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Blancanieves A film by Pablo Berger

The Bling Ring Renoir Stories We Tell We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks The Deep Wadjda Blackfish Behind the Candelabra The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser The Paradise Trilogy Michael Haneke: Presented by Drambuie Ray Harryhausen



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The 7th Voyage of Sinbad 10 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance 15 All Stars 18 Amour 16 Armored Car Robbery 20 BAFTA Scotland Presents: Games Industry Secrets of Success 11 The Battle of the Sexes 4 Beauty 21 Behind the Candelabra 8 Benny’s Video 14 Blackfish 7 Blancanieves 6 The Bling Ring 4 Caché 16 The Castle 15 Clash of the Titans 11 Code Unknown 15 Come and See... 19 The Deep 6 Despicable Me 2 19 Education and Learning at Filmhouse 22 The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser 8 Epic 18 Filmhouse Cafe Bar & Quiz 11 Filmhouse Membership 24 Filmhouse Player 21 Fire in the Night 4 Funny Games 15 Funny Games U.S. 16 Ghosted 22 The Golden Voyage of Sinbad 10 Jason and the Argonauts 11 A Late Quartet 21 Like Someone In Love 7 Michael H - Profession: Director 14 Michael Haneke: Presented by Drambuie 14-16

My Neighbour Totoro 18 Mysterious Island 10 Our Children 4 Paradise: Faith 9 Paradise: Hope 9 Paradise: Love 9 The Paradise Trilogy 9 Paris-Manhattan 7 Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief 18 The Piano Teacher 15 Queen Margaret University Degree Show 22 Ray Harryhausen 10-11 Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan 10 Renoir 5 Richard Fleischer 20 The Seventh Continent 14 Sound It Out 21 Spirited Away 18 The Stoker 8 Stories We Tell 5 The Time of the Wolf 15 The Vikings 20 Violent Saturday 20 Wadjda 6 We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks 5 Weans’ World 18-19 The White Ribbon 16 Willow 19 The Women 19 Filmhouse email list For screening times, news and competitions, join our email list at www. Filmhouse mailing list To have this monthly programme sent to you for a year, send £7 (cheques payable to Filmhouse Ltd) with your name and address and the month you wish your subscription to start, or subscribe in person at the box office or by phone on 0131 228 2688. Facebook News, updates and competitions: Twitter Follow @Filmhouse for news & updates

AUDIODESCRIPTIONANDSUBTITLES In all three screens we have a system which enables us, whenever the necessary digital files are available, to show onscreen subtitles for customers who are deaf or hard of hearing, and provide audio description (via infra-red headsets) for those who are sight-impaired. This issue, all screenings of The Bling Ring will have audio description, and the following screenings will have subtitles: Behind the Candelabra at 6.00pm on Tue 2 July The Bling Ring at 1.10pm on Sat 27 July

FORCRYINGOUTLOUD Screenings for carers and their babies!

Renoir – Mon 8 July at 11am Stories We Tell – Mon 15 July at 11am Wadjda – Mon 22 July at 11am Blancanieves – Mon 29 July at 11am Screenings are limited to babies under 12 months accompanied by no more than two adults. Baby changing, bottle warming and buggy parking facilities are available. Tickets £4.50/£3.50 concessions per adult.

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Good Weather is Bad Box Office As I gaze out over the Capital House car park, across the charmingly-monickered Chuckie Pend (the lane behind Filmhouse, aka Morrison Street Lane), it’s a glorious, blue-sky, June day. Whilst I would not wish to deny any of you some sunshine – heaven knows you’ve all paid your dues vis-à-vis the weather – my enjoyment of it is always tempered by the well-worn film industry adage at the top of this page. Maybe I need to get over it, leave such thoughts in the office, and enjoy the sunshine. Maybe I just need to get out more! But I suspect only your attendance in our darkened rooms can stop me worrying. My contentment, dear readers, is in your hands... By the time this programme kicks in, the awesome 2013 edition of EIFF will just have passed, and by no coincidence whatever we find ourselves showing a lot of films they brought to the city first! (Well, he’s a man of taste is EIFF director Chris Fujiwara.) First up is Sofia Coppola’s indictment of celebrity-obsessed society, The Bling Ring; Stories We Tell is Sarah Polley’s brilliant documentary about her family’s history, and in particular the actual question of her own parentage; from Iceland, The Deep tells the miraculous true story of the sole survivor of a fishing trawler wreck; Alex Gibney’s supremely timely (given arch-leaker Bradley Manning’s ongoing trial) and feisty We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks needs little explanation beyond that given by its title; and Fire in the Night recounts what happened the night of the worst offshore disaster the oil industry has ever seen, on the Piper Alpha North Sea platform, some 25 years ago. The Goya (Spanish ‘Oscar’)-winning Blancanieves (Snow White) is, à la the Oscar-winning The Artist of last year, a stunning, delightful homage to silent cinema; Wadjda, as well as being the first film made entirely within the kingdom of Saudi Arabia AND directed by a woman, is also a winning, handsomely crafted, utterly charming coming-of-age tale about a young girl who wants a bike, in a country were young girls don’t ride bikes; Renoir takes a beautiful, atmospheric, pastoral stroll through the latter years of the great artist (Auguste), paying particular attention to his relationship with his yet-to-be great filmmaker son (Jean); and Blackfish exposes the very dark side of keeping killer whales, including the infamous Tilikum, in captivity. Delightedly, we’re also screening the BFI restoration/reissue of Werner Herzog’s The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser, and the doyen of European cinema, Michael Haneke, gets a full feature film retrospective, which we are only able to do with the help of our very good friends at Drambuie. And lastly, does anyone out there know why Chuckie Pend is called Chuckie Pend? It’s a question that crosses my mind just about every day… [Yeah, you definitely need to get out more. - Ed.] Rod White, Head of Filmhouse



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Our Children À perdre la raison

The Battle Of The Sexes

The Bling Ring

Mon 1 to Thu 4 Jul

Mon 1 to Thu 4 Jul

Fri 5 Jul to Thu 1 Aug

Joachim Lafosse • Belgium/Luxembourg/France/Switzerland 2012 1h51m • DCP • French and Arabic with English subtitles 15 – Contains distressing scenes Cast: Niels Arestrup, Tahar Rahim, Émilie Dequenne, Stéphane Bissot, Mounia Raoui.

James Erskine & Zara Hayes • UK 2013 • 1h23m • DCP PG – Contains mild language and sex references • Documentary

Sofia Coppola • USA 2013 • 1h30m • DCP 15 – Contains strong language and drug use Cast: Katie Chang, Israel Broussard, Emma Watson, Claire Julien, Taissa Farmiga.

Based on a true story, celebrated director Joachim Lafosse’s intense, multi-layered dissection of an unorthodox family unit won Émilie Dequenne the prestigious Best Actress Award at last year’s Cannes Film Festival. Young and full of life, Murielle (Dequenne, Rosetta) has a promising future ahead of her when she meets and falls head over heels for Mounir (Tahar Rahim, A Prophet). A wedding soon follows, and the happy couple quickly set about starting a family. However, with family comes ties, and none come as tight as that between Mounir and his adoptive father Dr Pinget (Niels Arestrup, also in A Prophet). As the family grows, friction increases, and, helpless to extract her husband and children from the comfortable nest that Pinget has provided for them, Murielle is drawn into the unhealthy family dynamic. All sense of reason begins to abandon her, and there seems to be only one way out of this nightmare.

“I wasn’t just playing for myself. This was for everybody.” Tennis star and women’s rights activist Billie Jean King won a total of 39 Grand Slam titles, but the biggest match of her career took place in 1973 against former men’s champion Bobby Riggs, a self-proclaimed male chauvinist pig who declared that, even at the age of 55, he could beat any woman in the world. A rousing and hugely enjoyable documentary with a great soundtrack.

Fire in the Night Mon 1 to Sat 6 Jul Anthony Wonke • UK 2013 • 1h33m • DCP • 15 • Documentary

The world’s worst offshore disaster remembered, 25 years on. In tense detail, this riveting new documentary explores the 6 July 1988 disaster on the North Sea oil rig Piper Alpha. The film skilfully combines archival footage and audio recordings with present-day filmed interviews to recreate the suspense and horror of the disaster and to unfold the complex emotions of those who survived.

