EIFF 2018: Things To Look Out For

The 72nd edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival opens tonight. We’ve scoured the programme to pick out some things you be interested in…

For the family: Incredibles 2The long anticipated sequel to the Pixar classic, we are reunited with the Parr family as the film picks up with events immediately following the 2004 Film.

Sunday 24th June, The Festival Theatre

British Comedy Fan: Swimming With MenThis year’s closing night gala is the UK Premiere of ‘Swimming With Men’ which stars Rob Bryden, Adeel Akhtar, Jim Carter, Daniel Mays, Rupert Graves and a host of British comedy talent. It follows the story of Eric (Bryden) who following a messy divorce ends up joining a local synchronised swimming team training for a world championship in Milan.

Sunday 1st July, Festival Theatre

What about a thriller?: SearchingJohn Cho plays a widowed father trying to find his missing daughter. Some twists and turns to be expected covering the themes of parents worrying about their children’s behaviour and the node ring issue of people spending too much of their life connected to the internet.

Thursday 21st June, Odeon | Friday 22nd June, Cineworld

Something to think about: Island Of The Hungry Ghosts

In this documentary Gabrielle Brady follows trauma counsellor Poh Lin as she supports detainees on Christmas Island where those seeking asylum in Australia are held a their fate is decided.

Sunday 24th June, Odeon | Tuesday 26th June, Filmhouse

Want to hear from a filmmaker? In Person: Joe Dante

The director, producer, editor and film fanatic behind movies such as Piranha, Gremlins and The Howling will be talking about his life behind the camera

Saturday 23rd June, Filmhouse

Music Fan: Almost Fashionable: A Film About TravisMusic critic Wyndham Wallace has never been a big fan of Scottish band Travis. So naturally when he is asked by lead singer Fran Healy to follow the band on tour in Mexico he decides to take a camera and film his experience and tries to find out from fans and others why they love the band.

Friday 29th June, Cineworld | Saturday 30th June, Odeon

That is just a small offering of what you can see at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival, find out more at edfilmfest.org.uk