Edinburgh Film Festival Round-Up

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The Edinburgh International Film Festival is over for another year and while I didn’t get to go to quite as many films as I would have liked – I am but a poor person after all – I did get along to a handful. One of those I have already talked about (the rather poor Kids In Love) but rather than do individual reviews of the rest I have decided to go for the quick-fire approach. So here’s my thoughts on five films I had the pleasure of watching.

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A Practical Guide to a Spectacular Suicide

A Practical Guide to a Spectacular Suicide is yet another film that managed to gain its funding through the use of the crowd, raising it’s £3000 through the use of Sponsume.  Directed by Graham Hughes and co written by him, Keith Grantham and Graeme McGeagh.  All 3 of whom only have one previous film to their name, 2010s The Big Slick which was made for only £200 and won a BAFTA New Talent Award for writing.  APGSS is a dark comedy and has been shown at the Edinburgh Film Festival, it’s another one that is unlikely to make its way to a wider cinema release, but should at some point be available in one form or another.

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