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Filmhouse

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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
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Barravento

Mon 1 May

Blackbird

Blackbird
  • 2013

As his small Scottish fishing village goes into decline, ballad singer Ruadhan tries to protect it.

Sat 29 Apr

Folk Film Gathering

Folk Film Gathering

Folk film festival with a focus on songs and labour and their importance to communities around the world.

Sat 29 Apr

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The Handmaiden

The Handmaiden
  • 2016
  • Korea
  • 144 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Park Chan-Wook
  • Cast: Kim Tae-Ri, Kim Min-Hee, Ha Jung-Woo, Jo Jin-Woong

Thief Sook-Hee (Tae-ri) is hired to pose as a maid to wealthy heiress Hideko (Min-hee) as part of a con trick, but then maid and heiress discover mutual passion. This loose adaptation of Sarah Waters's Fingersmith is bravura filmmaking, but while the emotion between the two women is vibrant, an extended sex scene is exploitative, and the plot is too convoluted.

Sat 29 Apr
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Thu 4 May

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki
  • 2016
  • Finland/Sweden/Germany
  • 92 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Juho Kuosmanen
  • Written by: Juho Kuosmanen, Mikko Myllylahti
  • Cast: Jarkko Lahti, Oona Airola, Eero Milonoff, John Bosco Jr

Exquisitely crafted, charming and true story about the 1962 world featherweight boxing match between Finnish challenger Olli Mäki (Lahti) and title holder Davey Moore (Bosco Jr). Mäki is the anti-Rocky: disliking the spotlight and the expectations, he just wants to be with his girlfriend Raija (Airola). It’s low on sweat-speckled montages and high on romance.

Sat 29 Apr
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Mon 1 May
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Thu 4 May

Homo Sapiens

Homo Sapiens
  • 2016
  • Switzerland / Germany / Austria
  • 94 min
  • Directed by: Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Documentary charting forgotten places and buildings that have been abandoned.

Tue 2 May
Wed 3 May

Killer of Sheep

Killer of Sheep
  • 1977
  • US
  • 80 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Charles Burnett
  • Written by: Charles Burnett
  • Cast: Henry G Sanders, Kaycee Moore, Charles Bracy, Angela Burnett

Charles Burnett's seminal 1977 ultra naturalistic portrayal of urban African-American life gets a very welcome re-release. See where latter day auteur David Gordon Green ('George Washington', 'All the Real Girls', the forthcoming 'Pineapple Express') stole all his ideas from.

Sun 30 Apr

Phantom Boy

Carols in the Chapel
  • 2015
  • France
  • 84 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jean-Loup Felicioli, Alain Gagnol
  • Cast: Marcus D'Angelo, Jared Padalecki, Vincent D'Onofrio

Leo (D'Angelo) is a seriously ill young boy whose illness has the side-effect that he can leave his body and fly over the city; he uses this to help an injured cop (Padalecki) tangling with a crime boss (D'Onofrio). Refreshingly dark tale from the directors of A Cat in Paris, sensitive but unsentimental.

Sun 30 Apr

Riso amaro

Riso amaro
  • 1949
  • Italy
  • 108 min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Giuseppe De Santis
  • Cast: Vittorio Gassman, Doris Dowling, Silvana Mangano

Two small-time criminals, Francesca and Walter, hide out amongst the hundreds of women working in harsh conditions in Northern Italy, where they meet a beautiful rice worker Silavana and a soon-to-be-discharged soldier, Marco. When the four team up, they become embroiled in a story of robbery, love and murder.

Fri 5 May

The Sense of an Ending

The Sense of an Ending
  • 2017
  • US
  • 108 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ritesh Batra
  • Cast: Jim Broadbent, Harriet Walter, Michelle Dockery, Emily Mortimer

Tony Webster (Broadbent) is a grumpy old git who’s on good terms with his ex wife (Walter); when he’s bequeathed the diary of an old friend, he is prompted to relive his schooldays. This adaptation of a Julian Barnes novel feels hokey and safe, although it has a nice cast and the scenes between Broadbent and Walter are among the few highlights.

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Suntan

Suntan
  • 2016
  • Greece
  • 106 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Argyris Papadimitropoulos
  • Cast: Makis Papadimitriou, Ellie Tringou, Dimi Hart

On a remote Greek island, a middle-aged doctor (Papadimitriou) has a fling with a young tourist (Tringou) and then becomes a bit too keen on her for her liking. A poignant mix of midlife meltdown and painful comedy is seriously flummoxed by an ending that’s as subtle as a sledgehammer.

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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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