Sofia Coppola’s latest is based on an incredible true story. A group of L.A. high school friends track the activities of celebrities online so that they can rob their homes. Motivated less by greed than by a fascination with status brands and famous people, the gang target Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom, Rachel Bilson, Lindsay Lohan and others, bragging of their intimacy with their victims. A biting, stylish take on celebrity culture.


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Stories We Tell

Fri 5 to Thu 11 Jul

Fri 12 to Thu 18 Jul

Gilles Bourdos • France 2012 • 1h51m • DCP French and Italian with English subtitles • cert tbc Cast: Michel Bouquet, Christa Theret, Vincent Rottiers, Thomas Doret, Romane Bohringer.

Sarah Polley • Canada 2012 • 1h49m • DCP 12A – Contains one use of strong language and infrequent moderate sex references • Documentary

The Côte d’Azur, 1915. In his twilight years, Auguste Renoir is tormented by the loss of his wife, the pains of arthritic old age and the terrible news that his son Jean has been wounded in action. But when a beautiful young woman, Andrée, enters his world, the old painter is filled with a new, wholly unexpected energy. Back at the family home to convalesce, Jean too falls under Andrée’s spell... and, within weak-willed, battle-shaken Jean, a filmmaker begins to grow. Gilles Bourdos’s drama is a lyrical period piece with wonderful performances, based on real events and beautifully shot in the south of France.

Actor and director Sarah Polley’s first feature documentary is a beautifully-structured investigation into the history of her own family – in particular her mother, who died when Polley was eleven. Layering interviews with family members and friends with archive footage and a recording of her father’s witty and revealing memoir, Polley builds up an enthralling collage of fact, hearsay and memory as she strives to find out the truth about her mother, and, by extension, herself.



We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks Fri 12 to Thu 25 Jul Alex Gibney • USA 2013 • 2h10m • DCP 15 – Contains strong real images of violence and strong language • Documentary

Exposing the truth behind exposing the truth. A young, unhappy American soldier presses a key on his computer and changes the world forever. Fascinating, frightening, and factual. Oscar-winning documentary director Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) tackles the WikiLeaks phenomenon, adjusting the conventional focus to highlight crucial background stories whilst giving chase to the controversial website’s elusive, enigmatic figurehead, Julian Assange. After the 5.45pm screening on Tuesday 23 July there will be an open discussion on the issues raised by the film, led by a representative of the Humanist Society of Scotland. Humanism is an ethical stance which asserts that we can lead good lives guided by compassion and reason, rather than religion or superstition. Humanists are vitally concerned with issues that affect our world.



New releases







The Deep Djúpio

Blancanieves Snow White


Fri 12 to Thu 18 Jul

Fri 19 Jul to Thu 1 Aug

Fri 19 to Thu 25 Jul

Baltasar Kormákur • Iceland 2012 • 1h35m DCP • Icelandic with English subtitles 12A – Contains infrequent strong language and moderate threat Cast: Olafur Darri Olafsson, Jóhann G Jóhannsson, Thorbjörg Helga Thorgilsdóttir, Theodór Júlíusson, María Sigurdardóttir.

Pablo Berger • Spain/France 2012 • 1h44m • DCP Spanish with English subtitles • 12A – Contains bullfighting scenes and infrequent moderate sex references Cast: Maribel Verdú, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Ángela Molina, Pere Ponce, Macarene García.

Haifaa Al-Mansour • Saudi Arabia/Germany 2012 • 1h38m DCP • Arabic with English subtitles • cert tbc Cast: Reem Abdullah, Waad Mohammed, Abdullrahman Al Gohani, Ahd, Sultan Al Assaf.

Breathtaking seascapes frame this fascinating study of a reluctant national hero.

A wildly imaginative reinvention of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale Snow White, brought to life in the style of classic silent cinema, shot in gorgeous monochrome and featuring a stirring flamenco score. The film won 10 Goyas, including Best Film and awards for both lead actresses.

When a fishing boat sinks in the stormy waters off the coast of Iceland every member of the crew perishes... except for one. What makes Gulli different and how did he manage to endure almost nine hours in the frozen sea? Based on astonishing true facts, this is the story of how one man’s innate survival instinct shocked an army of medical professionals and came to symbolise the strength and determination of a nation.

Set in a romanticised 1920s Seville, director Pablo Berger’s beautifully realised melodrama follows Carmen, the daughter of a famous bullfighter, who lives under the tyrannical rule of her monstrous, evil stepmother. She escapes and joins a troupe of bullfighting dwarves, and, due to her beauty and natural talent in the ring, she becomes a star. But her stepmother, jealous of the attention Carmen is receiving, plots her downfall...

A groundbreaking drama, shot entirely in Saudi Arabia and the first feature by a female Saudi filmmaker, Wadjda gives us a rare glimpse of everyday life in Riyadh, and presents us with a charming and inspiring young hero in the shape of a smart, streetwise ten-year-old girl. Wadjda, lives in Riyadh with her mother, a beautiful young woman whose absentee husband is about to take a second wife. Wadjda’s dearest wish is to own a beautiful bicycle she’s spotted in a local shop – she wants be able to race her friend Abdullah, a neighbourhood boy. To raise the money she enters her school’s Koran recital competition with her eye on the cash prize. But Saudi society isn’t keen on strong-willed young girls who ride bicycles, and Wadjda has to fight for what should be hers by right.

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Like Someone In Love

Tue 23 to Thu 25 Jul

Fri 26 Jul to Thu 1 Aug

Mon 29 July to Thu 1 Aug

Sophie Lellouche • France 2012 • 1h20m • DCP French with English subtitles • cert tbc Cast: Alice Taglioni, Patrick Bruel, Marine Delterme, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Michel Aumont.

Gabriela Cowperthwaite • USA 2013 • 1h22m DCP • English and Spanish with English subtitles cert tbc • Documentary

Abbas Kiarostami • France/Japan 2012 • 1h50m DCP • Japanese with English subtitles 12A – Contains moderate sex references Cast: Tadashi Okuno, Rin Takanashi, Ryo Kase, Denden, Reiko Mori.

Dreamy pharmacist Alice is totally obsessed with the works of Woody Allen. She surrounds herself with images of him, continually quotes lines from his films and even prescribes her customers DVDs of his movies to help alleviate their ailments; it’s little wonder she’s still single in her thirties! Alice’s increasingly concerned family hopes to cure her fixation by setting her up with a handsome Frenchman, but he quickly realises that he’s no match for the man of her dreams... A fun and brazenly nostalgic comedy which playfully pokes fun at France’s ongoing love affair with the acclaimed New York auteur.

Matinee Special! If you’re a Senior Citizen you can go to a matinee screening and get either soup of the day OR a cup of tea or coffee and a traycake for only £7! Offer runs from Mondays to Thursdays inclusive and only applies to screenings starting before 5.00pm. Ask for the Matinee Special deal at the box office and you’ll receive a voucher which can be exchanged in the café bar between 1.30pm and 5.00pm that day only. Offer is subject to availability and only available in person.

In the summer of 2010, Dawn Brancheau, an experienced and skilful SeaWorld trainer, died following an incident involving Tilikum, a 12,000-pound orca. Media reports called it a freak accident, SeaWorld said these things almost never happened, the animals were happy and the trainers safe. But filmmaker Gabriela Cowperthwaite, who had recently visited SeaWorld with her children, wondered if there was more to the story than first appeared. Why would a highly intelligent animal attack its trainer – in effect, bite the hand that feeds it? Investigating further, she was shocked to discover that Tilikum had been involved in an earlier incident at another marine park, and that attacks on humans by killer whales in captivity were actually fairly commonplace (though unheard of in the wild). This gripping and moving film, which includes distressing footage and emotional interviews, reveals how the treatment of these magnificent animals in captivity has turned them from sociable, loving creatures into potential killers.

