Announcing a special pre-festival screening of horror film Brightburn from producer James Gunn, on Sunday 16th June at Festival Theatre. Tickets are now on sale, available here.

What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister? 

After a difficult struggle with fertility, Tori Breyer’s (Elizabeth Banks) dreams of motherhood come true with the arrival of a mysterious baby boy. Brandon appears to be everything Tori and her husband Kyle (David Denman) ever wanted—bright, talented, curious about the world. But as Brandon (Jackson A. Dunn) nears puberty, a powerful darkness manifests within him, and Tori becomes consumed by terrible doubts about her son. Once Brandon begins to act on his twisted urges, those closest to him find themselves in grave danger, as the miracle child transforms into a vicious predator unleashed on a sleepy Kansas town. 

An unforgettable origin story unlike any ever seen before, Screen Gems’ Brightburn stars acclaimed actress and filmmaker Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games,Pitch Perfect 2 ), David Denman (The Office ), Jackson A. Dunn (Shameless ), Matt Jones (MomNCIS ) and Meredith Hagner (Younger ). The film is directed by David Yarovesky (The Hive ) and written by Brian Gunn & Mark Gunn (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island ). Brightburn is produced by James Gunn and Kenneth Huang.

Screen Gems and Stage 6 Films present an H Collective Presentation, a Troll Court Entertainment Production.

Brightburn opens across the UK on Wednesday 19th June.

Tickets for the EIFF screening on Sunday 16th June available here. 

The 73rdedition of EIFF runs from 19 – 30 June 2019. 

The full programme will be announced on 29 May 2019.