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Edinburgh Film Fest programme launched

25 May 2016

The line-up for the 70th Annual Edinburgh International Film Festival has been announced today (Wednesday 25 May).

The programme of events which will take place between Wednesday 15 June and Sunday 26th June will see the UK premier of Pixar’s long awaited Finding Dory as well as a remake of Whisky Galore!

Several big names will be making the journey to Edinburgh for the festival in June including Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall and cult director Kevin Smith.

As well as premieres of new Scottish films including Tommy’s Honour ,based on the life story of golf legend Old Tom Morris, classic Scottish films will be shown throughout the festival including Highlander and Trainspotting.

The festival will be closed with the premiere of Gillie Mackinnon’s long awaited Whisky Galore remake which features a stellar Scottish and UK cast including Iain Robertson, Gregor Fisher, James Cosmo and Eddie Izzard.

Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop: “The Edinburgh International Film Festival is a highlight of the Edinburgh Festivals’ calendar and for screen professionals and film lovers from across the world. This year’s landmark 70th Edition is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the EIFF in its own right, to showcase Scotland’s screen talent and to promote our creative industries.”

Other famous Scots that will be appearing across the festival include Game of Thrones star Rose Leslie who stars alongside movie legend Ray Liotta in comedy Sticky Notes whilst Brian Cox will be in attendance for two films, comedy The Carer and Western, Forsaken.

The festival will showcase a total of 161 features from 46 countries including 22 world premieres, 5 international premieres, 17 European premieres and 85 UK premieres.

Click here for the full Edinburgh International Film Festival line-up

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