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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
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The Aftermath

The Aftermath
  • 2019
  • UK / US / Germany
  • 1h 48min
  • 15
  • Directed by: James Kent
  • Cast: Alexander Skarsgård, Keira Knightley, Jason Clarke

In post-WWII Hamburg, Rachael (Knightley) and her officer husband Lewis (Clarke) are living in a house with the German owner Stefan (Skarsgård) confined to the attic, and soon Rachael is drawn to Stefan. Rhidian Brook’s original novel may work, but on screen, the stiff upper lips and war-is-hell clichés are ridiculously shop-worn and clumsy.

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At Eternity's Gate

At Eternity's Gate
  • 2018
  • Switzerland/UK/France/US/Ireland
  • 1h 51min
  • Directed by: Julian Schnabel
  • Cast: Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Oscar Isaac

Biopic about the time Vincent van Gogh spent living in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise, France.

Fri 29 Mar
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Brooklyn

Brooklyn
  • 2015
  • Ireland/UK/Canada
  • 1h 52min
  • 12
  • Directed by: John Crowley
  • Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Michael Zegen, Fiona Glascott, Julie Walters

Eilis (Ronan) leaves her hometown in 50s Ireland to start a new life in New York City, falling for dashing local Tony (Cohen), but when tragedy strikes back home she has to return. Ronan is outstanding as the quietly strong Eilis but the supporting cast is tremendous, notably Glascott as Eilis' sister and Walters as her opinionated landlady. Masterful.

Tue 26 Mar

Dear Etranger

  • 2017
  • 2h 7min
  • Directed by: Yukiko Mishima
  • Cast: Rena Tanaka, Tadanobu Asano, Miu Arai

A middle-aged man finds his life in turmoil when his wife gets pregnant.

Sun 24 Mar
Subtitled

Devils on the Doorstep

Devils on the Doorstep
  • 2002
  • China
  • 2h 19min
  • Directed by: Jiang Wen
  • Cast: Jiang Wen, Kagawa Teruyuki, Yuan Ding, Jiang Hongbo

Inspired You Fengwei's novel, a Chinese villager is forced to take care of two Japanese prisoners during the Japanese occupation of China.

Mon 25 Mar
Subtitled

Everybody Knows

Everybody Knows
  • 2018
  • Spain / France / Italy
  • Directed by: Asghar Farhadi
  • Cast: Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Carla Campra

Laura (Cruz) returns to her small town for a family wedding with her teenage daughter Irene (Campra) and young son. But then Irene is kidnapped. A stellar cast and careful craftsmanship make this portrait of family tensions perfectly watchable, but it’s a bit soapy and predictable and never as gripping as it might be.

Sat 23 Mar
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Exit Through the Gift Shop

Exit Through the Gift Shop
  • 2010
  • UK
  • 1h 25min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Banksy
  • Cast: Thierry Guetta, Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Invader, André

In his first foray into filmmaking, mysterious artist Banksy places the issue of identity at the centre of his pseudo-documentary on street art. It's to his immense credit that he gives a potted history of the art form in an interesting and funny way, and most impressively, the questions about identity, society and life that the filmmaker posits over the course of this anarchically intelligent documentary feature mirror those found in his artwork.

Fri 29 Mar

Forbidden Planet

Forbidden Planet
  • 1956
  • US
  • 1h 38min
  • U
  • Directed by: Fred M Wilcox
  • Cast: Walter Pidgeon, Leslie Nielsen, Anne Francis

A classic sci-fi version of 'The Tempest' in deep space. Nielsen arrives on the remote planet and encounters the Prospero figure of Pidgeon, his daughter and their robot (Ariel). Soon all are plunged into the struggle against Caliban. Get the picture? Excellent special effects and acting make it worth seeing.

Sun 24 Mar
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Foxtrot

Foxtrot
  • 2017
  • Israel / Germany / France
  • 1h 48min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Samuel Maoz
  • Cast: Lior Ashkenazi, Sarah Adler, Yonaton Shiray, Shira Haas

Israeli married couple Michael (Ashkenazi) and Daphna (Adler) are given the news that their son Jonathan (Shiray) has been killed in action. Devastating and biting drama about grieving, absurdity and oppression, told by a master of visual storytelling, with a memorable flashback sequence in which a soldier dances at his outpost with his rifle.

Fri 29 Mar
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Mon 1 Apr
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Girl

Girl
  • 2018
  • Belgium / Netherlands
  • 1h 49min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Lukas Dhont
  • Cast: Victor Polster, Arieh Worthalter, Oliver Bodart

Fifteen-year-old Lara (Polster) was born male but identifies as female, and dreams of becoming a ballerina. A thoughtful, compassionate, empathetic drama with a star-making central performance from cis actor Polster, although transgender reviewers have been critical.

