The reinvented Edinburgh Film Festival, under new artistic director and taste-making film critic Mark Adams, unveiled its 69th lineup. From June 17 to 28, the festival will present 164 films from 36 countries. Among the program are 24 world premieres, and guest appearances from Ewan McGregor, Jane Seymour, Malcolm McDowell and Hong Kong auteur Johnnie To, and a conversation with EIFF honoree Seamus McGarvey and Oscar-winning DP Haskell Wexler.
Highlights include the UK premiere of Asif Kapadia’s rapturously praised Cannes doc “Amy,” Disney/Pixar’s “Inside Out,” the wonderful Brian Wilson biopic “Love and Mercy,” 2015 Sundance premiere “Last Days in the Desert” starring McGregor as Jesus and the Devil, Andrew Haigh’s Berlinale fave “45 Years” starring Charlotte Rampling, Oliver Hirschbiegel’s “13 Minutes,” Rick Famuyiwa’s Sundance winner “Dope,” Patrick Brice’s razor-smart sex romp “The Overnight,” Amy Berg’s “Every Secret Thing” and Peter Bogdanovich’s relaxed and old-fashioned “She’s Funny That Way.”
As is de rigueur for festivals looking to lure new audiences, EFF’s Cinematic TV arm includes a sneak peek at season two of HBO’s modestly scaled charmer “Doll and Em” starring Emily Mortimer, and a preview of visual artist Jake Chapman’s television foray “The Marriage of Reason and Squalor” starring Rhys Ifans in a twisted romance.
Here’s the full lineup.