Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016

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The Childhood Of A Leader The Childhood Of A Leader
The Childhood Of A Leader and To Steal From A Thief
24 Weeks (Country: Germany; Year: 2016; Director: Anne Zohra Berrached; Writer: Carl Gerber, Anne Zohra Berrached; Stars: Julia Jentsch, Bjarne Mädel, Johanna Gastdorf)
A woman who is already six months pregnant learns that her unborn child will have Down's syndrome as well as a serious heart defect.
Aloys (Country: Switzerland, France; Year: 2016; Director: Tobias Nölle; Writer: Tobias Nölle; Stars: Georg Friedrich, Tilde von Overbeck, Kamil Krejcí, Yufei Li, Koi Lee, Sebastian Krähenbühl, Karl Friedrich, Peter Zumstein, Agnes Lampkin, Rahel Hubacher, Haroldo Simao, Tobias Bienz, Aaron Hitz, Barblin Leggio-Hänseler, Benjamin Merz)
A private investigator is drawn into a mind game by a mysterious woman.
Black (Country: Belgium; Year: 2015; Director: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah; Writer: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah, Hans Herbots, Nele Meirhaeghe, based on the books by Dirk Bracke; Stars: Martha Canga Antonio, Aboubakr Bensaïhi, Sanaa Bourrasse, Soufiane Chilah, Emmanuel Tahon, Théo Kabeya, Ashley Ntangu, Laetitia Nouhhaïdi, Marine Scandiuzzi, Natascha Boyamba, Glody Lombi, Axel Masudi, Brandon Masudi, Jérémie Zagba, Brahim El Abdouni, Simon Frey, Faysel Ichakarene, Kobe Van Steenberghe)
A Romeo and Juliet-style tale of love between members of rival street gangs and immigrant communities in contemporary Belgium.
The Childhood Of A Leader (Country: France; Year: 2015; Director: Brady Corbet; Writer: Brady Corbet, Mona Fastvold; Stars: Robert Pattinson, Liam Cunningham, Stacy Martin, Bérénice Bejo, Caroline Boulton, Sophie Curtis, Rebecca Dayan, Luca Bercovici, Michael Epp, Jeremy Wheeler, Scott Alexander Young, Roderick Hill, Patrick McCullough, Andrew Osterreicher)
Fable about the rise of fascism set in post-First World War Europe.
The Colony (Country: Germany, Luxembourg, France; Year: 2015; Director: Florian Gallenberger; Writer: Torsten Wenzel, Florian Gallenberger; Stars: Emma Watson, Daniel Brühl, Michael Nyqvist, Richenda Carey, Vicky Krieps, Jeanne Werner, Julian Ovenden, August Zirner, Martin Wuttke, Nicolás Barsoff, Steve Karier, Stefan Merki, Lucila Gandolfo, Johannes Allmayer, Gilles Soeder)
A woman's search for her abducted boyfriend finds herself drawn into an infamous sect.
The Colony The Colony
The Colony and History's Future
Fast Convoy (Le convoi) (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Frédéric Schoendoerffer; Writer: Yann Brion, Frédéric Schoendoerffer; Stars: Benoît Magimel, Reem Kherici, Tewfik Jallab, Mahdi Belemlih, Amir El Kacem, Leon Garel, Sofian Khammes, Foëd Amara, Alain Figlarz, Karine Martin-Prevel, Fanny Guidecoq, Yacine Ben Moussa, Olivier Audibert, Alain Martin, Blandine Ruiz), Trailer
Drug runners face trouble as they cross the Spanish border.
Go Home (Country: France, Switzerland, Belgium; Year: 2015; Director: Jihane Chouaib; Writer: Jihane Chouaib; Stars: Golshifteh Farahani, Wissam Fares, Julia Kassar, Mireille Maalouf, François Nour, Maximilien Seweryn)
A woman returns to Lebanon and realises she has become a stranger in her own country.
History's Future (Country: Germany, Netherlands, Ireland; Year: 2016; Director: Fiona Tan; Writer: Fiona Tan, Jonathan Romney; Stars: Mark O'Halloran, Denis Lavant, Anne Consigny, Hristos Passalis, Manjinder Virk, Rifka Lodeizen, Brian Gleeson, Johanna ter Steege, Selen Savas, Jappe Claes, Michael Pempelforth, Lisa Mies, Jakop Ahlbom, Sillke Hundertmarkt, Gwen Langenberg)
An amnesiac man tries to piece his life back together.
