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Whatever Works

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									                                                                                                              7 MAY 10 1 JUL 10




                                           films worth talking about


                                                HOME OF THE EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL



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plus
The Ghost
Vincere




                                                                                                  Whatever
Double Take
I Am Love
The Time That Remains
Four Lions




                                                                                                    Works
Black Death
Revanche
Dogtooth
Bananas!*
Eyes Wide Open
Lebanon                                                                                                          A Woody Allen film
American: The Bill Hicks Story
City of Life and Death
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman
Psycho
The Manchurian Candidate
Rashomon
Woody Allen: An Introspective
Nordic Noir
Himalaya
Agnès Varda
Refugee Week Scotland
Degree Shows
Karel Zeman
Jack Cardiff: Cameraman
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     INDEX                                           INDEX                                             AUDIODESCRIPTION/SUBTITLES

    SCREENING DATES AND TIMES              18-19    In Search of Mozart                      23    We have now installed a system in all three
    TICKET PRICES & INFORMATION                19   Insomnia                                 24    screens which enables us, whenever the necessary
    GENERAL INFORMATION                        35   Interiors                                15    discs are available, to show onscreen subtitles
                                                    An Invention for Destruction             29    for customers who are deaf or hard of hearing,
    24 City                                     7   Jack Cardiff: Cameraman                  21
    Agnès Varda                            22-23    Jar City                                 25    and provide audio description (via our infra-red
    American: The Bill Hicks Story              6   Just Another Love Story                  25    headsets) for those who are sight-impaired.
    Annie Hall                                 14   Karel Zeman                              29
    The Ape                                    25   Kekexili: Mountain Patrol                30    This month:
    Baarìa                                     31   Kick-Ass                                 11
    Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans    9                                                  Kick-Ass – all screenings will have audio
                                                    Lebanon                                   9
    Bananas!*                                   7   Love and Death                           14    description, and the 6.00pm screening on Monday
    The Beaches of Agnès                       23   The Man on the Roof                      24    28 June will also have subtitles.
    Bill Hicks: Relentless & Revelations        6   The Manchurian Candidate                 12
    Black Death                                 9   Manhattan                                14    Tickets can be booked online for these or any of
    Black Narcissus                            21   Manhattan Murder Mystery                 16    our other screenings – www.filmhousecinema.com
    Le bonheur                                 22   A Matter of Life and Death               21
    Broadway Danny Rose                        15   The Milk of Sorrow                       10
    Cameraman: The Life & Work of Jack Cardiff 21   Moving to Mars                           32
    Caught Short                               33   Nordic Noir                           24-25        FORCRYINGOUTLOUD
    Cinévardaphoto                             23   Pandora and the Flying Dutchman          12
    City of Life and Death                      6   Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief    26    Screenings for carers and their babies, on Monday
    Cleo from 5 to 7                           22   Planet 51                                26    mornings at 10.30am. This issue:
    Co-operative Film Festival                 33   The Princess and the Frog                26
    Courses, Workshops and Events              34                                                  Pandora & the Flying Dutchman on Mon 17 May
                                                    Psycho                                   12
    Crimes and Misdemeanors                    16   The Purple Rose of Cairo                 15    An Education on Mon 31 May
    The Cup                                    30   Radio Days                               15
    La Danse                                    4   Rashomon                                 12
                                                                                                   The Purple Rose of Cairo on Mon 14 June
    Delamu                                     31   The Red Shoes                            21    Whatever Works on Mon 28 June
    Dogtooth                                    7   Refugee Week Scotland                 32-33
    Double Take                                 4   Revanche                                  5    Baby changing, bottle warming and buggy parking
    Edinburgh College of Art - Animation       28   Run Lola Run                             31    facilities are available.Tickets cost £3.50/£2.50
    Edinburgh College of Art - Film & TV       28   Science and Film                         31    concessions per adult. Screenings limited to babies
    Edinburgh Napier University                28   A Single Man                             11    under 12 months accompanied by no more than
    Edinburgh’s Telford College                28   Sleeper                                  14    two adults. For Crying Out Loud is sponsored by
    An Education                               11   Stardust Memories                        15
    Exhibition                                 34   Stevenson College Edinburgh              28    Bepanthen.
    Eyes Wide Open                              5   Sweet and Lowdown                        16    See page 26 for details of Weans’ World, our
    The Fabulous Baron Munchausen              29   The Tale of John and Marie               29
    Filmhouse Café Bar                         34                                                  regular screenings for a younger audience.
                                                    Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion              31
    Filmhouse Membership & Loyalty Cards 36         The Time That Remains                     6
    Filmhouse Quiz                             34   Travellers and Magicians                 30
    Follow Me + The Collective                 29   Trouble Sleeping                         33   Filmhouse
    Four Lions                                  7   Unveiled                                 32
    The Ghost                                   4   Vagabond                                 22   88 Lothian Road
    The Girl by the Lake                       25   Varg Veum – Bitter Flowers               25   Edinburgh
    The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo            24   Venue Hire                               34
    The Gleaners and I                         22   Vicky Cristina Barcelona                 16   EH3 9BZ
    The Graduates!                             28   Videocracy                               10   www.filmhousecinema.com
    Hachi: A Dog’s Tale                        26   Vincere                                   5
    Hannah and Her Sisters                     16   Wallander Double Bill                    25   Box Office: 0131 228 2688 (12 noon - 9pm)
    Himalaya (festival)                    30-31    Weans’ World                             26   Recorded Programme Info: 0131 228 2689
    Himalaya (film)                             30   Welcome                                  33   Administration: 0131 228 6382
    Howl’s Moving Castle                       26   Whatever Works                           10   Fax: 0131 229 6482
    Husbands and Wives                         16   Who is Kurt Wallander?                   24
    I Am Love                                  11   Woody Allen: An Introspective         14-16   email: admin@filmhousecinema.com
    In Search of Beethoven                     23   Zelig                                    15   Filmhouse is a registered Scottish charity, No. SC006793
                                                                                                                              Introduction                       3




ANNIE HALL                                 VINCERE                                    PSYCHO                                      WHATEVER WORKS




   Welcome to our ‘The Beano’-style ‘Bumper’ almost-Summer Double Issue!
   A few weeks ago, some of the ‘twittering’ japesters (I know, I know, it’s called ‘tweeting’!) in the office decided it would be a good idea to post
   a quote from me by way of an April Fool, something to the effect that we were fed up showing ‘arthouse’ cinema to a handful of people and were
   going to adopt a more commercial programme, you know, along the lines of your local multiplex. We were mightily impressed by the number of
   subsequent commentators who KNEW we were kidding (a vote of confidence in our commitment to the cause if ever I heard one) but it got us
   thinking... what if there were no Filmhouse in Edinburgh? Notwithstanding I’d have no job, how much of the shine of living in our magnificent city
   would be taken off? For me, an awful lot I’d have to say. Filmhouse has been a huge part of my life since I arrived in Edinburgh and practically all my
   formative viewing happened here. I know many of you out there feel the same – I’m getting all emotional now – and you should know, our very
   existence is ENTIRELY DEPENDENT ON YOU! So keep coming, bring your friends, expand your cinematic horizons, use us, it’s what we’re here
   for. And if you do, there’s every chance Filmhouse will be around for quite some time yet!

