All That Heaven Allows25feature filmsSTRANDPREMIERE TYPELucy Walker/USA/2010/91 minTUE 21 JUNE 18:30 CAMEO 1PRICE: £9.00 (£7.50 CONC)Academy Award ® nominated Lucy Walker will be the subject of a live Q&A after the screening, broadcast live via satellite to EIFF.According to Lucy Walker, the world really is on borrowed time. Nuclear weapons are prolific and too easily accessible to all the wrong people; could nuclear disaster really be imminent? Blessed by amazing archive footage, a pumping soundtrack, and featuring interviews with Tony Blair, Mikhail Gorbachev and Pervez Musharraf among others, Countdown to Zero is a genuine eye-opener.Countdown to ZeroDOCUMENTARY - INTERNATIONALPERSPECTIVESJerzy Skolimowski/Germany/USA/1970/91 minCast: Jane Asher, John Moulder Brown, Diana DorsSUN 26 JUNE 14:45 FILMHOUSE 2PRICE: £6.00 (£5.00 CONC)Psychosexual thriller, starring Jane Asher, showing the darker side to swinging London.Shy, awkward 15 year-old Mike has just started work at a public bathhouse and when not escaping from the clutches of over-sexed middle-aged women he lusts after fellow employee Susan. A calculating temptress, his obsession with her leads Mike on a downward spiral into the sordid world of porno theaters, swingers clubs, and the over consumption of hot dogs. This film was programmed by Alan Warner, one of EIFF 2011's guest curators.Deep EndFEATURES - INTERNATIONALINTERNATIONAL PREMIEREXavier Gens/USA/Germany/Canada/ 2011/112 minCast: Lauren German, Milo Ventimiglia, Michael Biehn, Michael Eklund, Rosanna Arquette, Courtney B. VanceTUE 21 JUNE 22:30 GEORGE SQ THEATREWED 22 JUNE 22:05 FILMHOUSE 1PRICE: £9.00 (£7.50 CONC)As the world burns, the safest place is hell.A group of disparate people find themselves trapped in an underground bunker, as catastrophic events unfold outside. As the hopelessness of their situation gradually becomes apparent, their humanity begins to dissolve; they become consumed by fear and frustration, and madness finally descends.Stylishly handled, and featuring strong performances from the ensemble cast, this is bleak, brutal, powerful genre entertainment. Highly recommended, but not for the faint of heart.The DivideSTRANDPREMIERE TYPEJose Padilha/Brazil/2010/117 minCast: Wagner Moura, André Ramiro, André Mattos, Sandro Rocha, Maria Ribeiro SAT 18 JUNE 22:00 CAMEO 1MON 20 JUNE 22:15 CAMEO 1PRICE: £9.00 (£7.50 CONC)Powerful, thought provoking, and easily the best Brazilian film this year.15 years after the events of the first film, Lt.Col. Roberto Nascimento (Wagner Moura), negotiates his way upwards through the elite squad ranks, and into the vast web of corruption that lies behind the law.Taking his characters on an even deeper, more dramatic journey, director Jose Padilha discards his original formula, and delivers a slick, intelligent sequel that easily rivals the iconic first instalment.Elite Squad: The Enemy WithinFEATURES - INTERNATIONALUK PREMIERESTRANDPREMIERE TYPEShorts programme/88 minSUN 26 JUNE 12:15 GEORGE SQ THEATREPRICE: £6.00 (£5.00 CONC)With a cast of astronauts, beavers, golden birds and so much more, this programme is sure to delight all ages.Animated and live action shorts from around the world combine to produce a delightful concoction of film fun. Come meet the little Australian girl who believes there is a cake-eating hippo on her roof, and the New Zealand boy who foils robbers from stealing his uncle's medal. Some of these are hilariously funny while others might make you think about friendship, family, healthy eating and magic.Family ShortsNOKIA SHORTS WEEKENDERFEATURE - UKWORLD PREMIERECarter Ferguson/UK/2010/93 minCast: Jo Freer, Derek Munn, William Ruane, Dave Anderson, Barnar RaffertyTHU 16 JUNE 22:10 FILMHOUSE 1FRI 17 JUNE 17:55 FILMHOUSE 2PRICE: £9.00 (£7.50 CONC)Can just three minutes with a stranger change the course of your life, forever? In Scotland's answer to Love Actually, seven very different singletons are searching for love in the cosmopolitan city of Glasgow. Their paths cross at Fast Romance, a speed dating night full of hopeless romantics and potential weirdos. Fate intervenes and sets off a chain of events that puts our protagonists' lives into a spin with explosive and surprising consequences.Fast RomanceBest arts features and reviews every day in The Scotsman.
