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After Lucia 7 L’Age d’Or + Un Chien Andalou 29 Ain’t Them Bodies Saints 8 Are You Listening! 24 The Artist and the Model 6 L’Atalante 29 Blackﬁsh 9 Blood Brother 22 Blue Jasmine 8 Bonjour tristesse 7 Boudu Saved from Drowning 30 Chile 40 Years On 10 Classe Tous Risques 6 Come and See... 9 Doors Open Day 15 Edinburgh Film Guild New Cinema 1 12-13 Edinburgh Film Guild New Cinema 2 14-15 Education and Learning 34 Eight Deadly Shots 14 Either Way 32 The Extraordinary Voyage + A Trip to the Moon 28 Filmhouse Cafe Bar & Quiz 30 Filmhouse Membership 36 Filmhouse Player 32 Fire in the Blood 21 From Up on Poppy Hill 16 Girl Rising 24 The Good Son 12 The Great Beauty 4 The Harder They Come 9 Holy Motors 28 The Human Scale 27 The Idiot’s Guide to a Better World 21 In the Name Of 30 InRealLife 5 The Interrogation 15 Introduction to European Cinema 28-30 The Legend of Sarila 25 Lives and Landscapes 1 13 Lives and Landscapes 2 13 Machuca 10 Man with a Movie Camera 29 Metropolis 29 More Than Honey 27 Museum Hours 7
Neu! Reekie! at Take One Action 23 No 10 Nostalgia for the Light 10 Nothing But a Man 9 Open Studies Courses 33 Pandora’s Promise 26 The Patience Stone 25 Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters 16 The Perks of Being a Wallﬂower 16 The Phantom Carriage 29 Play Poland 30 Powerless 26 Projection Tours 15 Promised Land 22 Rent-a-Cat 32 Salma 23 Shun Li and the Poet 32 Sisters Seminar 24 State 194 22 Suicide Prevention Week 16 Summer Interlude 30 Surprise Screening: TOA Audience Award 27 Take One Action Film Festival 20-27 A Thirsty World 23 Tomorrow 25 Tuﬃ Films 13 Upstream Color 5 Wadjda 8 The Way Way Back 6 We Are Wisconsin 21 We Were Here 32 Weans’ World 16 What Maisie Knew 5 Winter, Go Away! 26 Filmhouse email list For screening times, news and competitions, join our email list at www. ﬁlmhousecinema.com/email/subscribe 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: www.facebook.com/ﬁlmhousecinema 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 What Maisie Knew and The Way Way Back will have audio description, and the following screenings will have subtitles: What Maisie Knew: Mon 9 Sep, 8.55pm The Way Way Back: Sun 22 Sep, 3.45pm
FORCRYINGOUTLOUD Screenings for carers and their babies!
Upstream Color: Mon 9 Sep at 11am The Artist and the Model: Mon 16 Sep at 11am Bonjour Tristesse: Mon 23 Sep at 11am Blue Jasmine: Mon 30 Sep 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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THE WAY WAY BACK
CLASSE TOUS RISQUES
THE GREAT BEAUTY
Royaume-Uni, dix points! Have you ever noticed that ad that runs before all our screenings for an organisation called Europa Cinemas? You know, the one with the jazzy music and the host of names of European cities ﬂashed up on screen. You’ve probably seen it a hundred times (if you’re anything like the regular attender I always imagine you to be) and perhaps not even noticed it. Anyway, we’re contractually obliged to screen that ad, as that organisation gives us money every year for showing a certain percentage of European cinema. Another thing they do is give a prize to a European ﬁlm at some European ﬁlm festivals, in an attempt to boost the ﬁlms’ exposure. These prizes are awarded by juries of people like me from their member cinemas – and in the case of this year’s Locarno Film Festival actually me, and it’s from there I write. So, it’s yours truly, a Dutchman, and two ladies, one from Russia and one from Spain. It’s like Eurovision, though of less interest to the gay community, I imagine. One huge diﬀerence (among many) is I CAN vote for my own team, i.e. the British ﬁlm. Mmm... But hey, I can’t talk about the ﬁlms. That’s between me and my fellow jurors! And for those who may not know (I didn’t ‘til about a month ago), Locarno is in the mountains of South Switzerland just inside the Swiss border with Italy on Lake Maggiore. I know what you’re thinking, luckily for me ﬁlm festivals don’t tend to happen in the world’s hell-holes, though there is one in Glasgow I believe... (For the avoidance of ALL DOUBT, that was a joke.) However, there are some ﬁlms coming to Filmhouse in September that I can talk about. Paolo Sorrentino’s Cannes Competition 2013 entry, the sumptuous The Great Beauty, stars Toni Servillo as an aging writer, in Rome, looking back over his lost, passionate youth. The Way Way Back is a ﬁne example of the joys of mainstream Hollywood ﬁlmmaking – think Little Miss Sunshine; Fernando Trueba’s The Artist and the Model details the relationship between, ahem, an artist and his model, set against the backdrop of the Nazi occupation of France; Upstream Color, Shane Carruth’s enigmatic ‘arthouse’ treat, is as brilliant and exhilarating as it is maddening and confounding; and Woody Allen has gone all serious again and is on top form with Blue Jasmine, the tale of a socialite in life crisis who heads oﬀ to San Francisco to reconnect with her sister, and which stars a brilliant Cate Blanchett. Active citizenry takes centre stage again as the Take One Action Film Festival comes around in its 6th edition, and I’d like to make special mention of two of the restorations we have on this month, for both of them were, for me, something of a revelation. Claude Sautet’s 1960 Classe Tous Risques is a French crime noir par excellence, and Nothing But a Man is quite simply a landmark of American cinema, a uniquely truthful depiction of black life in 1960s Alabama, recently gloriously restored by the Library of Congress. I cannot recommend these two ﬁlms highly enough. Rod White, Head of Filmhouse
The Great Beauty La grande bellezza Fri 6 to Thu 19 Sep Paolo Sorrentino • Italy/France 2013 • 2h21m • DCP Italian, Japanese, Spanish and Chinese with English subtitles 15 – Contains sexualised nudity and hard drug use Cast: Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli, Carlo Buccirosso, Iaia forte.
In Paolo (The Consequences of Love, Il Divo) Sorrentino’s intoxicating cinematic fresco of contemporary Rome, Toni Servillo plays Jep Gambardella, a long-stalled writer and wealthy bon vivant whom we ﬁrst meet turning 65 in grand style. A visit from the widower of an old girlfriend provokes memories of young love, and Jep’s dormant creative instincts begin to stir...
“A densely packed, often astonishing cinematic feast that honours Rome in all its splendour and superﬁciality.” - Variety “A shimmering coup de cinema to make your heart burst, your mind swim and your soul roar.” - The Telegraph
WHAT MAISIE KNEW
What Maisie Knew
Fri 6 to Thu 12 Sep
Fri 6 to Thu 12 Sep
Scott McGehee & David Siegel • USA 2012 • 1h33m • DCP 15 – Contains strong language Cast: Julianne Moore, Steve Coogan, Alexander Skarsgård, Joanna Vanderham, Onata Aprile.
Shane Carruth • USA 2013 • 1h36m • DCP 12A – Contains moderate bloody images Cast: Amy Seimetz, Shane Carruth, Andrew Sensenig, Thiago Martins, Kathy Carruth.
Sat 7 Sep at 1.10pm (preview screening + Q&A) and Fri 20 to Mon 23 Sep
Little Maisie (Onata Aprile) is the casualty of the acrimonious divorce of two rich Manhattanites: rock star Julianne Moore and art dealer Steve Coogan. Abandoned by her self-absorbed parents, Maisie is left to the informal custody of their new partners, waiter Alexander Skarsgård and nanny Joanna Vanderham.
An oﬃce worker (Amy Seimetz) is kidnapped, drugged, subjected to a strange operation, and released. As her psyche unravels, she bonds with a former stockbroker (Shane Carruth) who may have been a victim of the same experience, and the two try to ﬁnd out what has happened to them.
Brilliant performances and inspired direction make this updating of Henry James’s novel an outstanding comedydrama of contemporary adult relationships, as seen from the point of view of an innocent child.
A dizzying cascade of images, some menacing, some beautiful, mark this sci-ﬁ thriller, one of the most talkedabout American independent ﬁlms of recent years.
After the 6.05pm screening on Wednesday 11 September there will be an open discussion led by a panel of experts from Relationships Scotland. Relationships Scotland supports people to develop positive and respectful relationships throughout the whole of Scotland. Individuals, couples, ex-partners, children and young people and other family members are all helped to overcome relationship diﬃculties and to ﬁnd a way forward through a range of services including relationship counselling, family mediation, child contact centres and other family support services. For more information go to www.relationships-scotland.org.uk
“Upstream Color is lush, rhythmic, and deeply sensual, a ﬁlm of exceptional beauty.” - Slant Magazine
Beeban Kidron • UK 2013 • 1h30m • DCP • cert tbc • Documentary
InRealLife asks what exactly the internet is doing to our children. Taking us on a journey from the bedrooms of British teenagers to the world of Silicon Valley, ﬁlmmaker Beeban Kidron suggests that, rather than the promise of free and open connectivity, young people are increasingly ensnared in a commercial world. Beguiling and glittering on the outside, it can be alienating and addictive. Quietly building its case, InRealLife asks if we can aﬀord to stand by while our children, trapped in their 24/7 connectivity, are being outsourced to the net? The special preview screening on 7 September will be followed by a Q&A with director Beeban Kidron.
THE WAY WAY BACK
THE ARTIST AND THE MODEL
CLASSE TOUS RISQUES
The Way Way Back
The Artist and the Model
Classe Tous Risques
Fri 13 to Thu 26 Sep
El artista y la modelo
Fri 13 to Thu 19 Sep
Nat Faxon & Jim Rash • USA 2013 • 1h43m • DCP 12A – Contains one use of strong language and moderate sex and drug references Cast: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Liam James, Sam Rockwell, Alison Janney.
Fri 13 to Thu 26 Sep
Claude Sautet • France/Italy 1960 • 1h50m DCP • Italian and French with English subtitles • 12A Cast: Lino Ventura, Sandra Milo, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Marcel Dalio, Michel Ardan.
A funny, poignant, beautifully-observed coming-of-age story with wonderful performances.
Sumptuously shot in black and white and with captivating performances from Jean Rochefort, Aida Folch and Claudia Cardinale, The Artist and the Model is a delicately crafted contemplation on life, death and art that won Fernando Trueba the Best Director award at San Sebastian Film Festival.
Introverted 14-year-old Duncan’s (Liam James) summer holiday with his mother, Pam (Toni Collette), her overbearing boyfriend, Trent (Steve Carell), and his daughter Steph (Zoe Levin) is tense – until he ﬁnds an unexpected friend in gregarious Owen (Sam Rockwell), manager of the Water Wizz attraction.
“The Way Way Back gets it wittily, thrillingly right. It turns the familiar into something bracingly fresh and funny. It makes you laugh, then breaks your heart.” - Rolling Stone
Fernando Trueba • Spain/France 2012 • 1h45m • DCP French, Catalan and Spanish with English subtitles • cert tbc Cast: Jean Rochefort, Aida Folch, Claudia Cardinale, Chus Lampreave, Götz Otto.
In 1943 an 80-year-old sculptor and his wife live in a small town on the border between occupied France and Franco’s Spain. Marc Cros has not sculpted for years; disillusioned by two world wars, the artist has lost all faith in art, life and humanity. But when his wife Lea ﬁnds a Spanish woman, Mercè, on the run from Franco’s army, and oﬀers her the chance to live in the artist’s studio, Marc inadvertently ﬁnds himself with an attractive young model for what will be his last sculpture. In the quiet of his mountain workshop the artist and the model talk simply and openly about life and the world around them. Slowly a beautiful relationship develops between the young girl, just starting out in life, and the old man who senses his end is approaching.