   And so to the films... Vincere is Marco Bellocchio’s completely stunning telling of a story that only surfaced fairly recently, that of the existence of
   a former wife (Ida Dalser, beautifully played by Giovanna Mezzogiorno) and child that ‘Il Duce’ Mussolini (a powerhouse performance from Filippo
   Timi) denied an�
   nation in turbulent times. Elia Suleiman (Divine Intervention) returns to our screens with The Time That Remains, his sweeping, comic, intensely
   moving account of 60 years in the life of a Palestinian family (his) in Israel. It’s official, Woody Allen really is back on top form, what with last year’s
   Vicky Cristina Barcelona and now, in a return to his native New York, the very funny and downright uplifting Whatever Works, starring Larry David,
   the nigh-perfect mouthpiece for some of Woody’s best one-liners in many a year. To celebrate, we’ve put together a season of arguably his 16
   best films we have entitled Woody Allen: An Introspective (clever, eh?). [And was it your idea Rod? No, I didn’t think so. It was thought up by one
   of our marvellous Facebook followers. - Ed.]

   I’m not just being lazy, as there really are too many other films to mention, but suffice to say Werner Herzog, Bill Hicks, Mozart, Chris Morris,
   Agnès Varda, Tilda, the Himalayas, the Black Death, Hitchcock, the Rape of Nanking, Ludwig van, Jack Cardiff, Kurt Wallander, James Mason,
   (a fully restored) Rashomon and our Cinema 2 (also restored!) all figure in it somewhere. Turn the page to find out exactly how...

   There’s also the small matter of our better-looking [? - Ed.] older sister, the Edinburgh International Film Festival. I took a sneak look at their
   programme when they’d all gone home (strictly 9-5 that lot) and, between me and thee, it’s looking very good indeed!

   Rod White, Head of Programming
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    THE GHOST                                                                      LA DANSE                                                        DOUBLE TAKE



                NEWRELEASE                                                          NEWRELEASE                                                       NEWRELEASE

        The Ghost                                                             La Danse                                                         Double Take
        Showing until Thu13 May                                               Showing until Sun 9 May                                          Fri 7 to Thu 13 May
        Roman Polanski • France/Germany/UK 2010 • 2h8m • 35mm                 Frederick Wiseman • USA/France 2009 • 2h39m                      Johan Grimonprez • Belgium/Germany/Netherlands 2009 • 1h23m
        15 – Contains strong language, once very strong                       Digital projection • French and English with English subtitles   35mm • 12A – Contains disturbing images and moderate horror
        Cast: Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Kim Cattrall, Olivia Williams.   PG – Contains mild language and a moderately bloody scene        Cast: Ron Burrage, Mark Perry, Delfine Bafort.
                                                                              Documentary
        The controversy surrounding Roman Polanski could have                                                                                  An ingenious hybrid, Double Take is part mock-
        threatened to overshadow the release of his latest film, but           Frederick Wiseman, one of the world’s greatest                   documentary, part conceptual provocation, and altogether
        the sheer impeccable intensity and stylishness of this noir           documentary makers, films the Paris Opera Ballet, one of          a thought-provoking, hugely entertaining piece that does
        thriller are undeniable.                                              the world’s greatest ballet companies, and the result is         for Alfred Hitchcock what Orson Welles did for himself
                                                                              an impressively fluid and insightful glimpse inside one of        in his myth-making F for Fake. Using a zippy assemblage
        When a successful British ghostwriter, ‘The Ghost’ (Ewan              France’s foremost cultural institutions.
        McGregor), agrees to complete the memoirs of former British                                                                            of TV and newsreel material, artist/filmmaker Johan
        Prime Minister Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan), his agent assures          Wiseman wastes no time in taking us behind the scenes            Grimonprez muses on Hitchcock’s persona and humour,
        him it’s the opportunity of a lifetime. But the project seems         into rehearsals, placing dance itself at the heart of the film,   reading his films of the late 50s and early 60s against the
        doomed from the start – not least because his predecessor             and in sum we see preparations for and/or performances           climate of Bomb-era political anxiety. The film especially
        on the project died in mysterious circumstances. The Ghost            of seven ballets, including ‘The Nutcracker’ by Rudolf           mulls on Hitchcock’s preoccupation with doubles, a
        flies out to work on the project, to a house on an island off the      Nureyev, ‘Medea’ by Angelin Preljocaj, ‘Romeo and Juliet’        theme that recurs not just in his films but in the portly
        US Eastern seaboard. But the day after he arrives, a former           by Sasha Waltz and ‘Orpheus and Eurydyce’ by Pina                auteur’s jokey intros to the vintage TV series Alfred
        cabinet minister accuses Lang of authorising the illegal seizure      Bausch. He also shows us how the company functions               Hitchcock Presents; the theme is further expanded on in an
        of suspected terrorists and handing them over for torture             at every level, from administration and fundraising to           apocryphal story about the maestro meeting his own future
        by the CIA – a war crime. The controversy brings reporters            the selection of the dancers and their pastoral care. The        self. Interwoven with all this is a mass of newsreel material,
        and protesters swarming to the island mansion where Lang              relationship between the beauty of the pieces and the            dealing largely with US-USSR Cold War relations, and
        is staying. As The Ghost works, he begins to uncover clues            sheer hard work that lies behind them is keenly but subtly       focusing on America’s relationship with that other famous
        suggesting his predecessor may have stumbled on a dark                drawn, and the struggle to maintain creative integrity in the    Hitchcock lookalike Nikita Krushchev. Grimonprez leaves
        secret linking Lang to the CIA – and that somehow this                face of commercial reality has a resonance far beyond the        viewers to draw their own conclusions about identity,
        information is hidden in the manuscript he left behind.               specific context.                                                 filmmaking, power and paranoia, but the film’s love of
                                                                                                                                               Hitchcock – artist, public face, TV clown – is unmistakeable
        Resonating with topical themes, this atmospheric and                                                                                   and very infectious.
        suspenseful political thriller is a story of deceit and betrayal
        executed with the panache of Hitchcock in his prime. There’s
        no showing off here, just the quiet competence of a man who
        knows how to be scary, subversive and satirical all at once.
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REVANCHE                                                               VINCERE                                                           EYES WIDE OPEN



        NEWRELEASE                                                     NEWRELEASE                                                         NEWRELEASE

