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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.
  • Email
  • Website www.filmhousecinema.com
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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.

Fri 18 Jan
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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.

Fri 18 Jan
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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

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

Song of the Sea

Song of the Sea
  • 2014
  • Ireland/Denmark/Belgium/Luxembourg/France
  • 1h 33min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Tomm Moore
  • Written by: Will Collins
  • Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, David Rawle

Besides looking charming – and wondrously beautiful where appropriate – the English-language version of this enchanting animated feature boasts many strong vocal talents as it tells the story of the last of the selkies, a child named Saoirse. It is shaped from its director's love of Irish legend, folklore, nature and culture, and makes for a beguiling blend of the unfamiliar and culturally specific with the universally appealing.

Sun 20 Jan

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.

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Parent & baby
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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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