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Edinburgh International Film Festival

June 15–26, 2016

Edinburgh, UK

What’s It All About?

Established in 1947, the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) is known for discovering and promoting the very best in international cinema – and for heralding and debating changes in global filmmaking. As a nod to EIFF’s 70th anniversary, the festival will showcase 161 features from 46 countries, including 22 World Premieres, 5 International Premieres, 17 European Premieres and 85 UK Premieres. For its landmark edition, EIFF will screen four classics from four visionary directors; the films will be presented on 70mm film as part of the 70/70 Vision strand.

INDIAN CONNECT

Pan Nalin’s Angry Indian Goddesses, Q’s Brahman Naman and Leena Yadav’s Parched have been shortlisted as entries from India. Angry Indian Goddesses is a story of seven girls who are celebrating a bachelorette party that takes a wild turn, resulting in a life-changing event, whereasBrahman Naman is a lusty and funny take on the clichéd US ‘nerds obsessed with sex’ teen comedy that charts the antics of a group of geeks against the backdrop of Bangalore in the 1980s.Parched is about four female residents of a town situated in the desert land of Rajasthan openly discussing men, sex and life together, while contending with the sexism rampant in their own community.

Watch Out For

OPENING FILM

Tommy’s Honour

This Jason Connery directorial is an intimate, powerfully moving tale of the real-life founders of the game of golf – the Old Tom Morris. A period drama about a strained relationship between father and son, the film is set in the 19th century against the backdrop of Scotland during the early days of professional golf.

BEST OF BRITISH

Away

Bliss!

The Carer

Kids in Love

Moon Dogs

Starfish

The White King

WORLD PERSPECTIVES

Brahman Naman

Angry Indian Goddesses

Forsaken

Halal Love (And Sex)

Karaoke Crazies

Ken and Kazu

Parched

AMERICAN DREAMS

Maggie’s Plan

Ithaca

Mr. Right

The Commune

A Conspiracy Of Faith

Endless Night

Families

A Flag Without A Country

Hunt For The Wilderpeople

EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVES

Saint Amour

Go Home

The Homecoming

Kalinka

Mother

DOCUMENTARIES

Cinema, Mon Amour

Twice Upon A Time

Night Moves

Firstborn

Holiday

GALAS

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

Finding Dory

Highlander

 

70/70 VISION

2001: A Space Odyssey

Dersu Uzala

Lawrence Of Arabia

Playtime

CLOSING FILM

Whisky Galore!

Gillies MacKinnon’s film details the story of the inhabitants of an isolated Scottish island, where gloom sets in as their wartime rationing of whisky runs out. When the freighter SS Cabinet Minister runs aground nearby during a heavy fog, the islanders are delighted to learn that its cargo consists of 50,000 cases of whisky. As the English commanding officer Captain Waggett demands return of the liquor, shopkeeper Joseph Macroon, his daughters Peggy and Catriona spearhead an island rebellion.

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