Sunday 1 July 2012

Edinburgh International Film Festival Reviews

I'm delighted to have a press pass for the Edinburgh International Film Festival again this year. I'm reviewing films here and on Over Forty Shades. This post is an index, which will include links to all the films reviewed on both blogs. This post will be updated after every review with the most recent reviews at the top, will be cross posted to Over Forty Shades and will stay at the top of both blogs until the end of the film festival.

Rentaneko (Rent-a-cat) - a woman rents out cats to lonely people in a Japanese city
Children and Nature in films - I review Of Skies and Earth and Kid Thing.
What is this Film called Love? - a walking tour of Mexico city, with a few diversions along the way
Riding Zorro - a biopic of rodeo's most famous horse.
Captive Animals Captured on Film - I review Postcards from the Zoo and Bestiaire
Vivan las Antipodas! a contemplation of life in four antipodal pair places on the earth
Hospitalité - a Tokyo household is disrupted by an old acquaintance
Official Best of the Fest - the film festivals list of most popular films which will be screened again on Sunday
Attractive Illusion - what happens to a group of illegal Nigerian immigrants on Greece?
The Lifeguard - an hour on the beach in Chile!
Memory, the Future and Experimental Film - I review Dress Rehearsal for Utopia (a collage of images from Mozambique) and Future My Love (thoughts about the failure of a relationship and the failure of the economic system)
Here, There - 3 interwoven stories of Chinese life
Rose - life in the Masurian region of Poland in the aftermath of World War 2. 
Modest Reception - a couple randomly give out money in the mountains of Iran
Poetry in Film - I review Demain (the biopic of Uruguayan poet Delmira Agustin) and In Search of Emak Bakia (a movie about the making of Man Ray's film of that name).

 as ever, coloured text contains hyperlinks that take you to other pages where you can find out more. 


Naquillity said...

i'd like to watch Rose. it sounds like it'd be a strong movie. it reminds me of a book i just finished reading called between shades of gray by ruta sepetys. it's also set in war time. the setting is Lithuania and moves to Siberia where families struggle to survive the harsh weather and hard work in the prison camps. the conditions these people had to endure makes one wonder how the survivors survived. it's based on true events but is a fictionalized account of the times. hope all is well. have a great day~

RG said...

What a collection so far. Great reporting - thanks.

LindyLouMac said...

You are going to be busy reviewing all these films.

The Weaver of Grass said...

As usual, Juliet, all I can say is 'lucky you!'

ashok said...

"lucky you" as weaver said

Ms Sparrow said...

What an amazing variety of films you are viewing!

Alison Wiley said...

How cool -- enviable, actually -- that you got a free press pass to the film festival. The film you've written about that sounds most interesting to me is the one on Zorro, the spirited rodeo horse. I watch relatively few movies . . . a good one is hard to find, which makes a good tip quite valuable. Thanks!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Juliet,

How wonderful that you have tickets to the Film Festival ~ Enjoy.


Gillena Cox said...

sounds really interesting

have a nice Sunday

much love...

HKatz said...

I've been enjoying reading these reviews. The idea of "Rent-a-cat" sounds both funny and poignant.