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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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As Tears Go By

As Tears Go By
  • 1988
  • Hong Kong
  • 1h 42min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Kar-Wai Wong
  • Cast: Andy Lau, Maggie Cheung, Jacky Cheung

A gangster falls in love with his cousin, while trying to protect his volatile partner-in-crime.

Wed 1 Dec
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Becoming Cousteau

Becoming Cousteau
  • 2021
  • US
  • 1h 34min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Liz Garbus

Biopic of the famous explorer and environmentalist Jacques Cousteau featuring restored footage.

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The Belly of the Sea

The Belly of the Sea
  • 2021
  • Spain
  • 1h 15min
  • Directed by: Agustí Villaronga
  • Cast: Marc Bonnin, Armando Buika, Roger Casamajor, Muminu Diayo, Òscar Kapoya, Blanca Llum Vidal

Based on real events, the Italian writer Alessandro Baricco narrates these events in the novel Oceano Mare, concentrated in a chapter titled* The Belly of the Sea*.

“…the worst of cruelties and the sweetest of pities come into play”

June 1816. The frigate the Alliance, of the French Navy, ran aground on a sandbar off the coast of Senegal. The attempts to free the hull prove futile, so there is no choice but to abandon the ship. As the available boats are not enough to accommodate all the crew, they build a raft about 12 metres long and 6 metres wide. In that precarious boat, they force 147 men to board: soldiers, sailors, a few passengers, and a few officers. The ship’s evacuation plan foresees that the available boats will tow them up to the shore. Still, panic and confusion seize the convoy trying to reach the coast. Due to cowardice or ineptitude, the boats lose contact with the raft. The rope that towed it breaks, or someone cuts it. The boats continue to approach land but leave the raft at its luck. The current carries it away, and it disappears over the horizon.

A horror that lasted for days and days. A scenario in which the worst of cruelties and the sweetest of pities come into play.

Spanish enfant terrible Agustí Villaronga returns with a fierce drama awarded Best Film at Festival de Málaga. A reflection on all the shipwrecks of our modern time, connecting directly with the migration drama in the Mediterranean.

The film acts like a tragic mirror where we humans can see ourselves: the cruel past, the hurt present and the impossible future.

Sun 5 Dec
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The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales…

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales…
  • 2017
  • France / Belgium
  • 1h 23min
  • U
  • Directed by: Patrick Imbert, Benjamin Renner
  • Cast: Kamel Abdessadok, Jules Bienvenu, Guillaume Bouchède

Whoever thinks that the countryside is calm and peaceful is mistaken. In it we find especially agitated animals: a Fox that thinks it's a chicken; a Rabbit that acts like a stork; and a Duck who wants to replace Father Christmas. Its charming, hand-drawn 2D animation is utterly beguiling and will please both children and adults alike with its nostalgic feel and inspired visual gags.

Sun 5 Dec

The Card Counter

The Card Counter
  • 2021
  • 1h 51min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Paul Schrader
  • Cast: Oscar Isaac, Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan, Willem Dafoe

Paul Schrader takes on a story of redemption in The Card Counter as only he can, producing a slow-burn thriller full of tense atmosphere and thought-provoking questions about morality. Tonally very different from his last outing, First Reformed, it’s pure Schrader – a haunting story about another lonely soul, who grapples with his present and his unspeakable past.

"a slow-burn thriller full of tense atmosphere"

Soldier turned professional card player, William Tell (Oscar Isaac) learned to count cards in prison, a talent he uses as he travels from casino to casino. Now, in anonymous gambling houses, he sits at blackjack and poker tables, counting and betting. He’s a disciplined player and a discreet gambler, winning just enough to avoid unwelcome attention. But chance encounters with La Linda (Tiffany Haddish) and Cirk (Tye Sheridan), pull Tell in different directions, radically affecting him and his future. La Linda wants to turn William into a star on the gambling circuit while Cirk, the son of one of William’s compatriots at Abu Ghraib, is looking for revenge against one of the prison’s evil administrators, John Gordo (Willem Dafoe). Tell is offered two paths – one to legitimacy and another to vengeance. Which will he choose? Place your bets…

Isaac gives a fierce performance as an enigmatic man who exerts extreme control over simmering violence deep within, while Sheridan is heartbreaking as the aimless misguided youth who misunderstands the consequences of his plan and Dafoe, while barely on screen, is haunting, oozing a stillness that suggests true evil. 

