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The 69th edition of Edinburgh International Film Festival will run from June 17 to 28. The main programme will be announced after Cannes but the incoming artistic director Mark Adams has already announced the main retrospective will be a celebration of American TV series of the Sixties and Seventies entitled Little Big Screen. There will also be a retrospective dedicated to Walter Hill's early work.
The festival's main country focus has been announced as Mexico, which will include new features and archive titles.
Continuing the Masters of Animation series, the festival will present a retrospective of the work of acclaimed animator Barry Purves, who will appear in person to discuss his work. There will also be a one-off screening of Roger Corman's Little Shop Of Horrors with a live performance of the entire soundtrack - including dialogue, foley and music. And to celebrate the 30th anniversary of EIFF's UK premiere of Back To The Future, there will be a screening of the film with live accompaniment.
The festival opened with Robert Carlyle's directorial debut The Legend Of Barney Thomson and close with Iona.
View Films by Strand:
- American Dreams
- Best Of British
- Black Box
- Cinematic TV
- Director's Showcase
- Film in the City
- Filmfest Junior
- Focus On Mexico
- Galas and Special Events
- Little Big Screen
- New Perspectives
- Night Moves
- Special Events
- The Young And The Wild
- Walter Hill: The Early Years
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A tough-love father's strong relationship with his teenage son is tested when the boy befriends a girl.
A vampire seeks assistance from Dr Freud.
Biopic of photographic pioneer Eadweard Muybridge.
An Iranian youngster risks everything to start a dance company despite the fact the pasttime is illegal in his country.
A filmmaker sets out to find the grave of her estranged father.
A mysterious glimpse of an England steeped in folkloric tradition.
Dylan Thomas' tale of a Welsh seaside town.
Boy from the Australian outishback competes in the world junior paper planes contest in Japan. Frankie should have sung a song.
A woman tries to help her sex addict sister.
A group of young filmmakers tours the US in search of a truly scary Halloween haunted house attraction.
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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