Like Jean-Pierre Melville’s Le Deuxieme Souﬄe and Jacques Becker’s Le Trou, Claude Sautet’s directorial debut was based on a novel by death-row-inmate-turned-writer José Giovanni. Though seldom screened in recent years, it is undoubtedly their equal, a truly great crime movie deserving of wider renown. It begins brilliantly as Abel Davos (the peerless Lino Ventura) – a Parisian gangster tired of exile in Italy now that the cops are closing in – and his pal Naldi commit a daring robbery before leaving Milan for France. Their getaway is perilous enough, but even when Abel reaches Nice, there’s still the matter of where to hide out and which of his former partners in crime to trust, particularly when they send a total stranger – Eric Stark (Jean-Paul Belmondo, dazzling) – to ferry him back to Paris. Scored by Georges Delerue and shot in moody monochrome by the great Ghislain Cloquet, the ﬁlm is as sharp and suspenseful a study of loyalty and professionalism as Melville’s thrillers; it’s enriched, however, not by stylised borrowings from US movies but by the subtle psychological realism that distinguished later Sautet masterworks like Un Coeur en Hiver and Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud. A real rediscovery.
After Lucia Después de Lucia
Fri 20 to Thu 26 Sep
Fri 20 to Thu 26 Sep
Fri 20 to Mon 23 Sep
Michel Franco • Mexico/France 2012 • 1h43m DCP • Spanish with English subtitles 15 – Contains distressing scenes of bullying, including sexual assault Cast: Tessa Ia, Gonzalo Vega Jr, Tamara Yazbek, Hernán Mendoza, Monica del Carmen.
Jem Cohen • Austria/USA 2012 • 1h47m • DCP German and English with English subtitles 12A – Contains infrequent moderate sex references and natural nudity Cast: Mary Margaret O’Hara, Bobby Sommer, Ela Piplits.
Otto Preminger • USA 1958 • 1h33m DCP • PG – Contains mild sex references Cast: Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Jean Seberg, Mylène Demongeot, Geoﬀrey Horne.
In the aftermath of his wife’s death in a car accident, Roberto and their daughter Alejandra move from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City, where Roberto plans to open a restaurant. Alejandra quickly makes friends with the popular kids in high school, but when a drunken sexual experience gets recorded and circulated, she becomes the object of vicious bullying. Roberto’s struggle to cope with the loss of his wife blinds him to what’s happening to his daughter until it’s already gone too far. Winner of numerous awards, including the prestigious Un Certain Regard prize at the Cannes Film Festival, the searing After Lucia ﬁrmly establishes director Michel Franco as a major talent. After the 5.50pm screening on Friday 20 September 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.
This beguiling low-key drama takes you to the Vienna behind the tourist clichés, defying cinema stereotypes and combining unconventional romance with an enchanting reﬂection on the role of art in our lives. A foreigner called to Vienna by a medical emergency, Anne wanders the streets in limbo, broke and unable to speak the language. Whiling away the hours in the Art History Museum, she encounters Johann, a guard who warily oﬀers to be her guide. Celebrated indie director Jem Cohen’s cerebral ﬁlm is a warm tale of two lonely souls brought together by art and chance. Parallels with Richard Linklater’s Before trilogy will be noted, but Cohen’s ﬁlm is an original work. As in a museum, viewers aren’t told where to look or what to think; we’re encouraged to make our own discoveries.
“Quietly amazing, sneakily sublime.” - The New York Times
Francoise Sagan’s bittersweet novel is given a sumptuous Riviera-ﬁlmed screen treatment. David Niven plays a wealthy playboy, the father of teenaged libertine-in-themaking Jean Seberg. Seberg tolerates most of her father’s mistresses, but doesn’t know what to make of the prudish Deborah Kerr, who will not cohabit with Niven until after they’re married. Feeling that her own relationship with her father will be disrupted by Kerr’s presence, Seberg does her malicious best to break up the couple.
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.
AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
Tue 24 to Thu 26 Sep
Showing from Fri 27 Sep
Fri 27 Sep to Thu 3 Oct
Haifaa Al-Mansour • Saudi Arabia/Germany 2012 • 1h38m DCP • Arabic with English subtitles PG – Contains mild sex references Cast: Reem Abdullah, Waad Mohammed, Abdullrahman Al Gohani, Ahd, Sultan Al Assaf.
Woody Allen • USA 2013 • 1h38m • DCP • cert tbc Cast: Cate Blanchett, Sally Hawkins, Alec Baldwin, Bobby Cannavale, Peter Sarsgaard.
David Lowery • USA 2013 • 1h45m • DCP • cert tbc Cast: Rooney Mara, Casey Aﬄeck, Ben Foster, Keith Carradine, Nate Parker.
Woody Allen’s latest, featuring a brilliant, Oscar-worthy performance from Cate Blanchett, bears more than a passing resemblance to A Streetcar Named Desire.
Bob Muldoon (Casey Aﬄeck) and Ruth Guthrie (Rooney Mara), a passionate young outlaw couple on an extended crime spree, are ﬁnally apprehended by lawmen after a shootout. Although Ruth wounds a local oﬃcer, Bob takes the blame and goes to jail. Four years later, Bob escapes from prison and sets out to ﬁnd Ruth and their daughter, born during his incarceration.
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 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.
“As simple and charming as you could wish for, this is a genuinely pioneering debut... and a striking piece of work by any standards.” - Empire
Jasmine (Blanchett) is a Park Avenue socialite whose life takes a dramatic downturn after the deceptions of her Bernie Madoﬀ-like husband, Hal (Alec Baldwin). Forced to crash with her sister Ginger (Sally Hawkins), a grocery store clerk in San Francisco, Jasmine self-medicates with a cocktail of vodka and Xanax, teetering on the brink of hysteria and panic as she attempts to put her life back together.
“Blue Jasmine is proof that Allen’s powers are merely ﬂuctuating, not in terminal decline: it’s his most assured, aﬀecting work in years.” - The Independent
Set against the backdrop of 1970’s Texas Hill Country, director David Lowery paints a poetic picture, evoking the mythology of westerns and saturating the dramatic space with an aching sense of loss. Featuring powerful performances by Aﬄeck and Mara as well as Ben Foster and Keith Carradine, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints is a story of love, motherhood and searching for peace while faced with an unrelenting past.
“The ﬁlm is so singular, it’s hard to place. At times, its elegiac visual quality evokes Terrence Malick, but Lowery’s scripting is tighter and more accessible. His is truly a fresh voice, exhilarating to hear.” - The Guardian
Main features/Come and See...
NOTHING BUT A MAN
Nothing But a Man
Fri 27 Sep to Tue 1 Oct
Fri 27 Sep to Thu 3 Oct
Gabriela Cowperthwaite • USA 2013 • 1h22m DCP • English and Spanish with English subtitles 15 – Contains scenes of sustained real animal attacks and sight of injuries • Documentary
Michael Roemer • USA 1964 • 1h32m DCP • 12A – Contains racism theme and language Cast: Ivan Dixon, Abbey Lincoln, Julius Harris, Gloria Foster, Yaphet Kotto.
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).
A landmark of US cinema, this uniquely truthful depiction of black life in early 1960s Alabama won great acclaim at the Venice, London and New York ﬁlm festivals. Though it then sank into relative obscurity, a recent restoration by the Library of Congress has again made its many virtues gloriously apparent.
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.
When railroad labourer Duﬀ (Ivan Dixon) meets teacher Josie (Abbey Lincoln), he decides it’s time to settle down to marriage and a factory job. Trouble is, he’s expected to tolerate white bosses who, wittingly or not, are unfailingly racist, and Duﬀ has his pride. Moreover, the couple have to deal not only with the disapproval of Josie’s preacher father, but with Duﬀ ’s son by a previous relationship and his own alcoholic father. Small wonder this was reputedly Malcolm X’s favourite ﬁlm; terriﬁc performances by the mostly African American cast (Lincoln is especially memorable as the strong-willed Josie), eloquent camerawork by Roemer’s writing partner Robert M Young, and a matchless soundtrack of Motown tunes make for understated but powerful drama. Still more impressive, the ﬁlm provides persuasive insights into how social conditions can inﬂuence not only relationships but notions of masculinity, responsibility and resistance, so that it still feels surprisingly modern and all too relevant.
THE HARDER THEY COME
Come and See... A monthly one-oﬀ screening of a great ﬁlm we simply thought you might like to see, again or for the ﬁrst time, on the big screen.
The Harder They Come Wed 11 Sep at 8.55pm & Thu 12 Sep at 6.00pm Perry Henzell • Jamaica 1972 • 1h49m • DCP • 15 Cast: Jimmy Cliﬀ, Carl Bradshaw, Basil Keane, Janet Bartley, Winston Stona, Bob Charlton.
Ivan (Jimmy Cliﬀ ), a young aspiring singer from the Jamaican countryside, arrives in Kingston with high hopes of becoming a recording star. Work is hard to come by, however, and after a rude awakening on the city streets, Ivan becomes a handyman for a local preacher. When an argument over a bicycle escalates into a knife ﬁght, Ivan is sent to jail. After his release he pursues the island’s biggest record producer, Hilton, and eventually gets the chance to record ‘The Harder They Come’, but Ivan balks when Hilton oﬀers him a paltry $20 for the song. The producer retaliates by releasing the record without any promotion. Penniless, Ivan has no choice but to get involved in the lucrative but dangerous marijuana trade. As his criminal notoriety grows so do his record sales.
The Harder They Come is a gritty, realistic view of urban Jamaica that reveals the squalor of shantytowns tourists never see. Cliﬀ delivers a charismatic and memorable performance as a young man who is determined to become famous, and the soundtrack is a joy.
Chile 40 Years On
NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT
Chile 40 Years On A day of ﬁlms to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the coup d’état on 11 September 1973 that ousted Chile’s elected president, Salvador Allende, and ushered in 17 years of brutal dictatorship headed by General Augusto Pinochet. The ﬁlms highlight the deﬁnitive moments and themes of the last decades of Chilean history, from the coup itself, seen through the eyes of children (Machuca), the confusion and renewed sense of hope that the end of the dictatorship brought (No), the never-ending search for answers and closure (Nostalgia for the Light) and the international solidarity that resulted (Nae Pasaran!). The screenings are part of the cultural programme of Chile 40 Years On. chile40yearson.org
Nostalgia for the Light
Wed 11 Sep at 3.15pm
Wed 11 Sep at 5.55pm
Patricio Guzmán • France/Germany/Chile/Spain/USA • 2010 1h34m • DCP • Spanish and English with English subtitles 12A – Contains images of dead bodies • Documentary
Andrès Wood • Chile/Spain/France/Britain 2004 • 2h1m 35mm • Spanish with English subtitles • 15 Cast: Matias Quer, Ariel Mateluna, Manuela Martelli .
Master director Patricio Guzmán travels 10,000 feet above sea level to the driest place on earth, the Atacama Desert, where atop the mountains astronomers from all over the world gather to observe stars. The Atacama is also a place where the harsh heat of the sun preserves human remains of political prisoners ‘disappeared’ by the Chilean army after the military coup of September 1973. So while astronomers examine the most distant and oldest galaxies, women, surviving relatives of the disappeared whose bodies were dumped here, search for the remains of their loved ones.
Andrès Wood’s ﬁlm examines the events leading up to the September 1973 military coup in Chile through the eyes of a sensitive 11-year-old boy named Gonzalo, who comes from a rich, unhappy Santiago family and attends an exclusive private school. There, he meets Pedro Machuca, one of a number of poor boys granted scholarships by the headmaster, a priest ﬂush with the egalitarian spirit of the times. The friendship of the two boys – whose frequent companion is Silvana, a spirited girl from the shantytown where Pedro lives – develops as the country slides into political turmoil.
PLUS SHORT Nae Pasaran! Felipe Bustos Sierra • UK • 2013 • 14m • DCP • Documentary
In a small Scottish town in 1974, factory workers refuse to carry out repairs on warplane engines in an act of solidarity against the violent military coup in Chile. Four years pass before the engines mysteriously disappear in the middle of the night. Forty years later the workers reunite to look back on what was gained and what was lost. One of four new short documentaries produced this year by the Scottish Documentary Institute Bridging the Gap programme.
No Wed 11 Sep at 8.45pm Pablo Larraín • Chile/France/USA 2012 • 1h58m DCP • Spanish with English subtitles 15 – Contains strong language Cast: Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Luis Gnecco, Antonia Zegers, Alejandro Goic.
