Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017

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Edie Edie
Edie and The Marker
Access All Areas (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Bryn Higgins; Writer: Oliver Veysey; Stars: Ella Purnell, Georgie Henley, Arnas Fedaravicius, Nigel Lindsay, Bobby Lockwood, Jo Hartley, Phil Daniels, Jordan Long, Jenna Harrison, Jordan Stephens, Edward Bluemel, Paul Blackwell, Stuart Davidson, James Ashton, Laura Marie Howard)
A group of British teenagers go on a road trip to an island music festival.
World premiere
Bad Day For The Cut (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Chris Baugh; Writer: Chris Baugh, Brendan Mullin; Stars: Nigel O'Neill, Susan Lynch, Józef Pawlowski, Stuart Graham, David Pearse, Anna Próchniak, Stella McCusker, Ian McElhinney, Brian Milligan, Shashi Rami, Lalor Roddy, Ryan McParland, Andrew Porter)
When a farmer's mum is murdered, he finds himself on a path for vengeance.... and a journey into her past.
Scottish premiere
Daphne (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Peter Mackie Burns; Writer: Nico Mensinga; Stars: Emily Beecham, Geraldine James, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Nathaniel Martello-White, Osy Ikhile, Sinead Matthews, Timothy Innes, Ritu Arya, Stuart McQuarrie, Karina Fernandez, Ryan McParland, Matthew Pidgeon, Richard Banks, Victoria Willing, Ragevan Vasan)
A young woman finds herself thrown off balance after she saves the life of a shopkeeper.
UK premiere
Edie (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Simon Hunter; Writer: Simon Hunter, Edward Lynden-Bell, Elizabeth O'Halloran; Stars: Sheila Hancock, Kevin Guthrie, Paul Brannigan, Amy Manson, Wendy Morgan, Rachael Keiller, Donald Pelmear, Daniela Bräuer, Christopher Dunne, Tori Butler Hart, Calum Macrae, Tanya Winsor, Sallyann Fellowes, Wynne Potts, Tom McHugh)
After the death of her controlling husband, a woman decides to fulfil her dream of climbing a mountain.
World premiere
Julius Caesar (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Phyllida Lloyd; Writer: William Shakespeare; Stars: Harriet Walter, Jenny Jules, Jade Anouka)
All-female adaptation of the play, set in a women's prison.
World premiere
My Pure Land My Pure Land
My Pure Land and Julius Caesar
Just Charlie (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Rebekah Fortune; Writer: Peter Machen; Stars: Ewan Mitchell, Scot Williams, Karen Bryson, Patricia Potter, Caroline Nash, Jeff Alexander, Joshua Pascoe, John Draycott, Jess Collett, Oliver Huntingdon, Eleanor Ham, Benjamin Humphrey, Craig Painting, Harry Gilby, Tia Noakes)
The life of a young football prodigy is turned upside down after they come out as transgender.
UK premiere
Kaleidoscope (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Rupert Jones; Writer: Rupert Jones; Stars: Anne Reid, Sinead Matthews, Toby Jones, Manjinder Virk, Karl Johnson, Deborah Findlay, Frederick Schmidt, Cecilia Noble)
Psychological thriller sees an ex-con trying to adjust to freedom, whose life is challenged by his controlling mother.
UK premiere
The Last Photograph (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Danny Huston; Writer: Simon Astaire; Stars: Danny Huston, Sarita Choudhury, Stacy Martin, Jonah Hauer-King, Vincent Regan, Michelle Ryan, Jaime Winstone, Al Weaver, Katherine Pearce, Christopher Villiers, Imogen Waterhouse, Charlie Clements, Daisy May, Richie Campbell, Lee Nicholas Harris)
A man's life is thrown into turmoil when a vital photograph is stolen.
World premiere
Let Me Go (Country: UK, Austria; Year: 2017; Director: Polly Steele; Writer: Polly Steele; Stars: Lucy Boynton, Jodhi May, Stanley Weber, Juliet Stevenson, Elizabeth Webster, Abhin Galeya, Éva Magyar, Karin Bertling, Sevda Levent, Gioia Hader, Simona Hughes, Justin Butcher, Thomas Cowperwood)
The darker side of the mother/daughter relationship.
