The Edinburgh Film Festival 2016 revealed its 70th anniversary programme today – and there’s something fishy about it.
Okay, ignore the awful pun. But Finding Dory, the eagerly-awaited sequel to Finding Nemo, will premiere at next month’s event in the Capital.
Pixar’s latest movie centres around the eponymous, Ellen DeGeneres-voiced Paracanthurus embarking on a search for her family.
Earlier this week, a new trailer for Finding Dory was released – watch it below.
The trailer kicks off with the sound of a small fish calling out to a pair of strangers, “Hi, I’m Dory.” She winds up at a Marine Life Institute – or “fish hospital” – as her friends Nemo and Marlin desperately search for her.
A pair of sea lions, voiced by Idris Elba and Dominic West, provide the laughs in the teaser when they tell another sea lion to get off their rock – which brings back memories of the seagulls memorably yelling “Mine” in Finding Nemo 13 years ago.
As well as Finding Dory, this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival – which runs between June 15 and 26 – will showcase 161 features from 46 different countries, including 22 world premieres, five international premiers, 17 European premiers and 85 UK premieres.
Highlights include In Person events with both Sex and the City star Kim Cattrell (click HERE for full news of that one) and cult filmmaker Kevin Smith, and Jason Connery’s anticipated directorial debut, Tommy’s Honour.
Speaking about this year’s festival, Artistic Director Mark Adams said: “It’s a real thrill to unveil this year’s programme and I am looking forward to showcasing so many great films and welcoming so many talented filmmakers to our 70th edition.
“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.”
For full details of this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival, visit www.edfilmfest.org.uk