Filmhouse Recommends - showing Sunday 28 June

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Sat 27 Jun 2015

For our final Filmhouse Recommends of the 2015 Edinburgh International Film Festival, we select three films from this year's Best of the Fest selection.


Inside Out (13:55, Cineworld)

Meet the emotions inside the mind of teenager Riley: Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger and Disgust. Struggling to adjust after a long-distance move, an emotional rollercoaster ensues when Joy and Sadness get lost in Riley's head. Can they find their way back? This latest film from the animation genius of Disney•Pixar will charm and delight audiences of all ages.

'Inside Out is consistently inventive and engaging look at childhood behavioural mechanisms that's perfect for the entire family, all of whom will connect with the material in different ways. Full of smiles and tears, much like childhood itself, Inside Out ticks so many boxes without ever feeling contrived.' - Digital Spy EIFF review


The Diary of a Teenage Girl (15:30, Odeon)

Adapted from Phoebe Gloeckner's acclaimed novel, Marielle Heller's directorial debut tells the story of the precocious title youth through her own words and drawings. The film is set in 1970s San Francisco, where young cartoonist Minnie (an incredible performance by actress Bel Powley) drives an affair with her mother's boyfriend.

'Heller has made a timeless film about finding oneself. The act of coming of age is scary, daunting and sore on the mind, yet it's one that allows us to define who we are. The Diary of a Teenage Girl taps into this and runs with it. It's wonderfully executed; sharp, significant and comic in more ways than one. Powley is the real find though, and should have a long acting career.' - CineVue EIFF Review


Big Gold Dream: Scottish Post-Punk and Infiltrating the Mainstream
(18:10, Cineworld)

'As that great punk rocker, Marcel Proust noted, remembrance of things past is not necessarily a remembrance of things as they were. Big Gold Dream, a documentary by Grant McPhee, re-imagines the musical history of the post-punk period as it unfolded in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and makes a persuasive argument that something great was happening in the years which followed The Clash's appearance at the Edinburgh Playhouse on 7 May, 1977. In the myth, which may be true, that show inspired Orange Juice and Fire Engines, though with typical perversity it was the performance of support act, Subway Sect, which fired their imaginations.' - BBC EIFF article

'Last night's premiere of Big Gold Dream: Scottish Post-Punk and Infiltrating the Mainstream at the Edinburgh International Film Festival will go down in Scottish indie history as one of those never-to-be-forgotten memorable nights.' - Radical Independent Music

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