Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015

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Under Milk Wood Under Milk Wood
Under Milk Wood and Chicken
45 Years (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Andrew Haigh; Writer: Andrew Haigh, based on the short story by David Constantine.; Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James, Dolly Wells, David Sibley, Sam Alexander, Richard Cunningham, Hannah Chalmers, Max Rudd, Martin Atkinson, Kevin Matadeen, Camille Ucan, Lucy Temple, Paul Goldsmith, Rachel Banham)
A marriage is thrown into turmoil with news of a long dead lover.
UK premiere. Michael Powell contender.
Black Mountain Poets (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Jamie Adams; Writer: Jamie Adams; Stars: Tom Cullen, Alice Lowe, Dolly Wells)
Relationship comedy about a pair of on-the-run sisters who pose as poets on a camping retreat.
World premiere, Michael Powell contender.
Blood Cells (Country: UK, Italy; Year: 2014; Director: Joseph Bull, Luke Seomore; Writer: Joseph Bull, Luke Seomore, Ben Young; Stars: Jimmy Akingbola, Mohammed Ali, Olivia Bernstone, Silas Carson, Daniel Ezra, Francis Magee, Keith McErlean, Gino Picciano, Chloe Pirrie, Django Chan Reeves, Semih Sezen, Hayley Squires, Marcio Teixeira, Barry Ward)
A farmer's son is faced with a decison about whether to return to the home he has exiled himself from.
UK premiere. Michael Powell contender.
Chicken (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Joe Stephenson; Writer: Freddie Machin, Chris New; Stars: Scott Chambers, Yasmin Paige, Morgan Watkins, Gina Bramhill, Michael Culkin, Helen Lederer, Kirsty Besterman, Adrian Bouchet, Rose Williams, Connor Catchpole, Jamie Weston, Harrison Sansostri, Ben Mars, Danny Steele, Alex Murphy)
Drama about a teenager with learning difficulties and his abusive older brother.
Scottish premiere
Desert Dancer (Until I Rise) (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Richard Raymond; Writer: Jon Croker, Afshin Ghaffarian; Stars: Nazanin Boniadi, Freida Pinto, Tom Cullen, Reece Ritchie, Marama Corlett, Simon Kassianides, Neet Mohan, Makram Khoury, Akin Gazi, Davood Ghadami, Mourad Zaoui, Tolga Safer, Richard David-Caine, Bamshad Abedi-Amin, Bethan Hanks)
An Iranian youngster risks everything to start a dance company despite the fact the pasttime is illegal in his country.
UK premiere
Identicals Identicals
Identicals and Hector
Hector (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Jake Gavin; Writer: Jake Gavin; Stars: Peter Mullan, Keith Allen, Natalie Gavin, Sharon Rooney, Sarah Solemani, Ewan Stewart, Laurie Ventry, Stephen Tompkinson, Gina McKee, Christine Tremarco, Paul Brennen, Frank Gilhooley, Olivia Jewson, Jamie Michie, Jimi James), Trailer
Drama about a homeless pensioner with a tragic past.
World premiere. Michael Powell contender.
Identicals (Brand New-U) (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Simon Pummell; Writer: Simon Pummell; Stars: Nick Blood, Nora-Jane Noone, Tony Way, Andrew Buckley, Lachlan Nieboer, Clare Monnelly, Jacinta Mulcahy, Tim Faraday, Robert Wilfort, Martin Richardson, Sukie Smith, Tim Ahern, Ryan Calais Cameron, Phelim Kelly, Anthony Cozens)
Sci-fi thriller about a man on a quest to find the love of his life.
World premiere. Michael Powell contender.
The Incident (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Jane Linfoot; Writer: Jane Linfoot; Stars: Tom Hughes, Ruta Gedmintas, Brian Woodward, Tasha Connor, Noma Dumezweni, Samantha Hindman, Nathan Dean Williams, Martin Webbe, Simon Nock, Emma McMorrow, Lee Bainbridge, Philip Lightfoot, Rebecca Peyton, Shani Sanderson, Madeleine Cooksey)
Psychological drama about a couple whose lives are disrupted by a troubled teenage girl.
