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


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.

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