40Edinburgh International Film Festival 2011TRUTH ABOUT MENfeature filmsSTRANDPREMIERE TYPEBéla Tarr/Hungary, France, Germany, Switzerland, USA/2010/146 minCast: János Derzsi, Erika Bók, Mihály KormosSAT 18 JUNE 19:10 FILMHOUSE 1SUN 19 JUNE 16:45 FILMHOUSE 1PRICE: £9.00 (£7.50 CONC)This Berlinale 2011 Silver Bear winner is rumoured to be the swansong from the Hungarian master.In Turin, in 1889, the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche once stopped a cab driver from whipping his horse, and promptly collapsed, living his remaining ten years in more or less demented silence. A stunningly composed, leisurely fable.Béla Tarr is one of EIFF 2011 guest curators; he's programmed a trio of little known (in the UK) masterpieces of Hungarian cinema.Turin HorseFEATURES - INTERNATIONALUK PREMIERESTRANDPREMIERE TYPENikolaj Arcel/Denmark/2010/91 minCast: Thure Lindhardt, Tuva Novotny, Rosalinde Mynster, Signe Egholm OlsenTHU 16 JUNE 18:10 FILMHOUSE 3FRI 17 JUNE 22:05 FILMHOUSE 3PRICE: £9.00 (£7.50 CONC)The insecurities of men of a certain age are beautifully addressed in a clever comedy that features cameos from some well-known faces in Danish cinema.When Mads, a frustrated and doubt-filled screenwriter in his early thirties suddenly becomes aware of his own mortality, he leaves both his job and his long-term relationship to seek out the satisfying life he always dreamed of. Errors of judgement and the shattering of idealised memories make his quest as amusing as it is difficult.Truth About MenFEATURES - INTERNATIONALUK PREMIEREFEATURES - INTERNATIONALUK PREMIEREAndré Ovredal/Norway/2010/104 minCast: Otto Jespersen, Robert Stoltenberg, Knut NærumWED 22 JUNE 22:15 CAMEO 1FRI 24 JUNE 22:10 CAMEO 1PRICE: £9.00 (£7.50 CONC)If you go down to the Norwegian woods today.When investigating a series of unlawful bear shootings for their first student documentary, Thomas and his camera crew repeatedly run into mysterious loner Hans, who they decide to follow. Unwisely, as it happens, for Hans works for the top secret Troll Security Service, and a rogue Ringlefinch is on the loose. André Ovredal's supremely effective, tense, brilliantly rendered and realised, thrill-ride mock doc (a la Blair Witch) has already been a massive hit at home, and deservedly so.Troll HunterDOCUMENTARY - INTERNATIONALEUROPEAN PREMIEREMorgan Neville/USA/2010/91 minCast: Carole King, James Taylor, Jackson Browne, David CrosbyTHU 23 JUNE 20:10 FILMHOUSE 2SAT 25 JUNE 19:15 FILMHOUSE 2PRICE: £9.00 (£7.50 CONC)A veritable who's who of the singer-song writer movement of 1970s LA.The Troubador Club, West Hollywood was home to artists such as Carole King, James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, Kris Kristofferson and many more, transitioning out of the politically charged songs of the 60s towards more intimate and personalised lyricism. Weaving together archival footage, rare performances and interviews this is a riveting chronicle and celebration of an era of timeless music and undeniable legacy of these ground-breaking musicians.TroubadoursFor 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 17:35
All That Heaven Allows41WEEKENDERfeature filmsNOKIA SHORTS WEEKENDERShorts programme/85 minFRI 24 JUNE 22:00 GEORGE SQ THEATREThe world renowned video sharing site sets up camp in Edinburgh.Vimeo is beloved by the world's filmmakers and artists as the easiest way to host and share their videos. The Festival has invited Vimeo to compile a compelling selection of top work from its vibrant and creative community. Expect a high octane ride through the most innovative music videos and short films anywhere online. After the screening join Jeremy Boxer, Vimeo Creative Director, Film+Video as he flicks the switch on the screens of Inspace for a unique free public installation.Vimeo in Residence at EIFFFEATURE - UKWORLD PREMIEREKarl Golden/UK/2011/90 minCast: Jack O'Connell, Sam Hazeldine, Emily BarclayTHU 23 JUNE 20:00 FILMHOUSE 1SAT 25 JUNE 22:30 FILMHOUSE 1PRICE: £9.00 (£7.50 CONC)A wild, kaleidoscopic romp through the rave culture of the 1990s.Two friends find local success staging illegal warehouse parties. However, as their business expands, they are drawn deeper and deeper into the dark side of the game, right at the hedonistic peak of the international rave scene. With an outstanding script by Chris Coghill, excellent performances all round, and stylish, soulful direction by Karl Golden, this is a delirious, dangerous, and downright unforgettable trip.WeekenderSTRANDPREMIERE TYPESara Driver/USA/1981/48 minCast: Suzanne Fletcher, Evelyn Smith, Luc SanteTHU 16 JUNE 17:45 FILMHOUSE 1PRICE: £6.00 (£5.00 CONC)The first UK screening of the director's long lost debut, described by Cahiers du Cinéma as one of the best made movies of the 1980's.25 years since the film was destroyed, a negative was discovered amongst the belongings of Paul Bowles, the writer upon whose story the film was based. It's the story of a young woman who escapes from a mental hospital during the chaos of a nearby multiple-car accident. She is mistaken for a shock victim and is driven to her sister's house by a rescue volunteer. Sara Driver and Jim Jarmusch are guest curators of EIFF 2011. You Are Not IPERSPECTIVESSTRANDPREMIERE TYPEAlexander Mackendrick/UK/1949/81 minCast: Basil Radford, Bruce Seton, Joan Greenwood, Gordon JacksonFRI 17 JUNE 15:45 CAMEO 1PRICE: £6.00 (£5.00 CONC)When a ship carrying 50,000 cases of whisky runs aground on a Hebridean island, the locals are determined to bypass bureaucracy and keep it for themselves - by any means necessary!Alexander Mackendrick's 1949 Ealing comedy (adapted from Compton Mackenzie's novel, which in turn was inspired by a real incident) is an absolute joy - warm and wise and drolly hilarious, with wonderful performances and beautiful locations on the island of Barra.Whisky GalorePERSPECTIVES Scotland's best film critic Alistair Harkness every Friday in The Scotsman.