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2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey
  • 1968
  • UK
  • 2h 19min
  • U
  • Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
  • Cast: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Douglas Rain (voice)

Kubrick's gloriously grand architecture sees prehistoric apes timelined into a space ballet featuring a lunar craft docking to the sound of Strauss. This scene prefigures an extended drama aboard a spacecraft bound for Jupiter involving the murderous AI computer and the giant embryo of a space child signifying … what? The next step in human evolution? An opaque masterpiece, which suggests so much, yet explains so little. Which is why it's a timeless classic.

Tue 26 Jun

A Punk Daydream (Lamunan Oi!)

  • 18

A punk Daydream is an ecological film about tattoo stigma in Indonesia. The conflict of teen punk Eka with his parents is put into the context of a larger theme of systematic oppression from the past. As the tattooed Dayak tribe struggle to maintain its identity, the street punks reconcile a loss with every new tattoo. With both communities living on the edge of society, we explore what it means to have a place called home and to belong somewhere.

Tue 26 Jun

£12 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

An Elephant Sitting Still (Da xiang xi di er zuo)

An Elephant Sitting Still (Da xiang xi di er zuo)
  • 15

In the northern Chinese city of Manzhouli, they say there is an elephant that simply sits and ignores the world. Manzhouli becomes an obsession for the protagonists of this film, their stories told in visual compositions set over one day, from dawn till dusk, when the train to Manzhouli is set to leave. Though a series of mismatched characters, all dream of escape from their downward spiral. The debut film of famed Chinese novelist Hu Bo, who died by suicide in October 2017 aged just 29.

Tue 26 Jun

£12 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 29min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
  • Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt

Thanos (Brolin) aims to become all-powerful, in the first part of this two-part superhero mash-up. Death, destruction, torture and sacrifice are the order of the day, in a grand space opera that mixes tragedy with pathos, fleshed out with the usual Marvel humour. Truly remarkable.

Mon 25 Jun
Tue 26 Jun
Wed 27 Jun
Thu 28 Jun

Azougue Nazaré

Azougue Nazaré
  • 15

This energetic and vibrantly raw film from writer/director Tiago Melo offers a fascinating glimpse into the subculture of Maracatu, a performance-based carnival tradition with roots in Brazil’s slavery past and used as a backdrop for a dramatic clash between evangelical Christianity and tribalistic ritual and tradition. Central to the story is working guy Tiao (the charismatic Valmir do Coco), married to a devout Christian, and his embrace of his flamboyant transgender alter ego in the build up to Maracatu carnival week.

Supported by Agência Nacional do Cinema.

Fri 29 Jun

£12 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Beautiful Things

  • 15

The many objects that we accumulate and that we believe to be essential begin their production journey in silent, secluded industrial and scientific sites. Beautiful Things describes this hidden mechanical liturgy within four different remote locations, where men work in complete isolation without interference from the world. They unconsciously trigger the long chain of creation, transport, commercialisation and destruction of the objects feeding our bulimic lifestyle. They are monks inside temples of steel and concrete. They repeat the same liturgy every day. And we don’t even know that they exist.

Sat 30 Jun

£12 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Book Club

Book Club
  • 2018
  • US
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Bill Holderman
  • Cast: Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen

Four women (Keaton, Fonda, Bergen and Steenburgen) form a book club to read Fifty Shades of Grey, and in so doing reassess their lives. Irresistibly cheeky and shamelessly cheesy ensemble drama in which older women are placed in the centre of the action, with a torrent of innuendo delivered with relish by a superior cast.

Mon 25 Jun
Tue 26 Jun
Wed 27 Jun
Thu 28 Jun

Charlie and Hannah's Grand Night Out (Charlie en Hannah Gaan Uit)

Charlie and Hannah's Grand Night Out (Charlie en Hannah Gaan Uit)
  • 15

At turns surreal and deliciously romantic, this oddball black-and-white romp around town features best friends Charlie (Evelien Bosmans) and Hannah (Daphne Wellens) heading out for a night of fun, gin and tonics, chat and perhaps romance. Things get wonderfully weird when magic candy is thrown into the mix, as both young women reflect on their lives, experience altered realities and delve into new possibilities. This film is a real charmer; beautifully shot, packed with absurdist moments and driven by two wonderfully quirky and complex female characters.

