Edinburgh International Film Festival Interest List 2018

by Col Needham | created - 31 May 2018 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

Here are the films which I am most excited about seeing at The Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018. The list is in alphabetical order by English title.

The ones I see will be moved to my Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018 List.

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1. Anna and the Apocalypse (2017)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

63 Metascore

A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival, facing the undead in a desperate race to reach their loved ones. But they soon discover that no one is safe in this new world, and with civilization falling apart around them, the only people they can truly rely on are each other.

Director: John McPhail | Stars: Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming, Sarah Swire, Christopher Leveaux

Votes: 5,059 | Gross: $0.55M

2. The Apparition (2018)

144 min | Drama

64 Metascore

A journalist is sent by the Vatican to investigate a young girl claiming to be visited by the Virgin Mary.

Director: Xavier Giannoli | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Galatéa Bellugi, Patrick d'Assumçao, Anatole Taubman

Votes: 937 | Gross: $0.03M

3. The Butterfly Tree (2017)

TV-14 | 97 min | Drama

Fin has recently lost his mum to illness. He's getting on with life, going to school, and on the surface seems to have adjusted well, but underneath a complex set of emotions are surging. ... See full summary »

Director: Priscilla Cameron | Stars: Melissa George, Ewen Leslie, Ed Oxenbould, Sophie Lowe

Votes: 361

4. Dead in a Week (Or Your Money Back) (2018)

TV-MA | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

38 Metascore

After his ninth unsuccessful attempt on his own life, a young man outsources his suicide to an ageing assassin. "If you're serious about ending it, you need professional help"

Director: Tom Edmunds | Stars: Tom Wilkinson, Aneurin Barnard, Marion Bailey, Freya Mavor

Votes: 3,669

5. The Devil Outside (2018)

103 min | Drama

The Devil Outside is a story of everyday madness.

Director: Andrew Hulme | Stars: Harvey Scrimshaw, Mark Stobbart, Keeley Forsyth, Buckso Dhillon-Woolley

Votes: 55

6. Dumped (2018)

95 min | Comedy

Two hard heads sisters bring their mother on vacation to help her recover from being dumped.

Director: Eloïse Lang | Stars: Miou-Miou, Camille Cottin, Camille Chamoux, Johan Heldenbergh

Votes: 621

7. The Eyes of Orson Welles (2018)

115 min | Documentary

75 Metascore

Mark Cousins dives deep into the visual world of legendary director and actor Orson Welles to reveal a portrait of the artist as he's never been seen before.

Director: Mark Cousins | Stars: Mark Cousins, Beatrice Welles, Orson Welles

Votes: 524 | Gross: $0.01M

8. Ideal Home (2018)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

62 Metascore

A bickering gay couple must now deal with the unexpected task of raising a ten-year-old boy.

Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Steve Coogan, Paul Rudd, Jesse Luken, Evan Bittencourt

Votes: 6,521

9. In Darkness (2018)

Not Rated | 110 min | Mystery, Thriller

59 Metascore

A blind musician hears a murder committed in the apartment upstairs from hers that sends her down a dark path into London's gritty criminal underworld.

Director: Anthony Byrne | Stars: Natalie Dormer, Emily Ratajkowski, Ed Skrein, Joely Richardson

Votes: 10,206

10. Jellyfish (2018)

101 min | Drama

46 Metascore

A young carer discovers an unlikely talent for stand-up comedy.

Director: James Gardner | Stars: Liv Hill, Sinead Matthews, Cyril Nri, Angus Barnett

Votes: 289

11. The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches (2017)

TV-14 | 112 min | Drama

After her father's death, a young woman raised in isolation struggles to make sense of her world.

Director: Simon Lavoie | Stars: Marine Johnson, Antoine L'Écuyer, Jean-François Casabonne, Alex Godbout

Votes: 369

12. Loveling (2018)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

81 Metascore

Irene has only a few days to surpass the anxiety and discover a new strength before sending her eldest son away to the world.

Director: Gustavo Pizzi | Stars: Karine Teles, Otávio Müller, Adriana Esteves, Konstantinos Sarris

Votes: 941

13. My Name Is Myeisha (2018)

82 min | Drama

My Name Is Myeisha is a hip-hop musical inspired by the 1998 police shooting of California teen Tyisha Miller (as well as countless other acts of police brutality against African American ... See full summary »

Director: Gus Krieger | Stars: Rhaechyl Walker, John Merchant, Dominique Toney, Dee Dee Stephens

Votes: 38

14. The Most Assassinated Woman in the World (2018)

TV-MA | 102 min | Biography, Drama, Mystery

Paula Maxa is the Parisian Grand Guignol Theatre's leading lady, famous for being murdered on stage every day. But is there a link between the theatre and a series of gruesome real-life murders?

Director: Franck Ribière | Stars: Anna Mouglalis, Niels Schneider, Eric Godon, André Wilms

Votes: 737

15. Number One (2017)

110 min | Drama, Thriller

A high executive is asked if she'd like to be the first female CEO in a water company, ruled by the government. But she'll not be the only one running for the job. She'll face some hard and dirty competition.

