Edinburgh Film Festival will open on June 19 with Boyz In The Wood and close on June 20 with the world premiere of Mrs Lowry & Son. This year's country focus will be Spain, including A Retrospective Celebration of Modern Spanish Cinema; A Retrospective Selection of Cult Spanish Cinema and an in-depth celebration of the work of Spanish writer, actor and filmmaker Icíar Bollaín.

There will be a number of in person events, featuring Bollaín, Danny Boyle, Jack Lowden, Nick Broomfield and Pollyanna McIntosh.

In a collaboration with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra there will also be a free screening of children's show Soundmoves: Music Movies. The festival will run from June 19 to 30.

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Boyz In The Wood
Boyz In The Wood
An anarchic cocktail of generational politics, hip-hop loving farmers and hallucinogenic rabbit shites, set in the highlands of Scotland.
Three female detectives find a series of cases combine with personal upheavals to give them new perspectives on their own lives as well as those of their clients.
Sliding into a heroin-induced oblivion, a director and his actress girlfriend become entangled with an aspiring filmmaker, whose addiction to cinema proves equally dangerous.
The Dead Don't Die
The Dead Don't Die
The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves.
The Souvenir
The Souvenir
A quiet film student begins finding her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but untrustworthy man.
Stories from the breadline in Beirut.
The Wind
The Wind
On the Western frontier of the United States of America in the late 1800s, a plains-woman is driven mad by the harshness and isolation of the untamed land.
A portmanteau feature film by nine female Pacific filmmakers and filmed on seven Pacific islands. It is about the journey of empowerment through culture over the lifetime of one woman, Vai.
Varda by Agnès
Varda by Agnès
A masterclass from the French filmmaker.
Top End Wedding
Top End Wedding
A couple mount a hunt for a bride-to-be's AWOL mum, so that they can can tie the knot.
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Dressing up
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Final fade-out for Varda - a force of nature
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Top End Team
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Interconnecting the layers
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck on Patricia Rommel and Never Look Away
The view from the tree
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck on Germany Oscar submission Never Look Away
After the end of the world
Carolina Hellsgård discusses her fresh take on rotting zombies in Ever After
Feeling the character
Alessandro Nivola on The Art Of Self-Defense and The Red Sea Diving Resort
A vision of Blancanieves
Pablo Berger on fairy tales, cinema and misbehaving roosters.
Romantic comedy - an alien concept?
Nacho Vigalondo discusses his latest film Extraterrestrial and upcoming thriller Windows.
All woman
Pollyanna McIntosh on the new horror that's turning heads.
Twisting time
Director Nacho Vigalondo talks exclusively about his mind-bending feature debut Timecrimes... and the upcoming Hollywood remake.
Hitting Back at Domestic Abuse
Spanish writer-director Iciar Bollain talks about her award-winning film Take My Eyes

Edinburgh International Film Festival News

EIFF announces full programme
Danny Boyle and Nick Broomfield set for in person events
EIFF preview screening of Brightburn
Elizabeth Banks stars in horror
EIFF launches youth programme
Talks, masterclasses and £5 tickets on offer for 15-25-year-olds
EIFF spotlight on Scots
Festival celebrates homegrown talent
EIFF announces galas
UglyDolls and Balance, Not Symmetry join line-up
Pre-festival screening for Toy Story 4
Animated instalment to be shown weekend before EIFF starts
Boyz In The Wood to open EIFF
Scots-set Social satire to kick-off 73rd edition
EIFF announces free outdoor screenings
Includes 30th anniversary showing of When Harry Met Sally
Free children's show at EIFF
Soundmoves: Music Movies marks collaboration with Scottish Chamber Orchestra
EIFF to focus on Spain
Showcase includes Icíar Bollaín retrospective

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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