David Jenkins


The 2018 Edinburgh International Film Festival announces its opening film

Kelly Macdonald headlines the bittersweet Puzzle, a film about competitive jigsaw making.

It’s that time again where the good folk behind the Edinburgh International Film Festival begin drip-feeding details of what they have in store for audiences this year. The festival’s 72nd edition, which runs 20 June to 1 July, welcomes the great Kelly Macdonald, who’ll be walking the red carpet in support of her new film, Puzzle.

A remake of a 2010 Argentine film of the same name, Marc Turtletaub’s film sees Macdonald playing wife and mother Agnes who, upon receiving a jigsaw puzzle as a gift, realises a new calling in life. Yes, competitive jigsaw puzzle completing. She co-headlines alongside Irrfan Khan, who plays a no-doubt charismatic puzzle master. The pair join forces and end up training to compete in an international jigsaw puzzle showdown.

The film is set to receive its European premiere at the EIFF, sounding the starting gun for 11 days of films, panels, events, parties and all manner of cine-based larks, full details of which will be revealed imminently.

The 2018 Edinburgh Film Festival runs from 20 June to 1 July. For more info visit edfilmfest.org.uk

Published 25 Apr 2018

Tags: Irrfan Khan Kelly Macdonald

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