Edinburgh Film Festival: Features Lineup

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1. Access All Areas (2017)

94 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

An unlikely gang of teens go on the run to an island music festival, leaving behind their dysfunctional parents and the rules of the real world.

Director: Bryn Higgins | Stars: Ella Purnell, Georgie Henley, Jason Flemyng, Edward Bluemel

Votes: 164

2. Powidoki (2016)

98 min | Biography, Drama, History

75 Metascore

The story of charismatic painter Wladyslaw Strzeminski, who opposed social realism and maintained his own artistic freedom in spite of political obstacles.

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Boguslaw Linda, Bronislawa Zamachowska, Zofia Wichlacz, Krzysztof Pieczynski

Votes: 1,849 | Gross: $0.03M

3. Amazona (2016)

80 min | Documentary, Drama

This is the story of Val and Clare: a mother and a daughter. After the tragic death of her eldest daughter, Val left her kids and family behind and escaped into the Colombian jungle in ... See full summary »

Directors: Clare Weiskopf, Nicolas van Hemelryck | Stars: Valerie Meikle, Diego Weiskopf, Nicolas van Hemelryck, Noa Van Hemelryck Weiskopf

Votes: 222

4. Amok (2017)

108 min | Crime, Thriller

A man is murdered, but the person responsible avoids being discovered and arrested. A few years later a police inspector suspects he has found evidence in a newly-published book entitled "Amok".

Director: Kasia Adamik | Stars: Mateusz Kosciukiewicz, Lukasz Simlat, Zofia Wichlacz, Zbigniew Stryj

Votes: 298

5. Tiere (2017)

95 min | Mystery, Thriller

A collision with a sheep on a country road initiates a whole series of weird and unsettling experiences for Anna and Nick which ultimately leave them both incapable of being certain exactly... See full summary »

Director: Greg Zglinski | Stars: Birgit Minichmayr, Philipp Hochmair, Mona Petri, Mehdi Nebbou

Votes: 431

6. Attraction (2017)

R | 117 min | Romance, Sci-Fi

After an alien ship crash lands onto a Russian city, many who saw it and the occupants start to question their own existence while there are those who demand the aliens leave Earth.

Director: Fedor Bondarchuk | Stars: Irina Starshenbaum, Alexander Petrov, Rinal Mukhametov, Oleg Menshikov

Votes: 6,552

7. Bad Day for the Cut (2017)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A middle-aged Irish farmer, who still lives at home with his mother, sets off on a mission of revenge when the old lady is murdered.

Director: Chris Baugh | Stars: Nigel O'Neill, Susan Lynch, Józef Pawlowski, Stuart Graham

Votes: 3,159

8. Bad Kids of Crestview Academy (2017)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

22 Metascore

DETENTION SUCKS BUT IT'S KILLER FUN: It's four years later, and a new group of students has been placed in Saturday detention at the infamous and prestigious Crestview Academy. When ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Browder | Stars: Sammi Hanratty, Colby Arps, Sophia Ali, Erika Daly

Votes: 3,061

9. Becoming Cary Grant (2017)

TV-PG | 85 min | Documentary, Biography

For the first time one of Hollywood's greatest stars tells his own story, in his own words. From a childhood of poverty to global fame, Cary Grant, the ultimate self-made star, explores his own screen image and what it took to create it.

Director: Mark Kidel | Stars: Cary Grant, Judy Balaban, Dyan Cannon, Virginia Cherrill

Votes: 579

10. Brother Jakob (2016)

92 min | Documentary

I lost my brother to a God named Allah. While Jakob searches for the truth, I search for Jakob. Will we ever find each other?

Director: Elí Roland Sachs

Votes: 17

11. The Challenge (IV) (2016)

69 min | Documentary

69 Metascore

Focused on the world of wealthy Qatari sheikhs with a passion for amateur falconry, 'The Challenge' combines cinematic beauty with rare access and trailblazing form. Here, the opulence of ... See full summary »

Director: Yuri Ancarani

Votes: 198 | Gross: $0.01M

12. Dalida (2016)

PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, Music

Based on the true story of acclaimed music icon "Dalida" born in Cairo, who gained celebrity in the 50s, singing in French, Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew, German, Italian, playing in awarded ... See full summary »

Director: Lisa Azuelos | Stars: Sveva Alviti, Riccardo Scamarcio, Jean-Paul Rouve, Niels Schneider

Votes: 1,821

13. Daphne (2017)

TV-MA | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

'Daphne' is the vibrant character portrait of a young woman on the threshold of a much-needed change.

