This morning, in a special presentation at Edinburgh’s Filmhouse, new Artistic Director Mark Adams unveiled the line-up for the 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival.
EIFF 2015, which is set to run from the 17th to the 28th of June, will include 24 world premieres, 8 international premieres, 16 European premieres and 84 UK premieres, with a total 164 feature films from 36 countries.
Opening with The Legend of Barney Thomson, Robert Carlyle’s directorial debut, in which he stars alongside Emma Thomson and Ray Winstone as a barber-turned-serial killer, this year’s line-up of films also includes Maggie (Aarnold Schwarzenegger; Abigail Breslin), The Diary of a Teenage Girl (Alexander Skarsgard; Kristen Wiig), Love & Mercy (John Cusack; Elizabeth Banks), The Road Within (Robert Sheehan; Zoe Kravitz), The Stanford Prison Experiment (Billy Crudup; Ezra Miller), Inside Out (Diane Lane; Amy Poehler), and Asif Kapadia’s Amy Winehouse documentary, Amy. This year’s festival will close with Scott Graham’s Iona, starring Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD’s Ruth Negga.
In addition to the recurring Best of British, American Dreams, Director’s Showcase, New Perspectives, Documentaries and Animation strands, EIFF 2015 will also focus on Mexican cinema, “cinematic TV”, and the early films of famed director Walter Hill, including Southern Comfort and The Warriors. Elsewhere in the city, at the festival’s usual outdoor screening venue of St Andrew’s Square, films such as Guardians of the Galaxy, Life of Pi and How To Train Your Dragon 2 will play to audiences for free, while over in the Grassmarket fans of the likes of Happy Feet and Step Up will be able to enjoy the full dance-along experience.
For full details on this year’s programme, visit the Edinburgh International Film Festival’s official