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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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Certain Women

Certain Women
  • 2016
  • US
  • 107 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Kelly Reichardt
  • Cast: Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern, Lily Gladstone

Lawyer Laura (Dern) can’t get a difficult client to listen to her; Gina (Williams) is continually undermined by her husband; Jamie (Gladstone) is a lonely rancher who falls for a young lawyer (Stewart). Reichardt’s portmanteau film about women whose success is ignored, cements her reputation as one of the best American directors working today.

Fri 31 Mar
Sat 1 Apr
Sun 2 Apr
Mon 3 Apr

Chimpanzee

Chimpanzee
  • 2012
  • Tanzania/USA
  • 78 min
  • E
  • Directed by: Alastair Fothergill/Mark Linfield
  • Cast: Voice of Tim Allen

Kid-friendly documentary about a baby chimp's struggle for survival. The generally wholesome approach (cute character names for the animals, etc.) is to be expected, but Tim Allen is a funny narrator and the film excels in moments of pure observation, provoking wonder in adults and children alike.

Sun 2 Apr

Dancer

Dancer
  • 2016
  • 85 min
  • Directed by: Steven Cantor
  • Cast: Jade Hale-Christofi, Sergei Polunin

A portrait of extraordinary dancer Sergei Polunin, the Royal Ballet’s youngest ever principal who walked away from dance age just 25.

Tue 4 Apr
Wed 5 Apr
Thu 6 Apr

Elle

Elle
  • 2016
  • France, Germany, Belgium
  • 130 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Paul Verhoeven
  • Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Christian Berkel, Anne Consigny

Michele (Huppert) is a successful, middle-aged video games producer who, when raped by a violent intruder, doesn't report the assault but behaves as though nothing has happened. Verhoeven's dark character drama features an astonishing, multi-layered central performance from Huppert and its treatment of sexual violence is challenging and audacious.

Wed 29 Mar
Thu 30 Mar
Fri 31 Mar
Sat 1 Apr
Sun 2 Apr
Mon 3 Apr
Tue 4 Apr
Wed 5 Apr

Fata Morgana

Fata Morgana
  • 1971
  • West Germany
  • 78 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Werner Herzog
  • Written by: Werner Herzog
  • Cast: Eugen Des Montagnes

Herzog's experimental three-parter mixes music from Handel, Mozart and Blind Faith, desert visuals and surreal poetry. Divided into 'The Creation', 'The Paradise' and 'The Golden Age', it's more concerned with philosophy and filmic texture than with straightforward narrative.

Thu 30 Mar

Graduation

Graduation
  • 2016
  • Romania / France / Belgium
  • 128 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Cristian Mungiu
  • Cast: Adrian Titieni, Maria-Victoria Dragus, Rares Andrici

Eliza (Dragus) has been awarded a scholarship to study in the UK, and all she has to do is pass her graduation exams, but on the day of the first session she is attacked, and her father (Titieni) is concerned that it will affect her performance. Masterful, slow-burning drama about compromise and ambition, beautifully acted and unfussily directed.

Fri 31 Mar
Sat 1 Apr
Sun 2 Apr
Mon 3 Apr
Tue 4 Apr
Wed 5 Apr
Thu 6 Apr

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures
  • 2016
  • US
  • 127 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Theodore Melfi
  • Cast: Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe

The true story of the African-American women who provided NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch its first successful space missions, despite institutionalised segregation in the workplace. The leads are wonderful and it’s an inspiring story about collective triumph.

Fri 31 Mar
Sat 1 Apr
Sun 2 Apr
Mon 3 Apr
Tue 4 Apr
Wed 5 Apr
Thu 6 Apr

Life, Animated

Life, Animated
  • 2016
  • US
  • 89 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Roger Ross Williams
  • Cast: Owen Suskind, Ron Suskind,

At the age of three, Owen Suskind was diagnosed with severe autism and stopped talking. His parents finally realised that his passion for Disney animated movies gave him a way of communicating. Williams doesn't shy away from complex issues such as the limitations of interacting with the world via Disney, but incredibly, as Owen gradually learns to negotiate once impossible-seeming challenges.

