Edinburgh International Film Festival Day Two
Thankfully the second day has been much less crazy than the first. Up early, Costa coffee, and in the first screening as it opened.
As I sit here waiting for film number two to begin, Evelyn, I'm starting to worry about timings. This needs to start now or the walk from the Filmhouse to Cineworld will mean missing Pusher.
That's always a big concern during screenings for festivals, the timings can be crucial to allow you to travel between screenings, the good thing is it gets you out in the fresh air and daylight.
I'm just out of seeing Evelyn which started bang on time. It was a tough film to watch but well worth it. A powerful film that was very disturbing and upsetting but definitely one that should be seen. Right now I do feel like heading off somewhere quiet and during the screening there were a couple of times I thought I was about to start crying. Yes, I'm big enough to admit that.
However now I'm heading down to Cineworld for the remake of Pusher (Filmstalker Review) so the mood is unlikely to get better unless this turns out to be a surprise Disney version. Pusher the musical!
The screening is over and I'm heading home. It wasn't as full as I had expected but there was a good crowd there. Having not seen the original I had no expectations other than hearing how good it was. I was rather disappointed by it in the end and the story washed over me more than I had expected. I wonder how those who saw the original feel about it?
Heading home on the bus and writing up my notes on Pusher my thoughts keep straying back to the powerful Evelyn. It was the winner for Day two without a doubt.
Now it's time to get some reviews written.
Day Two Quick Reviews:
Pusher (Filmstalker Review):