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Maya Dardel by Magdalena Zyzak & Zachary Cotler

Maya Dardel is the fascinating story of a once-great author who publicly announces that she will commit suicide and wishes to find an heir before she does so. 252 more words

Edinburgh International Film Festival

God's Own Country by Francis Lee

Francis Lee’s debut feature God’s Own Country is a beautifully-crafted film with tough, sensual scenes delivered by the excellent lead actors: Josh O’Connor and Alec Secareanu. 333 more words

Edinburgh International Film Festival

Tokyo Idols by Kyoko Miyake

Did you know that 10,000 teenaged Japanese girls between identify themselves as “idols”? Or that these idols are a $1 billion a year industry? Kyoko Miyake’s… 255 more words

Edinburgh International Film Festival

My Pure Land by Sarmad Masud

Original published on the Edinburgh International Film Festival website

“This is my land!” proclaims the young, gun-wielding Nazo (Suhaee Abro) as she protects her land from her uncle and his men in this thrilling and insightful film. 250 more words

Edinburgh International Film Festival

Edinburgh International Film Festival

I’m sitting third from the right in the middle row!

This year I was chosen to be a student critic for the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017. 184 more words

Edinburgh International Film Festival

Joanna by Aneta Kopacz

Originally published on the Edinburgh International Film Festival website

In just 40 minutes, Aneta Kopacz Oscar-nominated short documentary Joanna offers its audience an intimate insight into the family life of the terminally-ill Joanna Sałyga with beautiful but overwhelmingly emotional results. 223 more words

Edinburgh International Film Festival