Edinburgh International Film Festival was a world meeting point for the seventh art

Film festivals are gathering centers for critics, theorists, journalists, creatives, artists and the general public interested in nurturing themselves with the narrative, aesthetic and sensitive qualities of the seventh art. The phrase "film festival" automatically takes us to Cannes, Sundance, Mar de la Plata, Toronto, Berlin or Venice, because those are the most renowned in terms of the quality of the films they present, and the extraordinary critics that frequent these festivals.

However, there’s another festival steadily gaining notoriety in Scotland. It is actually one of the most extensive film festivals in the world: this is the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF).

The Edinburgh International Festival was created by the efforts of Rudolf Bing in 1947, filling the whole city with art, theater, music, and urban manifestations. Cinema soon became part of the celebration. This year, EIFF took place between June 20th and July 1st.

During the twelve days of the festival, more than 250 productions were premiered, offering many filmmakers the opportunity to exhibit their works to a culturally rich and diverse audience. Among the countries with greater representation were the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Germany, Poland, and China.

In addition, to pay homage to the cinematic tradition of the old continent, the following older films were projected: M (Fritz Lang, 1931. Germany), La Belle et la Bête (Jean Cocteau, 1946. France), Det sjunde inseglet (Ingmar Bergman, 1957. Sweden ), 8 ½ (Federico Fellini, 1963. Italy), Solarys (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972. Soviet Union) and Czlowiek z zelaza (Men of Iron) (Andrzej Wajda, 1981. Poland).

All this historical visual richness was accompanied by more than 28 documentaries, 10 short films, 13 exclusive films from Canada and another 50 additional films.

The last day of the EIFF was dedicated to screening films that have had an impact on the United Kingdom. These films included: Incredibles 2, Storm in My Heart, Dead in a Week (Or Your Money Back), Ideal Home, The Heiresses, C'est la vie!, Terminal, and Flammable Children (Swinging Safari).

Here is a list of some of the important films shown at the festival, which consist of some of the most sublime productions made in the last two years.

