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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

All About Our House

All About Our House
  • 2001
  • Japan
  • 116 min
  • Directed by: Kôki Mitani
  • Written by: Kôki Mitani
  • Cast: Toshiaki Karasawa, Kunie Tanaka, Naoki Tanaka

A young couple try to create their dream home as the ideals of different generations clash.

Tue 3 Mar

It only happens in the movies? Japanese Cinema and Encounters.

Blood and Bones

Blood and Bones
  • 2004
  • Japan
  • 140 min
  • Directed by: Yôichi Sai
  • Cast: Takeshi Kitano, Hirofumi Arai, Tomoko Tabata

An exploration of social history through one man, a Korean emigrant to 1920s Japan.

Mon 2 Mar

It only happens in the movies? Japanese Cinema and Encounters.

The Handsome Suit

The Handsome Suit
  • 2008
  • Japan
  • 115 min
  • Directed by: Tsutomu Hanabusa
  • Written by: Osamu Suzuki
  • Cast: Shôsuke Tanihara, Muga Tsukaji, Keiko Kitagawa

Takuro, a talented chef, believes that he is unlucky in love because of his looks. Things start to change after he is offered a suit that turns him into a male model when he wears it.

Sun 1 Mar

It only happens in the movies? Japanese Cinema and Encounters.

Kawachi Karumen

Kawachi Karumen
  • 1966
  • Japan
  • 89 min
  • Directed by: Seijun Suzuki
  • Cast: Yumiko Nogawa, Kôji Wada, Tamio Kawaji

Adaptation of Bizet's Carmen. Following a brutal sexual assault, a young woman leaves home and gains adulation as a nightclub singer.

Sat 28 Feb

It only happens in the movies? Japanese Cinema and Encounters.

The King is Alive

The King Is Alive
  • 2000
  • Sweden/Denmark/US
  • 110 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Kristian Levring
  • Written by: Kristian Levring, Anders Thomas Jensen
  • Cast: Miles Anderson, Romane Bohringer, David Bradley, David Calder

Eleven tourists travelling through North Africa find themselves lost in an abandoned mining town. When one of the group volunteers to walk the five day journey to summon help, the others wait and put on a desert version of King Lear to pass the time; but their anxiety causes meltdown.

Wed 4 Mar

Plus introduction. Introduction to European Cinema.

A Letter to Momo

A Letter to Momo
  • 2011
  • Japan
  • U
  • Directed by: Hiroyuki Okiura
  • Written by: Hiroyuki Okiura

Anime adventure. A little girl and her mother move from the city to a remote island, where strange goings on seem to characterise their new life.

Sat 28 Feb

It only happens in the movies? Japanese Cinema and Encounters.

The Light Shines Only There

The Light Shines Only There
  • 2014
  • Japan
  • 120 min
  • Directed by: Mipo Oh
  • Cast: Gô Ayano, Chizuru Ikewaki, Masaki Suda

Two troubled souls living on the fringes of a port town fall in love, but their trials are far from over.

Sun 1 Mar

It only happens in the movies? Japanese Cinema and Encounters.

Moving (Ohikkoshi)

Moving (Ohikkoshi)
  • 1993
  • Japan
  • 124 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Shinji Somai
  • Cast: Shinobu Chihara, Kiichi Nakai, Junko Sakurada

In one of Somai’s most acclaimed films, a young girl must adjust to her new life after the divorce of her parents. Physically separated from her father and at odds with her distraught mother, the girl must negotiate her own passage to maturity.

Sat 28 Feb

The Cinema of Childhood.

Nobody To Watch Over Me

Nobody To Watch Over Me
  • 2009
  • Japan
  • 118 min
  • Directed by: Ryôichi Kimizuka
  • Written by: Ryôichi Kimizuka, Satoshi Suzuki
  • Cast: Kôichi Satô, Mirai Shida, Ryûhei Matsuda

When her brother is arrested for murder, a 15 year old girl is forces into police protection.

Thu 5 Mar

It only happens in the movies? Japanese Cinema and Encounters.

Palle Alone in the World (Palle alene i verden)

Palle Alone in the World (Palle alene i verden)
  • 1949
  • Denmark
  • 25 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Astrid Henning-Jensen
  • Cast: Lars Henning-Jensen, Lily Broberg

A boy wakes up to find that he's alone in the world. He proceeds to play in a deserted, silent Copenhagen.

Sun 1 Mar

Double bill with Crows. The Cinema of Childhood.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • 2015
  • US/UK
  • 122 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: John Madden
  • Cast: Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Judi Dench

This sequel to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (yes, you may have guessed) has an ensemble cast, and follows the expansionist dreams of Sonny. He has his eye on a second property, but there are still predicaments to resolve in his first.

Sat 28 Feb
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Selma

Selma
  • 2014
  • US
  • 128 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ava DuVernay
  • Cast: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth, Tom Wilkinson

The story of the 1965 civil rights marches from Selma to Montgomery, with Martin Luther King (Oyelowo) facing a nervous President Johnson (Wilkinson) and Alabama's racist Governor Wallace (Roth). Among a stellar cast Oyelowo is exceptional, and DuVernay and Webb capture both the greatness and the limitations of King's achievements. Essential.

Sat 28 Feb
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A Town Called Panic

A Town Called Panic
  • 2009
  • Belgium/Luxembourg/France
  • 75 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar
  • Written by: Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar
  • Cast: Jeanne Balibar (Voice), Nicolas Buysse (Voice), Véronique Dumont (Voice)

Gloriously silly if somewhat relentlessly frantic spin-off of the Belgian series of the same name following best friends Cowboy, Indian and Horse on a series of ridiculous adventures including an encounter with a giant robot penguin and a voyage to the centre of the earth.

Sun 1 Mar

White God (Fehér Isten)

White God (Fehér Isten)
  • 2014
  • Hungary/Germany/Sweden
  • 121 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Kornél Mundruczó
  • Cast: Zsófia Psotta, Sándor Zsótér, Lili Horváth

Hagen, a mongrel dog, is abandoned by the father of his teenage owner (Psotta, terrific); he quickly learns street smarts and is ultimately driven to lead a rebellion against the humans. Arresting, Hungarian drama with extraordinary animal choreography, posing hard questions about how people treat animals – and other people. Thrilling stuff.

Sat 28 Feb
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Wrony (Crows)

Wrony
  • 1994
  • Poland
  • 66 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Dorota Kedzierzawska
  • Cast: Karolina Ostrozna, Katarzyna Szczepanik, Malgorzata Hajewska

A damaged young child steals another girl to become her surrogate mother.

Sun 1 Mar

Double bill with Palle Alone in the World. The Cinema of Childhood.

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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