BBC Homepage World Service Education
BBC Homepagelow graphics version | feedback | help
BBC News Online
 You are in: UK: Scotland
Front Page 
World 
UK 
England 
Northern Ireland 
Scotland 
Wales 
UK Politics 
Business 
Sci/Tech 
Health 
Education 
Entertainment 
Talking Point 
In Depth 
AudioVideo 

Sunday, 13 August, 2000, 10:29 GMT 11:29 UK
Film festival 'welcomes Clooney'
Bjork
Dancing in the Dark, starring singer Bjork, will be shown
Holywood movie star George Clooney could be among the celebrities who attends the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

The annual event, now in its 54th year, kicks off on Sunday and is expected to attract thousands of visitors from home and abroad.

There will be a series of film premiers including the musical Dancing in the Dark, starring Icelandic singer Bjork, Catherine Deneuve and Jean-Marc Barr.

As well as Mr Clooney - who stars in the Coen Brothers' O Brother, Where Art Thou? - the Scottish actor Robert Carlyle and members of the bands Idlewild and Belle and Sebastian are expected to attend.

George Clooney
George Clooney: Starring in the Coen Brothers' O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Other premieres include period drama The House of Mirth and The Hollow Man, a science fiction adventure.

There will also be debates, seminars, panel discussions, training sessions and filmakers' masterclasses to attend.

Last year the festival, which bills itself as a showcase for British films, featured 22 new works, of which four were world premieres.

The Edinburgh Book Festival will also begin on Sunday with US novelist Norman Mailer and Harry Potter creator JK Rowling among the writers expected to talk about their work.

And the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival, a gathering of TV professionals, is on this month.

This year the New York City Ballet and Cleveland Orchestra will perform and Scottish Opera starts a new Ring Cycle of Richard Wagner's operas.

In total, 182 performances and events will be staged with 2,500 performers.

Search BBC News Online

Advanced search options
Launch console
BBC RADIO NEWS
BBC ONE TV NEWS
WORLD NEWS SUMMARY
PROGRAMMES GUIDE
See also:

11 Aug 00 | Scotland
Degree pipes in new era
08 Aug 00 | Scotland
'Diana' video makes its debut
07 Aug 00 | Scotland
Dancers pay the price of fame
20 Jul 00 | Entertainment
Clooney hits Birmingham
25 May 00 | Scotland
Duchovny's Highland fling
Internet links:


The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Links to more Scotland stories are at the foot of the page.


E-mail this story to a friend

Links to more Scotland stories