Edinburgh International Film Festival Interest List 2019by Col Needham | created - 2 months ago | updated - 1 month ago | Public
Here are the films which I am most excited about seeing at The Edinburgh International Film Festival 2019. The list is in alphabetical order by English title.
The ones I see will be moved to my Edinburgh International Film Festival 2019 List.
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1. Boyz in the Wood (2019)
87 min | Action, Comedy, Horror
Set deep in the Scottish Highlands, Boyz In The Wood is an anarchic cocktail of generational politics, hip-hop loving farmers, and hallucinogenic rabbit shites.
2. Acute Misfortune (2018)
90 min | Biography
The Film adaptation of Erik Jensen's award-winning biography of Adam Cullen is the story of the biographer and his subject, as it descends into a dependent and abusive relationship.
3. Aleksi (2018)
90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Aleksi is a disaffected 28-year-old who ignores her pressing responsibilities by following her impulses with various men.
4. Aniara (2018)
R | 106 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
A spaceship carrying settlers to Mars is knocked off course, causing the consumption-obsessed passengers to consider their place in the universe.
Votes: 1,052 | Gross: $0.04M
5. The Art of Self-Defense (2019)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
A man is attacked at random on the street. He enlists at a local dojo, led by a charismatic and mysterious sensei, in an effort to learn how to defend himself.
Votes: 2,320 | Gross: $2.41M
6. Aurora (I) (2019)
106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Aurora, a commitment-phobic party animal, meets Iranian Darian one night at a hot-dog stand in Lapland. Darian is running from death and Aurora is running from love. They need each other in order to finally stop running.
9. Bodies at Rest (2019)
94 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
Working in the morgue, a hardworking forensics expert and his assistant are suddenly accosted by masked intruders who demand access to a body involved in a recent crime.
10. Bulbul Can Sing (2018)
95 min | Drama
Bulbul a teenage school going girl, growing up in a rural setting in Assam, falls in love. While she is in the verge of discovering her teen life, a tragedy strikes with her best friend. ... See full summary »
12. The Deposit (2019)
90 min | Drama
Self-interest is at stake, and the fine line between kindness and cruelty is explored in Ásthildur Kjartansdóttir's graceful debut. Gisella dreams about writing important things, genuine ... See full summary »
13. Cronofobia (2018)
93 min | Drama, Thriller
A mysterious lonely man and a young rebel woman, confront each other in a psychological drama about suspended identity.
14. The Emperor of Paris (2018)
TV-MA | 120 min | Adventure, Crime, History
Under the reign of Napoleon, François Vidocq, the only man who escaped from the greatest penal colony of the country, is a legend of the low-Parisian fund. Left for dead after his last ... See full summary »
15. End of Sentence (2019)
After being widowed, Frank Fogle reluctantly embarks on a journey to honor his wife's last wish of spreading her ashes in a remote lake in her native Ireland and a promise of taking his ... See full summary »
16. The Fall of the American Empire (2018)
R | 127 min | Comedy, Crime
A shy and insecure delivery truck driver accidentally arrives on the scene of a major crime and happens to pick up two bags of cash and hide them in his truck. As if an interrogation of two... See full summary »
Votes: 1,004 | Gross: $2.18M
17. Farming (2018)
R | 101 min | Drama
Based on the writer/director's childhood, FARMING tells story of a young Nigerian boy, 'farmed out' by his parents to a white British family in the hope of a better future. Instead, he becomes the feared leader of a white skinhead gang.
18. The Flip Side (2018)
90 min | Comedy, Romance
Mired in debt, Ronnie (Emily Taheny) is a struggling Adelaide restaurateur looking after her elderly mother and living with good-hearted boyfriend Jeff (Luke McKenzie). Five years ago, ... See full summary »
19. Go Back to China (2019)
95 min | Drama
When spoiled rich girl Sasha Li blows through most of her trust fund, she is cut off by her father and forced to go back to China and work for the family toy business.
21. The Grizzlies (2018)
102 min | Biography, Drama
In a small Arctic town struggling with the highest suicide rate in North America, a group of Inuit students' lives are transformed when they are introduced to the sport of lacrosse.
24. Liberté (2019)
132 min | History
1774, a few years before the French Revolution, somewhere between Potsdam and Berlin... Madame de Dumeval, the Duke of Tesis and the Duke of Wand, libertines expelled from the Puritan court... See full summary »
26. Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019)
95 min | Documentary
The untold origin story behind Ridley Scott's Alien - rooted in Greek and Egyptian mythologies, underground comics, the art of Francis Bacon, and the dark visions of Dan O'Bannon and H.R. ... See full summary »
27. The Mystery of Henri Pick (2019)
100 min | Comedy, Drama
An editor discovers a novel that she considers to be a masterpiece, in a library whose particularity is to collect the manuscripts refused by the publishers. The text is signed Henri Pick, a Breton pizza maker who died two years earlier.
28. Ode to Joy (2019)
R | 97 min | Comedy
Charlie has a neurological disorder so strong emotions, especially joy, make him faint. He lives with his brother. Working as librarian gives him a quiet environment but then Francesca enters the library and his life.
Votes: 468 | Gross: $0.01M
30. She's Missing (2019)
100 min | Drama
When her best friend goes missing at a rodeo, Heidi goes on a search across the desert, digging up secrets and encountering the violence of life on the road.
31. Sons of Denmark (2019)
120 min | Drama, Thriller
Denmark four years into the future. After a major bomb attack in Copenhagen radicalization and ethnic tensions are running high, and a racist leader is leading the polls.19-year old Zakaria is afraid, wanting to do something.
34. The Tobacconist (2018)
117 min | Drama
Based on the international bestseller by Robert Seethaler. A tender, heart-breaking story about one young man and his friendship with Sigmund Freud during the Nazi occupation of Vienna.
36. Undertow (I) (2018)
37. The Vast of Night (2019)
89 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Set at the dawn of the space-race over the course of one night in 1950s New Mexico, a young switchboard operator and a radio DJ uncover a strange frequency that could change their lives, their small town, and all of Earth - forever.
38. We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2018)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Merricat, Constance and their Uncle Julian live in isolation after experiencing a family tragedy six years earlier. When cousin Charles arrives to steal the family fortune, he also threatens a dark secret they've been hiding.
40. Yesterday (III) (2019)
PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music
A struggling musician realizes he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed.
Votes: 28,268 | Gross: $71.92M