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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

Africa in Motion Short Film Competition

  • 120 min
  • 15

A selection of innovative and original films by African filmmakers from a variety of countries and backgrounds.

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Mon 3 Nov

This year's entries include Silence and I, Berea, Adamt (Listen) and Harold. Part of Africa in Motion.

Attila Marcel

Atilla Marcel
  • 2013
  • France
  • 106 min
  • Directed by: Sylvain Chomet
  • Cast: Guillaume Gouix, Anne Le Ny, Bernadette Lafont

Live-action comedy from the director of Belleville Rendez-vous and The Illusionist about a mute, sweet-natured man-child.

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Sat 1 Nov
Sun 2 Nov

Charulata

Charulata
  • 1964
  • India
  • 117 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Satyajit Ray
  • Cast: Soumitra Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Shailen Mukherjee

The lonely wife of a Calcutta intellectual in 19th century British India is left at home while her husband runs his English language newspaper. Seeing that his wife is unsettled, Bhupati invites his brother and cousin Amar to visit. For a while peace settles on the house until Charulata and Amar begin to develop deeper feelings for each other.

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Tue 4 Nov
Wed 5 Nov
Thu 6 Nov

Felix

Felix
  • 2013
  • South Africa
  • 97 min
  • Directed by: Roberta Durrant
  • Written by: Shirley Johnson
  • Cast: Okwethu Banisi, Andrea Dondolo, Nicholas Ellenbogen

A 13 year old dreams of being a saxophonist like his dear old pa.

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Wed 5 Nov

Part of Africa in Motion.

The Golden Dream (La jaula de oro)

The Golden Dream
  • 2013
  • Guatemala/Spain/Mexico
  • 102 min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Diego Quemada-Díez
  • Cast: Brandon López, Rodolfo Domínguez, Karen Martínez

Two Guatemalan teenagers trek their way to the US.

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Mon 3 Nov
Tue 4 Nov

Huba (Parasite)

Huba (Parasite)
  • 2014
  • Poland/UK
  • 66 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Anna Sasnal/Wilhelm Sasnal
  • Cast: Joanna Drozda, Jerzy Gajlikowski, Wojtek Slowik

Polish drama about alienation.

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Thu 6 Nov

Double bill with It Looks Pretty From a Distance. Play Poland.

It Looks Pretty from a Distance (Z daleka widok jest piękny)

It Looks Pretty from a Distance (Z daleka widok jest piękny)
  • 2011
  • Poland, US
  • 77 min
  • Directed by: Anka Sasnal, Wilhelm Sasnal
  • Cast: Marcin Czarnik, Agnieszka Podsiadlik, Piotr Nowak, Elżbieta Okupska, Jerzy Łapiński, Hanka Chojnacka, Michał Pietrzak, Oskar Karaś, Beata Zygarlicka, Waldemar Czyszak, Dawid Wolski

Polish drama about a the way a small village reacts to the disappearance of one of their own.

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Thu 6 Nov

Double bill with Parasite. Play Poland.

Kadjike

  • 2013
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • 115 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sana Na N'Hada

Film about the inhabitants of the Bissagos archipelago who live according to ancient traditions, in harmony with the natural order.

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Sun 2 Nov

Part of Africa in Motion.

M

M
  • 1931
  • Germany
  • 111 min
  • Directed by: Fritz Lang
  • Cast: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut

A psychological thriller where a young girl is murdered.

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Wed 5 Nov

Introduction to European Cinema.

Miners Shot Down

Miners Shot Down
  • 2014
  • South Africa
  • 85 min
  • Directed by: Rehad Desai

An examination of the events of August 2012, when the Marikana mine in South Africa experienced the worst episode of bloodshed since the end of apartheid. For seven days, thousands of miners protested for a living wage. The non-violent demonstration was brought down through an intervention by state police forces, in which more than 30 miners were shot dead and many others injured.

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Tue 4 Nov

Part of Africa in Motion.

Mr Turner

Mr Turner
  • 5 stars
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 150 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Mike Leigh
  • Cast: Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson

Portrait of the last 25 years of the life of painter Joseph Mallord William Turner (Spall). A work of great beauty, wit and poignancy, presenting the artist as unapologetically gruff but sympathetic and spectacularly eccentric. Leigh's latest demonstrates a command of his craft to rival that of his subject.

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Thu 6 Nov

O Grande Kilapy (The Grand Kilapy)

The Great Kilapy
  • 2012
  • Angola/Portugal/Brazil
  • 100 min
  • Directed by: Zézé Gamboa
  • Cast: Lázaro Ramos, Pedro Hossi, João Lagarto

Historical drama about Joãozinho, who pulls off a massive swindle at the expense of the Portuguese colonial administration the day before Angolan independence in the 70s.

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Sun 2 Nov

Part of Africa in Motion.

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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Sat 1 Nov

Jim Jarmusch.

Rumours of War (Ngunu Ngunu Kan)

  • 2014
  • Mali
  • 90 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Soussaba Cisse

Drama about a political radio show host who is left for dead by terrorists.

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Sat 1 Nov

Part of Africa in Motion.

Shorts for Middle Ones

  • 50 min
  • PG

A selection of short films for ages 8+.

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Sun 2 Nov

Timbuktu

Timbuktu
  • 2014
  • France/Mauritania
  • 97 min
  • Directed by: Abderrahmane Sissako
  • Cast: Ibrahim Ahmed, Adel Mahmoud Cherif, Salem Dendou

A look at the brief occupation of Timbuktu by militant Islamic rebels.

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Sat 1 Nov

Part of Africa in Motion.

Tony Benn: Will and Testament

Tony Benn: Will and Testament
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • UK
  • Directed by: Skip Kite
  • Written by: Skip Kite

Documentary on the the life and influence of the longest serving British MP, with music by Sheena Wellington and Arthur Johnstone.

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Sun 2 Nov
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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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