Magazine article Screen International

'Iona' World Premiere to Close Edinburgh Film Festival

Magazine article Screen International

'Iona' World Premiere to Close Edinburgh Film Festival

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The 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) is to close with the world premiere of Scott Graham's Iona on June 28 at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh.

Shot entirely on location in Scotland, the film stars Ruth Negga (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D), Douglas Henshall (Shetland), Tom Brooke (The Boat That Rocked) and Michelle Duncan (Atonement), with debuts by two Scottish actors, Ben Gallagher and Sorcha Groundsell.

Iona is director Graham's second film following his award winning Shell in 2012.

Graham said: 'I discovered many films and filmmakers at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Edinburgh was my home all through my twenties and it was in venues like Filmhouse and the Cameo where I learned the value of the stories we tell and the emotions we share.

"I'm thrilled Iona will have its premiere here and doubly thrilled it will close the Festival. …

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