Edinburgh International Film Festival and Curzon Home Cinema are delighted to announce Clemency, written and directed by Chinonye Chukwu and starring Alfre Woodard and Capital in the 21st Century, directed by Justin Pemberton and based on the bestselling book by Thomas Piketty as the latest additions to the ED FILM FEST at Home programme presented by EIFF and CHC.
As announced last week, the ambitious programme also features such acclaimed titles as Last and First Men with Tilda Swinton, Ron Howard’s Rebuilding Paradise and the latest film from the Dardenne brothers, Young Ahmed. A Q&A with director Thomas Clay and the cast of Fanny Lye Deliver’d – Maxine Peake, Charles Dance, Tanya Reynolds and Freddie Fox – will take place at 8.30pm on Monday, 29 June with further events to be announced in due course.
A brand-new film will be presented each day of the 12-day festival, with films playing for between 2 and 12 days, each priced at £9.99.
We will be hoping to cover this festival as much as we can. Stay tuned for those reviews, for now Here’s some of the Trailers…
CLEMENCY (24 June – 5 July)
written and directed by Chinonye Chukwu and starring Alfre Woodard. This award-winning feature focuses on a prison warden Bernadine Williams who confronts the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is now sanctioned to kill. Chinonye first had the idea for Clemency after Troy Davis’ execution in a state prison in 2011 and spent 4 years researching for the film.
CAPITAL IN THE 21ST CENTURY (3 – 5 July)
directed by Justin Pemberton and based on the best-selling and one of the most powerful books of our time, written by French economist Thomas Piketty. This UK premiere is an eye-opening journey through wealth and power that breaks the popular assumption that the accumulation of capital runs hand in hand with social progress, shining a new light on the world around us and its growing inequalities.
FANNY LYE DELIVER’D (24 June – 5 July)
PERFUMES (LES PARFUMS) (1 – 2 July)
SAINT FRANCES (25 – 27 June)
THE TRAITOR (28 June – 5 July)
A WHITE, WHITE DAY (27 – 29 June)
LAST AND FIRST MEN (3 – 5 July)
YOUNG AHMED (25 June – 2 July)
ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH (25 June – 5 July)
VOLCANO (26 June – 5 July)
LITTLE GIRL (2 – 4 July)