If that's not enough, then there will also be plenty of other screenings and events, with zombie drama Maggie (starring Arnold Schwarzenegger) and firm Sundance favourite The Diary of a Teenage Girl also featuring. Most notably there will be live on stage Q&A appearances from such star names as Ewan McGregor, Seamus McGarvey, Jane Seymour, Malcolm McDowell and renowned Hong Kong director Johnnie To. At the EIFF program announcement, Mark Adams said: "We are delighted to be presenting such a thrilling, fun, challenging, provocative, exciting and balanced programme. There really is something for everyone and we hope that filmgoers will get a lot of pleasure out of this year's festival." The Edinburgh International Film Festival, which prides itself as a place of discovery, is the world's oldest continuously running film festival. It's arguably had a rough time of it in recent years, but there's no doubting its ambition and this packed programme of 134 new features - including 24 World Premieres - demonstrates its continued investment in bringing the best of the world's cinema to the film-hungry populace of Edinburgh
The Edinburgh International Film Festival programme, ticketing details and more can be viewed at edfilmfest.org.uk.
Jamie Neish | @EmptyScreens