Director: Peter Mackie Burns | Stars: Emily Beecham, Geraldine James, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Nathaniel Martello-White

Votes: 1,062

14. The Dark Mile (2017)

87 min | Thriller

Two women, recovering from personal tragedy, take a boat trip through the Scottish Highlands. After a run in with the locals, their relaxing break soon descends into a hellish ordeal.

Director: Gary Love | Stars: Sheila Hancock, Deirdre Mullins, Finlay MacMillan, Paul Brannigan

Votes: 37

15. Underverden (2017)

Not Rated | 112 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A successful doctor who loses his little brother in a gang-related assault gives up his privileged life to become a masked warrior and avenge his brother's death.

Director: Fenar Ahmad | Stars: Dar Salim, Stine Fischer Christensen, Ali Sivandi, Dulfi Al-Jabouri

Votes: 4,134

16. Donkeyote (2017)

86 min | Documentary, Family, Western

Manolo and his donkey Gorrión plan a journey to the West.

Director: Chico Pereira | Stars: Paca Molera Pereira, Mamen Gómez Heredia, Manuel Molera Aparicio

Votes: 123

17. Double Date (I) (2017)

89 min | Comedy, Horror

A man can't speak to ladies. His friend makes things happen but with 2 man-killing sisters looking for a virgin man to sacrifice to bring daddy back from the dead.

Director: Benjamin Barfoot | Stars: Danny Morgan, Georgia Groome, Michael Socha, Kelly Wenham

Votes: 1,125

18. Edie (2017)

102 min | Drama

83 year old Edie believes that it is never too late - packing an old camping bag, leaving her life behind and embarking on an adventure she never got to have - climbing the imposing Mount Suilven in Scotland.

Director: Simon Hunter | Stars: Sheila Hancock, Kevin Guthrie, Paul Brannigan, Amy Manson

Votes: 350

19. EMO the Musical (2016)

TV-14 | 94 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

Ethan, a sullen high-school student whose life is defined by what he hates, finds love with a blindly optimistic Christian girl Trinity, much to the annoyance of his angst-filled band mates and her evangelistic brethren.

Director: Neil Triffett | Stars: Benson Jack Anthony, Jordan Hare, Rahart Adams, Jon Prasida

Votes: 696

20. England Is Mine (2017)

Not Rated | 94 min | Biography, Drama, Music

45 Metascore

A portrait of Morrissey and his early life in 1970s Manchester before he went on to become the lead singer of seminal alternative rock band The Smiths.

Director: Mark Gill | Stars: Jodie Comer, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jack Lowden, Simone Kirby

Votes: 1,850

21. The Erlprince (2016)

101 min | Drama

The tale of an extraordinarily gifted young man and his ambitious and wondrous mother.

Director: Kuba Czekaj | Stars: Stanislaw Cywka, Agnieszka Podsiadlik, Sebastian Lach, Bernhard Schütz

Votes: 89

22. The Farthest (2017)

PG | 121 min | Documentary, History

87 Metascore

It is one of humankind's greatest achievements. More than 12 billion miles away a tiny spaceship is leaving our Solar System and entering the void of deep space - the first human-made object ever to do so.

Director: Emer Reynolds | Stars: Frank Drake, Carolyn Porco, John Casani, Lawrence Krauss

Votes: 2,351 | Gross: $0.01M

23. Final Portrait (2017)

R | 90 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

70 Metascore

The story of Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti.

Director: Stanley Tucci | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer, Tony Shalhoub, Sylvie Testud

Votes: 3,042 | Gross: $0.46M

24. Nebel im August (2016)

121 min | Drama, War

A Roma boy is placed in a mental hospital and experiences the Nazi euthanasia program. Aware of what was happening and attached to friends, the lad attempts to sabotage the program. The ... See full summary »

Director: Kai Wessel | Stars: Ivo Pietzcker, Sebastian Koch, Thomas Schubert, Fritzi Haberlandt

Votes: 967

25. Freak Show (2017)

91 min | Comedy, Drama

54 Metascore

Follows the story of teenager Billy Bloom who, despite attending an ultra conservative high school, makes the decision to run for homecoming queen.

