Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018

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Zagros Zagros
Zagros and What Will People Say
3/4 (Three-Quarters) (Country: Bulgaria; Year: 2017; Director: Ilian Metev; Writer: Betina Ip, Ilian Metev; Stars: Mila Mihova, Nikolay Mashalov, Todor Veltchev, Simona Genkova, Kaloyan Georgiev, Alexander Kurtenkov)
The lives of a father and his two children.
UK premiere
The Apparition (L'Apparition) (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Xavier Giannoli; Writer: Jacques Fieschi, Xavier Giannoli, Marcia Romano; Stars: Vincent Lindon, Galatéa Bellugi, Patrick d'Assumçao, Anatole Taubman, Elina Löwensohn, Claude Lévèque, Gérard Dessalles, Bruno Georis, Alicia Hava, Candice Bouchet, Marie-Hélène Aubert, Aurore Broutin, Geoffroy De La Taille, Sandrine Ferraro, Cidney Khosta)
A journalist investigates a woman's claims to have seen the Virgin Mary.
UK premiere
C'est La Vie! (Le sens de la fête) (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano; Writer: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano; Stars: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Eye Haidara, Gilles Lellouche, Suzanne Clément, Jean-Paul Rouve, Judith Chemla, Kévin Azaïs, Vincent Macaigne, Yves Heck, Hélène Vincent, Jackee Toto, Louis Quinn, Anthony Darche)
A night of surprises unfolds at a wedding party in a chateau.
UK premiere
Charlie And Hannah's Grand Night Out (Charlie En Hannah Gaan Uit) (Year: 2017; Director: Bert Scholiers; Writer: Bert Scholiers; Stars: Evelien Bosmans, Daphne Wellens, Patrick Vervueren, Frances Lefebure, Steef de Bot, Sigrid ten Napel, Jeroen Van Dyck, Sam Bogaerts, Astrid Haerens, Anne-Marie Loop, Titus De Voogdt, Guido Op de Beeck, Yela de Koning, Eric De Kuyper, Liesbet Goedemé)
Two friends have a night out on the tiles.
UK premiere
Diving (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Mélanie Laurent; Writer: Christophe Deslandes, Julien Lambroschini, Mélanie Laurent, Christophe Ono-dit-Biot; Stars: Gilles Lellouche, María Valverde, Ibrahim Ahmed, Marie Denarnaud, Noémie Merlant, Albert Delpy, Thomas Solivérès, Christophe Vandevelde, Tiffany Thoyer-Rozat, Morgan Perez, Ahmed Almaqbali, Nadra Saif al Sharji, Albert Bordes, Bartholomé Bordes, Peter Chabolle)
A couple try to mend their tempestuous relationship.
UK premiere
3/4 3/4
3/4 and Mug
Dumped (Larguees) (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Eloïse Lang; Writer: Mette Heeno, Hella Joof, Eloïse Lang; Stars: Miou-Miou, Camille Cottin, Camille Chamoux, Johan Heldenbergh, Thomas Scimeca, Olivia Côte, Youssef Hajdi, Sylvain Quimène, Elliot Daurat, Vincent Furic, Miou-Miou, Camille Cottin, Camille Chamoux, Johan Heldenbergh, Thomas Scimeca)
Two mismatched sisters take their mother on holiday.
International premiere
Mug (Twarz) (Country: Poland; Year: 2018; Director: Malgorzata Szumowska; Writer: Michal Englert, Malgorzata Szumowska; Stars: Mateusz Kosciukiewicz, Agnieszka Podsiadlik, Malgorzata Gorol, Roman Gancarczyk, Dariusz Chojnacki, Robert Talarczyk, Anna Tomaszewska, Martyna Krzysztofik, Iwona Bielska, Tadeusz Bragiel, Pawel Browczuk, Katarzyna Chlebny, Juliusz Chrzastowski, Wojciech Citak, Krzysztof Ciureja)
Jacek enjoys his existence as a cool misfit in his Polish backwater. After a terrible accident on the site where the world’s largest statue of Jesus is being constructed, he is celebrated as a national hero and martyr.
UK premiere
Never Leave Me (Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Turkey; Year: 2017; Director: Aida Begic; Writer: Aida Begic; Stars: Carol Abboud, Motaz Faez Basha, Isa Demlakhi, Feyyaz Duman, Nisreen Faour, Ossama Mahmud Himeli, Ahmad Husrom, Tuka Na'al, Firas Taybeh, Mehmet Usta, Carol Abboud, Motaz Faez Basha, Isa Demlakhi, Feyyaz Duman, Nisreen Faour)
Two young Syrians cope with their traumatic past through friendship.
UK premiere
The Return (Country: Denmark; Year: 2018; Director: Malene Choi; Writer: Sissel Dalsgaard Thomsen; Stars: Thomas Hwan, Karoline Sofie Lee, Thomas Hwan, Karoline Sofie Lee)
Docufiction following Danish-Korean adoptees as they go back to their native land looking for their birth parents.
