Festival
Festival (2005)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 18, 2005
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

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

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Michelle Thomas
Future Movies UK

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...

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Stella Papamichael
BBC.com

Festival will surely tickle your funny bone.

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Empire Magazine

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

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Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

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

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Scott Andrews
FilmFocus

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

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Michael Ferraro
Film Threat

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.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Lawrie
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… More
Ross Collins
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… More