Festival Coverage

EIFF 2016Festival Coverage

Hunt for the Wilderpeople – EIFF 2016

Taika Waititi’s Hunt for the Wilderpeople is a step in the family-friendly direction after 2014’s horror mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows and it’s an absolute blast. One of the most impressive films at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016, Waititi’s third feature film is destined to enjoy success around the world with all ages.

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Holidays – EIFF 2016

Holidays is the latest anthology film you’ll want to tick off your list if you’ve enjoyed recent projects like The ABCs of Death, A Chirstmas Horror Story, or the V/H/S films. One of the campest anthology films in a while, Holidays feels closer to George A. Romero and Stephen King’s’s 80’s pulp extravaganza Creepshow, than […]

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The Lure – EIFF 2016

The most unique, colourful, and impressive film at Edinburgh International Film Festival was easily The Lure; a macabre Polish siren musical that seduces as well as it thrills. Director Agnieszka Smoczynska has put together a remarkable piece of work with a talented team of Polish artists, so look no further if splendorous audio-visual fairs are […]

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The Man Who Was Thursday – EIFF 2016

Adapted from the classic 1908 existential novel by G. K. Chesterton, Balazs Juszt’s directorial debut is a heady thriller. Splitting time between a fascist-period attempt on Mussolini’s life and a contemporary plot to assassinate the pope, The Man Who Was Thursday takes place in the darker backstreets of faith.

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FirstBorn – EIFF 2016

Firstborn, the debut feature from Nirpal Bhogal, is a surprisingly effective hark-back to supernatural domestic thrillers of the 70s. Charlie (Antonia Thomas) and James (Luke Norris) are a young couple with a new born baby which appears to attract supernatural attention. As time goes by and baby Thea grows up, the family find themselves increasingly […]

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Seoul Station – EIFF 2016

Yeon Sang-Ho, the South Korean director who brought us animated thrillers The King of Pigs and The Fake, returns to with zombie film Seoul Station. Yes, zombies might be done to death (couldn’t resist) but there’s still room for fun in that swamped sub-genre.

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Macbeth Unhinged – EIFF 2016

The directorial debut from Scottish actor Angus Macfayden (Braveheart, Saw II) Macbeth Unhinged is a courageous, but faulted, reinterpretation of the timeless Shakespeare play.

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To Steal from a Thief – EIFF 2016

Acclaimed Spanish director Daniel Calparsoro returns to feature filmmaking with heist flick To Steal from a Thief (Cien Anos de Perdon). The Valencia-set thriller follows a group of highly-organised criminals who become trapped in the bank they are trying to rob. With the authorities massing outside matters are further complicated by a corrupt government group […]

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Mother – EIFF 2016

Mother (Ema) is the third feature film from young Estonian director Kadri Kousaar, it’s also her first film to really dig its heels into the role of women in contemporary culture.Mother is about an unnamed aging woman stuck in the trap of domestic existence. Her situation is particularly vexed by the round-the-clock care she must

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The Love Witch – EIFF 2016

Anna Biller’s fourth feature film The Love Witch cements her as a consummate talent and aesthetically gifted artist with seductively witchy control over her aesthetic. Writer, editor, production designer, and director, Anna Biller is one of the stand-out talents of Edinburgh international Film Festival 2016.

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