Edinburgh Film Festival will open on June 19 with Boyz In The Wood and close on June 20 with the world premiere of Mrs Lowry & Son. This year's country focus will be 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 will be 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.

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Love Type D
Love Type D
A woman who believes she has a 'loser in love gene' goes on the hunt of her exes in a bid to change her romantic future.
Strange But True
Strange But True
A family grieving for the loss of a son face trouble when his girlfriend shows up five years later, claiming she is pregnant with the dead boy's child.
Bulbul Can Sing
Bulbul Can Sing
Portrait of a trio of friends struggling with the expectations of adults and tradition in their village community.
Jaén, Virgin And Extra
Jaén, Virgin And Extra
Documentary about the Jaén region and olive oil.
Memory: The Origins of Alien
Memory: The Origins of Alien
The untold origin story behind Ridley Scott’s Alien – rooted in Greek and Egyptian mythologies, underground comics, the art of Francis Bacon, and the dark visions of Dan O’Bannon and H.R. Giger. A contemplation on the symbiotic collaborative process of moviemaking, the power of myth, and our collective unconscious.
Bodies At Rest
Bodies At Rest
Action adventure sees a morgue taken over by gunmen.
The intrepid creator of the documentary That Sugar Film sets off on another journey, this time to scour the world for solutions and measures to combat climate change.
Musical comedy sees a singer-songwriter wake after a global blackout to discover a world where The Beatles never existed.
The Captor
The Captor
In 1973, an unhinged American outlaw walked into a bank in Sweden demanding millions in cash in exchange for his hostages. The events that followed would capture the attention of the world and ultimately give a name to a new psychological phenomenon: Stockholm syndrome.
Toy Story 4
Toy Story 4
The gang go on a road trip with a new toy named Forky.
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Dressing up
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Final fade-out for Varda - a force of nature
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Top End Team
Miranda Tapsell, Gwilym Lee, Wayne Blair and Joshua Tyler on Aussie rom-com
Interconnecting the layers
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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 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

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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