UK premiere
The Secret Of Marrowbone (El secreto de Marrowbone, Marrowbone) (Country: Spain; Year: 2017; Director: Sergio G Sánchez; Writer: Sergio G Sánchez; Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Mia Goth, George MacKay, Kyle Soller, Robert Nairne, Matthew Stagg, Nicola Harrison, Laura Brook)
A young man and his four younger siblings, who have kept secret the death of their beloved mother in order to remain together, are plagued by a sinister presence.
UK premiere
Thick Lashes Of Lauri Mantyvaara Thick Lashes Of Lauri Mantyvaara
Thick Lashes Of Lauri Mantyvaara and The Secret Of Marrowbone
Several Conversations About A Very Tall Girl (Cateva conversatii despre o fata foarte inalta) (Country: Romania; Year: 2018; Director: Bogdan Theodor Olteanu; Stars: Karin Budrugeac, Ana Covalciuc, Nicoleta Hâncu, Carol Ionescu, Ana Ivan, Silvana Mihai, Denisse Moise, Florentina Nastase, Karin Budrugeac, Ana Covalciuc, Nicoleta Hâncu, Carol Ionescu, Ana Ivan, Silvana Mihai, Denisse Moise)
Two girls begin to chat about another girl, a former lover of both. As they grow closer, the gap between them widens, as one them is looking for answers and love while safely closeted.
UK premiere
Thick Lashes Of Lauri Mantyvaara (Lauri Mäntyvaaran tuuheet ripset) (Country: Finland; Year: 2017; Director: Hannaleena Hauru; Writer: Hannaleena Hauru; Stars: Inka Haapamäki, Rosa Honkonen, Tiitus Rantala, Santeri Helinheimo Mäntylä, Peter Kanerva, Samuel Vauramo, Janni Hussi, Viktor Vansen, Helena Valkee, Lumi Aunio, Ida Anttila, Sanni Halkivaha, Bea Hietala, Aiju Holppi, Sami Huhtala)
Two Finnish best friends head into a hormone storm.
UK premiere
Those Who Are Fine (Dene wos guet geit) (Country: Switzerland; Year: 2017; Director: Cyril Schäublin; Stars: Sarah Stauffer, Nikolai Bosshardt, Fidel Morf, Sarah Stauffer, Nikolai Bosshardt, Fidel Morf)
A call centre worker begins to work a scam on the elderly.
UK premiere
Tulipani: Love Honour And A Bicycle (Country: Netherlands; Year: 2017; Director: Mike van Diem; Writer: Peter van Wijk, Mike van Diem, Peter van Wijk; Stars: Ksenia Solo, Giancarlo Giannini, Gijs Naber, Donatella Finocchiaro, Giorgio Pasotti, Lidia Vitale, Anneke Sluiters, Michele Venitucci, Peter Schindelhauer, Luciano Marinelli, Gianni Pezzolla, Pietro Naglieri, Elena Cantarone, Ippolito Chiariello, Antonello Loiacono)
A young woman on a whimsical journey to Puglia discovers her past.
UK premiere
What Will People Say (Country: Norway, Germany, Sweden; Year: 2017; Director: Iram Haq; Writer: Iram Haq; Stars: Maria Mozhdah, Adil Hussain, Ekavali Khanna, Rohit Saraf, Ali Arfan, Sheeba Chaddha, Lalit Parimoo, Nokokure Dahl, Isak Lie Harr, Maria Bock, Sara Khorami, Jannat Zubair Rahmani, Freddy Singh, Trine Wiggen, Maria Mozhdah)
Sixteen-year-old Nisha lives a double life.
UK premiere
C'est La Vie! C'est La Vie!
C'est La Vie! and Woman Up!
Woman Up! (Numéro une, Number One) (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Tonie Marshall; Writer: Raphaëlle Bacqué, Marion Doussot, Tonie Marshall; Stars: Emmanuelle Devos, Suzanne Clément, Richard Berry)
An ambitious woman treads a dangerous path as she attempts to crash the corporate boys’ club.
UK premiere
Zagros (Country: Belgium; Year: 2017; Director: Sahim Omar Kalifa; Writer: Sahim Omar Kalifa, Jean-Claude Van Rijckeghem; Stars: Maaike Neuville, Feyyaz Duman, Halima Ilter, Suat Usta, Yusuf Çetin, Aziz Çapkurt, Karl Ferlin, Steve Van Nuffel, Daria Hachem Mohamet Gulli, Leyla Batgi, Elvan Kocer, Ezdam Parilti, Munip Seven, Serkaut Mustafa, Brader Musiki)
A Kurdish shepherd is consumed by jealousy after he follows his wife to Belgium.
UK premiere
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