Sun 2 Apr

Plus shorts

The Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z
  • 2016
  • US
  • 141 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: James Gray
  • Cast: Sienna Miller, Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson

The true story of the Amazonian expeditions of British army officer Percy Fawcett (Hunnam), which inspired Conan Doyle’s The Lost World. Despite good work from Hunnam, Miller as Percy’s plucky wife and Pattinson as his loyal sidekick, it’s a languorous and sometimes confusing story which sometimes becomes The Lost City of Zzzzz.

Wed 29 Mar
Thu 30 Mar
Fri 31 Mar
Sat 1 Apr
Sun 2 Apr
Mon 3 Apr
Tue 4 Apr
Wed 5 Apr
Thu 6 Apr
Fri 7 Apr
Sat 8 Apr
Sun 9 Apr
Mon 10 Apr
Tue 11 Apr
Wed 12 Apr
Thu 13 Apr

Moonlight

Moonlight
  • 2016
  • US
  • 111 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Barry Jenkins
  • Cast: Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes, Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monáe, Naomie Harris

The story of a young black man growing up, struggling with his sexuality and neglected by his drug-addicted mother. Astutely judged and beautifully humane sophomore feature from Jenkins, with sublime work from the three actors playing the main character (Hibbert, Sanders, Rhodes) and fine support from Ali, Harris and Monáe. Terrific.

Wed 29 Mar
Thu 30 Mar

Odd Obsession

Odd Obsession
  • 1959

A man suspects his wife is having an affair with his daughter's fiance and so attempts to place the two in dangerous situations in order to satisfy his voyeuristic curiosity.

Wed 29 Mar

The Salesman

The Salesman (Forushande)
  • 2016
  • Iran
  • 125 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Asghar Farhadi
  • Cast: Taraneh Alidoosti, Shahab Hosseini, Babak Karimi

Rana (Alidoosti) and Emad (Hosseini) are forced to abandon their home, but when they stay in another flat, pressure grows on their relationship. Farhadi weaves themes of professional failure and paranoia into a compelling drama about lives at the mercy of malicious forces.

Wed 29 Mar
Thu 30 Mar
Sat 1 Apr
Thu 6 Apr

Sing

Sing
  • 2016
  • US
  • 108 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Garth Jennings
  • Written by: Garth Jennings
  • Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Tori Kelly, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, Scarlett Johansson

Koala impresario Buster Moon (McConaughey) decides to save his ailing theatre with a singing competition. Most of the humour comes from cute critters singing occasionally inappropriate songs; the plot is spread far too thin and there no real surprises, but it ticks the usual boxes.

Mon 3 Apr
Tue 4 Apr
Wed 5 Apr
Thu 6 Apr
Sun 9 Apr

Starship Troopers

Starship Troopers
  • 1997
  • US
  • 129 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Paul Verhoeven
  • Cast: Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Michael Ironside, Dina Meyer

Verhoeven's classic sci-fi actioner is in part a hugely satirical swipe at his adopted homeland's foreign policy, but it's also just an excuse for Verhoeven and effects supervisor Phil Tippett to tip a big box of CGI all over the floor. Fans of the book were livid at the story changes, but the computerised bugs are viscerally nasty. Great fun.

Sun 2 Apr

Viceroy's House

Viceroy's House
  • 2017
  • UK / India
  • 106 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Gurinder Chadha
  • Cast: Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon, Hugh Bonneville, Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi

Lord Louis Mountbatten (Bonneville) is to oversee Britain’s withdrawal from India and the ensuing partition, but he and his wife Edwina (Anderson) witness the violence erupting through the country. A below-stairs romance between Dayal and Qureshi is frustratingly insipid and the Indian characters are all unforgivably poorly drawn. Despite some good acting, timid and inert.

Wed 29 Mar
Thu 30 Mar
Sun 2 Apr
Tue 4 Apr

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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