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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
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Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 27min
  • Directed by: Alan Elliott, Sydney Pollack

Documentary about Aretha Franklin’s 1972 concert at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles, shot at the time by Sydney Pollack and realised by Alan Elliott. Digital technology has at last made it possible to sync the sound recording with the footage: revel in Aretha at the height of her power, with an exuberant choir, an engaged congregation and celebrity guests Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts.

Fri 24 May
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Arctic

Arctic
  • 2018
  • Iceland
  • 1h 37min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Joe Penna
  • Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Maria Thelma Smáradóttir

A sole survivor of a plane crash is joined by a survivor of a helicopter crash and together they must trek across snow and ice to try and survive.

Thu 23 May

Batman & Robin

Batman & Robin
  • 1997
  • US
  • 2h 5min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Joel Schumacher
  • Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell, Uma Thurman, Alicia Silverstone, Michael Gough, Pat Hingle, Elle Macpherson

The Caped Crusader (Clooney) teams up with the Boy Wonder (O'Donnell) in this high-camp comic book adaptation.

Wed 29 May

Batman Forever

Batman Forever
  • 1995
  • US
  • 2h 1min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Joel Schumacher
  • Cast: Val Kilmer, Tommy Lee Jones, Jim Carrey, Nicole Kidman, Chris O'Donnell, Michael Gough, Pat Hingle

The Riddler (Carrey) and Two-Face (Jones) team up to take down the Caped Crusader (Kilmer).

Mon 27 May

Birds of Passage

  • 2018
  • Colombia / Denmark / Mexico
  • 2h 5min
  • Directed by: Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra
  • Cast: Natalia Reyes, Carmiña Martínez, José Acosta

Rapayet (Acosta) is a member of Colombia’s indigenous Wayuu people who becomes a drug lord. Rich in texture and atmosphere, and with strong performances, it’s full of intimate and observational moments as it bears witness to the birth of the narcotics industry which has decimated Colombian culture.

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The Conformist (Il Conformista)

The Conformist (Il Conformista)
  • 1970
  • Italy/France/Germany
  • 1h 53min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci
  • Cast: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Dominique Sanda, Enzo Tarascio, Gastone Moschin

Bertolucci's brilliant 1970 psychological thriller about one collaborator's troubling journey through Nazi-occupied Europe gets a limited release on new 35mm print from a restored negative. A classic from an Italian master.

Tue 28 May
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Dr Strangelove (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb)

Doctor Strangelove (Or How I Stopped Worrying And Learned To Love The Bomb)
  • 1963
  • UK
  • 1h 33min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
  • Cast: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden.

Devastating black comedy on the lunacy of the nuclear age with Sellers ideally cast in three roles (US President, jolly Brit captain, and demented teutonic boffin) and Slim Pickens the good ole boy heading for oblivion to a chorus of 'We'll Meet Again'. Still alarmingly relevant.

Thu 23 May

Drive Me Home

  • 2018
  • Italy
  • 1h 34min
  • Directed by: Simone Catania
  • Cast: Nicola Adobati, Lou Castel, Marco D'Amore

A man reconnects with a friend over the purchase of his childhood home.

Thu 30 May
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Euphoria

  • 2006
Wed 29 May
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The King of Paparazzi

  • 2018
  • Italy
  • 1h 17min
  • Directed by: Giancarlo Scarchilli, Massimo Spano

Star-studded documentary focusing on the life and career of Rino Barillari, Italy's most famous 'paparazzo'.

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Mon 27 May
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Laughing

  • 2018
  • Italy
  • 1h 35min
  • Directed by: Valerio Mastandrea
  • Cast: Chiara Martegiani, Renato Carpentieri, Stefano Dionisi

Directorial debut by actor Valerio Mastandrea exploring grief.

Sun 26 May
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Long Shot

Long Shot
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 5min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jonathan Levine
  • Cast: Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen, June Diane Raphael

Charlotte Field (Theron) is US Secretary of State and soon-to-be presidential candidate, Fled Flarsky (Rogen) is a journalist who she used to babysit; romance ensues. The gags are great and Raphael is hilarious as Charlotte’s chief of staff; the romance is less compelling, but it’s nice to see a hero happy to support a more powerful female partner.

Thu 23 May

Lucia's Grace

  • 2018
  • Italy
  • 1h 50min
  • Directed by: Gianni Zanasi
  • Cast: Alba Rohrwacher, Elio Germano, Giuseppe Battiston

A single mother struggles to balance her home life and her career.

Sat 25 May
Subtitled

Magical Nights

  • 2018
  • Italy
  • 2h 5min
  • Directed by: Paolo Virzì
  • Cast: Mauro Lamantia, Giovanni Toscano, Irene Vetere

When a renowned film producer is found dead in a river, three aspiring screenwriters become the main suspects.

Fri 24 May
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Medea

Medea
  • 1969
  • France, Italy, West Germany
  • 1h 50min
  • Directed by: Pier Paolo Pasolini
  • Cast: Maria Callas, Massimo Girotti, Laurent Terzieff

To win the kingdom his uncle took from his father, Jason must steal the golden fleece from the land of barbarians, where Medea is a powerful sorceress and human sacrifice helps crops to grow.

Sun 26 May
Subtitled

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 52min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Rich Moore, Phil Johnston
  • Cast: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Taraji P. Henson

Ralph (Reilly) and Vanellope (Silverman) have to go to the internet when her game, Sugar Rush, needs a new part. What could have been yet another film about how amazeballs the internet is, becomes a savvy and sweet tale of friendship, subtly weaving the in-jokes with the emotional stakes.

Sun 26 May

The Shining

The Shining
  • 1980
  • US
  • 2h 26min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
  • Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelly Duvall, Philip Stone.

Kubrick's overwrought, overlong horror film dispenses with much of the psychic apparatus of Stephen King's novel to concentrate on the deeper horror of a family turning in on itself. Nicholson, with all the stops out, is bug-eyed and demonic as the writer cracking up violently in an isolated hotel, and the final scenes are, literally, chilling.

Tue 28 May

Tolkien

Tolkien
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 52min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Dome Karukoski
  • Cast: Lily Collins, Nicholas Hoult, Genevieve O'Reilly

Young J.R.R. Tolkien (Gilby, then Hoult) romances Edith Bratt (Keene, then Collins), forms friendships and then fights in the trenches of WWI. Hoult is charismatic as the lead and Collins is charming as Edith, and it’s a convincing enough portrait, but it’s a bit too cosy and traditional, especially the family-friendly combat sequences.

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Twin Flower

Twin Flower
  • 2018
  • Italy
  • 1h 36min
  • Directed by: Laura Luchetti
  • Cast: Aniello Arena, Giorgio Colangeli, Fausto Verginelli

Two abused adolescents from the south of Italy prepare to escape together, in search of a fresh start.

Sat 25 May
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Woman at War

Woman at War
  • 2018
  • Iceland / France / Ukraine
  • 1h 41min
  • Directed by: Benedikt Erlingsson
  • Cast: Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson, Juan Camillo Roman Estrada

Halla (Geirharðsdóttir) is a 50-year-old environmental activist who takes on the aluminium industry, but whose ability to campaign is disrupted when her long-gestating adoption application comes through. Erlingsson’s love of the absurd and flair for visual humour is a delight and it’s immensely enjoyable and highly eccentric, with a genuine emotional punch.

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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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