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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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Afterimage

Afterimage
  • 2016
  • Poland
  • 98 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Andrzej Wajda
  • Cast: Bogusław Linda, Bronisława Zamachowska,

Biopic of the Polish painter and art theorist Władysław Strzemiński, looking at how totalitarian government ruined his career.

  • IMDb
Sat 1 Jul

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

  • 13:00

Animals

Animals
  • 2017
  • Germany
  • 95 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Greg Zglinski
  • Cast: Birgit Minichmayr, Philipp Hochmair, Mona Petri

Anna (Minichmayr) and Nick (Hochmair) are driving to their holiday home to try to repair their marriage when their car hits a sheep; after that, things start to go downhill.

  • IMDb
Tue 27 Jun

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

  • 18:10

Bad Day for the Cut

Bad Day for the Cut
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 99 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Chris Baugh
  • Cast: Nigel O'Neill, Susan Lynch, Józef Pawlowski, Stuart Graham, David Pearse

Donal (O'Neill) is a mild-mannered Irish farmer who lives alone with his mother; when he wakes up one day to find her killed, he wants revenge.

  • IMDb
Wed 28 Jun

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Behind the Curtain: 70 Years of EIFF

  • 90 min
  • U

Fascinating tales and insights into the rich and diverse heritage of the Festival from former EIFF Artistic Director Jim Hickey (1981–1988), and Rachel Hosker, Archives Manager at the Centre for Research Collections at the University of Edinburgh.

Thu 29 Jun

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Berlin Syndrome

Berlin Syndrome
  • 2017
  • Australia
  • 116 min
  • Directed by: Cate Shortland
  • Cast: Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt, Lucie Aron

Australian photographer Clare puts her life on pause to travel to Berlin where she enters into a highly-charged fling with harmless-seeming teacher Andi. A nailbiting, yet rigorously humanised thriller based on Melanie Joosten's novel.

Mon 3 Jul
Tue 4 Jul
Wed 5 Jul
Thu 6 Jul

Black Box: (Dis)appearances

  • 2016/2017
  • 64 min
  • Directed by: Various

Ten experimental shorts playing with ideas of perception.

Wed 28 Jun

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

  • 20:40
Sun 2 Jul

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

  • 14:15

Black Box: Dissecting Movement

  • 2016/2017
  • 71 min
  • Directed by: Various

Series of experimental short films examining movement on film.

Tue 27 Jun

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

  • 20:40
Sat 1 Jul

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

  • 16:05

Black Box: Female Perspectives

  • 2016/2017
  • 64 min
  • Directed by: Various

Mixed digital and analogue short films about the idea of femininity.

Sat 1 Jul

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

  • 14:15

Black Box: HumaNature

  • 2016/2017
  • 79 min
  • Directed by: Various

Experimental short films examining the relationship between humans and animals. Programme includes Blua by Carolina Charry Quintero and Tartarughe d’acqua by Rose Lowder.

Thu 29 Jun

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

  • 20:40
Sun 2 Jul

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

  • 16:10

Born in Flames

Born in Flames
  • 1983
  • US
  • 80 min
  • Directed by: Lizzie Borden
  • Cast: Honey, Adele Burtei, Kathryn Bigelow

Dystopian mock-documentary set in a socialist democratic New York after a peaceful revolution. Two feminist groups seek to challenge and overcome the still latent sexism and racism through the medium of pirate radio and direct action.

Sat 1 Jul

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Brazil

Brazil
  • 1985
  • US
  • 142 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Terry Gilliam
  • Written by: Terry Gilliam, Tom Stoppard, Charles McKeown
  • Cast: Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Bob Hoskins, Michael Palin, Kim Greist

Extravagantly designed and blackly humorous Orwellian vision of the future, as modest bureaucrat Pryce battles the forces of totalitarianism and fights for his dream girl, feisty trucker Griest. Overlong and ramshackle fantasia, with moments of sheer creative adrenalin and a classic ending.

Sat 1 Jul

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

The Brother from Another Planet

The Brother from Another Planet
  • 1984
  • US
  • 108 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Sayles
  • Cast: Joe Morton, Daryl Edwards, Rosanna Carter

In New York City an alien crash-lands and assumes the form of a black man while two bounty hunters from his home planet attempt to track him down and capture him.

