Irish movies Viva and Mammal and a new feature starring Brian Gleeson and Mark O’Halloran are among ten Irish films to be screened at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival in June.
This year’s festival will include several Irish co-productions including Moon Dogs starring Irish actress Tara Lee, History’s Future and The Last King.
Lost in France, a music documentary by Niall McCann which tells the story of Glasgow’s thriving indie scene and features artists such as Mogwai, Arab Strap and The Twilight Sad, will receive its world premiere at the festival.
IFTA-winning Irish documentary Mom and Me from His & Hers director Ken Wardrop will also screen at the festival, which is now in its 69th year runs from June 15 to 26.
Mom and Me is described as “a creative documentary that delicately challenges the familiar love story shared between a son and his mother”.
History’s Future stars Mark O’Halloran of Adam & Paul fame and Brían Gleeson. Gleeson also stars in Tiger Raid, which has also been included in Irish film selection at Edinburgh this year.
Other Irish titles in this year’s programme include Simon Fitzmaurice’s My Name is Emily, Paddy Breathnach’s Oscar-longlisted Viva and Rebecca Daly’s recent release Mammal as well as the Northern Irish film A Patch of Fog.