Director: Trudie Styler | Stars: Abigail Breslin, AnnaSophia Robb, Bette Midler, Alex Lawther

Votes: 1,542 | Gross: $0.02M

26. Slava (2016)

101 min | Drama

83 Metascore

A reclusive Bulgarian railway trackman finds millions of cash spilled on the tracks and turns them in to the police. When the transport ministry's head of PR Julia Staikova decides to use ... See full summary »

Directors: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov | Stars: Stefan Denolyubov, Margita Gosheva, Alexandra Angelova, Poli Angelova

Votes: 1,461 | Gross: $0.02M

27. God's Own Country (2017)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Romance

85 Metascore

Spring. Yorkshire. Young farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker for lambing season ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.

Director: Francis Lee | Stars: Josh O'Connor, Alec Secareanu, Gemma Jones, Ian Hart

Votes: 14,984 | Gross: $0.34M

28. Yi lu shun feng (2016)

111 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A Taiwanese drug smuggler catches a ride with the wrong cab driver.

Director: Mong-Hong Chung | Stars: Michael Hui, Na-Dou Lin, Leon Dai, Matt Chung-tien Wu

Votes: 477

29. Tschick (2016)

93 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Two young teenage boys steal a car and embark on a road trip that will probably change their lives.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Tristan Göbel, Aniya Wendel, Justina Humpf, Paul Busche

Votes: 6,259

30. The Groove Is Not Trivial (2016)

60 min | Documentary

Master Scottish musician Alasdair Fraser follows his fiddle into unexpected territory and finds himself helping people around the world engage with their own musical traditions, cultures and, ultimately, themselves.

Director: Tommie Dell Smith | Star: Alasdair Fraser

31. Guardians (2017)

Not Rated | 89 min | Action, Sci-Fi

During the Cold War, an organization called "Patriot" created a super-hero squad, which includes members of multiple Soviet republics. For years, the heroes had to hide their identities, but in hard times they must show themselves again.

Director: Sarik Andreasyan | Stars: Anton Pampushnyy, Sanjar Madi, Sebastien Sisak, Alina Lanina

Votes: 9,074

32. Guardians (2017)

Not Rated | 89 min | Action, Sci-Fi

During the Cold War, an organization called "Patriot" created a super-hero squad, which includes members of multiple Soviet republics. For years, the heroes had to hide their identities, but in hard times they must show themselves again.

Director: Sarik Andreasyan | Stars: Anton Pampushnyy, Sanjar Madi, Sebastien Sisak, Alina Lanina

Votes: 9,074

33. Halal Daddy (2017)

95 min | Comedy

While managing a run down abattoir, young Muslim Raghdan Aziz stumbles through cultural chaos and generational conflicts, dealing with enraged fathers, stoned buddies and an alleged ex-lover of his girlfriend.

Director: Conor McDermottroe | Stars: Sarah Bolger, Colm Meaney, David Kross, Art Malik

Votes: 122

34. Serce milosci (2017)

78 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

Inspired by the lives of Warsaw based artists, Wojtek Bakowski and Zuzanna Bartoszek, two emblematic figures of the contemporary art scene, this romance examines the relationship between narcissism and love.

Director: Lukasz Ronduda | Stars: Justyna Wasilewska, Jacek Poniedzialek, Magdalena Cielecka, Szymon Czacki

Votes: 119

35. Hooray for Holyrood (1986 TV Movie)

40 min | Documentary

Scottish Television's film on the 40th Edinburgh International Film Festival in 1986, starring Robbie Coltrane (a former EIFF chauffeur) and featuring interviews with Bill Forsyth, Samuel Fuller and Barry Norman, among many others.