26Edinburgh International Film Festival 2011FEATURE - UKWORLD PREMIERECraig Viveiros/UK/2011/98 minCast: John Lynch, David Schofield, Martin Compston, Craig Parkinson, Art MalikFRI 17 JUNE 22:15 CAMEO 1MON 20 JUNE 17:45 CAMEO 1PRICE: £9.00 (£7.50 CONC)Think Alan Clarke's Scum, updated for 2011.Patiently serving out his prison sentence, Jack (John Lynch) quietly despairs as his family life falls apart on the outside. However, when youngster Paul (Martin Compston) is transferred to his wing, a dangerous chain reaction is set in motion and Jack is faced with risking everything.Featuring outstanding performances from a superb cast, director Craig Viveiros' gritty debut is British cinema at its absolute best.GhostedFRONTLINE CLUB: MARTIN BELL PRESENTS SALVADORfeature filmsFor great value fares to and from the 2011 Edinburgh International Film Festival visit easyJet.com10812650.9235-EJ-Edinburgh FF Strips v3.indd 306/05/2011 17:35STRANDPREMIERE TYPEShorts programme/88 minSAT 18 JUNE 18:10 FILMHOUSE 3MON 20 JUNE 15:15 FILMHOUSE 3PRICE: £6.00 (£5.00 CONC)The stories we tell and the ways we remember.Memory can be personal, collective or universal; focused, faded or fragmented. It can slip through our fingers and then burst forth with sudden and unpredictable clarity. From a home movie shot with an old Russian 16mm camera using expired stock to a collage of stories about getting absurdly lost in everyday situations, this programme of short films illustrates the myriad ways in which film absorbs, contains and recombines moments lost and found.Fragments of Memory, Moments Lost and FoundEXPERIMENTALEXPERIMENTALShorts programme/80 minMON 20 JUNE 17:50 FILMHOUSE 1PRICE: £9.00 (£7.50 CONC)Can you believe your eyes?Experimental film and visual abstraction go hand-in-hand. But the eye constantly searches for meaning, hangs on to traces of identifiable phenomena and builds stories from fleeting impressions and forms. The films presented here employ a variety of digital and analog techniques - burying film stock in the ground, rapid editing, optical printing, multiple exposure, exploring chemical reactions to sunlight - to shift between the recognizable and the abstract, the real and the imaginary, surface and depth, figure and ground. Figure Becomes GroundCONFLICT | REPORTAGEFrontline Club: Martin Bell presents SalvadorOliver Stone/UK, USA/1986/122 minCast: James Woods, Jim Belushi, Michael Murphy, John Savage, Elpidia CarrilloSAT 25 JUNE 12:15 FILMHOUSE 3PRICE: £6.00 (£5.00 CONC)A classic searing slice of Oliver Stone anti-US conservative forces invective, this characterful, action pic depicts James Woods's Richard Boyle covering the Salvadorian civil war, and becoming entangled with both the right wing military and left-wing freedom fighters. Including a Q&A with Martin Bell, who was in the field in El Salvador during the exact time period depicted in the film. Martin is in residence for two days at the Festival, hosting other Conflict | reportage screenings and events.Screening with: Prayers for Peace (Dustin Grella/USA/2010/8 min)