Edinburgh International Film Festival 2019

Films eligible for the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature are marked in italics.

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Yesterday Yesterday
Yesterday and Strange But True
Bait (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Mark Jenkin; Stars: Morgan Val Baker, Georgia Ellery, Martin Ellis, Chloe Endean, Stacey Guthrie, Jowan Jacobs, Giles King, Edward Rowe, Simon Shepherd, Tristan Sturrock, Janet Thirlaway, Isaac Woodvine, Mary Woodvine, Morgan Val Baker, Georgia Ellery)
Martin is a cove fisherman whose brother has started using their father’s boat to shuttle tourists, soon causing latent familial tensions to explode.
UK premiere. Michael Powell nominee
Bittersweet Symphony (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Jamie Adams; Writer: Jamie Adams; Stars: Suki Waterhouse, Jennifer Grey, Poppy Delevingne, Craig Roberts, Griffin Dunne, Claire Cage, Craig Russell, Keiron Self, Richard Elis, Gareth Milton, Suki Waterhouse, Jennifer Grey, Poppy Delevingne, Craig Roberts, Griffin Dunne)
A woman whose Hollywood dreams are on the verge of coming true faces a series of problems.
World premiere
The Black Forest (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Ruth Platt; Writer: Ruth Platt; Stars: Hattie Ladbury, Sirine Saba, Aleksandar Mikic, Robert Hands)
Drama about a pair of dysfunctional families on a summer break.
World premiere. Michael Powell nominee
Carmilla (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Emily Harris; Writer: Emily Harris, adapted from the novella by Sheridan LeFanu; Stars: Hannah Rae, Devrim Lingnau, Jessica Raine, Tobias Menzies, Greg Wise, Lorna Gayle, Blythe Danner)
A passionate friendship develops between a sheltered 15-year-old and an enigmatic stranger in this Gothic tale.
World premiere. Michael Powell nominee
Farming (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje; Writer: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje; Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Jaime Winstone, Lee Ross, Damson Idris, John Dagleish, Ann Mitchell, Cosmo Jarvis, James Eeles, Genevieve Nnaji, Skye Lourie, Zach Avery, Tom Canton)
Story of a young Nigerian who is 'farmed' out to a white British foster family.
UK premiere. Michael Powell nominee
Carmilla Carmilla
Carmilla and The Black Forest
Gwen (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: William McGregor; Writer: William McGregor; Stars: Mark Lewis Jones, Eleanor Worthington-Cox, Maxine Peake, Richard Harrington, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Richard Elfyn, Gwion Glyn, Dyfrig Evans, Jodie Innes)
In 19th Century Snowdonia, a young girl tries to hold her home and family together as a mining company encroach on their land.
UK premiere. Michael Powell nominee
Hurt By Paradise (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Greta Bellamacina; Writer: Greta Bellamacina, Sadie Brown, Robert Montgomery; Stars: Greta Bellamacina, Camilla Rutherford, Anna Brewster, Sadie Brown, Jaime Winstone, Jazzy De Lisser, Nicholas Rowe, Tanya Burr, Sai Bennett, Elisabeth Hopper, Jason Thorpe, Veronica Clifford, Ella Richards, Sophie Hopkins, Tim Pritchett)
A young mother tries to carve out a career, while her neighbour dreams of being an actor.
World premiere. Michael Powell nominee
Love Type D (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Sasha Collington; Writer: Sasha Collington; Stars: Maeve Dermody, Tovah Feldshuh, Victoria Emslie, Ruth Bratt, Matthew Mills, Faye Sewell, William Joseph Firth, Kiki Kendrick, Penny Judd, Sohm Kapila, Oliver Farnworth, Alex Childs, Emma Fisher, Alexandra Evans, Kyle Rees)
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.
UK premiere. Michael Powell nominee
Schemers (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Dave McLean; Writer: Martin Allison, Dave McLean, Khaled Spiewak, Kyle Titterton; Stars: Conor Berry, Sean Connor, Grant Robert Keelan, Tara Lee, Kit Clark, Blair Robertson, Mingus Johnston, Paula Masterton, Alastair Thomson Mills, David Izatt, Kerry Browne, Jim Sweeney, Gordon Morris, Liza Callinicos, Reanne Farley)
Based on director's own experience as a fledgling promoter who came from the Schemes of Dundee.
World premiere
The Souvenir (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Joanna Hogg; Writer: Joanna Hogg; Stars: Honor Swinton Byrne, Tom Burke, Tilda Swinton, Richard Ayoade, Ariane Labed, Jack McMullen)
A quiet film student begins finding her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but untrustworthy man.
UK premiere
Gwen Gwen
Gwen and The Souvenir
Strange But True (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Rowan Athale; Writer: Eric Garcia, John Searles; Stars: Mena Massoud, Margaret Qualley, Nick Robinson, Brian Cox, Amy Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Blythe Danner, Connor Jessup, Janaya Stephens, Tennille Read, Vanessa Burns, Allegra Fulton, Christy Bruce, Darryl Flatman, Mena Massoud)
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.
World premiere
Yesterday (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Danny Boyle; Writer: Jack Barth, Richard Curtis, Richard Curtis; Stars: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Sophia Di Martino, Ellise Chappell, Meera Syal, Harry Michell, Vincent Franklin, Joel Fry, Michael Kiwanuka, Karma Sood, Gus Brown, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Karl Theobald, Alexander Arnold, Dominic Coleman)
Musical comedy sees a singer-songwriter wake after a global blackout to discover a world where The Beatles never existed.
Scottish premiere

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