- 30 May 19
These films will receive International & World Premieres
Three Irish projects are set to screen at the upcoming Edinburgh International Film Festival, taking place next month from June 19-30.
These three films include Paul Duane's Best Before Death documentary, making it's world premiere and the international premiere of Mary McGuckian's A Girl From Mogadishu and Alexandra McGuinness' She's Missing as part of the European Perspective strand.
Best Before Death is a documentary that chronicles artist Bill Drummond over a two-year period during his ambitious 12-year world tour as part of the Documentary Strand.
A Girl From Mogadishu tells the story based on the testimony of Ifrah Ahmed, a leading activist against Female Genital Mutilation. The film stars Aja Naomi (known for roles in How to Get Away With Murder and The Upside) as Ifrah Ahmed and Barkhad Abdi who was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in Captain Phillips. Home grown Irish talent Orla Brady of The Foreigner, Stanley Townsend from Florence Foster Jenkins and Father Ted's Pauline McLynnthe also star.
She’s Missing follows a young woman called Heidi, whose best friend goes missing at a rodeo after meeting a strange man. The film boasts a range of stellar names including Lucy Fry of Bright, Eliza Gonzalez from Baby Driver, Penny Dreadful's Josh Hartnett and Christian Camargo, known from The Hurt Locker.
In 2019, the Festival is screening around 121 new features, with 18 feature film World Premieres, 12 International Premieres, eight European Premieres, and 78 UK Premieres all from 42 different countries around the world.
All three of the Irish productions were supported with financial funding from Screen Ireland.
The Edinburgh International Film Festival begins next month and will run between June 19-30. Tickets will be available on Friday, May 31 at 10am. For more information, check their website.