This year’s instalment, which takes place at various venues across the Capital from June 18th to the 29th, will showcase 156 features including the previously announced opening and closing night films Hyena and We’ll Never Have Paris.
Highlights elsewhere in the festival include: Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer; Life After Beth, starring Dane DeHaan and Aubrey Plaza; Cold in July, directed by Jim Mickle; animated adventure The Nut Job; and Nicolas Cage’s bleak star vehicle Joe.
There will also be three competition strands this year. The Michael Powell Award returns with UK premieres of Set Fire to the Stars, We Are Monster, Still Life and many more, while International Feature Film will include screenings of X/Y, To Kill a Man and Club Sandwich, amongst others.
2014 marks the return of the Documentary Feature Film Award after a three-year hiatus. Films in contention include Garnet’s Gold, My Name is Salt, Manakamama and Life May Be. Michel Gondry’s documentary Is the Man Who is Tall Happy? will also screen in the Directors’ Showcase strand.
There will also be a strong focus on films from Germany, while Empire Magazine have teamed up with the festival to screen Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, the winner of ‘The Greatest Movie of All Time’.
Tickets for the Edinburgh International Film Festival will go on sale to the general public on June 2. The full programme is available here.