God's Own Country opened the festival God's Own Country opened the festival

Edinburgh International Film Festival returns for its 71st edition from June 21 to July 2. In addition to the usual screenings, the Fest in the City free outdoor films will run from June 16-18 in St Andrew Square. The festival opened with God's Own Country - which went on to win the Michael Powell Award - and closed with the world premiere of Morrissey biopic England Is Mine.

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Sweet Virginia
Sweet Virginia
A burglary-homicide rattles the residents of a small Alaska town.
Manolo and his donkey Gorrión plan a journey.
Becoming Cary Grant
Becoming Cary Grant
The star's own words are used to tell his life story.
A young girl living by the shore faces choices after encountering an eagle and someone new.
Song To Song
Song To Song
Modern love story set against the backdrop of the Austin music scene.
The Farthest
The Farthest
On the 40th anniversary of Voyager’s 11bn-mile flight (and counting), this is a behind-the-scenes account from those who built and nurtured this unprecedented deep space achievement.
Killing Ground
Killing Ground
A young couple camping in the woods find an abandoned tent and then a lost toddler.
Pecking Order
Pecking Order
Documentary investigates the world of New Zealand chicken breeders.`
My Pure Land
My Pure Land
A mother and her two daughters fight to protect their home.
A young woman finds herself thrown off balance after she saves the life of a shopkeeper.
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Edinburgh International Film Festival Features

World of difference
Writer/producer Alex Lipschultz on the challenges of making Menashe
Making a box office Attraction
Fedor Bondarchuk on his science-fiction film
Into the woods
Damien Power on the trials and tribulations of making Killing Ground
Landscape of love
Director Francis Lee talks about authenticity and emotion in God's Own Country.
Pastures new
Alec Secareanu and Josh O'Connor on preparing for God's Own Country.
Missing voices
Rachel Robey, Charlie Swinbourne and Aurora Fearnley on the barriers facing disabled filmmakers
Portrait of an artist
Dome Karukoski on his biography of influential gay icon Tom Of Finland
Breaking the mould
Jackie Clune and Jennifer Joseph on pushing boundaries in Julius Ceasar
Serious about Caesar
Karen Dunbar on her role as Casca in Julius Caesar.
Shaking up Shakespeare
Director Phyllida Lloyd talks about power, performance and prisons in the all-female Julius Caesar.
Picturing a life
Aisling Walsh on Maud Lewis, her home, her paintings and the passing of time.
Shifting identities
EIFF's Niall Greig Fulton talks to us about his Brexit-inspired retrospective.
Meeting Maudie
Aisling Walsh on working with Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke, and choosing costumes.
Teenage kicks
Director Kuba Czekaj talks about the shooting The Erlprince.
Keitel - a man for all seasons
Youth star Harvey on Sorrentino, Campion and Scorsese.
Past and present success
Bertrand Tavernier discusses the contemporary aspects of his period drama The Princess Of Montpensier.
I'll drink to that!
We raise a glass to a history of alcohol in the movies.

Edinburgh International Film Festival News

Just Charlie a hit at EIFF
Transgender drama wins Audience Award
God's Own Country and Glory are big winners in Edinburgh
Festival announces award recipients and extra screenings.
Red carpet rolls out for EIFF's 71st edition
Stars attend UK premiere of God's Own Country
EIFF announces full programme
Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick and Stanley Tucci among guests.
EIFF plans to Play
Festival launches event cinema strand and celebrates Scottish filmmakers.
Morrissey biopic to close EIFF
England is Mine gets world premiere.
God's Own Country to open EIFF
Gay romance kicks-off 71st festival.
EIFF announces free outdoor screenings
Films include Mamma Mia!, Singin' In The Rain and Dirty Dancing.
EIFF names first screenwriter-in-residence
Glasgow-born Krysty Wilson-Cairns receives backing

Casey Affleck liberated by ghosts Star talks Oscars, Rooney Mara and hiding under a sheet

In the city of the world's desire Ceyda Torun on KEDi, cats, femininity and the soul of Istanbul.

A nice cup of tea and a murder Jamie McKeller on The Book Club, legalising murder, serial killers and cake.

Completing the trip Bertrand Tavernier on Jacques Becker, Claude Sautet, Jean-Pierre Melville and his Journey Through French Cinema.

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