World premiere. Michael Powell contender.
The Messenger (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: David Blair; Writer: Andrew Kirk; Stars: Lily Cole, Robert Sheehan, Joely Richardson, Tamzin Merchant, David O'Hara, Deirdre O'Kane, Andrew Tiernan, Jack Fox, Alex Wyndham, Brian Woodward, Leo Woodruff, Rhys Connah, Oliver Heald, Josh Moran, Ali Cook)
A man is haunted by the spirits of the dead who want him to help them settled unfinished business.
World premiere
Norfolk (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Martin Radich; Writer: Martin Radich; Stars: Denis Ménochet, Barry Keoghan, Goda Letkauskaite, Olegar Fedoro, Jason Beeston, Paul Watkins, Lyubomir Bukov, Rupert Procter, Sean Buckley, Eileen Davies, Ella Vale, Trevor Fox)
A tough-love father's strong relationship with his teenage son is tested when the boy befriends a girl.
UK premiere. Michael Powell contender.
Desert Dancer Desert Dancer
Desert Dancer and 45 Years
North V South (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Steven Nesbit; Writer: Steven Nesbit; Stars: Charlotte Hope, Freema Agyeman, Bernard Hill, Steven Berkoff, Greta Scacchi, Geoff Bell, Keith Allen, Elliott Tittensor, Ryan Oliva, Oliver Cotton, Steve Evets, Sydney Wade, Brad Moore, Paul Howell, Gary Cargill)
A gangland Romeo and Juliet.
World premiere. Michael Powell contender.
The Pyramid Texts (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Ludwig Shammasian, Paul Shammasian; Writer: Geoff Thompson; Stars: James Cosmo, Ethan Cosmo)
A fighter recalls his life in and out of the ring.
World premiere. Michael Powell contender.
Scottish Mussel (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Talulah Riley; Writer: Talulah Riley; Stars: Martin Compston, Talulah Riley, Morgan Watkins, Joe Thomas, Paul Brannigan, Harry Enfield, Rufus Hound, Russell Kane, Emun Elliott, Camille Coduri, Rachael Stirling, James Dreyfus, Steven O'Donnell, Niall Greig Fulton, Conor McCarron)
A Glaswegian chancer who moonlights as an illegal pearl fisher in the Highland streams falls for a beautiful English conservationist.
World premiere
Swung (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Colin Kennedy; Writer: Ewan Morrison; Stars: Elizabeth McGovern, Elena Anaya, Steven Cree, David Elliot, Owen McDonnell, Allison McKenzie, Jean-Marc Chautems, Gareth Morrison, Gerry McLaughlin, Deen Lee Dillon Fredericks, John Scougall)
A relationship is taken to its emotional and sexual limits.
World premiere. Michael Powell contender.
Under Milk Wood (Dan y Wenallt) (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Kevin Allen; Writer: Kevin Allen, Michael Breen, Michael Breen, Dylan Thomas, Murray Lachlan Young, Murray Lachlan Young; Stars: Rhys Ifans, Julian Lewis Jones, Charlotte Church, Di Botcher, Steffan Rhodri, Ruth Lloyd, Llyr Ifans, Sara Sugarman, Rhodri Meilir, Bradley Freegard, Lisa Palfrey, Helen Griffin, Aneirin Hughes, Nicholas McGaughey, Habib Nasib Nader)
Dylan Thomas' tale of a Welsh seaside town.
World premiere
Swung Swung
Swung and Blood Cells
The Violators (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Helen Walsh; Writer: Helen Walsh; Stars: Lauren McQueen, Brogan Ellis, Stephen Lord, Liam Ainsworth, Derek Barr, Callum King Chadwick, Jennifer Hennessy, Roxanne Pallett, Harry Evans, Jacqueline Leonard, James Foster, Stella Grundy, Sean McKee, Andrea Davy, Karl Camilleri)
Two dysfunctional girls, from different backgrounds set off on a course that will have profound implications for both of them.
World premiere. Michael Powell contender.

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