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Modern Two art gallery to close indefinitely

Modern Two, one of the two galleries at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, is closing until further notice.  The National Galleries of Scotland is facing an unprecedented crisis in funding, according to their Director-General Sir John Leighton. Speaking at Holyrood in September, he said: ‘Already, before the events of recent months, we were […]

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EIFF: Official Competition Review

Predictability is often a quality in a movie’s plotting that leaves it open for derision. In film, the audience should be taken on a journey that they aren’t expecting, revelling in the twists and turns of the narrative as it is revealed. In the case of Official Competition, directing duo Gaston Duprat and Mariano Cohn’s […]

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EIFF 2022: Dream Agency Review

Dreams are famously rather nebulous and unfathomable things. Their elusive nature makes them objects of fascination, readily able to be picked apart in our great search for meaning. Dreams have proven to be fertile ground in cinema that film, both celluloid and digital, can possibly open up. Dream Agency unsurprisingly concerns itself with dreams in […]

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EIFF 2022: The Cloud and The Man Review

The Cloud and The Man is a beautiful film. It tells the story of a man’s relationship with a cloud, much as the title would suggest. Yet in a subtle, sensitive way, it weaves a charming narrative of a man lost in the world who finds an emotional connection with a cloud no one else […]

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EIFF 2022: Fogareau Review

Brazillian director Flávia Neves launched the UK premiere of her debut Fogaréu, which explores the legacy of Brazil’s colonial past with a close-up look at the sinister events taking place in her home town of Goiás. The film follows Fernanda (Bárbara Colen) who returns to her parochial, traditional hometown to scatter her deceased adoptive mother’s […]

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EIFF 2022: Nothing Compares Review

Having known very little about Sinead O’Conner before viewing this film, what is most apparent is how remarkable her rise to the top truly was. In the space of 97 minutes, Kathryn Ferguson makes an audacious attempt to show how a timid girl from Glenageary can become one of the most popular artists in the […]

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Edinburgh International Film Festival: the best (and worst) of

The timing of the Edinburgh International Film Festival was pertinent. This two-week celebration of cinema from around the globe squatted neatly over the Brexit vote, and whilst political discussion was notably absent within the film buff haven of the Filmhouse, it was hard not to note the decidedly international, connected outlook of the festival. A […]