The 65th Edinburgh International Film Festival programme launches
From the opening Gala of The Guard (UK premier) on June 15th, EIFF runs for 12 days with 60+ films and countless events across Edinburgh.
Glasgow-set Perfect Sense (Ewan McGregor) to the to far flung with Japanese anime The Borrower Arriety (Studio Ghibli), EIFF takes us on a world tour of intriguing films with a wide range of UK, Scottish and European premiers. There are likely to be many gems lurking in the line-up, and part of the pleasure of EIFF is discovering a Winter’s Bone or Monsters (both of which featured in 2010) – not to mention bumping into actors and directors and screenings.
For budding filmmakers and fans alike there are also many “Behind the Camera” events, including workshops, talks and interviews.
Our top 5 picks:
- The Guard – Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle
- Perfect Sense – Ewan McGregor, Dir. David MacKenzie
- Page Eight – Bill Nighy, Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon
- Troll Hunter – André Ovredal
- The Borrower Arriety – Hiromasa Yonebayasgi, Studio Ghibli
To be kept up to date of all the EIFF news, visit their website.
Shell and Sirin Bryson are our 2011 Edinburgh Film Festival reviewers. You can read more articles on the Festival on their personal website.