  Revanche                                                       Vincere                                                            Eyes Wide Open Einaym Pkuhot
  Wed 12 to Sun 16 May                                           Fri 14 to Thu 27 May                                               Mon 24 to Sat 29 May
  Götz Spielmann • Austria 2008 • 2h2m • Digital projection      Marco Bellocchio • Italy/France 2009 • 2h5m • Digital projection   Haim Tabakman • Israel/Germany/France 2009 • 1h33m
  German and Russian with English subtitles                      Italian and German with English subtitles                          Digital projection • Hebrew and Yiddish with English subtitles • 15
  15 – Contains strong sex and sex references                    15 – Contains strong sex and nudity                                Cast: Zohar Strauss, Ran Danker, Tinkerbell, Tzahi Grad, Isaac Sharry.
  Cast: Johannes Krisch, Irina Potapenko, Andreas Lust, Ursula   Cast: Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Filippo Timi, Corrado Invernizzi,
  Strauss, Johannes Thanheiser.                                  Fausto Russo Alesi, Michela Cescon.                                After the death of his father, Aaron, a respectably married
                                                                                                                                    butcher working in Jerusalem’s Orthodox community, hires
  At once a gripping thriller and a tragic drama, Revanche       Mussolini’s early life is the subject of Marco Bellocchio’s
                                                                                                                                    a nomadic young student to assist with his business. Aaron
  is the stunning, Oscar–nominated, international                tough-edged but brilliantly directed film. Choosing to focus
                                                                                                                                    teaches the handsome Ezri the rules of his trade, and lets
  breakthrough film from Austrian filmmaker Götz                   on Mussolini as a young man, before he became Il Duce,
                                                                                                                                    him stay in the empty room at the back of his shop, but it
  Spielmann.                                                     allows Bellocchio to grapple with some little-known details
                                                                                                                                    is not long before the pair recognise that their relationship
  In a ragged section of Vienna, hardened ex-con Alex            about the dictator’s life, indeed the great secret of his past:
                                                                                                                                    is much more than simply master and apprentice, and they
  (the mesmerising Johannes Krisch) works as an assistant        early on, he had a wife and a son, both written out of the
                                                                                                                                    cautiously embark on a love affair which must be kept
  in a brothel, where he falls for Ukrainian hooker Tamara       historical record and denied recognition. She was the fiery,
                                                                                                                                    hidden at all costs.
  (Irina Potapenko). Their desperate plans for escape            erotic Ida Dalser, a woman Mussolini met in 1907 when
                                                                 he was a young socialist provocateur. Seven years later,           Delicately handled by first time director Haim Tabakman,
  unexpectedly intersect with the lives of a rural cop
                                                                 they became lovers, and her overwhelming passion for the           Eyes Wide Open is at heart a beautifully affecting love
  (Andreas Lust) and his seemingly content wife (Ursula
                                                                 young journalist helped him start his own newspaper, ‘Il           story, which, despite the emotional intensity of the subject
  Strauss).
                                                                 Popolo d’Italia’. In 1915, she bore him a son, also named          matter, remains impeccably restrained throughout.
  With meticulous, elegant direction, Spielmann creates a        Benito, and the couple married. But within a very short
  tense, existential and surprising portrait of vengeance and
  redemption, and a journey into the darkest forest of human
                                                                 time, she discovered to her shock that her husband had
                                                                 married another woman.
                                                                                                                                    Matinee Special!
  nature, in which violence and beauty exist side by side.                                                                          If you’re a Senior Citizen you can now go to a matinee
                                                                 Bellocchio superbly dramatises this story while skilfully
                                                                                                                                    screening and get either soup of the day OR a cup of
                                                                 weaving astounding archival footage into his narrative, moving
                                                                                                                                    tea or coffee and a traycake for only £6!
                                                                 from the intimate, hot-blooded relationship between Ida
                                                                 and Mussolini to the stirring newsreels of the period as their     Offer runs from Mondays to Thursdays inclusive and
                                                                 relationship disintegrates. The film has been a revelation for      only applies to screenings starting before 5.00pm. Buy
                                                                 Italians, not only confronting them with the image of the Duce     your Matinee Special ticket at the box office and you’ll
                                                                 – seen strutting in full-screen bravado – but also provoking       receive a voucher which can be exchanged in the café
                                                                 comparisons, vigorously denied by Bellocchio, between              bar between 1.30pm and 5.00pm that day only. Offer is
                                                                 Mussolini and Italy’s current prime minister, Berlusconi.          subject to availability and only available in person.
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    THE TIME THAT REMAINS                                                             AMERICAN: THE BILL HICKS STORY                                CITY OF LIFE AND DEATH



               NEWRELEASE                                                              NEWRELEASE                                                     NEWRELEASE