Akiko (Rin Takanashi) is a beautiful, reserved young student who works as a prostitute on the side. Takeshi (Denden) is her client, an elderly academic who could be her grandfather. Noriaki (Ryo Kase) is Akiko’s verbose, insecure boyfriend, unaware of her double life. At least that’s who they are as Abbas Kiarostami’s Tokyo-set film sets up its narrative. Yet, as always with the Iranian master’s key works, identity is a slippery, mysterious thing. In Kiarostami’s universe – and in ours – relationships are infinitely elastic and subject to context that can twist unexpectedly, upending the meaning of who we are entirely. While the film progresses, its characters refuse to play out their roles in the usual manner. Even the director, you might argue, evades and resists his usual role.



Maybe you missed/Restored classic







Behind the Candelabra

The Stoker Kochegar

The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

Mon 1 to Thu 4 Jul

Mon 8 to Thu 11 Jul

Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle

Steven Soderbergh • USA 2013 • 1h58m • DCP 15 – Contains strong language, sex, sex references and drug use Cast: Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Rob Lowe, Scott Bakula, Debbie Reynolds.

Alexey Balabanov • Russia 2010 • 1h27m DCP • Russian with English subtitles 15 – Contains strong sex, violence and sexual violence Cast: Mikhail Skryabin, Yuri Matveev, Alexander Mosin, Aida Tumutova, Anna Korotayeva.

Fri 5 to Thu 11 Jul

A second chance to see Filmhouse’s first release as distributor, a fascinating, atmospheric, stylistic tour-de-force of idiosyncratic filmmaking..

The best by far of the various films about the full-grown man who turned up out of the blue in 19th-century Germany, barely able to walk or talk, and became a figure of fame and controversy among doctors, scientists and educationalists of the day. Wisely, Herzog hardly bothers about Hauser’s origins and mysterious fate, choosing instead to compare Kaspar – an innocent at the mercy of a society too sure of itself – with the mostly liberal but blinkered rationalists who determine to shape his new life. Bruno S, himself something of an outcast, plays Kaspar to perfection, while Herzog brings a rare lyricism to his account of purity imperilled by contact with civilisation. Arguably his warmest and most poignant feature.

Before Elvis, before Elton John, Madonna and Lady Gaga, there was Liberace: virtuoso pianist, outrageous entertainer and flamboyant star of stage and television. A name synonymous with showmanship, extravagance and candelabras, he was a world-renowned performer with a flair that endeared him to his audiences and created a loyal fan base spanning his 40-year career. Liberace lived lavishly and embraced a lifestyle of excess both on and off stage. In the summer of 1977, handsome young stranger Scott Thorson walked into his dressing room and, despite their age difference, the two embarked on a secret five-year love affair. Steven Soderbergh’s sumptuous film, featuring wonderful performances from Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, takes a behind-the-scenes look at their tempestuous relationship.

“Much more than a biopic about Liberace, this expertly assembled film recounts a true love story in a way we rarely see on screen: with honest humour, real feeling and startling insight.” - Shadows on the Wall SUBTITLEDSCREENING See page 2 for details.

Set in the mid 1990s outside St Petersburg, The Stoker tells the story of an ethnic Yakut, Major Skryabin, a shell-shocked veteran of the Afghan-Soviet War, who works as a stoker. Living in the incinerator room, the Major shovels coal all day, and fills his spare time writing a novel about a Russian criminal sent into exile in Yakutia in the XIX century, whilst turning a blind eye to his former military comrade-turnedhitman, the Sergeant, who arrives to dispose of bodies. But even our compliant stoker has his limits… This harsh, disturbing, minimalist, relentlessly evenly-paced, pitch-black comedy/drama gradually and steadily assumes considerable power, as Balabanov deftly teases our expectations, most notably, perhaps, with an ironic jaunty Latin-inflected, electro-folk score which works to perfection. Also available on Filmhouse Player from 12 July – see page 21 or go to for more information.

Werner Herzog • West Germany 1974 • 1h49m DCP • German with English subtitles • PG Cast: Bruno S, Walter Ladengast, Brigitte Mira, Willy Semmelrogge, Michael Kroecher.

Screening in a new digital restoration.

The Paradise Trilogy




The Paradise Trilogy

Paradise: Faith Paradies: Glaube

Paradise: Hope Paradies: Hoffnung

Fri 9 to Sun 11 Aug at 3.30pm + 8.45pm

Fri 23 to Sun 25 Aug at 3.30pm + 8.45pm

Ulrich Seidl • Austria/Germany/France 2012 • 1h53m DCP • German and Arabic with English subtitles • cert tbc Cast: Maria Hofstätter, Nabil Saleh, Natalya Baranova, Rene Rupnik, Daniel Hoesl.

Ulrich Seidl • Austria/France/Germany 2013 • 1h40m DCP • German with English subtitles • cert tbc Cast: Melanie Lenz, Verena Lehbauer, Joseph Lorenz, Michael Thomas, Viviane Bartsch.

Austrian iconoclast Ulrich Seidl’s Paradise trilogy is an epic thematic tapestry telling the story of three women, whose stories delicately cross over between films, each finding themselves at a turning point in their lives while on a journey to find happiness.

The second film of Ulrich Seidl’s Paradise trilogy follows Anna Maria (Maria Hofstatter, one of the director’s frequent collaborators), the fanatically religious self-flagellating sister of the main character from Paradise: Love, who decides to spend her vacation time doing missionary work in the suburbs of Vienna. With a foot-high statue of the Virgin Mary in tow, she travels through immigrant communities imposing her beliefs on those she meets. Her work is interrupted by the surprise return of her husband Nabil (Nabil Saleh), an Egyptian Muslim who has been absent for two years and is now confined to a wheelchair. He is shocked by the change in his wife, and the two soon engage in an abrasive theological face-off.

Ulrich Seidl’s Paradise trilogy concludes as it began, with divorced mother Teresa sending her daughter Melanie off to weight loss camp, but this final chapter has a lighter touch and a surprising sweetness. A chubby 13-year-old, Melanie (Melanie Lenz) is not at all excited about this drab, industrialised campground in the middle of the woods where dieticians and fitness coaches impose a boot-camp style regimen. That is, until she meets Verena (Verena Lehbauer), a ribald cabin mate who loves to share tales of her extensive sexual experience, and even sneaks Melanie into town for a spirited night of drinking and dancing.

Paradise: Love Paradies: Liebe Fri 26 to Sun 28 Jul Ulrich Seidl • Austria/Germany/France 2012 • 2h • DCP German, English and Swahili with English subtitles 18 – Contains strong sex and nudity Cast: Margarete Tiesel, Peter Kazungu, Inge Maux, Dunja Sowinetz.

Paradise: Love follows 50-year-old divorcee Teresa, who sends her daughter to weight loss camp before heading to the Kenyan beaches for a vacation. There, a friend introduces her to the world of sexual tourism, where older women become ‘Sugar Mamas’ for strapping young beach boys. Uncomfortable at first, Teresa eventually meets Munga, a more sensitive suitor who seems to feel a genuine affection towards the older woman. But it soon becomes unclear who is the exploiter and who is the exploited. Seidl sets the tone for the trilogy with his signature blend of realism, social commentary, and warped humour. Giving a truly brave performance is lead actress Margarete Tiesel, who embodies the tragedy of a woman looking for true romance in a society where that is the one thing money cannot buy.

With Paradise: Faith, Seidl gleefully examines the hypocrisies of religious zealotry through expressive confrontation, satire, and a shockingly explicit chance encounter. But the film also shows tenderness, as the relationship between husband and wife, fractured as it may have become, is their true saving grace.

While Paradise: Hope contains all the hallmarks of Seidl’s distinctive and provocative style, here he fills the story with a sensitive openness, with Melanie as a particularly poignant heroine, that provides an unexpected and refreshing finale to the series, ending on a true note of hope.

TICKETDEALS See all three films in this season and get 15% off This offer is available online, in person and on the phone, on both full price and concession price tickets. Tickets must all be bought at the same time.