Fri 30 Jun

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

The Challenge

  • 2016
  • France
  • 70 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Yuri Ancarani

Documentary about falconry in the Arabian desert.

Sat 1 Jul

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Correspondences

Correspondences
  • 2016
  • Portugal
  • 145 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Rita Azevedo Gomes
  • Cast: Mário Barroso, Luís Miguel Cintra, Tânia Dinis

Portuguese film inspired by letters sent between poets Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen and Jorge de Sena while de Sena was politically exiled from Portugal

  • IMDb
Sun 2 Jul

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Double Date

  • Directed by: Benjamin Barfoot
  • Written by: Danny Morgan
  • Cast: Danny Morgan, Georgia Groome, Michael Socha

Comedy horror about two men out to get laid, when they meet two sisters looking for a sacrificial virgin.

  • IMDb
Fri 30 Jun

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

  • 23:30

Drifters

Drifters
  • 1929
  • UK
  • 49 min
  • Directed by: John Grierson

John Grierson's groundbreaking 1929 documentary about the lives of fishermen trawling for herring in the North Sea.

Fri 30 Jun

Screening of Hitchcock on Grierson by Douglas Moodie and Drifters by John Grierson. Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

The Element of Crime (Forbrydelsens element)

The Element of Crime
  • 1984
  • Denmark
  • 104 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Lars von Trier
  • Cast: Michael Elphick, Esmond Knight, Me Me Lai

A cop in dystopian Europe has unconventional means of investigating the murders of a rampaging serial killer.

Thu 29 Jun

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Escape from New York

Escape from New York
  • 1981
  • US
  • 99 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Carpenter
  • Cast: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine

Russell stars as cycloptic bad-ass Snake Plissken, sent into the New York of the future (a de facto penal colony) to rescue the President of the United States.

Tue 27 Jun

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Exploring the Explorer: Tom McGrath in the Sixties and Seventies

  • 75 min
  • U

A talk exploring some of Tom McGraths’s early influences and experiences, both in Scotland and during his time in the London-based counter-culture.

Tue 27 Jun

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Guardians

Guardians
  • 2017
  • Russia
  • 88 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sarik Andreasyan
  • Cast: Anton Pampushnyy, Sanjar Madi, Sebastien Sisak

A team of Soviet superheroes, made up of representatives of different nationalities of the old USSR, reunite to battle a scientist who wants to take over Russia with an army of drones.

  • IMDb
Sat 1 Jul

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

  • 23:25

Hooray for Holyrood

Hooray for Holyrood
  • 1986
  • UK
  • 53 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Ross Wilson
  • Written by: Alistair Moffat
  • Cast: Denis Forman, Samuel Fuller, Neil Jordan

A TV film honouring Edinburgh International Film Festival's 40th anniversary. The documentary features reminiscences, interviews and stories about the festival from Bill Forsyth, Neil Jordan, Samuel Fuller, Barry Norman, Denis Forman, and Stephen Woolley.

  • IMDb
Fri 30 Jun

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

International Animation

  • 2017
  • 15

An eclectic jaunt around the world, and a breathtaking variety of animation.

Tue 27 Jun

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Killing Ground

Killing Ground
  • 2016
  • Australia
  • 88 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Damien Power
  • Cast: Stephen Hunter, Harriet Dyer, Aaron Pedersen

A couples' camping trip turns into a frightening ordeal when they're recommended a camping spot by a local man, which just happens to be the scene of a horrific crime.

  • IMDb
Wed 28 Jun

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

  • 20:50

Leaning Into the Wind

Leaning Into the Wind
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 93 min
  • Directed by: Thomas Riedelsheimer

A look at artist Andy Goldsworthy's work which closely examines our natural surroundings.

  • IMDb
Tue 27 Jun

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Little Bird's Big Adventure

  • 2017
  • Germany
  • 85 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Toby Genkel, Reza Memari
  • Cast: Cooper Kelly Kramer, Shannon Conley, Marc Thompson, Jason Griffith, Erica Schroeder, Todd Garbeil

For his whole life, Richard the sparrow has thought he's a stork. When his stork family head south for the winter, Richard is left behind but, determined to prove himself as a stork, he follows them in their journey across Europe. Will he catch them up before it's too late?

