Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018

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Possum Possum
Possum and Anna And The Apocalypse
Anna And The Apocalypse (Country: UK, US; Year: 2017; Director: John McPhail; Writer: Alan McDonald, Ryan McHenry; Stars: Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming, Sarah Swire, Christopher Leveaux, Ben Wiggins, Marli Siu, Mark Benton, Paul Kaye, Ella Jarvis, Calum Cormack, Euan Bennet, Sean Connor, Janet Lawson, Janet Lawson, Kirsty Strain)
When the zombie apocalypse hits the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - teenager Anna and her high school friends have to fight, sing and dance to survive, with the undead horde all around them.
UK premiere
Blood Fest (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Owen Egerton; Writer: Owen Egerton; Stars: Zachary Levi, Jacob Batalon, Tate Donovan, Seychelle Gabriel, Robbie Kay, Barbara Dunkelman, Olivia Grace Applegate, Nicholas Rutherford, Paul Ogola, Lynn Andrews III, Isla Cervelli, Samantha Ireland, Chris Doubek, Owen Egerton, Tristan Riggs)
Fans flock to a festival celebrating the most iconic horror movies, only to discover that the charismatic showman behind the event has a diabolical agenda.
International premiere
The Most Assassinated Woman In The World (Country: Belgium, UK, US; Year: 2018; Director: Franck Ribière; Writer: James Charkow, Vérane Frédiani, David Murdoch, David Murdoch, Franck Ribière; Stars: Anna Mouglalis, Niels Schneider, Eric Godon, André Wilms, Sissi Duparc, Constance Dollé, Jean-Michel Balthazar, Michel Fau, Vérane Frédiani, Michel Ferracci, Jean-Jacques Rausin, Renaud Rutten, Christian Crahay, Bruno Blairet, Julie Recoing)
A young journalist becomes convinced the Grand Guinol theatre is linked to a series of murders
International premiere
Piercing (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Nicolas Pesce; Writer: Nicolas Pesce, based on the novel by Ryû Murakami; Stars: Christopher Abbott, Mia Wasikowska, Laia Costa, Wendell Pierce, Marin Ireland, Maria Dizzia, Dakota Lustick, Olivia Bond)
A man seeks out an unsuspecting stranger to help him purge the dark torments of his past. His plan goes awry when he encounters a woman with plans of her own. A playful psycho-thriller game of cat-and-mouse.
UK premiere
Possum (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Matthew Holness; Writer: Matthew Holness; Stars: Sean Harris, Alun Armstrong, Simon Bubb, Andy Blithe, Joe Gallucci, Raphel Famotibe, Pamela Cook, Ryan Enever, Sean Harris, Alun Armstrong, Simon Bubb, Andy Blithe, Joe Gallucci, Raphel Famotibe, Pamela Cook)
A disgraced children's puppeteer is forced to face up to his wicked stepfather.
World premiere
Blood Fest Blood Fest
Blood Fest and The Most Assassinated Woman In The World
Solis (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Carl Strathie; Writer: Carl Strathie; Stars: Steven Ogg, Alice Lowe)
An astronaut finds himself trapped in an escape pod heading towards the sun.
World premiere
White Chamber (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Paul Raschid; Writer: Paul Raschid; Stars: Shauna Macdonald, Oded Fehr, Amrita Acharia, Sharon Maughan, Nicholas Farrell, Candis Nergaard, Adrianna Edwards, Shauna Macdonald, Oded Fehr, Amrita Acharia, Sharon Maughan, Nicholas Farrell, Candis Nergaard, Adrianna Edwards)
A woman wakes in an interrogation room in a future Britain.
UK premiere

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