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Festival

Festival (2005)

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Release Date: Jul 15, 2005 Limited

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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

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Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy

Annie Griffin

Oct 18, 2005

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All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (1) | DVD (2)

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

June 21, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Scouts
Film Scouts

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

April 1, 2006 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
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.

March 21, 2006 Full Review Source: Film Threat
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...

August 27, 2005 Full Review Source: Future Movies UK

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

August 27, 2005 Full Review Source: ViewLondon
ViewLondon

A kind of rambling, multi-strand examination of life on the Edinburgh Fringe, this film has moments of razor-sharp wit...

August 27, 2005 Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall
Shadows on the Wall

Festival will surely tickle your funny bone.

August 27, 2005 Full Review Source: BBC.com

You'll leave the cinema satisfied by the unexpected richness of the tales.

August 25, 2005 Full Review Source: FilmFocus

Audience Reviews for Festival

This film isn't very good. It tries too hard be an English dogme comedy but this is no Festen, it?s more like Mike Figgis's Hotel and if you know what I?m talking about, you know that that's not a good thing. Highlights are Chris O'Dowd & Clive Russell's performances, a star each!
October 1, 2009
SirPant

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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.
April 11, 2007
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