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Electricity Review [Lff 2014]

I’ve never had a fit, and to be honest, it’s not high on my list of things to do. But after watching Bryn HigginsElectricity, I feel like I’ve got an inkling of how horrible it is. This tightly focused character drama puts its audience in the shoes of Lily (Agyness Deyn), a cool, smart and attractive young woman with debilitating epilepsy.

As we open in the Yorkshire seaside town of Saltburn by the Sea, we meet Lily working the change counter in a seafront amusement arcade. Today, she’s having some fun flirting with a customer, teasing him as he clumsily chats her up. But he’s nice enough, so the two swap numbers and make a date. Later, dressed to the nines, she walks down the seafront, spots him and waves. Then the world ends. Shooting sparks of colour tear apart the frame and the world heaves,
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Agyness Deyn starts shoot for Electricity

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Agyness Deyn starts shoot for Electricity
Principal photography has started on Electricity, starring Agyness Deyn [pictured], Lenora Crichlow, Christian Cooke, Paul Anderson, Tom Georgeson and Alice Lowe.

Bryn Higgins directs from Joe Fisher’s script adapted from Ray Robinson’s award-winning novel.

Clare Duggan produces for Stone City Films. Alison Morgan executive produces. Soda Pictures has UK rights.

The film is shooting for 6 weeks in the Northeast and London.

The story is about brash young woman (Deyn) who leaves her seaside hometown to search for her long lost brother, and experiences hallucinations brought on by her epilepsy.

Deyn said: “I love Lily’s journey, she is a survivor. Her strength and her ability to live in the present really drew me to her. She is a delight to discover and she’s teaching me a lot.”

The BFI Film Fund has backed the project, alongside the Wellcome Trust.

The filmmaking team previously worked together on Unconditional.
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Edinburgh Film Festival – Best and Worst

After the borderline-disastrous 2011 Festival, the 66th Edinburgh Film Festival seems to have found its feet again – to a degree. The awards were reinstated, the guests lent a touch of class, there were a broader range of venues and, in terms of the films I saw at least, the quality of the programme improved. These adjustments (last year, the phrase ‘This was always our intention’ was repeated like a mantra) gave the sense – absent last year – that a proper film festival was taking place.

That doesn’t mean the Festival was perfect; improving over last year wasn’t going to be terribly difficult, but generally things took a step in the right direction. I do not know to what extent this was down to the appointment of a new artistic director, Chris Fujiwara, but he brought to the Festival a depth of film knowledge coupled with a hands-on enthusiasm. There is,
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Eiff 2012: Unconditional Review

Owen (Harry McEntire) and Kristen (Madeleine Clark) are twins living on a council estate caring for their disabled mother (Melanie Hill). When their already limited finances tumble further, Kristen arranges to meet loan shark Liam (Christian Cooke). Clearly smitten, Kristen makes it her intention to woo Liam, but it’s Owen who he has eyes for and, before he knows what he’s let himself in for, they embark upon a tumultuous, unorthodox love affair that sees them both making very personal and potent discoveries.

A psycho-sexual character study masquerading as an intimate, yet peculiar love story, Unconditional explores a teenagers sudden desire to break free from the restraints his home life imposes on him, despite the mysteriousness surrounding the outside world and devotion to both his sister Kristen and their dependent mother. It’s tender and innocent enough at first, but as it reaches the midway point it adopts more thriller-esque qualities,
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Eiff 2012 Day 4: Flying Blind and Unconditional

Appearing to start off as a big budget version of Spooks, Flying Blind introduces us to lecturer and aeronaut, Frankie, played sincerely by Helen McCrory.

A woman who throws herself wholeheartedly into her work, the constant pursuit from student Kahil (Najib Oudghiri) catches her completely off guard and serves as a welcome distraction from her daily routine. And, though she is initially very guarded with her student, it is not long after their awkward and amusing first date that we are subjected to the duo’s blistering chemistry.

If you think you have an inkling as to where this relationship is heading, there is room for guesswork before Frankie’s father warns her of the implications an Algerian-Muslim boyfriend could have on her career. Add to this the fact that Frankie is nowhere near mastering his language, and unwanted doubt about Kahil’s true intentions start to trickle into her mind.
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Edinburgh Film Festival Diary #4 – What Is This Film Called Love?, Unconditional

The critic and filmmaker Mark Cousins loves film, and like the best critics and historians his approach to the medium is pluralistic; he doesn’t talk about films in isolation, but connects them philosophically, politically and personally to everything else. If you think you’re a movie buff, you should definitely check out his 15-part “Story of Film” series, which may make you rethink that position. In the ’90s he frequently appeared on television, interviewing a dizzying line-up of filmmakers including Woody Allen, David Lynch and Roman Polanski.

Cousins, a fixture of the Festival, is here this year with his What Is This Film Called Love? After spending six years working on his epic series on the history of cinema, he flew to Mexico and decided, on a whim (the film is ‘an ad-lib’) to film himself for the three days he spends in Mexico City. While there, another thought
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The Full Lineup of Movies Announced for 66th Annual Edinburgh Film Festival 2012

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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.

World Premieres:

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
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Full line-up for the 66th Edinburgh International Film Festival announced

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,
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This Week In Trailers: Shock Head Soul, The Last Elvis, Don’t Think, Unconditional, A Man’s Story, Taped

This Week In Trailers: Shock Head Soul, The Last Elvis, Don’t Think, Unconditional, A Man’s Story, Taped
Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: I celebrate all levels of trailers and hopefully this column will satisfactorily give you a baseline of what beta wave I’m operating on, because what better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? Some of the best authors will tell you that writing a short story is a lot harder than writing a long one, that you have to weigh every sentence. What better medium to see how this theory plays itself out beyond that than with movie trailers? Taped Trailer I, like many other boys, went through a Patrick Dempsey phase when I was younger. It all started with Can't Buy Me Love
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