Sat 30 Jun

£12 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Dead in a Week (Or Your Money Back)

  • 15

After 27-year-old William (Aneurin Barnard) fails at his ninth attempt at suicide, he decides to take up a genial 65-year-old hitman, Leslie (the ever-excellent Tom Wilkinson), on his offer to help out. Leslie has quotas to meet to keep his membership in an assassin’s guild, but when William meets the woman of his dreams (Freya Mavor) things get more complicated for both men. An engaging black comedy also starring Christopher Eccleston.

Fri 29 Jun

£12 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Deadpool 2

Deadpool 2
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 59min
  • 15
  • Directed by: David Leitch
  • Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Zazie Beetz, Morena Baccarin

When tragedy splinters Wade Wilson’s own life, it takes a meeting with a mutant kid (Dennison) and vengeful cyborg Cable (Brolin) to renew his sense of purpose. Filthy, ferocious and funny, it surpasses its predecessor by doubling down on the gleeful self-awareness and excess; the whole cast shines, and the climax is surprisingly touching.

Mon 25 Jun
Tue 26 Jun
Wed 27 Jun
Thu 28 Jun

Dirt Road to Lafayette

Dirt Road to Lafayette
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 40min
  • Directed by: Kenneth Glenaan
  • Cast: Neil Sutcliffe, David O'Hara, Margo Moorer

The story of a father and son who travel from Scotland to North Alabama.

  • IMDb
Tue 26 Jun

£12 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Dumped (Larguées)

Dumped (Larguées)
  • 15

Wild Rose (Camille Cottin) is a party-mad musician, while her sister Alice (Camille Chamoux) is a supremely ordered parent. They agree on one thing – taking their mother Françoise (the always-impressive Miou-Miou) on a tropical holiday for her 60th birthday after their father leaves her for a younger woman. Relaxing, tanning and drinking margaritas are central to the plan, but things work out in unexpected ways as romance, life choices and family disagreements take over good intentions. A classy French comedy-drama about mother-and-daughter relationships.

Thu 28 Jun

£12 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Fake Tattoos (Les faux tatouages)

Fake Tattoos (Les faux tatouages)
  • 15

On the balmy summer night he celebrates his 18th birthday, loner punk rocker Théo (Anthony Therrien) is chatted up by the fierce and talkative Mag (Rose-Marie Perreault). Following a concert, the two meet in a shop where Mag points out the fake tattoos on Théo’s arm. As their backgrounds are revealed, the playful romance turns gently and smartly into something darker, and the film spirals to a dramatically satisfying conclusion. A strikingly-made, award-winning film from writer-director Pascal Plante.

Fri 29 Jun

£10 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

First Stripes (Premières armes)

First Stripes (Premières armes)
  • 15

A group of civilians embark on 12 weeks of intensive training that will see them gradually transformed into soldiers of the Canadian Armed Forces. For the third instalment in his documentary series about the different stages of life, Jean-François Caissy offers a compelling portrait of the military experience, charting the paths of young adults who have made this singular career choice.

Thu 28 Jun

£10 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Sat 30 Jun

£10 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

George Michael: Freedom

  • 15

This extended version of the moving and absorbing documentary about the life and music of George Michael makes for memorable viewing. Narrated by Michael, the director’s cut features more of his unseen and private footage as it charts his rise from young pop star with Wham!, on to worldwide success and his infamous High Court battle with his record label. Although only told from one side, George Michael’s honesty, intelligence and talent shines through. A powerful tribute to a great musician.

Tue 26 Jun

£12 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Girls Always Happy (Rou qing shi)

Girls Always Happy (Rou qing shi)
  • 15

This wonderfully bitter comedy drama lays bare a complex yet oddly co-dependent mother-daughter relationship, all set against an intriguing lower-middle-class backdrop in Beijing. Writer, director, editor and lead actor Yang Mingming is terrific as wonderfully sour twenty-something writer Wu, who rides her push scooter through the streets with blissful abandon. Her relationship with her mother (Nai An) veers from ferocious bickering to playful banter, with the pair more similar than either will admit. Bleakly funny and insightful.

Supported by the Confucius Institute for Scotland.

Sat 30 Jun

£12 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 45min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Michael Gracey
  • Cast: Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya

A musical version of the life of showman and genius of hype PT Barnum (Jackman), and how he went from running a museum of ‘curiosities’ to promoting Swedish soprano Jenny Lind (Ferguson). Jackman has rock-star charisma and Gracey delivers a kaleidoscopic, family-friendly spectacle.