Ray Harryhausen



Ray Harryhausen Ray Harryhausen, visual effects pioneer and stop-motion model animator, died on 7 May 2013 at the age of 92. Harryhausen’s influence on today’s filmmakers was enormous; Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Peter Jackson, George Lucas, John Landis and Nick Park have cited Harryhausen as being the man whose work inspired their own creations. Harryhausen’s fascination with animated models began when he first saw Willis O’Brien’s creations in King Kong in 1933, and he made his first foray into filmmaking in 1935 with home movies that featured his youthful attempts at model animation. Over the years he worked on some of the fantasy genre’s best known movies, and is perhaps best remembered for his extraordinary animation of seven skeletons in Jason and the Argonauts (1963), which took him three months to film. Harryhausen’s genius was in being able to bring his models alive. Whether they were prehistoric dinosaurs or mythological creatures, in his hands they were no longer puppets but became instead characters in their own right, just as important as the actors they played against and in most cases even more so.


Mysterious Island

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad

Sat 13 Jul at 12.50pm & Sun 14 Jul at 3.30pm

Sat 20 Jul at 1.00pm & Sun 21 Jul at 3.30pm

Cy Endfield • UK/USA 1961 • 1h41m • 35mm • U Cast: Michael Craig, Joan Greenwood, Michael Callan, Herbert Lom.

Nathan Juran • USA 1958 • 1h28m • DCP • U Cast: Kerwin Mathews, Kathryn Grant, Richard Eyer, Torin Thatcher, Alec Mango.

During the US Civil War, a group of Union soldiers escape from a Confederate stockade in a hydrogen balloon, only to be blown out to sea by a violent storm and marooned on an uncharted island. They soon encounter the island’s bizarre wildlife – an enormous crab, a huge chicken, mansized bees – and begin to suspect they’re being watched...

Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan Sun 14 Jul at 1.00pm Gilles Penso • France 2011 • 1h37m • DCP PG – Contains mild fantasy violence • Documentary

A look at the pioneering work of Ray Harryhausen, featuring unprecedented access to his workshop and model collection, previously unseen footage, and interviews with Harryhausen himself plus some of the filmmakers who have been influenced by him, including Peter Jackson, Nick Park, Terry Gilliam, John Landis and Guillermo Del Toro. TICKETDEALS Buy any three (or more) tickets for films in this season and get 15% off Buy any six (or more) tickets for films in this season and get 25% off These offers are available online, in person and on the phone, on both full price and concession price tickets. Tickets must all be bought at the same time.

Sinbad is sailing to Baghdad, accompanied by Princess Parisa, his future bride. A violent storm blows the ship off course, and the travellers land on the island of Colossa, where they find the sorcerer Sokurah being chased by a monstrous cyclops from whom he has stolen a magic lamp. Sinbad fends off the cyclops, and with help from the lamp’s genie they are able to escape. But that’s just the beginning of their adventures... Harryhausen’s first colour film is also one of the greatest achievements in fantasy filmmaking since King Kong, featuring a baby roc and its giant mother, a fire-breathing dragon and a sword-fighting skeleton.

The Golden Voyage of Sinbad Sat 27 Jul at 1.00pm & Sun 28 Jul at 3.30pm Gordon Hessler • USA 1973 • 1h45m • 35mm • U Cast: John Phillip Law, Caroline Munro, Tom Baker, Douglas Wilmer, Martin Shaw.

The second of Harryhausen’s three Sinbad epics, this film finds the titular hero played by John Phillip Law, while the principal villain, Koura, is portrayed by future Dr Who Tom Baker. The plot sends Sinbad and his crew on a quest for a valuable and magical golden tablet. Harryhausen’s ‘Dynamation’ highlights include a six-armed statue, a oneeyed centaur and a flying griffin.

Ray Harryhausen/BAFTA Scotland/Filmhouse Cafe Bar



Jason and the Argonauts


Sat 3 Aug at 1.00pm & Sun 4 Aug at 3.30pm Don Chaffey • UK/USA 1963 • 1h44m • DCP • U Cast: Todd Armstrong, Nancy Kovack, Gary Raymond, Laurence Naismith, Honor Blackman.

Jason sets out on a perilous quest to find the Golden Fleece, leading a team of adventurers called the Argonauts. Along the way they encounter a multitude of monsters including bronze giant Talos, the Harpies, the Hydra and an army of skeletons. As well as Harryhausen’s pioneering special effects, Jason and the Argonauts features an exciting score by Bernard Herrmann, who gives each monster its own theme.

Clash of the Titans Sat 10 Aug at 1.00pm & Sun 11 Aug at 3.30pm Desmond Davis • USA 1981 • 1h58m • 35mm • 12A Cast: Laurence Olivier, Harry Hamlin, Claire Bloom, Maggie Smith, Judi Bowker.

Perseus, the mortal son of Zeus, goes on a quest to win the hand of the beautiful Andromeda and defeat her former betrothed Calibos, who has been turned into a monster. With the help of the poet Ammon and a robot owl, Perseus must also catch and tame the winged horse Pegasus, overcome some giant scorpions, and behead the evil Medusa, all in an attempt to stop Andromeda from being sacrificed to the giant creature known as the Kraken.

BAFTA Scotland presents: Games Industry Secrets of Success Sat 20 Jul at 10.30am 1h30m

In a new partnership with Filmhouse, BAFTA Scotland will present four informative and interactive panel sessions on the screen industries, covering Games, Television, Music and Film. In this inaugural event join host Brian Baglow as we hear some Scottish success stories from our flourishing games development industry. Did you know that Scotland is home to over 80 games companies and ranks 3rd in Europe’s top 50 game developer locations? Discover more about Scotland’s games industry, see some cool games in action and learn how developers are working with television and film companies to create licensed products. The panel session is followed by a Q&A where you can join the conversation. Tickets £4/3 concessions, available from Filmhouse. Free for BAFTA members – book via


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1 July - 1 August 2013

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Mon 1 Behind the Candelabra 1 2 Our Children Jul 3 The Battle Of The Sexes 3 Fire in the Night

2.30/6.00/8.40 3.35/6.15/8.45 3.30/8.25 6.10

Tue 1 Behind the Candelabra 2 1 Behind the Candelabra (S) Jul 1 Ghosted 2 Epic (WW) 2 Our Children 3 Fire in the Night 3 Armored Car Robbery (RF) 3 The Battle Of The Sexes

2.30 6.00 (subtitled) 8.15 + discussion 1.30 3.35/6.15/8.45 3.30 6.30 8.25

Tue 1 The Bling Ring (AD) 9 2 My Neighbour Totoro (WW) Jul 2 Renoir 3 The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser 3 The Stoker

2.30/6.00/8.15 1.40 3.40/6.10/8.40 3.30/8.30 6.30

Tue 1 The Bling Ring (AD) 16 2 Spirited Away (WW) Jul 2 We Steal Secrets... WikiLeaks 2 Stories We Tell 3 Stories We Tell 3 The Deep

2.30/6.00/8.15 12.45 3.15/6.05 8.50 3.30 6.30/8.45

Wed 1 The Bling Ring (AD) 10 2 My Neighbour Totoro (WW) Jul 2 Renoir 2 The Seventh Continent (MH) 3 The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser 3 The Stoker

2.30/6.00/8.15 1.40 3.40/8.40 6.10 3.30/6.15 8.50

Wed 1 The Bling Ring (AD) 17 2 Spirited Away (WW) Jul 2 We Steal Secrets... WikiLeaks 2 Stories We Tell 3 The Deep 3 71 Fragments... (MH)

2.30/6.00/8.15 12.45 3.15/6.05 8.50 3.30/8.45 6.30

Wed 1 Behind the Candelabra 3 2 Epic (WW) Jul 2 Our Children 3 The Battle Of The Sexes 3 Fire in the Night

2.30/6.00/8.40 1.30 3.35/6.15/8.45 3.30/6.10 8.25

Thu 1 The Bling Ring (AD) 11 2 My Neighbour Totoro (WW) Jul 2 Renoir 2 The Seventh Continent (MH) 3 The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser 3 The Stoker

2.30/6.00/8.15 1.40 3.40/6.10 8.40 3.30/6.15 8.50

Thu 1 Behind the Candelabra 4 1 Queen Margaret University Jul 2 Epic (WW) 2 Our Children 3 Fire in the Night 3 Violent Saturday (RF) 3 The Battle Of The Sexes

