The programme for the 70th-anniversary edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival has been announced. The festival will run this year in Edinburgh, Scotland, from June 21 to July 2.
This year’s edition will showcase a total of 151 features from 46 countries including 17 World Premieres, 12 International Premieres, 9 European Premieres and 69 UK Premieres. Highlights of the programme include the UK premiere of the Disney-Pixar animation feature Cars 3, the Opening Gala premiere of God’s Own Country by Francis Lee, and the Closing Gala screening of England is Mine by Mark Gill. The latter film is a portrait of iconic lead singer Morrissey and his early life in the 70’s before he went on to become the lead singer of seminal 80’s band The Smiths.
Other highlights include the Scottish premiere of Bong Joon Ho’s Okja, starring actress Tilda Swinton; Terrence Malick’s latest offering Song to Song, featuring an all-star cst including Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender, and Natalie Portman; and Romans, the Shammasian Brothers’ searing abuse drama starring Orlando Bloom.
This year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival will also feature a focus on Polish cinema, and a tribute to the festival’s 70-year history with a specially curated selection of films, events, and exhibitions.
For more information, go to https://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/