EVENT – Edinburgh International Film Festival 2011

2011 EIFF

The 65th Edinburgh International Film Festival programme launches

By Shell and Sirin Bryson

Today film fans had a chance get their hands on the 65th Edinburgh International Film Festival programme at its midday launch. With the promise of a mould-breaking new format, there was a real buzz of excitement picking up the programme.

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

Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) runs from 15 – 26 June at various venues across the city. You can download a copy of the brochure online and tickets are on sale now.

To be kept up to date of all the EIFF news, visit their website.

You can find the EIFF on facebook  and on twitter.   They also have a youtube channel and flickr account.

Shell and Sirin Bryson are our 2011 Edinburgh Film Festival reviewers.  You can read more articles on the Festival on their personal website.

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