Unfortunately we have received some sad news; Shinya Tsukamoto will now not be able to attend EIFF 2012.
Shinya has had to remain in Japan due to family circumstances and thus will not be attending EIFF this year.
We wish him all the best and hope that he makes it to Edinburgh in the future.
Three of the highly-regarded director's films are showing as part of the EIFF 2012 programme, Kotoko, Tetsuo: The Iron Man and Tetsuo II: Body Hammer, as part of the special Spotlight on Shinya Tsukamoto and we had hoped he would be here as part of the Festival.
We apologise for ay inconvenience and disappointment this may cause.
This Is Edinburgh, in partnership with EIFF, invites locals of all ages to free outdoor cinema screenings in the Grassmarket and St Andrew Square.