EIFF Opening Film: The Guard

Submitted by edg on Tue, 17 May '11 6.26pm
Time & place

After the Edinburgh International Film Festival's struggle with financial problems and loss of key personnel over the last year, you can understand why they might want to open the festival with a comedy.

Oscar winning Don Cheadle and Brendan Gleeson are teamed up as a good FBI cop and a bad Irish cop in pursuit of an international drugs crime gang on the West Coast of Ireland.

The comedy thriller earned good reviews when it premiered at Sundance and Berlin film festivals.