Moreau Makes McGill the Merrier

The legendary French screen diva, Jeanne Moreau, will be the subject of a special retrospective during this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Unveiling her plans last night at the Berlin International Film Festival – at an EIFF party, at the Filmhaus, in the heart of Potsdamer Platz – artistic director, Hannah McGill, said that Moreau represented “exactly the sort of trailblazing spirit, boldness and intelligence that we celebrate yearly at the festival”.

This year, the festival is taking place, for this first, in June – from the 18th to the 29th.

Moreau’s achievements will be celebrated alongside the late New York filmmaker and actress, Shirley Clarke, whose career, McGill said, was similarly courageous and pioneering.

The French actress – who was last in Scotland for the European Film Awards when Glasgow was European City of Culture in 1990 – has worked with such renowned directors as the late Fran