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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

Aerial View: A Guid New Year with STV

  • 90 min
  • U

A journey into STV's Hogmanay archives. Introduced by journalist Jonathan Melville.

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Wed 31 Dec

Big Eyes

Big Eyes
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • Directed by: Tim Burton
  • Cast: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman, Terence Stamp

Biopic of Margaret Keane (Adams), whose paintings of women and children with oversized eyes became all the rage in the 60s – except that husband Walter (Waltz) took all the credit. Adams is superb but despite thoughtful touches, the treatment of her character's psychological abuse is unsatisfying.

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Sun 28 Dec
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Wed 31 Dec
Thu 1 Jan

From Scotland with Love

From Scotland with Love
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 76 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Virginia Heath

A film journey into Scotland's past exploring love, loss, resistance, migration, work and play. Set to music by King Creosote.

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Sun 28 Dec

Scotland Galore!.

Frozen Sing-a-long

Frozen
  • 2013
  • US
  • 102 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Chris Buck/Jennifer Lee
  • Cast: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff

Sing 'Let It Go' at the top of your lungs without getting into fisticuffs.

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Sun 28 Dec
  • 10:45
  • 11:00
  • 15:55
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Thu 1 Jan

I Know Where I'm Going!

I Know Where I'm Going!
  • 1945
  • UK
  • 91 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
  • Written by: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
  • Cast: Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey

Beautifully shot in black and white, this is an intriguing comedy romance with dark undertones, in which the young, confident Ms Hiller sets out to marry her rich, elderly fiancé in the Hebrides, but falls instead for Livesey's sexy young naval officer. The visual symbols, all drawn from the islands' natural landscape, underline the story's deeper resonances.

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Tue 30 Dec

Scotland Galore!.

Thu 1 Jan

Scotland Galore!.

Jour De Fete

Jour De Fete
  • 1948
  • France
  • 80 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Jacques Tati
  • Cast: Jacques Tati, Guy Decomble.

A rural French postie sees a film about the efficiency of the American mail service and decides to smarten up his act. This debut feature by Tati, effortlessly builds visual set-pieces and establishes the amiable duffer of a central role that was later to become the unforgettable M Hulot.

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Sun 28 Dec

Jacques Tati.

Tue 30 Dec

Jacques Tati.

Kon-Tiki

Kon-Tiki
  • 3 stars
  • 2012
  • Norway
  • 118 min
  • Directed by: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg
  • Cast: Pål Sverre Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Odd-Magnus Williamson

Based on the true story of Thor Heyerdahl (Hagen)'s epic voyage from Peru to Polynesia, undertaken with a small crew on a primitive wooden raft just to prove that it could be done. A sincere, stirring enterprise, with breathtaking images of piercing blue skies, crystal clear waters and bronzed adventurers, if a little on the safe side.

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Sun 28 Dec
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Mon Oncle

Mon Oncle
  • 1958
  • France
  • 116 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jacques Tati
  • Cast: Jacques Tati, Jean-Pierre Zola, Adrienne Servatie.

Working in colour for the first time, Tati presents Monsieur Hulot befuddled by the modern factory where his brother-in-law has given him a job, and by the all-mod-cons apartment where he visits his young nephew. Superb catalogue of sight gags centring around the dehumanising effect of the new technology.

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Mon 29 Dec

Jacques Tati.

Tue 30 Dec

Jacques Tati.

Monsieur Hulot's Holiday

Monsieur Hulot's Holiday
  • 4 stars
  • 1953
  • France
  • 91 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jacques Tati
  • Cast: Jacques Tati, Nathalie Pascaud, Michelle Rolla.

M Hulot, the accident-prone bachelor, arrives at a jaunty coastal resort and devastation very soon ensues. Comic timing at its most irresistible, as Tati gets away with a number of memorable, slow-burning gags, all undercut by the stabbing notion that we all have an uncle exactly like Hulot.

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Sun 28 Dec

Jacques Tati.

  • 15:40
Wed 31 Dec

Jacques Tati.

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
  • 4 stars
  • 1969
  • UK
  • 116 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Ronald Neame
  • Written by: Jay Presson Allen
  • Cast: Maggie Smith, Robert Stephens, Pamela Franklin

The big screen adaptation of Muriel Spark's tale of an eccentric Edinburgh schoolteacher in the 1930s offers sharp characterisations and interesting period flavour.

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Tue 30 Dec

Scotland Galore!.

Sunshine on Leith

Sunshine on Leith
  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • UK
  • 100 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Dexter Fletcher
  • Cast: Jason Flemyng, Peter Mullan, Antonia Thomas

For his second feature, Fletcher directs this adaptation of the popular stage musical based on the songs of The Proclaimers. Two soldiers return from Afghanistan to Edinburgh and struggle to adapt to civilian life.

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Sun 28 Dec

Scotland Galore!.

  • 13:10
Wed 31 Dec

Scotland Galore!.

What We Did on Our Holiday

What We Did on Our Holiday
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 95 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Andy Hamilton, Guy Jenkin
  • Written by: Andy Hamilton, Guy Jenkin
  • Cast: Rosamund Pike, David Tennant, Billy Connolly, Celia Imrie, Ben Miller, Emilia Jones, Annette Crosbie

Doug (Tennant) and Abi (Pike) have separated, but when they go north for the birthday of Doug's father (Connolly), they instruct their kids (Jones, Smalldridge and Turnbull) to keep quiet about the separation. Charming and hilarious: Tennant and Pike are excellent, and despite the kids' scene-stealing improvisation it feels tightly scripted, exploring adult themes without mawkishness.

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Mon 29 Dec

Scotland Galore!.

Whisky Galore!

Whisky Galore
  • 1949
  • UK
  • 82 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick
  • Written by: Compton MacKenzie (also novel), Angus MacPhail
  • Cast: Basil Radford, Bruce Seton, Joan Greenwood, Gordon Jackson

Much-loved Ealing comedy by the late Sandy Mackendrick. A ship carrying a cargo of whisky is shipwrecked off a Scottish island during wartime, so the locals decide it's time to quench their thirst. Full of wit and charm that others can only hope to emulate.

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Thu 1 Jan

Scotland Galore!.

The Wicker Man: The Final Cut

The Wicker Man
  • 1973
  • UK
  • 95 min
  • Directed by: Robin Hardy
  • Cast: Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento

A police sergeant is sent to a Scottish island village in search of a missing girl whom the townsfolk claim never existed. Stranger still are the rites that take place there. One of the best British horror films ever made is restored and extended, the result of a worldwide search for the missing original cut of the film.

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Mon 29 Dec

Scotland Galore!.

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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