More Guests of the Fest
EIFF is set to welcome lots more special guests. Take a look at which talented filmmakers and stars will be arriving this week.
Ken Russell will be in town to introduce the After the Wave retrospective screening of Savage Messiah. The 1972 biopic of French Sculptor Henri Gaudier co-stars Scott Antony and Helen Mirren. Don’t miss this rare appearance of legendary director Ken Russell.
Horace Ové, director of the 1975 film Pressure will also be in attendance for the After the Wave retrospective. Ové brought racial tensions to the forefront of British filmmaking with Pressure, and will be here to discuss the film on Friday 25 June. Remember you can purchase 2 full-price tickets for the price of 1 for all retrospective screenings.
Filmmaker Mark Cousins has been at the festival all week, and will soon be joined by his 8 1/2 Foundation partner and EIFF Patron, Tilda Swinton. The 8 1/2 Foundation Screening of Jafar Panah’s The White Balloon takes place on Saturday 26 June. Don’t forget the dance flash mob takes place at 1.15pm in front of the Filmhouse!
After sell-out screenings, Jackboots on Whitehall is one of our Best of the Fest selections. Young co-directors Rory and Edward McHenry will arrive this week and will be joined by voice actor Timothy Spall. All will be present at the Jackboots on Whitehall screening this Friday 25 June.
One of the most anticipated films of the Fest is Mr Nice. Part of the British Gala strand, it premieres on 22 June. Rhys Ifans will be on the Red Carpet alongside co-star David Thewlis and Mr Nice director Bernard Rose.
We are also delighted to welcome BAFTA-winner Morag McKinnon, director of Donkeys.
Other filmmakers who will be joining us include the director and cast of CrimeFighters; Alvaro Pastor, director of Yo, Tambien; Arvin Chen, director of Au Revoir Taipei; and John Stalberg, director of the hilarious HIGH School.
Winners of EIFF 2014’s short film awards and two of its documentary premieres have been nominated for 2015 BAFTAs.