Wed 27 Jun
Thu 28 Jun
Sat 30 Jun
Sun 1 Jul
Sun 8 Jul
Subtitled

Hal

  • 15

Hal Ashby made seven classic films of the 1970s – including The Last Detail, Shampoo and Being There – but always remained an elusive figure. This charismatic man worked as an editor for years, was married five times, had a history of drug abuse and looked like a hippie biker. He also made beautiful films rich with daydreams and vulnerability, and never really fitted with old Hollywood. His film career faded in the 1980s and he died of cancer in 1988, leaving behind a wonderful, idiosyncratic film legacy.

Wed 27 Jun

£12 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Happy Winter (Buon inverno)

  • PG

Every summer on Palermo’s Mondello beach, over one thousand cabins are built ready to host the many families who will spend the summer holidays there. For them, the beach huts provide the perfect position to hide behind the memory of a social status compromised by the crisis of recent years. All of them are looking forward to Ferragosto, the Italian public holiday of August 15 for the Catholic feast of the Assumption of Mary, when they will continue to pretend the economic crisis doesn’t exist.

Sat 30 Jun

£12 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Hereditary

Hereditary
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 7min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ari Aster
  • Cast: Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro

Annie (Collette) is an artist who crafts a dollhouse depicting the traumas of her life, but then her family begins to feel they’re being haunted by her late mother. Unnervingly oppressive debut from Aster, exploring maternal guilt and family anxiety. Collette has one of her best roles in years.

Mon 25 Jun
Tue 26 Jun
Wed 27 Jun
Thu 28 Jun

I Feel Pretty

I Feel Pretty
  • 2018
  • US, China
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein
  • Cast: Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams, Rory Scovel, Emily Ratajkowski

Renee (Schumer) is a gawky and downtrodden worker in a luxury cosmetics company who becomes convinced she is gorgeous after hitting her head at SoulCycle. Conflicted comedy which tries to argue that one shouldn’t judge by appearances, even while it does so itself; Schumer is a gifted performer who needs better material.

Mon 25 Jun
Tue 26 Jun
Thu 28 Jun

The Image You Missed

  • 15

The tangled and violent history of the Northern Irish Troubles acts as an evocative backdrop for Donal Foreman’s film about his relationship with his estranged father, the late American documentarian Arthur Mac, Caig. Foreman grapples with his father’s legacy through Mac, Caig’s extensive 30-year film archive of the conflict, describing his father as “an American in Paris making films about Ireland.” Two filmmakers born into different political moments with different political stances who shared little actual time together, but are bonded by a region, social struggle and filmmaking. 
 

Supported by Culture Ireland as part of GB18: Promoting Irish Arts in Britain.

Sat 30 Jun

£12 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Indian Horse

  • 15

Adapted from Richard Wagamese’s acclaimed novel, Indian Horse follows Saul Indian Horse, a young Canadian First Nations boy, who survives the brutal Indian residential schooling system overseen by Christian priests and, against all the odds, becomes a star ice hockey player. There is a triumph-over-adversity aspect to this film, but at its more worrying heart is the awful way Saul and his classmates are treated at school (beaten, kept in cages and worse), far from their own culture and heritage, and this contrasts with the sporting highs.

Thu 28 Jun

£10 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Jellyfish

  • 15

A powerful new British film featuring a stand-out performance from newcomer Liv Hill, who stars as 15-year-old Sarah Taylor, a girl caught between being bullied at school, hassled by her boss at a local arcade and looking after her younger brother, sister and manic-depressive mother (the excellent Sinead Matthews). Sarah’s drama teacher encourages her to use her fierce wit for a stand-up routine at her graduation show, but comedy and the harsh realities of her life soon clash and she struggles to balance her many demands.

Wed 27 Jun

£12 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 8min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JA Bayona
  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum, B. D. Wong, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall

Raptor wrangler Owen (Pratt) and his ex, Claire (Howard) return to Isla Nublar to rescue the dinosaurs from an impending volcanic eruption. Lots of ideas and some earnest lessons about conservation can’t hide that the franchise is running out of oomph, but it’s still fun.

