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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EIFF Latest Reviews

After the death of her controlling husband, a woman decides to fulfil her dream of climbing a mountain.
Fog In August
Fog In August
A teenager is a mental hospital uncovers a Nazi euthanasia programme.
Film essay based on the memoirs of Chil Rajchman, who was sent to the death camp.
Goodbye Berlin
Goodbye Berlin
Two German teenagers steak a Lada and go on a roadtrip.
Maya Dardel
Maya Dardel
A successful writer invites young male authors to compete to be her heir.
Brother Jakob
Brother Jakob
Story of the filmmaker's journey to understand his brother's conversion to Islam.
Final Portrait
Final Portrait
Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti tries to paint a portrait.
On The Sly: In Search Of The Family Stone
On The Sly: In Search Of The Family Stone
Documentary about funk star Sly Stone.
The teenage daughter of a military chief bonds with an alien after his spacecraft is shot down.
Tom Of Finland
Tom Of Finland
Portrait of the Finnish artist famous for his homoerotic work.
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Edinburgh International Film Festival Features

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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