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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.
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  • Website www.filmhousecinema.com

Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6
  • 2014
  • US
  • 108 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Chris Williams, Don Hall
  • Cast: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr., Génesis Rodríguez, T. J. Miller, Daniel Henney, Maya Rudolph

Hiro (Potter) is a 14 year old robotics genius who, after a family tragedy, teams up with inflatable robot Baymax (Adsit) to become crimefighting superheroes. This Disney adaptation of a Marvel comic deals with dark themes of loss and grief but also has plenty of heart and some big laughs, especially from Adsit.

Sun 8 May

The Creator of the Jungle

The Creator of the Jungle
  • Spain
  • 77 min
  • Directed by: Jordi Morató

During the early 90s, a man known as Garrell built a vast complex of mazes and inhabitable structures with wood from the surrounding trees in a forest close to the Catalan village of Agrelaguer. Here, he plays out Tarzan-like moves, which have been captured on video, and form part of this documentary.

Sun 8 May

Dheepan

Dheepan
  • 2015
  • France
  • 115 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jacques Audiard
  • Cast: Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Vincent Rottiers

Dheepan (Jesuthasan) is a former Tamil Tiger who starts a new life in a Parisian housing project with two strangers posing as his wife (Srinivasan) and daughter (Vinasithamby). Then his past starts to catch up. Touching, intense, beautifully crafted drama which loses some focus and conviction as it becomes more violent.

Thu 5 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.

Thu 5 May

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Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins
  • 2016
  • UK
  • 110 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Stephen Frears
  • Cast: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg

Florence Foster Jenkins (Streep) is a wealthy, cultured New York socialite, who insists on performing as a soprano in spite of a total inability to sing. Streep throws herself endearingly into the role, Grant is wonderful as her debonair husband and Frears keeps a confident balance of uproarious laughs and genuine pathos.

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Folk Film Gathering

Folk Film Gathering

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

Thu 5 May

£8–£10

Fri 6 May

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Sat 7 May

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Sun 8 May

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Tue 10 May

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Thu 12 May

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Iberodocs

Iberodocs

Showcase for Ibero-American culture in Scotland, featuring the best of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin-American documentary films. The common theme this year is 'Boundaries', and the films themselves come from 12 different countries.

Thu 5 May

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Sun 8 May

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Jane Got a Gun

Jane Got A Gun
  • 2015
  • US
  • 98 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Gavin O'Connor
  • Written by: Brian Duffield, Anthony Tambakis
  • Cast: Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton, Ewan McGregor

When pioneer Jane (Portman) finds her husband (Emmerich) badly wounded, she teams up with old lover Dan (Edgerton) to defend herself and her hubby. A reportedly troubled production makes for an entertaining if conventional tale; Portman is sternly believable and it's at least a pony trek in the direction of the rousing feminist western we hoped for.

Thu 5 May

Knight of Cups

Knight of Cups
  • 2015
  • US
  • 118 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Terrence Malick
  • Cast: Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Wes Bentley, Imogen Poots

Tortured screenwriter Rick (Bale) drifts through Los Angeles and Las Vegas having liaisons with a procession of impossible women who help him discover his true something-or-other. Stunning-looking, but its treatment of women is purely adolescent and it's just another tale of an entitled man's journey to enlightenment.

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The Lion Hunters

Documentary about traditional gow lion hunters in Niger.

Thu 5 May

£8–£10

Part of Folk Film Gathering.

Mirt Sost Shi Amit (Harvest: 3,000 Years)

  • 1976

The story of a family of peasants rising up against their oppressive landlord, situated against the day-to-day rhythms of work and communal storytelling.

Wed 11 May

£8–£10

Part of Folk Film Gathering.

On the Ice

On the Ice
  • 2011
  • USA
  • 96 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Andrew Okpeaha Maclean
  • Cast: Frank Qutuq Irelan, John Miller, Josiah Patkotak, Adamina Kerr

A tragedy occurs among the inhabitants of Barrow, Alaska and, as time progresses, two young men find it hard to hide their guilt.

Sat 7 May

Our Little Sister

Our Little Sister
  • 2015
  • Japan
  • 128 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Hirokazu Koreeda
  • Cast: Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho, Suzu Hirose

Three sisters in their 20s live together by the sea in the house they grew up in, but at their estranged father's funeral they take in their 13 year old half-sister Suzu (Hirose). Understated, quietly powerful and charming drama about sisterhood, adapted from Akimi Yoshida's manga Umimachi Diary.

Thu 5 May

Son of Saul

Son of Saul
  • 2015
  • Hungary
  • 107 min
  • Directed by: László Nemes
  • Written by: László Nemes, Clara Royer
  • Cast: Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár, Urs Rechn

Auschwitz, 1944: prisoner Saul (Röhrig) is a member of the Sonderkommando, tasked with disposing of corpses after mass executions, who becomes determined to give a proper burial to a body he believes to be that of his son. Sensitive and non-judgemental but also intense and challenging (it won the Grand Prix at Cannes.)

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Song of the Sea

Song of the Sea
  • 2014
  • Ireland/Denmark/Belgium/Luxembourg/France
  • 93 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Tomm Moore
  • Written by: Will Collins
  • Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, David Rawle

Besides looking charming – and wondrously beautiful where appropriate – the English-language version of this enchanting animated feature boasts many strong vocal talents as it tells the story of the last of the selkies, a child named Saoirse. It is shaped from its director's love of Irish legend, folklore, nature and culture, and makes for a beguiling blend of the unfamiliar and culturally specific with the universally appealing.

Sat 7 May

Songs My Brothers Taught Me

Songs My Brothers Taught Me
  • 2015
  • 158 min
  • Directed by: Chloé Zhao
  • Written by: Chloé Zhao
  • Cast: Irene Bedard, Dakota Brown, Cat Clifford

Highschooler Johnny and his 11-year-old sister JaShaun, who live on the South Dakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, face difficult questions after the death of their errant father. The film was shot entirely on location and features a cast of non-actors.

Thu 12 May

£8–£10

Part of Folk Film Gathering.

Tempus de Baristas

  • 1993
  • Italy/Australia/UK
  • Directed by: David MacDougall

Film portraying the experiences of Sardinian shepherds – Franchiscu (62), his son Pietro (17) and their friend Miminu (43). Although they are born almost 20 years apart , the men are united by ties of common experience (and family, of course).

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Tue 10 May

£8–£10

Part of Folk Film Gathering.

Three Colours: Red

Kieslowski's tricolour trilogy comes to a close with what may be his greatest masterpiece. A Swiss model (Jacob) discovers that a retired judge (Trintignant) is listening in to his neighbours' phone conversations, but instead of denouncing him, she too opens up her innermost secrets. Superficial details are stripped away as the director concentrates on parallel lives and interwoven destinies.

Thu 12 May

Venus Peter

Venus Peter
  • 1989
  • UK
  • 92 min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Ian Sellar
  • Written by: Ian Sellar, Christopher Rush
  • Cast: Gordon R Strachan, Ray McAnally, David Hayman, Sinéad Cusack, Caroline Paterson

Affecting adaptation shot on Orkney of Scots writer Christopher Rush's impressionistic 'A Twelvemonth And A Day', set in a fishing village in the 1950s. One of McAnally's last roles casts him beautifully as the sympathetic grandfather of Peter, played by nine-year-old Strachan in this moving study of a dying community seen through the eyes of a young boy.

Sun 8 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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