Marginalisation, sibling identity and political corruption in this miniature collection of Danish documentaries.
A digital restoration of Lawrence of Arabia kicks off this year’s special screenings of classics from the archives and one-off previews.
This year’s International Competition is a diverse mix of what the festival’s organisers describe as “outstanding new films from around the world”.
As well as being an art in themselves, short films are the starting point for most filmmakers on which they cut their teeth, hone their style and find their first fan base. With an active film scene in Edinburgh and a not unsubstantial number of filmmakers based in the city, it’s a surprise that no single event recognises and celebrates this rite of passage in the film world. Until now.
Award-winning Alistair Rutherford’s new play looks to be an unpretentiously high quality production – and well worth checking out.
After their critically acclaimed co-production with Scottish Opera in September’s tour of The Seven Deadly Sins, Company Chordelia are back with a combination of dance, music and visual theatre, their new show, Miranda. In this psychological thriller and story of self discovery, Miranda is ‘spoilt, innocent, and weary of her cloistered life of dinner parties and deceit’. Tipsy, sad and unstable, she finds herself alone in a cold and snowy landscape – and senses a presence.
With an award-winning cast and director as well as a solid script full of highly observant reflections on what it means to be an alcoholic, this will no doubt be the highlight of the Tron Theatre’s autumn season.
As the Fringe rolls out of town and Edinburgh suddenly feels like a comparative cultural desert, the place to be this September to quench your film thirst is Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT). As well as having a packed programme full of some of the better picks of this year’s EIFF such as Troll Hunter, Post Mortem and Tomboy, there’s the usual inclusion of some bigger-named films such as the latest version of Jane Eyre and a trip down memory lane in Wayne’s World. But the real draw comes in the shape of the the one-off events and festivals taking place throughout the month.
With no less than 2,542 shows to choose from, the prospect of sifting through the crud to find the things worth seeing can be pretty daunting, especially when your hard earned cash is at stake. But fear not; as always, TVBomb is here with some top tips for making the most of the fest with zero impact on your wallet.
If you’re only going to see one thing at this year’s Fringe, it has got to be this. Now in their third year after sell-out runs for the last two fests, Frisky and Mannish are starting to really make big names for themselves, and deservedly so.
The countdown begins with the Fringe starting on 5th August, so make sure you get hold of tickets for the big names and your returning favourites before they all fly out of the box office.