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Filmhouse

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88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ
  • Telephone 0131 228 2688
  • Opening times Mon–Sat 10am–midnight; Sun noon–midnight.
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  • Website www.filmhousecinema.com

Bag of Rice (Kiseye Berendj)

Bag of Rice (Kiseye Berendj)
  • 1996
  • Japan, Iran
  • 79 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Mohammad-Ali Taledi
  • Cast: Jairan Abadzade, Shirin Bina, Masume Eskandari

Warm-hearted Iranian film about a young girl and her elderly neighbour and their quest to buy a sack of rice on the streets of Tehran.

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Sun 27 Apr

Barnacle Bill

Barnacle Bill
  • 1957
  • UK
  • 87 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Charles Frend
  • Cast: Alec Guinness, Irene Browne, Maurice Denham

A seasick sea captain commands an amusement pier despite local opposition.

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Sat 26 Apr

Biomedical Ethics Film Festival

Organised by a group of scientists that all have a PhD appended to their names (that's 'doctor', to you), the 2014 edition of the fest is expected to feature a programme of films that take on the rather weighty topic of 'the moral status of the human embryo'.

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Sat 22 Nov

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Sun 23 Nov

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Mon 24 Nov

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The Boot (Chakmeh)

The Boot (Chakmeh)
  • 1993
  • Iran
  • 60 min
  • Directed by: Mohammad-Ali Talebi
  • Cast: Ali Atashkar, Samaneh Jafar-Jalali, Raya Nasiri

A little girl pesters her mother to buy her red boots, then loses one and tries to find it. Iranian drama.

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Sat 26 Apr

Featuring short film Ten Minutes Older.

The Card

The Card
  • 1952
  • UK
  • 91 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Ronald Neame
  • Cast: Alec Guinness, Glynis Johns, Valerie Hobson

A charming and ambitious young man finds many ways to raise himself through the ranks in business and social standing – some honest, some not quite so. If he can just manage to avoid a certain very predatory woman …

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Sat 26 Apr

Dead by Dawn

Dead by Dawn

Celebrating 21 years of cinematic scares, the Filmhouse's horror fest ups the gore ante with a selection of blood-curdling genre premieres, classic features, short films and special guests. For a concentrated dose of evil, the Spawn of Dawn mini-fest runs throughout the Saturday night.

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Fri 25 Apr

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Sat 26 Apr

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Sun 27 Apr

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East Of Eden

East Of Eden
  • 1954
  • US
  • 115 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Elia Kazan
  • Written by: Paul Osborn,, John Steinbeck (uncredited)
  • Cast: Julie Harris, James Dean, Raymond Massey, Burl Ives, Richard Davalos, Jo Van Fleet

In a 1913 Californian farming valley, a wild adolescent boy rebels against his father and discovers a dark secret about the mother he thought was dead. Self-consciously meaningful family histrionics: a film always far too pleased with itself and rampantly over-acted with it.

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Sun 27 Apr
Mon 28 Apr
Parent & baby
Tue 29 Apr
Wed 30 Apr

Edinburgh 3D Film Festival

The UK's first 3D focused film festival. Featuring screenings of classic 3D films, creative 3D shorts, presentations and discussions. Including Dial M for Murder, Coraline and Pina.

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Mon 5 May

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Tue 6 May

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Wed 7 May

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Thu 8 May

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Fri 9 May

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Sat 10 May

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Giant

Giant
  • 1956
  • US
  • 201 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: George Stevens
  • Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean

Sprawling epic covering the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family and associates.

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Fri 25 Apr
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Mon 28 Apr
Thu 1 May

The Horse's Mouth

The Horse's Mouth
  • 1958
  • UK
  • 97 min
  • Directed by: Ronald Neame
  • Cast: Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh, Renee Houston

A somewhat vulgar but dedicated painter searches for the perfect realization of his artistic vision, much to the chagrin of others.

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Fri 25 Apr

The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun

The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun
  • 1999
  • Senegal/France/Switzerland/Germany
  • 45 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Djibril Diop Mambety
  • Cast: Lissa Balera, Aminata Fall, Tayerou M'Baye

A luminous portrait of a young handicapped girl and her determination to be a street vendor of Le Soleil, the national newspaper of Senegal.

