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EDINBURGH 2016

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Edinburgh turns 70 with Tommy’s Honour, Whisky Galore!

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- Finland to be the focus country this year

Edinburgh turns 70 with Tommy’s Honour, Whisky Galore!
Whisky Galore! by Gillies MacKinnon

The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF, 15-26 June) is turning 70 this year and will open with Jason Connery’s Tommy’s Honour, and close with Gillies MacKinnon’s Whisky Galore! [+see also:
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Both films were shot entirely on location in Scotland. The festival’s Best of British strand includes Rita Osei’s Bliss! [+see also:
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(read news); Philip John’s Moon Dogs [+see also:
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 (news); Euros Lyn’s The Library Suicides [+see also:
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(news); David Blair’s Away [+see also:
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; Mercedes Grower’s Brakes [+see also:
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; János Edelényi’s The Carer [+see also:
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; Charles Henri Belleville’s Jet Trash [+see also:
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; Chris Foggin’s Kids in Love [+see also:
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; Graeme Maley’s Pale Star and A Reykjavík Porno [+see also:
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; Henry CoombesSeat in Shadow [+see also:
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; Bill Clark’s Starfish [+see also:
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; Benjamin Turner’s White Island [+see also:
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; and Alex Helfrecht and Jörg Tittel’s The White King [+see also:
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. British films in competition for the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film and Best Performance in a British Feature Film will be selected from this strand.

The country in focus this year is Finland and screenings include Mikko Kuparinen’s 2 Nights Till Morning [+see also:
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; Christy Garland’s Cheer Up [+see also:
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; Juan Reina’s Diving Into the Unknown [+see also:
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; Teppo Airaksinen’s Lapland Odyssey 2 [+see also:
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; Aleksi Salmenperä’s The Mine [+see also:
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; and Ari Matikainen’s War and Peace of Mind [+see also:
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The European Perspectives strand includes Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi’s Black [+see also:
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(Belgium); Florian Gallenberger’s The Colony [+see also:
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(Germany/Luxembourg/France); Guillaume Nicloux’s The End [+see also:
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(France); Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern’s Saint Amour [+see also:
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(France/Belgium); Jihane Chouaib’s Go Home [+see also:
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(France/Switzerland/Belgium/Lebanon); Björn Hlynur Haraldsson’s The Homecoming [+see also:
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 (Iceland); Kadri Köusaar’s Mother [+see also:
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(Estonia); Rúnar Rúnarsson’s Sparrows [+see also:
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interview: Atli Óskar Fjalarsson
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(Iceland/Denmark/Croatia); and Balazs Juszt’s The Man Who Was Thursday [+see also:
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 (US/Hungary/Italy/Romania).

EIFF Artistic Director Mark Adams said, “As always we like to offer an incredibly broad range of work to ensure there is always something for everyone – from mesmeric retrospectives through to absorbing new short films, to 130 new features from 46 countries, rest assured this year’s EIFF will challenge, provoke and entertain audiences in equal measure.”

Scotland Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop, said, “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. The Scottish Government is proud to support the Festival via the Expo Fund and have provided £110,000 this year to support the development of new filmmakers and the continuation of the highly successful Talent Lab.”

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