Festival (2005)

Festival

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August in Edinburgh sees the population of the grand, historic Scottish capital swell with actors, directors, street performers, comedians, media high flyers and audiences. And so the lives of a dozen people intersect in a blackly comic account of the hopes, dreams and fears attendant at festival time. From the cut throat comedy world of the Fringe to the impassioned artistry of avant-garde theatre, with all points covered in between this ensemble tale captures a peculiarly personal image of … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Annie Griffin
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 18, 2005
Runtime:
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as Tommy O'Dwyer

as Sean Sullivan
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Critic Reviews for Festival

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | April 1, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

Here's a tip: when making a film about the comedy portion of the Fringe Festival of Edinburgh, make it funny.

Full Review… | June 21, 2007
Film Scouts

The atmosphere of the festival is effectively portrayed ... and there are few decent laughs.

Full Review… | April 1, 2006
Empire Magazine

Festival is like the Nashville of the fringe scene; a multi-character exercise that shows writer/director Annie Griffin's wonderful ability to juggle a large cast with an enjoyable story and constant laughs.

Full Review… | March 21, 2006
Film Threat

Griffin, herself a former actress and a formidable comic writer, clearly knows her material and absolutely nails the nervy egocentricity, insecurity and pretentions of performers...

Full Review… | August 27, 2005

Never less than watchable, though the comedy elements are definitely more successful than the melodramatic sections.

Full Review… | August 27, 2005
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Audience Reviews for Festival

Set during the 2004 Edinburgh Festival, multiple story lines follow the trials and tribulations of the Fringe comedians and actors. More of a (literally) sexed up TV drama, which captures Edinburgh well, but struggles with the humour much like the characters it portrays.

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