         The Time That Remains                                                    American: The Bill Hicks Story                                City of Life and Death
         Fri 28 May to Thu 10 Jun                                                 Sat 29 May to Tue 1 Jun                                       Nanjing! Nanjing!
         Elia Suleiman • UK/Italy/Belgium/France 2009 • 1h49m                     Matt Harlock & Paul Thomas • UK 2009 • 1h47m • DigiBeta       Sun 30 May to Thu 3 Jun
         Digital projection • Hebrew, Arabic and English with English subtitles   15 – Contains strong language, sex and drug references
                                                                                                                                                Lu Chuan • China/Hong Kong 2009 • 2h15m
         cert tbc                                                                 Documentary
                                                                                                                                                Digital projection Mandarin with English subtitles
         Cast: Elia Suleiman, Saleh Bakri, Samar Qudha Tanus, Nati Ravitz,                                                                      15 – Contains strong battle violence and sexual violence
         Amer Hlehel.
                                                                                  Libertarian, outlaw, shaman, philosopher, romantic,
                                                                                  preacher, genius…Bill Hicks was always something other        Cast: Liu Ye, Gao Yuanyuan, Hideo Nakaizumi, Fan Wei, Liu Bin.
         Elia Suleiman delivers his masterpiece with this sweeping,               than a comedian. His death from cancer in 1994 deprived       Nanjing (previously known as Nanking) was China’s capital
         comic and ultimately heartbreaking account of sixty years                the world of arguably the most iconic and probing voice       in the 1930s, until the government and army withdrew to
         in the life of a Palestinian family.                                     in American culture of the period. Cleverly shunning a        inland areas at the end of 1937 as the invading Japanese
         Beginning in 1948, on the day Suleiman’s hometown of                     conventional talking-heads approach, American: The Bill       Imperial Army advanced. Over the following three months,
         Nazareth officially surrendered to the Israeli army, and                  Hicks Story uses an innovative animation technique, some      countless Nanjing civilians were massacred; there were
         continuing through to the most recent Intifada, the film                  rare and previously unseen performance footage, and           also many sexual assaults and the city was laid to waste. To
         skilfully interweaves the personal and the political. Just               testimonies only from the people who knew him best, his       this day, some in Japan are in denial about what happened.
         as with his earlier works Chronicle of a Disappearance                   family and close friends, to create a deeply perceptive,
                                                                                                                                                There have been several earlier Chinese movies about ‘the
         and Divine Intervention, The Time That Remains features                  fittingly honest celebration of the man occasionally known
                                                                                                                                                rape of Nanjing’, all full of tears, indomitable bravery and
         many of the aesthetic characteristics viewers have come                  as Goatboy.
                                                                                                                                                nationalist rhetoric. Lu Chuan’s stunning film is the long
         to associate with Suleiman: the surreal, blackly comic                                                                                 overdue corrective. As you’d expect from the director
         vignettes; a fractured dramatic narrative and, of course,                                                                              of Kekexili: Mountain Patrol (also screening this month,
         Suleiman himself playing a silent, impassive observer. What                                                                            see page 30), the approach is unorthodox. There’s no
         does stand out this time round is the sense of emotional                      ALSOSCREENING                                            overarching story, except for the fall of the city itself; the
         depth which the film is rooted in. Suleiman used his own                                                                                film is built from vignettes which alternate the broader
         parents’ diaries for inspiration while writing the screenplay,
         and the film is as much an emotional testament to them as
                                                                                  Bill Hicks: Relentless & Revelations                          picture with close-ups of individual lives and deaths. Lu lets
                                                                                  Wed 9 & Thu 10 Jun                                            faces tell much of the story. The tone, inevitably, is elegiac.
         it is a defiant reminder of Palestinian history.
                                                                                  Various • UK 1992 • 1h30m • Beta SP • 18
                                                                                  Hicks was an extraordinary talent whose premature death
                                                                                  robbed the world of one of its most charismatic performers.
                                                                                  Thankfully his performances were filmed a number of times,
                                                                                  notably by Tiger Aspect Television for Channel Four with
                                                                                  these two electrifying shows: Relentless and Revelations.
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DOGTOOTH                                              24 CITY                                                   FOUR LIONS                                                    BANANAS!*



      NEWRELEASE                                                             NEWRELEASES                                                             NEWRELEASE

Dogtooth Kynodontas                                                    24 City Er shi si cheng ji                                              Bananas!*
Wed 2 to Sat 5 Jun                                                     Fri 4 to Tue 8 Jun                                                      Mon 7 to Thu 10 Jun
Giorgos Lanthimos • Greece 2009 • 1h37m • Digital projection           Jia Zhang-Ke • China/Hong Kong/Japan 2008 • 1h52m                       Fredrik Gertten • Sweden 2009 • 1h27m • DigiBeta
Greek with English subtitles                                           Digital projection • Mandarin and Shanghainese with English subtitles   English and Spanish with English subtitles • cert tbc • Documentary
18 – Contains incest theme and infrequent real sex                     U – Contains no material likely to offend or harm
Cast: Christos Stergioglou, Michelle Valley, Aggeliki Papoulia, Mary   Cast: Joan Chen, Tao Zhao, Jianbin Chen, Liping Lu.
                                                                                                                                               Juan ‘Accidentes’ Dominguez is on his biggest case ever.
Tsoni, Hristos Passalis.                                                                                                                       On behalf of twelve Nicaraguan banana workers he is
                                                                       A masterful film from Jia Zhang-ke, the renowned director of             tackling Dole Food in a groundbreaking legal battle for
A patriarch leaves his house on the outskirts of town each             Unknown Pleasures, 24 City chronicles the dramatic closing              their use of a banned pesticide that was known by the
day to go to work in a factory, though his family remain               of a once-prosperous state-owned aeronautics factory in                 company to cause sterility. Can he beat the giant, or will
home, barred from going outside its grounds. His son and               Chengdu, a city in Southwest China, and its conversion                  the corporation get away with it? In this suspenseful
two daughters, in their late teens or early twenties, remain           into a luxury apartment complex. Bursting with poetry, pop              documentary, filmmaker Fredrik Gertten sheds new light
completely unaware of what’s going on in the outside                   songs and striking visual detail, the film weaves together               on the global politics of food.
world, while their mother is complicit in never allowing               unforgettable stories from three generations of workers
them out. Recognising that his son has reached an age                  – some real, some played by actors – into a vivid portrait of
where he may have certain needs to be catered for, father                                                                                      Beyond the screen
                                                                       the human struggle behind China’s economic miracle.
brings Christina (Anna Kalaitzidou) into the household so                                                                                      What connects us to the characters in the film, and what
that she might have sex with the lad. Christina’s interaction                                                                                  can we do to make a difference on issues like this? The
with the family provokes a bizarre and vicious chain of                Four Lions                                                              6.15pm screening on Monday 7 June will be followed by
events.                                                                Fri 4 to Thu 10 Jun                                                     audience discussion with speakers from Scotland’s trade
This unique feature from talented Greek provocateur                    Christopher Morris • UK 2010 • 1h41m • 35mm • 15                        and international development community. Led by Take
Giorgos Lanthimos was awarded the Un Certain Regard                    Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Alex Macqueen, Julia Davis, Kayvan          One Action, Scotland’s global action cinema project.
                                                                       Novak, Chris Wilson.
prize at Cannes last year. Dark and violent, certainly, it’s                                                                                   To hear about similar events visit takeoneaction.org.uk and
also original and ingenious filmmaking, with a sense of                 In Northern England, four would-be jihadis – Omar, Waj,                 twitter.com/takeoneaction
humour and satirical bite that prevent it from ever being an           Faisal and Barry, a nihilistic white Islamic convert – embark
endurance test.                                                        upon a mission to strike a decisive blow for Muslims around
                                                                       the world. To do so they must first transform themselves
                                                                       into soldiers. Urged on by Barry, Omar and his bumbling
                                                                       pals blunder onwards into an ever-spiralling farce of epic
                                                                       proportions. With a fearless script from writer/director
                                                                       Christopher (Brass Eye) Morris, Four Lions is simultaneously
                                                                       a hilarious comedy thriller and a heartfelt tragedy.
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BLACK DEATH                                                       BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANS                                        LEBANON



       NEWRELEASE                                                         NEWRELEASE                                                           NEWRELEASE

