70th edition of Edinburgh Film Festival to start from Jun 15

New Delhi : The 70th edition of Edinburgh Film Festival was announced today and will run from June 15 to 26. The festival will showcase 161 feature films from 46 countries, including 22 world premieres, five international premieres, 17 European premieres and 85 UK premieres. Artistic director Mark Adams unveiled the selection and said there was “something for everyone,” and the festival would “challenge, provoke and entertain audiences. The highlight of the festival includes the UK premiere of Disney-Pixar animation “Finding Dory,” in-person events featuring the likes of Kevin Smith and Kim Cattrall, and the opening and closing gala world premieres of 'Tommy’s Honor' and 'Whisky Galore!'. It is a real thrill to unveil this year's program and I am looking forward to showcasing so many great films and welcoming so many talented filmmakers to our 70th edition," said Mr Adams. As always, we like to offer an incredibly broad range of work to ensure there is always something for everyone – from mesmeric retrospectives through to absorbing new short films, to 130 new features from 46 countries, rest assured this year's EIFF will challenge, provoke and entertain audiences in equal measure," he added.
Other films in the lineup includes 'Maggie's Plan', 'The Fundamentals of Caring', 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople', 'Shepherds and Butchers', 'Little Men and Yoga Hosers', alongside a special screening of 'Trainspotting' on its 20th anniversary (and with Danny Boyle now filming the sequel in town).

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