  • IMDb
Sun 2 Jul

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

The Long Good Friday

The Long Good Friday
  • 1980
  • US
  • 114 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: John Mackenzie
  • Cast: Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Dave King

An English gangster is about to close a lucrative deal when bombs start showing up in his Rolls Royce and a pub he owns. He can't understand why and when he tried to find out, mayhem erupts.

Tue 27 Jun

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove)

A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove)
  • 2015
  • Sweden
  • 116 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Hannes Holm
  • Cast: Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Zozan Akgün, Tobias Almborg

Ove ( Lassgård) is an ageing, widowed grump who’s the self-appointed prefect of a small community; his attempts at suicide are continually frustrated by his new neighbours, mouthy Iranian immigrant Parvaneh (Pars) and her family. Shamelessly feelgood, with a welcome streak of black comedy, it’s predictable but heartwarming.

  • IMDb
Mon 3 Jul
Tue 4 Jul
Wed 5 Jul
Thu 6 Jul

The McLaren Award: New British Animation 1

  • 2016/2017
  • 15

Inaugurated in 1990, one of the pillars of EIFF’s awards is the McLaren Award for Best British Animation, named after Scottish born animation pioneer Norman McLaren. This first programme presents a highly anticipated Scottish short from the pen of acclaimed comic artist Frank Quitely and reflects on the current situation in Syria, as well as the existential crisis of a GIF, courtesy of BAFTA winner Will Anderson.

Wed 28 Jun

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

The McLaren Award: New British Animation 2

  • 2016/2017
  • 15
  • Written by: Various

The second presentation of the best contemporary British Animation in contention for the McLaren Award for Best British Animation as voted by you: the audience.

Thu 29 Jun

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Mirrorball Documentaries

  • Directed by: Various

Six rarely seen Channel 4 documentaries made by Nicola Black of Blackwatch and the EIFF team in 1999. The documentary series explores the work of filmmakers who were first feted at EIFF, including Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry and Jonathan Glazer.

Fri 30 Jun

Mirrorball: Documentaries 2 Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

My Cousin Rachel

My Cousin Rachel
  • 1952
  • US
  • 98 min
  • Directed by: Henry Koster
  • Cast: Olivia de Havilland, Richard Burton, Audrey Dalton
  • IMDb
Mon 3 Jul
Tue 4 Jul
Wed 5 Jul
Thu 6 Jul

My Life as a Courgette

My Life as a Courgette
  • 2016
  • Switzerland, France
  • 66 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Claude Barras
  • Cast: Gaspard Schlatter (voice), Sixtine Murat (voice), Paulin Jaccoud (voice)

Icare (Schlatter) is a nine year old boy who gets placed in an orphanage after the death of his alcoholic mother. Charming but profound stop-motion animated tale, skilfully adapted by Celine Sciamma (Girlhood) from Gilles Paris's novel; the kids' candid discussions about adult topics shows how much they have been through, yet it can be enjoyed by younger audiences.

Mon 3 Jul
Tue 4 Jul
Wed 5 Jul
Thu 6 Jul

The Nuclear Family

The Nuclear Family
  • 1982
  • UK
  • 64 min
  • Directed by: John Glenister
  • Cast: Jimmy Logan, Ann Scott-Jones, Gerard Kelly

TV drama by Tom McGrath set in a futuristic 1999, in which children are the breadwinners.

  • IMDb
Tue 27 Jun

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

A Private Function

A Private Function
  • 1984
  • UK
  • 93 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Malcolm Mowbray
  • Written by: Alan Bennett, Malcolm Mowbray
  • Cast: Michael Palin, Maggie Smith

Royal Wedding celebrations in ration-restricted post-war Yorkshire prove the ideal breeding ground for all-out class warfare. Engaging comic crossbreed combining the Ealing tradition with the cheerfully rude humour of writer Alan Bennett.

Thu 29 Jun

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

The Quiet Earth

The Quiet Earth
  • 1985
  • 91 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Geoff Murphy
  • Cast: Bruno Lawrence, Alison Routledge, Pete Smith

A man named Zac Hobson awakens to find himself alone in the world. In a desperate attempt to search for others, he finds only two who have their own agenda.

Sun 2 Jul

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

A Quiet Heart

A Quiet Heart
  • 2017
  • Israel
  • 92 min
  • Directed by: Eitan Anner
  • Written by: Eitan Anner
  • Cast: Ludi Boken, Ania Bukstein, Uri Gottlieb

A look at the tensions between Israel's Orthodox and secular communities.

