More Guests of the Fest
EIFF 2014 is in full swing, and this week we're preparing to welcome lots more special guests to the capital. Here are some of the talented filmmakers and rising stars who will be arriving soon. Keep an eye out for them on the Red Carpet and at EIFF venues!
We are delighted to announce that the legendary French filmmaker Gerard Depardieu will be in attendance at EIFF this week. He stars in Welcome to New York, directed by Abel Ferrara. The film received its UK Premiere here, and Depardieu will be in attendance at the second screening on Thursday 28 June, 5.30pm at the Dominion cinema.
Elijah Wood arrived in town this week for last night's World Premiere of the Michael Powell Award-nominated Set Fire to the Stars. He will also be taking part in a Hero Hangout with EIFF and Empire on Wednesday, 25 June at 8.30pm. Buy your ticket here.
Another American in town is Parks and Recreation star Aubrey Plaza, who visits Edinburgh with her leading role in Life After Beth. She will be joined by director Jeff Baena. The wickedly funny zom-rom-com screens on Thursday 26 June at 6.20pm and Friday 27 June at 8.30pm.
Moving to our retrospective screenings, Dominik Graf – the subject of our Secret Master retrospective strand – will also be in attendance this week. As well as screening his past works, EIFF will host the UK Premiere of his latest feature, Beloved Sisters. Graf is joined in Edinburgh by the film's star, Florian Stetter. Beloved Sisters screens tomorrow, Wednesday 25 June at 6.30pm and on Saturday 28 June at 3pm.
Back to the Americas, we have lots more talented filmmakers en route to the city. These include Jim Mickle, director of Cold in July which stars last week's guest Don Johnson alongside Dexter's Michael C Hall.
Debut feature director Kat Candler will also be here with Hellion – which stars Aaron Paul in one of his first leading film roles since his memorable turn as Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad. Catch the screenings today, Tuesday 24 June at 6pm and tomorrow, Wednesday 25 June, at 6.15pm.
Menawhile, Samantha Fuller comes to Edinburgh with her documentary film, A Fuller Life, which documents the life of her father, American maverick journalist, novelist and filmmaker Simon Fuller. A Fuller Life has its UK Premiere screenings here on Thursday 26 June at 6pm, and Friday 27 June at 4.30pm at our home, Filmhouse.
Writer and director Nathan Silver (Exit Elena, EIFF 2012) returns with Uncertain Terms – which screens today, Tuesday 24 June at 6.20pm and tomorrow, Wednesday 25 June at 8.50pm.
Brits are also well represented at the Fest this week. Still Life director Umberto Pasolini will be here in time for the screenings of his Michael Powell Award-nominated film. Two of the makers of My Accomplice, Alexandra Kalweit and Martyn Holmes, are also attending for their World Premiere.
Further Guests of the Fest this week include the cast and crew of The Guvnors, the directors of Honeymoon – Leigh Janiak, I Believe in Unicorns – Leah Meyerhoff, The House of Magic – Ben Stassen, and My Red Shoes – Sara Rastegar.
Winners of EIFF 2014’s short film awards and two of its documentary premieres have been nominated for 2015 BAFTAs.