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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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All Quiet On The Western Front

All Quiet On The Western Front
  • 1930
  • US
  • 2h 18min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Lewis Milestone
  • Written by: Erich Maria Remarque (novel), Maxwell Anderson (adaptation & dialogue), George Abbott (screenplay), Del Andrews (adaptation), C Gardner Sullivan (supervising story chief), Lewis Milestone (uncredited)
  • Cast: Louis Wolheim, Lew Ayres

An Oscar-winning adaptation of Remarque's pacifist novel daringly takes a German point of view, following a sensitive young man and his friends who are sent to the front lines of WW1. Realistic in its emotional impact, it is surely one of the greatest anti-war movies ever made.

Mon 21 Aug

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 38min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk
  • Cast: Al Gore, Barack Obama, Donald J. Trump

Eleven years after the original film, this is a fly-on-the-wall portrait of the Big Daddy of global environmentalism going about his work. Gore comes across as a charming and savvy negotiator, funny, empathetic and passionate. An inspiring call to people to exercise their power.

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Dunkirk

Dunkirk
  • 2017
  • 1h 46min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Christopher Nolan
  • Written by: Christopher Nolan
  • Cast: Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy, Harry Styles

Survival story set during the battle of Dunkirk in WWII. The younger cast members acquit themselves admirably, including pop star Harry Styles; and, in its uncomfortable depiction of frightened men looking to save their own skin, this is far from straightforwardly patriotic fare. As he delivers non-stop visual audacity, once again Nolan shows himself to be a master of pure cinema.

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Dunkirk – in Glorious 70mm*

Dunkirk – in Glorious 70mm*

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The legendary evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beaches of Dunkirk is brought magnificently to screen by Christopher Nolan in this epic, star-studded war drama. Told from three perspectives – the beached infantry, the rescuing navy/civilian vessels and the airmen above – much of Dunkirk was shot on 70mm and Super Panavision 65mm film – making it only the fourth major motion picture of the decade to be shot and shown theatrically in 70mm. *Select screenings will be in digital format and will have captions and audio description.

Age category: 12+

Mon 21 Aug
Filmhouse 2

£8 (£6)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 22 Aug
Filmhouse 2

£8 (£6)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 23 Aug
Filmhouse 2

£8 (£6)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 24 Aug
Filmhouse 2

£8 (£6)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Dunkirk – in Glorious 70mm*

Dunkirk – in Glorious 70mm*

Filmhouse

The legendary evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beaches of Dunkirk is brought magnificently to screen by Christopher Nolan in this epic, star-studded war drama. Told from three perspectives – the beached infantry, the rescuing navy/civilian vessels and the airmen above – much of Dunkirk was shot on 70mm and Super Panavision 65mm film – making it only the fourth major motion picture of the decade to be shot and shown theatrically in 70mm. *Select screenings will be in digital format and will have captions and audio description.

Age category: 12+

Sun 20 Aug
Filmhouse1

£12 (£10)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 21 Aug
Filmhouse1

£10 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Filmhouse1

£12 (£10)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 22 Aug
Filmhouse1

£10 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Filmhouse1

£12 (£10)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 23 Aug
Filmhouse1

£10 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Filmhouse1

£12 (£10)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 24 Aug
Filmhouse1

£10 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Filmhouse1

£12 (£10)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

England Is Mine

England Is Mine
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 32min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mark Gill
  • Cast: Jessica Brown Findlay, Jodie Comer, Jack Lowden

Manchester, 1976: Steven Patrick Morrissey (Jack Lowden) impatiently waits for his genius to be uncovered. Lowden shows some stage presence but this unauthorised biopic of the Smiths frontman has little to say and features none of the band's iconic music.

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Final Portrait

Final Portrait
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 30min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Stanley Tucci
  • Cast: Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer, Clémence Poésy

American writer James Lord (Hammer) poses for a portrait by legendary painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti (Rush), but regrets it as the deadline is extended beyond absurdity. Delightfully playful examination of the artist-subject relationship, and both Rush and Hammer are perfectly cast as the curmudgeonly master and his impeccably polite sitter.

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Hotel Salvation

Hotel Salvation
  • 2016
  • India
  • 1h 42min
  • Directed by: Shubhashish Bhutiani
  • Cast: Adil Hussain, Lalit Behl, Geetanjali Kulkarni

As his dying wish a son accompanies his father to the holy city of Varanasi.

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KONELINE: Our Land Beautiful

KONELINE: Our Land Beautiful

The documentary follows the Tahltan people as they fight to preserve their land.

Sun 20 Aug

My Neighbour Totoro

My Neighbour Totoro
  • 1988
  • Japan
  • 1h 27min
  • U
  • Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Written by: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Cast: Chika Sakamoto, Noriko Hidaka, Hitoshi Takagi

Gentle fantasy exploring rural Japan circa the 1950s as seen through the eyes of a pair of young girls who move to the country and discover the spirits of the forest.

Sun 20 Aug

The Odyssey

The Odyssey
  • 2016
  • France
  • 2h 2min
  • Directed by: Jérôme Salle
  • Cast: Lambert Wilson, Pierre Niney, Audrey Tautou

Biopic of underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau (Wilson), focusing on his strained relationship with his son. It looks fantastic, but becomes bogged down in soap opera conventions and biopic cliché, with characters such as Cousteau’s long-suffering wife Simone (Tautou) pushed to the sidelines.

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Summertime

Summertime
  • 2015
  • France/Belgium
  • 1h 45min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Catherine Corsini
  • Cast: Cécile De France, Izïa Higelin, Noémie Lvovsky

Carole and Delphine fell in love in Paris in 1971: the former a feminist Spanish teacher, the latter a farmer's daughter. Predictable but understated romance, with radiant performances from Higelin and De France, whose chemistry keeps you watching.

Sun 20 Aug

Tom of Finland

Tom of Finland
  • 2017
  • Finland / Sweden / Denmark / Germany / US
  • 1h 55min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Dome Karukoski
  • Cast: Jakob Oftebro, Jessica Grabowsky, Werner Daehn

Biopic of the gay artist famed for his illustrations of leather clad muscle men.

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Trainspotting

Trainspotting
  • 1996
  • UK
  • 1h 33min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Danny Boyle
  • Cast: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd, Robert Carlyle, Kelly Macdonald

John Hodge's screenplay perfectly captures the desperate humour of Irvine Welsh's novel, keeping the episodic structure of junkie scenes for the first half before concentrating on Renton in London in the later stages. Fast and stylish direction, with a creative soundtrack and acting that's off-the-rails excellent, this cinematic blast from beginning to end shows a complex – and true – understanding of the lure and fatal consequences of drug-taking.

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T2 Trainspotting

T2 Trainspotting
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 57min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Danny Boyle
  • Cast: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Kelly MacDonald, James Cosmo, Shirley Henderson, Irvine Welsh

Renton (McGregor) returns to Edinburgh from Amsterdam, two decades on. Hodge's blood-pumping script builds on the original with characters that are older, sadder and definitely not wiser, and resentment and guilt festering like an open sore; but is it Archie-Gemmill-scoring-against Holland good? Yes, it is.

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Window Horses

Window Horses
  • 2016
  • Canada
  • 1h 25min
  • Directed by: Ann Marie Fleming
  • Cast: Ellen Page, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Sandra Oh

A young Canadian poet with Chinese and Persian parents travels to Iran to perform at a poetry festival.

Mon 21 Aug

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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