Mon 25 Jun
Tue 26 Jun
Wed 27 Jun
Thu 28 Jun

Kayak to Klemtu

  • 12A

Director Zoe Hopkins film is driven by heart and a gentle naivety as it follows 14-year-old Ella (the charismatic Ta’kaiya Blaney), who is determined to kayak the Inside Passage in British Colombia (cue natural wonders a-plenty). Her recently deceased activist uncle Dave (Evan Adams) had planned to make the trip and deliver an impassioned speech against a proposed pipeline that would bring oil tankers to their homeland waters. Veteran actor Lorne Cardinal has fun as her grumpy uncle who reluctantly joins the kayak trip.

Mon 25 Jun

£10 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Life After Flash

  • 12A

A fascinating exploration into the life of Sam J. Jones, beginning with his name-making lead performance in the 1980 fantasy classic Flash Gordon, that establishes what makes Mike Hodges’ film so iconic and enduring. Sacked from the film prior to its completion (his voice was dubbed by another actor), Jones’ subsequent career took many turns before he embraced his brush with stardom. He now attends conventions (with real enthusiasm) and has seen his performance celebrated in the Ted comedies. A life-affirming tribute to the film and its star.

Sat 30 Jun

£12 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Life of the Party

Life of the Party
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 45min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ben Falcone
  • Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Gillian Jacobs, Adria Arjona, Maya Rudolph

When Deanna (McCarthy) is abruptly divorced by her husband, she decides to enrol in her daughter’s university to complete the degree she gave up. Frothy comedy which provides a welcome reunion of McCarthy and Rudolph, and fine work from Gardner and Jacobs; lightweight fun.

Mon 25 Jun
Wed 27 Jun

Locating Silver Lake

  • 15

After being dumped at his graduation, would-be writer Daniel (Josh Peck) heads to Los Angeles, where he soon finds himself drawn to the charismatic and possibly dangerous Seth (Finn Wittrock), who opens up a new world of alluring glamour. At the same time Daniel becomes immersed in a local community based on loyalty and diversity through his landlord Jose (the impressive Amaury Nolasco). Torn between love, loyalty and the possibility of dark adventures, Daniel must make stark life choices.

Sat 30 Jun

£12 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms

  • 2018
  • Japan
  • 1h 55min
  • Directed by: Mari Okada, Toshiya Shinohara
  • Cast: Manaka Iwami, Miyu Irino, Yûki Kaji

An immortal girl and a normal boy meet and become friends, sharing a bond that lasts throughout the years.

Wed 27 Jun
Subtitled

Miss María, Skirting the Mountain (Señorita María, la falda de la montaña)

  • 15

Boavita is a rural, conservative Catholic village embedded in the Andes and frozen in time. In the foothills of these mountains lives Miss María Luisa Fuentes. She is 45 years old and was born a boy. Behind what appears to be just another life mired in gender and identity conflict, lies a bitter, unimaginable family history, its deepest roots seasoned with hatred. The horrors of rural life in Colombia with all its religious morality have done nothing but increase the power of this solitary soul.

Sat 30 Jun

£12 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Sun 1 Jul

£12 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Moko Jumbie

  • 15

A young Indian woman returns to Trinidad to reconnect with her extended family. While there, she finds love and a sense of magic surrounding the village, where locals and her immigrant family have a deep-rooted mistrust of each other. Vashti Anderson’s enchanting and mysterious film develops its story at a gentle pace, offering insight into the place, people, politics and folklore. Its story of young love unfolds beautifully. The film blends immersive, dreamlike moments with a real sense of a community balancing the past and future.

Thu 28 Jun

£12 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

My Friend the Polish Girl

My Friend the Polish Girl

Katie (Emma Friedman-Cohen), a young American documentarian, casts a Polish woman in her film about the life of migrants in London after the Brexit referendum. Her only instruction as director to Alicja (Aneta Piotrowska) is: "Act as if I’m not here." However, as their relationship develops it becomes clear that all is not what it seems in Alicja’s life, and this would-be actor’s interest in both film and Katie deepens. The documentary soon becomes the narrative of a questionable game in which the two women challenge each other. [15]

Thu 28 Jun

£12 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Obey

  • 15

Obey is about Leon, a nineteen year old boy with an alcoholic mother who has grown up in and out of care. Finally free from adult supervision, Leon begins to rail against the injustice of his reality as his dreams become more and more unattainable and distant.  Leon’s existence is suffocating, and all too real. When he meets Twiggy, a beautiful blond girl living in a local squat something stirs inside of him. As she introduces him to her world, the weight of his past lifts. He is in love for the first time and for a moment escapes the reality of his unrelenting existence. But naïve to the affluent world supporting Twiggy’s hedonistic lifestyle, Leon is unprepared when Twiggy no longer wants him around. Leon withdraws allowing his raw and unhampered emotions to take over in the blind fight against his unjust existence with terrifying and brutal consequences.

