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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

Fighters (Les combattants)

Fighters (Les combattants)
  • 2014
  • France
  • 98 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Thomas Cailley
  • Cast: Adèle Haenel, Kévin Azaïs, Antoine Laurent

Madeleine (Haenel) is an apocalypse-obsessed survivalist who, when she wrestles affable Arnaud (Azaïs) to the ground during a self-defence demo, causes him to be smitten with her. Endearingly scrappy, unsentimental debut comedy about two small-town outsiders, with hugely likable performances from the leads.

Mon 6 Jul
Tue 7 Jul
Wed 8 Jul
Thu 9 Jul

Freaks

Freaks
  • 1932
  • US
  • 15
  • Directed by: Tod Browning
  • Written by: Tod Robbins
  • Cast: Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Henry Victor, Harry Earles

Browning's infamous and long-banned 1932 classic is the story of a group of travelling circus 'freaks' – Half Boy, Bearded Lady, Living Torso, Armless Woman, etc – who visit a terrible revenge on the beautiful trapeze artist Cleopatra for a crime committed against one of their own. The press and public reacted with disgust to Browning's casting of real circus freaks. The terrible irony is that Browning champions the deformed over the superficially beautiful. Freaks is as wonderfully weird as it is warm and humane, alternately funny, creepy and genuinely shocking. It's been much misunderstood but remains utterly unique.

Tue 7 Jul
Wed 8 Jul
Thu 9 Jul

Girlhood

Girlhood
  • 2014
  • France
  • 113 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Céline Sciamma
  • Written by: Céline Sciamma
  • Cast: Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh

Sixteen-year-old Marieme (Touré) has a largely absent working mother, two younger sisters to care for and a thuggish, abusive older brother; feeling oppressed, she joins a brash and defiant girl gang led by the wonderfully sassy Lady (Sylla). Exuberant and insightful portrayal of black Parisian teenagers, as powerful as it is entertaining.

Mon 6 Jul
Tue 7 Jul
Wed 8 Jul
Thu 9 Jul

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
  • 2015
  • US
  • 119 min
  • Directed by: Alex Gibney
  • Cast: Lawrence Wright, Mike Rinder, Marty Rathbun

An in-depth look at the inner-workings of the Church of Scientology.

Mon 6 Jul
Tue 7 Jul
Wed 8 Jul
Thu 9 Jul

Mr. Holmes

Mr. Holmes
  • 2015
  • UK/US
  • 104 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Bill Condon
  • Cast: Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Hattie Morahan, Hiroyuki Sanada, Patrick Kennedy

Sherlock Holmes (McKellen) is 93 and living in with his stern housekeeper (Linney) and her son (Parker); the aged detective is still haunted by a case from 30 years before. McKellen is superb, Linney is on form and while the unhurried pace will frustrate some, if you like a meditative Holmes, this is for you.

Mon 6 Jul
Tue 7 Jul
Subtitled
Wed 8 Jul
Thu 9 Jul

Queen Margaret University MA Film & Media Degree Show

  • 110 min
  • 12A

Annual showcase featuring work from 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students.

Thu 9 Jul

West

West
  • 2013
  • Germany
  • 102 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Christian Schwochow
  • Cast: Jördis Triebel

Nelly Senff and her son Alexej leave their home in East Berlin to start a new life in the West, but her past could catch up with her once she's there.

Mon 6 Jul

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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