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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

Arrival

Arrival
  • 2016
  • US
  • 116 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
  • Cast: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma, Mark O'Brien

When 12 granite pod-like spaceships land on Earth, linguistic expert Dr Louise Banks (Adams) is recruited to try to communicate with their owners. Powerful, intelligent and profound sci-fi, with assured direction, impressive but restrained effects and anchored by a mesmerising performance from Adams as the brave, vulnerable and fallible central character.

Tue 24 Jan

The Interpreter

The Interpreter
  • 2004
  • US
  • 129 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Sydney Pollack
  • Written by: Martin Stellman (story), Brian Ward (story), Charles Randolph, Scott Frank, Steven Zaillian, David Rayfiel uncredited
  • Cast: Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener

FBI agent (Penn) is assigned to protect a translator (Kidman) inside the UN after she thinks she has heard something she shouldn't have. Silly, derivative and over-long thriller which, like the UN itself, promises a lot more than it ultimately delivers.

Mon 23 Jan

Jackie

Jackie
  • 2016
  • USA
  • 100 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Pablo Larrain
  • Cast: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, John Hurt

Impressionistic, non-linear portrait of Jacqueline Kennedy, with an agonising, in-depth performance by Portman, who is gripping either while giving a shy television tour of the White House, or going to pieces in a bathroom. A mesmerising, technically virtuosic and remarkable reflection on celebrity, memory and the determined individual crafting history.

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Lilting

Lilting
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 86 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Hong Khaou
  • Written by: Hong Khaou
  • Cast: Ben Whishaw, Morven Christie, Leila Wong

Richard (Whishaw), grieving for his late parter Kai (Leung), forges a tentative relationship with Kai's elderly and irritable mother (Cheng), who lives in a London care home. Striking culture clash drama with a rather uninspired score, lifted by fine performances from Whishaw and Leung, with Bowles charming as an out-of-practice lothario.

Wed 25 Jan

Lion

Lion
  • 2015
  • Australia/UK/US
  • Directed by: Garth Davis
  • Written by: Saroo Brierley, Luke Davies
  • Cast: Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham, Nicole Kidman

The true story of Saroo Brierley, who aged five is separated from his mother and family in India, declared lost and adopted by an Australian couple, only to track his family down years later using Google Earth. Hugely emotional, remarkably assured debut from Davis, with fine performances.

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Live by Night

Live By Night
  • 2017
  • 128 min
  • Directed by: Ben Affleck
  • Cast: Ben Affleck, Scott Eastwood, Zoe Saldana

Joe Coughlin (Affleck) is a mobster and WW1 veteran who aims to avenge the death of his lover. Lavish production values and fine performances aside, Affleck the actor doesn't quite get under his character's skin and this isn't up to the standard of his previous directorial work.

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Toni

Toni
  • 1935
  • France
  • 83 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jean Renoir
  • Written by: Jean Renoir, Carl Einstein, story by Andre Levert
  • Cast: Charles Blavette, Celia Montalván, Jenny Hélia, Édouard Delmont Max Dalban

Thought to be influential upon the Italian neo-realist style, Renoir's 'Toni' was shot entirely on location and chronicles a crime of passion committed in the immigrant community of Les Martigues.

Tue 24 Jan

T2 Trainspotting

T2 Trainspotting
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 117 min
  • 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 Amstersdam, 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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Zarafa

Zarafa
  • 2012
  • France, Belgium,
  • 78 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Rémi Bezançon, Jean-Christophe Lie
  • Cast: Max Renaudin Pratt, Simon Abkarian, François-Xavier

Based on the historical event of the giraffe given to Charles X of France by Muhammad Ali of Egypt, this French animation tells the story of the friendship between ten-year-old boy Maki (Max Renandin Pratt) who escapes from slave traders, and Zarafa, an orphaned giraffe he meets on his travels. When his hoofed companion is captured by a trader who intends to present him as a gift to the French monarch, Maki stubbornly follows along on the adventure to protect his new friend from harm.

Sun 22 Jan

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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