Trainspotter Rob to open film festival
ACTOR Robert Carlyle’s “marvellously macabre” directorial debut is to open the Edinburgh International Film Festival, where it will receive its world premiere.
in which Carlyle also stars, will be screened at the Festival Theatre on June 17, kicking off the 12-day festival.
The “darkly humorous Glasgow-set thriller” also stars Emma Thompson, Ray Winstone and Tom Courtenay, with some of the cast expected on the red carpet at the opening gala.
Carlyle said he feels honoured his film has been chosen to open proceedings.
The said: “After a long association with the festival, it gives me enormous pleasure to have
chosen as opening-night film.
“It really is such an honour for me to have my first feature as director premiered here in Edinburgh.”