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The 2005 Edinburgh International Film Festival
17 - 28 August, 2005.

EIFF 2005
Find out what we thought of this year's crop of EIFF films on our film reviews page. Read our daily diary below, and check out the award winners. (Picture: Tsotsi which won the 2005 Audience Award and Michael Powell Award).

EIFF Reviews: A-B | C-E | F-L | M-P | Q-Z
Browse reviews alphabetically by clicking a link above
EIFF reviews index
Popular film contest goes to the wire (audience top 10)

Opening film (17th) Wah-Wah
Closing film (27th) The Business
News & Features
Day 11 - EIFF Closing Gala
Edinburgh film fest's closing party for The Business has just right the amount of Eighties tackiness.

Day 10 - EIFF Highlights and Lowpoints
'Monarch' star in SnuffMovie, fest highlights, and boys from The Business pay a little visit.

Day 9 - Exorcist Director: Horror Not Like It Used to Be
Paul Schrader disses videogame mentality of modern horror, and more film fest gems.

Day 8 - Silence and Quiet at the EIFF
Short docs on Silence and last word on Joss.

Day 7 - Scoring With Joss
Not even Elijah Wood and the boys from Green Street can upstage Reel Life with Joss on day 7 at the EIFF.

Day 6 - Joss Whedon Brings Serenity
All nine cast members of Serenity, and director Joss Whedon, hit Edinburgh for the U.K. premiere.

Day 5 - Digital Life Leaves Diarist Cold
Digital Realities day no cure for hangover.

Day 4 - Cultural Plans Go Awry
So many parties! What's a festival diarist to do?

Day 3 - A Film To Be Joyous About
Thumbsucker, brain-gorgers, and spliff-tokers.

Day 2 - Cinema's Word Processors
Where writing is concerned, it's all about one thing, says Anthony Minghella.

Opening Night - Swaziland Comes To Edinburgh
Richard E Grant's Wah-Wah opens Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Preview - 59th Edinburgh International Film Festival Coverage
Elf offers quick tips for forthcoming fortnight of film.

Peter Mullan Seeing Clearly

Rings Star Chills As Swimmer

More EIFF resources
Box Office
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Edinburgh Film Festival archive 1998-2004
Reviews, photos, diary and features from iofilm's coverage of the EIFF in previous years.

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Edinburgh Guide
Coverage of Edinburgh festival, Edinburgh Fringe, and Edinburgh's sights and sounds from

Edinburgh accommodation
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Film festivals and events

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