Edinburgh 2017 Interview: DELICATE BALANCE (FRAGIL EQUILIBRIO) Director Guillermo García López Talks His Socially Conscious Doc

Guillermo García López’s debut feature Delicate Balance delivers an engaging discourse on the inequalities and ailments faced in modern society. Centered around an interview with Jose Pepe Mujica, the former President of Uruguay who earned global recognition for his words...

SUPER DARK TIMES Gets New Trailer Ahead of US Release

Anyone lucky enough to have caught Kevin Philips' debut feature at any of its film festival appearances can attest to what a phenomenal piece of work it is. A tragic tale centered on the relationship between two best friends and...

Neuchatel 2017: SUPER DARK TIMES, THE ENDLESS & EL BAR Awarded at Festival Closing Ceremony

After nearly two weeks of glorious sunshine and fantastic cinema in the beautiful Swiss town of Neuchatel, the heavens opened and the skies turned grey for their festival’s final day. The Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) ended with a...

Edinburgh 2017 Review: Love and Paganism In THE DARK MILE

Louise (Rebecca Calder), decked out in a heavy fisherman’s sweater and yellow raincoat, is ready to escape from the stress of city life and the recent sting of a failed attempt at IVF for a boating break in the Scottish...

Edinburgh 2017 Interview: Choose WONDER WOMAN, Choose T2 TRAINSPOTTING, Choose a Chat with Ewen Bremner

It was on Edinburgh’s Princes Street that most people got their first look at actor Ewen Bremner. In the role of loveable addict Spud, he was sighted running down the famous shopping street with best pal Renton in tow, stolen...

Edinburgh 2017: GOD'S OWN COUNTRY, GLORY, DONKEYOTE and THE FULL STORY Receive Festival's Top Awards

While the Edinburgh International Film Festival may still have a few days left to run, including the Closing Film England is Mine on Sunday, the recipients of their top awards were announced this morning. The Michael Powell Award for Best...

Edinburgh 2017 Interview: GOD'S OWN COUNTRY, Director Francis Lee Talks About His Festival Opening Film

After years living amidst the urban wilderness of London, actor Francis Lee returned to his pastoral Yorkshire roots to write and direct his debut feature God’s Own Country. Set amidst the desolate beauty of northern England’s Yorkshire Pennines, the film...

Edinburgh 2017: Full Lineup Announced!

There are now just a few short weeks before Scotland's finest film event, the Edinburgh International Film Festival, opens with the UK Premiere of Francis Lee's Yorkshire-set drama, God's Own Country. Running from June 21st until July 2nd the festival...

Edinburgh 2017: Opening and Closing Films Announced

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017 have announced their Opening and Closing Gala films ahead of a June 21st start date. Kicking off the festival, now in its 71st year, is the UK Premiere of director Francis Lee's acclaimed debut feature...

Edinburgh 2017 Announces Retrospective Programme: The Future Is History

Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, Edinburgh International Film Festival is looking to the future by highlighting the classics of the past with three retrospective strands entitled "Great Britain," "Scotland" and "The Western World of The Future". Great Britain Billed...

Julian Barratt's MINDHORN Squares Off Against Kenneth Branagh In New Clip

Starring Julian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh, Nathan Barley), and featuring a host of British comedy favourites, including the film's co-writer Simon Farnaby (Horrible Histories, Yonderland) and Steve Coogan (Alan Partridge), anarchic comedy Mindhorn follows a broken down former TV detective...

Japanese Comedy Short SMELL BUT I LOVE YOU - I'd Buy That For a Dollar!

In an effort to drum up funds for upcoming film projects, Osaka-based producer Imai Taro has put excellent comedy short Smell But I Love You up on Vimeo On Demand to watch for just 1 dollar. From writer-director Nagai Kazuo,...

Osaka 2017 Review: BAMI Offers an Inventive New Take on J-Horror

Director Tanaka Jun’s debut feature Bamy tackles J-horror in a similar vein to Kurosawa Kiyoshi, concerning itself as much with the relationships between the living inhabitants of the film as it does with their connection to the dead. A couple...

Osaka 2017 Interview: Mikhail Red Talks the Violence And Beauty in BIRDSHOT

Mikhail Red triumphed at Tokyo Film Festival at the back end of 2016 when he picked up the Asian Future Award for his sophmore effort, Birdshot. Mikhail, along with producing partner Pamela Reyes, has now returned to Japan, bringing his...

Osaka 2017: Wong Chun's MAD WORLD Takes Top Prize

Director Wong Chun’s debut feature Mad World has been awarded the top prize at Osaka Asian Film Festival 2017. The daring indie drama, which stars Eric Tsang and Shawn Yue, tackles issues of mental illness and the pressures of city...

Osaka 2017: DYNAMITE WOLF Trailer, Japanese Pro Wrestling Fun

One of the highlights of this year’s Osaka Asian Film Festival Indie Forum is a colorful coming-of-age drama, Dynamite Wolf. The film follows young misfit Hirota, who falls in love with pro-wrestling after witnessing local superstar Dynamite Wolf in action....

Osaka 2017: PARKS, Hashimoto Ai Stars In The Trailer For Festival Closing Film

Making its world premiere on Sunday, March 12, director Seta Natsuki’s Parks will close Osaka Asian Film Festival 2017. No stranger to OAFF, Natsuki’s debut feature, A Letter From Elsewhere, played here back in 2009. Indie musical drama Parks stars...

Osaka Asian Film Festival To Screen 1955 Nomura Yoshitaro Classic THE REFUGEE

Osaka Asian Film Festival generally forgoes retrospectives and screenings of classic cinema to concentrate on contemporary works from the Asian region. This year, they’re making a break from this tradition by hosting a rare screening of Nomura Yoshitaro’s The Refugee....

Osaka 2017: Festival Opens Friday With An Award for Hong Kong Action Icon Kara Wai

The Osaka Asian Film Festival throws open its doors once again this Friday for nine days of new cinema gathered from across Asia. The Opening Gala will include a screening of Yuhang Ho’s Hong Kong action drama Mrs K and...

Rest In Peace, Suzuki Seijun

Cult Japanese filmmaker Suzuki Seijun has died at the age of 93. Best known for avant-garde yakuza masterpiece Branded to Kill, the director made his name turning out features for Nikkatsu studio throughout the 1960's. Starting his career at Shochiku,...