70th Edinburgh International Film Festival

15–26 Jun 2016

Tickets are now on sale for the 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival, running from 15–26 June, offering up 293 of the best independent and international films across 12 days, packed with star studded premieres, special events, experimental film and shorts programmes.

This year’s Festival features the UK Premiere of hotly-anticipated Disney-Pixar animation Finding Dory, the return of popular In-Person events featuring Dominique Pinon and Kim Cattrall, and the Opening and Closing Gala World Premieres of Tommy’s Honour and Whisky Galore!Meg Ryan‘s directorial debut Ithaca gets its UK Premiere at the Festival, alongside controversial director Kevin Smith‘s Yoga Hosers and the World Premieres of Scottish coming-of-age story Moon Dogs and sumptuous drama Kids in Love, starring Will Poulter and Cara Delevingne.

On Saturday 25 June, EIFF presents an unmissable special screening of E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, with John Williams‘ iconic score performed live by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh.

Other highlights include a 35mm screening of Trainspotting to celebrate its 20th anniversary and retrospective strand 70/70 Vision, screening a series of iconic films in their original 70mm format including 2001: A Space Odyssey  and David Leans epic Lawrence of Arabia.

Of the 85 UK Premieres at EIFF, highlights include: Taika Waititi‘s Hunt for the Wilderpeople, rom-com treat Maggie’s Plan starring Greta Gerwig and Ethan HawkeAnna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell in action comedy Mr. Right, and ’70s-set thriller The Colony, starring Emma Watson.

On Fri 17 and Sat 18 Jun, Summerhall courtyard plays host to Sound and Vision, presenting a weekend of music and film. On Friday, Chemikal Underground documentary Lost in France screens with performances from local pop collectiveFOUND, Phantom Band’s Rick RedbeardHoly Mountain and a DJ set from Miaoux Miaoux’s Julian Corrie. On Saturday, the classic Hugh Grant and Nicholas Hoult film About A Boy will be preceded by almost a full day of live music from Badly Drawn BoyAdmiral FallowRandolph’s Leap and Glasgow’s all-girl band Teen Canteen.

More information and tickets are available at edfilmfest.org.uk, in person at Filmhouse (Lothian Road) or by calling 0131 228 2688.

 

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