Killer Joe opens Edinburgh International Film Festival 2012

Killer Joe opens Edinburgh International Film Festival 2012

Director William Friedkin and star Gina Gershon attend, as well as Elliot Gould and Jim Broadbent

The Edinburgh International Film Festival opening gala took place last night, with the UK premiere of William Friedkin's Killer Joe. As well as Friedkin and Killer Joe's Gina Gershon, actors Elliot Gould and Jim Broadbent (attending the EIFF as jurors for the International and Michael Powell awards respectively) also added some star quality to the premiere. The film, introduced by EIFF's Chris Fujiwara, met the artistic director's aims of being simultaneously challenging, accessible and a demonstration of filmmaking talent.

Read our Killer Joe review, and see what Friedkin and Gershon had to say about it below.

EIFF Opening Night Gala: Killer Joe

Killer Joe 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.

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