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FESTIVALS Scotland

Edinburgh’s 57th

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Today 11 July, tickets go on sale for the 57th edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival -EIFF - scheduled to run from 13-24 August.
The event will open with the UK premiere of David Mackenzie’s Young Adam starring Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton and Emily Mortimer.

The 12-day programme will showcase over 100 films, including a selection of the best of recent European production with François Ozon’s Swimming Pool [+see also:
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, Nicolas Winding Refn’s Fear X, Damjan Kozole’s Spare Parts, Sylvain Chomet’s animated feature Les Triplettes de Belleville [+see also:
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, Pablo Bergers’ Torremolinos 73 and Julie Bertucelli’s touching Depuis Otar est parti.
Jim Sheridan will present his fifth feature and the first one directed outside of his native Ireland, the semi-autobiographical Family Tale of New York. Sheridan (My Right Foot) and his two daughters also wrote the screenplay, and the director will meet with the Edinburgh audience on 15 August at 18:00.

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Denmark’s Lone Scherfig will present his English-language film for aspiring suicides, Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself [+see also:
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, and conduct a "Script Factory" masterclass on “Writing Wilbur” on 16 August at 16:00.

Peter Greenaway will address the audience on 18 August at 18:00 and the first part of his visionary multimedia trilogy, The Tulse Luper Suitcases will screen on 17 August at 17:45.

The programme also includes a retrospective of French director Henri-Georges Clouzot (1907-1977) most celebrated titles like Le Corbeau (1943), L’assassin habite...au 21 (1942), Quai des Orfèvres (1947) and Le Mystère Picasso (1956) and Charlie Chaplin.

Edinburgh also has a number of competitive sections with the following awards up for grabs: the Standard Life Audience Award for films in the Gala and British sections; the Michael Powell Award for best new British film chosen by an international jury; the Guardian New Directors Award; the Kodak for best short British film; the European Short Film/UIP Award and the Grierson Award for best Scottish short documentary.

You are invited to consult the full programme by clicking on the above-listed website.

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