Our Head of Programming Rod White selects his top picks and things he's looking forward to at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2019.
Florian Henckel von Donnersmark’s epic history of the life of a young artist in Nazi, East and West Germany is so sprawling, it has no right being as good as it is.
Shot on a on old 16mm Bolex camera, in black-and-white and with post-synced sound, Mark Jenkin's tale of [coastal] village gentrification is a fascinating, atmospheric gem.
I defy anyone not to have fun with small town cops Bill Murray and Adam Driver and a cast of a thousand zombies - including Iggy Pop! Tilda Swinton also makes an appearance as a strange out-of-towner!
If you liked The Lunchbox, you’ll love this tale of two souls from different sides of the class and religious divide, negotiating bittersweet romance in the streets of contemporary Mumbai.
The fascinating tale of the love affair between Leonard Cohen and his most famous muse, Marianne Ihlen, of So Long, Marianne fame.
We’ve always known Ridley Scott’s Alien looked great, but here’s the fascinating story behind the art of the film, and the individuals who came together to make it.
Looking forward to seeing:
The director of this was, as a teenager, enrolled in the first year of SKAMM (Scottish Kids Are Making Movies), a filmmaking training initiative set up by Filmhouse in the 1990s. Can’t wait to see what coming full circle actually looks like!
Our Education Officer heartily recommended me this and I’ve chosen to believe her…
What serious film-goer would not want to watch this…?
Any film with Beatles’ songs as a backdrop is going to be OK by me! Why, I even loved ACROSS THE UNIVERSE!
The full programme for the 73rd Edinburgh International Film Festival runs from 19-30 Jun 2019 - see what's on here.