 Black Death                                                        Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New                                     Lebanon
 Fri 11 to Wed 16 Jun                                               Orleans                                                              Sat 12 to Wed 16 Jun
 Christopher Smith • UK/Germany 2010 • 1h42m                        Fri 11 to Wed 16 Jun                                                 Samuel Maoz • Germany/Israel/France/Lebanon 2009 • 1h33m
 Digital projection • 15 – Contains strong violence                                                                                      Digital projection • Hebrew, Arabic, French and English with
                                                                    Werner Herzog • USA 2009 • 2h2m • 35mm                               English subtitles • 15 – Contains strong language and violence
 Cast: Sean Bean, Carice Van Houten, Kimberley Nixon, Eddie         English and Spanish with English subtitles
 Redmayne, David Warner, Tim McInnerny, John Lynch.                 18 – Contains frequent hard drug use, sex and very strong language   Cast: Itay Tiran, Michael Moshonov, Oshri Cohen, Yoav Donat.
 Not a film you might readily expect to see gracing a                Cast: Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Val Kilmer, Alvin ‘Xzibit’ Joiner,   Reminiscent of Wolfgang Petersen’s classic U-boat-
 Filmhouse screen, but Christopher (Creep, Severance,               Fairuza Balk.                                                        set war film Das Boot, Israeli director Samuel Maoz’s
 Triangle) Smith’s intelligent and mature film reaches far           When it was announced that one of cinemas great                      claustrophobic Lebanon this time confines the action
 beyond the genre norm and is well worthy of inclusion              iconoclasts, Werner Herzog, would be ‘re-imagining’ the              almost entirely to a tank. Based on Maoz’s own
 here.                                                              work of another by spinning Abel Ferrara’s Bad Lieutenant            experiences as a young soldier, Lebanon once again finds
 England, 1348, the height of the bubonic plague. Rumours           into something new, its fair to say that eyebrows, not to            an Israeli director – after Ari Folman with Waltz With Bashir
 abound of a remote group of people untouched by the                mention a few hackles, were raised. Yet Herzog is right to           – analysing his country’s ill-fated 1982 invasion of Lebanon.
 lethal scourge decimating Europe. The local Abbot (David           insist this is not a remake, and moving the action from New          Where Folman’s animated documentary tested the
 Warner) despatches knight Ulric (a splendidly phlegmatic           York to New Orleans is indicative of how far apart the films          boundaries of memory and reality with dazzlingly surreal
 Sean Bean) and his mercenary band to investigate if                are from each other. Nicolas Cage is on electrifying form            imagery, Maoz ratchets up the tension by remaining largely
 necromancy is indeed holding the pestilence at bay. Their          as Terence McDonagh, one of the few cops left in town                within the suffocating metal confines of his platoon’s
 guide, plucked from a local monastery, is conflicted novice         after a post-Katrina exodus, which is enough to get him              armoured tank. Inside the tank are four soldiers: Asi the
 monk Osmund (Eddie Redmayne), whose forbidden love                 promoted. Crippled by a back injury he sustained during              officer, Yigal the driver, Hertzel the ammunition loader, and
 for a fair maiden means his faith will be put to the ultimate      the hurricane, the prescription drugs do little to ease his          Shmulik the gunner. Initially the group conforms to the war
 test...                                                            pain, so he turns to the hard stuff, often having a snort            film stereotypes of stoic leader, scared novice, petulant
                                                                    with Frankie (Eva Mendes), a high class hooker he thinks             brat, and conflicted silent type. But as the film progresses,
 Deftly alluding to such contemporary hot potatoes as               he’s protecting, though, more often than not, she ends               the characters develop a deeper complexity and their
 religious intolerance/delusion and global pandemic, as well        up looking out for him. When McDonagh is put in charge               power structure becomes ambiguous.
 as the age-old matters of the nature of evil, faith, paganism,     of the investigation into the brutal murder of a family, his
 superstition and the Crusades, it’s a perfectly grottily                                                                                Largely leaving the wider politics to one side, the director
                                                                    moral compass gets lost and his behaviour becomes ever               instead etches a human portrayal of soldiers and civilians
 designed, tremendously miasmic evocation of medieval               more erratic. Is he out of his depth or out of his mind?
 times, and very much in the glorious tradition of the likes of                                                                          alike. The horrors of modern urban warfare are made all
 The Wicker Man and Witchfinder General.                             The film’s audacious humour is its trump card, and while              the more visceral through the lens of a gun sight, as Maoz
                                                                    Ferrara’s Bad Lieutenant was truly daring and brilliant, it          creates a haunting examination of young men caught out
                                                                    would be hard to argue that it was ever this much fun.               of their depth in a situation they do not understand.
10     New releases




     WHATEVER WORKS                                                               THE MILK OF SORROW                                                         VIDEOCRACY



             NEWRELEASE                                                              NEWRELEASE                                                              NEWRELEASE

       Whatever Works                                                          The Milk of Sorrow La teta asustada                                     Videocracy
       Showing from Mon 28 Jun                                                 Mon 28 Jun to Thu 1 Jul                                                 Mon 28 Jun to Thu 1 Jul
       Woody Allen • USA/France 2009 • 1h32m • 35mm                            Claudia Llosa • Spain/Peru 2009 • 1h35m • Digital projection            Erik Gandini • Sweden/Denmark/UK/Finland 2009 • 1h25m
       12A – Contains moderate sex references and suicide references           Spanish and Quechua with English subtitles • cert tbc                   DigiBeta • English and Italian with English subtitles • cert tbc
       Cast: Larry David, Evan Rachel Wood, Patricia Clarkson, Ed Begley Jr.   Cast: Magaly Solier, Susi Sánchez, Efraín Solís, Bárbara Lazón, Delci   Documentary
                                                                               Heredia.
       Has old age turned Woody Allen into an optimist? Whatever                                                                                       With his broad forehead, closely cropped dark hair and
       Works, Allen’s first movie in five years set in New York City             Winner of the Golden Bear at last year’s Berlin Film                    grey banker’s suit, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi
       (and all the better for it!), is also among his most upbeat and         Festival, Claudia Llosa’s second feature focuses on a young             is the least flashy character in director Erik Gandini’s
       hopeful – despite centring on a protagonist who addresses               Peruvian woman coming to terms with the death of her                    high-energy political documentary. Berlusconi may not
       the audience early on to say “Let me tell you right now: I’m            mother in a country whose recent history has been marked                share the garish clothes and flamboyant public demeanour
       not a likeable guy.” His name is Boris Yelnikoff. He’s a retired        by bloody civil conflict.                                                of the affluent TV producer, cut-throat paparazzo and
       genius physicist who was “’almost” nominated for a Nobel                Fausta, we are told, suffers from ‘the milk of sorrow’, a               young females auditioning for spots as TV co-hosts that
       Peace Prize, and he has a permanent limp after trying to                melancholy transmitted through her mother’s breast milk.                make up Gandini’s fascinating and fast-paced film, but the
       commit suicide by jumping out a window decades earlier. In              For Fausta’s mother, like many in her village, was raped                controversial Prime Minister is the powerful man behind
       a role he would have played himself at one time (although               during the years of Peru’s bloody civil conflict in the 1980s,           the curtain, a TV magnate whose reality shows featuring
       he actually wrote it for Zero Mostel 30 years ago), Allen               and Fausta still lives with the consequences of the violence.           scantily clad women helped create Italy’s chauvinistic
       has wisely cast Larry David, who essentially turns Boris into           Only Fausta has found a way of protecting herself both                  media culture, and whose family controls several major
       a meaner, more contemptuous version of his Curb Your                    physically and emotionally to ensure that she doesn’t suffer            newspapers as well as Italy’s largest publishing house.
       Enthusiasm persona. Boris makes a living teaching kids how              the same fate as her mother. Her mother’s death, however,               Gandini takes the complex issue of how Italy’s crass media
       to play chess, and spends most of his time hanging out at a             forces Fausta to make decisions that will impact on how she             culture led to Berlusconi’s political ascendancy, and makes
       coffee shop with old pals. But when he reluctantly takes in             makes sense of her past.                                                it utterly fascinating and entertaining.
       Melody (Evan Rachel Wood), a naïve teenage runaway from
       Mississippi, this sets in rotation a wheel of characters (chiefly        With The Milk of Sorrow, Peruvian director Claudia
       Melody’s parents, played with great relish by Clarkson and              Llosa expertly crafts a film that functions as a tale both of
       Begley) who have more to learn from Boris’ world than they              individual trauma and of the wider collective memories and
       might ever have suspected...                                            ordeals of a nation.
       Don’t expect realism, for this is more morality play
       than psychological study, but do expect a whole host
       of characteristically hilarious one-liners. And if the film
       threatens to career off the rails at times, it’s to Allen’s great
       credit that it never actually does.
                                                                                                                                     Maybe you missed...                                                 11




