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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

3-Iron (Bin-jip)

3-Iron (Bin-jip)
  • 2004
  • South Korea/Japan
  • 88 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ki-duk Kim
  • Cast: Seung-yeon Lee, Hyun-kyoon Lee, Hyuk-ho Kwon

A transient young man breaks into empty homes to partake of the holidaying residents' lives for a few days.

Tue 21 Apr

Dead by Dawn

Dead by Dawn

Celebrating 22 years of cinematic scares, the Filmhouse's horror fest ups the gore ante with a selection of blood-curdling genre premieres, classic features, short films and special guests. For a concentrated dose of evil, the Spawn of Dawn mini-fest runs throughout the Saturday night.

Thu 23 Apr

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Fri 24 Apr

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Sat 25 Apr

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Sun 26 Apr

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Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatcher
  • 2015
  • UK/US
  • 98 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Kim Longinotto

Documentary about Brenda Myers-Powell, whose Dreamcatcher Foundation is a Chicago-based charity that helps women get out of prostitution. Longinotto celebrates her subject with being sycophantic or preachy; the women (and also Myers-Powell's own former pimp, now reformed) tell their tales in their own words, and the result is both humbling and inspiring.

Wed 22 Apr
Thu 23 Apr

Force Majeure

Force Majeure
  • 2014
  • Sweden
  • 118 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ruben Östlund
  • Cast: Johannes Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren, Vincent Wettergren, Kristofer Hivju, Fanni Metelius

In this penetrating study of human weakness, Tomas (Kuhnke) is the patriarch of a Swedish family holidaying in the French Alps; confronted with what he wrongly thinks is a lethal avalanche, he abandons his family and boots it, pausing only for his gloves and iPhone. Östlund draws out the painfully comic consequences of his decision with impressive poise, credibility and wit.

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Innocent Sorcerers (Niewinni Czarodzieje)

Innocent Sorcerers (Niewinni Czarodzieje)
  • Poland
  • 87 min
  • Directed by: Andrzej Wajda
  • Written by: Jerzy Andrzejewski/Jerzy Skolimowski
  • Cast: Tadeusz Lomnicki, Krystyna Stypulkowska, Wanda Koczeska

A young doctor meets a young woman who he loses in the streets and has to find before the night is up.

Mon 27 Apr

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema.

Knife in the Water

Knife in the Water
  • 1962
  • 94 min
  • Directed by: Roman Polanski
  • Cast: Leon Niemczyk, Jolanta Umecka

Polanski came to prominence with this tight but imaginative three-character psychological study. A couple going on holiday pick up a hitch-hiker and soon dangerous emotional games are being played. The director's simple approach keeps the tension high and melodramatics low.

Fri 24 Apr

Featuring an introduction. Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema.

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
  • 2014
  • US
  • 105 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: David Zellner
  • Cast: Rinko Kikuchi, Nobuyuki Katsube, Shirley Venard, David Zellner, Nathan Zellner, Kanako Higashi

Kumiko (Kikuchi) is a young single woman who becomes obsessed with the Coen brothers' Fargo, and flees her horrible life in Tokyo to go to Minnesota in search of the film's fictional buried treasure. Kikuchi gives a stripped-back, almightily moving performance in a unique, funny and ultimately crushing exploration of loneliness.

Tue 21 Apr

The Last Day of Summer (Ostatni dzien lata)

The Last Day of Summer (Ostatni dzien lata)
  • 1958
  • Poland
  • 66 min
  • Directed by: Tadeusz Konwicki
  • Cast: Irena Laskowska, Jan Machulski

A man and a woman meet on a deserted beach, their obvious attraction undermined by traumatic wartime memories.

Wed 22 Apr

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema.

A Little Chaos

A Little Chaos
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 116 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Alan Rickman
  • Cast: Kate Winslet, Helen McCrory, Stanley Tucci

Sabine (Winslet), a widowed landscape gardener in 1682 Paris, is commissioned to work on the gardens of Versailles, but her friendship with the head gardener (Schoenaerts) provokes the fury of his scheming wife (McCrory). Crowd-pleasing period drama; what it lacks in historical accuracy it makes up for with fine performances, an engaging story and strong direction from Rickman.

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Mother Joan of the Angels

Mother Joan of the Angels
  • 1961
  • Poland
  • 101 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jerzy Kawalerowicz
  • Cast: Lucyna Winnicka, Mieczyslaw Voit

A convent of nuns is supposed possessed by demons and a priest is sent to save them in this 16th-century-set religious thriller.

Thu 23 Apr

Featuring an introduction. Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema.

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
  • 2014
  • US
  • PG
  • Directed by: Shawn Levy
  • Cast: Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Dan Stevens, Ricky Gervais, Rebel Wilson, Ben Kingsley, Owen Wilson

Former museum nightwatchman Larry (Stiller), now a manager at New York's Museum of Natural History, goes to London to rekindle a magical object. Stiller looks bored, and despite some refreshing cameos and the last, shining glimpse of Williams, it's so laboured and lousy it makes you want to punch yourself in the face.

Sun 26 Apr

Salto

Salto
  • 1965
  • Poland
  • 104 min
  • Directed by: Tadeusz Konwicki
  • Cast: Zbigniew Cybulski, Gustaw Holoubek, Marta Lipinska

A mysterious man arrives in a small country town and demands sanctuary.

Sat 25 Apr

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema.

The Saragossa Manuscript

The Saragossa Manuscript
  • 1964
  • Poland
  • 182 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Wojciech Has
  • Written by: Tadeusz Kwiatkowski, Jan Potocki (novel)
  • Cast: Zbigniew Cybulski, Iga Cembrzyńska, Joanna Jędryka

Restored print of this outlandish film set in 18th century Spain where aristocrats, officers, rogues and scheming women slip between reality and the supernatural to create a dreamlike puzzle. A favourite film of Jerry Garcia, Scorsese and Coppola, all of who have been involved with the film's restoration onto this lovely 35mm print.

Sun 26 Apr

Featuring an introduction. Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema.

Selma

Selma
  • 2014
  • US
  • 128 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ava DuVernay
  • Cast: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth, Tom Wilkinson

The story of the 1965 civil rights marches from Selma to Montgomery, with Martin Luther King (Oyelowo) facing a nervous President Johnson (Wilkinson) and Alabama's racist Governor Wallace (Roth). Among a stellar cast Oyelowo is exceptional, and DuVernay and Webb capture both the greatness and the limitations of King's achievements. Essential.

Wed 22 Apr
Subtitled

BSL interpreted.

Something Different (O necem jinem)

Something Different (O necem jinem)
  • 1963
  • Czechoslovakia
  • 90 min
  • Directed by: Vera Chytilová
  • Cast: Vladimir Bosak, Eva Bosáková, Jirí Kodet

Czech director Chytilová contrasts the life of a housewife with that of an Olympic gymnast.

Wed 22 Apr

Tell England

Tell England
  • 1931
  • UK
  • 80 min
  • Directed by: Anthony Asquith/Geoffrey Barkas
  • Cast: Fay Compton, Tony Bruce, Carl Harbord

WWI drama co-directed by the son of one-time Prime Minister Asquith.

Sat 25 Apr

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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