'Finding Dory' to Have U.K. Premiere at Edinburgh Film Festival

'Finding Dory'

The annual event also will feature a special screening of 'E.T.' accompanied by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, while Kevin Smith and Kim Cattrall are among the special guests.

The Edinburgh International Film Festival on Wednesday revealed its full lineup, with the U.K. premiere of much-anticipated Pixar sequel Finding Dory among the star attractions.

The 70th edition of the annual event is set to screen some 161 features, including 22 world premieres and five international premieres. 

Other highlights include E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, with John Williams' score performed live by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and the newly restored 4K version of Scottish classic Highlander, celebrating its 30th anniversary and with star Clancy Brown set to attend.

Kevin Smith and Kim Cattrall also are among the star guests set to take part in a series of talks alongside the likes of Dominique Pinon (Outlander) and legendary producer Jeremy Thomas.

As previously announced, the festival will kick off with the world premiere of Scottish golfing biopic Tommy's Honour and close with the new remake of Brit comedy classic Whisky Galore.

Other films in the lineup include Maggie's Plan, The Fundamentals of Caring, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Shepherds and Butchers, Little Men and Yoga Hosers, alongside a special screening of Trainspotting on its 20th anniversary (and with Danny Boyle now filming the sequel in town).

"It is a real thrill to unveil this year's program, and I am looking forward to showcasing so many great films and welcoming so many talented filmmakers to our 70th edition," said Mark Adams, the festival's artistic director. "As always, we like to offer an incredibly broad range of work to ensure there is always something for everyone — from mesmeric retrospectives through to absorbing new short films, to 130 new features from 46 countries, rest assured this year's EIFF will challenge, provoke and entertain audiences in equal measure."


 

 

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