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EDINBURGH 2017

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God’s Own Country to open Edinburgh

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- The films in contention for the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film include England Is Mine, Daphne, Julius Caesar and more

God’s Own Country to open Edinburgh
God’s Own Country by Francis Lee

The Edinburgh International Film Festival (21 June – 2 July) will open with Francis Lee’s God’s Own Country [+see also:
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(UK), a film that has already won major awards at Sundance and Berlin. The festival will close with Mark Gill’s England Is Mine [+see also:
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(UK). In all, the festival will feature 151 films from 46 countries including 17 world premieres, 12 international premieres, nine European Premieres and 69 UK Premieres.

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The films in contention for the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film and Best Performance in a British Feature Film Award include God’s Own Country, England Is Mine, Peter Mackie BurnsDaphne [+see also:
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, Phyllida Lloyd’s Julius Caesar, Rupert JonesKaleidoscope [+see also:
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, Danny Huston’s The Last Photograph, Alex Barrett’s London Symphony [+see also:
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, Justin Edgar’s The Marker [+see also:
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, Sarmad Masud’s My Pure Land, Glen Kirby’s The Pugilist [+see also:
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, Ludwig and Paul Shammasian’s Romans, and Eric StylesThat Good Night

Competing in the International Feature Film Competition are Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov’s Glory [+see also:
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(Bulgaria/Greece) Rezo Gigineishvili’s Hostages [+see also:
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(Georgia/Russia/Poland), Sunao Katabuchi’s In This Corner of the World (Japan), Aisling Walsh’s Maudie [+see also:
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(Ireland/Canada), Joshua Z Weinstein’s Menashe (US), Amit V Masurkar’s Newton (India), Baltasar Kormákur’s The Oath [+see also:
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(Iceland), Sang-il Lee’s Rage (Japan), Sanal Kumar Sasidharan’s Sexy Durga (India), Kyra Sedgwick’s Story of a Girl (US/Canada), Dome Karukoski’s Tom of Finland [+see also:
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(Finland/Sweden/Denmark/Germany/US) and Robert Jan Westdijk’s Waterboys [+see also:
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(Netherlands/UK). 

Titles in the Best Documentary Film Competition include Clare Weiskopf’s Amazona (Colombia), Mark Kidel’s Becoming Cary Grant [+see also:
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(France), Rita Azevedo Gomes’s Correspondences [+see also:
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(Portugal), Guillermo García López’s Delicate Balance [+see also:
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 (Spain), Chico Pereira’s Donkeyote [+see also:
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(Germany/UK/Spain), Emer ReynoldsThe Farthest [+see also:
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(Ireland), Johanna St MichaelsThe Inertia Variations [+see also:
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(Sweden/UK), Firas Fayyad and his team of co-directors’ Last Men in Aleppo [+see also:
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(Denmark/Syria/Germany), Thomas Riedelsheimer’s Leaning into the Wind (Germany/United Kingdom), Slavko Martinov’s Pecking Order (New Zealand),  Grant McPhee’s Teenage Superstars (UK) and Kyoko Miyake’s Tokyo Idols [+see also:
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(Japan/Canada/UK).

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