Filmhouse Cinema

West End

Art house releases, special events and a buzzing cafe-bar make this Edinburgh's foremost independent cinema

Billing itself as 'Edinburgh's foremost independent cinema', the Filmhouse is the best place to go for art house releases, with seasons, special screenings and a buzzing cafe-bar all part of the appeal. It's also the home of several annual film festivals, not least the Edinburgh International Film Festival every June.

Venue name: Filmhouse Cinema
Contact:
Address: 88 Lothian Road
Edinburgh
EH3 9BZ
Price: £5-£8.20
  • The only survivor when a car plunges into a river, Mary Henry (Hilligoss) emerges on to a sandbank like a sodden sleepwalker. Shortly afterwards, en route to Utah to take up a job as a church organist, Mary is frightened by a ghostly apparition, a...
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  • Adapted by Ian McEwan from one of his own stories, this is a film of moods, overheard indistinct voices, slowed hypnotic time, and particularly a troubling sense of false security and impending tragedy. In a pot-addled Thames-side commune, Tom, a ...
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    • 4 out of 5 stars
    The title means ‘bad hair’, the chief bugbear for Venezuelan nine-year-old Junior (Samuel Lange Zambrano), who just wants to wear snazzy clothes, have glorious shiny locks and be a successful singer, rather than live out his life stuck in a brutal...
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    • 4 out of 5 stars
    Berlin, 1811. Heinrich (Christian Friedel) is an author with a melancholy disposition. Henriette (Birte Schnoeink) is a woman determined to live out her life in deference to her businessman husband (Stephan Grossmann). The writer is smitten at fir...
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    • 4 out of 5 stars
    According to Hollywood legend, the Oscars banned animals from being eligible for Best Actor after German shepherd Rin Tin Tin won most votes in 1929. That won’t sound so ridiculous if you watch this powerful Hungarian drama featuring the Al Pacino...
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  • Time Out says
    • 4 out of 5 stars
    Cinema doesn’t come much more exuberant, musical and raw than French-Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan’s ‘Mommy’. It’s the tale of a wild, gurning teen, Steve (Antoine-Olivier Pilon), an angel face hiding devilish deeds. Steve has severe ADHD, which...
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  • Time Out says
    • 4 out of 5 stars
    Comedy seldom travels well from one culture to another, but from the first, pre-credits episode of this engaging if uneven satire highlighting humanity's more basic instincts, it's clear the young Argentine writer-director Damián Szifron has a kna...
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  • Time Out says
    • 5 out of 5 stars
    For his latest exploration of an institution, the great American documentary-maker Frederick Wiseman, now in his mid-eighties, turns his inquisitive lens on the employees, patrons and paintings of London’s National Gallery. Time-wise it’s a mid-ra...
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  • Thu April 23rd 2015 - Sun April 26th 2015
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    88 Lothian Road Edinburgh Edinburgh EH3 9BZ
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