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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

Belle and Sebastian (Belle et Sébastien)

Belle et Sébastien
  • 2013
  • France
  • 104 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Nicolas Vanier
  • Cast: Félix Bossuet, Tchéky Karyo, Margaux Châtelier

A lonely boy befriends a stray dog, high up in the Alps during German occupation.

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Sun 23 Nov

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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Sun 23 Nov

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Please note: dates to be confirmed.

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
  • 4 stars
  • 1972
  • France
  • 102 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Luis Buñuel
  • Written by: Luis Buñuel, Jean-Claude Carrière
  • Cast: Fernando Rey, Paul Frankeur, Delphine Seyrig, Stéphane Audran, Bulle Ogier, Jean-Pierre Cassel

A group of friends find their dinner gathering interrupted by a series of bizarre, mostly dreamt-up events. Not as savage a satire as Buñuel's earlier work, but he is certainly more assured as he fires at his constant targets – the church, the state and the army.

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Wed 26 Nov

Part of Introduction to European Cinema.

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

Times & prices to be confirmed

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

Get Well Soon (Bon rétablissement !)

Get Well Soon (Bon rétablissement !)
  • 2014
  • France
  • 81 min
  • Directed by: Jean Becker
  • Cast: Gérard Lanvin, Fred Testot, Jean-Pierre Darroussin

A man reflects on his life as he recuperates from a car accident.

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Wed 26 Nov

Part of French Film Festival.

Goodbye to Language

Goodbye to Language
  • 2014
  • France
  • 70 min
  • Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard
  • Written by: Jean-Luc Godard
  • Cast: Héloise Godet, Kamel Abdeli, Richard Chevallier

The love, life and times of a married woman and a single man. Plus, there's a dog called Roxy. Ruff.

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Tue 25 Nov
3D

Part of French 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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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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Hope

Hope
  • 2014
  • France
  • 86 min
  • Directed by: Boris Lojkine
  • Cast: Endurance Newton, Justin Wang

On his clandestine journey from Cameroon to Europe through the Sahara desert, Léonard meets Hope, a Nigerian girl who's following the same dream.

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Mon 24 Nov

Part of French Film Festival.

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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Juno

Juno
  • 4 stars
  • 2007
  • US
  • 95 min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Jason Reitman
  • Written by: Diablo Cody
  • Cast: Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Allison Janney, J K Simmons, Olivia Thirlby

Teenage Juno (Page) finds herself pregnant and confused. Adoption seems the only option: a newspaper advert puts her in contact with childless couple Mark and Vanessa, but Juno's predicament complicates as their relationship begins to fray. Reitman never stoops to gross-out or slapstick resulting in a comedy that makes you laugh out loud, but that you can still respect in the morning.

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Sun 23 Nov

Part of Biomedical Ethics Film Festival: The Moral Status of the Embryo.

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

Marie's Story (Marie Heurtin)

Marie's Story (Marie Heurtin)
  • 2014
  • France
  • 95 min
  • Directed by: Jean-Pierre Améris
  • Cast: Isabelle Carré, Brigitte Catillon, Laure Duthilleul

Inspirational film about Marie Heurtin who was born deaf and blind.

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Sun 23 Nov

Part of French 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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Postgraduate Films from ECA Screen Academy

  • 120 min
  • 15

A screening of postgrad work from Screen Academy, the award-winning department at ECA.

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Tue 25 Nov

Short Cuts

  • 2010/11
  • France
  • 110 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Various

A programme of six shorts from Brittany, screening as part of the French Film Festival.

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Sun 23 Nov

Part of French Film Festival.

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.

Wooden Crosses (Les Croix de bois)

Wooden Crosses (Les Croix de bois)
  • 1932
  • France
  • 110 min
  • Directed by: Raymond Bernard
  • Cast: Pierre Blanchar, Gabriel Gabrio, Charles Vanel

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Mon 24 Nov

Part of French Film Festival.

Write Shoot Cut

Monthly short film networking night taking open submissions for screening and discussion.

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Mon 24 Nov

£6 (£5)

Skeletons.

Mon 8 Dec

£6 (£5)

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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