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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

Appropriate Behavior

Appropriate Behavior
  • 2014
  • US
  • 90 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Desiree Akhavan
  • Cast: Desiree Akhavan, Rebecca Henderson, Scott Adsit

Shirin (writer-director Akhavan) is a twentysomething Iranian-American bisexual woman, attempting to get a grip on the aftermath of her breakup with longterm girlfriend Maxine (Henderson). Akhavan's debut feature is an honest, hilarious and beautifully observed look at the things people do to distract themselves from their worries.

Sun 24 May

Over the Rainbow.

Argerich

Argerich
  • 2012
  • France/Switzerland
  • Directed by: Stéphanie Argerich

A family portrait of renowned pianist Martha Argerich.

Sun 24 May

Dark Horse

Dark Horse
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 85 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Louise Osmond

Cheery documentary about Dream Alliance, the racehorse bred in a South Wales back garden by barmaid and whippet breeder Jan Vokes, with the support of a co-operative of locals. Writer-director Osmond avoids predictability, keeping the story taut and engaging. Stirring, unsentimental and gripping.

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Edinburgh Napier University TV Graduate Show

A showcase of work by students from Edinburgh Napier University's TV course.

Tue 26 May

Fantastic Mr Fox

Fantastic Mr Fox
  • 2009
  • USA
  • 88 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Wes Anderson
  • Cast: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray

Anderson's inspired choice of stop-motion animation pays off in this beautiful and idiosyncratic adaptation of the well-loved children's tale. While kids may enjoy it, Anderson's typically arch humour is aimed more at their parents, who will also be impressed by the star-studded voice cast – Bill Murray as a badger lawyer anyone?

Sun 24 May

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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Gallipoli

Gallipoli
  • 1981
  • Australia
  • 110 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Peter Weir
  • Cast: Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, Bill Kerr

Two young Australian men join the army during WWI, and join the fighting in Europe. However, war time propaganda and nationalism didn't prepare them for the horrors of the trenches. And this is nothing compared to the looming carnage of the Gallipoli offensive.

Wed 27 May

The First World War in Cinema.

The Hour-Glass Sanatorium

The Hour-Glass Sanatorium
  • 1973

Floridly baroque journey of a man visiting a mysterious sanatorium.

Tue 26 May

Introduced by Dr Malgorzata Bugaj. Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema.

The Illumination (Iluminacja)

  • 1973
  • Poland
  • 91 min
  • Directed by: Krzysztof Zanussi
  • Cast: Stanislaw Latallo, Monika Dzienisiewicz-Olbrychska, Malgorzata Pritulak

Tabloid life of a physicist; his work, his love life and his quest for the meaning beyond.

Mon 25 May

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema.

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.

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.

Only Angels Have Wings

Only Angels Have Wings
  • 1939
  • US
  • 121 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Howard Hawks
  • Written by: Story:, Howard Hawks, Screenplay:, Jules Furthman
  • Cast: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur

Tough businessman Grant wins the heart of Arthur as he sends pilots on dangerous journeys carrying air freight across the Andes. Despite the fact that the action plays out almost entirely indoors, the film has a terrific sense of adventure but succeeds best as a complex character study.

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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.

Thu 28 May

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema.

Sun 31 May

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.

Stray Dogs (Jiao you)

Stray Dogs (Jiao you)
  • 2014
  • France/Taiwam
  • 138 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ming-liang Tsai
  • Written by: Peng Fei Song/Ming-liang Tsai
  • Cast: Shiang-chyi Chen, Kang-sheng Lee, Yi Cheng Lee

An alcoholic man and his two young children barely survive in Taipei. They cross path with a lonely grocery clerk who might help them make a better life.

Sun 24 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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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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