I AM LOVE                                                   A SINGLE MAN                                        AN EDUCATION                                            KICK-ASS



      MAYBEYOUMISSED                                                       MAYBEYOUMISSED                                                      MAYBEYOUMISSED

I Am Love Io sono l’amore                                            A Single Man                                                        Kick-Ass
Showing until Thu 13 May                                             Fri 14 to Wed 19 May                                                Mon 28 Jun to Thu 1 Jul
Luca Guadagnino • Italy 2009 • 1h59m • 35mm                          Tom Ford • USA 2009 • 1h41m • 35mm                                  Matthew Vaughn • USA/UK 2010 • 1h57m • 35mm
Italian, Russian and English with English subtitles                  12A – Contains suicide theme, moderate threat, drug references      15 – Contains strong language, once very strong, and strong
15 – Contains strong sex                                             and nudity                                                          bloody comic violence
Cast: Tilda Swinton, Flavio Parenti, Edoardo Gabbriellini, Alba      Cast: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Nicholas Hoult, Matthew Goode.   Cast: Nicolas Cage, Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz, Mark Strong,
Rohrwacher, Pippo Delbono.                                                                                                               Christopher Mintz-Plasse.
                                                                     Iconic fashion designer Tom Ford makes his directorial
Exquisitely shot, beautifully paced and conceived, I Am              debut with the richly detailed and aesthetically brilliant          “How come nobody’s ever tried to be a superhero?” When
Love moves through the cultivated world of a wealthy                 A Single Man. Los Angeles 1962, and 52-year-old British             ordinary New York teenager and rabid comic-book geek
and distinguished industrial family. In a massive Milanese           college professor George Falconer (Colin Firth) is struggling       Dave Lizewski dons a green-and-yellow internet-bought
mansion, the Recchi family gathers to celebrate the birthday         to find meaning in his life after the death of his long time         wetsuit to become the no-nonsense vigilante, Kick-Ass, he
of its patriarch. Handsome grandson Edoardo introduces his           partner Jim (Matthew Goode). Through the course of one              soon finds an answer to his own question: because it hurts.
new girlfriend to the family; his sister, Elisabetta, presents       day, a series of events and encounters cause him to reflect          But, overcoming all the odds, the eager yet inexperienced
a painting she has made to her grandfather; a young man              on his past, and consider whether or not he has a future.           Dave quickly becomes a phenomenon, capturing the
who beat the unbeatable Edoardo in a race earlier in the day                                                                             imagination of the public. However, he’s not the only
makes a surprise appearance on the doorstep; and finally,                                                                                 superhero out there – the fearless and highly-trained
                                                                     An Education
the grandfather announces his succession plan to his family.                                                                             father-daughter crime-fighting duo, Big Daddy and Hit
All of these events mark the beginning of a narrative that           Tue 25 to Sun 30 May plus                                           Girl have been slowly but surely taking down the criminal
sees the carefully controlled, hyper-refined sphere of the            Mon 31 May (babies & carers only)                                   empire of local Mafioso, Frank D’Amico. And, as Kick-Ass
Recchis come under increasing strain.                                Lone Scherfig • UK 2009 • 1h40m • 35mm                               gets drawn into their no-holds-barred world of bullets and
                                                                     12A – Contains moderate sex references
Director Luca Guadagnino has made a superb film that                                                                                      bloodletting, with Frank’s son, Chris, now reborn as Kick-
                                                                     Cast: Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina, Cara
touches on many different complexities. While ‘King Lear’            Seymour, Rosamund Pike.                                             Ass’s arch-nemesis, Red Mist, the stage is set for a final
comes to mind, I Am Love also bears a resemblance to                                                                                     showdown between the forces of good and evil, and the
                                                                     A standout performance from the enchanting Carey                    DIY hero will have to live up to his name. Or die trying…
Visconti’s The Leopard in more ways than one. Both films              Mulligan is reason alone to see this lively Nick Hornby-
depict a world on the cusp of change, the magnificent old             scripted adaptation of Lynn Barber’s memoir of growing
order struggling to hold its place against the rowdy new             up in the west London suburbs in the early 1960s.                         AUDIODESCRIPTION/SUBTITLES
challengers. Sexual and class politics also play a key role,         Barber’s schoolgirl alter ego, Jenny (Mulligan), falls into         See page two for details.
as wonderfully controlled moments of passion and emotion             a relationship with the older, more worldly David (Peter
suddenly trouble the surface placidity. Featuring a cast             Sarsgaard), who offers her a window on a more material
headed by the ever-brilliant Tilda Swinton (here speaking            world – clubs, champagne, drives in the country, sex
Italian and Russian), this is a stunning work.                       – than her Oxbridge ambitions allow...
12        Restored classics




     PANDORA AND THE FLYING DUTCHMAN                    THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE                                                PSYCHO                                    RASHOMON



                RESTOREDCLASSIC                                                     RESTOREDCLASSIC                                                       RESTOREDCLASSICS

