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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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The Ballad of Shirley Collins

  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 34min
  • Directed by: Rob Curry, Tim Plester

Music doc about the life and music of folk icon Shirley Collins.

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Mon 23 Oct
Tue 24 Oct

Battle Royale

Battle Royale
  • 2001
  • Japan
  • 1h 58min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Kinji Fukasaku
  • Cast: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Taro Yamamoto, Takeshi Kitano, Masanobu Ando

'Lord Of The Flies' is re-imagined as a violent pre-millennial nightmare as a class of teenage Japanese schoolchildren is abandoned on an island, given a variety of weapons, and told that only the last survivor will be allowed to leave. Superbly violent and satirical Japanese cult film that was clearly made to goad the Japanese authorities into action over the country's juvenile delinquency problem.

Fri 20 Oct

Being John Malkovich

Being John Malkovich
  • 2000
  • US
  • 1h 52min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Spike Jonze
  • Written by: Charlie Kaufman
  • Cast: John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, Orson Bean, Mary Kay Place, John Malkovich

Frustrated puppeteer Craig Schwartz (Cusack) takes a job as a filing clerk and discovers a portal into the actor John Malkovich's brain. What could have developed into a one-gag film becomes a gender-bending extravaganza with a crazy network of love triangles, which climaxes with a lesbian relationship between two people of the opposite sex. A bewildering number of possibilities add to the central premise and important questions about personal identity and self-fulfilment are raised.

Wed 18 Oct
  • 17:45

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 29min
  • PG
  • Directed by: David Soren
  • Cast: Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, Ed Helms

Animated superhero comedy based on the bestselling book series by Dav Pilkey. This is a film that sides with the kids, right down to its sly jabs at uncaring, cash-starved school systems and loose message about the value of laughing at yourself; and, of course, at the mere existence of a planet called Uranus.

Sun 22 Oct

Eureka Seven: Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers

Eureka Seven: Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers
  • 2009
  • Japan
  • 1h 55min
  • Directed by: Tomoki Kyoda
  • Cast: Kaori Nazuka, Yuko Sanpei, Ami Koshimizu

Renton and Eureka are raised together as children and become inseparable. When Eureka is suddenly kidnapped, Renton vows to rescue her. He enters the mobile military and becomes the exceptional pilot of a Nirvash, an advanced bio-mechanical armour control system. But unbeknown to him, there’s a plot to extinguish an alien race which has invaded the planet, and somehow Eureka is involved. Adapted from the hugely popular Eureka Seven television series. Followed by a special discussion with anime experts Andrew Partridge and Jonathan Clements. Part of Glasgow Youth Film Festival

Fri 20 Oct

Fireworks

Fireworks
  • 2017
  • Japan
  • 1h 30min
  • Directed by: Akiyuki Shinbo, Nobuyuki Takeuchi
  • Cast: Suzu Hirose, Masaki Suda, Mamoru Miyano

School children Norimichi, Yuusuke, and Junichi want to know if fireworks look round or flat from the side.

Sat 21 Oct
Mon 23 Oct

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 7min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Destin Daniel Cretton
  • Cast: Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts, Ella Anderson, Chandler Head

The story of New York author Jeannette Walls (Larson as an adult, Anderson and Head as a child) and her upbringing in her eccentric family with mother Rose Mary (Watts) and alcoholic father Rex (Harrelson). Watts is underused as the vibrant Rose Mary and the cheesy dialogue and platitudes impair what’s otherwise a decent tearjerker.

Fri 20 Oct
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Goodbye Christopher Robin

Goodbye Christopher Robin
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 47min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Simon Curtis
  • Written by: Frank Cottrell Boyce, Simon Vaughan
  • Cast: Margot Robbie, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Macdonald

The story of ex-Army officer-turned-writer AA Milne (Gleeson), and how he turned to children’s literature after the public showed little desire to read his anti-war writings. Curtis handles the awkward but loving father-son relationship beautifully and it’s a competent and credible work, with subtle and intelligent use of animation.

Wed 18 Oct
  • 11:00
  • 15:40
  • 18:15
Thu 19 Oct

I Called Him Morgan

I Called Him Morgan

Lee Morgan was a formidable jazz trumpeter and band-leader. I Called Him Morgan attempts to unravel the tumultuous relationship between Morgan and his common law wife Helen, who shot him on stage in 1972.

Wed 18 Oct
  • 13:30
Thu 19 Oct

Jules et Jim

Jules et Jim
  • 1962
  • France
  • 1h 45min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Francois Truffaut
  • Cast: Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre.

French New Wave filmmaker Truffaut's third film, made in 1962, was undoubtedly his masterpiece and released on a lovely new print still speaks to a contemporary consciousness. Set in the 1910s and 20s it is the story of a freewheeling love triangle between alpha female Catherine (Moreau), Austrian Jules (Werner) and Frenchman Jim (Serre).

Tue 24 Oct

Kizumonogatari – Part III

  • 2017
  • Japan
  • 1h 23min
  • Directed by: Tatsuya Oishi

With help from Meme Oshino, the apparition specialist, Koyomi defeats the three powerful vampire hunters.

