The Edinburgh International film festival is back for its 70th edition this month – and we’re screening an incredible line-up of exciting and inspirational films from around the world at Vue Edinburgh Omni in partnership with the iconic film festival. Tickets go on sale 23rd June and can be purchased either in person at a bespoke EIFF booth at Vue Edinburgh Omni or online at edfilmfest.org.uk. here’s what’s showing:
In this Corner of the WorldFriday 23rd June 2017, 6.00pm
An animated historical drama set in the 1930s and 1940s in Hiroshima and Kure in Japan, before and after the atomic bomb struck Hiroshima. Hailed as one of the best Japanese films of this year.
Sexy DurgaFriday 23rd June 2017, 8.55pm
This (pictured above) nabbed the prestigious Tiger Award at the Rotterdam International Film Festival. A couple flee towards a railway station at night in a rural part of Kerala in this nightmarish – and improvised – road movie.
GodspeedSaturday 24th June 2017, 1.00pm
A deliciously dark and beautifully shot crime caper about a Taiwanese drug courier who ends up being driven by an oddball taxi driver. An immensely entertaining film about what happens when plans go awry.
It’s Not Yet Dark
Saturday 24th June 2017, 3.45pm
This new documentary tells his story of one man’s brave fight against the life changing effects of the degenerative disease ALS. A deeply enlightening and absolutely inspirational watch.
Paris Can WaitSaturday 24th June 2017, 6.20pm
A charming road trip romance about two acquaintances on a two-day journey from Cannes to Paris. The first narrative feature from Eleanor Coppola, Francis Ford Coppola’s wife.
Maya DardelSaturday 24th June 2017, 8.45pm
A cleverly made drama about a poet-novelist who goes on a radio show to publicly announce her intention to commit suicide – and that young male writers may compete to win her inheritance.
Brother JakobSunday 25th June 2017, 1.00pm
Eli Roland Sachs’ brother suddenly converted to Islam and broke off contact with his friends and his old life. An intimate, heart-breaking documentary about brotherly love.
Sunday 25th June 2017, 3.30pm
An eye-opening look at the phenomenon of “idols”, young Japanese female stars who wear manga-style clothing – and the largely middle-aged men “otaku” who follow them around and pay to have photos taken with them.
Love After LoveSunday 25th June 2017, 6.00pm
After the death of their father, their mother starts to move on – but Nicholas and Chris struggle to deal without their father’s support. Andie MacDowell shines as a matriarch trying to keep her family together.
DalidaSunday 25th June 2017, 8.30pm
A stylish biopic following the tragic life of Dalida, one of France’s most famous singers in the late 1950s through to the 1980s. Sveva Alviti gives a mesmerising performance as the legendary Egyptian born singer.
WaterboysMonday 26th June 2017, 6.00pm
A womanising crime-writer heads with his son to Edinburgh to promote his latest book, finding love and invigoration along the way. A fresh, warm-hearted father-and-son comedy.
R.A.I.D Special UnitMonday 26th June 2017, 8.30pm
A Parisian policewoman wants to be the first woman to join the elite R.A.I.D. unit but the officer training her is a misogynist determined to fail her. They soon find themselves up against a dangerous gang and must find a way to work together.
White SunTuesday 27th June 2017, 6.00pm
An enthralling story about collective memory and pain that follows a former Maoist rebel as he returns to his home village in Nepal for his father’s funeral. Some of the villagers object to Chandra’s return – except a young girl who thinks he may be her father.
Tuesday 27th June 2017, 8.30pm
Unable to find a job, a Taiwanese graduate living in London starts working in an illegal massage parlour as a receptionist and gradually gets to know the women she works with and their struggles.
Tickets for the above go on sale 23rd June and can be purchased either in person at a bespoke EIFF booth at Vue Edinburgh Omni or online at edfilmfest.org.uk.