Edinburgh International Film Festival 2019

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Them That Follow Them That Follow
Them That Follow and The Captor
The Art Of Self-Defense (The Art Of Self Defence, The Art Of Self Defense) (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Riley Stearns; Writer: Riley Stearns; Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola, Imogen Poots, Steve Terada, Phillip Andre Botello, Caroline Amiguet, Apollo Bacala, Jason Burkey, Justin Eaton, Dallas Edwards, Will Ellis Jr, Josh Fadem, John French, Darren Gaebel, Scott Goodman, Mocha, Roman)
After being beaten up on the street, an accountant joins a karate studio to learn how to protect himself.
UK premiere
Before You Know It (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Hannah Pearl Utt; Writer: Hannah Pearl Utt, Jen Tullock; Stars: Hannah Pearl Utt, Jen Tullock, Judith Light, Mandy Patinkin, Mike Colter, Alec Baldwin)
A long-kept family secret thrusts codependent, thirty-something sisters Rachel and Jackie Gurner into a literal soap opera.
European premiere
The Captor (Stockholm) (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Robert Budreau; Writer: Robert Budreau; Stars: Noomi Rapace, Ethan Hawke, Mark Strong, Christopher Heyerdahl, Thorbjørn Harr, Mark Rendall, Bea Santos, Ian Matthews, John Ralston, Gustaf Hammarsten, Shanti Roney, Christopher Wagelin, Vladimir Jon Cubrt, Linzee Barclay, Nick Stojanovic)
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.
UK premiere
The Dead Don't Die (Country: Sweden, US; Year: 2019; Director: Jim Jarmusch; Writer: Jim Jarmusch; Stars: Bill Murray, Chloë Sevigny, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Tom Waits, Iggy Pop, Steve Buscemi, Selena Gomez)
The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves.
UK premiere
Driven (Country: UK, US; Year: 2018; Director: Nick Hamm; Writer: Colin Bateman; Stars: Lee Pace, Judy Greer, Erin Moriarty, Jason Sudeikis, Corey Stoll, Justin Bartha, Michael Cudlitz, Tara Summers, Iddo Goldberg, Yuji Okumoto, Asher Miles Fallica, Tyler Crumley, Isabel Arraiza, Brian Tester, Jeffrey Holsman)
Biopic tracking the friendship between John DeLorean and FBI informant Jim Hoffman.
UK premiere
The Art Of Self-Defense The Art Of Self-Defense
The Art Of Self-Defense and Skin
Go Back To China (Country: US, China; Year: 2019; Director: Emily Ting; Writer: Emily Ting; Stars: Anna Akana, Richard Ng, Lynn Chen)
When spoiled rich girl Sasha Li blows through most of her trust fund, she is cut off by her father and forced to go back to China and work for the family toy business.
International premiere
I See You (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Adam Randall; Writer: Devon Graye; Stars: Helen Hunt, Jon Tenney, Judah Lewis, Owen Teague, Libe Barer)
Strange occurrences plague a small town detective and his family as he investigates the disappearance of a young boy.
International premiere
Justine (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Stephanie Turner; Writer: Stephanie Turner; Stars: Darby Stanchfield, Glynn Turman, Josh Stamberg, Christine Ko, Cleo King, Olivia Hamilton, Matt Hobby, Melanie Hutsell, Lynn Andrews, Stephanie Turner, Heather McPhaul, Londyn Silzer, Karen Bethzabe, Becki Dennis, Ravi Cabot-Conyers)
A single mum has to move in with her father-in-law after the death of her husband and takes a job as a caretaker to a young girl with spina bifida.
International premiere
Liberté: A Call To Spy (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Lydia Dean Pilcher; Writer: Sarah Megan Thomas; Stars: Sarah Megan Thomas, Stana Katic, Radhika Apte, Linus Roache, Rossif Sutherland, Samuel Roukin, Andrew Richardson, Laila Robins, Marc Rissmann, Mathilde Ollivier, Lola Pashalinski, David Schaal, Rob Heaps, Matt Salinger, Marceline Hugot)
Inspired by true stories of women recruited as spies during the Second World War, who were sent to occupied France to disrupt the Nazis.
World premiere
Ode To Joy (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Jason Winer; Writer: Max Werner, Chris Higgins; Stars: Morena Baccarin, Melissa Rauch, Martin Freeman, Shannon Woodward, Jake Lacy, Jane Curtin, Ellis Rubin, Adam Shapiro, Jackie Seiden, Tyler Bourke, Jason Altman, Alex Perez, Ravi Cabot-Conyers, dL Sams, Morena Baccarin)
A man who suffers sudden bouts of paralysis whenever he experiences strong emotions finds his efforts to avoid joy put to the test when he falls in love.
European premiere
The Dead Don't Die The Dead Don't Die
The Dead Don't Die and Ode To Joy
Skin (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Guy Nattiv; Writer: Guy Nattiv; Stars: Danielle Macdonald, Vera Farmiga, Jamie Bell, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mike Colter, Bill Camp, Jenna Leigh Green, Louisa Krause, Kylie Rogers, Daniel Henshall, Zoe Margaret Colletti, Russell Posner, Rob Figueroa, Colbi Gannett, Joanna Herrington)
The true story of white supremacist skinhead Bryon Widner and his attempts to leave his extreme right-wing past behind.
UK premiere
The Sound Of Silence (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Michael Tyburski; Writer: Ben Nabors, Michael Tyburski; Stars: Peter Sarsgaard, Rashida Jones, Tony Revolori, Austin Pendleton)
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.
European premiere
So Pretty (Country: US, France; Year: 2019; Director: Jessie Jeffrey Dunn Rovinelli; Writer: Jessie Jeffrey Dunn Rovinelli, based on the novel by Ronald M Schernikau; Stars: Edem Dela-Seshie, Thomas Love, Rachika Samarth, Jessie Jeffrey Dunn Rovinelli, Phoebe DeGroot, Arlene Gregoire, Edem Dela-Seshie, Thomas Love, Rachika Samarth, Jessie Jeffrey Dunn Rovinelli, Phoebe DeGroot, Arlene Gregoire)
Story of four queer and trans people's lives in NYC.
UK premiere
Them That Follow (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Britt Poulton, Dan Madison Savage; Writer: Britt Poulton, Dan Madison Savage; Stars: Olivia Colman, Kaitlyn Dever, Walton Goggins, Thomas Mann, Jim Gaffigan, Alice Englert, Lewis Pullman, Bradley Gallo, Brooks Roseberry, Erik Andrews, Kami Amore, Chris Breen, Buddy Candela, Greg Danko, Megan Dettone)
Inside a snake-handling church deep in Appalachia, a forbidden relationship forces a pastor’s daughter to confront her community’s deadly tradition.
European premiere
The Vast Of Night (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Andrew Patterson; Writer: James Montague, Craig W Sanger; Stars: Sierra McCormick, Jake Horowitz, Gail Cronauer, Bruce Davis, Cheyenne Barton, Gregory Peyton, Mallorie Rodak, Mollie Milligan, Ingrid Fease, Brandon Stewart, Kirk Griffith, Nika Sage McKenna, Brett Brock, Pam Dougherty, Lynn Blackburn)
A late night radio presenter and a switchboard operator begin to suspect something odd is happening in their small town.
International premiere
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