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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

Austeria

Austeria
  • 1982
  • Poland
  • 109 min
  • Directed by: Jerzy Kawalerowicz
  • Cast: Franciszek Pieczka, Wojciech Pszoniak, Jan Szurmiej

During a pogrom in Poland on the eve of WWI, a group of Jews seek refuge from the Cossacks. The fugitives hide out in a rural inn, terrified that they may be given away at any moment.

Mon 1 Jun

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema.

Sun 14 Jun

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema.

Blind Chance (Przypadek)

Blind Chance
  • 1987
  • Poland
  • 114 min
  • Directed by: Krzysztof Kieslowski
  • Cast: Boguslaw Linda, Tadeusz Lomnicki, Zbigniew Zapasiewicz

Witek runs after a train. Three variations follow on how such a seemingly banal incident could influence the rest of Witek's life.

Thu 4 Jun

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema.

Tue 16 Jun

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema.

The Constant Factor

The Constant Factor
  • 1980
  • Poland
  • 98 min
  • Directed by: Krzysztof Zanussi
  • Cast: Tadeusz Bradecki, Zofia Mrozowska, Malgorzata Zajaczkowska

A man retreats into mathematics to discover the 'constant factor' to make sense of the unjustice of the world around him.

Sun 31 May

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema.

Thu 11 Jun

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema.

Fri 12 Jun

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema.

ECA Film & TV

  • UK
  • 120 min
  • 15

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

Tue 2 Jun

Far from the Madding Crowd

Far from the Madding Crowd
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 119 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Thomas Vinterberg
  • Cast: Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Juno Temple, Michael Sheen

Bathsheba Everdene (Mulligan) is a headstrong rural girl who inherits a farm and attracts the attention of three suitors; lowly Gabriel (Schoenaerts), well-to-do Boldwood (Sheen) and unscrupulous Troy (Sturridge). A straight-up take on Hardy's classic; Mulligan is a convincing Bathsheba and Vinterberg captures the brewing tragedy magnificently.

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Man of Iron (Czlowiek z zelaza)

Man of Iron
  • 1981
  • Poland
  • 153 min
  • Directed by: Andrzej Wajda
  • Cast: Jerzy Radziwilowicz, Krystyna Janda, Marian Opania

The story of government-backed espionage set amid the Solidarity protests that swelled in 1980 Poland.

Sat 30 May

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema.

Sat 13 Jun

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema.

Night Train (Pociag)

Night Train (Pociag)
  • 1959
  • Poland
  • 99 min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Jerzy Kawalerowicz
  • Cast: Lucyna Winnicka, Leon Niemczyk, Teresa Szmigielówna

This Polish Hitchcockian thriller follows two people on the run, one of whom may be a murderer.

Sat 30 May

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema.

The Promised Land (Ziemia Obiecana)

The Promised Land (Ziemia Obiecana)
  • 1975
  • Poland
  • 179 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Andrzej Wajda
  • Cast: Daniel Olbrychski, Wojciech Pszoniak, Andrzej Seweryn

Three men unite to start a textile factory. However, sabotage threatens to ruin their plans in this Dickensian tale of greed and exploitation.

Sun 31 May

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema.

Tue 9 Jun

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema.

Provincial Actors

Provincial Actors
  • 1979
  • Poland
  • Directed by: Agnieszka Holland
  • Cast: Halina Labonarska, Tadeusz Huk, Iwona Biernacka

A young director comes to a small town near Warsaw to produce the classic play Wyspiankski, but his modern take on things doesn't go down to well with some of the cast.

Fri 29 May

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema.

Thu 11 Jun

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema.

A Short Film About Killing

A Short Film About Killing
  • 1988
  • Poland
  • 84 min
  • Directed by: Krzysztof Kieslowski
  • Cast: Miroslaw Baka, Krzysztof Globisz, Jan Tesarz

Confrontational study of the process of killing, which ultimately ended capital punishment in Poland.

Thu 4 Jun

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema.

Introduced by Dr Pasquale Iannone from the University of Edinburgh. Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema.

Wed 17 Jun

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
  • 2015
  • US
  • 92 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Paul Tibbitt
  • Cast: Antonio Banderas, Clancy Brown, Tom Kenny

Life goes on at usual in Bikini Bottom until real-life pirate Burger-Beard (Banderas) causes apocalyptic mayhem; SpongeBob and arch-nemesis Plankton must team up to defeat him. Despite a lazy superhero plot twist in the final act, it has enough colourful characters and hilarious one-liners to keep both kids and adults entertained.

Sun 31 May

Timbuktu

Timbuktu
  • 2014
  • France/Mauritania
  • 97 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Abderrahmane Sissako
  • Cast: Ibrahim Ahmed, Toulou Kiki, Adel Mahmoud Cherif, Salem Dendou

When northern Mali is occupied by Islamists who ignore local tradition and rule with the gun, farmer Kidane (Ahmed) and his wife Satima (Kiki) pay a terrible price for not fleeing. Heartbreaking and topical African drama with a calm, measured approach, suffused with compassion for those at the mercy of the intolerant.

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The Wedding (Wesele)

  • 1972
  • Poland
  • 110 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Andrzej Wajda
  • Cast: Ewa Zietek, Daniel Olbrychski, Marek Walczewski, Izabella Olszewska

When a small-town girl marries a poet, her painter brother-in-law invites a welter of artists and intellectuals, a priest and a possessed Jewish woman to the wedding, with all manner of disruptive effects on the local rural community. Elaborate fusion of fantasy and reality from the period when Wajda was forced to make non-political movies.

Tue 2 Jun

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema.

Sat 6 Jun

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema.

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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