Morrissey biopic to close Edinburgh film festival
A film about the early years of former Smiths frontman Morrissey will have its world premiere to wrap up this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival.
England is Mine is set in 1970s Manchester where Steven Morrissey is an introverted, uncompromising teenager.
Jack Lowden plays the frustrated would-be star as he dreams of a music career while working in his local tax office.
EIFF artistic director Mark Adams said: "Morrissey is one of Britain's most iconic artists."
He added: "This delve into his formative years is a witty and enthralling look at a great music talent."
The title of the film, directed by Mark Gill, comes from the lyric of early Smiths' song Still Ill, "England is mine and it owes me a living".
The screening will wrap up the 71st EIFF on 2 July.
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