2.30/5.45 8.30 1.30 3.35/6.00/8.45 3.30 6.15 8.25

Thu 1 The Bling Ring (AD) 18 2 Spirited Away (WW) Jul 2 Stories We Tell 2 We Steal Secrets... WikiLeaks 3 The Deep 3 71 Fragments... (MH)

2.30/6.00/8.15 12.45 3.15/6.05 8.30 3.30/6.30 8.45

Fri 1 The Bling Ring (AD) 12 1 The Bling Ring (AD) Jul 2 Stories We Tell 2 We Steal Secrets... WikiLeaks 3 We Steal Secrets... WikiLeaks 3 The Deep

1.00/3.05/5.10 7.15/9.20 1.10/6.15 3.30/8.35 1.15 4.00/6.30/8.45

Fri 1 Blancanieves 19 2 The Bling Ring (AD) Jul 2 Wadjda 3 We Steal Secrets... WikiLeaks 3 The Bling Ring (AD)

1.00/3.30/6.00/8.30 1.10/8.15 3.15/5.45 1.15/8.20 4.00/6.10

Fri 1 The Bling Ring (AD) 5 1 The Bling Ring (AD) Jul 2 Renoir 3 The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser 3 Fire in the Night

1.00/3.05/5.10 7.15/9.20 1.10/3.40/6.10/8.40 1.15/3.35/8.30 6.00

Sat 1 Mysterious Island (RH) 13 1 The Bling Ring (AD) Jul 2 Stories We Tell 2 We Steal Secrets... WikiLeaks 3 We Steal Secrets... WikiLeaks 3 The Deep

12.50 3.05/5.10/7.15/9.20 1.10/8.55 3.30/6.15 1.15 4.00/6.30/8.45

1.00 3.30/6.00/8.30

Sat 1 All Stars (WW) 6 1 The Bling Ring (AD) Jul 2 Michael H... Director (MH) 2 Renoir 3 Fire in the Night 3 The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser 3 Renoir

1.00 3.05/5.10/7.15/9.20 1.45/6.10 3.40/8.20 1.15 3.35/8.30 6.00 11.00am 1.30/3.40/5.45/8.15 1.10/3.40/8.20 6.10 1.15/3.35/8.30 6.00

1.10/6.00/8.15 3.30 1.00 3.10/8.20 5.55 1.15 4.00/6.30 8.45

10.30am (£4/£3) 1.10/8.15 3.15/5.45 1.15/8.20 4.00/6.10

Sun 1 All Stars (WW) 7 1 The Bling Ring (AD) Jul 2 Renoir 2 Michael H... Director (MH) 3 The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser 3 The Vikings (RF)

Sun 1 The Bling Ring (AD) 14 1 Mysterious Island (RH) Jul 2 Ray Harryhausen... Titan (RH) 2 We Steal Secrets... WikiLeaks 2 Stories We Tell 3 We Steal Secrets... WikiLeaks 3 The Deep 3 Benny’s Video (MH)

Sat 1 The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (RH) 20 1 Blancanieves Jul 2 BAFTA Scotland presents: Games Industry Secrets of Success 2 The Bling Ring (AD) 2 Wadjda 3 We Steal Secrets... WikiLeaks 3 The Bling Ring (AD)

11am (carers + babies) 2.30/6.00/8.15 3.40/6.10/8.40 3.30/8.30 6.30

11am (carers + babies) 2.30/6.00/8.15 3.15/8.30 6.05 3.30/8.45 6.15

1.00/6.00/8.30 3.30 1.10/5.45 3.15 8.00 1.15/6.10 4.00 8.55

Mon 1 Renoir (B) 8 1 The Bling Ring (AD) Jul 2 Renoir 3 The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser 3 The Stoker

Mon 1 Stories We Tell (B) 15 1 The Bling Ring (AD) Jul 2 We Steal Secrets... WikiLeaks 2 Stories We Tell 3 The Deep 3 Benny’s Video (MH)

Sun 1 Blancanieves 21 1 The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (RH) Jul 2 The Bling Ring (AD) 2 Wadjda 2 The Castle (MH) 3 We Steal Secrets... WikiLeaks 3 The Bling Ring (AD) 3 Wadjda Mon 1 Wadjda (B) 22 1 The Bling Ring (AD) Jul 1 Blancanieves 2 Wadjda 2 The Bling Ring (AD) 2 We Steal Secrets... WikiLeaks 3 We Steal Secrets... WikiLeaks 3 The Castle (MH) 3 Wadjda

11am (carers + babies) 1.30 3.45/6.00/8.30 3.15 6.10 8.15 3.30 6.15 8.55


1 July - 1 August 2013







Tue 1 The Bling Ring (AD) 23 1 Blancanieves Jul 1 We Steal Secrets... WikiLeaks 2 P. Jackson & Lightning Thief (WW) 2 Wadjda 2 Blancanieves 3 Paris-Manhattan 3 We Steal Secrets... WikiLeaks 3 Blancanieves

1.30/9.00 3.45 5.45 + discussion 1.15 3.45/8.15 6.00 1.20/6.15 3.30 8.30

Mon 1 Blancanieves (B) 29 1 Blancanieves Jul 1 The Bling Ring (AD) 2 The Bling Ring (AD) 2 Blancanieves 2 Like Someone In Love 3 Blackfish 3 Funny Games (MH)

11am (carers + babies) 2.30/8.30 6.15 3.15 6.00 8.20 3.30/6.30 8.45


Wed 1 The Bling Ring (AD) 24 1 Blancanieves Jul 2 P. Jackson & Lightning Thief (WW) 2 Wadjda 2 The Bling Ring (AD) 3 Paris-Manhattan 3 We Steal Secrets... WikiLeaks

1.30 3.45/6.10/8.30 1.15 3.45/6.00 8.15 1.20/6.15 3.30/8.20

Tue 1 Despicable Me 2 (WW) 30 1 Blancanieves Jul 1 Willow (CS) 2 Like Someone In Love 2 Blancanieves 3 Blackfish 3 The Bling Ring (AD)

1.30 3.40/8.40 6.00 3.15/8.30 6.10 3.30/8.20 6.15

All tickets to Weans’ World screenings (marked WW on grid) are £3.50. Tickets for children under 12 are £3.50 for any screening.

Thu 1 The Bling Ring (AD) 25 1 Blancanieves Jul 2 P. Jackson & Lightning Thief (WW) 2 Wadjda 2 The Bling Ring (AD) 3 Paris-Manhattan 3 We Steal Secrets... WikiLeaks

1.30 3.45/6.10/8.30 1.15 3.45/6.00 8.15 1.20/9.00 3.30/6.15

Wed 1 Despicable Me 2 (WW) 31 1 Blancanieves Jul 1 The Bling Ring (AD) 2 Like Someone In Love 2 Blancanieves 3 Blackfish 3 Code Unknown (MH)

1.30 3.40/6.15 8.40 3.15/6.10 8.35 3.30/8.30 6.00

Concessions available for: children (under 15); students (with valid matriculation card); school pupils (15-18 years); Young Scot cardholders; senior citizens; people with disability or invalidity status (carers go free); claimants (Jobseekers Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Housing Benefit); NHS employees (with proof of employment).