The Homecoming (Blóðberg) (Country: Iceland; Year: 2015; Director: Björn Hlynur Haraldsson; Writer: Björn Hlynur Haraldsson; Stars: Harpa Arnardóttir, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson, Margrét Guðmundsdóttir, Hilmir Jensson, Hilmar Jonsson, Jóhanna Jónas, Þórunn Arna Kristjánsdóttir, María Heba Þorkelsdóttir)
Comedy drama about a father who realises his son's new girlfriend is his daughter from a previous relationship.
Irreplaceable (Médecin de campagne) (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Thomas Lilti; Writer: Baya Kasmi, Thomas Lilti; Stars: François Cluzet, Marianne Denicourt, Christophe Odent, Patrick Descamps, Guy Faucher, Margaux Fabre, Julien Lucas, Yohann Goetzmann, Josée Laprun, Philippe Bertin, Géraldine Schitter, Isabelle Sadoyan, Félix Moati, Sylvie Lachat, Régis Iacono)
A country doctor finds himself forced to train up a second doctor for his practice after being diagnosed with a tumour.
Black Black
Black and Suntan
Kalinka (Country: France, Germany; Year: 2016; Director: Vincent Garenq; Writer: Vincent Garenq, Julien Rappeneau; Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Sebastian Koch, Marie-Josée Croze, Christelle Cornil, Lila-Rose Gilberti, Emma Besson, Christian Kmiotek, Serge Feuillard, Fred Personne, Thérèse Roussel, Tom Hudson, Antoine Milhaud, Timéo Bolland, Samira Hchaika, Natalie Beder)
The true story of a man's attempts to get justice for his daughter, who died in disturbing circumstances.
The Lure (Country: Poland; Year: 2016; Director: Agnieszka Smoczynska; Writer: Robert Bolesto; Stars: Marta Mazurek, Michalina Olszanska, Jakub Gierszal, Kinga Preis, Andrzej Konopka, Zygmunt Malanowicz)
A pair of mermaid sisters run into trouble when one of them falls for a human.
Mammal (Country: Ireland, Netherlands, Luxembourg; Year: 2016; Director: Rebecca Daly; Writer: Rebecca Daly, Glenn Montgomery; Stars: Rachel Griffiths, Michael McElhatton, Barry Keoghan, Nika McGuigan, Johnny Ward, Joanne Crawford, Aoife King, Annabell Rickerby, Annette Tierney, Rachel O'Byrne)
After Margaret, a divorcée living in Dublin, loses her teenage son, she develops an unorthodox relationship with Joe, a homeless youth.
A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (Country: Sweden; Year: 2015; Director: Hannes Holm; Writer: Hannes Holm, based on the novel by Fredrik Backman; Stars: Rolf Lassgård, Zozan Akgün, Tobias Almborg, Viktor Baagøe, Filip Berg, Anna-Lena Bergelin, Lasse Carlsson, Karin de Frumerie, Simon Edenroth, Ida Engvoll, Fredrik Evers, Jerker Fahlström, Johan Friberg, Anna Granath, Sofie Gällerspång)
A stubborn old man is won over by a new neighbour.
The Man Who Was Thursday (Country: US, Italy, Hungary, Romania; Year: 2015; Director: Balazs Juszt; Writer: Balazs Juszt, based on the novel by GK Chesterton; Stars: François Arnaud, Jordi Mollà, Ana Ularu, Mark Ivanir, Linc Hand, Theo Alexander, Emanuela Postacchini, Isabel García Lorca, Attila Árpa, Federico Galavis, Péter Fancsikai, András Faragó, László Konter, Krisztián Kolovratnik, István Kovács)
Existential thriller about a shamed clergyman who is asked to go underground to track the leader of an anarchist group.
Mammal Mammal
Mammal and Fast Convoy
The Model (A modell) (Country: Denmark; Year: 2016; Director: Mads Matthiesen; Writer: Anders Frithiof August, Mads Matthiesen, Martin Zandvliet; Stars: Maria Palm, Ed Skrein, Yvonnick Muller, Christian Abart, Dominic Allburn, Virgile Bramly, Alexia Chicot, Thierry Hancisse, Marco Ilsø, Leonardo Lacaria, Elise Lissague, David L. Price, Mehdi Senoussi, Charlotte Tomaszewska, Claire Tran)
An up-and-coming model develops a dangerous obsession with a fashion photographer.
