Edinburgh International Film Festival 2012

The Edit is going to Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) this year and we are opening it up to Edit readers to help decide what should be watched and reviewed.

This year it runs from 20 June – 1 July. It won’t only be hosting the expected wide range of films and documentaries but this year has 19 World premiers, 13 international premiers and 76 additional UK premiers. So there’s a good chance whatever film you go see – or send us to see, will be the first chance to see it on the big screen.

Showcasing 121 feature length films there are simply too many to go over here. Coming from 52 different countries the old hands are, true to EIFF form, standing beside brand new movie directors, producers and stars. Helpfully the clever folks at the festival have put together a preview reel which gives a good feel for some of the films.

EIFF Showreel

William Friedkin’s ‘Killer Joe’ opens the festival and if anyone is up for a bit of a surprise it’s Mathew McConaughey in this. So far it has been dubbed as the performance of his career and from the trailer it looks just about right.

It closes with the European premier of Disney/Pixar’s ‘Brave’  which stars the voices of Kelly Macdonald and Billy Connolly. These Disney/Pixar collaborations are usually a safe bet when it comes to quality family entertainment.

After that, your guess is as good as ours. Send us to something obscure, unusual or brilliant looking by commenting below, emailing The Edit or tweeting your suggestion to @GCUTheEdit.

The brochure is available online here.


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