Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
The Perfect Night In
Great Movies From Warner Bros.
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save up to 63%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Full BFI London Film Festival Programme Unveiled
Ben Wheatley's High Rise to screen at Empire Gala
Attention! New Dad's Army Image Online
Walmington-On-Sea platoon form rank
More Movie News

Edinburgh Film Festival Under The Radar
Film fest salutes new directors

28 April 2008  |  Written by Olly Richards  

submit to reddit

The Edinburgh Film Festival today announced the line-up for its new Under The Radar section, which celebrates new directors making films in the spirit of cult movies. The section is part of the revamped festival, which has moved from its usual autumn slot to late June. The films in Under The Radar will be:

Crack Willow, directed by Martin Raddich, which chronicles the psychological effects of social decay.

Bigga Than Ben: A Russian's Guide To Ripping Off London. Starring Prince Caspian's Ben Barnes this is a dark comedy that offers a step-by-step guide to defrauding banks, shoplifting, joyriding on the tube and cooking crack cocaine. The film is based on the diaries of Pavel Tetersky and Sergei Sakin.

– Robert Beaucage's Spike, a horror-cum-romance that explores the darker side of fairytale mythology.

Blood Car, the feature debut of Alex Orr, a dark comedy satire on the global appetite for oil, following a teacher who designs a car that runs on human blood.

– Luciano Podcaminsky's The Third Pint, which is an experimental travlogue shot on Super 8 that follows a man who becomes invisible after drinking three pints.

– Finally, Strange Girls explores the rotten underbelly of female relationships gone wrong through the world of twin sisters with a passion for porn and trepanning who are divided by a handsome suitor.



Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Land Of The Lost's Villains Revealed
Meet the Sleestaks
New Dark Knight Posters
Lots of them


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
My Movie Life: Andrew Haigh
The 45 Years director on the movies that made him

Vanity Projects: The Musical Edition
A dozen more hits and misses from the rock and pop world

Inside The Martian: Empire Meets NASA
Prepare to science the shit out of it...

Deadpool: A Complete History
Empire's guide to The Merc With A Mouth, in comics and on screen

Evil Media: Haunted TVs, Tapes And Tunes
Ten sinister reasons to go off-grid

Spectre – Everything You Need To Know
Empire's essential briefing on James Bond's 24th outing

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)