The 72nd edition of Edinburgh International Film Festival will run from June 20 to July 1 and open with Marc Turtletaub's Puzzle.

The festival's three-strand retrospective is entitled Time of the Signs: Chasing the American Zeitgeist - it is split into subsections, American Woman: Female Directors in American Cinema; American Exposé: The Media in Mainstream American Cinema; and The American Nightmare: Horror in Mainstream American Cinema. Read more about the films showing here.

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A Punk Daydream
A Punk Daydream
A look inside Indonesian Muslim punk culture.
The Most Assassinated Woman In The World
The Most Assassinated Woman In The World
A young journalist becomes convinced the Grand Guinol theatre is linked to a series of murders
A young boy goes in search of his dad.
The Butterfly Tree
The Butterfly Tree
A man and his son compete for the affections of the same woman.
Mary Shelley
Mary Shelley
The story of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin’s whirlwind romance with the tempestuous poet Percy Shelley, which would lead her to write Frankenstein.
Ideal Home
Ideal Home
A bickering gay couple find their lives turn upside down when a young boy arrives on their doorstep saying he is the grandson of one of them.
Fake Tattoos
Fake Tattoos
A young punk couple's one-night stand develops into something more meaningful.
Swimming With Men
Swimming With Men
An accountant suffering from a mid-life crisis joins an all-male synchronised swimming team.
In the midst of the 2011 London riots, Leon grapples with the stark reality of his life and his relationship with his alcoholic mother while falling in love for the first time.
Anna And The Apocalypse
Anna And The Apocalypse
When the zombie apocalypse hits the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - teenager Anna and her high school friends have to fight, sing and dance to survive, with the undead horde all around them.
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Edinburgh International Film Festival Features

The image maker
Tiffany Bartok on Isabella Rossellini, Tori Amos and Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story
Creative spirit
Haifaa Al-Mansour takes a feminist perspective on Mary Shelley
Race against time
Finlay Pretsell on cycling, David Millar and Time Trial
Making up is hard to do
Tiffany Bartok on Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story
Unreal belonging
Gustavo Pizzi and Karine Teles discuss Loveling and portraying families on screen
A sensory experience
Kate Novack and Andrew Rossi on kaleidoscope eyes and The Gospel According To André
Style and grace
Kate Novack and Andrew Rossi on The Gospel According To André
Putting island in doc
Gabrielle Brady on the challenges of shooting Island Of The Hungry Ghosts
Fitting music to the Puzzle
Dustin O'Halloran talks about his latest score.
Keeping score
Director Giorgio Ferrero on music and memory in his documentary hybrid Beautiful Things.
Romero - master of the macabre
Veteran director on zombies, religion and genocide.
Creature feature
Legendary animator Ray Harryhausen talks about his life and work.

Edinburgh International Film Festival News

Calibre wins Michael Powell Award in Edinburgh
Full awards list and Best of the Fest announced
On the road - to the Outer Hebrides
EIFF world première for Lift Share in shorts showcase
Eye Haïdara to attend EIFF
César-nominated rising star to present British premiere of C'est La Vie
EIFF launches programme
21 world premieres in line-up
Scotland first for EIFF
Festival announces titles with homegrown connections
EIFF announces The Young & The Wild
Festival expands youth programme
Jaws with live score coming to EIFF
Spielberg shark classic to be accompanied by RSNO
Synchronised finale for EIFF
Oliver Parker’s Swimming With Men to close festival
EIFF to start with Puzzle
Kelly Macdonald drama to open 72nd edition
Edinburgh announces retrospective
Time of the Signs: Chasing the American Zeitgeist puts Seventies and Eighties US cinema in spotlight

Edinburgh International Film Festival Galleries

First images of Rob Brydon's Swimming With Men
First images of Swimming With Men

Portrait of a lady and a city Fabien Constant on Sarah Jessica Parker and the team behind Blue Night

Style and grace Kate Novack and Andrew Rossi on The Gospel According To André

On the road again Kent Jones on Tribeca award winner Diane

Putting island in doc Gabrielle Brady on the challenges of shooting Island Of The Hungry Ghosts

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