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Edinburgh Film Festival opened on June 19 with Boyz In The Wood and will close on June 30 with the world premiere of Mrs Lowry & Son. This year's country focus is Spain, including A Retrospective Celebration of Modern Spanish Cinema; A Retrospective Selection of Cult Spanish Cinema and an in-depth celebration of the work of Spanish writer, actor and filmmaker Icíar Bollaín.
There are a number of in person events, featuring Bollaín, Danny Boyle, Jack Lowden, Nick Broomfield and Pollyanna McIntosh.
In a collaboration with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra there will also be a free screening of children's show Soundmoves: Music Movies. The festival will run from June 19 to 30.
View Films by Strand:
- American Dreams
- Best Of British
- Beyond EIFF
- Black Box
- European Perspectives
- Film Fest In The City
- Focus On Spain
- Four Views Of Scotland
- Night Moves
- Once Upon A Time In Spain After Dark: A Retrospective Selection Of Cult Spanish Cinema
- Once Upon A Time In Spain: A Retrospective Celebration Of Modern Spanish Cinema
- Once Upon A Time In Spain: Icíar Bollaín
- Phenomenal Women
- Pre-Festival Previews
- Special Events
- The Features Of Agnes
- Unlocking The Archives
- World Perspectives
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EIFF Latest Reviews
A drama inspired by true stories of women recruited as spies during the Second World War, who were sent to occupied France to disrupt the Nazis.
Alice, a happy and perfect wife and mother has her life turned upside down when she discovers her husband is living a secret life.
The true story of Ifrah Ahmed, who fled war-torn Somalia in 2006 and became a campaigner against gender based violence and female genital mutilation.
A young man befriends Sigmund Freud.
A late night radio presenter and a switchboard operator begin to suspect something odd is happening in their small town.
A widower embarks on a journey to fulfil his wife's wish to have her ashes scattered in Ireland, taking his estranged son along for the trip.
Johnina gets revenge on her childhood abuser and the community that enabled him, with the help of a duck.
In the south of Tunisia, two football-fan brothers bump into a donkey lost in the middle of the desert on the border of Algeria. Strangely, the animal wears headphones over its ears.
Filmmaker chronicles his own efforts and that of his wife, to trade in their city life for a small farm dream.
Animated feature about the master of Spanish surrealist cinema.
Edinburgh International Film Festival Features
Edinburgh International Film Festival News
Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara
Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent
Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses
A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle
Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988
The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable
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