Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) is delighted to announce EIFF Honorary Patron Robert Carlyle’s feature film directorial debut, THE LEGEND OF BARNEY THOMSON, will open the 69th edition of the Festival on Wednesday 17 June, where it will receive its World Premiere. 


Directed by and starring Robert Carlyle alongside Emma Thompson and Ray Winstone, the red carpet will be rolled out at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh, where the stars and filmmakers will attend the Opening Gala with the darkly humorous Glasgow-set thriller, kicking off the 12 day Festival.  Tickets for the film’s Public Screening on Wednesday 17 June at Festival Theatre go on sale on Wednesday 6 May.

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