  • IMDb
Sun 2 Jul

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

  • 18:20

Red Dog: True Blue

Red Dog: True Blue
  • 2016
  • Australia
  • 88 min
  • Directed by: Kriv Stenders
  • Written by: Daniel Taplitz
  • Cast: Jason Isaacs, Thomas Cocquerel, Levi Miller

Iconic tale of an Australian boy and his dog that grows into a real Aussie legend.

  • IMDb
Sat 1 Jul

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Red, White and Blue Animation

  • 15

A retrospective of classic British Animation reflecting on Britishness, featuring Know Your Europeans: The United Kingdom (Bob Godfrey), Britannia (Joanna Quinn), Britain (Bexie Bush), My Dad (Marcus Armitage), Dad's Dead (Chris Shepherd), Polygamous Polonius Revisited (Bob Godfrey), The Emperor (Elizabeth Hobbs) and Great (Isambard Kingdom Brunel) (Bob Godfrey).

Sun 2 Jul

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Repo Man

Repo Man
  • 1984
  • US
  • 92 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Alex Cox
  • Cast: Harry Dean Stanton, Emilio Estevez, Vonetta McGee.

Cult fave blend of social satire and offhand sci-fi, as naive punk Estevez gets a job repossessing cars and old hand Stanton shows him the ropes.

Thu 29 Jun

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Scrubbers

Scrubbers
  • 1982
  • 90 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mai Zetterling
  • Cast: Amanda York, Chrissie Cotterill, Elizabeth Edmonds

The experience of the female inmates of an institution for young offenders.

  • IMDb
Wed 28 Jun

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

A Sense Of Freedom

A Sense Of Freedom
  • 1979
  • UK
  • 81 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: John Mackenzie
  • Cast: David Anderson, Bill Armour, Bill Barclay

Gangsters, convicts and racketeers running riot in the Gorbals form the core of this harrowing and violent film about the life of Jimmy Boyle.

Sat 1 Jul

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

This Beautiful Fantastic

This Beautiful Fantastic
  • 2016
  • UK/US
  • 100 min
  • Directed by: Simon Aboud
  • Cast: Jessica Brown Findlay, Andrew Scott, Jeremy Irvine

A young woman who dreams of being a children's author makes an unlikely friendship with a cantankerous, rich old widower.

  • IMDb
Thu 29 Jun

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Time Bandits

Time Bandits
  • 1981
  • US
  • 116 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Terry Gilliam
  • Written by: Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin
  • Cast: John Cleese, Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall, Ralph Richardson, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Michael Palin, David Warner

A young boy (Craig Warnock) is escorted through time and space by a band of dwarves, meeting legendary heroes along the way before a final confrontation between good and evil. Imaginitive comic fantasy on a modest budget, but a series of witty guest spots and Gilliam's richly detailed screen style win the day.

Sun 2 Jul

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

A Wedding

A Wedding
  • 2016
  • 98 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Stephan Streker
  • Written by: Stephan Streker
  • Cast: Lina El Arabi, Sébastien Houbani, Babak Karimi

Based on a true story, the film follows 18-year-old Zahira, a Pakistani teenager living in Belgium, whose relaxed lifestyle is suddenly threatened when her parents announce her arranged marriage.

  • IMDb
Sun 2 Jul

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

'What else can it become?': Tom McGrath and Language

  • 75 min
  • U

Dr Scott Hames discusses Tom McGrath’s poetry and drama.

Sat 1 Jul

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

When We Were Wild

When We Were Wild
  • 2017
  • Spain
  • 61 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Carmen Bellas

An imagined conversation between the author and the neighbourhood of San Cristóbal, in the outskirts of Madrid.

  • IMDb
Sat 1 Jul

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

You Have No Idea How Much I Love You

You Have No Idea How Much I Love You
  • 2016
  • Poland
  • 76 min
  • Directed by: Pawel Lozinski
  • Cast: Ewa Szymczyk, Hanna Maciag, Bogdan de Barbaro

Drama examining the complex relationship between a mother and her daughter.

  • IMDb
Wed 28 Jun

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

  • 20:30
Sat 1 Jul

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

  • 18:20

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