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Sunday, 28th August. Mark this day on your calendar, pencil it in your daily diary, write it on your forehead... just remember that it's Best of Fest! Best of Fest is your last chance to see the most...

Sunday, 28th August. Mark this day on your calendar, pencil it in your daily diary, write it on your forehead... just remember that it's Best of Fest!

Best of Fest is your last chance to see the most popular films at the Festival. Drawn from all areas of the programme, these are the films that everybody’s been talking about.

Tickets go on sale from Monday 22nd August at noon. All tickets are priced at £5.00 (no concessions). Four tickets can be purchased for the price of three when booked in person or on the telephone. This offer is not available online.

And for this year’s all-star Best of Fest line-up… drum roll please…

(In alphabetical order)

36 Quai des Orfèvres  France's two biggest male stars, Gerard Depardieu and Daniel Auteuil, in this gripping drama of two rogue cops - once friends, now mortal enemies.

An Unfinished Life   Lasse Hallstrom (Chocolat, The Cider House Rules) directs this tale of a modern-day Western family, as stoic as they are divided, learning the true meaning of forgiveness.

George A. Romero’s Land of the Dead  Resurrecting his classic franchise, almost 40 years on from his seminal Night of the Living Dead, horror legend Romero shows younger filmmakers how it's done.

Gunner Palace  Vivid, you-are-there portrait of the American occupation of Iraq, from the ground.          

Guy X  The second feature for local filmmaker Metzstein, after his acclaimed Late Night Shopping (EIFF 2001). Jason Biggs stars in this wacked-out war movie - imagine Three Kings crossed with Catch 22.              

Gypo  The first, maybe only British Dogme film - it's superb.
               
Junebug  A hit at this year's Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Best Actress Award.         
  
Mad Hot Ballroom  Crowdpleasing favourite at this year's Slamdance Film Festival: 'this year's Spellbound'.      

Mirrorball | Made in Japan    From skinny budget animations to more ambitious independent short films, this screening of new work features a selection of the most creative work from Japan.   

Mirrorball | Best of the Best   For Mirrorball's 10th anniversary, we have selected our favourite music videos from the past decade.  

Mirrormask   An all-ages phantasmagoria, by the writer and artist of Sandman, Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean. In typically witty style, Gaiman's screenplay inverts the typical childhood fantasy of running away to join the circus.
       
The Moustache (La Moustache)   Deliciously enigmatic meditation on identity and reality, courtesy of one of France's leading novelists.Deliciously enigmatic meditation on identity and reality, courtesy of one of France's leading novelists.

On A Clear Day   Rousing, likeable story of one man's determination; fans of The Full Monty will be well satisfied.        

Police Beat   The undiscovered masterpiece of this year's Sundance Film Festival.
          
The Puffy Chair   A sparkling American indie, the toast of this year's Sundance: a comedy about love, sex, fidelity and upholstery?
      
Radiant  Dazzling debut feature from a Dallas-based filmmaker: a terrifyingly plausible vision of biochemical crisis.            

Rag Tale   Not so much drop the dead donkey, as kill it, gut it, roast it and eat it..A savagely funny glimpse at the media and its abuses.
          
Retrospective: The Red Shoes  A certified classic, beloved by viewers the world over, this hallucinatory example of cinematic baroque is Powell's most considered meditation on the relationship between performer and director.

Serenity  The long-awaited feature debut from the creator of Buffy and Angel... need we say more?            

Stoned   At last: the untold story of Brian Jones, the Rolling Stones' doomed genius.               

Thumbsucker  Debut feature from the acclaimed music video director Mike Mills.          

Tsotsi  'Tsotsi' means 'thug' - the only appropriate term for the film's violent young protagonist.              

Wah-Wah   Semi-autobiographical debut feature from Richard E. Grant, one of Britain's bestloved actors - and a triumph.             



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