Edinburgh International Film Festival: Day Nine
The ninth day of the Edinburgh International Film Festival kicked off with a missed bus and a panic thinking I wasn't going to get to my first screening, Pontypool.
Luckily I made it, before my fellow colleagues who have been co-stalking the festival, and I was glad I did make it for Pontypool turned out to be a really good film, if a little odd.
It was shot superbly and was very good for the first half, when the reasons of what's happening come out it gets a little muddled and perhaps a little silly, but it still holds its own and is a damn good film. Then there's the really confusing post credit sequence where everyone went “what?!” and had a big confused laugh.
I had a quick dash to Romeo and Juliet vs. the Living Dead to make but the guys I was with told that the trailer was rubbish, so hey presto I avoided it and went for coffee. Then it was a little writing and a visit to the videotheque where I watched Fear Me Not (Den du frygter) and High Times.
Fear Me Not was a good little thriller starring the always strong Ulrich Thomsen, however he wasn't the best part of the film, and it also fumbled the ending just a little.
Good day, and although I should have been going to see Fragments this evening, I really couldn't be bothered. It's definitely nearing the end.
Out of the day though, I'd say Pontypool was the best, and a film well worth seeing.
Pontypool is showing on the 26th June at 22:00 and 27th June at 22:30 both in Cameo 1, and is only due for a DVD release in the U.S. from the 21st of July.
High Life has no releases planned anywhere!
Fear Me Not (Den du frygter) is next due for a DVD release in Denmark on the 23rd of June.
Filmstalker at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2009