Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017

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England Is Mine England Is Mine
England Is Mine and Final Portrait
Cars 3 (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Brian Fee; Writer: Kiel Murray, Bob Peterson, Mike Rich; Stars: voices of Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Armie Hammer, Chris Cooper, Nathan Fillion, Larry The Cable Guy, Ray Magliozzi, Tony Shalhoub, Bonnie Hunt, Lea DeLaria, Kerry Washington, Lewis Hamilton, Paul Newman, Cheech Marin)
Will Lightning McQueen retain pole position as the young bloods race to take him down? Has new technology made the old hometown garage a sentimental memory?
Family gala, UK premiere
England Is Mine (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Mark Gill; Writer: Mark Gill, William Thacker; Stars: Jessica Brown Findlay, Jodie Comer, Jack Lowden, Katherine Pearce, Simone Kirby, Laurie Kynaston, Finney Cassidy, Adam Lawrence, Marc Graham)
A portrait of Morrissey's early life.
Closing night. World premiere
Final Portrait (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Stanley Tucci; Writer: Stanley Tucci; Stars: Armie Hammer, Geoffrey Rush, Sylvie Testud, Clémence Poésy, Tony Shalhoub, James Faulkner, Attila G. Kerekes, Martyn Mayger, Philippe Spall, Begona F. Martin, Dolly Jagdeo, Laura Bernardeschi, Takatsuna Mukai, Maria Teresa Capasso, Laetitia Cazaux)
Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti tries to paint a portrait.
People's gala, UK premiere
God's Own Country (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Francis Lee; Writer: Francis Lee; Stars: Josh O'Connor, Alec Secareanu, Gemma Jones, Ian Hart)
Young sheep farmer Johnny numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker offers the promise of something else.
Opening night. UK premiere

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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