In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael García Bernal), to spearhead their NO campaign. With scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot’s minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.
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THE GOOD SON
TUFFI FILMS - DO I HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING?
Edinburgh Film Guild New Cinema 1: Finnish Films by Women Filmmakers This set of four screenings seeks to correct two ongoing misconceptions: that all good Finnish ﬁlmmakers are named Aki Kaurismäki and that good female ﬁlmmakers anywhere continue to be a relatively rare breed. The ﬁrst in what we hope to be an ongoing series of national approaches to the model of feminist ﬁlm events pioneered by Lynda Myles at the Edinburgh International Film Festivals of the 1970s, EFG New Cinema devotes this inaugural programme to fourteen exceptional Finnish ﬁlms from the past two years, including documentaries, animation and experimental works, as well as a good old-fashioned feature ﬁlm, all directed by – and with substantial further contributions from – women. With a majority by new and emerging talents, these represent a range of styles from poetic documentary in the worthy tradition of Night Mail (Elli Rintala’s Via Air, which we are proud to present in its world premiere screening) to taut noir (Zaida Bergroth’s The Good Son) to the inimitable split-screen work of world-renowned artist EijaLiisa Ahtila (The Annunciation). Special attention will be paid to the exceptional (and often dead funny) work of Tuﬃ Films, a production company founded in 2010 by a group of four experienced women ﬁlmmakers selfdescribed as operating on “fair-trade production methods and the sheer love of ﬁlms.” In an exclusive compilation, we will present their complete ﬁlmography to date, including the international premiere of their newest ﬁlm, Cat Trap, just weeks ahead of its ﬁrst competition screening. A special publication, including original essays and programme notes by leading Finnish ﬁlm critics and contributions from participating ﬁlmmakers, will be available at all screenings for an optional donation whilst supplies last. Facebook/Twitter: EFGNewCinema www.edinburghﬁlmguild.org.uk With assistance from and grateful thanks to the Embassy of Finland, London and the Finnish Film Foundation.
TUFFI FILMS - THE DATE
The Good Son
Hyvä poika Sat 7 Sep at 1.15pm - Tickets £6/£5 Zaida Bergroth • Finland • 2011 • 1h27m • DCP Finnish with English subtitles • 12A Cast: Samuli Niittymäki, Elina Knihtilä, Eero Aho, Anna Paavilainen, Eetu Julin.
A stylish mix of Nordic noir and Bergmanian chamber drama played out amidst a deceptively idyllic country setting. Finnish actress Leila Manner, hounded by the tabloids after a scandalous premiere, strikes out for her isolated summer villa. With her is her son, Ilmari, whose obsessive ﬁlial piety is left unchecked by a single parent accustomed to having on call an unswervingly loyal mix of bodyguard, servant and watchdog. Leila’s only loyalties, however, are to herself, and Ilmari’s hoped-for isolation is soon broken by the arrival of her boisterous friends. As both he and his mother swiftly develop and rekindle separate relationships, the violent tensions within a too-obediant youth begin to rise to the surface. Elli Toivoniemi, producer of The Good Son, will be in attendance for a Q&A at the Tuﬃ Films event immediately following this screening. PLUS SHORT Her Room Mirkka Kallio • Finland 2013 • 21m • DCP • No dialogue
A haunting tale of love, loss and redemption is eloquently conveyed through striking cinematic gestures in this astonishingly assured short ﬁlm from ELO Helsinki Film School.
Edinburgh Film Guild New Cinema 1
LIVES AND LANDSCAPES 1 - VIA AIR
LIVES AND LANDSCAPES 1 - THE ANNUNCIATION
LIVES AND LANDSCAPES 2 - BURDEN OF MY HEART
Lives and Landscapes 1
Lives and Landscapes 2
Sat 7 Sep at 3.45pm - Tickets £6/£5
Sun 8 Sep at 1.15pm - Tickets £6/£5
Sun 8 Sep at 3.40pm - Tickets £6/£5
1h52m • Various formats • Finnish with English subtitles • 12A
1h49m • Various formats Finnish and Swedish with English subtitles • 15
1h43m • 12A
After runaway success with their ﬁrst two short ﬁlms, their lead producer being invited to Cannes, and with an ambitious programme of shorts, features, ﬁction and documentary works ahead of them, Tuﬃ Films is primed to become one of the most exciting new independent production companies in Europe. And that was just 2012. We are delighted to welcome Jussi-nominated producer Elli Toivoniemi to present the ﬁrst Scottish screenings of all three of Tuﬃ’s completed ﬁlms to date, and to introduce a series of specially-curated excerpts from their works-inprogress, previewing what’s in store for us in the years to come. Do I Have to Take Care of Everything? Selma Vilhunen • Finland 2012 • 7m
A (literally) breathless, virtuoso modern farce – with a bit of costume drama thrown in. Best Comedy at Aspen Shortsfest and Best Fiction at Helsinki Short Film Festival. The Date Jenni Toivoniemi • Finland 2012 • 7m Your typical date between three people and two cats. Best Short International Fiction at Sundance and Generation Special Mention at Berlinale. Cat Trap Maija Hirvonen • Finland 2013 • 38m Glimpses into the life and experiences of Hannele, a voluntary detective on an unceasing quest to rescue any lost cat in Finland. New Nordic Voices Competition at Nordisk Panorama.
The ﬁrst of two thematically-paired screenings of less-thanfeature-length ﬁlms, all connected through their examinations of hidden emotional depths and the settings which have helped to shape – or have been shaped by – them. White Table Carolin Koss • Finland 2012 • 3m “For some time I have been hearing a low repetitive sound in my left ear. Since I could not explain the feeling or the sound, I translated it into a moving image.” Via Air Elli Rintala • Finland 2013 • 38m World Premiere. An achingly beautiful, poetic documentary which transforms Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. My Baby Don’t Love Me Heta Jäälinoja • Finland 2012 • 4m A charming stream-of-consciousness animation about old age, coﬀee, tears and guitars. The Queen of Splinters Anna-Soﬁa Nylund • Finland 2012 • 15m A powerfully candid interview with a 66-year-old woman whose life has been shaped by sexual violence.
Burden of My Heart Iris Olsson & Yves Niyongabo • Finland 2011 • 45m Digibeta • English and Kinyarwanda with English subtitles
A strikingly objective look at Rwanda sixteen years after the 1994 genocide, told entirely through the ﬁrst-person narratives of those who survived it and those struggling to survive growing up amidst its ruins. A Studio in a Factory Town Matleena Jänis • Finland 2013 • 58m Digibeta • Finnish with English subtitles
The life of a small, formerly-thriving industrial town (Varkaus, 320km north of Helsinki), told through the photographs and home movies taken by four successive generations of the Jänis family, who ran its local photography studio. A unique and thoroughly charming insider’s look at small-town life as seen through the eyes of those who, in earning their living, almost unwittingly preserved the otherwise lost lifestyle of an entire city and its inhabitants for posterity.
When One Stops Jenni Rahkonen • Finland 2012 • 7m An animated meditation on loss and mourning told with minimalist poignancy and brilliant visual wit. The Annunciation Eija-Liisa Ahtila • Finland 2011 • 35m The clients of a Helsinki social care facility reconstruct Biblical events in this innovative mix of documentary and ﬁction. Buying a Dildo Eeva Putro • Finland 2012 • 7m A day in the life of a closeted lesbian who just wants to prove to her partner that she loves her.
See overleaf for details of Edinburgh Film Guild New Cinema 2: Jörn Donner + Eight Deadly Shots.
Edinburgh Film Guild New Cinema 2
EIGHT DEADLY SHOTS
EIGHT DEADLY SHOTS
Edinburgh Film Guild New Cinema 2: Jörn Donner + Eight Deadly Shots At the 1970 Edinburgh International Film Festival, Portraits of Women, described as “the cheapest, most vulgar ﬁlm ever made by Mr Jörn Donner” and “his absolute zero point as a scriptwriter, producer, director and actor,” was nearly denied a public screening by Edinburgh Council. The quotes, however, come not from the scandalised magistrates, but from the ﬁlm’s own publicity materials: a prime example of the contention and controversy increasingly courted by Donner with the ﬁve ﬁlms of his which were screened at EIFFs between 1966 and 1972. Equally well-known in Finland for his work as a director and producer (Ingmar Bergman wrote that it was to Donner “that the existence of Fanny and Alexander was due”) as for his multi-awardwinning novels, journalistic writing and political career, he is, in his 80th year, nothing less than a cultural icon. We are therefore honoured to welcome Jörn Donner back to Edinburgh – which he ﬁrst visited as a ﬁlm critic in 1955 – on the 50th anniversary of his debut as a feature ﬁlm director. In addition to screening his most recent ﬁlm, The Interrogation, we will also present the UK premiere of the complete version of Eight Deadly Shots, directed by and starring former Donner collaborator Mikko Niskanen, and frequently referred to as the greatest Finnish ﬁlm ever made. As with New Cinema 1 (see pages 12 to 13), a publication, including writings by Jörn Donner previously unpublished in English and original essays by Antti Alanen (ﬁlm programmer at the Finnish National Audiovisual Archive), will be available at all screenings for an optional donation whilst supplies last.
JÖRN DONNER (© Sini-Marja Niska)
Eight Deadly Shots
Kahdeksan surmanluotia PART I (2h37m): Sat 14 Sep at 12.00pm PART II (2h39m): Sun 15 Sep at 12.30pm Tickets (for both parts) £8/£6 Mikko Niskanen • Finland 1972 • 5h16m • DCP Finnish with English subtitles • 12A Cast: Mikko Niskanen, Tarja-Tuulikki Tarsala, Tauno Paananen, Elina Liimatainen.
The shots of the title ring out almost instantly, as a poor farmer kills four policemen in cold blood; the rest of the ﬁlm presents – in one long ﬂashback – a masterful and empathetic examination of the systematic decline of a working-class community through poverty, unemployment and drink which has led to this supposedly ‘motiveless’ crime. With the haunting Mikko Niskanen leading an almost entirely non-professional cast, the case could easily be made for him to be the Finnish Ken Loach, and Eight Deadly Shots to be the Finnish Kes – or, given its epic scale, its Days of Hope. Previously unseen outside of Finland except in a cut (edited by Jörn Donner) which excised over half its material, this pristine restoration of the complete version was ﬁnally given its triumphant international premiere last year, forty years after it was made – and over twenty years since Niskanen’s death in 1990. This will be only its sixth international screening.
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“In Finland, the general public and ﬁlm specialists agree that Eight Deadly Shots is their national cinema’s masterpiece.” -Peter von Bagh.
With assistance from and grateful thanks to the Embassy of Finland, London and the Finnish Film Foundation.
This four-episode ﬁlm will be screened in two parts. Brief written summaries of previous events are shown at the beginnings of episodes 2, 3, and 4.
Edinburgh Film Guild New Cinema 2/Doors Open Day
Kuulustelu Sat 14 Sep at 3.20pm - Tickets £6/£5 Jörn Donner • Finland 2009 • 1h50m • 35mm Finnish with English subtitles • 12A Cast: Minna Haapkylä, Marcus Groth, Hannu-Pekka Björkman, Lauri Nurkse.
Jörn Donner’s ﬁrst cinematic feature after a 25-year hiatus was this stunning return to form, treating the emprisonment of the World War II spy Kerttu Nuorteva in such a virtuosically minimalist fashion that one might almost believe that Ozu had adapted le Carré. The title is ironic, as Nuorteva – despite capture at a time when Finnish spies were commonly passed directly on to the Gestapo – was subjected to systematic cajoling rather than cudgelling, as her captors revealed to her the extent of Soviet treatment of its undesired Karelian minority. With stark cinematography from Pirjo Honkasalo (a major director in her own right whose career Donner’s early support helped launch), The Interrogation has already been praised by some as Donner’s greatest ﬁlm...thus far. This screening will be followed by a Q&A with Jörn Donner.
Doors Open Day at Filmhouse Sunday 29 September 2013 Doors Open Day is your chance to explore some of Edinburgh’s architecturally and culturally signiﬁcant buildings. From heritage landmarks to the city’s newest architecture, Doors Open Day oﬀers free access to properties that are either not usually open to the public or would normally charge an entry fee. The event also oﬀers the public an opportunity to ﬁnd out more about the capital’s public buildings.
