Wednesday, August 10, 2022

10 highlights in the program for the 75th anniversary of the Edinburgh International Film Festival

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Aftersun, Vue Omni, August 12: Normal People star Paul Mescal and newcomer Frankie Corio shine in Edinburgh-born director Charlotte Wells’ critically acclaimed debut film, which explores a father-daughter relationship through memories of investigating a summer vacation.

Resurrection, Vue Omni, August 13. Rebecca Hall and Tim Roth star in a psychological thriller that follows a woman’s struggles to protect herself and her daughter when an abusive ex-boyfriend returns to her life after more than 20 years.

Still Working 9 to 5, Filmhouse, August 15: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton reunite to reinterpret the groundbreaking comedy about sexist office politics and sisterly solidarity 40 years after its release.

Lola, Jedermann, August 15: Emma Appleton and Stefanie Martini play two music-loving sisters who create a machine to intercept TV and radio shows from the future in a sci-fi drama with a soundtrack by The Divine Comedy frontman Neil Hannon can.

Nothing Compares, Vue Omni, August 16: Kathry Ferguson’s documentary focuses on a five-year period in the life of Irish singer-songwriter Sinéad O’Connor following the release of her debut album that launched her to global stardom.

Nude Tuesday, Everyone, August 16: A fictional Pacific island provides the backdrop for a “gibberish comedy” that follows the unhappily married Laura and Bruno to a wilderness retreat for couples, where they meet eccentric sex-healing guru Bjorg.

Juniper, Everyman, August 17: Charlotte Rampling plays a troubled, alcoholic grandmother who forms a close bond with her teenage grandson, played by George Ferrier, after he is expelled from boarding school and forced to take care of her as punishment take care of.

Special Delivery, Vue Omni, August 18: South Korean star Park So-dam plays a black-market taxi driver whose life, which drives criminals at breakneck speed, is thrown into turmoil when she takes care of a refugee’s son .

Heading West, Filmhouse, 19 August: Award-winning documentary filmmaker Don Coutts follows Edinburgh’s ‘Acid Croft’ festival favorites Shooglenifty more than 30 years after the band formed in the city, as its members decide to continue performing after the death of fiddle frontman Angus Grant.

After Yang, Vue Omni, August 20: Colin Farrell leads the cast of the festival’s closing gala, a sci-fi drama chronicling the events that unfold when a family robot begins to fail.

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