EIFF 2010 Ones to Watch

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This article is from 2010.

EIFF 2010 Ones to Watch

The Black Panther

Perestroika
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.

This article is from 2010.

Five Easy Pieces

  • 4 stars
  • 1970
  • US
  • 98 min
  • 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
  • 105 min
  • tbc
  • Directed by: Iyari Wertta
  • Cast: Enrique Arreola, Laura de Ita, Dolores Heredia

The Black Panther is coming. The Black Panther is coming. 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…

Lucky Luke

  • 2009
  • France
  • 111 min
  • 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
  • 85 min
  • 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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