Mother (Ema) (Country: Estonia; Year: 2016; Director: Kadri Kõusaar; Writer: Leana Jalukse, Al Wallcat; Stars: Endla Härm, Kalju Johannes Härm, Katrin Kalma, Merle Kiivet, Liis Laigna, Rea Lest, Siim Maaten, Märten Matsu, Getter Meresmaa, Margus Mikomägi, Marin Mägi, Tiina Mälberg, Andres Noormets, Jaan Pehk, Jaak Prints)
This darkly comic, crime mystery set in small-town Estonia centers on Elsa, the full time caretaker of her comatose son, Lauri, and the locals, who are abuzz with rumours about who shot Lauri and why. But in this tight-knit town, where everyone seems to know everyone and everything except for what’s right under their nose, the world’s clumsiest crime may go unsolved.
My Name Is Emily (Country: Ireland; Year: 2015; Director: Simon Fitzmaurice; Writer: Simon Fitzmaurice; Stars: Evanna Lynch, Michael Smiley, Martin McCann, Cathy Belton, Deirdre Mullins, George Webster, Barry McGovern, Laura Matassa, Stella McCusker, Declan Conlon, Dónall Ó Héalai, Ali White, Sarah Minto, Ally Ni Chiarain, Peter Robbie)
A teenage girl and boy embark on a road trip to find the girl's dad.
The Olive Tree (El olivo) (Country: Spain; Year: 2016; Director: Icíar Bollaín; Writer: Paul Laverty; Stars: Anna Castillo, Javier Gutiérrez, Pep Ambròs, Manuel Cucala, Miguel Angel Aladren, Carme Pla, Ana Isabel Mena, María Romero, Paula Usero, Janina Agnes Schröder, Cris Blanco, Paco Manzanedo, Inés Ruiz, Aina Requena, Pia Stutzenstein)
A woman sets out to recover her grandfather's tree from the company who bought it.
Saint Amour (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2016; Director: Gustave Kervern, Benoît Delépine; Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Benoît Poelvoorde, Vincent Lacoste, Céline Sallette, Gustave Kervern)
A father and son reconnect as they travel through the wine growing regions of France
Sparrows Sparrows
Sparrows and The Lure
A Serious Game (Den allvarsamma leken) (Country: Sweden; Year: 2016; Director: Pernilla August; Writer: Lone Scherfig, based on the novel by Hjalmar Söderberg; Stars: Michael Nyqvist, Sverrir Gudnason, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Karin Franz Körlof, Liv Mjönes, Sven Nordin, Göran Ragnerstam, Richard Forsgren, Petronella Barker, Ia Langhammer, Alba August, Eva Millberg, Sofia Rönnegård, Staffan Göthe, Sophie Tolstoy)
Costume drama about forbidden love.
Sparrows (Country: Iceland, Denmark, Croatia; Year: 2015; Director: Rúnar Rúnarsson; Writer: Rúnar Rúnarsson; Stars: Rade Serbedzija, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Atli Oskar Fjalarsson, Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir, Arnoddur Magnus Danks, Kristbjörg Kjeld, Eva Sigurdardottir, Pálmi Gestsson, Víkingur Kristjánsson, Elín Árnadóttir, Benedikt Benediktson, Jarkko Lahti, Júlíus Þorfinnsson, Rakel Björk Björnsdóttir, Katla M. Þorgeirsdóttir)
A coming-of-age story about the 16-year old boy Ari, who has been living with his mother in Reykjavik and is suddenly sent back to the remote Westfjords to live with his father Gunnar.
Suntan (Country: Germany, Greece; Year: 2016; Director: Argyris Papadimitropoulos; Writer: Argyris Papadimitropoulos, Syllas Tzoumerkas; Stars: Makis Papadimitriou, Elli Tringou, Dimi Hart, Hara Kotsali, Milou Van Groesen, Marcus Collen, Yannis Tsortekis, Pavlos Orkopoulos, Maria Kallimani, Marissa Triandafyllidou, Syllas Tzoumerkas, Achilleas Kyriakidis, Kostas Gouzelis, Konstantinos Melitas, Yannis Economides)
A doctor becomes obsessed with a much younger tourist.
To Steal From A Thief (Cien años de perdón) (Country: Spain, France, Argentina; Year: 2016; Director: Daniel Calparsoro; Writer: Jorge Guerricaechevarría; Stars: Luis Tosar, Rodrigo De la Serna, Raúl Arévalo, José Coronado, Patricia Vico, Joaquín Furriel, Luciano Cáceres, Marian Álvarez, Luis Callejo, Miquel Fernández, Diego Starosta, Pablo Andrés Pinto, Joaquín Climent, Vicente Ayala, Maria Molins)
Crime thriller set against the backdrop of Spain's economic collapse.
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