Amy Winehouse, Pixar and Ewan McGregor are among the highlights at the Scottish festival’s 69th edition

Asif Kapadia’s controversial documentary about the late Amy Winehouse, Pixar’s mind-bending animation Inside Out, and the Biblical adaptation Last Days in the Desert, in which Ewan McGregor plays Jesus, have been confirmed for the Edinburgh Film Festival next month.

Mark Adams, the festival’s new artistic director, unveiled his debut lineup today, including 24 world premieres, eight international premieres, 16 European premieres and 84 UK premieres.

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"We are delighted to be presenting such a thrilling, fun, challenging, provocative, exciting and balanced programme," said Adams. "There really is something for everyone and we hope that filmgoers will get a lot of pleasure out of this year’s festival."

Other films in Scotland’s premium cinematic event, which will screen a total of 164 features, include the Beach Boys biopic Love & Mercy, Arnold Schwarzenegger's post-apocalyptic zombie drama Maggie, and the high school reunion comedy The D Train, starring Jack Black and James Marsden.

Gina Prince-Bythewood's much-praised romantic drama Beyond the Lights, which failed to get a big-screen release in the US despite excellent reviews, and stars rising British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle), will also be shown.

Classic screenings will include a rare outing for Noel Marshall’s Roar, a cult 1981 big cat movie starring Tippi Hedren. Seventy crew members were injured during filming. Among them was Jan de Bont, the film's cinematographer (and later the director of the action film Speed), who was scalped by a lion.

The line-up for the Michael Powell Award – for best British film and performance in a British film — includes 10 world premieres and three UK premieres. One of the favourites is Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years, the story of an ageing couple (Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay) whose relationship is turned on its head when the body of the husband's former girlfriend is discovered.

Tom Courtenay and Charlotte Rampling in Andrew Haigh's film 45 Years

Former Doctor Who star Freema Agyeman will attend with her film North vs South, which takes place within Britain’s criminal underworld. Robert Carlyle’s directorial debut The Legend of Barney Thomson will open the festival, and Scott Graham’s family drama Iona is the closing night gala.

The festival will also present a series of high-profile interviews with actors Ewan McGregor, Jane Seymour and Malcolm McDowell, cult Hong-Kong director Johnnie To and legendary cinematographer Haskell Wexler (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest). An interview with Schwarzenegger is also in the works.

Edinburgh Film Festival 2015 will run June 17-28. See for more details