The full programme of the 67th Edinburgh International Film Festival was officially unveiled today, revealing a line-up of 146 feature films from 53 countries – including 14 World premieres, 6 international premieres, and 10 European premieres.
Highlights of the programme include: For Those In Peril, the début feature from Michael Powell Award contender Paul Wright; Alex Gibney’s controversial doc We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks; Noam Baumbach’s Frances Ha; and Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring, starring Emma Watson.
“I’m very proud that in my second year at the Festival we’ve again put together a programme that reflects our festival’s commitment to international cinema, while giving our audiences opportunities to discover a broad range of outstanding work from British filmmakers,” commented the festival’s artistic director, Chris Fujiwara, who also said the programme was “filled with films that I’m sure our audiences will find exciting and inspiring”.
Special screenings at the festival include the world premiere of Fire in the Night, a documentary marking the 25th anniversary of the Piper Alpha rig disaster in which 167 men were killed, and a number of classic film screenings including Jurassic Park 3D and the 1950 landmark Scottish film, The Gorbals Story.
The previously announced opening and closing films are Drake Doremus’s Breathe In, starring Felicity Jones and Guy Pearce, and John McKay’s Not Another Happy Ending, starring Karen Gillan and Stanley Weber.
The full programme can be found on the Edinburgh International Film Festival website here.