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iW NEWS | Maybury’s “The Edge of Love” to Open 2008 Edinburgh Film Fest in June

iW NEWS | Maybury's "The Edge of Love" to Open 2008 Edinburgh Film Fest in June

John Maybury‘s Dylan Thomas biopic “The Edge of Love” will open the 2008 Edinburgh International Film Festival taking place during its new early Summer dates, June 18 – 29 in the Scottish capital, the event’s artistic director Hannah McGill announced Wednesday. In the film, two feisty, free-spirited women are connected by the charismatic poet Dylan Thomas (Matthew Rhys), who loves them both. The passion and pathos of the legendary poet is told through the lives of these two women. Vera Phillips (Keira Knightley) and Dylan were childhood sweethearts; fast forward ten years, and the two reconnect in wartime London, where she is working as a singer and he is churning out government propaganda scripts in aid of the war effort. The two feel the thunderbolt of their emotions once more, but Thomas is now married to the adventurous Caitlin (Sienna Miller). Despite their rivalry, the women form a surprising friendship. Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller, Matthew Rhys and director John Maybury are expected to attend the premiere in Edinburgh on Wednesday June 18. [Brian Brooks]

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