Fri 1 The Bling Ring (AD) 26 1 Blancanieves Jul 2 Blackfish 2 Paradise: Love 2 Blancanieves 3 The Bling Ring (AD) 3 Blackfish

1.00/8.40 3.30/6.15 1.10 3.15/5.50 8.30 1.30/6.00 3.45/8.15

Thu 1 Despicable Me 2 (WW) 1 1 Blancanieves Aug 1 The Bling Ring (AD) 2 The Bling Ring (AD) 2 Like Someone In Love 2 Blancanieves 3 Blackfish 3 Code Unknown (MH)

1.30 3.40/6.15 8.40 3.15 6.10 8.35 3.30/6.30 8.30

Sat 1 The Golden Voy. of Sinbad (RH) 27 1 Blancanieves Jul 1 The Bling Ring (AD) 2 The Bling Ring (AD) + (S) 2 Paradise: Love 2 Blancanieves 3 Blackfish 3 The Bling Ring (AD)

1.00 3.30/6.15 8.40 1.10 (subtitled) 3.15/5.50 8.30 1.30/8.15 3.45/6.00

Sun 1 The Bling Ring (AD) 28 1 The Golden Voy. of Sinbad (RH) Jul 1 Blancanieves 2 Blackfish 2 The Women 2 Blancanieves 2 Paradise: Love 3 Paradise: Love 3 Blackfish 3 Funny Games (MH)

1.00/6.15 3.30 8.30 1.10 3.10 6.00 8.20 1.30 4.05/8.45 6.10

KEY (AD) – Audio Description (see page 2) (B) – Carer & baby screening (see page 2) (S) – Subtitled (see page 2) All screenings in 2D unless marked [3D] SEASONS: (CS) – Come and See... (page 19) (MH) – Michael Haneke: Presented by Drambuie (pages 14-16) (RF) – Richard Fleischer (page 20) (RH) – Ray Harryhausen (pages 10-11) (WW) – Weans’ World (page 18-19) Full index of films on page 2


MATINEES (Shows starting prior to 5pm) Mon - Thu: £6.50 full price, £4.50 concessions Friday Matinees: £5.00/£3.50 concessions Sat - Sun: £8.20 full price, £6.00 concessions EVENING SCREENINGS (Starting 5pm and later) £8.20 full price, £6.00 concessions

For screenings in 3D add £2 to ticket price. Filmhouse Members get £1.50 off every ticket (excludes Friday matinees and Weans’ World)

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Michael Haneke: Presented by Drambuie




Drambuie brings you A Taste of the Extraordinary...

Michael H - Profession: Director

The Seventh Continent

Michael Haneke - Porträt eines FilmHandwerkers

Der siebente Kontinent

Michael Haneke

Sat 6 Jul at 1.45pm + 6.10pm & Sun 7 Jul at 6.10pm Yves Montmayeur • Austria/France 2012 • 1h32m DCP • German and French with English subtitles 18 – Contains strong bloody violence and explicit images of sex Documentary

Michael Haneke • Austria 1989 • 1h44m • DCP German, French and English with English subtitles 18 – Contains suicide theme Cast: Birgit Doll, Dieter Berner, Leni Tanzer, Udo Samel, Silvia Fenz.

Over the last 25 years, Michael Haneke has established himself as one of the most important directors in cinema history. From his early work to Amour, he has created a unique universe, revealing like no other the darkest corners of society, our existential fears and emotional outbursts.

Haneke’s impressive feature theatrical debut follows three members of a middle-class family as their lives and relationships slowly disintegrate. A stunning examination of the effects of emotional isolation and the inability to communicate in the modern age.

Michael Haneke is one of the most brilliant and distinctive writer/directors of contemporary European cinema. We are delighted to present this retrospective, which includes every feature film made by this exceptional filmmaker plus a documentary about his work. This is the sixth and final special season of films produced in partnership with Drambuie. Drambuie’s support means Filmhouse can screen some unique cinematic programmes that showcase the unexpected and extraordinary from film history. Audiences will also experience Drambuie’s blend of Scotch whisky, spices and heather honey in an array of bespoke cocktails created to celebrate each season by Drambuie’s Brand Ambassador, Bruce Hamilton. For updates and giveaways on Drambuie’s ‘A Taste of the Extraordinary’ cinema seasons, visit or @Drambuie

Through interviews with his actors, Isabelle Huppert, Juliette Binoche, Emmanuelle Riva and many more, as well as previously unseen footage, Michael H. depicts the work of a rare artist.

Wed 10 Jul at 6.10pm & Thu 11 Jul at 8.40pm

Benny’s Video Sun 14 Jul at 8.45pm & Mon 15 Jul at 6.15pm Michael Haneke • Austria/Switzerland 1992 • 1h50m • 35mm German, English, Arabic and French with English subtitles 15 – Contains strong violence Cast: Arno Frisch , Angela Winkler, Ulrich Mühe, Ingrid Stassner, Stephanie Brehme.

TICKETDEALS Buy any three (or more) tickets for films in this season and get 15% off Buy any six (or more) tickets for films in this season and get 25% off Buy any nine (or more) tickets for films in this season and get 35% off These offers are available online, in person and on the phone, on both full price and concession price tickets. Tickets must all be bought at the same time.

A chilling look at isolation, alienation and violence, and a critique of mass media effects on behaviour. 14-yearold Benny, largely ignored by his parents, spends his time watching violent movies and filming with his video camera. One day, on a whim, he invites a girl to his house, and records the events that transpire.

Michael Haneke: Presented by Drambuie




71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance Funny Games

The Piano Teacher La pianiste

71 Fragmente einer Chronologie des Zufalls

Sun 28 Jul at 6.10pm & Mon 29 Jul at 8.45pm

Sun 4 Aug at 8.30pm & Mon 5 Aug at 5.45pm

Wed 17 Jul at 6.30pm & Thu 18 Jul at 8.45pm

Michael Haneke • Austria 1997 • 1h49m • 35mm German and French with English subtitles • 18 Cast: Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Mühe, Arno Frisch, Frank Giering.

Michael Haneke • Austria/France/Germany 2001 • 2h5m 35mm • French and German with English subtitles 18 – Contains strong language, violence, sexual violence, sex and sado-masochism theme Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Annie Girardot, Benoît Magimel, Susanne Lothar, Udo Samel.

Michael Haneke • Austria/Germany 1994 • 1h40m • DCP German, Romanian and English with English subtitles 12A – Contains moderate violence Cast: Lukas Miko, Otto Grünmandl, Anne Bennent, Udo Samel.

A cool, cerebral meditation on violence and the media, 71 Fragments follows a number of seemingly unrelated characters, gradually letting the audience know more about each one before revealing what connects them. The third film in Haneke’s so-called ‘trilogy of emotional glacification’, which began with The Seventh Continent and continued with Benny’s Video.

Two psychotic young men take a mother, father and son hostage in their holiday cabin and force them to play sadistic ‘games’ with one another for their amusement.

“It isn’t supposed to be a film you like. What I hope is that they [the audience] find it disturbing.” - Michael Haneke

Code Unknown Code inconnu The Castle Das Schloß Sun 21 Jul at 8.00pm & Mon 22 Jul at 6.15pm Michael Haneke • Germany/Austria 1997 • 2h3m DCP • German with English subtitles 12A – Contains moderate sex Cast: Ulrich Mühe, Susanne Lothar, Frank Giering, Felix Eitner.

Haneke’s made-for-TV film of Kafka’s classic is faithful in letter and spirit to the very end. K, a land surveyor (or is he?), turns up at a village and undergoes endless bewildering, frustrating and demeaning experiences at the hands both of a repressive bureaucracy (the Castle, which we never actually see) and of the strangely complicitous villagers. A strong sense of absurdity imbues the overall atmosphere of guilt, paranoia, misplaced ambition, desire and impotence, and Haneke’s cool, characteristically austere direction and the stark design lend the film a strange, mesmerising logic all of its own.

In her late thirties, Erika Kahut is a piano teacher at the esteemed Vienna Conservatory. She is strict, intimidating and respected; however, her personality is a diligent construction and a painful response to her constricted life. She still shares an apartment with her mother and their co-dependent relationship is stifling and even violent. Erika’s twisted regimen and careful façade are completely obliterated when Walter, a younger student, decides to seduce his teacher.

Wed 31 Jul at 6.00pm & Thu 1 Aug at 8.30pm Michael Haneke • France/Germany/Romania 2000 • 1h57m 35mm • French, Romanian, English, German, Arabic, Malinke and French Sign Language with English subtitles 15 – Contains strong language Cast: Juliet Binoche, Thierry Neuvic, Sepp Bierbichler, Ona Lu Yenke, Luminita Gheprghiu, Arsinée Khanijan, Alexandre Hamidi.

Whereas much of Haneke’s previous work placed an extremely violent act at the centre, in Code Unknown the violence is more subtle and psychological in nature. In a kaleidoscope of tales, some interrelated, some not, Haneke delivers a sobering reflection on the nature of action and obligation. The events of the film are propelled by a fascinating opening scene where a triad of characters and stories intersect: an illegal immigrant from Romania, a man who lives in Paris with his African family, and an actress married to a war photographer constantly away on assignment.

