Festival poster competition winners announced

Three designs have been chosen as winners of the Edinburgh International Festival Fireworks Concert Poster competition. Ailsa Morrison At the Virgin Money Lounge yesterday evening the three winners were announced and their designs unveiled. The winners are : Ailsa Morrison (12) from Edinburgh Carlotta Ecks (8) from Dunbar Six pupils between the ages More...

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By Mary Durkacz On Sunday, June 26th, 2016
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Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016 Whisky Galore ****

Whisky Galore – it’s pure, dead Brigadoon, so it is! Click to tweet   This is a perfect end to the 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival.  Gillies MacKinnon has More...

By Keira Brown On Sunday, June 26th, 2016
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LeithLate16 launched with rock ‘n roll

LeithLate 16 launched its jam-packed programme of art events with a launch party providing the locals of Leith with top notch Scottish talent on Friday night. Nice Church kicked it all off with some classic indie More...

By Mary Durkacz On Saturday, June 25th, 2016
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Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016 Away ***

Sweet, offbeat film from director David Blair which throws together two unlikely and very different characters. Click to tweet  There are moving performances by desperate More...

By Keira Brown On Saturday, June 25th, 2016
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Edinburgh International Film Festival – The Man Who Was Thursday ***

The Man Who Was Thursday, Balazs Juszt’s directorial debut received its World Premiere in Edinburgh. The film adaptation altered the Chesterton narrative for the sake of visually cinematic storytelling, More...

By Mary Durkacz On Saturday, June 25th, 2016
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Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016 The Library Suicides (Y Llyfrgell)****

  An unusual, entirely original story, The Library Suicides kept me guessing till the end. Click to tweet In Welsh with English subtitles and based on Fflur Dafydd’s More...

By Mary Durkacz On Saturday, June 25th, 2016
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Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016 The Childhood of a Leader *

The biggest disappointment of this reviewer’s festival, The Childhood of a Leader held great promise – musical score by Scott Walker, an examination of which childhood experiences might produce the More...

By Mary Durkacz On Saturday, June 25th, 2016
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Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016 Brakes ***

Mercedes Grower’s Brakes is a montage of the ends and beginnings of a set of diverse relationships. Click to tweet  She herself plays Layla who becomes pregnant by More...

By Keira Brown On Friday, June 24th, 2016
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#ScotLitFest launches the Virtual Festival

#ScotLitFest kicked off with a launch party to celebrate this first time festival, a virtual festival no less, enthusing literary Edinburgh before their crowded programme gets going. As part of The Saltire Society’s More...

By Mary Durkacz On Friday, June 24th, 2016
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Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016 The White King ***

Alex Helfrecht & Jorg Tittel’s opening scene presents an idyllic view of what could be any family relaxing by any beautiful river but we soon see them return to a brutal, dystopian vision of the future, More...