STUDIOCANAL to present seven films at the 2017 Edinburgh International Film Festival

STUDIOCANAL has confirmed full details of the seven films they will be presenting at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival, which runs from 21st June to 2nd July, 2017.



FOG IN AUGUST (Nebel im August)

A Film By Kai Wessel

Cast: Sebastian Koch, Friti Haberlandt, Henriette Confurius, David Bennent, Karl Markovics

Based on the true story of 13-year-old Ernst Lossa (Ivo Pietzcker)

Southern Germany, early 1940s . Ernst, a motherless child, is a bright but maladjusted boy. The homes and correctional facilities he has lived in so far have deemed him “uneducable”. Eventually confined in a psychiatric unit because of his rebellious nature, he notices that other internees are being killed under the supervision of Dr Veithausen. By helping the other patients and planning an escape with Nandl, his first love, Ernst defies the clinic management, the very one who decides on whether the children there should live or die.


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Friday 23 June 20:40 Cineworld 12 (Public Screening)

Saturday 24 June 15:30 Cineworld 5 (Public Screening)




HALAL DADDY

A Film By Conor McDermottroe

Cast: Nikesh Patel, Art Malik, Sarah Bolger, Colm Meaney 

Young Muslim Raghdan Aziz (Nikesh Patel) struggles to deal with cultural and generational chaos after his domineering father (Art Malik), in a bid to get his son back into his life, takes over a rundown abattoir in the West of Ireland, making it Halal. Between his angry girlfriend, stoner best pals and his belligerent father, his easy-going life in coastal Sligo takes a turn for the worst. This charming whimsical culture-clash comedy is inspired by true events as it details Ireland’s first Halal meat factory, by a series of fine lead performances.


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Monday 26 June 20:50 Cineworld 3 (Public Screening)

Wednesday 28 June 18:15 Cineworld 11 (Public Screening)




DARKLAND (Underverden)

A Film By Fenar Ahmad

Cast: Dar Salim, Stine Fischer Christensen, Ali Sivandi, Dulfi Al-Jabouri

Zaid is a successful surgeon and lives in a fancy apartment with his pregnant girlfriend. One night Zaid’s younger brother, Yasin, knocks on his door and asks his brother for money. Zaid refuses. A few days later Yasin gets assaulted and killed. Since the police are not very helpful, Zaid feels forced to find out who did it himself and embarks on a mission to eliminate all the criminal gangs in Copenhagen. He disguises himself and takes on the criminal underworld. But Zaid’s persistent battle results in serious consequences for himself and his family, and he has to decide if the price of revenge is worth it all.


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Sunday 25 June 18:10 Cineworld 3 (Public Screening)

Tuesday 27 June 18:00 Cineworld 3 (Public Screening)




GOODBYE BERLIN (Tschick)

A Film By Fatih Akin

Cast: Tristan Göbel, Anand Batbileg, Mercedes Müller, Anja Schneider, Uwe Bohn, Udo Samel

Mike (14) is a kind of loner: no friends, no hobbies, no girlfriend! That is until he meets Tschick (14), who’s new in school, looks like he’s been in a lot of fights and has a tendency to be drunk. At the beginning of the summer break, Tschick shows up at Mike’s door with a stolen car and together they start on the adventure of their lifetime: no parents, no maps, no plan – but definitely a lot of fun.

GOODBYE BERLIN is a modern story about growing up, friendship, fun and worldly wisdoms.


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Saturday 24 June 18:15 Cineworld 3 (Public Screening)

Monday 26 June 20:35 Cineworld 11 (Public Screening)




THE OATH (Eidurinn)

A Film By Baltasar Kormákur

Cast: Baltasar Kormákur, Hera Hilmar, Gísli Örn Garðarsson

Respected surgeon Finnur’s concern for his unstable daughter Anna is heightened when she brings new boyfriend Óttar home and it becomes clear that he is a toxic influence and a catalyst for her drug habit. As Finnur attempts to take control of the situation for Anna’s sake, things quickly spiral out of hand, while Óttar’s arrogance and sense of power become increasingly problematic. This dark, shadowy and riveting thriller from auteur Baltasar Kormákur (who also stars) boasts strong performances, sweeping Icelandic vistas and a tension that is never compromised by implausibility.


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 Friday 23 June 18:15 Cineworld 8 (Public Screening)

Tuesday 27 June 20:40 Cineworld 3 (Public Screening)




THE PILGRIMAGE

A Film By Brendan Muldowney

Cast: Tom Holland, Richard Armitage, Jon Bernthal, Stanley Weber, John Lynch, Rúaidhrí Conroy, Hugh O’Connor

Ireland, 1209. An island on the edge of the world. A small group of monks begin a reluctant pilgrimage across an island torn between centuries of tribal warfare and the growing power of Norman invaders. Escorting their monastery’s holiest relic to Rome, the monks’ progress is seen through the eyes of a pious young novice and a mute lay-brother with a violent past. As the true material, political and religious significance of the bejewelled relic becomes dangerously apparent, their path to the east coast becomes increasingly fraught with danger. The monks belatedly realise that in this wild land of ancient superstitions, the faith that binds them together may ultimately lead to their destruction.


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 Saturday 24 June 20:45 Cineworld 3 (Public Screening)

Monday 26 June 18:10 Cineworld 12 (Public Screening)




SONG TO SONG

A Film By Terrence Malick

Cast: Michael Fassbender, Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Natalie Portman

SONG TO SONG is the new love story from filmmaker Terrence Malick. Set against and inspired by the Austin, Texas rock and roll scene, the film follows four interconnected lovers as they tumble and clash in both their roller coaster musical careers and rule-breaking intimate lives. Amid a world driven by youth, passion, lust, drugs and creativity, the story hones in on one couple who find in each other a way to bust through all the wild distractions of our modern lives and seek satisfaction in a new way. Filmed throughout Austin and at its world-famed music festivals by three-time Academy Award winner Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki, SONG TO SONG features unexpected performances from some of contemporary cinema’s biggest stars including Michael Fassbender, Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara and Natalie Portman – as well as a multi- generational array of musicians including Patti Smith, Lykke Li, the Black Lips, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Iggy Pop, John Lydon and more.


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Sunday 25 June 20:15 Filmhouse 1 (Public Screening)

Wednesday 28 June 20:45 Cineworld 8 (Public Screening)



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