Director: Ross Wilson | Stars: Edgar Anstey, David Bruce, Nicholas de Jongh, Denis Forman

Votes: 5

36. Hostages (I) (2017)

103 min | Crime, Drama

The movie describes real events that took place in 1983, when seven young Georgians, all from intellectual elite families, attempted to flee the Soviet Union by hijacking an airliner. The ... See full summary »

Director: Rezo Gigineishvili | Stars: Irakli Kvirikadze, Tinatin Dalakishvili, Avtandil Makharadze, Merab Ninidze

Votes: 1,479

37. Hot Fuzz (2007)

R | 121 min | Action, Comedy

81 Metascore

A skilled London police officer is transferred to a small town that's harbouring a dark secret.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy

Votes: 411,716 | Gross: $23.64M

38. Sueño en otro idioma (2017)

Unrated | 103 min | Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

When a language dies, a unique vision of the world is lost forever.

Director: Ernesto Contreras | Stars: Fernando Álvarez Rebeil, José Manuel Poncelis, Eligio Meléndez, Fátima Molina

Votes: 1,093 | Gross: $0.00M

39. In Dubious Battle (2016)

R | 110 min | Drama

43 Metascore

An activist gets caught up in the labor movement for farm workers in California during the 1930s.

Director: James Franco | Stars: Nat Wolff, James Franco, Vincent D'Onofrio, Selena Gomez

Votes: 2,931

40. In Syria (2017)

85 min | Drama, War

A mother attempts to keep her family safe as war rages and a sniper lies in wait outside her home. This nerve-wracking study of life in Damascus won an Audience Award at Berlinale.

Director: Philippe Van Leeuw | Stars: Hiam Abbass, Diamand Bou Abboud, Juliette Navis, Mohsen Abbas

Votes: 1,578

41. It's Not Yet Dark (2016)

81 min | Documentary

75 Metascore

It's Not Yet Dark tells the ground breaking story of Simon Fitzmaurice, a talented young Irish film maker with ALS (MND), as he embarks on directing his first feature film through the use of his eyes and eye gaze technology.

Director: Frankie Fenton | Stars: Simon Fitzmaurice, Ruth Fitzmaurice, Damien Fitzmaurice, Florence Fitzmaurice

Votes: 143 | Gross: $0.00M

42. Just Charlie (2017)

97 min | Drama

Football star Charlie is a girl trapped in the body of a boy. Rejected by her Father and teammates will she ever play football again?

Director: Rebekah Fortune | Stars: Karen Bryson, Harry Gilby, Scot Williams, Patricia Potter

Votes: 356

43. Kaleidoscope (II) (2016)

Not Rated | 100 min | Thriller

52 Metascore

A psychological thriller about the destructive relationship between a middle-aged man and his mother.

Director: Rupert Jones | Stars: Anne Reid, Sinead Matthews, Deborah Findlay, Karl Johnson

Votes: 493

44. Killing Ground (2016)

Not Rated | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

59 Metascore

A couple's camping trip turns into a frightening ordeal when they stumble across the scene of a horrific crime.

Director: Damien Power | Stars: Aaron Pedersen, Ian Meadows, Harriet Dyer, Aaron Glenane

Votes: 5,698

45. Kongens nei (2016)

133 min | Biography, Drama, History

64 Metascore

On the 9th of April 1940, the German war machine arrive in the city of Oslo. The Norwegian King faces a choice that will change his country forever.

Director: Erik Poppe | Stars: Jesper Christensen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Karl Markovics, Tuva Novotny

Votes: 4,853 | Gross: $0.11M

47. De sidste mænd i Aleppo (2017)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, War

80 Metascore

Khaled, Mahmoud, and Subhi volunteered at the white helmets trying to save lives of hundreds of victims at besieged city during the Syrian civil war.

Directors: Feras Fayyad, Steen Johannessen | Stars: Khaled Umar Harah, Batul, Mahmoud, Abu Umar

Votes: 2,065 | Gross: $0.01M

48. The Last Photograph (I) (2017)

85 min | Drama

The film centres on a random act of theft that has put Tom Hammond's life into a tailspin. Stolen from his bookshop is Tom's most treasured possession, a photograph of him with his son Luke... See full summary »

Director: Danny Huston | Stars: Danny Huston, Sarita Choudhury, Stacy Martin, Jonah Hauer-King

Votes: 36

49. The Last Word (2017)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

40 Metascore

Harriet is a retired businesswoman who tries to control everything around her. When she decides to write her own obituary, a young journalist takes up the task of finding out the truth resulting in a life-altering friendship.

Director: Mark Pellington | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Amanda Seyfried,