Edinburgh International Film Festival opens for 70th year

Edinburgh International Film Festival opens for 70th year

Film-goers from around the world are due to descend on the capital for the Edinburgh International Film Festival as it opens for its 70th year later.

 

It gets under way with a world premiere of Tommy's Honour, a film based on a true story about Scottish golfing pioneer Old Tom Morris.

 

A remake of the classic Scottish comedy Whisky Galore will close the festival, which runs until 26 June.

 

Hollywood's Meg Ryan will be in the city with her directorial debut Ithaca.

 

Tom Riley will attend the world premiere of Starfish, and Robert Sheehan will return to the city with the cast of Goa-set thriller Jet Trash.

 

Actor Brian Cox appears in two of the festival's films, a comedy, The Carer, and a western, Forsaken, which also stars Donald and Kiefer Sutherland.

 

Braveheart actor Angus Macfadyean will bring his first film as a director, Macbeth Unhinged, to the festival.

 

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