Projection Tours Sun 29 Sep, FREE Every half hour from 10am, last tour 12.30pm A fascinating guided tour of our well-equipped Screen One projection box by one of our highly-trained projectionists. Learn about the history of Filmhouse, our current programming strategy and the wide range of screening formats we work with. Tours will last around 15 minutes and are FREE – book through the box oﬃce in person or by phone on 0131 228 2688. These tours were extremely popular last year so advance booking is essential!
We’re inviting you to come and have a guided tour of our Screen One projection box, normally very much oﬀ limits to the public! Doors Open Day is a celebration of Edinburgh’s architecture, culture and heritage and has been organised by the Cockburn Association (Edinburgh’s Civic Trust) since 1991. Edinburgh Doors Open Day is part of European Heritage Days. www.cockburnassociation.org.uk
Seeking sustenance during your journey around the architecture of Edinburgh? Buy any tea or ﬁlter coﬀee at the Filmhouse Cafe Bar for only £1 during Doors Open Day on Sunday 29 September. Sit in or take-away. Valid 10am – 5pm, Sunday 29 September only.
Suicide Prevention Week/Weans’ World
THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER
SPECIALEVENT Edinburgh Choose Life is delighted to support this screening of The Perks of Being a Wallﬂower as part of Suicide Prevention Week 2013 (9 - 13 September). Choose Life is the national suicide prevention strategy in Scotland. Pick up a leaﬂet in the foyer for more information, or visit www.chooselife.net
The Perks of Being a Wallﬂower Mon 9 Sep at 5.50pm - FREE
FROM UP ON POPPY HILL
Weans’ World Films for a younger audience. Tickets cost £3.50 per person, big or small! Please note: although we normally disapprove of people talking during screenings, these shows are primarily for kids, so grown-ups should expect some noise!
Stephen Chbosky • USA 2012 • 1h42m • DCP 12A – Contains moderate sex references, drug use and one use of strong language Cast: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller.
Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallﬂower is a modern classic that captures the dizzying highs and crushing lows of growing up. Painfully shy Charlie (Logan Lerman) begins his ﬁrst year of high school in 1991 Pittsburgh. Still fragile following a period of mental turmoil after the suicide of his best friend, Charlie shrinks back from school life until he is befriended by a pair of nonconformist seniors, step-siblings Sam (Emma Watson) and Patrick (Ezra Miller), and unexpectedly begins to bloom. The screening will be followed by discussion around the issues raised by the ﬁlm.
From Up on Poppy Hill Kokuriko-zaka kara Sat 7 Sep at 1.00pm & Sun 8 Sep at 11.00am Goro Miyazaki • Japan 2012 • 1h32m DCP • English language version U – Contains no material likely to oﬀend or harm
From the legendary Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro) comes an inspired coming-of-age story set in 1960s Japan. In a lovingly hand-drawn tale, two students develop a budding romance as they join forces to save their high school’s ramshackle clubhouse from demolition.
PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS
Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters Sat 21 Sep at 1.00pm & Sun 22 Sep at 11.00am Thor Freudenthal • USA 2013 • 1h46m • DCP PG – Contains moderate fantasy violence and threat, and mild language Cast: Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Nathan Fillion, Sean Bean.
A great threat looms over the world as the dreaded Kronos is set to be reborn. Percy Jackson and his companions have to travel to the Sea of Monsters in order to recover the fabled Golden Fleece, the only thing that can stop Kronos from laying waste to the planet. There’s action and spectacle galore in this fantasy adventure.
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JOSEPH STEIN Music by JERRY BOCK Lyrics by SHELDON HARNICK Book by
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Original New York Stage Production Directed and Choreographed by
JEROME ROBBINS Mr Robbins’ Original Direction and Choreography reproduced by CRAIG
This production presented by permission of JOSEF WEINBERGER LIMITED on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL of New York
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TUE 1 TO SAT 5 OCTOBER 2013
6 September - 3 October 2013
BOX OFFICE 0131 228 2688
DATE SCREEN NUMBER & FILM TITLE
DATE SCREEN NUMBER & FILM TITLE
DATE SCREEN NUMBER & FILM TITLE
Fri 1 What Maisie Knew (AD) 6 1 The Great Beauty Sep 2 The Great Beauty 2 What Maisie Knew (AD) 3 Upstream Color
1.00/6.10 3.15/8.20 12.45/6.00 3.40/8.55 1.15/3.25/6.20/8.45
Thu 1 The Great Beauty 12 1 The Harder They Come Sep 2 What Maisie Knew (AD) 2 The Great Beauty 3 Upstream Color
2.30/8.25 6.00 3.15/8.55 5.55 3.30/6.20/8.45
Sat 1 From Up on Poppy Hill (WW) 7 1 The Great Beauty Sep 1 What Maisie Knew (AD) 2 InRealLife 2 What Maisie Knew (AD) 2 The Great Beauty 3 The Good Son + short (EFG1) 3 Tuﬃ Films (EFG1) 3 Upstream Color
1.00 3.15/8.20 6.10 1.10 + Q&A 3.40/8.55 6.00 1.15 (£6/£5) 3.45 + Q&A (£6/£5) 6.20/8.45
Fri 1 The Way Way Back (AD) 13 1 The Artist and the Model Sep 2 The Great Beauty 2 The Way Way Back (AD) 2 The Artist and the Model 3 Classe Tous Risques 3 The Great Beauty
1.00/6.25/8.45 3.45 12.30/6.00 3.30 8.55 1.05/3.35/5.55 8.20
Wed 1 The Artist and the Model 18 1 The Way Way Back (AD) Sep 1 The Great Beauty 2 The Way Way Back (AD) 2 The Great Beauty 3 Classe Tous Risques 3 The Artist and the Model
2.30 6.00 8.20 3.30/8.55 5.55 3.15/6.10 8.35
Thu 1 The Great Beauty 19 1 The Way Way Back (AD) Sep 2 The Way Way Back (AD) 2 The Great Beauty 3 The Artist and the Model 3 Classe Tous Risques
2.30/8.20 6.00 3.30/8.55 5.55 3.15/8.35 6.10
Sun 1 From Up on Poppy Hill (WW) 8 1 What Maisie Knew (AD) Sep 1 The Great Beauty 2 Upstream Color 2 What Maisie Knew (AD) 2 The Great Beauty 3 Lives and Landscapes 1 (EFG1) 3 Lives and Landscapes 2 (EFG1) 3 Upstream Color
11.00am 1.00/6.10 3.15/8.20 1.30 3.50/8.55 6.00 1.15 (£6/£5) 3.40 (£6/£5) 6.20/8.45
Sat 1 The Way Way Back (AD) 14 1 The Artist and the Model Sep 2 The Great Beauty 2 The Way Way Back (AD) 2 The Artist and the Model 3 Eight Deadly Shots Part I (EFG2) 3 The Interrogation (EFG2) 3 Classe Tous Risques 3 The Great Beauty
1.00/6.25/8.45 3.45 12.30/6.00 3.30 8.55 12.00 (£8/£6 for I & II) 3.20 + Q&A (£6/£5) 6.20 8.40
Fri 1 After Lucia 20 1 The Way Way Back (AD) Sep 1 The Artist and the Model 2 InRealLife 2 Bonjour tristesse 2 After Lucia 3 Museum Hours 3 The Artist and the Model 3 InRealLife
1.20 3.45/6.25 8.45 1.10 3.35/8.35 5.50 + discussion 1.05/6.00 3.30 8.40
Mon 1 Upstream Color (B) 9 1 The Great Beauty Sep 1 What Maisie Knew (AD) 2 What Maisie Knew (AD) 2 The Great Beauty 2 What Maisie Knew (AD) + (S) 3 Upstream Color 3 The Perks of Being a Wallﬂower
11am (babies & carers) 2.30/8.20 6.10 3.15 6.00 8.55 (subtitled) 3.30/8.45 5.50 + disc. (FREE)
Sun 1 The Way Way Back (AD) 15 1 The Artist and the Model Sep 1 The Great Beauty 2 The Great Beauty 2 The Way Way Back (AD) 2 The Artist and the Model 3 Eight Deadly Shots Part II (EFG2) 3 Classe Tous Risques 3 The Way Way Back (AD)
1.00/6.00 3.40 8.20 12.20/5.55 3.30 8.55 12.30 (£8/£6 for I & II) 3.45/6.10 8.35
Sat 1 Percy Jackson: Sea Of... (WW) 21 1 The Way Way Back (AD) Sep 1 The Artist and the Model 2 InRealLife 2 Bonjour tristesse 3 Museum Hours 3 The Artist and the Model 3 After Lucia
1.00 3.45/6.25 8.45 1.10/6.15 3.35/8.35 1.05/6.00 3.30 8.40
Tue 1 The Great Beauty 10 1 What Maisie Knew (AD) Sep 2 What Maisie Knew (AD) 2 The Great Beauty 3 Upstream Color
2.30/8.20 6.10 3.15/8.55 6.00 3.30/6.20/8.45
Mon 1 The Artist and the Model (B) 16 1 The Great Beauty Sep 1 The Way Way Back (AD) 2 The Artist and the Model 2 The Great Beauty 3 Classe Tous Risques 3 The Way Way Back (AD)
11am (babies & carers) 2.30/6.00 8.55 3.30/5.55 8.20 3.15/8.30 6.10
Wed 1 The Great Beauty 11 1 The Harder They Come Sep 2 What Maisie Knew (AD) 2 What Maisie Knew (AD) 2 Upstream Color 3 Nostalgia for the Light + Short (C) 3 Machuca (C) 3 No (C)
2.30/6.00 8.55 3.30 6.05 + discussion 8.50 3.15 5.55 8.45
Tue 1 The Way Way Back (AD) 17 1 The Great Beauty Sep 2 The Great Beauty 2 The Artist and the Model 3 Classe Tous Risques 3 The Way Way Back (AD)
2.15/8.55 6.00 3.00/8.20 5.55 3.15/8.30 6.10
Sun 1 Percy Jackson: Sea Of... (WW) 22 1 After Lucia Sep 1 The Way Way Back (AD) + (S) 1 The Way Way Back (AD) 1 The Artist and the Model 2 InRealLife 2 Bonjour tristesse 3 Museum Hours 3 The Artist and the Model 3 After Lucia
11.00am 1.20 3.45 (subtitled) 6.25 8.45 1.10/8.35 3.35/6.15 1.05/6.00 3.30 8.40
6 September - 3 October 2013
DATE SCREEN NUMBER & FILM TITLE
DATE SCREEN NUMBER & FILM TITLE
DATE SCREEN NUMBER & FILM TITLE
Mon 1 Bonjour tristesse (B) 23 1 The Way Way Back (AD) Sep 1 After Lucia 2 InRealLife 2 Bonjour tristesse 3 After Lucia 3 The Artist and the Model 3 Museum Hours
11am (babies & carers) 2.30/6.25 8.45 3.30/8.35 6.15 3.15 6.00 8.40
Mon 1 Blue Jasmine (B) 30 1 Blue Jasmine Sep 2 Ain’t Them Bodies Saints 3 Nothing But a Man 3 Blackﬁsh
11am (babies & carers) 2.30/6.15/8.50 3.15/6.20/8.45 3.30/8.40 6.00
TICKET PRICES & INFORMATION
2.30/6.25 8.45 3.30/6.15/8.35 3.15/8.40 6.00
2.30/6.15/8.50 3.15/6.20/8.45 3.30/6.00 8.30
EVENING SCREENINGS (Starting 5pm and later) £8.20 full price, £6.00 concessions
Tue 1 The Way Way Back (AD) 24 1 After Lucia Sep 2 Wadjda 3 Museum Hours 3 The Artist and the Model
Tue 1 Blue Jasmine 1 2 Ain’t Them Bodies Saints Oct 3 Nothing But a Man 3 Blackﬁsh
2.30/6.15/8.50 3.15/8.55 6.00 + discussion 3.30/8.30
Wed 1 The Way Way Back (AD) 25 1 After Lucia Sep 2 Wadjda 2 Holy Motors (EC) 3 The Artist and the Model 3 Museum Hours
2.30/8.45 6.25 3.30/8.40 6.00 + intro 3.15/8.35 6.05
Wed 1 Blue Jasmine 2 2 Ain’t Them Bodies Saints Oct 2 Blood Brother + short (TOA) 3 Nothing But a Man 3 The Extraordinary Voyage + A Trip to the Moon (EC)
Thu 1 The Way Way Back (AD) 26 1 After Lucia Sep 2 Wadjda 3 The Artist and the Model 3 Museum Hours
2.30/8.45 6.25 3.30/8.40 3.15/8.35 6.05
Thu 1 Blue Jasmine 3 2 Ain’t Them Bodies Saints Oct 2 State 194 (TOA) 3 Nothing But a Man 3 In the Name Of
2.30/6.15/8.50 3.15/8.55 6.00 + discussion 3.30/8.45 5.55
Fri 1 Blue Jasmine 27 1 Fire in the Blood + shorts (TOA) Sep 2 Ain’t Them Bodies Saints 2 Blue Jasmine 3 Blackﬁsh 3 Nothing But a Man 3 Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
1.10/3.20/8.50 5.45 + Q&A 1.00/3.25/8.45 6.15 1.05 3.10/8.40 6.00
Sat 1 Blue Jasmine 28 2 Ain’t Them Bodies Saints Sep 2 The Idiot’s Guide to... (TOA) 2 We Are Wisconsin (TOA) 3 Blackﬁsh 3 Nothing But a Man 3 Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
1.10/3.25/6.15/8.50 1.00/3.15 6.00 (£4/£3) 8.00 + Q&A 1.05 3.10/8.40 6.05
Sun 1 Blue Jasmine 29 2 Ain’t Them Bodies Saints Sep 2 Promised Land (TOA) 3 Blackﬁsh 3 Nothing But a Man
1.10/3.25/6.15/8.50 1.00/6.20/8.45 3.15 + discussion 1.05/6.00 3.10/8.40
6.05 + intro
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
All tickets to Weans’ World screenings (marked WW on grid) are £3.50. Tickets for children under 12 are £3.50 for any screening. For screenings in 3D add £2 to ticket price. Filmhouse Members get £1.50 oﬀ every ticket (excludes Friday matinees and Weans’ World) 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).
