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Now in its 63rd year, EIFF is the longest continuously running film festival in the world. It began in 1947 as a champion of documentary films and has expanded to include the full gamut of features, documentaries and short films and is currently under the artistic directorship of Hannah McGill.
The programme was announced on May 6 and includes a Roger Corman retrospective, plus UK premieres of Rudo Y Cursi, Moon and Mary and Max. The festival opens on June 17 with Sam Mendes' Away We Go and closes on June 28 with the international premiere of Adam.
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View Films by Strand:
- Black Box
- British Gala
- Director's Showcase
- Film Festival Under The Stars
- Night Moves
- Retrospective: Roger Corman
- Special Screenings
- Under The Radar
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What happens when an obssession with junk food goes too far...
Atari struggles with his useless robot, but his real struggle is more complex.
An elite bomb disposal unit struggles to function in the heart of the Iraq war.
Art world satire.
Film traces a year of recovery in a family hit by sickness.
A divorced mum faces trouble when a military experiment goes wrong.
Black comedy about a comedian whose past is unearthed.
Acidic middle-class drama set in Calcutta.
Remake of the cult horror that sees nature turn predator.
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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