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Goodbye, Edinburgh

Goodbye, Edinburgh

I left Edinburgh today for a 4 day road trip of Scotland. I still have a few pieces to post over the next few days on the main site re: the film festival itself, but may I just say briefly and less journalistically what a lovely festival Edinburgh is. From its fairly tale-esque setting to the incredibly kind nature of its staff to its eclectic and well-programmed mix of international titles and local fare… it’s inarguably one the best festival experiences I’ve ever had. And also one of the busiest. Multitasking between having one too many pints, seeing a few films each day, my regular indieWIREian duties, meeting some great new people, and sightseeing (the festival pays for its guests to take tours of the endless amount of Edinburgh area attractions – from the castle to the underground city to whiskey distilleries)… It’s been exhausting… and every four hour block of internet time in between has been an intense mishmash of catchups. So here’s my wee attempt at making up for it blog-wise, which was hindered by all that Oscar business that happened in the past few hours….

A bunch of festival-specific photos:

Sean Connery outside the Film House:

Roger Corman and “Surrogate” (one of my favorite films of the fest) actor Amir Wolf

Michael Powell Jury members Claudia Puig, Frank Langella, Joe Wright, Sacha Horler, and Janet Street-Porter:

The cast of Michael Powell Award favorite “Fish Tank”:

“The September Issue” director R.J. Cutler and London Film Festival Artistic Director Sandra Hebron:

“Sin Nombre” director Cary Fukunaga:

A solo shot of “Surrogate” actor Amir Wolf:

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