Sun 22 Oct

Lu Over the Wall

Lu Over the Wall
  • 2017
  • Japan
  • 1h 47min
  • Directed by: Masaaki Yuasa

The story centers on Kai, a gloomy middle school student whose life changes after meeting Lu, a mermaid.

Sat 21 Oct
Thu 26 Oct

Metropolis

Metropolis
  • 2001
  • Japan
  • 1h 48min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Rintaro
  • Cast: Toshio Furukawa, Scott Weinger, Yuka Imoto

In a future where humans and machines live together, a boy befriends a female robot.

Sun 22 Oct

Mind Game

Sun 22 Oct

The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl

The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl
  • 2017
  • Japan
  • 1h 33min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Masaaki Yuasa
  • Cast: Gen Hoshino, Kana Hanazawa, Hiroshi Kamiya

An animated romantic comedy based on the novel by Tomihiko Morimi. Senpai tries to confess his feelings for an unnamed junior in his college and keeps bumping into her on purpose.

Fri 20 Oct
Tue 24 Oct

The Reagan Show

The Reagan Show
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 14min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Sierra Pettengill, Pacho Velez,
  • Cast: Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan, Mikhail Gorbachev, George Bush

Documentary portrait of Ronald Reagan’s time in the White House, from 1981–1989, using entirely archive footage and effectively illustrating the theme of the president as actor, in ways that are both farcical and terrifying. Entertaining, insightful and pertinent; the parallels with today are all too clear.

Tue 24 Oct
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Resident Evil: Degeneration

Resident Evil: Degeneration
  • 2008
  • Japan
  • 1h 37min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Makoto Kamiya
  • Cast: Paul Mercier, Alyson Court, Laura Bailey

Animated spin-off from the surprisingly popular action/horror franchise.

Wed 18 Oct
  • 20:45

Resident Evil: Vendetta

Resident Evil: Vendetta
  • 2017
  • Japan
  • Directed by: Takanori Tsujimoto
  • Cast: Matthew Mercer, Cristina Valenzuela, Karen Strassman

BSAA Chris Redfield enlists the help of government agent Leon S. Kennedy and Professor Rebecca Chambers from Alexander Institute of Biotechnology to stop a death merchant with a vengeance from spreading a deadly virus in New York.

Thu 19 Oct

Scotland Loves Anime

One for lovers of Japanese animated cinema, the festival showcases the latest Japanese animation with experts on hand to provide behind-the-scenes information.

Wed 18 Oct

Times & prices vary

2017's lineup includes Your Name, A Silent Voice, Resident Evil: Vendetta, The Night is Short Walk on Girl, Venus Wars, Tokyo Ghoul, Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis and more.

Thu 19 Oct

Times & prices vary

2017's lineup includes Your Name, A Silent Voice, Resident Evil: Vendetta, The Night is Short Walk on Girl, Venus Wars, Tokyo Ghoul, Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis and more.

Fri 20 Oct

Times & prices vary

2017's lineup includes Your Name, A Silent Voice, Resident Evil: Vendetta, The Night is Short Walk on Girl, Venus Wars, Tokyo Ghoul, Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis and more.

Sat 21 Oct

Times & prices vary

2017's lineup includes Your Name, A Silent Voice, Resident Evil: Vendetta, The Night is Short Walk on Girl, Venus Wars, Tokyo Ghoul, Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis and more.

Sun 22 Oct

Times & prices vary

2017's lineup includes Your Name, A Silent Voice, Resident Evil: Vendetta, The Night is Short Walk on Girl, Venus Wars, Tokyo Ghoul, Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis and more.

The Snowman

The Snowman
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 59min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Tomas Alfredson
  • Written by: Hossein Amini, Peter Straughan
  • Cast: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Chloë Sevigny

Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose scarf is found decorating an ominous-looking snowman. He sets out to connect decades-old cases to the new one in the hope of putting an end to them before the next snowfall.

Wed 18 Oct
  • 14:30
  • 17:55
  • 20:40
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Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul
  • 2017
  • Japan
  • 1h 59min
  • Directed by: Kentarô Hagiwara
  • Cast: Yû Aoi, Masataka Kubota, Shun'ya Shiraishi

Japanese dark fantasy horror film based on the manga series Tokyo Ghoul by Sui Ishida. The plot is set in an alternate reality where ghouls, individuals who can only survive by eating human flesh, live among the normal humans in secret, hiding their true nature to evade pursuit from the authorities.

Sat 21 Oct

Tokyo Godfathers

Tokyo Godfathers
  • 2003

On Christmas Eve, three homeless people living on the streets of Tokyo find a newborn baby among the trash and set out to find its parents.

Fri 20 Oct

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
  • 2000

When a girl is abducted by a vampire, a legendary bounty hunter is hired to bring her back.

Sun 22 Oct

Venus Wars

Sat 21 Oct

The Villainess

The Villainess
  • 2017
  • South Korea
  • 18
  • Directed by: Jung Byung-gil
  • Cast: Kim Ok-Bin, Sung Joon

Merciless killer Sook-hee (Kim) is recruited by Korean intelligence to be a top operative, and seeks revenge on the murderer of her father. The breathtaking and bloody action sequences serve the story, and Kim is brilliantly showcased as an ass-kicking heroine who deserves her own franchise.

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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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