We participate in the Orange Wednesdays 2 for 1 scheme. There are usually ticket deals available on ﬁlm seasons.
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: (C) – Chile 40 Years On (page 10) (EC) – Introduction to European Cinema (pages 28-30) (EFG1) – Edinburgh Film Guild New Cinema 1 (pages 12-13) (EFG2) – Edinburgh Film Guild New Cinema 2 (pages 14-15) (TOA) – Take One Action Film Festival (pages 20-27) (WW) – Weans’ World (page 16) Full index of ﬁlms on page 2
All performances are bookable in advance, in person, online at www.ﬁlmhousecinema.com or by phone on 0131 228 2688. We do not charge a fee for bookings made by telephone or on the website. Tickets may also be reserved without payment, in which case they must be collected no later than 30 minutes before the performance starts. Tickets cannot be exchanged nor money refunded except in the event of a cancellation of a performance. Screenings are subject to change, but only in extraordinary circumstances. All seats are unreserved. If you require seats together please arrive in plenty of time. Cinemas will be open 15 minutes before the start of each screening. The management reserves the right of admission and will not admit latecomers. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Double bills are shown in the same order as indicated on these pages. Intervals in double bills last 10 minutes. BOX OFFICE: 0131 228 2688 (10am-9pm daily) PROGRAMME INFO: 0131 228 2689 BOOK ONLINE: www.ﬁlmhousecinema.com
Take One Action Film Festival
WINTER, GO AWAY!
“Take One Action’s focus on empowering people to engage with issues of global concern through great cinema is unique in the UK. This work is really, really important.” - Ken Loach and Paul Laverty, Patrons “Take One Action brings to light stories from across the planet which – like South Africa’s injustices, courage and beauty – were once hidden.” - Archbishop Desmond Tutu “Want to change the world but not sure where to start? These guys will rouse you into action.” - The Guardian
27 September to 12 October Take One Action – Scotland’s global change cinema project – is back in Edinburgh, premiering two weeks of the most acclaimed cinema about global social change. Understanding our power and interdependency with others around the world is more essential and valuable than ever. Take One Action is your gateway to: enjoy amazing ﬁlms; listen and take part in discussions to connect them back to our lives in Scotland; be inspired to use our hands and voices more courageously to shape a world we’re really proud to live and work in; be active in seeking out the connections and support we need, to be all we can be. Our staﬀ, partners, volunteers and fellow audience members have lots of pointers: there for the asking. For the full programme including outdoor screenings, workshops and talks, pick up a festival guide available in the cinema or visit www.takeoneaction.org.uk Festival loyalty card: bring friends, grab a freebie See ﬁve Take One Action ﬁlms at the festival or through the year to get into a sixth free. Get stamps when tickets are collected in person. Cards available at the Box Oﬃce. Or... bring 5 friends and you’ll go free!
Take One Action Film Festival
FIRE IN THE BLOOD
FIRE IN THE BLOOD
WE ARE WISCONSIN
Fire in the Blood
The Idiot’s Guide to a Better World
We Are Wisconsin
Fri 27 Sep at 5.45pm
Sat 28 Sep at 6.00pm
Sat 28 Sep at 8.00pm
Dylan Mohan Gray • India • 2013 • 1h27m • Digibeta English, Hindi, Manipuri and Xhosa with English subtitles PG – Contains distressing images of illness and mild language Documentary
1h30m • 12A
Amie Williams • USA 2012 • 1h30m • Format TBC • 12A Documentary
The inspirational and impassioned story of the activists who fought to stop Western companies and governments blocking access to HIV medicines in the developing world. In the late nineties, medicines were created to curb the impact of HIV, charged at £10,000 per person per year. As a result, AIDS-associated deaths dropped by 84 percent in developed countries. But to maintain proﬁts and apparently fund research, the drugs companies refused to licence more aﬀordable versions, leaving millions to die in countries that could not aﬀord such high prices. Fire in the Blood narrates the remarkable true story of the global activists fought to overturn the situation. It screens in 2013 as a reawakening World Trade Organisation looks set to protect future medical and other development-essential patents more vigorously than ever. PLUS SHORTS Africa for Norway
SAIH • Norway/South Africa 2012 • 4m
AND Chris’s Story
Waverley Care • UK 2012 • 4m
We hope to be joined by Fire in the Blood director Dylan Mohan Gray for a Q&A after the screening, alongside guests including Ugandan HIV campaigner Winnie Ssanyu Sseruma. Supported by Christian Aid. Followed by the Take One Action opening ceilidh – details and tickets at www.takeoneaction.org.uk
Join satirist Jolyon Rubinstein (star of BAFTA 2013 Best Comedy winner The Revolution Will Be Televised) and friends for a special, one-stop introduction to the ﬁlms, people and issues threading together this year’s Take One Action Film Festival. Featuring not-so-serious chat with ﬁlmmakers, campaigners and politicians – breaking down Occupy, Syria and the environment into handy bite-size globules – alongside music and exclusive short ﬁlms, The Idiot’s Guide is a perfect starting gate to the UK’s leading global change ﬁlm festival. TICKETS £4/£3
Take One Action Dialogues
When new laws threaten basic workers’ rights and public debate, six (extra)ordinary citizens force their way into the Wisconsin State Capitol with thousands more to launch a popular uprising that will not only challenge the lawmakers, but the soul of a nation. Steering clear of the policing issues that have framed other docs about the recent tide of economic protest, We Are Wisconsin locks its sights on a lobbying system which deﬁes centuries of reform in defence of laissez-faire capitalism. It also spotlights another trend: the rising tide of intelligent and feisty citizen action which crosses social barriers, and is changing the game. We are delighted to welcome the ﬁlm’s producer Melissa Austin and Brian Austin, one of the ﬁlm’s protagonists, for a Q&A after the screening. Supported by Unison, the Sheila McKechnie Foundation and the National Union of Journalists. Special oﬀer: concessions price available to all Unison members with evidence of current membership.
Join free, facilitated small group conversations at Filmhouse after selected screenings/ panel discussions to meet other enquiring souls and reﬂect on the story. The ﬁrst drink’s on us. Register at email@example.com
SEASON CONTINUES OVERLEAF
Take One Action Film Festival (continued)
Sun 29 Sep at 3.15pm
Wed 2 Oct at 6.00pm
Thu 3 Oct at 6.00pm
Gus Van Sant • USA/United Arab Emirates 2012 • 1h47m DCP • 15 – Contains strong language Cast: Matt Damon, Hal Holbrook, Frances McDormand, Titus Welliver, Joe Coyle.
Steve Hoover • USA • 2013 • 1h33m • DCP English and Tamil with English subtitles • 15 • Documentary
Dan Setton • Israel/USA 2012 • 1h38m • DCP English, Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles • 12A Documentary
“Thought-provoking and emotionally engaging… a terriﬁc central performance from Matt Damon.” - View London As Falkirk and Stirling Councils weigh up whether to licence the ﬁrst unconventional gas (fracking) wells in Scotland, this exclusive screening of Gus Van Sant’s awardwinning drama, adapted from Dave Eggers’ short story, brings to life the emotion and debates running high over fracking in small-town America. Steve (Matt Damon) is a farm boy turned corporate salesman, dispatched to the backwater town of McKinley with his colleague Sue (Frances McDormand). The town has been hit hard by the economic decline of recent years, and the pair are conﬁdent of securing drilling rights on community properties. But what seems like an easy job and a short stay gradually becomes more complicated, and when Dustin, a slick environmental activist, arrives, suddenly the stakes, both personal and professional, rise to boiling point. Followed by discussion with special guests about the challenges and opportunities oﬀered by nonconventional fuels. Plus Take One Action Dialogue – see page 21. Fair Energy Future ticket deal: See all three ﬁlms about fair energy futures at Filmhouse (Promised Land, Powerless and Pandora’s Promise) for just £21 (£15 concessions) when tickets are bought by phone or in person.
Scottish Premiere State 194
“Documentaries don’t come any bigger-hearted than Blood Brother.” - Variety Grand Jury and Audience Award winner at Sundance 2013, this intimate portrait of a young man who longs to ﬁnd a family and ends up in an HIV orphanage is challenging and graceful in equal measure. When Pittsburgh youth Rocky Braat ﬁrst travelled to India, he was hoping to clear his mind, sort out his priorities and forget about his past. But when he is compelled to visit, and then befriend and work with just a tiny fraction of the 220,000 children living with HIV, ‘Rocky anna’ (brother, as they come to call him) soon realises that the price of his compassion is to come to terms with the depths of his own vulnerabilities. This is a deeply transformative ﬁlm, and a celebration of the unmistakable power of love. PLUS SHORT Susan’s Story
Waverley Care • UK 2012 • 4m
Followed by discussion about the personal, human cost of going out on a limb for the issues we care about – with contributors including Take One Action patron and Palme d’Or winning screenwriter Paul Laverty. Supported by The University of Edinburgh’s Global Health Academy. Plus Take One Action Dialogue – see page 21.
Exclusive UK Preview
“Highly watchable and impressively optimistic.” - Screen Daily As more Scottish companies and institutions join the international boycott of settlement produce, this wideranging view of the internal and global forces working for and against Palestine’s bid for statehood throws current peace talks about the future of the region into powerful relief. In 2011, Palestine submitted an application to the UN to gain recognition as its 194th member state. State 194 follows then Prime Minister Fayyad as he struggles to support the bid with an ambitious infrastructure plan to prove that self-administration is viable. But Fayyad is just one actor among many – from Israeli peace activists and ‘pragmatists’ to Palestinian bloggers and foreign diplomats – whose actions and hopes must align to achieve a breakthrough. This is eye opening, often optimistic, and necessary viewing. We are delighted to welcome to Scotland Israeli activist Yitzhak Frankenthal, founder of The Parents’ Circle which features in the ﬁlm, and Hebron-based Palestinian activist Hamed Qawasmeh (The Villages Group, a grassroots cross-border solidarity network). Supported by Christian Aid, NUJ and the Scottish Palestinian Forum. Plus Take One Action Dialogue – see page 21.
