EIFF 2010 Ones to Watch

  • The List
  • 16 June 2010

This article is from 2010.

EIFF 2010 Ones to Watch

The Black Panther

A poetic and haunting essay film set on the Trans-Siberian railway, covering the themes of loss and memory, past and present.
Filmhouse, Fri 25 Jun, 5pm.

The Black Panther
Surrealist Mexican noir featuring a private eye, a 1950s flying saucer and a cryogenically frozen Mariachi singer.
Cameo, Fri 25 Jun, 10.35pm.

Lucky Luke
Morris and Goscinny’s Belgian comic cowboy gets a real-life makeover, with the ultra-smooth Jean Dujardin in the title role.
Cameo, Fri 25 Jun, 6pm & Sat 26 Jun, 3.15pm.

Kawasaki’s Rose
Gripping study of family secrets, betrayal and reconciliation in the post-Communist era, from Czech director Jan Hrebejk.
Filmhouse, Fri 25 Jun, 8.10pm, & Sat 26 Jun, 6pm.

Third Star (World Premiere)
Moving and unpredictable road-trip drama with four great lead performances and a great feature-length debut from BAFTA-winning short filmmaker Hattie Dalton.
Cineworld, Sat 26 Jun, 9.30pm.

Five Easy Pieces
A special screening of the American New Wave masterpiece, starring Jack Nicolson as the brilliant musician masquerading as an oil rig worker.
Filmhouse, Sun 27 Jun, 11am.

Five Easy Pieces

  • 4 stars
  • 1970
  • US
  • 1h 38min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Bob Rafelson
  • Written by: Bob Rafelson, Adrien Joyce
  • Cast: Jack Nicholson, Karen Black

Rafelson's slow, honest, funny and painful study of familial alienation and ennui at a time of war (Vietnam) has been lovingly restored and is well worth revisiting or discovering anew.

The Black Panther (La Pantera Negra)

  • 2009
  • Mexico
  • 1h 45min
  • Directed by: Iyari Wertta
  • Cast: Enrique Arreola, Laura de Ita, Dolores Heredia

Dishevelled private eye Nico Beamonte's latest case comes from God himself – possibly. He wants Nico to find the mysterious Black Panther. But who, or what, is the Black Panther? And what has this got to do with a cryogenically frozen Mariachi singer and a 1950s flying saucer? Surrealism, Mexican-style – as if film noir…

Lucky Luke

  • 2009
  • France
  • 1h 51min
  • tbc
  • Directed by: James Huth
  • Cast: Jean Dujardin, Michaël Youn, Daniel Prévost

The coolest gun in the west rides again, on his talking horse… Based on the famous French/Belgian comic strips by Morris and Goscinny, Lucky Luke – the legendary lonesome cowboy who can draw faster than his own shadow – returns. Perfectly cast in the title role, Jean Dujardin – (hilariously smooth star of the OSS…

Third Star

  • 3 stars
  • 2010
  • UK
  • 1h 25min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Hattie Dalton
  • Written by: Vaughan Sivell
  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, J J Feild, Tom Burke, Adam Robertson, Hugh Bonneville

Dalton's feature debut is a road movie offering a poignant but funny paean to making the most of life while you still can.

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