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Edinburgh Film Festival

It's 10 years since the great Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky died and so in tribute the is this week showing Mirror and Ivan's Childhood, both slow, melancholy, dream-like, occasionally ecstatic meditations on childhood and what it means to be melancholic, dreamy, Russian etc. Top films, both, in the field. Look out too over the coming days for Breaking the Waves, the new 162-minute Lars von Trier epic starring Emily Watson, set on the Isle of Skye and winner of all manner of gongware at Cannes. , to 25 Aug. (Information hotline: 0131-467 7649)

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