Fri 29 Mar
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Good Stripes

  • 2015
  • Japan
  • Directed by: Yukiko Sode
  • Cast: Juri Ihata, Akiko Kikuchi, Kyoko

Japanese drama.

Sat 23 Mar
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Hamid

  • 2019
  • India
  • Directed by: Aijaz Khan
  • Cast: Talha Arshad Reshi, Vikas Kumar, Rasika Dugal

An eight-year-old boy attempts to call God, and one day someone answers.

Fri 29 Mar
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How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 44min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Dean DeBlois
  • Cast: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill, Kit Harington, Justin Rupple, Kristen Wiig, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, F. Murray Abraham, Gerard Butler

Hiccup (voiced by Baruchel) is now a chief with growing responsibilities, while Toothless the dragon is in love; but then dragon hunter Grimmel (Abraham) is determined to spoil people’s fun. The franchise is running out of steam; there’s too much going on and the central bond is obscured.

Sun 24 Mar

The Missing Gun

The Missing Gun
  • 2002
  • China
  • 1h 30min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Chuan Lu
  • Cast: Wen Jiang, Nina Huang Fan, Shi Liang

Ma Shan, a police officer, wakes one morning to find that his gun is missing. When his ex lover is found murdered by a bullet from the missing gun, he finds himself in grave danger.

Wed 27 Mar
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No Fathers in Kashmir

  • UK / India
  • 1h 50min
  • Directed by: Ashvin Kumar
  • Cast: Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Soni Razdan, Anshuman Jha

A teenage girl attempts to find her father.

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Fri 29 Mar

Ray & Liz

Ray & Liz
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 48min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Richard Billingham
  • Cast: Patrick Romer, Deidre Kelly

Autobiographical film from Turner Prize-shortlisted photographer Billingham, focusing on the unhappy childhood he spent with his fearsome mother and scrawny, drunk father. Billingham manages to make the grimy setting artful, endlessly compelling and no doubt cathartic. Film at its most painstakingly personal.

Fri 29 Mar
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Scotch: The Golden Dram

Scotch: The Golden Dram
  • 2018
  • Taiwan / UK
  • 1h 29min
  • Directed by: Andrew Peat

A documentary covering the entire process of how Scotch whisky gets made.

Sat 23 Mar
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Senior Selections

Fortnightly film screenings for over 60s, followed by a meeting to discuss the film over a cuppa.

Tue 26 Mar

£3 includes tea, coffee and biscuits

Tue 9 Apr

£3 includes tea, coffee and biscuits

Tue 23 Apr

£3 includes tea, coffee and biscuits

Shoplifters

Shoplifters
  • 2018
  • Japan
  • 2h 1min
  • Directed by: Hirokazu Koreeda
  • Cast: Kirin Kiki, Lily Franky, Sakura Andô

A family in Tokyo lives by shoplifting, and then Osamu (Franky) and Shota (Kairi) bring home a little girl who seems to be homeless. The humanity of the performances and the loving attention to visual detail are of a piece in what’s ultimately a film about love.

Sat 23 Mar
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Mon 25 Mar
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Tue 26 Mar
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Star Trek: First Contact

Star Trek: First Contact
  • 1996
  • US
  • 1h 51min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Jonathan Frakes
  • Cast: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner

Directed by series regular Frakes (Riker), this second outing for the Next Generation crew sees them take on the Borg.

Tue 26 Mar
Wed 27 Mar

Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don't Know Me

  • 2018
  • UK
  • Directed by: Olivia Lichtenstein

The story of R&B vocalist Teddy Pendergrass and the tragic accident that changed his life.

Wed 27 Mar
Thu 28 Mar

Three Colours: Blue

Three Colours: Blue
  • 1993
  • France/Poland/Switzerland
  • 1h 40min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
  • Cast: Juliette Binoche, Benoît Régent, Emmanuelle Riva, Florence Pernel, Guillaume De Tonquédec

A young woman tries to isolate herself from friends and any notion of affection following the death of her composer husband and child in a car crash, but she cannot escape from the fragments of his unfinished composition, in which she played a major part. An expressive and symbolic film that is also emotionally satisfying. Binoche's award-winning performance, in a film of profound beauty, is the best of her career.

Fri 29 Mar
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The White Crow

The White Crow
  • 2018
  • UK/France
  • 2h 2min
  • Directed by: Ralph Fiennes
  • Cast: Oleg Ivenko, Ralph Fiennes, Louis Hofmann

The story of Rudolf Nureyev (Ivenko), delving into his work and sex life and how he defected from the Soviet Union in 1961. Ukrainian dancer Ivenko gives an intensely physical performance and Fiennes’ light touch as a director makes it something exciting, genuine and naturally sexy.

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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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