EIFF Films Hit UK Cinemas in 2014
Each year, Edinburgh International Film Festival premieres over 100 films, many of which go on to gain international acclaim. In case you missed them the first time around, here are some EIFF 2013 picks which are about to hit UK cinemas!
The 67th EIFF was filled with summer hits, including the critically acclaimed and much beloved Frances Ha from director Noah Baumbach, Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring, and Zal Batmanglij’s The East.
If you live in the UK, these films have already come and gone, but there are many more to come!
In the coming weeks and months, several EIFF picks are back in cinemas, now on nationwide release.
Here are some films to look out for:
Friday 10 January
Kiss The Water, a documentary by Eric Steel (The Bridge), is released in key cities on 10 January. The film seeks the story of Megan Boyd, a Scottish woman whose fishing flies became the stuff of legend. Read our interview with the director here, and check it out at your local cinema this month!
Friday 17 January
One of our audience favourites of the Fest in 2013 was Oh Boy, an indie Berlin slacker comedy directed by Jan Ole Gerster. The film follows Niko, (Tim Schilling) a 27 year-old who can’t catch a break. Oh Boy was one of our Best of the Fest, and in January it screens at the Institute of Contemporary Arts Cinema in London on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 January. You can check the screening times and book your tickets with ICA here.
Friday 31 January
Forgive us if we cheat just slightly with this one! The world renowned documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney visited EIFF this summer with the release of We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks. He’s back already, this time with his documentary The Armstrong Lie. You can guess what this one is about – in fact the film was close to completion when Armstrong delivered his confession, making this re-edit all the more appealing. Check out our interview with Alex Gibney over here.
The Armstrong Lie is also screening at Filmhouse. You can check screening times and book tickets here.
Friday 18 April
Magic Magic, directed by Sebastian Silva and starring Juno Temple, Michael Cera, and Emily Browning was an instant hit with audiences at EIFF 2013. In April it will return to big screens across the UK with psychological thrills aplenty.
Another favourite for audiences and critics alike at EIFF 2013 was the documentary Desert Runners about a group of ultra marathon enthusiasts who take on four of the world’s most brutal deserts. Read our interview with director Jennifer Steinman here, and check out the Desert Runners website for information on how to buy or stream the film.
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Winners of EIFF 2014’s short film awards and two of its documentary premieres have been nominated for 2015 BAFTAs.