God's Own Country will open the festival God's Own Country will open 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 and close with the world premiere of Morrissey biopic England Is Mine.

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A Distant Echo
The vast expanse of various Californian deserts provide a stage for the contemplative re-enactment of an Egyptian history.
Glory
Glory
A railway worker finds a large amount of money on the line and duly hands it over to the authorities, who give him a watch, which stops working.
The Challenge
The Challenge
Documentary follows wealthy Qatari sheikhs who moonlight as amateur falconers, with no expenses spared along the way.
Sami Blood
Sami Blood
A Sámi girl experiences racism in the 1930s.
Zer
Zer
A young man seeks the story behind his gran's sad song.
Teenage Superstars
Teenage Superstars
A documentary about the pre-Britpop Scottish music scene.
The Last Photograph
The Last Photograph
A man's life is thrown into turmoil when a vital photograph is stolen.
That Good Night
That Good Night
A terminally ill screenwriter attempts to reconcile with his son, while planning how to end his life.
How to Get Ahead In Advertising
An advertising executive suffering a crisis of conscience grows a boil on his shoulder - and then it starts talking.
God's Own Country
God's Own Country
Young sheep farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker, offers the promise of something else.
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Edinburgh International Film Festival Features

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

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
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