Fri 29 Jun

£12 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Ocean's 8

Ocean's 8
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 50min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Gary Ross
  • Cast: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter

Debbie Ocean (Bullock) sets in motion a plan to swipe a precious diamond necklace, and with pal Lou (Blanchett) puts together a gang of female crooks. The performances are great fun but Ross’s anonymous direction doesn’t add much, and it’s a bit let down by a needless subplot and unnecessary cameos.

Mon 25 Jun
Tue 26 Jun
Wed 27 Jun
Thu 28 Jun

On Chesil Beach

On Chesil Beach
  • 2017
  • UK
  • Directed by: Dominic Cooke
  • Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Anne-Marie Duff, Emily Watson

Adaptation by Ian McEwan of his own novella, in which newlyweds Eddie (Howle) and Florence (Ronan) have an unsatisfying wedding night in a Dorset hotel in the early 60s. Overwrought and underwhelming, it’s filmed with a heavy hand by theatre director Cooke, making it for self-important and unengaging viewing.

Mon 25 Jun
Tue 26 Jun
Wed 27 Jun
Thu 28 Jun

The Parting Glass

  • 2018
  • US
  • 15
  • Directed by: Stephen Moyer
  • Cast: Ed Asner, Rhys Ifans, Cynthia Nixon, Melissa Leo, Anna Paquin

After the death of Coleen (Paquin), her family goes to her house and old wounds are opened up on the way. Stagey family drama which is obviously heartfelt; O’Hare’s writing is often excellent, but it sometimes seems close to theatre than to cinema.

Mon 25 Jun

£5

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Piano to Zanskar

  • 12A

The winning film at last year’s EI, FF Work in Progress, Michal Sulima’s delightful documentary debut is a joy, following 65-year-old London piano tuner Desmond O'Keeffe. Desmond embarks on a journey – with some delightfully eccentric young companions – to take a 100-year-old upright piano to a primary school in Lingshed, one of the most isolated settlements in the world, some 14,000 feet above sea level in the Indian Himalayas. Using yaks, ponies and old-fashioned muscle this delivery will crown his 40-year-long career. 

Mon 25 Jun

£12 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Piripkura

  • 15

Two of the last three members of the Piripkura still live as nomads in the Amazon rainforest, in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. Their most important possession is a torch that was lit in 1998 and has remained so ever since. The area where they live is encircled by farms and sawmills, whose almost inevitable expansion is taking place through violent means. This area of rainforest can only keep its protected status if there’s proof that the two men, Pakyî and Tamandua, are still living there. 

Tue 26 Jun

£12 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Public Schooled

  • 15

A wonderfully funny and heartfelt comedy, the new film from director Kyle Rideout, whose film Eadweard played at EI, FF in 2015. Featuring a blissful performance by Judy Greer as a gloriously overprotective mother Claire, who can’t believe it when her 16-year-old home-schooled son, Liam (newcomer Daniel Doheny), decides he wants to attend his local high school after taking a shine to Anastasia (Siobhan Williams). Wonderful misadventures ensue, particularly when Eric’s mom sets out to prepare him for life during a special lesson in ‘teenage rebellion’.  

Wed 27 Jun

£10 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Pushkar Myths (Pushkar Puran)

  • 15

Twenty-nine kilometres from Ajmer, surrounded by the Aravalli Range, in the heart of the Thar Desert is a lake city called Pushkar. To the Hindus of the world, it is second in holiness only to Lake Manasarovar. During the full moon in the month of Kartik, the town and the nearby dunes become an enormous fairground. Thousands of villagers bring cattle, camels and horses to trade. Folk artists, musicians, Ferris wheels and merry-go-rounds appear like a mirage in the desert, only to vanish with the decapitation of Brahmā’s fifth head.

Mon 25 Jun

£12 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Wed 27 Jun

£12 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 30min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Krasinski
  • Cast: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe

Lee Abbott (Krasinski), his wife Evelyn (Blunt), son (Jupe) and deaf daughter (Simmonds) live and work in an empty dystopian world in complete silence, hiding from creatures who hunt by sound. Krasinski's third film as director is a smart, weird sci-fi frightener that is beautifully simple but thoughtfully composed.

