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  • Director

    Roland Emmerich

  • Starring

    Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emmy Rossum

  • Run Time

    124 mins

  • Release Year


  • Country of Origin


  • Certificate

    12A - Contains extended scenes of threat.

  • Language

    English; Japanese; French; Arabic

  • Format


The Day After Tomorrow + Shorts

Part of the EIFF Youth Eco Weekender Season


After paleoclimatologist Jack Hall (Dennis Quaid) is largely ignored by U.N. officials when presenting his environmental concerns, his research proves true when an enormous "superstorm" develops, setting off catastrophic natural disasters throughout the world. Trying to get to his son, Sam (Jake Gyllenhaal), who is trapped in New York with his friend Laura (Emmy Rossum) and others, Jack and his crew must travel by foot from Philadelphia, braving the elements, to get to Sam before it's too late.

This captioned screening includes a BSL-interpreted extended introduction from the EIFF Young Critics and will be screening alongside short films from Film Access Scotland's Climate Challenge: 1.5 Degrees Films project. 

EIFF Youth is funded through the PLACE Programme, a partnership between the Scottish Government through Creative Scotland, the City of Edinburgh Council and the Edinburgh Festivals, and supported by Baillie Gifford, the Foyle Foundation, Gannochy Trust, Procam Take 2, Culture & Business Fund Scotland and Young Start. EIFF Young Activists is supported by the Hugh Fraser Foundation. The EIFF Young Critics programme is supported by James and Morag Anderson. 

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