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Edinburgh Film Festival opened on June 19 with Boyz In The Wood and will closed n June 30 with the world premiere of Mrs Lowry & Son. The country focus was 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 were 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 was also a free screening of children's show Soundmoves: Music Movies. The festival ran from June 19 to 30.

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The Sound Of Silence
The Sound Of Silence
A successful "house tuner" in New York City, who calibrates the sound in people's homes in order to adjust their moods, meets a client with a problem he can't solve.
Boys Night
Boys Night
Twelve-year-old Reese must brave the mean and marvellous streets of North East Glasgow to bring his drunken father safely home.
A Call To Spy
A Call To Spy
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
Alice
Alice, a happy and perfect wife and mother has her life turned upside down when she discovers her husband is living a secret life.
A Girl From Mogadishu
A Girl From Mogadishu
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.
The Tobacconist
The Tobacconist
A young man befriends Sigmund Freud.
The Vast Of Night
The Vast Of Night
A late night radio presenter and a switchboard operator begin to suspect something odd is happening in their small town.
End Of Sentence
End Of Sentence
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.
Duck Daze
Duck Daze
Johnina gets revenge on her childhood abuser and the community that enabled him, with the help of a duck.
Nefta Football Club
Nefta Football Club
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.
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Edinburgh International Film Festival Features

A son's journey
Iain Cunningham on searching for his mother and making Irene's Ghost
A woman's story
Pollyanna McIntosh on Darlin’ and the wildness in all of us
Constructing the Sentence
John Hawkes and Elfar Adalsteins on motivation and midges in their road trip drama
Orbital dynamics
Shelagh McLeod on working with Richard Dreyfuss, space, nursing homes and Astronaut
10 films to catch at Edinburgh Film Festival
We pick some of our favourites from this year's line-up
Ghost of Romero stalks Cannes opener
Jarmusch acknowledges the influence of the master
Dressing up
Joanna Hogg, Tilda Swinton and Honor Swinton Byrne on the costumes in The Souvenir
Final fade-out for Varda - a force of nature
New Wave pioneer 'never bankable' but much treasured
Top End Team
Miranda Tapsell, Gwilym Lee, Wayne Blair and Joshua Tyler on Aussie rom-com
Interconnecting the layers
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck on Patricia Rommel and Never Look Away
The view from the tree
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck on Germany Oscar submission Never Look Away
After the end of the world
Carolina Hellsgård discusses her fresh take on rotting zombies in Ever After
Feeling the character
Alessandro Nivola on The Art Of Self-Defense and The Red Sea Diving Resort
A vision of Blancanieves
Pablo Berger on fairy tales, cinema and misbehaving roosters.
Romantic comedy - an alien concept?
Nacho Vigalondo discusses his latest film Extraterrestrial and upcoming thriller Windows.
All woman
Pollyanna McIntosh on the new horror that's turning heads.
Twisting time
Director Nacho Vigalondo talks exclusively about his mind-bending feature debut Timecrimes... and the upcoming Hollywood remake.
Hitting Back at Domestic Abuse
Spanish writer-director Iciar Bollain talks about her award-winning film Take My Eyes

Edinburgh International Film Festival News

EIFF scores winning retro
Festival unveils strand dedicated to pioneering film composers
EIFF goes coastal
Free Film Fest on the Forth announced
EIFF celebrates 73rd edition
Festival increased audience numbers in 2019
Farming harvests Michael Powell at EIFF
Aurora, Sakawa and The Call also among winners
EIFF announces full programme
Danny Boyle and Nick Broomfield set for in person events
EIFF preview screening of Brightburn
Elizabeth Banks stars in horror
EIFF launches youth programme
Talks, masterclasses and £5 tickets on offer for 15-25-year-olds
EIFF spotlight on Scots
Festival celebrates homegrown talent
EIFF announces galas
UglyDolls and Balance, Not Symmetry join line-up
Pre-festival screening for Toy Story 4
Animated instalment to be shown weekend before EIFF starts
Boyz In The Wood to open EIFF
Scots-set Social satire to kick-off 73rd edition
EIFF announces free outdoor screenings
Includes 30th anniversary showing of When Harry Met Sally
Free children's show at EIFF
Soundmoves: Music Movies marks collaboration with Scottish Chamber Orchestra
EIFF to focus on Spain
Showcase includes Icíar Bollaín retrospective
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