The annual Edinburgh International Film Festival is about to kick off in earnest, the longest continuously running film festival in the world is a wonderful showcase of talent from around the globe. This wonderful 11 days of films and events showcasing the world of film is where the Festival season kicks off in earnest. Kicking off on the 17th June with The Legend of Barney Thomson starring Robert Carlyle and a stellar support cast, this year looks set to start off the festival season in the city with a bang. For the full schedule of EIFF events click here.
Highlights include the biographical Amy, chronicling the famously troubled star Amy Winehouse’s rise to fame and subsequent tragic downfall. This beautiful film, interwoven with her powerfully mellifluous and timeless music, represents a glowing testament to the talent of one of the finest musicians of the modern era. We are currently running a competition for a pair of tickets to the showing of this biopic on the 20th June, we also have a pair of tickets to the showing of Cop Car on the 24th on June to give away.
To enter just post a film festival related Tweet, Instagram or Facebook post using the hashtag #FCFILM
The closing ceremony witnesses the world premier of Iona. Part coming-of-age story and part returning-home drama, Graham’s striking and enthralling film is set against the stunning backdrop of the Hebridean island of Iona. The film directed by Scott Graham and stars Ruth Negga and Douglas Henshall comes after Graham’s award winning 2012 movie Shell.
There is so much going on over the 11 days throughout the city and you can feel the atmosphere building in the streets, Edinburgh gets into party mode at this time of year as the visitors swarm to the city to be a part of the centre of the festival world. Fountain Court is a proud sponsor of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Edinburgh itself has played a central role in many great films and is the birthplace of some of the country’s finest actors and characters in celluloid, the city exudes so much character and history between the nooks and crannies of the cobbled streets that it is hardly surprising that so much creative spark seeps through the city.
In our next blog we pick out some of the most famous films and characters that have “Embra” running through their blood.