Wed 27 Jun

RBG

  • 15

An inspirational insight into the life and work of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (or R, BG, as she is affectionately known), a lifelong equal rights advocate. As a woman, R, BG has fought personal and professional battles in the male-dominated legal world. The octogenarian Supreme Justice is at heart shy and a little diffident, and she is also an intellectual powerhouse. Her ability to spot legal strategies and arguments is spoken of in awe by colleagues. The family insights are also engaging, and the film is brimming with wonderful anecdotes.

Fri 29 Jun

£12 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

The Return

  • 15

An enthralling blend of fiction and documentary, Malene Choi’s emotionally absorbing film follows Danish-Korean adoptees as they head back to their native land in search of their birth parents. Denmark-raised Karoline (Karoline Sofie Lee) and Thomas (Thomas Hwan) meet at a Seoul guesthouse designed for returning Korean adoptees. As the two get to know each other, the film intercuts footage of other real-life residents dealing with the emotions that emerge from encounters with Korea, their birth parents and how this impacts their adoptive families.

Sat 30 Jun

£12 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Several Conversations About a Very Tall Girl (Câteva conversații despre o fată foarte înaltă)

  • 15

Two young women start to chat about another woman, a former lover of both. As they grow closer and begin a tentative affair, the gap between them widens. One looks for answers and love while safely closeted away in her home, while the other is more confident and willing to take risks. What if going out equated to coming out? How can you defeat the suffocating prejudices pervading contemporary Romania? A fresh gem of a film, hailed as Romania's La vie d'Adèle. 

Sat 30 Jun

£12 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Sherlock Gnomes

Sherlock Gnomes
  • 2018
  • UK/US
  • PG
  • Directed by: John Stevenson
  • Cast: Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp, Michael Caine

When the gnomes of London go missing, the titular detective (Depp) and his long-suffering sidekick (Ejiofor) go looking for them. Despite vivid animation and a fine voice cast, there’s just not enough story to fuel this hardly-necessary sequel to the lacklustre 2011 original.

Mon 25 Jun
Tue 26 Jun
Thu 28 Jun

Show Dogs

Show Dogs
  • 2018
  • US / UK
  • 1h 32min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Raja Gosnell
  • Cast: Will Arnett, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Natasha Lyonne, Alan Cumming

NYPD Rottweiler Max (Ludacris) goes undercover with FBI agent Frank (Arnett) at the Canini Invitational, a prestigious Vegas dog show. Arnett gives an uncharacteristically lacklustre turn, although Lyonne takes being the love interest in her stride, but despite spirited voice acting it’s both overly silly and vaguely moralistic.

Mon 25 Jun
Wed 27 Jun
Thu 28 Jun

Sicario 2: Soldado

Sicario 2: Soldado
  • 2018
  • US/Italy
  • 15
  • Directed by: Stefano Sollima
  • Cast: Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Isabela Moner

This sequel to the superb 2015 thriller sees the US/Mexico drug war escalate.

Fri 29 Jun
Sat 30 Jun
Sun 1 Jul

Solis

  • 15

Astronaut Troy Holloway (Steven Ogg, from The Walking Dead) wakes after a space accident to find himself trapped in an escape pod drifting towards the sun, with his oxygen running out and a burn-up rate of 90 minutes. The only possibility of help lies with Commander Roberts (Alice Lowe), speaking to him through a weak radio transmission, who says she will lead a rescue party. As things get worse, Troy wonders if he wants to be saved, and the pair start to influence each other in unexpected ways. 

Thu 28 Jun

£12 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 14min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ron Howard
  • Cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo

The origin story of the young Han Solo (Ehrenreich), as he gets out of Corellia, meets Chewbacca (Suotamo) and Lando (Glover) for the first time, and runs into former lover Qi’ra (Clarke). Ehrenreich has just the right easy charm and despite some missteps it’s an enjoyable yarn with fine set-pieces.

Mon 25 Jun
Tue 26 Jun
Wed 27 Jun
Thu 28 Jun

Steel Country

  • 15

An edge-of-your-seat revenge thriller featuring a captivating performance from Andrew Scott (Sherlock) as Donald, a man with autism who works as a sanitation truck driver. Donald becomes obsessed with the disappearance of a young boy when it seems the police are colluding in some kind of cover up, and he decides to play detective. Set in Trump’s America, the film references many issues faced by the US under the current regime. Simon Fellows’ film is produced by Gareth Unwin, producer on The King’s Speech. 

