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Brian Ferguson: The dates dilemma facing the EIFF

posted 25 Mar 2015, 06:53 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 25 Mar 2015, 06:57 ]

Three was something telling in the timing of the Edinburgh International Film Festival finally unveiling its new artistic director the other night.

Mark Adams, a widely-respected UK film critic, had been appointed three months previously – after the surprise departure of Chris Fujiwara, the enigmatic figurehead of the event for just three years. Last week’s gathering in the Caley hotel, a stone’s throw from the festival’s base at the Filmhouse cinema, was the first chance for many of its supporters to hear from the new man at the helm.