The 66th Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) runs this year from 20 June to 1 July, and to celebrate its launch we’re giving away a PAIR of tickets to see the Opening Night film, William Friedkin’s Killler Joe (2011), at the film’s UK Premiere at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre on Wednesday 20 June. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

Directed by the acclaimed William Friedkin and starring Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Juno Temple, Gina Gershon and Thomas Haden Church, Killer Joe tells the tale of 22 year-old Chris Smith (Hirsch), a local drug dealer down on his luck. However, things go from bad to worse when he hires the unexpectedly charming hit man Killer Joe (McConaughey) to murder his own mother for her $50,000 life insurance policy. With barely a dollar to his name, Chris agrees to offer up his younger sister Dottie (Juno Temple), as sexual collateral in exchange for Joe’s services until he receives the insurance money. That is, if it ever does come in.

To buy tickets to see Killer Joe at the festival’s Opening Gala and to check out the rest of the EIFF lineup, click here.

To be in with a chance of winning a PAIR of tickets for the Opening Gala screening of Killer Joe at the Edinburgh Film Festival on Wednesday 20 June, just answer the following simple question:

William Friedkin is the director of which classic US horror film?

a) Halloween
b) The Exorcist
c) The Omen

To enter, simply fill out the contact form below with your name, email address, subject (‘Killer’), answer and postal address in the comment box provided.*

*Please note that this is a special competition which only our Facebook and Twitter fans will be eligible to win. If you are not on our Facebook ‘Like’ list, then you can easily join us by following this link: and/or follow us on Twitter @CineVue.

Killer Joe is released in UK cinemas on 29 June, 2012. Read our Venice review here.

The competition closes at 6pm on Monday 18 June, 2012.

The 66th Edinburgh International Film Festival takes place from 20 June-1 July, 2012. For more of our EIFF 2012 coverage, simply follow this link.

Daniel Green

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