Mon 25 Jun

£12 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Super Troopers 2

Super Troopers 2
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 39min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jay Chandrasekhar
  • Cast: Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske, Rob Lowe, Brian Cox

The troopers from the original film are given the task of patrolling a disputed border between the USA and Canada. Actor-director Chandrasekhar and his troupe double down on the Canadian flavour of the setting and those who enjoyed the shamelessly low-brow original will get what they want, and more, from the sequel.

Mon 25 Jun
Thu 28 Jun

Those Who Are Fine (Dene wos guet geit)

  • 15

A young woman working in a call centre in Zurich runs an extortion scam where she contacts elderly women and pretends to be their granddaughter’s friend. Zurich citizens muse on the workings of everyday life as the city hums around them, indifferent to the minutiae of people’s lives. Cyril Schäublin’s intelligent debut feature is a finely paced reflection on the redistribution of wealth, bureaucracy, capitalism, trust and the impact of our ever-increasing dependence on technology. 

Mon 25 Jun

£12 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

The Wall

The Wall
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 28min
  • Directed by: Doug Liman
  • Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, John Cena, Laith Nakli

Two American Soldiers are trapped by a lethal sniper, with only an unsteady wall between them. If one's idea of a war movie is a cast of thousands amid big action and emotion then this might struggle to appeal, but it's a sombre, anxiety-inducing and welcome addition to the genre.

Wed 27 Jun

£10 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

We the Animals

  • 15

Though its subject matter appears familiar, this beautiful, deeply lyrical film is a haunting and poetic story of growing up that looks like a Terrence Malick film and is blessed with memorable performances. Jonah (Evan Rosado) – confused by his emerging sexuality – and his two older brothers run wild through the woods near their upstate New York home, but struggle to deal with their father’s violence toward their loving mother (Sheila Vand, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night). Beautifully observed and shot with grace and compassion by Jeremiah Zagar. 

Wed 27 Jun

£12 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

What Walaa Wants

  • 15

Growing up in the Balata refugee camp while her mother is incarcerated in an Israeli prison, 15-year-old Walaa is not like other girls. Headstrong and rebellious, she isn’t interested in finishing school or settling down with a husband. Instead, she’s determined to become one of the few women who serve with the Palestinian National Security Forces. Over five years, director Christy Garland (Cheer Up, EI, FF 2016) creates a compelling and intimate coming-of-age portrait of Walaa who, despite challenging circumstances, remains fiercely committed to pursuing her dream.

Sun 1 Jul

£12 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Winterlong

  • 15

When his estranged wife deposits his teenage son Julian (Harper Jackson) at the doorstep of his remote caravan home, solitary (though charming) poacher Francis (an excellent Francis Magee) must amend his ways, take on new responsibilities and engage with the world. But just as the two begin to bond, Julian takes a friend into the woods where an accident occurs that puts them under the authorities’ spotlight. They must make a decision that will forever change their lives. A striking new drama also starring Doon Mackichan.

Sun 1 Jul

£12 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Woman Up (Numéro une)

  • 15

Top businesswoman Emmanuelle Blachey (an impressive performance by Emmanuelle Devos) is approached by a club of equally powerful women who suggest she put herself forward to run France’s major water company (and be the first woman C, EO of a company on France’s C, AC 40). She is drawn into a vicious and bitter battle between a self-interested male business elite and a group of women determined to see change. As she tries to balance family and work, strategic relationships and business power plays take over her life. 

Fri 29 Jun

£12 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Zombillenium

Zombillenium
  • PG

This amusing and macabre French animation works both as children’s animation and quasi-political message about the rights of workers. Hector, a new employee at theme park Zombillenium (visited by the living but staffed by the undead) finds friendship with a skeletal union rep and a skateboarding emo witch Gretchen. When the vampire staff want to take over (there are plenty of jokes at the expense of Twilight and its ilk), the other monstrous staff must fight back.

Sat 30 Jun

£12 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Found in the Omni Centre on Greenside Place, just five minutes from the East End of Princes Street, this 12-screen Vue was opened in 2002 and features two Digital 3D screens.

Also within the Omni Centre there are numerous bars and restaurants and a Virgin Active gym. The Playhouse Theatre is located two minutes walk from the centre.

A large number of local buses pass the cinema and there is pay parking located beneath the complex.

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