Edinburgh Film Fest Line-Up Announced

Movie magic north of the border

by Phil de Semlyen |
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63 years old this year, the Edinburgh Film Festival is the world's oldest movie fest and, judging by its freshly-announced line-up, still one of the most innovative and exciting.

The fest opens on June 17 with Sam Mendes' wistful slice of road-trip Americana Away We Go and closes 11 days later with the international premiere of Max Meyer's romantic-comedy Adam.

Altogether there are 135 features being screened in Auld Reekie, with contributions from 33 different countries. Artistic Director Hannah McGill said: "We've been really privileged to see a tremendous range of very varied work from all over the world this year."

Highlights including Steven Soderbergh's The Girlfriend Experience, Kathryn Bigelow's Iraq insurgency actioner The Hurt Locker and Jean-Francois Richet's two-part crime epic Mesrine, as well as first screening of Shane Meadow's five-day feature Le Donk. For the full list click here.

The Edinburgh International Film Festival runs from June 17-28.

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