The Time of the Wolf Le temps du loup Thu 8 Aug at 6.00pm & Fri 9 Aug at 8.45pm Michael Haneke • France/Austria/Germany 2003 • 1h53m 35mm • French and Romanian with English subtitles 15 – Contains strong language and animal slaughter Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Béatrice Dalle, Patrice Chéreau, Rona Hartner, Olivier Gourmet.

The opening of The Time of the Wolf recalls Haneke’s 1997 film Funny Games. Anne (Isabelle Huppert) and her two children watch in horror as her husband is gunned down by a stranger who has invaded their holiday home. But there the comparison ends. As the remaining trio go on the run through the countryside, much of the first half of the film is shrouded in darkness. It’s only after they encounter a group of what appears to be vagrants that all becomes clear. SEASON CONTINUES OVERLEAF


Michael Haneke: Presented by Drambuie (continued)




Caché Hidden

The White Ribbon Das weiße Band

Sun 11 Aug at 8.40pm & Mon 12 Aug at 5.50pm

Sun 25 Aug at 8.15pm & Mon 26 Aug at 5.45pm

Michael Haneke • France/Austria/Germany/Italy/USA 2005 1h58m • 35mm • French with English subtitles 15 – Contains strong violence Cast: Daniel Auteuil, Juliette Binoche, Maurice Bénichou, Annie Girardot, Bernard Le Coq.

Michael Haneke • Austria/Germany/France/Italy 2009 2h24m • 35mm • German with English subtitles 15 – Contains child abuse references Cast: Ulrich Tukur, Susanne Lothar, Josef Bierbichler, Mercedes Jadea Diaz, Burghart Klaußner.

Georges, a TV talk-show host, receives a mysterious videotape containing two hours of static footage of his house. More tapes follow, and Georges becomes convinced that a pivotal figure from his past is responsible. With Caché, Haneke elegantly interlaces the concepts that have long obsessed him – bourgeois complacency penetrated by strange invaders, the surfacing of subconscious guilt, the ripple effects of violence across generations.

With this dazzlingly intelligent drama, which won him his first Palme d’or at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival (he won a second with Amour in 2012), Haneke returns to his classic themes of guilt, denial and violence as the mysterious symptom of mass dysfunction. In a secluded northern German village on the eve of the First World War, malicious incidents – some small, some not small – begin to occur, and the very structure of this small community seems to be under threat. Impeccably acted, shot in monochrome, and directed with the filmmaker’s icily exact rigour and severity.

Funny Games U.S. Sun 18 Aug at 8.45pm & Mon 19 Aug at 6.00pm Michael Haneke • UK/USA/France/Austria 2007 • 1h51m • 35mm 18 – Contains strong sustained threat, humiliation and violence Cast: Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Michael Pitt, Brady Corbet, Devon Gearheart.

Haneke’s English-language remake of his own 1997 film uses the viewer’s expectations against him or her. He makes a bold statement about how the indoctrination of mainstream thrillers has made violence and terror acceptable for entertainment by crafting a motion picture that is anything but entertaining. It gives you what you want and asks why you want it in the first place, and it does both those things superbly. It is cruel, cold and darkly thrilling.

Amour Love Sun 1 Sep at 8.30pm & Mon 2 Sep at 5.50pm Michael Haneke • Austria/France/Germany 2012 • 2h7m DCP • French and English with English subtitles 12A – Contains one use of strong language and distressing scenes Cast: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert.

Haneke’s deserving Palme d’Or-winner about an otherwise comfortably-off octogenarian couple, Georges and Anne (Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva), trying to cope when a stroke leaves the wife partly paralysed and speechless, is characteristically honest and unsentimental. The film takes place in the couple’s Paris apartment; as Anne’s condition deteriorates, so their world shrinks, and visits by their daughter and others merely distract Georges from the business of deciding what’s best for his wife.


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All Stars

Spirited Away

Sat 6 Jul at 1.00pm & Sun 7 Jul at 11.00am

Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi

Ben Gregor • UK 2013 • 1h46m • DCP U – Contains mild violence and one use of very mild language Cast: Theo Stevenson, Akai Osei-Mansfield, Ashley Jensen, Kimberley Walsh, Fleur Houdijk.

Tue 16 to Thu 18 Jul at 12.45pm

Please note: although we normally disapprove of people talking during screenings, these shows are primarily for kids, so grown-ups should expect some noise!

In this heartwarming and funny film, two kids, Ethan and Jaden, have a plan to throw an ambitious dance show in order to save their struggling youth centre from demolition. The two have to race against the clock to bring together their completely uncoordinated and misfit cast to pull off the biggest achievement of their lives…


My Neighbour Totoro

Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away begins as ten-yearold Chihiro and her parents discover a tunnel in the countryside that leads them into an old, abandoned theme park. While her parents help themselves to the contents of a food stand, Chihiro goes exploring. But as night falls she returns to find that mum and dad have been turned into pigs, leaving her trapped in the spirit realm. Sent to work in a bathhouse for the gods, Chihiro has to find a way to break the spell. A feast of gorgeous animation and intelligent storytelling.

Tue 2 to Thu 4 Jul at 1.30pm

Tue 9 to Thu 11 Jul at 1.40pm

Chris Wedge • USA 2013 • 1h42m • DCP U – Contains mild fantasy violence and threat With the voices of Amanda Seyfried, Beyoncé Knowles, Josh Hutcherson, Colin Farrell, Christoph Waltz.

Hayao Miyazaki • Japan 1988 • 1h27m DCP • English language version U – Contains infrequent mild scary scenes

Films for a younger audience. Tickets cost £3.50 per person, big or small!

A family adventure comedy that reveals a fantastical world unlike any other. Epic tells the story of an ongoing battle between the forces of good, who keep the natural world alive, and the forces of evil, who wish to destroy it. When a teenage girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she teams up with an elite band of warriors and a crew of comical, larger-than-life figures to save their world...and ours.

This superbly animated children’s tale is directed by Hayao Miyazaki, one of Japan’s most beloved animators. The story follows Satsuke and Mei, two young girls who find that their new country home is in a mysterious forest inhabited by a menagerie of mystical creatures named totoros. The eldest of these creatures becomes their friend, and, as their mother lies sick in the hospital, he takes the sisters on a magical adventure while also helping them to understand the realities of life.

Hayao Miyazaki • Japan 2001 • 2h5m 35mm • English language version PG – Contains mild peril and scary scenes

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief Tue 23 to Thu 25 Jul at 1.15pm Chris Columbus • Canada/USA 2010 • 1h59m • DCP PG – Contains moderate fantasy violence and threat Cast: Logan Lerman, Uma Thurman, Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean, Steve Coogan.

New York teenager Percy Jackson discovers that he’s the son of Greek God Poseidon, and that his best friend Grover is actually his satyr protector, complete with goat’s legs! When Percy’s uncle Zeus suspects him of stealing his lightning bolt, Percy has to track down the real lightning thief and return the bolt before it causes a meteorological catastrophe on Earth.

Weans’ World/Come and See... Willow/The Women


Despicable Me 2 Tue 30 Jul to Thu 1 Aug at 1.30pm Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud • USA 2013 • 1h38m • DCP U – Contains very mild scary scenes and slapstick violence With the voices of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Ken Jeong, Benjamin Bratt.


Come and See...

A monthly one-off screening of a great film we simply thought you might like to see, Having turned away from his evil ways, Gru is hired by Lucy again or for the first time, on the big screen. Wilde and Silas Ramsbottom from the Anti-Villian League and taken to their headquarters. There, Gru is told of a new bad guy, Eduardo, who is on the loose and causing havoc. With his experience as a villain, Gru is the perfect person to combat this new threat.

Willow Tue 30 Jul at 6.00pm Ron Howard • USA 1988 • 2h6m • DCP PG – Contains mild language, sex references and fantasy violence Cast: Val Kilmer, Warwick Davis, Joanne Whalley, Jean Marsh, Patricia Hayes.

