Disney Pixar's Brave to premiere at Edinburgh International Film Festival

Pixars Brave to premiere at Edinburgh International Film Festival

The highly-anticipated family film to close EIFF

Disney Pixar's Brave has been announced as the film that will close the 2012 Edinburgh International Film Festival. The screening will also double as the film's UK premiere, occupying a similar slot at the festival as that held by Pixar's last release, Toy Story 3, in 2010.

Brave stars Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly and Robbie Coltrane, and tells the story of a mythical highland princess who must save her kingdom when her own actions unleash a deadly force.

The film is due for general UK release on Mon 13 Aug; it will have its red carpet premiere at Edinburgh Festival Theatre on Sat 30 Jun. Tickets will be on sale Thu 31 May at 10am.

Brave Trailer

Edinburgh International Film Festival

The oldest continually running film festival in the world, the EIFF draws on its prestige to consistently present abundant programmes of new features, documentaries, retrospectives, shorts, panel discussions and educational workshops, with a few high profile premieres thrown in for good measure.


  • 3 stars
  • 2012
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman
  • Cast: Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson
  • UK release: 3 August 2012

A rebellious Scottish princess defies her mother's marriage plans and unleashes a curse on her fairytale kingdom, then must complete a number of challenges in order to lift it. The kick-ass tomboyishness of Merida and luscious landscapes make up for a wavering story.

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