Edinburgh 2018: Documentary Overview

The 72nd Edinburgh International Film Festival

June 20-July 1

Nearly 120 features – more than 30 of them nonfiction or hybrids – make up the lineup of this popular Scottish event.


As in the past, the majority of the fest’s doc offerings represent acclaimed titles from elsewhere on the festival circuit, but several titles do make their world premiere here, including: Michal Sulima’s PIANO TO ZANSKAR, which follows a piano tuner as he transports a century-old upright through the Himalayas; Fran Healy’s ALMOST FASHIONABLE: A FILM ABOUT TRAVIS, in which an avowed critic of the band accompanies them on tour; Jimmy Hendrickx’s A PUNK DAYDREAM, which explores ethnic and subculture identity in Indonesia; and David Wilkinson’s POSTCARDS FROM THE 48%, a survey of those in the UK who voted to stay in the EU.


Less familiar titles in the lineup making their international premiere include Álvaro F Pulpeiro’s NOCTURNO: GHOSTS OF THE SEA IN PORT, about a Spanish ship docked in Montevideo after weeks at sea; and European premieres include Lisa Downs’ LIFE AFTER FLASH, on actor Sam J Jones of the camp sci-fi classic FLASH GORDON.


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