Nude Tuesday - 75th Edinburgh International Film Festival program lineup
Nude Tuesday directed by Armağan Ballantyne

For its 75th Anniversary edition, Edinburgh International Film Festival announced the program of 87 new feature films structured across 3 Galas, 5 themed strands, 1 Big Screen Presentation and 10 films in competition as part of the new The Powell & Pressburger Award for Best Feature Film. Edinburgh International Film Festival runs from August 12th to 20th, 2022.

Aftersun from Scottish filmmaker Charlotte Wells opens this year’s festival, fresh from winning First Prize when it premiered as part of International Critics’ Week during this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Aftersun tells the story of Sophie (played as an adult by Celia Rowlson-Hall and a young girl by Frankie Corio) who reflects on the shared joy and private melancholy of a holiday she took with her father (Paul Mescal) twenty years earlier.

Kogonada’s After Yang starring Colin Farrell and Jodi Turner Smith brings the festival to a close. After Yang had its World Premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in 2021 and went on to win the Alfred P. Sloan Prize at Sundance Film Festival. The film tells the story of a family who lose their A.I. helper, and the profound feelings that the experience induces.

Armağan Ballantyne’s critically acclaimed gibberish comedy Nude Tuesday will be the inaugural Central Gala. In an effort to rekindle the spark in their troubled marriage, 40-somethings Laura (Jackie van Beek) and Bruno (Damon Herriman) head to a three day couples’ retreat run by relationship and sexual healing guru Bjorg Rasmussen (Jemaine Clement). Upon arrival, the path to their reconnection is met with hilarious and increasingly absurd farce. Spoken entirely in an improvised, gibberish-esque language with subtitles created by Julia Davis, Nude Tuesday is an utterly singular excursion into miscommunication, full frontal nudity and self-discovery.

The Powell & Pressburger Award for Best Feature Film Competition Lineup

99 Moons
Dir. Jan Gassmann

A Cat Called Dom
Dir. Will Anderson, Ainslie Henderson

Flux Gourmet
Dir. Peter Strickland

Dir. Flávia Neves

Dir. Josh Appignanesi, Devorah Baum

Leonor Will Never Die
Dir. Martika Ramirez Escobar

Dir. Andrew Legge

Mediterranean Fever
Dir. Maha Haj

Nothing Compares
Dir. Kathryn Ferguson

Please Baby Please
Dir. Amanda Kramer

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