6 items from 2012
Cannes is now over which means it’s time to move to Britain as the Edinburgh Film Festival kicks off!
We’ve just been sent the full line-up for the 2012 Edinburgh Film Festival which is now in it’s 66th year. We have our people (Jamie, Steven and Emma) on the ground at the event right now ready to catch as many films as they possible can throughout the next wee or two as we get to see 121 new features and 19 world premieres.
I’ll let the full press release below do the talking but let us know what you’re looking forward to in the comments section below.
Berberian Sound Studio Borrowed Time Day Of The Flowers Exit Elena Flying Blind Fred Future My Love Guinea Pigs Here, Then Leave It On The Track The Life And Times Of Paul The Psychic Octopus Life Just Is Mnl »
- David Sztypuljak
The full programme for the 66th edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival (Eiff), which runs from 20 June to 1 July, has been officially announced and will feature nineteen World premieres and thirteen International premieres.
The Festival will showcase one hundred and twenty-one new features from fifty-two countries, including eleven European premieres and seventy-six UK premieres in addition to the World and International premieres. Highlights include the World premieres of Richard Ledes’ Fred; Nathan Silver’s Exit Elena and Benjamin Pascoe’s Leave It On The Track and European premieres of Lu Sheng’s Here, There and Yang Jung-ho’s Mirage in the maiden New Perspectives section; and the International premiere of Benicio Del Toro, Pablo Trapero, Julio Medem, Elia Suleiman, Gaspar Noé, Juan Carlos Tabio and Laurent Cantet’s 7 Days In Havana and the European premiere of Bobcat Goldthwait’s God Bless America in the Directors’ Showcase. In addition to the new features presented, »
Not your standard adaptation of Jules Amédée Barbey d'Aurevilly's 19th century classic Les diaboliques, Rita Azevedo Gomes' retribution-filled A Woman’s Revenge tells the story of a missing noblewoman, the Duchess of Sierra Leone, (Rita Durão) in her quest to act out in violence. After a marriage without passion and a glimpse into how the flipside might feel like, she faces the death of her love interest. She then faces the ultimate journey of the cruelest of all the revenges, her husband’s honor, while she becomes a local prostitute. In this light we see Roberto (Fernando Rodrigues), he is arrogant and feels numb towards life, after meeting the Duchess he finds what he is waiting for, a light in the end of the tunnel. Part of the Spectrum section at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, the beautifully shot pics embodies a theatre atmosphere, where you can feel part »
"Where's "Trailers 1'?" you might be asking. That roundup's built right into the entry on the lineup for the Bright Future program, where I've embedded 18 trailers. This batch gathers trailers for features in the Tiger Awards Competition and the main Spectrum program.
First, this from the International Film Festival Rotterdam: "José Luis Torres Leiva made this year's leader for the Hubert Bals Fund. Copia imperfecta is a beautiful homage to Raúl Ruiz, the great Chilean filmmaker who died last summer."
Tiger Awards Competition
Orhan Eskiköy and Zeynel Dogan's Voice of my Father (Babamin sesi)
Huang Ji's Egg and Stone (Jidan he shitou)
Maja Miloš's Clip (Klip)
Óskar Thor Axelsson's Black's Game (Svartur á leik)
Anka and Wilhelm Sasnal's It Looks Pretty from a Distance (Z daleka widok jest piękny)
Park Hong-Min's A Fish (Mulgogi)
Midi Z's Return to Burma
Babis Makridis's L
Okuda Yosuke's Tokyo Playboy »
I’ll just fess up: Despite the fact that it’s in its 41st year, the International Film Festival Rotterdam is something I’ve kind of never heard about until today. (Let’s blame it on a slip in my geography skills.) This ignorance on my part notwithstanding, taking a look at their initial lineup for this year — when the event runs from January 25th to February 5th — has left me mightily impressed.
The biggest world premieres come from two directors on opposite ends of at least a few spectrum: Takashi Miike and James Franco. (Discounting the fact that they’ve both depicted amputations onscreen, in one way or the other.) The former is debuting his adaptation of the popular Nintendo DS game, Ace Attorney, while the latter will be exhibiting Francophrenia (Or: Don’t Kill Me, I Know Where the Baby Is). A movie based on a kid’s »
- email@example.com (thefilmstage.com)
The International Film Festival Rotterdam has announced the lineup for its main section, Spectrum: 72 features and documentaries from 32 countries, with descriptions from the Festival, running January 25 through February 5:
Cornelia frente al espejo (Cornelia at Her Mirror) - Daniel Rosenfeld, Argentina, Hubert Bals Fund-supported film. A "meticulous and stylish film based on the story by Silvina Ocampo (1903-1993)." Roman Diary - Michael Pilz, Austria. A "meditative film featuring images of a park in Rome." Rua Aperana 52 - Júlio Bressane, Brazil. A "musical film about a street corner in Rio, edited together from old photos and the maker’s own films from the period 1957-2005." Lacan Palestine - Mike Hoolboom, Canada. A "found-footage essay on a complex country and its love-struck inhabitants." 38 témoins (38 Witnesses) - Lucas Belvaux, France, Belgium. Opening Film Iffr 2012. Le reste du monde (The Rest of the World) - Damien Odoul, France. A "family considers issues of identity and relationships. »
6 items from 2012
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners