Film festival of the week: Edinburgh International Film Festival, Various venues, Edinburgh

 

Click to follow
The Independent Culture

After the stumbles of 2011, Edinburgh’s Film Festival is finding its feet again under artistic director Chris Fujiwara. US indies get a strong showing from Drake Doremus’s Breathe In, Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha, Shane Carruth’s Upstream Color and Zal Batmanglij’s hot-topic eco-thriller, The East.

Documentaries continue to thrive, with Sarah Polley’s career best Stories We Tell and Alex Gibney’s We Steal Secrets: the Story of Wikileaks leading an impressive batch. Korean and Swedish films receive special focus, before a fine, fresh cast (including Karen Gillan, above) steers things back to Scotland for the well-earned feelgood finale of Not Another Happy Ending.

(0131 623 8030; edfilmfest.org.uk) Wed to 30 Jun

Comments