Four Canadian copros booked into Edinburgh

Bestiaire (pictured) and Eddie - The Sleepwalking Cannibal are among the films that will screen at the international film festival, which runs June 20 to July 1.
Bestiaire

Four Canadian co-productions are booked into the Edinburgh International Film Festival, taking place June 20 to July 1.

Quebec filmmaker Denis Côté’s Bestiaire will have its U.K premiere as part of the Director’s Showcase program.

The film, a series of tableaux from Québec’s Parc Safari, explores the relationship between animals, nature and humanity.

Bestiaire is a Canada-France co-production, produced by Montreal-based Metafilms and France’s Le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts Conemporains. Côté and Sylvain Corbeil produce.

Canada-Denmark co-pro Eddie – The Sleepwalking Cannibal, will screen in the Night Moves program.

The film, which received its North American bow at Tribeca, is written and directed by Boris Rodriguez and produced by Ottawa-based Quiet Revolution Pictures and Denmark’s Fridthjof Productions.

Gate #5, a Canada-Lebanon-United Arab Emirates co-production, will receive its U.K bow in the New Perspectives program.

Produced by Lebanon’s Abbout Productions and Ginger Beirut Productions, Toronto-based Six Island Productions and Germany’s mec Film, the film is directed by Simon El Habre and produced by Georges Schoucair.

And What Is This Film Called Love?, written, directed and shot by Mark Cousins (The Story of Film: An Odyssey) will receive its world premiere in the Films on Film program.

The Canada-Mexico-U.S.-U.K.-Germany co-production is a 77-minute documentary, an ad lib that was made in three days, said Cousins in a statement.

The film, shot in Mexico, is produced by Cousins and Catherine Aitken.