36Edinburgh International Film Festival 2011PROJECT NIMfeature filmsSTRANDPREMIERE TYPENavot Papushado, Aharon Keshales/Israel/2010/90 minCast: Lior Ashkenazi, Efrat Baumwauld, Ania Bukstein, Menashe Noy, Danny GevaMON 20 JUNE 18:00 FILMHOUSE 2WED 22 JUNE 22:15 FILMHOUSE 3PRICE: £9.00 (£7.50 CONC)Horror fans will love this story about a bunch of youths lost and scared in the woods. Your friendly psycho is on-hand to pick off the pretty girls, for no reason whatsoever, and the police are less than helpful. It is bloody, of course, but jumps are well paced and we stay a good distance from gratuitous pain and low budget slasher conventions. Great sound design and direction combine to keep this silly but enormously fun debut highly watchable throughout.RabiesFEATURES - INTERNATIONALUK PREMIERESTRANDPREMIERE TYPEKevin Jerome Everson/USA/2011/71 minCast: Shay Wright, Annette SpeightTUE 21 JUNE 17:55 FILMHOUSE 3THU 23 JUNE 19:45 FILMHOUSE 3PRICE: £9.00 (£7.50 CONC)Time moves slowly at work.Beautifully filmed in black and white 16mm, Kevin Jerome Everson's documentary about a day in the life of an Alabama dry cleaners exposes the monotonous and repetitive reality behind our clean shirts and suits. Everson's signature long static takes containing little or no dialogue emphasise the relationship between the workers and the machines - a noisy choreography of modern industrialised labour and social division that goes to heart of the working class Afro-American experience.Quality ControlEXPERIMENTALUK PREMIEREFEATURES - INTERNATIONALUK PREMIEREPablo Larraín/Chile, Germany, Mexico/ 2010/98 minCast: Marcelo Alonso, Alfredo Castro, Amparo NogueraTUE 21 JUNE 22:00 FILMHOUSE 3WED 22 JUNE 20:10 FILMHOUSE 3PRICE: £9.00 (£7.50 CONC)A subtle, precise examination of Chile buckling under the Allende regime.Chile in the 1970s and a series of calamitous events are kick started when burlesque dancer Nancy Puelmas is fired by her cantankerous boss before becoming trapped in a protest march. Like Larrain's previous film, Tony Manero and featuring the same lead actor-the highly controlled, rigourously elegant framing gels beautifully with the handheld photography to generate a visual tone at once formally compelling and convincingly realistic.Post MortemDOCUMENTARY - UKJOINT UK PREMIEREJames Marsh/UK/2011/93 minSAT 18 JUNE 17:30 CAMEO 1MON 20 JUNE 18:00 GEORGE SQ THEATREPRICE: £9.00 (£7.50 CONC)They studied a chimp, but learnt much more about themselves.From the director of Man on Wire (EIFF 2008), Project Nim tells the almost incredible but entirely true story of Columbia University professor Herb Terrace's titular research programme - to try and teach a chimpanzee language by having him brought up as one of the children of a human family. Negotiating this moral minefield with absolute restraint and not a hint of judgement, Marsh has also elicited remarkable candour from all the main protagonists, who, one suspects, may only now be able to see the folly of their part in the project. Fascinating. As part of Reel Science, the second screening will be followed by an in depth discussion with a bioethicist.Project NimFor 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 17:35THIS TO BE HALF PAGE?
All That Heaven Allows37REALMS OF THE UNREAL - THE OWL IN THE SNOWfeature filmsNOKIA SHORTS WEEKENDERShorts programme/75 minTHU 23 JUNE 22:15 GEORGE SQ THEATREPRICE: £6.00 (£5.00 CONC)An eerie ramble through films steeped in myth and folkloric forces.This programme exhibits a multitude of engaging approaches to the practice of filmmaking itself; from the aesthetic rigors of a black and white palette, weaving a story from vintage found footage, to a contemporary engagement with ancient folktales. These films are not simply nostalgic though, with stories and themes evoking dark forces, rituals and superstition lying at the very core of each work, delivering a heavy blow to head and heart both.Realms of the UnrealEXPERIMENTALShorts programme/92 minFRI 17 JUNE 15:45 FILMHOUSE 1PRICE: £6.00 (£5.00 CONC)Where worlds collide and normality subsides.This eclectic collection of highly innovative and original works incorporates a wide array of themes and forms brought together by an overriding concern with staging and setting, and with the unravelling of enigmatic spaces, elusive moods and timelessness. Delving into worlds both familiar and strange, these films explore and uncover gender relations, sexual politics, social inequalities and modern melancholy. Stop-motion photography and Melies-inspired magic meets found pornography and a Bergman remake.Revealing/Unravelling Creative Scotland is a proud supporter of the Edinburgh International Film FestivalSTRANDPREMIERE TYPEGuy Maddin/Canada/2003/100 minCast: Isabella Rossellini, Mark McKinney, Maria de Medeiros, David Fox, Ross McMillanMON 20 JUNE 17:40 FILMHOUSE 3PRICE: £6.00 (£5.00 CONC)Beer filled glass prostheses, sage tape worms, and a grainy expressionist aesthetic: it's the beloved masterpiece from the Winnipeg master, to whom we doff our caps this year.If you are unfamiliar with Maddin's work, rush to see this blackly funny, sumptuous-yet-lo-fi quasi-musical on the big screen. It centres around a vampy, career-invigorating turn from the lustrous Isabella Rosselini, as the legless Lady Port-Huntley, running a contest to find the eponymous music, to boost sales of her company's beer, just before Prohibition is lifted. Look for Guy Maddin's shorts on Saturday 25 June.The Saddest Music in the WorldPERSPECTIVESSTRANDPREMIERE TYPEMiklós Jancsó/Hungary/1966/90 minCast: János Görbe, Zoltán Latinovits, Tibor Molnár SUN 19 JUNE 14:45 FILMHOUSE 3PRICE: £6.00 (£5.00 CONC)An intense exploration of a dark period of Hungarian history - the detention of political dissidents challenging the nineteenth century totalitarian Austrian regime.It is easy to see the influence of this work on Tarr: in the brooding exploration of violence, mental and physical; the uneasy cohabitation of man and his environment; and a clipped, austere aesthetic. Surreal and hallucinogenically beautiful, Jancsó's work serves as an emphatic cry for freedom of will, politically and personally, and transcends time and remains eminently relevant to a contemporary audience.Programmed by Béla Tarr, one of EIFF 2011's guest curatorsThe Round-UpPERSPECTIVES