Jul 042012
 
Edinburgh International Film Festival: Flying Blind

Hello! Flying blind is a film by first time Polish director Katarzyna Klimkiewicz, and stars the ever underrated Helen McCrory, as well as Najib Oudghiri and Kenneth Cranham. The film is a story of passion, obsession and how society has become engrossed in stereotyping people of certain ethnic appearances. Frankie (Helen McCory) is at the top of he field as an aerospace engineer, and […]

Jul 042012
 
Edinburgh International Film Festival: Kotoko

Hello! Kotoko is the new film from writer, actor and director Shinya Tsukamoto, who is best known for his cyberpunk Tetsuo series of films. The film stars Japanese folk singer Cocco, who also wrote the story for the film, that Tsukamoto then wrote the screenplay based upon. Cocco has stated that the story, although not […]

Jul 042012
 
Edinburgh International Film Festival: Black's Game

Hello! Scandinavian filmmaking is currently going through its best patch since Ingmar Bergman confused and mesmerised the world through the 40’s and 50’s, with the likes of The Seventh Seal and The Virgin Spring. The success of both the films and novel of The Girl with…. trilogy have been a genuine world wide phenomenon, and have led to the inevitable Hollywood remake, although […]

Jun 282012
 
Edinburgh International Film Festival: Exit Elena

Hello! Exit Elena is the second feature film from writer director Nathan Silver, who here has cast his mother, girlfriend and other friends and relatives, in this mumblecore inspired, low key American indie film, Exit Elena. Elena is a newly qualified live in nurse, who has just been employed by the Akerman family, to care […]

Jun 282012
 
Edinburgh International Film Festival:  Berberian Sound Studio

Hello! Berberian Sound Studio is a British film from the director of little seen Katalin Varga, Peter Strickland. The film uses the Italian horror Giallo movement of the 70’s, and has nods to the movies of Lucio Fulci, Mario Bava and giallo’s grandmaster Dario Argento. Toby Young plays Gilderoy, a British sound technician who has […]

Jun 282012
 
Edinburgh International Film Festival: Shadow Dancer

Hello! Shadow Dancer is the new feature film from Academy Award winning director of Man On Wire, James Marsh. The film is set against the backdrop of the IRA ceasefire negotiations and features an impressive cast including Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough, Gillian Anderson and Aidan Gillen. The film is written by former ITV official Ireland […]