Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017

View other Edinburgh International Film Festival Films by strand: American Dreams, Animation, Best Of British, Black Box, Documentaries, European Perspectives, Fantastic Planets: The Futuristic Art of René Laloux, Fest in the City, Focus On Poland, Galas, Shorts, The Future Is History - Brave New World: New Directions in science-fiction cinema 1980-85, The Future Is History - Great Britain, Unlocking The Archives, World Perspectives

Killing Ground Killing Ground
Killing Ground and Double Date
Bad Kids Of Crestview Academy (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Ben Browder; Writer: Barry Wernick, James R. Hallam, Barry Wernick, Barry Wernick; Stars: Sammi Hanratty, Colby Arps, Sophia Taylor Ali, Erika Daly, Matthew Frias, Ben Browder, Sufe Bradshaw, Ashlyn McEvers, Ali Astin, Sean Astin, Drake Bell, Gina Gershon, Cameron Deane Stewart, Scott Edward Logan, Susana Gibb)
A group of detained teenagers get caught up in a series of killings.
International premiere
The Dark Mile (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Gary Love; Writer: Gaby Hull; Stars: Finlay MacMillan, Deirdre Mullins, Sheila Hancock, Rebecca Calder, Paul Brannigan, Marcia Rose, Harmony Rose Bremner, Elaine M. Ellis)
Two woman book a sailing trip after a personal tragedy... but trouble lurks on the loch.
World premiere
Double Date (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Benjamin Barfoot; Writer: Danny Morgan; Stars: Danny Morgan, Georgia Groome, Michael Socha, Kelly Wenham, Dougie Poynter, Brooke Norbury, Lee Shone, Benny Bereal, Liz Kingsman, Elena Valdameri, Lewis Holloway, Kelly Wells, Sarah Carmen, Kerrieanne Booker, Charley Clark)
An innocent out to prove his manhood meets a pair of femmes fatales.
World premiere
The Guardians (Zashchitniki) (Country: Russia; Year: 2017; Director: Sarik Andreasyan; Writer: Andrey Gavrilov; Stars: Anton Pampushnyy, Sanjar Madi, Sebastien Sisak, Alina Lanina, Stanislav Shirin, Valeriya Shkirando, Vyacheslav Razbegaev, Nikolay Shestak, Anna Kravtsova, Mila Maksimova, Marusya Klimova, Vladimir Butenko, Yuliya Titarenko, Evgeniy Venediktov, Aleksandr Semyonov)
Soviet superheroes take on a mad scientist in charge of an army of drones.
UK premiere
Killing Ground (Country: Australia; Year: 2016; Director: Damien Power; Writer: Damien Power; Stars: Harriet Dyer, Aaron Pedersen, Stephen Hunter, Tiarnie Coupland, Ian Meadows, Maya Stange, Mitzi Ruhlmann, Aaron Glenane, Julian Garner, Tara Jade Borg, Michael Knott, Mark Gadaleta, Jackie Dettmer, Matthew Dettmer, Liam Parkes)
A young couple camping in the woods find an abandoned tent and then a lost toddler.
UK premiere
Bad Kids Of Crestview Academy Bad Kids Of Crestview Academy
Bad Kids Of Crestview Academy and The Dark Mile
The Mole Song: Hong Kong Capriccio (Mogura no uta: Hong Kong kyôsô-kyoku ) (Country: Japan; Year: 2016; Director: Takashi Miike; Writer: Noboru Takahashi, Kankurô Kudô; Stars: Tôma Ikuta, Eita, Tsubasa Honda, Nanao, Arata Furuta, Shin'ichi Tsutsumi, Ken'ichi Endô, Riisa Naka, Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Yûsuke Kamiji, Allan Cook, Kôichi Iwaki, Sarutoki Minagawa)
An undercover cop heads on a crazy adventure involving a Yakuza boss and his daughter.
European premiere
Vampire Cleanup Department (Gao geung jing dou fu) (Country: Hong Kong; Year: 2017; Director: Sin-Hang Chiu, Pak-Wing Yan; Stars: Siu-Ho Chin, Hok-chi Chiu, Babyjohn Choi, Min Chen Lin, Meng Lo, Richard Ng, Susan Yam-Yam Shaw, Cheung-Yan Yuen)
A secret vampire-busting team tackles the living dead in Hong Kong.
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

More news and features

Playing Now

Eye For Film continues to support festivals both locally and across the world. At the moment, we're covering:

San Sebastian Film Festival
Spain's premier film festival

Taiwan Film Festival Edinburgh

New York Film Festival
Showcase of key films from around the globe

Venice Film Festival
77th edition of the Italian festival


In the Archive

Archive of festival coverage.

Daily diary and reviews from 2005-2018.

Coverage of the lynchpin German festival.