Thursday, August 25, 2005

Edinburgh festival unveils new British hopefuls

If the line-up and reaction to the films is anything to go by, British cinema might be in for a great season. According to a report in Screen International, the news from the Edinburgh International Film festival (August 17-28) has "provided some cause for optimism". Films singled out for both their merit and critical reception include Richard E Grant’s "Wah Wah", Nick Love’s Costa del Crime gangster drama "The Business", Gaby Dellal’s "On A Clear Day", Lexi Alexander’s football hooligan drama "Green Street" (starring Elijah Wood playing against character, and one of the draws of the festival), Julian Jarrold’s "Kinky Boots", Stephen Woolley’s Brian Jones bio-pic "Stoned" and Gavin Hood’s townhip drama "Tsotsi".

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