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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

Andrei Rublev

Andrei Rublev
  • 1966
  • Soviet Union
  • 185 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky
  • Cast: Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolay Grinko

This acclaimed film follows the life of 15th century Russian painter Andrei Rublev as he travels aound medieval Russia.

Sun 29 May
Mon 6 Jun
Thu 9 Jun

Arabian Nights Volume 1: The Restless One

Arabian Nights Volume 1: The Restless One
  • 2015
  • Portugal
  • 125 min
  • Directed by: Miguel Gomes
  • Cast: Crista Alfaiate, Miguel Gomes, Maria Rueff

The first of a sprawling, wildly inventive trilogy in which director Gomes confronts the age of austerity; director Gomes plays himself as a bumbling, Charlie Kaufman-esque figure overwhelmed by the task he has set himself, until he allows his storytelling imagination to soar.

Sat 28 May

Arabian Nights Volume 2: The Desolate One

Arabian Nights Volume 2: The Desolate One
  • 2015
  • Portgual
  • 131 min
  • Directed by: Miguel Gomes
  • Cast: Crista Alfaiate, Chico Chapas, Luísa Cruz

In the second part of Gomes' sprawling, wildly inventive trilogy, mass murderer Simão (Chapas) becomes a folk hero and a magistrate (Cruz) presides over a succession of absurdist cases.

Wed 1 Jun
Thu 2 Jun

Blow Up

Blow Up
  • 1966
  • UK/Italy
  • 111 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni
  • Written by: Michelangelo Antonioni, Tonino Guerra, Edward Bond, Julio Cortázar (short story)
  • Cast: David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles

Fashion photographer Thomas (Hemmings) becomes bored of his life of 60s excess. Frustrated with the superficial nature of the fashion world, he takes clandestine photographs of the meeting between two strangers in a park – a woman (Redgrave) and an older man. Thomas initially thinks he has merely snapped evidence of an embarrassing affair. But, as he is tracked down for the photographs, he realises that he could possess proof of murder. Seminal Antonioni.

Sat 28 May

Colours of the Alphabet

Colours of the Alphabet
  • 2016
  • New Zealand, UK, Zambia
  • 80 min
  • Directed by: Alastair Cole

A documentary about language and childhood in Africa.

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Wed 1 Jun

ECA Film & TV

  • UK
  • 120 min
  • 15

A collection of work from Edinburgh College of Art's graduating filmmakers.

Thu 2 Jun

Everybody Wants Some!!

Everybody Wants Some!!
  • 2016
  • US
  • 116 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Richard Linklater
  • Cast: Zoey Deutch, Austin Amelio, Tyler Hoechlin

In 1980 a group of baseball-playing freshmen arrive at a Texas college a weekend before term starts, determined to party, chase girls and shoot the breeze. A low-budget 'spiritual sequel' to 1993's Dazed and Confused, it scores by its authenticity, focus on character and storytelling, and splendid soundtrack. A frat boy film, but a magical one.

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Thu 9 Jun
Sun 12 Jun

Eye in the Sky

Eye in the Sky
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 102 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Gavin Hood
  • Written by: Guy Hibbert
  • Cast: Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman

When a military operation to bring in a radicalised Englishwoman turns into a planned drone strike, commanding officer Katherine Powell (Mirren) and her colleagues have to juggle military necessity with saving civilian lives. Nerve-shredding and thought-provoking against-the-clock thriller which probes the moral grey areas of drone warfare.

Sat 28 May
Sun 29 May
Mon 30 May
Tue 31 May

Filmhouse Season on Architecture

A series of films chosen to celebrate innovation, architecture and design, as well as a host of special events and guest Q&As.

Sat 28 May

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Mon 30 May

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Tue 31 May

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Finding Vivian Maier

Finding Vivian Maier
  • 2013
  • US
  • 84 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: John Maloof/Charlie Siskel
  • Written by: John Maloof/Charlie Siskel
  • Cast: Vivian Maier, John Maloof, Mary Ellen Mark

A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one the most accomplished street photographers.

Mon 30 May

Hamish

  • 2015
  • UK
  • Directed by: Robbie Fraser
  • Written by: Kevin MacNeil, Robbie Fraser, Clyde Wallbanks

Documentary paying tribute to the life and work of Hamish Henderson, one of the prime movers of the 20th century revival of Scottish folk music. Fraser focuses on Henderson's many achievements rather than his private life, the result being a fond if decidedly one-sided portrait.

Fri 3 Jun
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Tue 7 Jun
Wed 8 Jun

A Monster in Paris

A Monster in Paris
  • 2011
  • France
  • 90 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Bibo Bergeron
  • Cast: Vanessa Paradis, Matthieu Chedid

In 1910 Paris, a shy film projectionist and an inventor join forces with an eclectic band of misfits to embark on the hunt for a monster that is terrifying the locals.

Sun 29 May

The Sacrifice

The Sacrifice
  • 1986
  • Sweden
  • 149 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Andrei Tarkovskij
  • Written by: Andrei Tarkovsky
  • Cast: Erland Josephson, Susan Fleetwood, Allan Edwall, Guðrún S Gísladóttir, Sven Wollter, Valérie Mairesse, Filippa Franzen, Tommy Kjellqvist

Set on a remote island and focusing on a 24-hour period of action, Tarkovsky's final film concerns itself with one man's response to the oncoming apocalypse, as Josephson offers his life in a supreme act of atonement that the world be restored. An overwhelmingly poetic experience that forms a fitting testament to a remarkable career.

Thu 2 Jun
Mon 13 Jun
Wed 15 Jun

The Salt of the Earth

The Salt of the Earth
  • 2014
  • France/Brazil/Italy
  • 110 min
  • Directed by: Juliano Ribeiro Salgado/Wim Wenders

This powerful documentary about photographer Sebastião Salgado, who embarked on a project which pays tribute to the planet's beauty, capturing wild fauna and flora and grandiose landscapes, is every bit as immersive as Wenders’ last documentary, Pina. It has been co-directed by the subject’s son, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, and explores how Salgado’s own globe-trotting existence is just as fascinating as those he photographs. Despite lacking any nods towards Salgado’s artistic influences, this film leaves you both traumatised and tantalised; his work can be difficult to take in at times, but there is no doubt you’re left wanting more.

Tue 31 May

Stalker

Stalker
  • 1979
  • USSR
  • 161 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky
  • Written by: Arkadi Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky
  • Cast: Alexander Kaidanovsky, Anatoli Solonitsyn, Nikolai Grinko

Tarkovsky's adaptation of the Strugatsky novel about the aftermath of an alien visitation. The stalker is a man who is prepared to act as a guide through the contaminated area, but the director uses the Zone as a locale of very human desires and projections. Visually splendid and intellectually provocative, Stalker is one of Tarkovsky's most accessible films.

Sat 28 May
Mon 13 Jun
Wed 15 Jun

Teatro Alla Scala: The Temple Of Wonders

Teatro Alla Scala: The Temple Of Wonders
  • 2016
  • 90 min
  • 12A

Documentary exploring the main historical, musical, social and political events in La Scala’s 238-year history. Featuring statements and commentary from musicians, experts and aficionados as well as musical scores and videos from centuries of archive material.

Sun 29 May

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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