Take One Action Film Festival
A THIRSTY WORLD
A Thirsty World
A THIRSTY WORLD
Fri 4 Oct at 2.35pm
Yann Arthus-Bertrand • France • 2012 • 1h31m Non-DCI Digital projection • French and English with English subtitles • PG • Documentary
Take One Action presents SISTERS – a weekend of ﬁlms and events celebrating progress made for women’s empowerment throughout the world and highlighting the challenges for the decade ahead.
After Home, the stunning debut ﬁlm from photographer Yann Arthus Betrand, the master of aerial cinema revisits our fragile planet to foreground the wonders of the world’s fresh water sources and the ordinary heroes ﬁghting to protect them.
Accounting for the food we eat and the clothes we wear, a European family of four consumes some 140,000 litres of water every week. Much of that water comes from developing countries that produce our coﬀee, jeans and cheap meat, where water is often scarce and, in the face of climate change, increasingly a cause of conﬂict. At the same time, these water sources are among the most beautiful natural wonders of the world – from the Congo basin to the Cambodian deltas. The ﬁlm dives in from its bird’s eye view perspective to meet the campaigners, entrepreneurs and women on the frontline. A beautiful, urgent call to everyday action. PLUS SHORT Merfolk
Rory Wauby-Tolley • UK 2012 • 3m
Followed by discussion with special guests including Jon Rathjen (HydroNation) and Nick Hepworth (Water Witness). Supported by NIDOS and SCIAF.
Scottish Premiere Neu! Reekie! at Take One Action
Fri 4 Oct at 5.45pm
Fri 4 Oct at 9.00pm
Kim Longinotto • UK/India 2013 • 1h30m • Digibeta Tamil with English subtitles • PG • Documentary
SISTERS WEEKEND | MUSIC AND POETRY NIGHT
“It’s very rare that something can resonate and leave me in such a state of fulﬁlment as this ﬁlm.” - Huﬃngton Post
“I can’t take my ears oﬀ her” - Benjamin Zephaniah, on Holly McNish
Oﬃcial Selection, Sundance and Berlinale.
Curated by Neu! Reekie! – neureekie.tumblr.com
As violence against women in India hits global headlines in 2013, festival favourite Kim Longinotto tells the extraordinary story of a Tamil woman locked up for more than 25 years, whose deﬁant poetry escapes to represent the hopes of millions. When Salma, was 13 years old, her family forbade her to study and eventually forced her into marriage. Gradually, she began covertly composing poems on scraps of paper and, through intricate design, was able to sneak them into the hands of a publisher. Against the odds, her poetry took Tamil society by storm: the ﬁrst step to Salma discovering her freedom and challenging the traditions and code of conduct in her own village.
Following a run of sell-out shows that have seen the likes of Primal Scream and Liz Lochhead take to the stage alongside the upcoming performers they most admire, Edinburgh’s almighty poetry squad are back – taking over Filmhouse with lyricism and musicality on a starburst of gender, justice and human-being themes, especially for Take One Action. The bill includes Holly McNish, much published slam queen and curator, fresh from sonic booms on Women’s Hour, Ronnie Scott’s and Glastonbury… Plus Jamaican poet and novelist, Kei Miller (Commonwealth First Book Nominee). Music acts still to be conﬁrmed at time of going to press, but expect to be expanded.
We hope to be joined after the ﬁlm by director Kim Longinotto and guests including Mridul Wadhwa (Shakti Women’s Aid).
Ticket deal: buy a joint ticket for Salma and Neu! Reekie! at Take One Action for just £13/£11 when booked via Filmhouse in person or on the phone. SEASON CONTINUES OVERLEAF
Take One Action Film Festival (continued)
ARE YOU LISTENING!
THE PATIENCE STONE
SISTERS Sisters Seminar
Sat 5 Oct at 1.00pm
Sat 5 Oct at 5.30pm
Richard Robbins • USA 2013 • 1h44m • Non-DCI Digital • 12A Documentary
2013 sees us launch a new strand into the festival: Sisters – casting a positive and critical lens on the vital role played by women in global development, activism and environmental sustainability, as well as injustices resulting from unjust gender norms. The event will combine powerful presentations with debates, audience discussions and short ﬁlms, and will conclude with a special panel session exploring the voices of women on ﬁlm and women in ﬁlm. The event will conclude with a panel discussion exploring opportunities for strengthening the voices of women both in and on ﬁlm, with Sara Afreen (producer, Are You Listening!) and Noe Mendelle (Director, Scottish Documentary Institute) among others. We also hope to be joined by director Iciar Bollain. Join us for an inspiring and insightful afternoon. Supported by Zero Tolerance. TICKETS £5/£3
Co-operative Members: bring your membership card to the box oﬃce and get concessionary rates for any screening. Available to the ﬁrst 20 members when booking in person only.
UK Premiere Are You Listening! Shunte Ki Pao!
“Illuminating and hopeful.” - Los Angeles Times With voiceover from Selena Gomez, Meryl Streep and Liam Neeson, this spirited ﬁlm tells, in their own words, how nine (extra)ordinary girls from all corners of the globe faced down and overcame all-too-common barriers to education. In 2012 Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban for trying to go to school. Like Malala, 66 million girls worldwide are being denied a basic education, mostly as a result of poverty and gender norms. But “change is like a song you can’t hold back” says Suma from Nepal, who escaped bonded labour to learn how to read, and to write music. Like Azmera from Ethiopia, whose brother is her biggest champion, and Senna from Peru, who is learning to demand basic rights for her community, Suma represents the awesome diﬀerence that educating all girls would make in the world. Screening on World Teachers’ Day, Girl Rising celebrates that change, and points to an urgent need to take it further. Followed by discussion with special guests including David Mundell MP (Under-Secretary of State for Scotland) and Mukami McCrumb (Africa Council Scotland/Scottish Government). Supported by NIDOS.
Sat 5 Oct at 8.25pm Kamar Ahmad Simon • Bangladesh 2012 • 1h30m • HD-Cam Bengali with English subtitles • 12A • Documentary
A Bangladeshi family battle the surging front line of climate change in this critically acclaimed, mesmerising and pared-back testament to the hidden cost of highcarbon living. Rakhi’s son Rahul was only four in 2009, when a powerful tidal wave destroyed everything they owned. Her husband Soumen has had no work since, as every day remains a battle to defend the community’s land from typhoons and further ﬂooding. Shot from immersive low camera angles which pull the viewer head ﬁrst into scenes suggestive of science ﬁction, the ﬁlm presents Rakhi and her family at an impasse, struggling to keep their home out of the mud, while governments, both national and international, sit on their hands. Will there be a future for Rahul on his ancestral land? Or will he – like millions of others – be forced to make a life in the impoverished slums, churning out poverty-wage garments to keep the West happy? We are delighted to be welcoming to Scotland the ﬁlm’s producer, Sara Afreen for a Q&A following the screening. Supported by Oxfam.
Take One Action Film Festival
THE PATIENCE STONE
THE LEGEND OF SARILA
The Legend of Sarila (3D)
SISTERS The Patience Stone
UK Premiere Tomorrow Zavtra
Sat 5 Oct at 1.00pm & Sun 6 Oct at 11.00am
Sun 6 Oct at 6.00pm & Fri 11 Oct at 3.00pm Atiq Rahimi • Afghanistan/France/Germany • 2012 • 1h38m • DCP Persian with English subtitles • 15 Documentary featuring Golshifteh Farahani, Hamid Djavadan, Hassina Burgan, Massi Mrowat, Mohamed Al Maghraoui.
“A luminous central performance distinguishes this ambitious adaptation of a prize-winning best-seller.” - Hollywood Reporter “One of the year’s best ﬁlms... Not to be missed.” - Indiewire Somewhere in the Middle East, a young woman tends to her comatose husband in their bomb-shelled bedroom. Fighting rages outside while she clings to the hope – embodied by the ﬁlm’s vivid, transformative hues – that he will wake up and recover consciousness. From this deceptively simple but richly metaphorical premise, director Atiq Rahimi’s Oscar-tipped adaptation of his eponymous novel gradually turns the table on the patriarchal society into which the wife – in a spectacular performance by Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani – was born. Free to speak openly for the ﬁrst time, she begins to reveal her deepest secrets and desires, setting the stage for a breathless climax that will leave audiences surprised and hopeful. PLUS SHORT: No Women No Peace
GAPS UK • UK 2012 • 3m
Followed by discussion with special guests to explore the current ﬁght against gender-based violence in conﬂict zones and across the world. Supported by Oxfam. Plus Take One Action Dialogue – see page 21.
Nancy Florence Savard • Canada 2012 • 1h22m • DCP • PG With the voices of Christopher Plummer, Rachelle Lefevre, Dustin Milligan, Tim Rozon, Geneviève Bujold.
Tue 8 Oct at 6.00pm
“Beautiful, ambitious… breathtaking.” - (The Huﬃngton Post)
“An oddly stirring, gripping and thought-provoking piece of work… with a good deal of humour.” - Screen Daily
Canada’s ﬁrst 3D animated feature is an exciting adventure about three youths living in the Arctic who are chosen to save their community from a strange threat to its wildlife and habitats.
Oﬃcial Selection, Berlinale.
Life can be diﬃcult if you live on the Arctic tundra. But when all the animals people hunt to eat and stay alive mysteriously disappear, young Markussi realises that brave action is required. Ignoring the clan spirit master Kiliq, he sets out with his friends in search of the legendary land of Sarila, where nature thrives and food is plentiful. Pursued by the jealous shaman and confronted with all kinds of hurdles along the way, the intrepid trio must restore the natural balance of the environment in order to save their people. Will they succeed? And mums, dads: as we watch a race for oil and gas now starting in the arctic, and hear about oceans swimming with plastic waste that poisons arctic wildlife, what about us? Will we and our children ‘succeed’? Tickets £4.50 (includes £1 supplement for 3D).
Andrey Gryazev • Russia • 2012 • 1h30m • HD-Cam Russian with English subtitles • 15 • Documentary
This quasi-satirical and strangely moving documentary reads like Lars Von Trier in real life, embedding in the chaotic evolution of anarchist art movement Voina as their ‘interventions’ light a ﬁre to spread across Russia. Vor (Thief ) and Koza (Goat) lead an underground existence as they balance raising their one-year-old son Kasper with going out at night to steal, to topple cars and graﬃti public monuments in what gradually emerges as the beginnings of a coherent and considered resistance to the political and social repression they see pervading Putin’s Russia. They live for the day, hoping to change the world of tomorrow. As the stakes quickly escalate, questions about “what is art,”“what is activism,” and “what is civilised” can only be answered at deep personal cost. PLUS SHORT Rabbitland
Nikola Majdak Jr & Ana Nedeljkovic • Serbia 2012 • 7m
Russia double bill ticket deal: See both Tomorrow and Winter, Go Away! for £13.50 (£10 concession). Only valid when tickets are bought by phone or in person.
SEASON CONTINUES OVERLEAF
Take One Action Film Festival (continued)
WINTER, GO AWAY!
Winter, Go Away! Zima, ukhodi!
Tue 8 Oct at 8.10pm
Wed 9 Oct at 5.50pm
Wed 9 Oct at 8.30pm
Elena Khoreva, Denis Klebeev, Askold Kurov, Dmitry Kusabov, Nadezhda Leonteva, Anna Moiseenko, Madina Mustaﬁna, Soﬁa Rodkevich, Anton Seregin & Alexey Zhiriakov • Russia 2012 1h19m • Digibeta • Russian with English subtitles • 12A Documentary
Fahad Mustafa & Deepti Kakkar • India/USA 2013 • 1h20m HD-Cam • Hindi and English with English subtitles • 15 Documentary
Robert Stone • USA 2013 • 1h20m • Format TBC • 12A Documentary
“A self-deprecating, darn good piece of journalism.” - Scene Stealers
For the 3.5 million citizens of Kanpur, India, blackouts last longer than normal electrical service, setting the stage for a farcical and arguably avoidable standoﬀ between the city’s elect and its self-proclaimed Robin Hood. As sparks ﬂy and people rush to pour water on burning transistors, everything goes dark. It’s business as usual for Loha Singh, whose mission is to reconnect small-time entrepreneurs with power they can’t aﬀord.