          Pandora and the Flying Dutchman                                     The Manchurian Candidate                                              Psycho
          Fri 14 to Thu 20 May                                                Mon 24 to Wed 26 May                                                  Fri 28 to Mon 31 May
          Albert Lewin • UK 1951 • 2h4m • New 35mm print                      John Frankenheimer • USA 1962 • 2h6m • Digital projection • 15        Alfred Hitchcock • USA 1960 • 1h48m • Digital projection • 15
          PG – Contains mild violence and references to suicide               Cast: Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury,   Cast: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, Martin Balsam.
          Cast: James Mason, Ava Gardner, Nigel Patrick, Sheila Sim, Harold   Henry Silva.
          Warrender.                                                                                                                                If few filmgoers are now unaware of what befalls Marion
                                                                              Korean War veteran Major Marco (Frank Sinatra) is                     Crane at the Bates Motel, Psycho still boasts more than
          Albert Lewin’s extraordinary 1951 film is based on the               troubled by a recurring nightmare in which Congressional              enough richly nuanced details to keep us constantly
          legend about the unfortunate sailor doomed to travel the            Medal of Honor hero Raymond Shaw (Laurence Harvey)                    amused, intrigued and pleasingly ill-at-ease. Full marks
          oceans until he finds a woman who loves him so much that             carries out Communist instructions to shoot fellow                    to Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins et al for unforgettably
          she will sacrifice her own life for his salvation. The legend is     American PoWs. Working for Intelligence, Marco unravels               fine performances; Bernard Herrmann’s unsettling score
          updated to a Spanish village in the ‘30s where various men          a cunning Red plot to brainwash his old platoon and to turn           and Joseph Stefano’s witty script work wonders, too.
          compete for the affections of Pandora, a beautiful young            Shaw into an assassin. Who is Shaw’s American control,                In the end, however, demonstrating all his expertise in
          American (Ava Gardner), and where a mysterious yacht                and when and where are they going to aim him?                         mischievous audience manipulation, this masterpiece is
          puts into harbour...                                                                                                                      Hitchcock’s through and through.
                                                                              John Frankenheimer’s version of Richard Condon’s
          Lewin combines a script of exuberant literacy with a                tragically prophetic novel looks even better now than it did
          visual splendour often bordering on the surreal; Mason              on its original release. Its greatest virtue lies in its brilliant    Rashomon
          is his usual impeccable self, while Gardner is gloriously           balancing acts: political satire and nail-biting thriller, the        Mon 28 Jun to Thu 1 Jul
          believable as a woman for whom any man would be                     twin lunacies of the Right and Left, and the outrageously             Akira Kurosawa • Japan 1950 • 1h28m • Digital projection
          prepared to suffer eternal damnation. Occasionally absurd,          funny dialogue set against the sadness of the unlovable               Japanese with English subtitles
          always bold, the film tells a lushly romantic story so skilfully     Shaw’s predicament.                                                   12 – Contains moderate sexual references and violence
          that it possesses the inevitability of myth.                                                                                              Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Machiko Kyo, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura.
                                                                                                                                                    Brimming with action while incisively examining the
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                                                                                                                                                    ingenious use of camera and flashbacks, Kurosawa reveals
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                                                                                                                                                    Kurosawa’s visual style at its most muscular, rhythmically
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Cast Your Vote!
On 2 July 2010, Filmhouse is officially 25 years old!
HRH the Duke of Edinburgh officially opened the
building on the completion of the final phase of the
project, which made Filmhouse a two screen cinema
with Cafe/Bar (our third screen was opened in May
1997). Some of you may recall attending Filmhouse
in varying states of realisation prior to this date, but
the 25th anniversary of the official completion of
the project that had begun way back in 1979 seems
like the strongest date upon which to hang our
celebrations. We have a few other dates we could
call an anniversary (for example the Lothian Road
entrance and the opening of Cinema One happened
on 15 February 1982), though the exact date of
the first screening here at Lothian Road remains
shrouded in the haar of time...
As part of the celebrations, we’re putting together
a list of 25 seminal ‘Filmhouse’ films, one a year
for each of the 25. We’re making the final touches
to that list as we speak and will publish it on our
website on 7 May, and what we’d like from you is
for you to take a look at that list, and let us know
what you think we’ve missed out. The film you think
should be on the list but isn’t. It could be the film you
remember seeing here most fondly, or one you think
simply deserves a place on our list, and though we
have stuck to films released within the last 25 years
don’t feel you have to constrain yourselves in such a
manner. Anything from the entire history of cinema,
that you have loved seeing here, is what we’re
looking for, and we’ll screen the most-mentioned
film at a special event in late July. The voting will be
open from 7 May (the day after that other election)
to 4 June inclusive, and we very much look forward
to receiving your suggestions.
We would love it also if you have any special
(concise!) memories of any of the films on our list,
send them in and we’ll include the best of them
in the special 25th Anniversary programme we’re
planning for July.
P.S. In the meantime, we’re closing Cinema Two for a
week from Monday 17 May for a full refurbishment.
[About bleedin’ time. - Ed.]
14        Woody Allen: An Introspective




     SLEEPER                                                             LOVE AND DEATH                                                    MANHATTAN




          Woody Allen:                                                    Sleeper
                                                                          Mon 31 May to Wed 2 Jun
                                                                          Woody Allen • USA 1973 • 1h29m • 35mm • PG
                                                                                                                                           Annie Hall
                                                                                                                                           Thu 3 to Sat 5 Jun
                                                                                                                                           Woody Allen • USA 1977 • 1h33m • 35mm

          An Introspective                                                Cast: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, John Beck, Mary Gregory, Don
                                                                          Keefer.
                                                                          Allen’s Rip Van Winkle movie, in which his Greenwich
                                                                                                                                           15 – Contains drugs use and references
                                                                                                                                           Cast: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane, Paul
                                                                                                                                           Simon.

