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Edinburgh Film Festival opened on June 19 with Boyz In The Wood and will close on June 30 with the world premiere of Mrs Lowry & Son. This year's country focus is 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 are 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.
View Films by Strand:
- American Dreams
- Best Of British
- Beyond EIFF
- Black Box
- European Perspectives
- Film Fest In The City
- Focus On Spain
- Four Views Of Scotland
- Night Moves
- Once Upon A Time In Spain After Dark: A Retrospective Selection Of Cult Spanish Cinema
- Once Upon A Time In Spain: A Retrospective Celebration Of Modern Spanish Cinema
- Once Upon A Time In Spain: Icíar Bollaín
- Phenomenal Women
- Pre-Festival Previews
- Special Events
- The Features Of Agnes
- Unlocking The Archives
- World Perspectives
View previous years coverage of the Edinburgh International Film Festival festival:
EIFF Latest Reviews
Two lives intersect in Mumbai and go along together. A struggling street photographer, pressured to marry by his grandmother, convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancée. The pair develops a connection that transforms them in ways that they could not expect.
The true story of white supremacist skinhead Bryon Widner and his attempts to leave his extreme right-wing past behind.
A story of enduring love between Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen. The film follows their relationship from the early days in Greece, a time of ‘free love’ and open marriage, to how their love evolved when Leonard became a successful musician.
The story of the bond between golfer and caddie.
Based on director's own experience as a fledgling promoter who came from the Schemes of Dundee.
In 19th Century Snowdonia, a young girl tries to hold her home and family together as a mining company encroach on their land.
After being beaten up on the street, an accountant joins a karate studio to learn how to protect himself.
Beneath the modern city, there lies a vast labyrinth, which the filmmaker explores.
Tragicomedy about Yoav, a young Israeli determined to wipe out his origins and become French.
A sequel to The Woman in which a feral teenage girl is taken into strict Catholic care and prepared for her First Holy Communion.
Edinburgh International Film Festival Features
Edinburgh International Film Festival News
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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