Jun 15:30
British adventure comedy based on comic short stories The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle.
- 25 Jun 17:45
Dame Judi Dench narrates and John Balance of Coil provides the score for this beautiful, lyrical homage to homosexual love.
- 24 Jun 20:00
Jarman’s impassioned comment on life in Thatcher’s Britain.
- 25 Jun 19:30
An exhilarating ride through some of the greatest movies ever made, starring contemporary philosophy’s own rock ‘n’ roller.
The Round-Up (Szegénylegények)
An intense exploration of a dark period of Hungarian history - the detention of political dissidents challenging the nineteenth century totalitarian Austrian regime.
Beer filled glass prostheses, sage tape worms, and a grainy expressionist aesthetic: it’s the beloved masterpiece from the Winnipeg master, to whom we doff our caps this year.
- 26 Jun 13:00
Skolimowski’s acclaimed, garlanded British adaptation of a Robert Graves’ short story, is his most unabashedly surreal work.