EIFF: Day 1


The opening gala is tonight!

The suspense is mounting for the Opening Gala – Sylvain Chomet’s much-anticipated The Illusionist.

There will be entertainment and plenty of stars to spot at the spectacular launch. The guest list includes director Sylvain Chomet and our extra-special guests Sir Sean Connery and Sir Patrick Stewart.

Screenwriter Nick Hornby (An Education) and director Mike Hodges (Pulp, Get Carter) will be paying the Red Carpet a visit, along with our very own Ewen Bremner (Trainspotting), Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies), and Ms Ugly Betty herself, America Ferrera. Former First Minister Jack McConnell will also be in attendance. …

– From the EIFF website.

So the big question is: what do I wear?



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