The Edinburgh International Film Festival (August 13-27) is lining up Lars von Trier's Dancer In The Dark as opening film and Wong Kar-Wai's In The Mood For Love to close the event.
While neither title is finalised, festival chief Lizzie Francke is currently putting the final touches to a programme that is due to be unveiled mid-July. Titles expected to appear at the festival's 54th edition include Nagisa Oshima's Gohatto, starring Takeshi Kitano, and a gala screening of Neil LaBute's Nurse Betty, with Renee Zellweger and Morgan Freeman.
The event is also expected to include a world premiere for Scottish feature Daybreak, the first project from FilmFour's low-budget wing the FilmFour Lab.
Previously announced films include a gala screening of Franchise Pictures' Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her, which boasts a cast including Holly Hunter, Glenn Close, Cameron Diaz and Calista Flockhart. The festival has also confirmed Simon Cellan-Jones' Cannes Director's Fortnight title Some Voices, which appears in the Focus on British Cinema section. Another gala screening will go to Brazilian comedy Eu Tu Eles (Me, You, Them).
Director Kevin Macdonald, who won an Oscar this year for One Day In September, will be in town to present A Brief History Of Errol Morris. Also attending is composer Carter Burwell, whose credits include Velvet Goldmine and the Coen brothers' films. Burwell is to discuss clips of his work with a live audience.
Sundance and Cannes title Girlfight gets an outing in the Rosebud section, which showcases edgier work from first and second time directors.
Francke declined to comment on individual titles, while FilmFour, which is releasing Dancer in the UK, declined to comment. In The Mood's UK's distributor, Metro Tartan, declined to confirm it was closing the festival.