EIFF 2012: My Fifty Film Wish List

In light of my recent post where I strategically picked out ten films that could be included in this year’s 66th Edinburgh International Film Festival, I’ve expanded it to include another forty films I would like to see hit the cinema screens in Edinburgh between June 20 – July 1.

From Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike to Josh Radnor’s Liberal Arts and Stephen Elliot’s Cherry, this list is purely a dream of mine and by no means reflects the contents of the yet-to-be-announced programme, however much I’d like it to.

The programme will be announced on May 30, when we can see how many of the below fifty make it into the festival’s official selection.

Wish list:

1. Magic Mike

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Starring: Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer and Olivia Munn

2. Revenge Of The Electric Car

Director: Chris Paine

Starring: Danny DeVito, Tim Robbins and Jon Favreau

3. Love Bite

Director: Andy De Emmony

Starring: Jessica Szohr, Timothy Spall and Luke Pasqualino

4. Undefeated

Director: Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin

Starring: Bill Courtney, O.C. Brown and Montrail Brown

5. The Wedding Video

Director: Nigel Cole

Starring: Lucy Punch, Miriam Margolyes and Michelle Gomez

6. The Imposter

Director: Bart Layton

Starring: Adam O’Brian, Anna Ruben and Cathy Dresbach

7. Shadow Dancer

Director: James Marsh

Starring: Andrea Riseborough, Clive Owen and Gillian Anderson

8. The Possession

Director: Ole Bornedal

Starring: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Natasha Calis and Kyra Sedgwick

9. Pusher

Director: Luis Prieto

Starring: Richard Coyle, Branson Webb and Agyness Deyn

10. The Sweeney

Director: Nick Love

Starring: Ray Winstone, Hayley Atwell and Damian Lewis

11. Now Is Good

Director: Ol Parker

Starring: Dakota Fanning, Jeremy Irvine and Olivia Williams

12. Premium Rush

Director: David Koepp

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon and Jamie Chung

13. Killing Them Softly

Director: Andrew Dominik

Starring: Brad Pitt, Ray Liota and Richard Jenkins

14. On The Road

Director: Walter Salles

Starring: Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart

15. Caesar Must Die

Director: Paolo Taviana and Vittorio Taviani

Starring: Cosimo Rega, Salvatore Striano and Giovanni Arcuri

16. Butter

Director: Jim Field Smith

Starring: Jennifer Garner, Ty Burrell and Yara Shahidi

17. Take This Waltz

Director: Sarah Polley

Starring: Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen and Sarah Silverman

18. Twixt

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Val Kilmer, Elle Fanning and Bruce Dern

19. The First Time

Director: Jon Kasdan

Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Britt Robertson and Craig Roberts

20. Comes A Bright Day

Director: Simon Aboud

Starring: Craig Roberts, Imogen Poots and Kevin McKidd

21. Cheerful Weather For The Wedding

Director: Donald Rice

Starring: Felicity Jones, Luke Treadaway and Elizabeth McGovern

22. Bachelorette

Director: Leslye Headland

Starring: Isla Fisher, Kirsten Dunst and James Marsden

23. Wish You Were Here

Director: Kieran Darcy-Smith

Starring: Joel Edgerton, Felicity Price and Teresa Palmer

24. Wrong

Director: Quentin Dupieux

Starring: Jack Plotnick, Eric Judor and William Fichtner

25. Farewell, My Queen

Director: Benoît Jacquot

Starring: Diane Kruger, Léa Seydoux and Virginie Ledoyen

26. Tabu

Director: Miguel Gomes

Starring: Teresa Madruga, Laura Soveral and Ana Moreira

27. Captive

Director: Brillante Mendoza

Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Mercedes Cabral and Maria Isabel Lopez

28. Barbara 

Director: Christian Petzold

Starring: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld and Rainer Bock

29. Beasts Of The Southern Wild

Director: Benh Zeitlin

Starring: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry and Levy Easterly

30. Hello I Must Be Going

Director: Todd Louiso

Starring: Melanie Lynskey, Blythe Danner and John Rubinstein

31. Save The Date

Director: Michael Mohan

Starring: Lizzy Caplan, Alison Brie and Martin Starr

32. Simon Killer

Director: Antonio Campos

Starring: Brady Corbet, Mati Diop and Michaël Abiteboul

33. Smashed

Director: James Ponsoldt

Starring: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Paul and Octavia Spencer

34. The House I Live In

Director: Eugene Jarecki

Starring: Eugene Jarecki

35. My Brother The Devil

Director: Sally El Hosaini

Starring: James Floyd, Fady Elsayed and Saïd Taghmaoui

36. The Last Elvis

Director: Armando Bo

Starring: John McInerny, Griselda Siciliani and Margarita Lopez

37. Violeta Went To Heaven

Director: Andrés Wood

Starring: Francisca Gavilán, Thomas Durand and Christian Quevedo

38. Payback

Director: Jennifer Baichwal

Starring: Eric Schlosser, Margaret Atwood and Conrad Black

39. Cherry

Director: Stephen Elliot

Starring: James Franco, Heather Graham and Dev Patel

40. Cosmopolis

Director: David Cronenberg

Starring: Robert Pattinson, Jay Baruchel and Juliette Binoche

41. Ai

Director: Doze Niu

Starring: Wei Zhao, Youting Zhao and Eddie Peng

42. 360

Director: Fernando Meirelles

Starring: Jude Law, Rachel Weisz and Anthony Hopkins

43. Red Hook Summer

Director: Spize Lee

Starring: Limary Agosto, Sumayya Ali and Turron Kofi Alleyne

44. Predisposed

Director: Phil Dorling and Ron Nyswaner

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Melissa Leo and Tracy Morgan

45. Lawless

Director: John Hillcoat

Starring: Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf and Guy Pearce

46. Celeste And Jesse Forever

Director: Lee Toland Krieger

Starring: Rashida Jones, Emma Roberts and Andy Samberg

47. Bliss

Director: Adrian Vitoria

Starring: Jim Caviezel, Noel Clarke and Montserrat Lombard

48. Darling Companion

Director: Lawrence Kasdan

Starring: Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline and Dianne Wiest

49. Sound Of My Voice

Director: Zal Batmanglij

Starring: Brit Marling, Christopher Denham and Nicole Vicius

50. Liberal Arts

Director: Josh Radnor

Starring: Zac Efron, Josh Radnor and Elizabeth Olsen

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