See the Best of the Fest

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Missed out on a film you were desperate to see? Check out the line-up of incredible films on at Best of the Fest on Sunday 27 June. You can get four tickets for only £20!

Some of EIFF’s best-selling films are scheduled for 27 June so you still have a chance to catch the one that got away. It's fantastic value too as you can buy four tickets for just £20.

Jean Reno’s formidable performance in 22 Bullets is a definite must-see. While Martin Compston is suitably endearing with some fantastic moves in SoulBoy.

Make sure edgy British cult classic in the making, Pelican Blood, doesn’t pass you by or sell-out documentary, The Edge of Dreaming, a poignant story about a brave woman’s confrontation with her own mortality.

If it’s some local talent you’re after then try A Spanking in Paradise. Wayne Thallon’s black comedy about a teenager whose uncle gives him a summer job in his brothel is partly biographical, part raucous scamper through a more or less fictitious Edinburgh underworld.

Or there’s Outcast, a thrilling Celtic fable updated to modern Edinburgh featuring James Nesbitt. Colm McCarthy’s bloodthirsty caper is a strong contender in the new wave of gritty British horror films that have been trashing the rulebook with glorious and gory results.

Or for a more international perspective, see a different side to Afghanistan in Out of the Ashes which charts the rising success of the Afghan cricket team under inspirational coach Taj Malik Aleem. Then there’s Brazilian sensation Hotel Atlantico, an imaginative take on the road movie where a soap opera star gives up TV for the open road and is confronted by the bizarre, the brilliant and the downright gruesome. David Lynch fans, take note.

For all this and so much more, check out the full line-up here.

Tickets are available online, by telephone on 0131 623 8030 or in person at Filmhouse.

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  • Nicola Stewart Monday 21st June, 2010 / 17:24 GMT

    Booked tickets for the The Illusionist at the Cameo on Sunday as part of Best of the Fest. Now it's not listed? Slightly confused. Is it sold out??
  • Jason J Tuesday 22nd June, 2010 / 09:27 GMT

    I'd recommend Girl with Black Balloons if anyone is looking for a choice of film.
  • Daniel Pacey Tuesday 22nd June, 2010 / 11:23 GMT

    I wouldn't worry; the 'Free For All?' debate went ahead on Saturday even though all trace of it had disappeared from the website a week or two ago!

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