Filmhouse Cinema

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Filmhouse Cinema

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
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Address: 88 Lothian Road
Edinburgh
EH3 9BZ
Price: £5-£8.20
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  • Time Out says
    • 3 out of 5 stars
    Gérard Depardieu and Isabelle Huppert go meta in Guillaume Nicloux’s ‘Valley of Love’. The two legendary French actors play two legendary French actors called Gérard and Isabelle on a visit to oven-hot Death Valley. The Gérard and Isabelle of the ...
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  • Time Out says
    • 4 out of 5 stars
    After the campy in-flight antics of ‘I’m So Excited’ and the creepy shivers of ‘The Skin I Live In’, Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar is back on familiar ground with ‘Julieta’. A sombre, ravishing study of grief, guilt and burden, you could in al...
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  • Time Out says
    • 4 out of 5 stars
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  • Time Out says
    • 3 out of 5 stars
    This artful but unconvincing Venezuelan drama won the top prize at the Venice Film Festival last year, in what must have been a weak field. ‘From Afar’ is loosely a love story, though a deeply unromantic one. Middle-aged dental technician Armando ...
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  • Time Out says
    • 4 out of 5 stars
    This delightful film from French filmmaker Mia Hansen-Løve (‘Eden’, ‘Goodbye First Love’) is her first built around a genuine star. Isabelle Huppert gives a typically intelligent and low-key performance as Nathalie, a Parisian philosophy teacher a...
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  • Time Out says
    • 3 out of 5 stars
    Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass prompted widespread surprise with their decision to return to the Bourne series, despite the neat closure of trilogy capper The Bourne Ultimatum. Surely, we assumed, they must have a great reason to come back: some i...
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Daniele
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If you love art house films head straight for this beautiful cinema when in Edinburgh. Very good programme and a good cafe to meet like-minded people.