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Festival (2005)

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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 Edinburgh at a unique time of the year.

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All Critics (8)

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

June 21, 2007 | Rating: F | Full Review…

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

April 1, 2006 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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 | Rating: 3.5/5

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 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

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

August 27, 2005 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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

August 27, 2005 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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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.

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