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The East director Zal Batmanglij to attend East End Film Festival

The East

Story by Jack Foley

FILMS fans will get the chance to meet Zal Batmanglij, director of The East, at the forthcoming East End Film Festival later this month.

Prior to that, he will also be taking questions from audiences at the Edinburgh Film Festival.

The East is a suspenseful and provocative espionage thriller which stars Brit Marling (who co-wrote the script) as former FBI agent Sarah Moss.

Moss is starting a new career at Hiller Brood, an elite private intelligence firm that ruthlessly protects the interests of its A-list corporate clientele.

Handpicked for a plum assignment by the company’s head honcho, Sharon (Patricia Clarkson), Sarah goes deep undercover to infiltrate The East, an elusive anarchist collective seeking revenge against major corporations guilty of covering up criminal activity.

But living closely with the intensely committed members of The East, Sarah finds herself torn between her two worlds as she starts to connect with anarchist Benji (Alexander Skarsgård) and the rest of the collective, and awakens to the moral contradictions of her personal life.

The East will be released in cinemas across the UK & Ireland on June 28, 2013.

But Batmanglij will be available at the following locations – and tickets are available now!

East End Film Festival

Wednesday, June 26, 8:45pm, Hackney Picture House – book now

Edinburgh Film Festival:

Thursday, June 20, 6:00pm, Cineworld 3 – Book now

Sunday, June 23, 1:15pm, Cineworld 3 – Book now

Watch the trailer