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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
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The Ballad of A Great Disordered Heart

The Ballad of A Great Disordered Heart

Discover Edinburgh's Little Ireland in this filmic exploration of the community through traditional music.

A lyrical new film rich in music in which fiddler Aidan O’Rourke investigates the past, present and future of his home in the heart of Edinburgh’s Little Ireland. Through the prism of traditional music, this film celebrates a community built on centuries of immigration and now on the brink of fading from memory. Made collectively by Becky Manson, Mark Cousins and Aidan O’Rourke.

Supported through

Supported by

A co-production by *Edinburgh International Festival and Hopscotch Films *

Presented in association with *Edinburgh International Film Festival *

Mon 15 Aug

£15

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Blind Ambition

Blind Ambition
  • 2021
  • Australia
  • 1h 36min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Robert Coe, Warwick Ross

Four men from Zimbabwe become South Africa's top wine tasters.

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Charlotte's Web

Charlotte's Web
  • 2006
  • USA
  • 1h 37min
  • U
  • Directed by: Gary Winick
  • Cast: Dakota Fanning, voices of Julia Roberts, Sam Shepherd, Steve Buscemi

Chirpy tot Fern (Fanning) rescues Wilbur the pig from a cruel farmyard fate for lovable arachnid Charlotte to eventually save the day in a bittersweet finale that touches on practical matters of life and death. Somewhere between the cutesy 'Babe' and Orwell's political 'Animal Farm' it should draw in children and nostalgic adults alike.

Sun 21 Aug

Hit the Road

Hit the Road
  • 2021
  • 1h 33min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Panah Panahi
  • Cast: Pantea Panahiha, Hasan Majuni, Rayan Sarlak, Amin Simiar

A middle-aged couple and their two sons are on a road trip across the Iranian countryside. Over the course of their journey, they bond over memories, grapple with fears of the unknown, fuss over their sick dog, and get on each others’ nerves. Only the mysterious older brother is quiet.

Sun 21 Aug
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My Old School

My Old School
  • 2022
  • UK
  • 1h 44min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jono McLeod
  • Cast: Alan Cumming, Clare Grogan, Lulu

In 1993, 16-year-old Brandon Lee enrolled at Bearsden Academy, a secondary school in a well-to-do suburb of Glasgow, Scotland. What followed over the next two years would become the stuff of legend. Brandon had been privately tutored in Canada while he accompanied his mother, an opera diva, on tour before her tragic death. The preternaturally bright student surprised teachers by blazing toward his goal of entering medical school, displaying a wealth of knowledge beyond his years. Brandon found friends despite his initial awkwardness. He took bullied students under his wing, introduced classmates to seminal retro bands, and even starred in the school's production of South Pacific. But then his unbelievable secret was revealed. Filmmaker Jono McLeod returns to his old school for a nostalgic look at the strange but true story of his former classmate, Brandon Lee. Utilizing playful, period-specific animation, a pitch-perfect soundtrack, the memories of students and teachers, and the talents of Alan Cumming to bring the tale to life, My Old School offers more than one surprise along the way.

Director

Jono McLeod

Cast

Alan Cumming

Sun 21 Aug
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Parent & baby
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Robust

Robust
  • 2021
  • France
  • 1h 35min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Constance Meyer
  • Cast: Gérard Depardieu, Déborah Lukumuena, Lucas Mortier, Megan Northam, Florence Janas, Steve Tientcheu

Larger than life in all conceivable ways, Gérard Depardieu can be a disruptive, unsteadying presence in films which fail to cater to the fact that he brings generous helping of Depardieu to any role he plays. Constance Meyer’s highly enjoyable Critics’ Week opener Robuste not only takes this on board, it runs with it, casting Depardieu as Georges, an ageing French actor with a tendency to crash motorbikes and to embark on drunken misadventures. “France without meat isn’t France,” he grumbles at one point, which is possibly the most Depardieu thing that anyone has ever said. The film’s secret weapon, however, is Déborah Lukumuena, supremely assured as Aïssa, the temporary security guard with whom Georges forges a grudging friendship.

Sun 21 Aug
Subtitled
Mon 22 Aug
Subtitled
Tue 23 Aug
Subtitled
Wed 24 Aug
Subtitled
Thu 25 Aug
Subtitled

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Star Trek: The Motion Picture
  • 1979
  • US
  • 2h 12min
  • U
  • Directed by: Robert Wise
  • Cast: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

The Star Trek franchise lurched back to life with this ambitious and great-looking but incredibly slow-moving debut flick; sequels honed the formula, but this first one consists largely of Kirk, Spock, Bones and the gang peering wonderingly at viewscreens.

Sun 21 Aug

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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