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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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1917

1917
  • 2019
  • UK / US
  • 1h 57min
  • Directed by: Sam Mendes
  • Cast: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Claire Duburcq, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch

Lance Corporals Schofield (MacKay) and Blake (Chapman) are given the job of hand-delivering a message to another unit, across the mud and misery of the trenches. It suffers from simplistic dialogue and flat characterisation, but it’s visually impressive and a respectable, heartfelt tribute to the sacrifice of WWI.

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Amarcord

Amarcord
  • 1973
  • Italy / France
  • 2h 3min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Federico Fellini
  • Written by: Federico Fellini, Tonino Guerra
  • Cast: Bruno Zanin, Magali' Noel, Pupella Maggio, Armando Brancia

Fellini's joyous, autobiographical look back at life in Rimini in the 1930s is the work of the master in his most outgoing mood, a constant procession of remarkable images and memorable moments, despite the looming shadow of Italian Fascism.

Thu 30 Jan
Subtitled
Fri 31 Jan
Subtitled
Sat 1 Feb
Subtitled
Sun 2 Feb
Subtitled

Amélie

Amélie
  • 2001
  • France
  • 2h
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
  • Written by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet (scenario), Guillaume Laurant (dialogue)
  • Cast: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz

Within Jeunet's fantastical world – a reimagining of Paris' oldest quarter, Montmartre – the eccentric adventures of his eponymous heroine unfold in a manner as complex as a Swiss timepiece when Amélie decides to bring happiness to deserving people by playing elaborately benevolent practical jokes on them. A film that celebrates all the little, great things in life.

Sun 2 Feb
Subtitled

Bombshell

Bombshell
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 49min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jay Roach
  • Cast: Charlize Theron, Margot Robbie, Nicole Kidman, John Lithgow

The story of the Roger Ailes sexual harassment scandal at Fox News. It favours snappiness rather than a serious examination of the crimes, but Theron is excellent as Megyn Kelly and Kidman and Robbie are also compelling. Slick, glossy and entertaining, but it could have used more sensitivity and anger.

Fri 31 Jan
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Fellini's Casanova (Casanova)

  • 1976
  • Directed by: Federico Fellini
  • Cast: Donald Sutherland, Tina Aumont, Cicely Browne

The story of Casanova told by one of the biggest Italian directors, Federico Fellini.

Mon 3 Feb

Roma

Roma
  • 1972
  • Italy / France
  • 2h 8min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Federico Fellini
  • Cast: Peter Gonzales Falcon, Fiona Florence, Britta Barnes

Life in Italy captured by Fellini in a series of chaotic scenes.

Wed 29 Jan
Subtitled

Le Havre

Le Havre
  • 2011
  • Finland / France / Germany
  • 1h 33min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Aki Kaurismaki
  • Cast: Andre Wilms, Kati Outinen, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Jean-Pierre Leaud

In the dismal seaport of Le Havre, elderly shoe-shiner Marcel (Wilms) attempts to help a young African immigrant boy to cross the Channel to a better life. Kaurismaki’s inimitable sense of grim comedy is as sharp as ever, and the glorious Technicolor style bestows dignity on his beloved underclass.

Tue 28 Jan
Subtitled

A Hidden Life

A Hidden Life
  • 2019
  • US / Germany
  • 2h 53min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Terence Malick
  • Cast: August Diehl, Valerie Pachner, Michael Nyqvist

A World War II drama directed by Terence Malick following a man who refuses to fight for the Nazis.

Tue 28 Jan
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Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 48min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Taika Waititi
  • Cast: Roman Griffin Davis, Scarlett Johansson, Taika Waititi, Rebel Wilson, Thomasin McKenzie, Sam Rockwell, Stephen Merchant

Jojo (Davis) is a ten-year-old, obedient Nazi boy in WWII Germany whose mother (Johansson) is in the Resistance; Jojo reinvents Hitler (Waititi) as his oddball imaginary friend. Waititi ridicules Nazi ideology with aplomb, and as Jojo journeys towards enlightenment and reconnects with his humanity, it’s even rather beautiful.

Tue 28 Jan
Wed 29 Jan
Thu 30 Jan

The Personal History of David Copperfield

The Personal History of David Copperfield
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 59min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Armando Iannucci
  • Cast: Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Aneurin Barnard, Ben Whishaw, Morfydd Clark, Peter Capaldi, Gwendoline Christie, Benedict Wong, Paul Whitehouse, Daisy May Cooper

David (Patel) is an ever-optimistic orphan who’s given shelter by poor but worthy Mr Micawber (Capaldi). Iannucci brings out the lighter side of Dickens, and the result is a sprightly, breezy and colourful crack at a classic, with a fabulous supporting cast and a perfect turn by Patel as the likeable hero.

Tue 28 Jan
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Tron

Tron
  • 1982
  • US
  • 1h 36min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Steven Lisberger
  • Cast: Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, Cindy Morgan, Barnard Hughes, Dan Shor

One of the first films about computer gaming, this thriller sees Bridges' games designer ripped off by his boss and subsequently sucked into a virtual world where he must play against his own programmes to survive.

Fri 31 Jan

We Need to Talk About Kevin

We Need to Talk About Kevin
  • 2011
  • UK / US
  • 1h 52min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Lynne Ramsay
  • Cast: Tilda Swinton, John C Reilly, Ezra Miller

Smart, thought-provoking adaptation of Lionel Shriver's novel about the guilt of a mother whose teenage son went on a school killing spree. Swinton is well cast as the steely, stoical Eva, writing letters to her absent husband as she attempts to understand her monstrous offspring.

Sat 1 Feb

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  • 1971
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • U
  • Directed by: Mel Stuart
  • Cast: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum

Charming and potty version of Roald Dahl's classic children's fable. A treat for big and little kids alike.

Sun 2 Feb

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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