Magazine article Screen International

Edinburgh to Host 'Okja', 'Daphne', Sean Connery Movies, Michael Powell Classic

Magazine article Screen International

Edinburgh to Host 'Okja', 'Daphne', Sean Connery Movies, Michael Powell Classic

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EXCLUSIVE: Movies with a Scottish flavour include Daphne, The Last Photograph, The Marker, while Okja will also screen.

The Edinburgh International Film Festival has revealed a host of movies with Scottish connections set to play at its 70th anniversary edition.

Scottish director Peter Mackie Burns will bring his debut Daphne, which stars Emily Beecham (Hail Caesar) and Geraldine James (Sherlock Holmes), while Scottish actress Freya Mavor (Sunshine On Leith) stars in the world premiere of comedy-drama Modern Life Is Rubbish.

Filmmaker Justin Edgar also returns to the EIFF with The Marker, starring veteran Scottish actor John Hannah; while The Last Photograph, starring Danny Huston, revolves around the Lockerbie disaster.

Bong Joon Ho's latest offering Okja, starring EIFF honorary patron Tilda Swinton, will also screen and there will also be showcases of local icons Sean Connery and Robbie Coltrane.

Titles filmed and set in Scotland will include Edie, starring Kevin Guthrie and psychological thriller The Dark Mile.

Among documentaries will be Teenage Superstars, about the successful pre-Britpop Scottish music scene and The Groove Is Not Trivial about Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser. …

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