Willow, citizen of the Nelwyns, a race of little people, is chosen by his community to take a baby to a far-off crossroads where she can be found by her people, the Daikinis. The baby was carried to Willow’s land on a crude raft that was swept along on a river, but what Willow does not know is that the baby was placed on the raft by her mother, desperate to save her from a decree of death dealt out to all girl children by Bavmorda, the vicious queen and sorcerer, who fears her successor has been born... Screening in a new digital restoration.



The Women Sun 28 Jul at 3.10pm George Cukor • USA 1939 • 2h13m • 35mm U – Contains very mild sex references and violence Cast: Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Mary Boland, Paulette Goddard, Joan Fontaine.

George Cukor’s 1939 satire offers a scathing portrait of backbiting and betrayal among Manhattan socialites. Mary Haines (Norma Shearer) is the last to discover that her husband has been playing away with perfume salesgirl Crystal Allen (Joan Crawford). The subsequent outpouring of sympathy from her so-called friends is laced with venom: assuring Mary she has her best interests at heart, Sylvia (Rosalind Russell) forces her into a confrontation with the home-wrecking riff-raff, but the incident ignites public scandal. With her reputation in tatters and Crystal digging her stilettos in, Mary must decide whether to bow out gracefully or bare her claws...



Richard Fleischer


Richard Fleischer The final three screenings in this retrospective, a collaboration between Filmhouse and the Edinburgh International Film Festival Fleischer directed some of the most distinctive and most enduring Hollywood classics over a career that spanned six decades and ranged from film noir to science fiction. His versatility, while enabling him to achieve commercial longevity, may also be a reason why Fleischer has been consistently underrated by critics and historians. Yet his films are in the best tradition of mainstream cinema with their deft interweaving of thrilling action and psychological complexity. We are hopeful that these screenings will be introduced by Chris Fujiwara, Artistic Director of EIFF – please check our website for confirmation.



Armored Car Robbery

The Vikings

Tue 2 Jul at 6.30pm

Sun 7 Jul at 6.00pm

Richard Fleischer • USA 1950 • 1h7m • 16mm • PG Cast: Charles McGraw, Adele Jergens, William Talman, Douglas Fowley, Steve Brodie.

Richard Fleischer • USA 1958 • 1h56m • DCP • PG Cast: Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Ernest Borgnine, Janet Leigh, James Donald.

This grim and relentless B heist film, a precursor to John Huston’s The Asphalt Jungle and Stanley Kubrick’s The Killing, shows Fleischer developing his mastery over plots in which diverse individuals become involved in a web of complex action. Psychopathic criminal mastermind Dave Purvis devises a seemingly foolproof plan to rob an armoured truck at Wrigley Stadium in Los Angeles. When things go inevitably wrong as a policeman is killed, the thieves fall out with one another and the dead cop’s vengeful partner takes charge of the case.

With the aid of a physically perfect cast and Jack Cardiff ’s magnificent widescreen cinematography, Fleischer brings the 10th century to vivid life in this witty and eloquent action spectacle.

Violent Saturday

Kirk Douglas stars as Einar, the son of Viking king Ragnar (Ernest Borgnine). Tony Curtis is a British slave who, unknown to all, is the illegitimate son of Ragnar. The two half-brothers become bitter enemies and rivals for a beautiful princess (Janet Leigh) but come together to protect their father’s kingdom. Maiming, mutilation and mayhem ensue. Fleischer: “During the shoot, by a strange alchemy, we were all possessed by the Viking spirit.”

Thu 4 Jul at 6.15pm Richard Fleischer • USA 1955 • 1h30m • DCP • PG Cast: Victor Mature, Richard Egan, Stephen McNally, Virginia Leith, Lee Marvin.

One of Fleischer’s most brilliant films, a mix of melodrama and heist thriller, set in a small American city where three mysterious strangers arrive to plot and execute a bank robbery. Sydney Boehm’s tight and elegant script interweaves the lives of several townspeople who become innocent bystanders, victims, or nemeses of the trio’s misdeeds, including an alcoholic war hero, his unfaithful wife, a peaceful Amish farmer, and a mine supervisor who has lost his young son’s respect. The whole cast is outstanding, and Fleischer uses CinemaScope to build continuously unfolding visual excitement.

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Filmhouse Player



Beauty Skoonheid Oliver Hermanus • South Africa/France/Germany 2011 • 1h45m Afrikaans and English with English subtitles 18 – Contains strong real sex and sexual violence Cast: Deon Lotz, Charlie Keegan, Michelle Scott, Roeline Daneel.

Our online viewing platform allows you to enjoy a selection of Filmhouse-curated films whenever suits you and wherever you are. Some films will screen at Filmhouse as well, some will only be available online. New films are being added all the time, but here’s a small selection of what’s currently available.

The first Afrikaans-language film to be screened at Cannes, Beauty tells the story of François, a middle-aged man whose well ordered existence unravels. A chance encounter with Christian, the son of a long lost friend, ignites infatuation and lust within the unhappily married François, plunging him into a confusion of self-loathing, tinged with a desperation for happiness. 27-year-old South African director Oliver Hermanus has delivered a taut, seething character study, pulsing with pent up energy.

The Filmhouse Player is a pilot project, in collaboration with GFT and video-on-demand providers Distrify, supported by NESTA’s Digital R&D Fund, Scotland.

A Late Quartet

Sound It Out

Yaron Zilberman • USA 2012 • 1h46m 15 – Contains strong language and sex Cast: Christopher Walken, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Mark Ivanir, Wallace Shawn.

Jeanie Finlay • UK 2011 • 1h18m 12A – Contains infrequent strong language • Documentary

Tucked just off the high street in Stockton-on-Tees, Sound It Out Records is one of the last surviving vinyl record shops struggling to keep afloat in the face of recession and changes in technology. A cultural haven in one of the most deprived areas in the UK, this is a distinctive, funny and intimate portrait of the North, its men and the irreplaceable role music plays in our lives.

A powerhouse cast brings vivid life to Yaron Zilberman’s engrossing drama about an illustrious string quartet, whose quarter-century anniversary precipitates a tempestuous release of repressed feelings, long-held resentments and painful betrayals. Peter (Christopher Walken), the group’s founding member, is diagnosed with a degenerative illness that forces him to confront the troubling question of who will succeed him. Meanwhile the marriage between second violinist Robert (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and violist Juliette (Catherine Keener) goes suddenly south when infidelity rears its head.




Ghosted/QMU Degree Show/Education and Learning






Queen Margaret University

Tue 2 Jul at 8.15pm

Thu 4 Jul at 8.30pm

Monika Treut • Germany/Taiwan 2009 • 1h29m • Format TBC English, German and Mandarin with English subtitles • 15 Cast: Inga Busch, Ke Huan-Ru, Hu Ting-Ting, Jana Schulz, Marek Harloff.


German artist Sophie creates a video installation to come to terms with her Taiwanese girlfriend Ai-Ling’s untimely death. When she travels to Taipei with the artwork, she meets seductive Mei-Li, a journalist who is investigating Ai-Ling’s demise. Unable to get over Ai-Ling and confused by Mei-Li’s advances, Sophie quickly returns to Hamburg. Mei-Li unexpectedly turns up on her doorstep and they become intimate, but Sophie begins to suspect the beautiful stranger is not who she claims to be.

The Film and Media division of Queen Margaret University presents incredible works from the next generation of talented filmmakers, ranging from fact to fantasy, drama to documentary, all in one show. How would you like to be stuck with two strangers in a dental clinic? How would you deal with an unemployed wannabe pretending to be a businessman? Can passion overcome a health limit to create a multi-sensory experience? What if an ordinary pizza delivery driver faces a life changing experience? These are just a few teasers from the collection of short films the students have prepared for you this year.


Education and Learning CMI Education and Learning department offers a range of screenings, workshops, courses and events for all ages, year-round at Filmhouse and during the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Screening followed by Dr Leanne Dawson in conversation with filmmaker Monika Treut.

We arrange schools screenings year round, supporting a variety of curriculum areas for Primary and Secondary schools. In addition EIFF showcases films made for the Edinburgh Schools Film Competition and allows young people the opportunity to speak to filmmakers and creative professionals.

This is the first in a series of events on queer, transcultural film organised by, and informed by the research of, Dr Leanne Dawson (University of Edinburgh).

Details of current events can be found at, or for further information please email

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