If you need to book one of our wheelchair seats please contact our box office team on 01382 432 444, or email dca@dca.org.uk.

If you require anything else or have any further questions, please get in touch.

We hope you enjoy your visit!

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C'mon C'mon

C'mon C'mon
  • 2021
  • US
  • 1h 48min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mike Mills
  • Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Gaby Hoffmann, Scoot McNairy, Molly Webster, Jaboukie Young-White, Woody Norman

After gracing audiences with Beginners and 20th Century Women, writer-director Mike Mills returns with another warm, insightful, and gratifyingly askew portrait of American family life. A soulful Joaquin Phoenix plays Johnny, a kindhearted radio journalist deep into a project in which he interviews children across the U.S. about our world’s uncertain future. His sister, Viv (a marvelously intuitive Gaby Hoffmann), asks him to watch her 9-year-old son, Jesse (Woody Norman, in one of the most affecting breakout child performances in years), while she tends to the child’s father, who’s suffering from mental health issues. After agreeing, Johnny finds himself connecting with his nephew in ways he hadn’t expected, ultimately taking Jesse with him on a journey from Los Angeles to New York to New Orleans. Anchored by three remarkable actors, C’mon C’mon is a gentle yet impeccably crafted drama about coming to terms with personal trauma and historical legacies.

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Days of Being Wild

Days of Being Wild
  • 1991
  • Hong Kong
  • 1h 34min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Leslie Cheung, Maggie Cheung, Andy Lau
  • Cast: Wong Kar-wai

Set in 1960, this film follows Yuddy from discovering that his prostitute guardian isn't his real mother and how his life unravels from there.

Mon 6 Dec
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The Hand of God

The Hand of God
  • 2021
  • Italy
  • 2h 10min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Paolo Sorrentino
  • Cast: Filippo Scotti, Toni Servillo, Teresa Saponangelo, Marlon Joubert

The coming of age story of Fabietto Schisa (Filippo Scotti), set against the backdrop of Naples in the 1980s.

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Kaamelott: First Instalment

Kaamelott: The First Instalment
  • 2021
  • France
  • 1h 59min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Alexandre Astier
  • Cast: Audrey Fleurot, François Rollin, Lionnel Astier, Thomas Cousseau, Alain Chabat

Ten years have passed since Arthur Pendragon renounced the throne of Kaamelott and disappeared after handing it over to Lancelot du Lac, who has since established a reign of terror over the kingdom of Logres. The Knights of the Round Table have disbanded and formed pitiful pockets of resistance against Lancelot. Everyone wonders what happened to Arthur, from Lancelot (who wants him dead and put a bounty on his head) all the way to the oppressed smallfolk (who want him to return). But does Arthur really want to bother coming back to Kaamelott to help these morons once more and reclaim the throne?

Sun 5 Dec

Last Night in Soho

Last Night in Soho
  • 2021
  • UK
  • 1h 56min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Edgar Wright
  • Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith, Thomasin McKenzie, Diana Rigg, Terence Stamp, Rita Tushingham

A psychological horror thriller from director Edgar Wright.

Wed 1 Dec
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Libertad

Is it possible to maintain a sincere friendship over time between people who belong to different social classes?

“A close look at the subtle ways in which privilege works…”

A close look at the subtle ways in which privilege works in our societies, with the contaminating luminosity of a summer in the Mediterranean Costa Brava. Libertad by Clara Roquet, the only Spanish film selected in Festival de Cannes 2021 is a poignant, warm, summery coming of age story that explores femalehood, servitude and class structures.

