Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018

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Hal Hal
Hal and Island Of The Hungry Ghosts
Almost Fashionable: A Film About Travis (Country: US, France, Germany, Mexico; Year: 2018; Director: Fran Healy; Writer: Sarah Iben, Wyndham Wallace; Stars: Wyndham Wallace, Wyndham Wallace)
World premiere
Beautiful Things (Country: Italy; Year: 2017; Director: Giorgio Ferrero, Federico Biasin; Writer: Giorgio Ferrero; Stars: Van Quattro, Danilo Tribunal, Andrea Pavoni Belli, Vito Mirizzi, Vittoria De Ferrari Sapetto, Andrea Valfrè)
A symphony of consumerism and waste, built while detailing the lives of four men.
UK premiere
Becoming Animal (Country: Switzerland, UK; Year: 2018; Director: Emma Davie, Peter Mettler)
Audiovisual essay considering the spaces where humans and animals meet.
UK premiere
The Eyes Of Orson Welles (Year: 2018; Director: Mark Cousins)
A journey through the pictorial world of Orson Welles, his drawings, paintings and works of youth, seen for the first time on screen thanks to his daughter Beatrice Welles.
Scottish premiere
George Michael: Freedom - Director's Cut (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: David Austin, George Michael)
Portrait of the Wham! frontman.
UK premiere
Beautiful Things Beautiful Things
Beautiful Things and Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story
The Gospel According To André (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Kate Novack; Stars: André Leon Talley, Anna Wintour, Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Norma Kamali, Isabella Rossellini, Diane von Furstenberg, Whoopi Goldberg, Sean Combs, Valentino Garavani, will.i.am, Manolo Blahnik)
Portrait of André Leon Talley.
UK premiere
Happy Winter (Buon inverno) (Country: Italy; Year: 2017; Director: Giovanni Totaro)
Documentary about the economic crisis told through the lives of families near the beach of Palermo.
UK premiere
Hal (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Amy Scott; Stars: Jane Fonda, Jeff Bridges, Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Rosanna Arquette, Judd Apatow, Adam McKay, Alexander Payne, Beau Bridges, Lee Grant, David O Russell, Louis Gossett Jr., Hal Ashby, Norman Jewison, Caleb Deschanel)
Portrait of the director of Harold And Maude.
International premiere
The Image You Missed (Country: France, Ireland, US, UK; Year: 2018; Director: Donal Foreman; Stars: Arthur MacCaig, Arthur MacCaig)
A filmmaker struggles with the legacy of his estranged dad, the late documentarian Arthur MacCaig.
UK premiere
Island Of The Hungry Ghosts (Country: UK, Australia; Year: 2018; Director: Gabrielle Brady; Writer: Gabrielle Brady)
Documentary looking at the impact of an asylum seeker detention centre on Christmas Island.
UK premiere
Light Years Light Years
Light Years and Becoming Animal
Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Tiffany Bartok; Stars: Christy Turlington, Brooke Shields, Cher, Isabella Rossellini, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Linda Evangelista, Tori Amos, Isaac Mizrahi, Kevyn Aucoin, Jed Root, Linda Wells)
An intimate look at the make-up artist.
International premiere
Life After Flash (Country: UK, US; Year: 2017; Director: Lisa Downs; Stars: Sam J Jones, Melody Anderson, Brian Blessed, Topol, Peter Wyngarde, Richard O'Brien, Deep Roy, Brian May, Peter Duncan, Howard Blake, Jaime Alba, John Altman, Martin Ballantyne, Ian Beattie, Manu Bennett)
A look at the life of Sam J Jones, who played Flash Gordon in the 1980 version of the fantasy classic.
European premiere
Light Years (Años Luz) (Country: Argentina, Brazil, Spain; Year: 2017; Director: Manuel Abramovich)
A documentary portrait of Lucrecia Martel during the shooting of Zama.
UK premiere
Meeting Jim (Country: Turkey, Spain, UK, Germany; Year: 2018; Director: Ece Ger)
Story of Jim Haynes, the man who had a massive impact on Edinburgh's cultural scene.
World premiere
Miss Maria, Skirting The Mountain (Senorita Maria, la falda de la montana) (Country: Colombia; Year: 2017; Director: Ruben Mendoza; Writer: Ruben Mendoza)
Examining the life of a trans campesina in Colombia
UK premiere
Whitney Whitney
Whitney and The Gospel According To André
Nocturno: Ghosts Of The Sea In Port (Country: Spain; Year: 2017; Director: Álvaro Fernández-Pulpeiro; Writer: Álvaro Fernández-Pulpeiro; Stars: Iria Acevedo, Budi Arip, Carlos González Arrocha, Cimu, Carmela Fernández, Ousmane Lo, Marina Moreira, Papa Malick Ndiaye, Pedregullo, Elhaji Pouye, Mauro Recchi, Adama Seck, Osama Sene, Papa Sene, Mohamad Taufik)
Sailors on a Spanish fishing ship fight a silent battle during their long, empty hours in the port of Montevideo.
International premiere
Piano To Zanskar (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Michal Sulima)
An eccentric piano tuner decides to deliver a 100-year-old piano to a school in the Indian Himalayas.
World premiere
Postcards From The 48% (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: David Wilkinson)
Two years on from the Brexit vote, what do people think?
World premiere
A Punk Daydream (Lamumam Oi!) (Country: Belgium; Year: 2018; Director: Jimmy Hendrickx; Writer: Jimmy Hendrickx, Kristian Van der Heyden)
A look inside Indonesian Muslim punk culture.
World premiere
Pushkar Myths (Pushkar Puran) (Country: India, US; Year: 2017; Director: Kamal Swaroop)
Documenting a festival held near a lake city that is one of the most holy cities in the world in the Hindu religion.
UK premiere
Life After Flash Life After Flash
Life After Flash and Saving Brinton
RBG (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Julie Cohen, Betsy West; Stars: Bill Clinton, Sharron Frontiero, Jane C Ginsburg, Martin D. Ginsburg, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Orrin Hatch, Lilly Ledbetter, Rush Limbaugh)
An intimate portrait of an unlikely rock star: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
European premiere
Saving Brinton (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Tommy Haines, Andrew Sherburne; Stars: Michael Zahs, Rick Altman, Jan Boland, Carey Bostian, Serge Bromberg, John Dowdall, Kathryn Fuller-Seeley, Greg Prickman, Harvey Solberger, Mitch Thompson, George R. Willeman, Elaine Zahs, Julie Zahs)
When an eccentric collector discovers the showreels of the man who brought moving pictures to the Heartland, he begins a journey to restore the legacy of America’s greatest barnstorming movieman.
UK premiere
Science Fair (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Cristina Costantini, Darren Foster)
Nine high school students from around the globe navigate rivalries, setbacks, and of course, hormones, on their journey to compete at the international science fair.
UK premiere
Time Trial (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Finlay Pretsell; Stars: Thomas Dekker, David Millar)
A documentary following David Millar in his final season in the saddle.
Scottish premiere
What Walaa Wants (Country: Canada, Denmark; Year: 2018; Director: Christy Garland)
Insight into the life of a Palestinian girl determined to become a police officer.
UK premiere
Time Trial Time Trial
Time Trial and RBG
Whitney (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Kevin Macdonald; Stars: Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown, Sissy Houston, Bobbi Kristina Brown, John Houston)
The sad life and stupendous success of a singing superstar.
UK premiere

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