European premiere
London Symphony (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Alex Barrett)
A black and white journey through the city of London.
World premiere
Access All Areas Access All Areas
Access All Areas and That Good Night
The Marker (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Justin Edgar; Writer: Justin Edgar; Stars: Ana Ularu, John Hannah, Ian Sharp, Jack McMullen, Simon Lowe, Patrick Connolly, Barry Aird, Skye Lourie, Cosmo Jarvis, Vanessa Donovan, Laura Hopper, Lara Peake, Struan Rodger, Andrew Shim, Cathy Tyson)
A criminal seeks redemption.
World premiere
Modern Life Is Rubbish (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Daniel Jerome Gill; Writer: Philip Gawthorne; Stars: Ian Hart, Freya Mavor, Tom Riley, Sorcha Cusack, Steven Mackintosh, Jessie Cave, Josh Whitehouse, Caroline Boulton, Will Merrick, Kiera Bell, Matt Milne, Daisy Bevan, Daniel Eghan, Emma Bryant, Jason Matthewson)
Rom-com sees a couple whose relationship is on the rocks who find a shared love of music makes breaking up hard to do.
World premiere
My Pure Land (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Sarmad Masud; Writer: Sarmad Masud; Stars: Tayyab Ifzal, Suhaee Abro, Salman Ahmed Khan, Atif Akhtar Bhatti, Ahsen Murad, Sahib Ahmad, Eman Fatima, Razia Malik, Syed Tanveer Hussain, Malik Aslam)
A mother and her two daughters fight to protect their home.
World premiere
The Pugilist (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Glen Kirby; Writer: Glen Kirby; Stars: Matthew Jure, Ian Beattie, Thomas Beatty, Grace Calder, Alan Calton, Paul McGuinness, Adi Alfa, Glen Kirby, Lara Lemon, Jack Gover, Tony Fadil, Samuel Clemens, Sam Wilkinson, Jade Hobday, Isla Carter)
A heartbroken man who is estranged from his children fights to save his family after a gangland hit.
European premiere
The Receptionist (Country: UK, Taiwan; Year: 2016; Director: Jenny Lu; Writer: Jenny Lu, Yi-Wen Yeh; Stars: Josh Whitehouse, Lorraine Stanley, Teresa Daley, Tebraiz Shahzad, Nicola Wright, Daniel York, Eric Colvin, Shiang-chyi Chen, Joseph Tremain, Sophie Gopsill, Tom Bonington, Klemens Koehring, Grant Murphy, Shuang Teng, Aidan Creegan)
Story of a woman working as a receptionist in an illegal massage parlour.
International premiere
London Symphony London Symphony
London Symphony and The Last Photograph
Romans (Retaliation) (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Ludwig Shammasian, Paul Shammasian; Writer: Geoff Thompson; Stars: Orlando Bloom, Janet Montgomery, Charlie Creed-Miles, Anne Reid, Josh Myers, Deborah Rock, Alex Ferns, James Smillie, Dan Styles, Dino Fazzani, Michael Chapman, Jo Wheatley, Natasha Sparkes, Kyle Rees, Rory Nolan)
A man who suffered childhood sexual abuse is forced to confront his past.
World premiere
This Beautiful Fantastic (Country: UK, US; Year: 2016; Director: Simon Aboud; Writer: Simon Aboud; Stars: Jessica Brown Findlay, Andrew Scott, Jeremy Irvine, Tom Wilkinson, Anna Chancellor, Sheila Hancock, Charlotte Asprey, Eileen Davies, Lola Sultan, Paul Blackwell, Tia Shenton, Mia Farkasovska, Claire Ashton)
An unlikely friendship blooms between a reclusive young woman and her grumpy widower neighbour.
UK premiere
That Good Night (Country: UK, Portugal; Year: 2017; Director: Eric Styles; Writer: NJ Crisp, Charles Savage; Stars: John Hurt, Sofia Helin, Max Brown, Erin Richards, Charles Dance, Noah Jupe, Sonita Henry, Amber Townsend, Joana Santos, Tiago Aldeia, Salvador Nery, Eloise Oliver, Juana Pereira da Silva, Georgina White, Kjersti Kaasa)
A terminally ill screenwriter attempts to reconcile with his son, while planning how to end his life.
World premiere

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