Korso.

Markus is talented. He is confident in his talents as a basketball player and plans to make a new life for himself in New York. This is a story of imprisonment. Markus wants nothing more than to escape from his home town in Finland but what he will come to discover is just how difficult … Continue reading

Journey to the West.

Made up of what must be less than 15 shots, Journey to the West was a majestic and joyous change from the other films I’ve seen at Edinburgh Film Festival. The film follows a Buddhist monk as he ventures across the city of Marseille, moving at the slowest and smoothest of speeds. Each shot lasts several minutes … Continue reading

Honeymoon.

A honeymoon in a cottage in the woods. As far as film set ups go, Leigh Janiak’s debut film’s is a promising one. Honeymoon follows newly weds Bea and Paul on their romantic, rustic getaway following their wedding. With no internet or phone signal, they plan to spend their days fishing, making love and playing board games. … Continue reading

We’ll Never Have Paris.

Closing Edinburgh International Film Festival is the abysmally limp We’ll Never Have Paris. Attempting to capture the modern tragedy and harsh reality of love and romance, in a Woody Allen inspired way, We’ll Never Have Paris fails to impact. Quinn has grown far too comfortable in his ten year relationship. He is preparing to propose to Devon but … Continue reading

Set Fire to the Stars.

Dylan Thomas, the Welsh poet who was glorified for his writing but perhaps made even more famous for his drunken reputation, comes to life in Andy Goddard’s Set Fire to the Stars. Giving this film the label of a biopic does not do it any justice. The film examines the demons that plagued Thomas, those that … Continue reading

Uncertain Terms.

“We make bad decisions in love 90% of the time.” These were the words of director Nathan Silver at Edinburgh Film Festival’s Q and A session, following the screening of his latest feature film Uncertain Terms. The director’s words speak volumes and really encapsulate what this moving study of human nature is all about. On the … Continue reading