Time is a central concern of Roquet's film, her feature-length debut as a director after she co-wrote the scripts for 10,000 km and Petra, and signed the short films El adiós and Les bones nenes. Time does not stand still and nothing makes it more evident than the transformations that occur in puberty. Time manifests itself as the cornerstone of a film that, as in Yasujirō Ozu's Tokyo Tales, with the ticking of a clock acting as an essential leitmotif of its approach to the ins and outs of human identity and life in society.

The Libertad (freedom) of the title goes beyond the reference to the name of one of its protagonists to focus on the claustrophobia felt by all women trapped in that house and that system of hierarchies and estates.

Sat 4 Dec
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Q&A

Los Tarantos

Los Tarantos
  • 1963
  • Spain
  • 1h 52min
  • Directed by: Francisco Rovira Beleta
  • Cast: Antonio Gades, Carmen Amaya

A boy and a girl from two rival Gypsy families fall in love.

Fri 3 Dec
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Naked

Naked
  • 1993
  • UK
  • 2h 6min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Mike Leigh
  • Written by: Mike Leigh
  • Cast: David Thewlis, Lesley Sharp, Katrin Cartlidge

Johnny (Thewlis), a cynical drifter, wanders around the homeless of London spouting a bitter philosophy. An episodic, bleak, but bitingly funny portrait of 90s Britain that suffers from a few characters who could only exist in a Mike Leigh world. Scenes of sexual violence may be difficult for some audience members to sit through.

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Natural Light

Natural Light
  • 2021
  • 1h 43min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Dénes Nagy
  • Cast: Ferenc Szabó, László Bajkó, Tamás Garbacz

Nagy’s feature debut centres on a Hungarian army officer who is part of a special scouting unit searching for Russian partisans in Nazi-occupied Soviet Union. When his commander is killed, he is forced to take charge. Most of the cast also make their feature debuts, including Ferenc Szabo as the officer. This is an incredible work that demands attention. Unflinching in its portrait of horror and brutality, the film also confirms the brilliance of a new wave of Hungarian filmmakers such as László Nemes and Ildikó Enyedi.

Wed 1 Dec
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Petite Maman

Petite Maman
  • 2021
  • France
  • 1h 12min
  • U
  • Directed by: Céline Sciamma
  • Cast: Joséphine Sanz, Gabrielle Sanz, Nina Meurisse, Stéphane Varupenne

The much-anticipated latest treasure from Céline Sciamma (Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Girlhood), Petite Maman is a sublime modern fairytale about the quiet wonder of mother-daughter relationships. After the death of her beloved grandmother, eight-year-old Nelly meets a mysterious friend in the woods. Together they embark on a fantastical journey of discovery which helps Nelly come to terms with this newfound loss.

Nelly, an 8-year-old girl, has just lost her beloved grandmother and is helping her parents clean out her mothers childhood home. One day, her mum abruptly leaves, and Nelly meets a girl her age as she's building a tree house in the woods.

Wed 1 Dec
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Part of French Film Festival UK.

Thu 2 Dec
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Part of French Film Festival UK.

Quant

Quant
  • 2021
  • UK
  • 1h 26min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Sadie Frost

Quant provides an inside look at one of Britain’s most renowned cultural figures, Dame Mary Quant, including contributions from Kate Moss, Vivienne Westwood, Edward Enninful, Dave Davies, Charlotte Tilbury, Jasper Conran and Zandra Rhodes. She paved the way for female empowerment through her innovative, affordable, and accessible designs that perfectly embodied women’s new- found freedom during the ‘swinging sixties’, shaping a new generation. Within a decade, her revolutionary designs such as the mini skirt made her a global sensation and household name. Blending striking re-enactments with extensive archive footage, Quant tells the incredible story of how Mary built an empire. From fashion to homeware to cosmetics, her daring approach to design left a legacy of female liberation which is still relevant to this day.

"…tells the incredible story of how Mary built an empire."

Frost crafts a fizzy, upbeat ode to the now 92-year-old Quant, exploring her importance as a female business pioneer, her influence on gender politics through women’s dress and her impact on a decade of fashion. A film powered by female ingenuity, it explores Quant’s significant legacy and the ways in which her work signposted the future; asking questions about fast fashion and mass production, and her contribution to pop culture’s obsession with marketing people as brands. 

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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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