Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018

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Mary Shelley Mary Shelley
Mary Shelley and Dirt Road To Lafayette
Calibre (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Matt Palmer; Writer: Matt Palmer; Stars: Jack Lowden, Martin McCann, Tony Curran, Ian Pirie, Kate Bracken, Cal MacAninch, Cameron Jack, George Anton, Therese Bradley, Ben Stranahan, Olivia Morgan, Rob McGillivray, Donald McLeary, Cody Mitchell, Clare Yuille)
A weekend hunting trip goes badly awry.
World premiere
Dead In A Week (Or Your Money Back) (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Tom Edmunds; Writer: Tom Edmunds; Stars: Aneurin Barnard, Christopher Eccleston, Nigel Lindsay, Freya Mavor, Tom Wilkinson, Gethin Anthony, Velibor Topic, Marcia Warren, Marion Bailey, Emma Campbell-Jones, Nathalie Buscombe, Orion Lee, Harry Collett, Carol MacReady, Cecilia Noble)
An ageing hitman offers to help a young man who keeps failing at suicide.
UK premiere
The Devil Outside (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Andrew Hulme; Writer: Andrew Hulme; Stars: Mark Stobbart, Daniel Frogson, Keeley Forsyth, Jeremy Colton, Zara White, Eleanor Ham, Karl Haynes, Buckso Dhillon-Woolley, Lucy Wakefield, Lauren Stanley, Olivia Newton, Gail Kemp, Shelley Draper, Harvey Scrimshaw, Emma Clayton)
An evangelical Christian who believes evil is everywhere finds himself caught between his mother and his rebellious new friend.
World premiere
Dirt Road To Lafayette (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Kenneth Glenaan; Writer: James Kelman; Stars: Neil Sutcliffe, David O'Hara, Margo Moorer, David Hayman, Jill Jane Clements, Julia Deon Ceasar, Randall Newsome, D. Taylor, Pablo Esparza, Geraldine Singer, Terence Rosemore, Lucius Baston, Sharon Blackwood, Deneen Tyler, Denise Gossett)
A teenager and his dad travel from Scotland to Alabama to visit relatives after a family death.
World premiere
Eaten By Lions (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Jason Wingard; Writer: David Isaac, Jason Wingard; Stars: Jack Carroll, Antonio Aakeel, Johnny Vegas, Asim Chaudhry, Vicki Pepperdine, Kevin Eldon, Sarah Hoare, Nitin Ganatra, Tom Binns, Stephanie Fayerman, Hayley Tamaddon, Darshan Jariwala, Natalie Davies, Christopher Hollinshead, Ali Kahn)
Two half-brothers head to Blackpool in search of lost family.
World premiere
Two For Joy Two For Joy
Two For Joy and Obey
In Darkness (Country: UK, US; Year: 2018; Director: Anthony Byrne; Writer: Anthony Byrne, Natalie Dormer; Stars: Natalie Dormer, Emily Ratajkowski, Ed Skrein, Joely Richardson, James Cosmo, Neil Maskell, Amber Anderson, Jan Bijvoet, Bern Collaço, Kim Adis, Daniel Eghan, Lexie Benbow-Hart, Renars Latkovskis, Olegar Fedoro, Chelsea O'Connor)
A blind musician is stalked by killers.
European premiere
Jellyfish (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: James Gardner; Writer: James Gardner, Simon Lord; Stars: Liv Hill, Sinead Matthews, Tomos Eames, Angus Barnett, Frankie Boyle, Helen Kennedy, Cyril Nri, Mark Sangster, Victoria Alcock, Ria Zmitrowicz, Meredith Ryder, Lauran Taylor-Griffin, Jay Sajjid, Henry Lile, Connor Mills)
A teenager tries to find an outlet for the anger generated by her chaotic home life.
European premiere
Lucid (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Adam Morse; Writer: Adam Morse; Stars: Billy Zane, Sadie Frost, Laurie Calvert, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Cristian Solimeno, Daniel Eghan, Jason Riddington, Jamey May, Felicity Gilbert, Katie Goldfinch, Darren Tassell, Paul O'Kelly, Abigail Johns, Toni Beard, James Heron)
A timid young man is taught the art of seduction through dream therapy.
World premiere
Mary Shelley (Country: US, UK, Luxembourg; Year: 2017; Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour; Writer: Haifaa Al-Mansour, Emma Jensen; Stars: Elle Fanning, Bel Powley, Maisie Williams, Stephen Dillane, Douglas Booth, Joanne Froggatt, Tom Sturridge, Ben Hardy, Hugh O'Conor, Ciara Charteris, Jack Hickey, Sarah Lamesch, Donna Marie Sludds, Laurence Foster, Michael Cloke)
The story of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin’s whirlwind romance with the tempestuous poet Percy Shelley, which would lead her to write Frankenstein.
