Edinburgh International Film Festival highlights
- The List
- 25 June 2009
The Girlfriend Experience Steven Soderbergh’s dark and fascinating study of working girls and their credit-crunched clients. American adult film industry star Sasha Gray features. Cineworld, Wed 24 Jun, 9.30pm & Sat 27 Jun, 8.45pm.
35 Shots of Rum French drama detailing the shifting relationships between single father Lionel (Alex Descas), his teenage daughter (Mati Diop), and the circle of friends and lovers that surrounds them. Cameo, Thu 25 Jun, 9.30pm & Fri 26 Jun 2.35pm.
Adventureland Superbad director Greg Mottola presents a hilarious 80s-set comedy featuring an array of likeable high school-graduate misfits. Cineworld, Fri 26 Jun, 8.30pm.
Best of the Fest Catch the end of the fun with this day-long programme of the most popular Festival films, screened for a third and final time. Various cinemas, Sun 28 Jun.
I’m Going to Explode The attempts of two young loved-up rebels to live ungoverned are quickly thwarted in this stylish Mexican feature. Filmhouse, Fri 26 Jun, 10pm & Sat 27 Jun 8.45pm.
Joe Dante: In Person Innerspace and The Twilight Zone director Joe Dante talks comedy. Cineworld, Thu 25 Jun, 6pm.
Katalin Varga This debut feature from British director Peter Strickland is a Transylvania-set road movie chronicling the traumatic uncovering of a dark secret by the titular rural woman. Filmhouse, Thu 25 Jun, 8pm & Sat 27 Jun, 8.25pm.
Pontypool This wickedly humorous loose adaptation of Tony Burgess’ novel Pontypool Changes Everything offers an ingenious twist on the classic zombie theme. Cameo, Fri 26 Jun, 10pm & Sat 27 Jun 10.30pm.
Seamus McGarvey and Anthony Dod Mantle in Conversation Slumdog Millionaire cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle discusses his art with fellow Oscar nominee and Atonement cinematographer Seamus McGarvey. Cineworld, Sat 27 Jun, 2.30pm.
For full Edinburgh International Film Festival listings see www.list.co.uk/edfilmfest