Edinburgh International Film Festival Features

  • Puzzle. (Marc Turtletaub, 2018. United States).
  • Swimming With Men. (Oliver Parker, 2018. United Kingdom).
  • Incredibles 2. (Brad Bird, 2018. United States).
  • The Parting Glass. (Stephen Moyer, 2018. United States).
  • Calibre. (Matt Palmer, 2018. United Kingdom).
  • Dead In A Week. (Or Your Money Back). (Tom Edmunds, 2017. United Kingdom).
  • The Devil Outside. (Andrew Hulme, 2017. United Kingdom).
  • Dirt Road To Lafayette. (Kenneth Glenaan, 2018. Reino Unido, United States).
  • Eaten By Lions. (Jason Wingard, 2018. United Kingdom).
  • In Darkness. (Anthony Byrne, 2018. United Kingdom).
  • Jellyfish. (James Gardner, 2017. United Kingdom).
  • Lucid. (Adam Morse, 2018. United Kingdom).
  • Make Me Up. (Rachel Maclean, 2018. United Kingdom).
  • Mary Shelley. (Haifaa Al-Mansour, 2017. Reino Unido, Luxembourg, United States).
  • My Friend The Polish Girl. (Ewa Banaszkiewicz, 2018. United Kingdom, Poland).
  • Obey. (Jamie Jones, 2018. United Kingdom).
  • Old Boys. (Toby MacDonald, 2017. United Kingdom, Sweden).
  • Patrick. (Mandie Fletcher, 2018. United Kingdom).
  • Songbird. (Jamie Adams, 2018. United Kingdom).
  • Steel Country. (Simon Fellow, 2017. United Kingdom).
  • Two For Joy. (Tom Beard, 2018. United Kingdom).
  • Wild Honey Pie! (Jamie Adams, 2018. United Kingdom).
  • Winterlong. (David Jackson, 2018. United Kingdom).
  • Hearts Beat Loud. (Brent Harley, 2018. United Kingdom).
  • Humor Me. (Sam Hoffman, 2017. United States).
  • Ideal Home. (Andrew Fleming, 2017. United States).
  • Locating Silver Lake. (Eric Bilitch, 2018. United States).
  • My Name Is Myiesha. (Gus Krieger, 2018. United States).
  • The Negotiator. (Brad Anderson, 2018. United States).
  • Papillon. (Michael Noer, 2017. Serbia, Montenegro, Malta, United States).
  • Searching. (Aneesh Chaganty, 2018. United States).
  • Terminal. (Vaughn Stein, 2017- United States, United Kingdom, Ireland).
  • Unicorn Store. (Brie Larson, 2017. United States).
  • We The Animals. (Jeremiah Zagar, 2017. United States).
  • Weightless. (Jaron Albertin, 2017. United States).
  • Who We Are Now. (Matthew Newton, 2017. United States).
  • Wild Nights With Emily. (Madeleine Dine, 2018. United States).
  • Princess Emmy. (Piet de Rycker, 2018. Germany, Belgium, United States).
  • Vitello. (Done Bengtson, 2018. Denmark, United Kingdom).
  • Zombillenium. (Arthur De Pins y Alexis Decor, 2017. France).
  • ¾. (Ilian Mecov, 2017. Bulgaria, Germany).
  • The Apparition. (L’apparition). (Xavier Giannoli, 2017. France.)
  • C'est La Vie! (Le sens de la fête). (Olivier Nakache y Éric Toledano y, 2017. France, Belgium, Canada).
  • Charlie and Hannah’s Grand Night Out. (Charlie En Hannah Gaan Uit). (Bert Scholiers, 2017. Belgium).
  • Diving. (Plonger). (Mélanie Laurent, 2017. France).
  • Dumped. (Larguées). (Eloïse Lang, 2017. France).
  • Mug. (Twarz). (Małgorzata Szumowska, 2018. Poland).
  • Never Leave Me. (Birakma Beni). (Aida Begic, 2017. Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina).
  • Return of the Hero. (Le retour du héros). (Laurent Tirard, 2018. France).
  • The Return. (Malene Choi, 2018. Denmark).
  • The Secret of Marrowbone. (Sergio G. Sánchez, 2017. Spain).
  • Several Conversations About a Very Tall Girl. (Cateva conversatii despre o fata foarte inalta). (Bogdan Theodor Olteanu, 2017. Romania).
  • Thick Lashes of Lauri Mäntyvaara. (Lauri Mäntyvaaran tuuheet ripset). (Hannaleena Hauru, 2017. Finland).
  • Those Who Are Fine. (Dene Wos Guet Geit). (Cyril Schaubild, 2017. Switzerland).
  • Tulipani: Love, Honour And A Bicycle. (Tulipani: Liefde, Eer en een Fiets). (Mike Van Diem, 2017. The Netherlands, Canada, Italy).
  • What Will People Say. (Hva vil folk si). (Iram Haq, 2017. Norway).
  • Woman Up. (Numéro une). (Tonie Marshall, 2017. France).
  • Zagros. (Sahim Omar Kalifa, 2017. Belgium, the Netherlands).
  • An Elephant Sitting Still. (Da xiang xi di er zuo). (Bo Hu, 2018. China).
  • Azougue Nazaré. (Tiago Melo, 2018. Brazil).
  • The Butterfly Tree. (Priscilla Cameron, 2017. Australia).
  • Flammable Children. (Swinging Safari). (Stephen Elliott, 2017. Australia).
  • Girls Always Happy. (Rou Qing Shi). (Yang Ming Ming, 2018. China).
  • The Great Buddha+. (Hsin-Yao Huang, 2017. Taiwan).
  • The Heiresses. (Las Herederas). (Marcelo Martinessi, 2018. Paraguay).
  • Loveling. (Benzinho). (Gustavo Pizzi, 2018. Brazil).
  • Moko Jumbie. (Vashti Anderson, 2017. Trinidad and Tobago).
  • No. 1 Chun Ying Street. (Derek Chiu, 2018. Hong Kong).
  • Party ‘Round The Globe. (Hirobumi Watanabe, 2017. Japan).
  • Radiance. (Hikari). (Naomi Kawase, 2017. Japan, France).
  • Supa Modo. (Likarion Wainaina, 2018. Germany, Kenya).
  • Three Summers. (Ben Elton, 2017. Australia).
  • Waru. (Ainsley Gardiner, 2017. New Zealand).

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