Don't Miss! Final Sunday Selection
Want to make your final EIFF Sunday a little more super? Look no further!
Here's our Sunday run-down to help you make some easy pickings on the final day of the Festival.
EIFF & Empire Present Hero Hangout: Simon Helberg & Jocelyn Towne – 1pm at Lyceum Theatre
Ahead of tonight's Closing Night Gala extravaganza, we've tapped The Big Bang Theory star Simon Helberg and his partner in crime (and in life, and in filmmaking) Jocelyn Towne for an EIFF and Empire Presents: Hero Hangout.
This is your opportunity to join the audience as the two actors, producers, directors, discuss the making of the film. In their own words, “We hope the people of Scotland will find our pain and suffering as funny as we do.”
The Nut Job – 1pm at Festival Theatre
One of the big draws of our For the Family strand, The Nut Job is an animated heist adventure with a nutty difference. Join the crew: Surly the squirrel, Precious the pug and Buddy the rat, who must break into Maury's and steal enough food to feed their friends and free them from a food shortage.
Castles in the Sky – 5pm at Filmhouse 1
Multi-award-winning director Gillies Mackinnon brings his expertise and skill to the fascinating story of visionary Scottish engineer and developer of radar, Robert Watson-Watt, played by Eddie Izzard. Izzard deftly evokes the spirit of the great man who was part mad scientist, part dreamer, and part pragmatist.
The Anomaly – 11.55am at Cineworld and 6.50pm at Filmhouse
One of the early hits of the EIFF 2014, The Anomaly sold out two screenings last week, and it's back for Best of the Fest. This futuristic sci-fi drama stars Noel Clarke as an ex-soldier caught up in a stylish game of cat-and-mouse.
Set Fire to the Stars – 2.55pm at Cineworld
Dylan Thomas battles his demons in 1950s New York in this Michael Powell Award-nominated feature starring Elijah Wood and Celyn Jones. It's a playful, humourous and moving snapshot of one of the world's most beloved poets.
The Green Inferno – 8.40pm at Cineworld
Once again, Eli Roth justifies his position at the top of the fantasy/horror genre ladder with this startling and depraved take on cannibalism. The best and the worst of the human condition are shockingly revealed as a group of young activists fight to avoid becoming fodder for the very people they have come to save.
Cold in July – 8.50pm at Filmhouse
Michael C Hall, Sam Shepard, and Don Johnson star in this critically acclaimed atmospheric tale of justice and revenge. The most appealing vigilante trio in recent cinema history is born
The Skeleton Twins – 9.05pm at Cineworld
This hilarious, heart-felt drama follows Saturday Night Live stars Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig as a brother and sister who try to reconnect after years of estrangement. It's probably the only film in the Fest that has a 3-minute lip-synch scene, and it's well worth every minute before and after it.
Closing Night Gala: We'll Never Have Paris – 8.25pm at Festival Theatre
It's the main event! There are still some tickets avialable for this year's Closing Night Gala, starring The Big Bang Theory's Simon Helberg. This is a film for all the people who don’t have the story of the “perfect proposal.” We'll Never Have Paris is a clumsy, human, warn and funny account of screwing up on a transcontinental level in a noble effort to win back "the one".