EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WELCOME HOST OF FILMMAKERS AND
ACTING TALENT TO THE CITY
PAUL MESCAL, CHARLOTTE RAMPLING, CLAES BANG, COSMO JARVIS, IRVINE WELSH
AMONGST STARS TO LIGHT UP FILM FESTIVAL THIS YEAR
75th ANNIVERSARY EDITION RUNS FROM 12 TO 20 AUGUST
Edinburgh International Film Festival will welcome a host of exciting stars
and UK & international filmmakers to this year’s 75th
Anniversary edition of the festival.
EIFF works this year with venue partners across the city centre including
Filmhouse Cinema, Cameo Picturehouse, Everyman Edinburgh at the St James
Quarter, Vue Edinburgh Omni and outdoors with Film Fest in the City in St
Andrew Square, to offer audiences and filmmakers alike a warm welcome back
to the big screen.
Attending as part of Opening Gala of Aftersun are
Scottish filmmaker Charlotte Wells and starsPaul Mescal (Normal People) and rising star Frankie Corio.
10 members of the veteran cast of the community filmmaking
documentary A Bunch of Amateurs will be arriving in Edinburgh to
create a scene in more than one sense of the word.
Performer Fatma Mohamed (In Fabric) will present Peter
Strickland’s latest dark comedy Flux Gourmet.
Acclaimed musician Aidan O’Rourke will be joined by
filmmaker and critic Mark Cousins to present his film The Ballad of the Great Disordered Heart.
Filmmaker Antonia Campbell-Hughes (Kelly & Victor) presents the UK premiere ofIt Is In Us All with stars Claes Bang (The Square, Dracula) and Cosmo Jarvis ( Calm with Horses).
Filmmaker Andrew Legge will present WW2-set debut feature LOLA with stars Emma Appleton (Pistol)
and Stefanie Martini which features an original score and
songs by The Divine Comedy’s Neil Hannon.
The festival’s Central Gala of critically acclaimed
gibberish comedy Nude Tuesday will welcome filmmaker Armağan
Ballantyne, stars screenwriter Jackie Van Beek (What We Do In the Shadows) and Damon Herriman (Mindhunter) and subtitle writer Julia Davis ( Nighty Night).
The European premiere of provocative and comic film Shadow
welcomes an ensemble of actors with disabilities from the film and multi
award-winning play adaptation.
BBC Radio presenter, Gemma Cairney, will host a
post-screening Q&A with Sinéad O'Connor documentary Nothing Compares
director, Kathryn Ferguson.
will present her new film Juniper alongside director Matthew J
Director John Michael McDonagh (The Guard, Calvary) will present his new film The Forgiven.
Visually arresting documentary The Sacred Family (La Sagrada
Familia) will be introduced by filmmaker Borja Alcade Rubio and Carmen, the
Peruvian shaman from the film.
Filmmaker Reid Davenport is in town to present I Didn’t See You There, a documentary which gives an insight into
the world viewpoint from his wheelchair.
Exec producer Irvine Welsh will be in conversation to
discuss the short film Little Warrior with Paul Sng, Manuela
Lupini, Sarah Drummond, the team behind the film on the 20 August.
Director Kogonada will present his exquisite and playful
film After Yang starring Colin Farrell and Jodi Turner Smith as
part of the Closing Gala.
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