UK premiere
My Friend The Polish Girl (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Ewa Banaszkiewicz, Mateusz Dymek; Writer: Ewa Banaszkiewicz, Ewa Banaszkiewicz, Mateusz Dymek, Mateusz Dymek; Stars: Aneta Piotrowska, Emma Friedman-Cohen, Daniel Barry, Max Davis, Darren Rose, Tom Bonington, Gareth Lawrence, Richard Myers, Jeremy Preston, Danusia Samal, Nenaa-Jo Uraih, Holly Woodhouse, Aneta Piotrowska, Emma Friedman-Cohen, Daniel Barry)
After a documentarian casts a young Polish woman in a documentary about post-Brexit Britain, it becomes clear that all is not quite as it seems.
UK premiere
Dead In A Week (Or Your Money Back) Dead In A Week (Or Your Money Back)
Dead In A Week (Or Your Money Back) and Old Boys
Obey (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Jamie Jones; Writer: Jamie Jones; Stars: Marcus Rutherford, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Michael Quartey, Sam Gittins, T'Nia Miller, James Atwell, Taurean Steele, Jasmine Jobson, Joshua Blisset, Daniel Akilimali, Christine Taetz, Wil Coban, Aaron-Russell Andrews, Dymond Allen, Tezlym Senior-Sakutu)
In the midst of the 2011 London riots, Leon grapples with the stark reality of his life and his relationship with his alcoholic mother while falling in love for the first time.
UK premiere
Old Boys (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Toby MacDonald; Writer: Luke Ponte, Freddy Syborn; Stars: Nathen Solly, Giles Malcolm, Nicholas Agnew, Will Christopherson, Pauline Etienne, Joshua Frater-Loughlin, David Gordon-Dixon, Jonah Hauer-King, Alex Lawther, Jason Lines, Martyn Mayger, Joshua McGuire, Archie Merry, Denis Ménochet, Sam Redland)
Reworking of Cyrano De Bergerac set in an English all-boys boarding school
World premiere
Patrick (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Mandie Fletcher; Writer: Vanessa Davies, Mandie Fletcher, Paul de Vos; Stars: Ed Skrein, Jennifer Saunders, Gemma Jones, Cherie Lunghi, Emily Atack, Emilia Jones, Tom Bennett, Meera Syal, Peter Davison, Milanka Brooks, Adrian Scarborough, Bernard Cribbins, Beattie Edmondson, Susan Fordham, Gintare Beinoraviciute)
A young woman inherits a pug called Patrick
Special Screening
Songbird (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Jamie Adams; Writer: Jamie Adams; Stars: Cobie Smulders, Noel Clarke, Griffin Dunne, Jessica Hynes, Daisy Haggard, Mandeep Dhillon, Emily Atack, Holli Dempsey, Tara Lee, Abbie Murphy, Laura Patch, Craig Russell, Richard Elis, Ian Smith, Neil Fox)
A fading rock star accidentally enrols at a university after a drunken night out.
World premiere
Steel Country (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Simon Fellows; Writer: Brendan Higgins; Stars: Andrew Scott, Denise Gough, Catherine Dyer, Bronagh Waugh, Michael Rose, J.D. Evermore, Sandra Ellis Lafferty, Jason Davis, Griff Furst, Jared Bankens, Cory Scott Allen, Andrew Masset, Christa Beth Campbell, Kevin Patrick Murphy, Sean Freeland)
Revenge thriller sees an autistic truck driver turn detective after a young boy disappears.
World premiere
Jellyfish Jellyfish
Jellyfish and Eaten By Lions
Two For Joy (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Tom Beard; Writer: Tom Beard; Stars: Billie Piper, Samantha Morton, Grace Hogg-Robinson, Emilia Jones, Daniel Mays, Bella Ramsey, David Elliot, Ibinabo Jack, Badger Skelton, Dana Haqjoo, Eva Fontaine, Adam Young, Seychella, Billie Piper, Samantha Morton)
A family struggling with bereavement try to find solace on a caravan holiday.
World premiere
Wild Honey Pie! (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Jamie Adams; Writer: Jamie Adams; Stars: Richard Elis, Brett Goldstein, Jemima Kirke, Alice Lowe, Craig Russell, Joanna Scanlan, Tonya Smith, Sarah Solemani, Richard Elis, Brett Goldstein, Jemima Kirke, Alice Lowe, Craig Russell, Joanna Scanlan, Tonya Smith)
A couple's relationship runs into trouble in this semi-improvised sex comedy.
European premiere
Winterlong (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: David Jackson; Writer: David Jackson; Stars: Francis Magee, Carole Weyers, Doon Mackichan, Robin Weaver, Ian Puleston-Davies, Harper Jackson, Nina Iceton, Jonathan Christie, Anneli Page, John Seaward, Paul Blackwell, Kim Tiddy, Jonathan Magnanti, Alice Marshall, John Hodgson)
When his estranged teenage son is left unexpectedly on the doorstep of his caravan, poacher Francis faces new responsibilities.
World premiere

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