God's Own Country opened the festival God's Own Country opened the festival

Edinburgh International Film Festival enjoyed its 71st edition from June 21 to July 2. In addition to the usual screenings, the Fest in the City free outdoor films ran from June 16-18 in St Andrew Square. The festival opened with God's Own Country - which went on to win the Michael Powell Award - and closed with the world premiere of Morrissey biopic England Is Mine.

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Modern Life Is Rubbish
Modern Life Is Rubbish
Rom-com sees a couple whose relationship is on the rocks who find a shared love of music makes breaking up hard to do.
Have Heart
Have Heart
A looping GIF has an existential crisis.
1945
1945
A Hungarian village becomes a mirror for the failure of an entire society.
A Quiet Heart
A Quiet Heart
A secular young woman takes an apartment in an Orthodox part of Jerusalem, sparking religious tension.
A Heart Of Love
A Heart Of Love
The intimate relationship between two Warsaw artists.
Kaleidoscope
Kaleidoscope
Psychological thriller sees an ex-con trying to adjust to freedom, whose life is challenged by his controlling mother.
The Dark Mile
The Dark Mile
Two woman book a sailing trip after a personal tragedy... but trouble lurks on the loch.
Satan Said Dance
Satan Said Dance
After the success of a novel, a woman's life starts to fall apart.
Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World
Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World
The role of Native Americans in contemporary music history.
Clueless
Clueless
A rich high school student tries to give a fellow student a makeover but finds herself falling in love.
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Edinburgh International Film Festival Features

World of difference
Writer/producer Alex Lipschultz on the challenges of making Menashe
Making a box office Attraction
Fedor Bondarchuk on his science-fiction film
Into the woods
Damien Power on the trials and tribulations of making Killing Ground
Landscape of love
Director Francis Lee talks about authenticity and emotion in God's Own Country.
Pastures new
Alec Secareanu and Josh O'Connor on preparing for God's Own Country.
Missing voices
Rachel Robey, Charlie Swinbourne and Aurora Fearnley on the barriers facing disabled filmmakers
Portrait of an artist
Dome Karukoski on his biography of influential gay icon Tom Of Finland
Breaking the mould
Jackie Clune and Jennifer Joseph on pushing boundaries in Julius Ceasar
Serious about Caesar
Karen Dunbar on her role as Casca in Julius Caesar.
Shaking up Shakespeare
Director Phyllida Lloyd talks about power, performance and prisons in the all-female Julius Caesar.
Picturing a life
Aisling Walsh on Maud Lewis, her home, her paintings and the passing of time.
Shifting identities
EIFF's Niall Greig Fulton talks to us about his Brexit-inspired retrospective.
Meeting Maudie
Aisling Walsh on working with Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke, and choosing costumes.
Teenage kicks
Director Kuba Czekaj talks about the shooting The Erlprince.
Keitel - a man for all seasons
Youth star Harvey on Sorrentino, Campion and Scorsese.
Past and present success
Bertrand Tavernier discusses the contemporary aspects of his period drama The Princess Of Montpensier.
I'll drink to that!
We raise a glass to a history of alcohol in the movies.

Edinburgh International Film Festival News

Edinburgh announces retrospective
Time of the Signs: Chasing the American Zeitgeist puts Seventies and Eighties US cinema in spotlight
Just Charlie a hit at EIFF
Transgender drama wins Audience Award
God's Own Country and Glory are big winners in Edinburgh
Festival announces award recipients and extra screenings.
Red carpet rolls out for EIFF's 71st edition
Stars attend UK premiere of God's Own Country
EIFF announces full programme
Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick and Stanley Tucci among guests.
EIFF plans to Play
Festival launches event cinema strand and celebrates Scottish filmmakers.
Morrissey biopic to close EIFF
England is Mine gets world premiere.
God's Own Country to open EIFF
Gay romance kicks-off 71st festival.
EIFF announces free outdoor screenings
Films include Mamma Mia!, Singin' In The Rain and Dirty Dancing.
EIFF names first screenwriter-in-residence
Glasgow-born Krysty Wilson-Cairns receives backing
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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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