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Microwave Premiere at Edinburgh

Date posted: 30.05.2012

The 66th edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) will take place from 20 June to 1 July. Among the 19 world premieres will be Film London Microwave's latest feature, Borrowed Time, written and directed by Jules Bishop and starring Phil Davis, Perry Benson and Theo Barklem-Biggs.

Over 12 days the Festival will showcase 121 new features from 52 countries, including 11 European premieres, 67 UK premieres and 13 International premieres, in addition to the nineteen world premieres.

Produced by Olivier Kaempfer, Borrowed Time is a heart-warming tale of crime and nourishment in London. Shot on location in east London, the film tells the story of the unlikely friendship between a hapless young burglar and his eccentric victim. The film's premiere at the Festival will take place on Thursday 21 June, with key cast and crew in attendance.

Borrowed Time, along with Steve Rainbow's NFA and Scott Graham's Shell, are the three world premieres in the new British Scenes section, joined by Bryn Higgins' Unconditional, in a new strand introducing films from the UK that are made by emerging film-makers, that try out non-traditional funding models or that venture into unusual thematic areas.

Other highlights screening at this year's Edinburgh Festival include the world premieres of Richard Ledes' Fred, Nathan Silver's Exit Elena and Benjamin Pascoe's Leave it on the Track plus the international premiere of Benicio Del Toro, Pablo Trapero, Julio Medem, Elia Suleiman, Gaspar Noé, Juan Carlos Tabio and Laurent Cantet's 7 Days in Havana. As previously announced, the Festival will close with the European premiere of Disney/Pixar's Brave.

For more information about the progrmame, visit the Edinburgh International Film Festival website.

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