Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018

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We The Animals We The Animals
We The Animals and Searching
Hearts Beat Loud (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Brett Haley; Writer: Brett Haley, Marc Basch; Stars: Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons, Ted Danson, Toni Collette, Sasha Lane, Blythe Danner, Quincy Dunn-Baker, Alex Reznik, Andrea Morales, Michael Abbott Jr., Harrison Chad)
In Red Hook, Brooklyn, a father and daughter become an unlikely songwriting duo in the last summer before she leaves for college.
UK premiere
Humor Me (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Sam Hoffman; Writer: Sam Hoffman; Stars: Jemaine Clement, Elliott Gould, Ingrid Michaelson, Maria Dizzia, Priscilla Lopez, Joey Slotnick, Willie C. Carpenter, Le Clanché du Rand, Rosemary Prinz, Annie Potts, Erich Bergen, Bebe Neuwirth, Cade Lappin, Ray Iannicelli, Mike Hodge)
A once-acclaimed playwright has to move in with his eccentric widower dad.
UK premiere
Ideal Home (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Andrew Fleming; Writer: Andrew Fleming; Stars: Paul Rudd, Kate Walsh, Alison Pill, Jake McDorman, Steve Coogan, Sarah Minnich, Jesse Luken, Stafford Douglas, Lora Martinez-Cunningham, Jenny Gabrielle, Frances Lee McCain, Marie Wagenman, Monique Candelaria, Jack Gore, Cassandra Rochelle Fetters)
A bickering gay couple find their lives turn upside down when a young boy arrives on their doorstep saying he is the grandson of one of them.
European premiere
Locating Silver Lake (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Eric Bilitch; Writer: Eric Bilitch; Stars: Tate Birchmore, Valerie Cruz, Ross Everett, Americo Galli, Alexia Hall, Grant Harling, Terence Jay, Gilland Jones, Robbie Kay, Connor Kelly-Eiding, Dan Lauria, Jake McDermott, Jason Mesches, Dion Mucciacito, James Nitti)
A would-be writer is drawn to a charamsatic but dangerous man.
International premiere
My Name Is Myeisha (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Gus Krieger; Writer: Rickerby Hinds, Gus Krieger; Stars: Rhaechyl Walker, John Merchant, Dominique Toney, Dee Dee Stephens, Rickerby Alexander Brown-Hinds, Warren Burke, Gregg Daniel, Elaine Lockhart, Trevor Williams, Rhaechyl Walker, John Merchant, Dominique Toney, Dee Dee Stephens, Rickerby Alexander Brown-Hinds, Warren Burke)
Imagines a teenager's thoughts in the moments after she is shot.
UK premiere
Papillon Papillon
Papillon and The Negotiator
The Negotiator (Beirut) (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Brad Anderson; Writer: Tony Gilroy; Stars: Jon Hamm, Rosamund Pike, Idir Chender, Shea Whigham, Mark Pellegrino, Dean Norris, Leïla Bekhti, Kate Fleetwood, Douglas Hodge, Jonny Coyne, Alon Aboutboul, Larry Pine, Sonia Okacha, Anton Obeid, Jay Potter,)
A US diplomat flees Lebanon in 1972 after a tragic incident at his home. Ten years later, he is called back to war-torn Beirut by CIA operatives to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind.
UK premiere
Papillon (Country: Serbia, Montenegro, Malta, US; Year: 2017; Director: Michael Noer; Writer: Aaron Guzikowski; Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Rami Malek, Tommy Flanagan, Eve Hewson, Roland Møller, Michael Socha, Christopher Fairbank, Brian Vernel, Nina Senicar, Nicholas Asbury, Ian Beattie, Attila C. Arpa, Yorick van Wageningen, Fernanda Diniz, Joel Basman)
Adaptation of the classic novel about prisoners in a French penal colony.
UK premiere
Searching (Search) (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Aneesh Chaganty; Writer: Aneesh Chaganty, Sev Ohanian; Stars: John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee, Michelle La, Sara Sohn, Thomas Barbusca, Sean O'Bryan, Ric Sarabia, Colin Woodell, Ashley Edner, Melissa Disney, Dominic Hoffman, Ben J. Pierce, Rene Michelle Aranda, Erica Jenkins)
After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her. A thriller that unfolds entirely on computer screens.
UK premiere
Unicorn Store (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Brie Larson; Writer: Samantha McIntyre; Stars: Brie Larson, Samuel L Jackson, Karan Soni, Bradley Whitford, Joan Cusack, Martha MacIsaac, Hamish Linklater, Ryan Hansen, Susan Park, Annaleigh Ashford, Mary Holland, Emily Robinson, Chris Witaske, Kimia Behpoornia, Ithamar Enriquez)
A unicorn-obsessed woman meets a salesman who claims he can supply her with one of her own if she fulfils a series of chores.
European premiere
Weightless (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Jaron Albertin; Writer: Jaron Albertin, Enda Walsh; Stars: Julianne Nicholson, K. Todd Freeman, Johnny Knoxville, Alessandro Nivola, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Marc Menchaca, Joey Rippo, Matthew Miniero, Meryl Jones Williams, William Hill, Sean Meehan, Christopher Jon Gombos, Steven Patrick O'Connor, Patrick Klein, Jeremiah Johnson)
A man with mental health issues finds himself in charge of a son he has never met.
UK premiere
Hearts Beat Loud Hearts Beat Loud
Hearts Beat Loud and Ideal Home
We The Animals (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Jeremiah Zagar; Writer: Daniel Kitrosser, Jeremiah Zagar, based on the book by Justin Torres; Stars: Raúl Castillo, Sheila Vand, Evan Rosado, Isaiah Kristian, Josiah Santiago)
Manny, Joel and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents as Jonah embraces a world of imagination.
UK premiere
Who We Are Now (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Matthew Newton; Writer: Matthew Newton; Stars: EJ An, Helen Beyene, Jason Biggs, Ray Bouderau, Carly Brooke, Myrna Cabello, Octavia Chavez-Richmond, Katherine Dickson, Katie Eichler, Christy Escobar, Bruce Faulk, Mark C. Fullhardt, Olli Haaskivi, Samantha Hill, Sarah Ito)
A woman recently released from jail tries to regain custody of her son from her sister and husband.
UK premiere
Wild Nights With Emily (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Madeleine Olnek; Writer: Madeleine Olnek; Stars: Molly Shannon, Amy Seimetz, Susan Ziegler, Brett Gelman, Jackie Monahan, Kevin Seal, Dana Melanie, Sasha Frolova, Lisa Haas, Marc Alan Austen, Darren Lee Campbell, Stacey Alyse Cohen, Lee Eaton, Elizabeth Everett, Nick Fisher)
The story of Emily Dickinson's off-hours.
International premiere
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