Festival

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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 account of the hopes, dreams and fears attendant at festival time. From the cut throat comedy world of the Fringe to the impassioned artistry of avant-garde theatre, with all points covered in between this ensemble tale captures a peculiarly personal image of Edinburgh at a unique time of the year.

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Critic Reviews for Festival

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (8) | Rotten (2)

  • Festival will surely tickle your funny bone.

    Aug 27, 2005 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Acidic, dyspeptic, darkly funny and filthily rude, Festival is that rare British beast: a good ensemble drama.

    Apr 25, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Here's a tip: when making a film about the comedy portion of the Fringe Festival of Edinburgh, make it funny.

    Jun 21, 2007 | Rating: F | Full Review…
  • For the most part, the stories are completely unrelated and therefore suffer from a feeling that some of the strands are completely redundant.

    Apr 17, 2007 | Full Review…
  • The atmosphere of the festival is effectively portrayed ... and there are few decent laughs.

    Apr 1, 2006 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Mar 21, 2006 | Rating: 3.5/5

Audience Reviews for Festival

  • Apr 11, 2007
    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 up TV drama, which captures Edinburgh well, but struggles with the humour much like the characters it portrays.
    Ross C Super Reviewer
  • Aug 31, 2006
    I loved this black comedy, it was both wierd and funny!
    Nikki M Super Reviewer

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