Oﬃcial Selection, HotDocs 2012 Ten young Russian directors turn their cameras to the streets to capture the explosive political climate in the months leading up to Vladimir Putin’s third re-election. The result is a witty and thought-provoking tapestry enriched with a menagerie of characters – from artists, politicians and middleaged men drinking vodka at work, to overexcited journalists, nuns and young demonstrators – organising protests, joining rallies and voting. Arguments break out in shopping streets, and irony bristles into open humour when crowds start singing, “No Putin, no cry.” A haunting reality pervades, though, sharpened by the knowledge that in the wake of these scenes, (including Pussy Riot’s famous protest), Putin’s beleaguered government will unleash an unprecedented crackdown against civic activism and political opposition. Followed by discussion and ideas for practical action with special guests including Dr Luke March (The Dashkova Russian Centre at the University of Edinburgh) and Mark Bevan (Director, Amnesty Scotland). Supported by NUJ. Russia double bill ticket deal: See both Tomorrow and Winter, Go Away! for £13.50 (£10 concession). Only valid when tickets are bought by phone or in person.
Scottish Premiere Pandora’s Promise
“Gritty and eye-opening.” - Hollywood Reporter
Followed by discussion with special guests about the challenges and opportunities aﬀorded to those tackling energy poverty, and the global implications of Scotland’s own energy development agenda. Supported by The World Development Movement. Fair Energy Future ticket deal: See all three ﬁlms about fair energy futures at Filmhouse (Promised Land, Powerless and Pandora’s Promise) for just £21 (£15 concessions) when tickets are bought by phone or in person.
Edinburgh’s Powerful – A scandalous walking tour Join the World Development Movement for an entertaining walking tour immediately prior to Powerless and unearth related stories from our own ﬁnancial district. Book in for this special eco-adventure at www.wdm.org. uk. Walk ﬁnishes at Filmhouse in time for the screening – advance booking for Powerless advised.
Winner: Green Award, Sheﬃeld DocFest
“Well reasoned and urgent, this couldn’t be more timely.” - Chicago Tribune Academy Award nominee Robert Stone’s animated and compelling pro-nuclear doc comes at a critical time for the global environmental movement. Will Scotland’s political voice help eliminate nuclear energy from the world – synonymous with the darkest nightmares of the modern age? Or has the time come to re-examine our assumptions? Promising to alter the debate for years to come, this provocative Sundance hit introduces us to the passionate scientists and environmentalists – such as Britain’s Mark Lynas – who are starting to put their reputations on the line as they ask whether a new generation of nuclear power could tackle climate change and provide enough carbon-free energy to lift billions of people out of poverty. Technology permitting, we hope to join Mark Lynas in a live Skype debate with Pete Roche. Fair Energy Future ticket deal: See all three ﬁlms about fair energy futures at Filmhouse (Promised Land, Powerless and Pandora’s Promise) for just £21 (£15 concessions) when tickets are bought by phone or in person.
Take One Action Film Festival
THE HUMAN SCALE
The Human Scale
MORE THAN HONEY
Scottish Premiere More Than Honey
MORE THAN HONEY
Surprise Screening: Take One Action Audience Award
Thu 10 Oct at 6.00pm
Fri 11 Oct at 6.00pm
Andreas Dalsgaard • Denmark/Bangladesh/China/New Zealand/ USA • 2012 • 1h23m • Non-DCI Digital projection • PG Documentary
Markus Imhoof • Switzerland/Germany/Austria 2012 • 1h36m DCP • German, Swiss German, English and Mandarin with English subtitles • PG • Documentary
Sat 12 Oct at 6.00pm
Oﬃcial selection, Sydney Film Festival
“Without preachiness… magically beautiful.” - The New York Post
Take the plunge and join us for the ﬁnal screening of Take One Action 2013 as voted for by you from our host of critically acclaimed European, UK and Scottish premieres.
By 2050, 80% of humanity will live in urban areas. Resisting the predominance of car and oﬃce block, this visionary ﬁlm asks how we can build cities in developed and developing countries that balance the human need for inclusion and relationship with travel and productivity. According to Danish architect Jan Gehl, “we [sometimes] know more about making a good habitat for mountain gorillas than we do about making one for man.” This challenge runs at the heart of director Andreas Dalsgaard’s exploration of how city planning – for good or ill – deﬁnes and shapes our lives, from China to Europe. Pitting sustainable, urban development against endless highways designed for an elite to escape to the country, The Human Scale celebrates the interactions that unfold in well-designed cities, leaving you dreaming new dreams for Edinburgh and Glasgow as you step back out into your streets. PLUS SHORT Hedgehogs and the City
Evalds Lacis • Latvia 2012 • 10m
We are delighted to welcome David Sim (Gehl Architects) to Edinburgh for a Q&A after the ﬁlm. Supported by Architecture and Design Scotland. Walking tour: the ﬁlm will be preceded by a guided walk of Edinburgh, led by Gehl Architects’ David Sim. For more details, go to www.ads.org.uk
This award-winning, immersive visual symphony to the honey bee and the quirky people who nurture them is a humble battle cry against a global food system that rests on unsustainable methods of pollination. Albert Einstein famously said that “If the bee disappears, mankind will have four years left to live.” Today, in regions right across the world, 50% to 90% of local bee colonies have collapsed in an epidemic that continues to spread from from beehive to beehive. While the cause is still debated, it’s clear that the increasingly industrialised nature of beekeeping for pollination is causing the disease to spread faster than it can be contained. Director Markus Imhoof has made the holy grail of bee ﬁlms. But what can Scotland do to change the outcome? Followed by discussion and ideas for practical action with guests including Craig Macadam, Conservation Director at Buglife. Presented in association with The Co-operative.
The best ﬁlm of the Festival – as voted for by YOU.
Last year it was our premiere of Oscar nominee Chasing Ice. This year, it could be a Sundance or Berlin winner, a gripping feature drama or an awe-inspiring doc. What’s certain is that it will have ﬁred the imagination and social spirits of hundreds of festival goers in the preceding days and weeks: so whatever you do, don’t miss it! Go for £3 Present a ticket stub from another Take One Action 2013 festival ﬁlm at the Filmhouse box oﬃce any time up to Friday 11 October to get your Audience Award Screening ticket for just £3. One reduced price ticket per stub. Only valid when booking in person by 9pm on Friday 11 October. All tickets bought for this event are non-refundable. Please note: the surprise screening will be anticipated as a certiﬁcate 15 and children may therefore not be admitted.
More Power To You Register for our free workshop, Campaigning for Beginners, in Edinburgh on Sunday 6 October, or ﬁnd out about our March 2014 weekend retreat, How To Change The World and Stay Human, at www.takeoneaction.org.uk/participate
Introduction to European Cinema
Introduction to European Cinema Now in its ninth year at Filmhouse, Introduction to European Cinema returns for 2013/14 with a completely new programme of ﬁlms. The only season of its kind in the UK, IEC provides a great opportunity to see some of the classics of European cinema on the big screen, many of which are very rarely shown. Curated in collaboration with specialists in European cinema from the University of Edinburgh’s Division of European Languages and Cultures, the screenings form part of study programmes in cinema at the University of Edinburgh, but you don’t need to be a student to come along – we are very keen to invite all members of the Filmhouse public to see these masterful and often thought-provoking ﬁlms! Each screening will be preceded by a short introduction by Dr Claire Boyle (Lecturer in French and IEC Course Organiser), or one of the other core members of the Introduction to European Cinema course team, which also comprises Dr Leanne Dawson (Postdoctoral Research Fellow in German) and Dr Pasquale Iannone (Film Studies). To keep up to date with screening dates and times, please ‘Like’ IEC’s Facebook page ‘Introduction to European Cinema at Filmhouse’ or follow @Filmhouse on Twitter.
A TRIP TO THE MOON
THE PHANTOM CARRIAGE
Wed 25 Sep at 6.00pm
Wed 2 Oct at 6.05pm
Leos Carax • France/Germany 2012 • 1h56m DCP • French, English and Chinese with English subtitles 18 – Contains strong nudity Cast: Denis Lavant, Edith Scob, Eva Mendes, Kylie Minogue, Elise Lhomeau.
The Extraordinary Voyage
An intoxicating blend of science ﬁction, song and dance, romance and carnival funhouse dada pranksterism, Holy Motors is confounding and dazzling in equal measure, earning comparisons to David Lynch, Lewis Carroll, Tron and Metropolis. With vaudevillian genius (and the help of elaborate costumes and makeup), French character actor Denis Lavant inhabits no less than eleven roles as he is driven about a digitally transformed fantasy Paris by his chauﬀeur in an odyssey that is both espionage and performance, and overtly a metaphor for our everchanging online existences.
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.
Serge Bromberg • France • 2011 • 1h5m • DCP French and English with English subtitles • PG • Documentary
This documentary tells the story of the challenges posed by one of the most complex ﬁlm restorations in cinema history: the rebirth of Georges Méliès’ A Trip to the Moon. Participants include Amélie director Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Michel Hazanavicius, director of The Artist. PLUS
A Trip to the Moon Georges Méliès • France • 1903 • 15m • DCP • Silent • PG Cast: Georges Méliès, Victor André, Bleuette Bernon, Brunnet, Henri Delannoy.
Described as the ﬁrst ever science ﬁction ﬁlm, Georges Méliès’ 1902 classic has been restored to its original glory. The narrative sees six members of the Astronomers’ Club arrive on the lunar surface in a rocket ﬁred from a giant cannon. They discover the moon is nothing more than a man’s face populated by little green men – a deliberate, surreal mockery of scientiﬁc beliefs regarding outer space. This was the ﬁrst ﬁlm to use hand-painted colour, dissolves, time-lapse photography, and multiple exposures. This restored version boasts a new contemporary soundtrack by the French group AIR.
Introduction to European Cinema
MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA
UN CHIEN ANDALOU
The Phantom Carriage Körkarlen
Man with a Movie Camera
Wed 9 Oct at 5.55pm
Chelovek s kino-apparatom
Wed 6 Nov at 5.50pm
Victor Sjöström • Sweden 1921 • 1h35m • 35mm • Silent U – Contains very mild violence and scary scenes Cast: Victor Sjöström, Hilda Borgström, Tore Svennberg, Astrid Holm, Concordia Selander.
Wed 23 Oct at 6.00pm
Jean Vigo • France 1934 • 1h29m DCP • French with English subtitles PG – Contains brief nudity and infrequent sex references Cast: Michel Simon, Dita Parlo, Jean Dasté, Gilles Margaritis, Louis Lefebvre.
An alcoholic ne’er-do-well dies at midnight on New Year’s Eve, and, as legend dictates, must take over the job of driving the chariot of the dead for the next year. In doing so he comes face to face with the consequences of his actions during his life. An extraordinarily rich and innovative silent classic, which Ingmar Bergman credited with inspiring him to become a ﬁlmmaker.
Metropolis Wed 16 Oct at 5.45pm
Dziga Vertov • Soviet Union 1929 • 1h8m • 35mm • Silent U – Contains funeral and childbirth images
A cameraman travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life in the Soviet Union with dazzling inventiveness. Vertov’s exhilarating exploration of the relationships between cinema, actuality and history opened up all the issues Godard, the avantgardes, and political ﬁlmmakers have been wrestling with ever since. A truly radical and liberating work.
L’Age d’Or Wed 30 Oct at 5.50pm
Fritz Lang • Germany 19272010 • 2h25m • DCP • Silent PG – Contains mild horror and violence Cast: Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Brigitte Helm, Rudolf KleinRogge, Fritz Rasp.
Luis Buñuel • France • 1930 • 1h3m • 35mm French with English subtitles • 15 Cast: Gaston Modot, Lya Lys, Caridad de Laberdesque, Max Ernst, Josep Llorens Artigas, Lionel Salem.