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Sat 26 Apr

Double bill with The Unseen.

Middle Eastern Film Festival

A retrospective of cinema on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.

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Fri 16 May

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Mon 19 May

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Mon 26 May

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Tue 27 May

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Wed 28 May

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Thu 29 May

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Fri 30 May

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Nespatrené

Nespatrené
  • 1996
  • Czech Republic
  • Directed by: Miroslav Janek

Heart-warming documentary about the pupils at a school for blind children in the Czech Republic.

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Sat 26 Apr

Double bill with The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun.

Tue 29 Apr

Double bill with The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun.

Nymphomaniac: Volume I

Nymphomaniac: Volume I
  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • Denmark/Germany/France/Belgium
  • 124 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Lars von Trier
  • Cast: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård, Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell, Christian Slater, Connie Nielsen

Having diagnosed herself with nymphomania, Joe (Gainsbourg) recalls her erotic experiences. The first part of Von Trier's controversial duology.

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Mon 28 Apr
Tue 29 Apr

Nymphomaniac: Volume II

Nymphomaniac: Volume II
  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • Denmark/Germany/France/Belgium
  • 123 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Lars von Trier
  • Cast: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård, Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell, Christian Slater, Connie Nielsen

The second part of Von Trier's controversial film, in which Joe (Gainsbourg) delves into the darker aspects of her adult life.

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Mon 28 Apr
Tue 29 Apr

Only Lovers Left Alive

Only Lovers Left Alive
  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • UK/Germany/France/Cyprus/USA
  • 123 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
  • Written by: Jim Jarmusch
  • Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska

Swinton and Hiddleston play two vampires who have been in love for ages (literally), in Jim Jarmusch's (Broken Flowers, Dead Man) first feature in four years.

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Wed 30 Apr
Thu 1 May

Our Man In Havana

Our Man In Havana
  • 4 stars
  • 1959
  • UK
  • 112 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Carol Reed
  • Written by: Graham Greene
  • Cast: Alec Guinness, Burl Ives, Ralph Richardson, Noel Coward, Maureen O'Hara, Ernie Kovacs

Sir Alec is a British vacuum cleaner salesman abroad in exotic Havana who allows himself to be recruited as a spy in this very, very fine stiff wry comedy adapted by Graham Greene from his own novel.

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Fri 25 Apr

Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy

Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy
  • 2014
  • US
  • 78 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Peggy Holmes
  • Cast: Voices of Tom Hiddleston, Christina Hendricks, Mae Whitman

The fifth of DisneyToon Studios' Tinker Bell films, based on the J M Barrie character.

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Sun 27 Apr

Tracks

Tracks
  • 3 stars
  • 2013
  • Australia
  • 112 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: John Curran
  • Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver, Emma Booth

A young woman goes on a 1700 mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with her four camels and faithful dog. Based on the award-winning memoir by Robyn Davidson.

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Fri 25 Apr
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Thu 1 May

Tunes of Glory

Tunes of Glory
  • 1960
  • UK
  • 107 min
  • Directed by: Ronald Neame
  • Cast: Alec Guinness, John Mills, Susannah York

Peacetime story about two officers who become locked in a fierce battle for control of a Scottish Highland regiment.

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Sun 27 Apr
Mon 28 Apr
Wed 30 Apr

Wrinkles (Arrugas)

Wrinkles (Arrugas)
  • 2011
  • Spain
  • 89 min
  • Directed by: Ignacio Ferreras
  • Written by: Paco Roca, Ignacio Ferreras, Rosanna Cecchini, Ángel de la Cruz
  • Cast: Voices of Alvaro Guevara, Tacho Gonzalez

An astonishing cocktail of friendship, resistance and life set among the unexpected landscape of an elderly care facility.

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Wed 30 Apr
Thu 1 May

Beginning in 1979, Edinburgh's Filmhouse was gradually converted from St. Thomas Church into a three screen cinema. Sometime host of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, it features a café bar and monthly quiz.

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