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  • Tsotsi Multiple Winner at EIFF Awards Ceremony

    • Posted Sunday 28 August, 2005

    The 59th Edinburgh International Film Festival drew to an official close with today’s Awards Ceremony, held at the Caledonian Hilton. The biggest award winner of the day was clearly Tsotsi, the ...

  • And It's a Wrap: Closing Night Film and Party

    • Posted Sunday 28 August, 2005

    Weather-wise, Edinburgh is a far cry from Malaga. But the sun did appear, albeit briefly, for yesterday’s Closing Night red carpet for the premiere of The Business, which is set in southern Spai...

  • Snuff-Movie is a Horror Film with Issues

    • Posted Saturday 27 August, 2005

    It begins with a gruesome caesarean by butcher knife and ends with a crucifixion, but it’s actually the message of Snuff-Movie that is most unsettling. A little like Big Brother in hell, (but wi...

  • A Matter of Faith: Song of Songs

    • Posted Saturday 27 August, 2005

    “O that thou wert as my brother, that sucked the breasts of my mother!
    When I should find thee without, I would kiss thee; yea, I should not be despised.
    I would lead thee, and bring thee into...

  • Best of Fest Tickets On Sale Now!

    • Posted Saturday 27 August, 2005

    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...

  • Last Few Tickets Available for Closing Night

    • Posted Saturday 27 August, 2005

    It’s not too late to get your hands on the hottest tickets in town— for tonight’s Closing Night Film The Business. Come see Nick Love (The Football Factory) introduce his newest film...

  • Standard Life Audience Award Results

    • Posted Saturday 27 August, 2005

    It's the final day of screenings, and the Awards Ceremony is tomorrow. Check back here to find out which film got your vote! Results for Friday, 26th August.  1. Tsotsi 2. Serenity 3. Mirrormas...

  • Nordkraft (Angels in Fast Motion)

    • Posted Friday 26 August, 2005

    Heroin is a hard subject to tackle without invoking worn out clich├ęs and generic attitudes, but Danish director Ole Christian Madsen has infused this subject with raw tension and renewed energy. Nord...

  • The Business: EIFF's Closing Night Film

    • Posted Friday 26 August, 2005

    Even The Business Press Conference was adrenaline fuelled. Today director Nick Love, and stars Danny Dyer and Tamer Hassen discussed their newest film, The Business, which also happens to be EIFF̵...

  • Standard Life Audience Award Results

    • Posted Friday 26 August, 2005

    Ladies and Gentlemen: There has been an upset in the race, as Tsotsi, the South African gang drama takes the lead once again. With just one day left for films to qualify, which film will come out on t...

  • The Devil and Daniel Johnston

    • Posted Thursday 25 August, 2005

    Visionary artist or delusional failure? Daniel Johnston is a self-taught singer-songwriter, whose eclectic and unerringly honest music has secured a cultish fan base that includes the likes of Sonic Y...

  • US Indie Junebug Steals Hearts

    • Posted Thursday 25 August, 2005

    There is an honest, almost wholesome feeling to Junebug. The long, still shots of carefully clipped lawns, and clean silent bedrooms look as though they are taken from someone’s childhood photo ...

  • Gypo: Britain's First Dogme Film is Superb

    • Posted Thursday 25 August, 2005

    Gypo is the first British Dogme film, but it would be doing this film a great disserve to merely affix a label and look no further. True, Gypo does bear the Dogme95 certification: filmed using only na...

  • Standard Life Audience Award Results

    • Posted Thursday 25 August, 2005

    Serenity stays on top for another day... and the same three films have stayed strong throughout. With only a few days remaining, the race is heating up!  Here are the results for Wednesday, 24th...

  • The Meaning of 4

    • Posted Wednesday 24 August, 2005

    There is nothing quite like 4. Ilya Khrzhanovsky's debut feature is one of the most original pieces of filmmaking to grace the screen in recent memory. From the dramatic opening ("It hits you on the h...

  • The Boys of Baraka: A Chance for a New Life?

    • Posted Wednesday 24 August, 2005

    Downtown Baltimore: a disastrous mix of drugs, crime and poverty. From this troubled area, several 'at risk' youth are selected for the Baraka School in Kenya, an institution dedicated to instilling t...

  • The Holyrood Files Uncovered

    • Posted Wednesday 24 August, 2005

    Extremely controversial and highly contentious doesn't even come close to describing the debate surrounding Holyrood, the new Scottish Parliament. Distilled from his four-part BBC television series T...

  • The Art of Collaboration: In Conversation with David Mackenzie and Giles Nuttgens

    • Posted Wednesday 24 August, 2005

    The relationship between the director and the director of photography is clearly one of crucial importance-- one has a vision, the other works to capture that vision on camera. When the relationship ...

  • Standard Life Audience Award Results

    • Posted Wednesday 24 August, 2005

    Serenity holds first place for the second day in a row. Check back tomorrow to see if Joss Whedon’s sci-fi thriller continues to top the list. Here are the results for Tuesday, 23rd August. &n...

  • Rag Tale

    • Posted Monday 22 August, 2005

    Rag Tale is a scathing look at the cutthroat world of tabloid journalism. Over the course of a week at the lowbrow paper The Rag, we watch Eddy (Rupert Graves), the paper's increasingly harassed edito...

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