Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017

Celebrating the festival at 70. There will also be a free event - Behind the Curtain: 70 Years of EIFF, featuring former artistic director Jim Hickey and archiveist Rachel Hosker in conversation about memories of the festival. Additionally, there will be celebration of the anniversary in various venues in the city.

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, Night Moves, Shorts, The Future Is History - Brave New World: New Directions in science-fiction cinema 1980-85, The Future Is History - Great Britain, World Perspectives

Drifters (Country: UK; Year: 1929; Director: John Grierson)
Special screening of the classic documentary about North Sea fisherman, showing as a celebration of the Edinburgh Film Guild, which turns 80 this year.
Hitchcock On Grierson (Country: UK; Year: 1965; Director: Douglas Moodie; Writer: Jack Gerson; Stars: John Grierson, Alfred Hitchcock)
A tribute to the 'father of documentary'.
Hooray For Holyrood (Country: UK; Year: 1986; Director: Ross Wilson; Writer: Alistair Moffat; Stars: Denis Forman, Samuel Fuller, Neil Jordan, Barry Norman, Stephen Woolley)
STV's film on the 40th Edinburgh Film Festival.
Mirroball: Documentaries (Year: 1999; Director: Nicola Black)
A series of Channel 4 documentaries dedicated to avant-garde filmmakers: Michel Gondry, Mike Mills, Spike Jonze, Chris Cunningham, Jonas Akerlund and Jonathan Glazer. Spread across two programmes.

Casey Affleck liberated by ghosts Star talks Oscars, Rooney Mara and hiding under a sheet

In the city of the world's desire Ceyda Torun on KEDi, cats, femininity and the soul of Istanbul.

A nice cup of tea and a murder Jamie McKeller on The Book Club, legalising murder, serial killers and cake.

Completing the trip Bertrand Tavernier on Jacques Becker, Claude Sautet, Jean-Pierre Melville and his Journey Through French Cinema.

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