Magazine article Screen International

EIFF Unveils Further Scottish Titles

Magazine article Screen International

EIFF Unveils Further Scottish Titles

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Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) has announced a number of Scottish titles for its upcoming edition, running June 17-28.

Alongside the previously announced Opening and Closing Galas of The Legend of Barney Thomson and Iona, this year's festival will also screen Jake Gavin's Hector, starring Peter Mullan, Karen Gillan's directorial short debut Coward and the world premiere of music documentary Big Gold Dream, which will be followed by an exclusive live gig from singer/songwriter Vic Godard and friends.

Other Scottish titles include The Shammasian Brothers' Pyramid Texts, Colin Kennedy's directorial debut feature Swung, Martin Radich's Norfolk, Talulah Riley's writer/directorial debut feature Scottish Mussel, Karen Guthrie's The Closer We Get and Vicky Matthews' documentary Andrew Carnegie: Rags to Riches, Power to Peace.

Joining Gillan's Coward in the shorts section are Greg Hemphill's Gasping, starring Frankie Boyle and Gianni Capaldi, and Owen Rixon's animation Toonocalypse.

EIFF will also see a special performance from Bill Drummond following the screening of his documentary Imagine Waking Up Tomorrow and All Music Has Disappeared, while ex-Marillion frontman Fish will attend the world premiere of his fly-on-the-wall documentary Polska. …

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