The Edinburgh International Film Festival runs this year from 20 June - 1 July. As last year, I have a press pass, which I hope to be able to make full use of! To get myself into practice, I've posted a some film reviews recently in this blog and over on my Over Forty Shades blog, you can read them by following the links below:
Robert Mugabe - What Happened?
Even the Rain.
I thought that last year's film festival was the best ever - the highest number of films that I had ever wanted to see in a festival and the fewest disappointments in those I did see. This year's programme looks to be equally promising, here are just some of the films that most appeal to me (just follow the links to find out details and screening times):
Bestiaire - a meditation on the relationship between humans, animals and the environment
Demain? - the life story of the Uruguayan poet Delmira Agustini
Fukishima: Memories of the Lost Landscape.
Future My Love - an exploration of alternatives to monetary capitalism
It's the Earth Not the Moon - life on a tiny island in the Azores
No Man's Zone and Nuclear Nation - two more documentaries about Fukushima
Rentaneko - a comedy about a woman in Japan who rents out cats to people who want company
As long as I can get to all the press screenings I'll review all those films on this blog (and perhaps some more, there really are a lot of excellent films in this year's programme!).
As ever, text in red contains hyperlinks that take you to other webpages where you can find out more.