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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

45m²

45m²
  • 2010
  • Greece
  • 80 min
  • Directed by: Stratos Tzitzis
  • Cast: Efi Logginou, Rania Ekonomidou, Antinoos Albanis

Unlike her friends, Christina (Logginou) wants to stop living at home, eating her mother's cooking and spending her minimum wage on going out, so she rents a 45m² apartment and makes a bid for independence.

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Wed 3 Dec

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Part of Greek Film Festival.

A.C.A.B. All Cats Are Brilliant

A.C.A.B. All Cats Are Brilliant
  • 2012
  • Greece
  • 88 min
  • Directed by: Constantina Voulgaris
  • Written by: Constantina Voulgaris
  • Cast: Maria Georgiadou, Dimitris Xanthopoulos, Themis Bazaka

From turbulent Greece, an urgent invitation to resistance, solidarity and, finally, to dance!

Electra is in her early 30s, an artist and activist living in Athens. She babysits for a living, argues with her parents and visits her boyfriend, a political prisoner. Above all she struggles to find her place in a troubled city and a beaten society. Anger and humour go hand in hand in this handmade labour of love, painting not a bleak portrait of a collapsed country but offering a tender look at a young generation in search for new meaning and hope.

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Sun 30 Nov

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Part of Greek Film Festival.

Antboy

Antboy
  • 2013
  • Denmark
  • 77 min
  • Directed by: Ask Hasselbalch
  • Cast: Oscar Dietz, Nicolas Bro, Samuel Ting Graf

Fun family-friendly take on the superhero genre as a young boy develops super powers after being bitten by an ant.

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Sun 30 Nov

The Enemy Within

The Enemy Within
  • 2013
  • Greece
  • 107 min
  • Directed by: Yorgos Tsemberopoulos
  • Cast: Manolis Mavromatakis, Maria Zorba, Yiorgos Gallos

Kostas is a well-liked and easygoing father, but when his house is broken into and his daughter raped, and the police are incapable of doing anything, he takes to the streets of Athens in search of revenge.

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Fri 28 Nov

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This screening features a Q&A with the director. Part of Greek Film Festival.

Greek Film Festival

Edinburgh's Greek Film Festival brings cutting-edge Greek filmmaking to audiences in the capital every autumn, with screenings in the Filmhouse and Q&A sessions from visiting directors. Previous festivals have seen memorable outings for Pantelis Voulgaris' war epic Psyche Vathia and the Scottish premiere of Yorgos Lanthimos' Dogtooth. 2014 sees a rare screening of Jules Dassin's 1974 The Rehearsal, made as an urgent response to the Greek military junta, and new films from Penny Panayotopoulou, Yorgos Tsemberopoulos, Constantina Voulgari and Yiannis Sakaridis, among others.

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Fri 28 Nov

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Sun 30 Nov

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Mon 1 Dec

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The Homesman

The Homesman
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US/France
  • 122 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Tommy Lee Jones
  • Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, Grace Gummer

When Mary Cuddy (Swank) needs help escorting three madwomen from frontier Nebraska to Iowa, her only help is from rascally claim jumper George Briggs (Jones). A sombre, frequently horrific depiction of the pioneer experience, enlivened with flashes of sardonic humour and a few meaty cameos; Swank is heartbreaking and Jones keeps the western alive.

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • 1956
  • US
  • 80 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Don Siegel
  • Cast: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates

Don Siegel's anti-Communist propaganda was ranked ninth in the American Film Institute's list of greatest sci-fi films.

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Fri 28 Nov
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Σkotia

Work by Greek and Scottish artists, curated and presented by Syn, the Edinburgh Greek Artists' Festival.

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Fri 28 Nov

Free

Sat 29 Nov

Free

Sun 30 Nov

Free

Mon 1 Dec

Free

Tue 2 Dec

Free

Wed 3 Dec

Free

Thu 4 Dec

Free

Fri 5 Dec

Free

Sat 6 Dec

Free

Sun 7 Dec

Free

Miss Violence

Miss Violence
  • 2013
  • Greece
  • 98 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Alexandros Avranas
  • Cast: Kostas Antalopoulos, Constantinos Athanasiades, Chloe Bolota

On her birthday, 11-year-old Angeliki jumps off the balcony to her death with a smile on her face. An investigation looks into the reason for this apparent suicide, but the family keeps insisting that it was an accident.

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Thu 4 Dec

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Part of Greek Film Festival.

My Old Lady

My Old Lady
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • GB/US
  • 104 min
  • Directed by: Israel Horovitz
  • Cast: Kevin Kline, Maggie Smith, Kristin Scott-Thomas

Mathias (Kline), a penniless New Yorker, travels to Paris to claim the apartment bequeathed to him by his father, except that 92-year-old Mathilde (Smith) and her daughter Chloe (Scott Thomas) already live there. The directorial debut of 75-year-old playwright Horovitz is an enjoyable, soft-centred tale of guilty secrets, perhaps too neatly resolved but a sophisticated delight.

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Pas son genre

Pas son genre
  • 2014
  • France
  • 111 min
  • Directed by: Lucas Belvaux
  • Cast: Émilie Dequenne, Loïc Corbery, Sandra Nkake

A bittersweet drama focusing on the romance between a philosophy professor and a hairdresser.

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Thu 27 Nov

Part of French Film Festival.

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The Rehearsal

The Rehearsal
  • 1974
  • UK/Greece
  • 92 min
  • Directed by: Jules Dassin
  • Cast: Melina Mercouri, Olympia Dukakis, Arthur Miller, Laurence Olivier

Made as a response to the Greek military junta of 1967–74, Dassin's film stars his wife and fellow activist Mercouri along with some glittering co-stars, in an attempt to raise public awareness of the junta's brutal suppression of a student uprising at Athens Polytechnic.

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Mon 1 Dec

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September

September
  • 2013
  • Germany/Greece
  • 105 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Penny Panayotopoulou
  • Written by: Penny Panayotopoulou
  • Cast: Nikos Diamandis, Kora Karvouni, Youlika Skafida

September marks endings and beginnings in this delicate film for all moods and seasons.

Young Anna works in a mall restaurant and lives a lonely life along with her dog, Manu. Observing the happy family life of her neighbour Sophia, she longs for the same love and affection. When Manu suddenly falls ill and dies, Anna desperately tries to fill his place in her life with Sophia's family. Kora Karvouni excels in the introspective leading role of this complex, unconventional work that daringly explores the ambivalences of loneliness, love, happiness and independence.

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Tue 2 Dec

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Part of Greek Film Festival.

The Whistleblower

The Whistleblower
  • 2010
  • Germany/Canada
  • 107 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Larysa Kondracki
  • Written by: Larysa Kondracki, Eilis Kirwan
  • Cast: Rachel Weisz, Vanessa Redgrave, Benedict Cumberbatch, David Strathairn, Monica Bellucci

A film inspired by the real experiences of an American policewoman working as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia.

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Sun 30 Nov

Wild Duck

Wild Duck
  • 2013
  • Greece
  • 88 min
  • Directed by: Yiannis Sakaridis
  • Cast: Alexandros Logothetis, Themis Bazaka, Giorgos Pyrpassopoulos

Two telecom engineers investigate hacker activity and make a scandalous discovery. Sakaridis's film was shot guerrilla-style with friends and collaborators after funding for a more expensive project fell through, making it a portrait of the Greek crisis as seen from the inside.

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Sat 29 Nov

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Part of Greek Film festival.

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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