Director: Tonie Marshall | Stars: Emmanuelle Devos, Suzanne Clément, Richard Berry, Sami Frey

Votes: 395

16. Patrick (I) (2018)

TV-14 | 94 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

28 Metascore

Sarah is a young woman whose life is in a bit of a mess. The last thing she needs is someone else to look after. Yet, like it or not, her Grandmother has bequeathed her a very spoiled pug - Patrick. Surely she must have had her reasons?.

Director: Mandie Fletcher | Stars: Sam Fletcher, Beattie Edmondson, Rupert Holliday-Evans, Ann Queensberry

Votes: 1,985 | Gross: $0.01M

17. Diving (2017)

TV-MA | 102 min | Drama

A restless photographer leaves her family to "find herself" and takes up deep-sea diving.

Director: Mélanie Laurent | Stars: Gilles Lellouche, María Valverde, Ibrahim Ahmed, Marie Denarnaud

Votes: 304

18. Return of the Hero (2018)

90 min | Comedy, History

1809, France. Captain Neuville is called to the front, leaving his future bride heartbroken. Her sister decides to write letters on his behalf to cheer her up. But it all goes south when Neuville reappears.

Director: Laurent Tirard | Stars: Jean Dujardin, Mélanie Laurent, Noémie Merlant, Christophe Montenez

Votes: 2,387 | Gross: $0.04M

19. Science Fair (I) (2018)

PG | 90 min | Documentary

79 Metascore

Nine high school students from disparate corners of the globe navigate rivalries, setbacks, and hormones on their quest to win the international science fair. Only one can be named "Best in Fair."

Directors: Cristina Costantini, Darren Foster | Stars: Jack Andraka, Ramy Khodeir, Serena McCalla

Votes: 333 | Gross: $0.28M

20. The Secret of Marrowbone (2017)

R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

63 Metascore

A young man and his three younger siblings, who have kept secret the death of their beloved mother in order to remain together, are plagued by a sinister presence in the sprawling manor in which they live.

Director: Sergio G. Sánchez | Stars: George MacKay, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Mia Goth

Votes: 17,665 | Gross: $0.00M

21. Solis (2018)

92 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

After a space mining operation gone bad, Troy is on an emergency escape vehicle drifting towards the sun. He gets radio contact with possible help but will they get there in time?

Director: Carl Strathie | Stars: Steven Ogg, Alice Lowe, Sid Phoenix, Henry Douthwaite

Votes: 2,727

22. Swinging Safari (2018)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

69 Metascore

A teenager comes of age in a small Australian town during the 1970s when a 200-ton blue whale gets washed up on a local beach.

Director: Stephan Elliott | Stars: Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue, Jesse Denyer, Kotan Jacob

Votes: 1,647

23. Those Who Are Fine (2017)

71 min | Drama

Alice works in a call center in the outskirts of Zurich, selling internet subscriptions and insurance deals to strangers on the other end of the line. Inspired by her job, she calls lonely ... See full summary »

Director: Cyril Schäublin | Stars: Sarah Stauffer, Nikolai Bosshardt, Fidel Morf, Liliane Amuat

Votes: 262

24. Three Summers (2017)

95 min | Comedy

The new ensemble romantic comedy written and directed by Ben Elton.

Director: Ben Elton | Stars: Robert Sheehan, Rebecca Breeds, Michael Caton, Magda Szubanski

Votes: 392

25. Tulipani: Love, Honour and a Bicycle (2017)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

After losing his farm during the floods of 1953, a romantic Dutch farmer is tired of getting his socks wet. He cycles to Italy and decides to grow tulips in the sweltering heat of Puglia.

Director: Mike van Diem | Stars: Ksenia Solo, Giancarlo Giannini, Gijs Naber, Donatella Finocchiaro

Votes: 651

26. Weightless (I) (2017)

R | 93 min | Drama

56 Metascore

Joel (Alessandro Nivola) lives a solitary existence, rarely straying from his narrow routines of working in a landfill and going through the motions of getting through the day. He faces ... See full summary »

Director: Jaron Albertin | Stars: Alessandro Nivola, Julianne Nicholson, Johnny Knoxville, Marc Menchaca

Votes: 95 | Gross: $0.00M

27. What Will People Say (2017)

106 min | Drama

69 Metascore

The story of Nisha, daughter of a Pakistani-Norwegian family, who is kidnapped to Pakistan by her parents when her father finds her in bed with a man.

Director: Iram Haq | Stars: Maria Mozhdah, Adil Hussain, Ekavali Khanna, Rohit Saraf

Votes: 3,343 | Gross: $0.04M

28. Whitney (2018)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

75 Metascore

An in-depth look at the life and music of Whitney Houston.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Whitney Houston, Ellen White, Michael Houston, Cissy Houston

Votes: 5,116 | Gross: $3.03M

29. Who We Are Now (2017)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

83 Metascore

An ex-con tries to get back custody of her son with the help of an idealistic young public defender and at the same time falls into a romantic fling with a traumatized former US soldier.

Director: Matthew Newton | Stars: Julianne Nicholson, Zachary Quinto, Jess Weixler, Lea Thompson

Votes: 725 | Gross: $0.02M



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