I wanted to like this as it's the opening film at the Edinburgh Film Festival. However, it started slowly and, well, didn't really get going.
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Laurent Cantet’s French language feature The Class (Entre Les Murs) won the Palme d'Or, the top prize, at the Cannes Film Festival in the Summer.
The 63rd Edinburgh International Film Festival, kicking off at Cineworld on 17 June with Sam Mendes comedy Away We Go, will showcase 135 features from 33 countries over ten days to 28 June.
David Fincher’s latest is a memorable and beautifully told story about a man who goes through life in a reverse way to everybody else. Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt) is born as a baby looking old. We are shown the delinquent father (Jason Flemying) at the beginning, carrying a baby with the precise aim of leaving him in someone else’s doorway, wanting to abandon his child and leave him for someone else to bring up.
The Festival International du Film in Cannes first made its appearance in 1946 and since then has has grown into possibly the most prestigious international film festival in the world.
Toronto is Canada's major film festival and one of the top film festivals in North America attracting big name stars and films over the course of its 10 days.
The Black Balloon is a mid-teen, coming-of-age drama. Thomas (Rhys Wakefield) is desperate to fit in and meet girls at his new school in Sydney, but he suffers embarrassment about his autistic brother Charlie who he wishes was just like normal kids. A budding romance with attractive and spirited Jackie (Gemma Ward), who is on his swimming class, helps Thomas learn about acceptance and worth.
The UK's leading film festival. Always draws in the big stars as well as offering a variety of interesting cinema related events and talks around the festival.
Last year there were 515 screenings and 553 filmmakers in attendance, drawing the highest ever audience attendance of over 130,000 filmgoers.
The first major film festival of the calendar year worldwide and largest independent film festival in the States.