Fritz Lang’s sci-ﬁ epic in a newly reconstructed and restored version, as visionary and iconic as ever thanks to the discovery of 25 minutes of footage previously thought lost to the world. In the titular futuristic city, a ruling class live in opulence, while a literal underclass toil in a vast subterranean workshop. Lured from his Edenic existence by the saintly Maria (Brigitte Helm), Freder Fredersen (Gustav Fröhlich) witnesses the misery of the working class and vows to persuade his despotic father, Joh (Alfred Abel), to change the system. But Joh has no qualms about the status quo, and works with a loony scientist to create a robotic ‘Evil Maria’, who they hope will turn the workers from revolutionary thoughts...
Nonsensical, erotic, scandalous, revolutionary: the surrealist masterpiece L’Age d’Or is not for those of a nervous disposition. After premiering in Paris in November 1930, the ﬁlm caused a riot. Eighty-odd years on, this provocative tale of two lovers and their thwarted attempts to consummate their passion has lost none of its power to shock.
Jean Vigo’s ﬁrst and only full-length feature is one of the cinema’s greatest masterpieces. The story is very simple: newly-weds Jean Dasté and Dita Parlo ﬁnd living on a cramped Seine barge brings tension to their relationship; their naivety falls prey to the volatile eccentricity of second mate Père Jules, the temptations of a ﬂirtatious pedlar, and their own unreadiness to compromise. But to this stark narrative Vigo brings a rich array of moods (comic, suspenseful, heart-rendingly romantic) to explore the nuances of every single emotion.
PLUS SHORT Un Chien Andalou Luis Buñuel • France • 1929 • 17m • 35mm Silent with French intertitles (and English subtitles) • 15
Sensual, shocking and subversive, Buñuel and Dali’s surreal short from 1929 is a masterpiece of provocation.
SEASON CONTINUES OVERLEAF
Intro to European Cinema (contd)/Play Poland/Cafe Bar
BOUDU SAVED FROM DROWNING
IN THE NAME OF
Boudu Saved from Drowning Boudu sauvé des eaux Wed 13 Nov at 5.50pm Jean Renoir • France 1932 • 1h25m • DCP French with English subtitles • PG Cast: Michel Simon, Marcelle Hainia, Sévérine Lerczinska, Jean Gehret, Charles Granval.
Shot in 1932, when sound at the movies was still in its infancy, and later lamely remade as Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Boudu Saved from Drowning is one of Jean Renoir’s most enjoyable ﬁlms, and its wit, freshness and spontaneity continue to impress more than eighty years later. Pioneering in its use of authentic locations, it stars Michel Simon as the anarchic tramp Boudu, who’s rescued from drowning by a kindly Parisian bookseller and then installed in the latter’s household, with chaotic results.
Summer Interlude Sommarlek Wed 20 Nov at 5.50pm Ingmar Bergman • Sweden 1951 • 1h36m • 35mm Swedish with English subtitles • PG Cast: Maj-Britt Nilsson, Birger Malmsten, Alf Kjellin, Annalisa Ericson, Georg Funkquist.
In this melancholy romance, a not-so-young ballerina recalls an earlier, tragic love aﬀair. A pivotal ﬁlm in Ingmar Bergman’s oeuvre, Summer Interlude marked his maturation as a master ﬁlmmaker capable of evocative imagery and poignant expression. Of particular note are the unsettling scenes between Marie and her uncle, framed and lit to emphasise the disturbing nature of their relationship.
Play Poland The ﬁrst ﬁlm in this year’s celebration of recent Polish cinema, with ﬁve more to follow in next month’s programme.
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Malgorzata Szumowska • Poland 2013 • 1h42m • Format TBC Polish with English subtitles • 15 Cast: Andrzej Chyra, Mateusz Kosciukiewicz, Lukasz Simlat, Maja Ostaszewska, Maria Maj.
In the Name Of earned the prestigious Teddy award at this year’s Berlinale for its intense, beautifully shot tale of a Catholic priest, Adam, struggling to reconcile his deep-rooted faith with the desires he has long fought to suppress. Adam is transferred from Warsaw to a rural community in Poland to oversee a centre for troubled and orphaned boys. There, amidst the sprawling countryside, Adam quickly becomes the boys’ respected mentor, as well as an object of blossoming desire for some, including a local woman named Ewa. But when Adam meets Lukasz, the withdrawn son of a local family, it becomes clear that Adam’s isolation, and his reason for joining the priesthood, have arisen out of desperate attempts to escape his sexuality.
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WE WERE HERE
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, with prices starting from only £2.99! www.ﬁlmhousecinema.com/player 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.
SHUN LI AND THE POET
We Were Here
David Weissman • USA 2011 • 1h30m • 15 • Documentary
Naoko Ogigami • Japan 2012 • 1h50m Japanese with English subtitles • 12A Cast: Mikako Ichikawa, Reiko Kusamura, Ken Mitsuishi, Maho Yamada, Kei Tanaka.
The ﬁrst ﬁlm to take a deep and reﬂective look back at the arrival of AIDS, We Were Here focuses on a small number of interviewees, all of whom lived in San Francisco before the epidemic hit in the early 1980s. The stories they tell are not only intensely personal, but also address the much larger political and sexual complexities of that era. Though this is a San Francisco-based story, the issues it addresses extend not only beyond that city but also beyond AIDS itself. It speaks to our societal relationship to death and illness, our capacity as individuals to rise to the occasion, and the importance of community in addressing unimaginable crises.
Shun Li and the Poet Io sono Li Andrea Segre • Italy/France 2011 • 1h38m Italian and Mandarin with English subtitles 15 – Contains strong language and sex references Cast: Tao Zhao, Rade Serbedzija, Marco Paolini, Roberto Citran, Giuseppe Battiston.
Many recent European ﬁlms have chronicled the social and personal consequences of the recent wave of immigration to Europe, but few with the delicacy and insight of Andrea Segre’s touching drama. Brought to Italy from China by a ‘broker’ who she’s slowly paying oﬀ while saving money to bring over her son, Shun Li is sent from her factory job to a bar in Chioggia, a small town in the Veneto lagoon. She develops a warm but platonic friendship with Bepi, a retired ﬁsherman, but both her employers and his circle of ﬁsherman friends regard their relationship with sordid suspicion, and there are potentially dire consequences for Li.
A hit with audiences at last year’s EIFF, this engaging comedy probes the loneliness beneath the decorous surface of contemporary Japan. Every day Sayoko pushes a cart along a river, renting out cats to lonely people in order to ﬁll the empty spaces in their hearts. Somehow Sayoko herself, though she has no trouble attracting felines, has a hard time ﬁnding human love...
Either Way Á annan veg Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson • Iceland 2011 • 1h25m Icelandic with English subtitles • 15 Cast: Hilmar Gudjonsson, Sveinn Olafur Gunnarsson, Thorsteinn Bachmann, Valgerdur Runarsdottir.
Finn and Alfred are summer employees of the Icelandic Road Administration in the 1980s, spending days painting yellow lines on a rural highway with only each other for company. Finn is older and seemingly wiser than skirt-chasing Alfred, his girlfriend’s brother, for whom sex is constantly on the brain. The two men barely tolerate each other at ﬁrst, but ultimately share – during a comical, drunken night – their deepest questions and possible answers about life and love. Director Hafsteinn Sigurdsson uses the isolated countryside of northern Iceland to highlight the nuances of Finn and Alfred’s colourful dialogue and behaviour. With its beautiful ocean vistas and barren plains, the landscape suggests both the splendour and the severity of life as Finn’s and Alfred’s relationship unfolds.
Open Studies Courses
Open Studies Courses Open Studies courses in Film, Media and Contemporary Cultures, run by the Oﬃce of Lifelong Learning at the University of Edinburgh. To book, go to www.coursebookings.lifelong.ed.ac.uk, or for further information please contact the Course Organiser: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stargazing – The Aesthetics of Film Stardom
A Short History of World Cinema 1: From the Silents to WW2
David M. Wingrove AB (Magna) MA BFI Cert
Rolland Man BA MA MSc
What is it that makes a ‘movie star’? How did the star system develop and why do stars have such iconic power? Is it the industry or the public that makes a star? Is stardom a lost art in our age of instant fame? We’ll explore these and other questions with clips from both Hollywood and world cinema, from the silents to today. (code F104) Mondays from 23 September
What did past generations around the world watch at the cinema? How did ﬁlms evolve from cheap fairground attractions to complex and sophisticated epics? When, how and why did the camera ﬁrst start to move? How did technical advances turn a primitive art form into the vast industry we know today? Come and explore the ﬁlms that made and changed history.
(10 Weeks) 6:30pm - 8:30pm, £85.00/£56.00 conc.
(code F100) Tuesdays from 24 September
Film Guild Cinema, Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road
(10 Weeks) 6:30pm - 8:30pm, £85.00/£56.00 conc. Film Guild Cinema, Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road
Film Noir and the Cold War Jim Dunnigan MA American Film Noir thrillers of the 1940s and 1950s provide unique insights about post WWII America. They reveal the nightmarish side of the American dream under Cold War Presidents Truman and Eisenhower. The focus will be on classics like The Big Sleep and Kiss Me Deadly. (code F105) Tuesdays from 24 September (10 Weeks) 2:00pm - 5:00pm, £85.00/£56.00 conc. Film Guild Cinema, Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road
Director Focus: John Huston & the Cinema of Losers Jim Dunnigan MA In this course we will analyse and discuss the career of John Huston and his inimitable directorial style residing around the vastness of his vision. Over ten weeks we will trace the deeper themes in his work of love and mortality, happiness and home, society and the individual. (code F110) Thursdays from 26 September (10 Weeks) 6:30pm - 9:30pm, £85.00/£56.00 conc. Film Guild Cinema, Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road
Education and Learning
THE SPIRIT OF ‘45
LE PETIT NICOLAS
THE COLOUR OF THE OCEAN
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. 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. Details of current events can be found at www.ﬁlmhousecinema.com/learning, or for further information please email email@example.com
Schools Screenings Tickets £2.60 per pupil, teachers free. To book tickets, please contact the box oﬃce on 0131 228 2688. The Spirit of ‘45 Wed 11 Sep, 10am 1945 was a pivotal year in British history. The unity that carried Britain through the war allied to the bitter memories of the inter-war years led to a vision of a better society. Director Ken Loach has used ﬁlm from Britain’s regional and national archives, alongside sound recordings and contemporary interviews, to create a rich political and social narrative. This screening supports learning in History, Modern Studies and English, from S1-S6. There is a Film Education teaching resource available at www.ﬁlmeducation.org/thespiritof45/ and further details of the ﬁlm at: www.thespiritof45.com/About-The-Film/
The Great Gatsby Wed 18 Sep, 10am Baz Luhrman’s audacious adaptation is unashamedly aimed at a younger audience, employing a soundtrack by Jay-Z, and with Leonardo de Caprio as Gatsby. Suitable for English, Media Studies, Art & Design
Le Petit Nicholas Wed 25 Sep, 10am 8-year-old Nicolas is enjoying his life with his great gang of friends, his long-suﬀering but friendly teacher, and his loving parents. But when he thinks he overhears that his mother is pregnant, he panics. With a new baby around, what will happen to him? He imagines the worst and hatches a mischievous plan with his friends. Based on the classic book of the same name by Asterix author René Goscinny, this quirky comedy was a huge hit at the French box oﬃce. Suitable for P4-P7 this ﬁlm is screening in French with English subtitles. http://www. frenchﬁlmfestival.org.uk/2010/documents/LepetitNicolas_learningpack.pdf
The Colour of the Ocean (Die Farbe des Ozeans, Germany 2011, Dir.: Maggie Peren; Cert. 12) Fri 27 Sep, 10am A German tourist and a Spanish border guard determine to help a father and son pair of refugees in this compelling moral drama. Three European languages are spoken throughout the ﬁlm (with English subtitles) and the Goethe Institut are coordinating ﬁlm study guides to support teaching German, Spanish and French.
One Mile Away Wed 2 Oct, 10am The ﬁlm follows two young men from rival gangs as they attempt to put their diﬀerences aside and end the violent war that has been raging on the streets of Birmingham for over 20 years. This ﬁlm covers key themes for Advanced Higher/Int 2 Modern Studies such as why people commit crime, citizenship, social exclusion, conﬂict resolution and is suitable for S4 – S6. A teaching resource from EIFF 2012 is available.
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