First Minister Alex Salmond and Chris Fujiwara, Artistic Director, Edinburgh International Film Festival, have announced that the much anticipated Disney-Pixar animated film “Brave”, which is set in mythical Scotland and features some of the UK’s best-loved stars, will receive a glittering European premiere in Edinburgh, on the closing night of the 66th Edinburgh International Film Festival.
The red carpet will be rolled out at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre for a host of stars and filmmakers on 30th June when the animated tale of a courageous Scottish heroine is unveiled. The premiere will provide a showpiece finale for the Edinburgh International Film Festival and will set the scene for the UK launch of the movie in August.
Chris Fujiwara, Artistic Director, Edinburgh International Film Festival, said: “We’re delighted to host the premiere of Brave and continue the Festival’s long relationship with Disney. Though we are an international film festival, we’re mindful that we have a special responsibility to Scotland’s cinematic image. It makes perfect sense that this film, which is so strongly tied to the cultural mythology of Scotland and the beauty of the Scottish landscape, and in which Scottish talent has such a significant involvement, should be part of our festival.”
Mike Cantlay, VisitScotland Chairman added: “When better than in the Year of Creative Scotland and where better than right here on Scottish soil to launch Brave for the first time in Europe. The film will showcase the scenery, humour and culture of Scotland and we are looking forward to converting cinema-goers into visitors.”