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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.
  • Email
  • Website www.filmhousecinema.com
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Bait

Bait
  • 2019
  • Directed by: Mark Jenkin
  • Cast: Edward Rowe, Isaac Woodvine, Mary Woodvine, Simon Shepherd

Martin (Rowe) is a boat-less Cornish fisherman trying to restore his family fortunes by catching fish any way he can. Jenkin uses silent cinema techniques to turn the tensions in a fishing village into riveting drama, shooting in black and white on a clockwork Bolex. A pertinent, leftfield take on class warfare.

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Captain Fantastic

Captain Fantastic
  • 2016
  • US
  • 1h 58min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Matt Ross
  • Written by: Matt Ross
  • Cast: Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler

Ben (Mortensen) has raised a family of six off the grid in the Pacific Northwest, teaching them survival skills and science but leaving them unprepared for the rest of the world. The film doesn't face how Ben seems more like a cult leader than a great dad and it's contrived and contradictory, but Mortensen is a delight.

Tue 27 Aug

The Chambermaid

The Chambermaid
  • 2018
  • Mexico / US
  • 1h 42min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Lila Avilés
  • Cast: Gabriela Cartol, Teresa Sanchez

Eve (Cartol) is a diligent chambermaid in a Mexico City hotel, clearing away the mess left by people who belong to a different world. Rigorously unsentimental and deliberately paced but engaging story of a young single mother making her place in the world, marking Avilés as a talent to watch.

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Mapplethorpe: Look At The Pictures

Mapplethorpe: Look At The Pictures
  • 2016
  • US / Germany
  • 1h 48min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato

An examination of the life and work of the revered and controversial photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.

Sat 24 Aug

Mothra

Mothra
  • 1961
  • Japan
  • 1h 41min
  • Directed by: Ishirô Honda
  • Cast: Frankie Sakai, Hiroshi Koizumi, Kyôko Kagawa, The Peanuts

Shipwreck survivors lead scientists to explore an island previously used for atomic tests. Two miraculously small women are discovered and kidnapped from the island for display in a vaudeville show before their telepathic cry summons a giant moth to rescue them, terrorising Tokyo in the process.

Fri 23 Aug

Oldboy

Oldboy
  • 2003
  • South Korea
  • 2h
  • 18
  • Directed by: Park Chan-wook
  • Cast: Choi Min-sik , Yu Ji-tae

Kidnapped, locked up for 15 years and then released for no apparent reason, Oh Dae Su (Choi) is now a neanderthal on the rampage. He wants answers and revenge and he will take them by claw hammer or scissor. Part existential thriller, part Oedipal myth, Park 's second revenge movie is the generic equivalent to an electric current through the gonads. He slices and dices between absurdist comedy, horror and enigmatic philosophy with breathtaking skill. A masterpiece.

Fri 23 Aug
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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • 2019
  • US / UK
  • 2h 45min
  • Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
  • Cast: James Marsden, Margot Robbie, Leonardo DiCaprio

Past-his-peak actor Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) and his stuntman and buddy Cliff Booth (Pitt) are living in Hollywood in 1969; then Sharon Tate (Robbie) and her husband Roman Polanski move in next door. Compelling and provocative, but uneven; for all the fine performances, black comedy and savage violence, Tarantino may have bitten off more than he can chew.

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Pain and Glory

  • 2019
  • Spain
  • 1h 53min
  • Directed by: Pedro Almodovar
  • Cast: Antonio Banderas, Penelope Cruz, Leonardo Sbaraglia

Retired director Salvador (Banderas) reflects on his life while one of his older movies is being restored. This is Almodóvar on subdued, melancholic form, and while the film’s standoffish tone prevents us from feeling fully involved, the director’s sense of cinema remains undiminished.

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A Season in France

  • 2017
  • France
  • 1h 40min
  • Directed by: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
  • Cast: Eriq Ebouaney, Sandrine Bonnaire, Aalayna Lys

Abbas (Ebouaney) and his brother Etienne (Tanga) fled violence in the Central African Republic, but find the grim realities of life in France wearing at their hopes. Predictable in places, but compassionate and sincere about lives that can all too easily remain invisible.

Tue 27 Aug
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Toy Story 4

Toy Story 4
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • U
  • Directed by: Josh Cooley
  • Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Joan Cusack, Blake Clark, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Estelle Harris, Jodi Benson, Michael Keaton, Jeff Pidgeon, Kristen Schaal, Bonnie Hunt, Timothy Dalton, Jeff Garlin, Laurie Metcalf, Lori Alan

Woody (Tom Hanks) joins new owner Bonnie at kindergarten where he finds a new purpose in protecting her improvised toy Forky (Hale). Pixar manages to further the story with fine new characters and a satisfyingly teary conclusion, for a fine last chapter in the saga.

Sun 25 Aug

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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