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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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1945

1945
  • 2016
  • Hungary
  • 1h 31min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ferenc Török
  • Cast: Iván Angelus, Marcell Nagy, Péter Rudolf, Dóra Sztarenki

In a small Hungarian village at the end of WWII, the arrival of two Orthodox Jews (Angelusz and Nagy) throws the town into turmoil. An original look at anti-Semitism and the Holocaust that makes for essential if bleak viewing.

Sun 27 Jan
Subtitled

Bent

Bent
  • 1997
  • UK/Japan
  • 1h 45min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Sean Mathias
  • Cast: Lothaire Bluteau, Clive Owen, Mick Jagger, Brian Webber, Ian McKellan
Sat 26 Jan
Sun 27 Jan

Colette

Colette
  • 2018
  • UK / US
  • 1h 51min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Wash Westmoreland
  • Cast: Keira Knightley, Eleanor Tomlinson, Fiona Shaw

Biopic of French writer Colette (Knightley), focusing on her early years and her wild days in fin-de-siecle Paris after her marriage to Henry Gauthier-Villars (West). Knightley is fantastic as the bisexual icon and the film becomes more playful as it goes on. A pleasurable rite of passage about a woman striving for independence.

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The Favourite

The Favourite
  • 2018
  • Ireland / UK / US
  • 15
  • Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos
  • Cast: Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone, Nicholas Hoult

In the court of Queen Anne (Colman), power is wielded by Lady Sarah Marlborough (Weisz), but then Sarah’s young cousin Abigail (Stone) arrives. Brash, bawdy and beguiling, and a deceptively acute commentary on the nature of power, with career-best work from Weisz and Stone and a commanding performance from Colman as the ailing Queen.

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The Lobster

The Lobster
  • 2015
  • Greece/UK/Ireland/Netherlands/France
  • 1h 58min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos
  • Cast: Rachel Weisz, Colin Farrell, Léa Seydoux

Recently dumped David (Farrell, brilliant) checks into a hotel where he has 45 days to find a mate, or be transformed into an animal of his choice and released into the wilderness. Dogtooth director Lanthimos's first English-language film is a deadpan, truly idiosyncratic black comedy with a stellar cast. Weird and wonderful.

Sat 26 Jan
Mon 28 Jan

Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots
  • 2018
  • UK/US
  • Directed by: Josie Rourke
  • Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden, David Tennant, Martin Compston, Joe Alwyn, Brendan Coyle, Guy Pearce

Mary Stuart (Ronan) and Elizabeth (Robbie) would like to be sisters but political rivalry drives them apart. Ronan gives a sophisticated performance and Robbie as Elizabeth is a blend of nervous uncertainty and confident outrage. Over the top, perhaps, but its ridiculousness hits a raw nerve in the current political climate, where women politicians are attacked for dancing.

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Metropolis

Metropolis
  • 1927
  • Germany
  • 2h 28min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Fritz Lang
  • Cast: Gustav Frolich, Brigitte Helm.

Lang's still stunning science fiction classic. The images of a futuristic city are as marvellously iconic and influential as ever. And the story, concerning a revolt in a society which splits the 'workers' and 'thinkers', still speaks volumes today.

Tue 22 Jan

My Life as a Courgette

My Life as a Courgette
  • 2016
  • Switzerland, France
  • 1h 6min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Claude Barras
  • Cast: Gaspard Schlatter (voice), Sixtine Murat (voice), Paulin Jaccoud (voice)

Icare (Schlatter) is a nine year old boy who gets placed in an orphanage after the death of his alcoholic mother. Charming but profound stop-motion animated tale, skilfully adapted by Celine Sciamma (Girlhood) from Gilles Paris's novel; the kids' candid discussions about adult topics shows how much they have been through, yet it can be enjoyed by younger audiences.

Sun 27 Jan

Senior Selections

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

Tue 29 Jan

£3 includes tea, coffee and biscuits

Tue 12 Feb

£3 includes tea, coffee and biscuits

Tue 26 Feb

£3 includes tea, coffee and biscuits

Tue 12 Mar

£3 includes tea, coffee and biscuits

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

Stan & Ollie

Stan & Ollie
  • 2018
  • UK / Canada / US
  • Directed by: Jon S. Baird
  • Cast: Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Shirley Henderson, Danny Huston, Nina Arianda, Rufus Jones, Susy Kane

Stan Laurel (Coogan) and Oliver Hardy (Reilly) are touring postwar Britain in the hope of bankrolling their next picture, but their time seems to be passing. A classy, ambitious look at the gruelling nature of showbiz, weaving Laurel & Hardy’s routines into the fabric of the story; Coogan is particularly good and it’s a loving nod to two of cinema’s greats.

Tue 22 Jan
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Tenebrae

Tenebrae
  • 1982
  • Italy
  • 1h 50min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Dario Argento
  • Written by: Dario Argento
  • Cast: Anthony Franciosa, John Saxon, Daria Nicolodi

Well, well. An Argento slasher/thriller that has great set-pieces and a coherent plot. Sort of. Yes, there are holes, but the convolutions will keep you guessing as a successful American crime writer, in Rome on a publicity tour, finds himself surrounded by murders carried out as described in his fiction.

Fri 25 Jan

Walkabout

Walkabout
  • 1970
  • Australia
  • 15
  • Directed by: Nicolas Roeg
  • Cast: Jenny Agutter, Luc Roeg, David Gulpilil

Two English kids have to fend for themselves in the Australian outback when their father commits suicide. Sexual and cultural tensions are captured in some magnificent photography by the former cinematographer, here on his second film as director.

Fri 25 Jan
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Thu 31 Jan

The Way You Wanted Me (Sellaisena kuin sinä minut halusit)

The Way You Wanted Me (Sellaisena kuin sinä minut halusit)
  • 1944
  • Finland
  • 1h 42min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Teuvo Tulio
  • Cast: Marie-Louise Fock, Ture Ara, Kunto Karapää

An innocent country girl is driven to prostitution in Tulio's brutal melodrama.

Mon 28 Jan
Subtitled

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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