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Edinburgh International Film Festival explores identity in times of great change

27 Apr 2017

Retrospective programme celebrates HandMade Films, 80s sci-fi classics and British animation

The Edinburgh International Film Festival announced its 2017 retrospective programme today, and in the year of Britain leaving the EU, the theme is The Future is History. Senior Programmer Niall Greig Fulton says that the films have been chosen 'to…

Folk Film Gathering returns for its third year

27 Apr 2017

Highlights from the 2017 programme include Killer Sheep, Land of Songs and Latcho Drom

The world's first festival of folk cinema is back this year for its third edition, bringing with it another programme of interesting and rare world cinema that engages effectively with folk culture. This year, the festival will feature the work of…

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

25 Apr 20173 stars

Chris Pratt and co are at it again in James Gunn's funny, CGI-heavy follow-up

Marvel's ragtag team of galaxy-defending guardians are back. Once again directed by James Gunn, Vol. 2 doesn't veer too far from the formula. Monsters, space travel, planets, and 1970s rock music – much of which comes together in the opening credits as…

A Moving Image

24 Apr 20173 stars

Shola Amoo's heartfelt debut deals with the complex and pertinent issue of gentrification

A small film with big ambitions and an even bigger heart, A Moving Image has a message that goes beyond its limited scope. This story of an artist who returns to her childhood home to find it changed beyond measure may be deeply personal, but it also…

Heal the Living

24 Apr 20174 stars

Superbly acted, meticulously detailed hospital drama from Katell Quillévéré

Showing breathtaking mastery of her medium, Heal the Living is another affectingly humane and fluidly executed drama from France's Katell Quillévéré. Her third film, after Suzanne and Love Like Poison, is an ensemble piece based on Maylis De Kerangal's…