          Woody Allen is a phenomenon. From his early                     Village jazz musician/health food nut awakes from an             A bittersweet, autobiographical romantic comedy, Annie
          knockabout comedies (Sleeper, Love and Death),                  accidental cryogenic immersion to find that he’s in 2174,         Hall is the quintessential Woody Allen movie, featuring
          his romantic comedies (Annie Hall, Manhattan), his              cast reluctantly in the role of Little Man against the Fascist   all the themes – love, relationships, neuroses, fame, guilt,
          more serious dramas (Interiors, Stardust Memories),             State. Plenty of one-liners, and it has the best banana-skin     pessimism, his love of New York (and dislike of LA), death
          and his later less easily defined dramatic ‘comedies’            joke in film history.                                             and life – that we have come to expect. Comedian Alvy
          (Crimes and Misdemeanors, Hannah and Her                                                                                         Singer (Allen playing, well, Allen) relates the story of his
          Sisters), few in American Cinema have achieved                                                                                   failed love affair with Annie (Diane Keaton), interspersing
          such singularity of voice (characterised by anxiety,                                                                             the story with asides about his two failed marriages and his
                                                                          Love and Death                                                   Brooklyn childhood.
          neurosis, self-doubt and autoanalysis, one would
          never mistake the work of Woody Allen for that of               Tue 1 to Thu 3 Jun
          anyone else), nor been as prolific (a film a year for             Woody Allen • France/USA 1975 • 1h25m • 35mm • PG
          40 years, give or take). And while it could be said his         Cast: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Olga Georges-Picot, Harold
                                                                          Gould, Jessica Harper, Alfred Lutter, James Tolkan
          more recent output has not achieved the heights of                                                                               Manhattan
          the earlier work featuring in this timely retrospective,        Woody Allen’s hilarious satire of classic Russian literature     Fri 4 to Mon 7 Jun
          it is encouraging that, at the age of 74, 2008’s Vicky          might be described as Tolstoy meets the Marx Brothers,           Woody Allen • USA 1979 • 1h36m • Digital projection
          Cristina Barcelona and the upcoming Whatever                    as he and Diane Keaton get caught up in an uproariously          12A – Contains infrequent strong language
          Works most definitely represent a considerable                   funny plot to assassinate Napoleon in 1812. In 19th-             Cast: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Michael Murphy, Mariel
                                                                          century Russia, Boris Grushenko (Woody Allen) falls in love      Hemingway, Meryl Streep.
          return to form.
                                                                          with his beautiful cousin Sonja (Diane Keaton), but she’s        Isaac is a television comedy writer nervously contemplating
                                                                          in love with his brother Ivan... Love and Death was the          the complexities of his life – the triviality of his work, his
               TICKETDEALS                                                first film which truly marked Woody Allen’s growth from a          ambitions, his disastrous relationships with women, and
           See any three (or more) films in this season and get 15% off    stand-up comic and talented, but amateur, filmmaker, to a         the imminent betrayal of his best friend. As if these private
           See any six (or more) films in this season and get 25% off      mature and original comedic director.                            machinations weren’t enough, his lesbian ex-wife is about
           See any nine (or more) films in this season and get 35% off                                                                      to publish a book about their marriage and divorce... An
           These packages are available online, in person and on the                                                                       edgy social comedy framed as a loving tribute to neurotic
           phone, on both full price and concession price tickets.                                                                         New York, overlaid with an evocative Gershwin score, it’s
           Tickets must all be bought at the same time.                                                                                    funny and sad in exactly the right proportions.
                                                                                              Woody Allen: An Introspective                                                                             15




STARDUST MEMORIES                                                         ZELIG                                                                   BROADWAY DANNY ROSE



   Interiors                                                        Zelig                                                            The Purple Rose of Cairo
   Sat 5 & Sun 6 Jun                                                Tue 8 & Wed 9 Jun                                                Thu 10 & Fri 11 Jun plus
   Woody Allen • USA 1978 • 1h31m • 35mm • 15                       Woody Allen • USA 1983 • 1h19m • 35mm • PG                       Mon 14 Jun (babies & carers only)
   Cast: Diane Keaton, Geraldine Page, Maureen Stapleton, EG        Cast: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, John Buckwalter, Martin           Woody Allen • USA 1985 • 1h22m • 35mm • PG
   Marshall, Mary Beth Hurt.                                        Chatinover, Stanley Swerdlow.                                    Cast: Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello, Irving Metzman,
                                                                                                                                     Dianne Wiest.
   In a spectacular change of direction, Allen put together this    Leonard Zelig (Allen) becomes a minor celebrity of the
   beautifully acted, lyrically written exploration of a middle     Depression era when his desperate need to be accepted            During the Depression, downtrodden housewife Farrow
   class American family whose three grown-up daughters             by others manifests itself as an ability to morph to match       so inflames a film’s leading man that he climbs down from
   are thunderstruck when their father trades in his elegant        whoever he’s with. Allen’s character is seamlessly blended       the screen and entices her into a chaotic but charming love
   depressive wife for a lively, but jarringly vulgar, divorcee.    with archival footage from the 1930s: he appears waiting         affair. Allen’s deft script investigates every nook and cranny
   The film has moments of humour, but they are integrated           in the on-deck circle as Babe Ruth is batting, among a           of the couple’s bizarre relationship, the irate reactions of
   into a totally serious structure which isolates the family’s     crowd of Nazis cheering Hitler, and growing a beard to           the characters left up on the screen, and the bewilderment
   countervailing tensions with a scalpel-like penetration.         become a Hassidic rabbi. His case captures the imagination       of the actor whose movie persona has miraculously gone
                                                                    of America, as well as the attentions of a psychiatrist (Mia     walkies. As the star-struck couple, Farrow and Daniels are
                                                                    Farrow) who falls in love with him.                              wonderful, while Allen’s direction invests enough care, wit
                                                                                                                                     and warmth to make the film genuinely moving.

                                                                                                                                     Radio Days
   Stardust Memories                                                                                                                 Fri 11 & Sat 12 Jun
   Sat 5 & Sun 6 Jun                                                Broadway Danny Rose                                              Woody Allen • USA 1987 • 1h28m • 35mm • PG
   Woody Allen • USA 1980 • 1h29m • 35mm • 15                       Wed 9 & Thu 10 Jun                                               Cast: Jeff Daniels, Mia Farrow, Seth Green, Julie Kavner, Dianne
   Cast: Woody Allen, Charlotte Rampling, Jessica Harper,           Woody Allen • USA 1984 • 1h24m • 35mm • PG                       Wiest.
   Marie-Christine Barrault, Tony Roberts.                          Cast: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Nick Apollo Forte, Sandy Baron,   A warm and nostalgic piece with a wonderful soundtrack
                                                                    Corbett Monica.
   Considered by some to be an homage to Fellini’s 8 1/2,                                                                            that flits between the Brooklyn of Allen’s youth and
   Stardust Memories is shot in black-and-white in the style        A delightful comedy that sees Allen as a no-hope theatrical      uptown Manhattan. Joe (Green) is the youthful protagonist
   of Fellini’s surrealist films of the 1960s, and examines          agent (his clients include balloon twisters, wine-glass          who lives with his parents and extended family. In
   the semi-autobiographical story of a famous filmmaker,            players and bird trainers, who all leave him when the Big        voice-over, Allen (who doesn’t appear in the film) relates
   played by Allen, who is plagued by fans who prefer his           Time beckons) who gets involved with a brassy Mafia               stories about members of this household. While life goes
   “earlier, funnier movies” to his more recent artistic efforts,   widow (Farrow, unrecognisable). The jokes are firmly              on in Brooklyn, Allen intercuts stories about radio and its
   while he tries to reconcile his conflicting attraction to two     embedded in plot and characterisation, and the film, shot         personalities, many of the tales focusing on Sally White
   very different women, the mercurial and unstable Dorrie          by Gordon Willis in harsh black-and-white, looks terrific;        (Farrow), a cigarette girl with a dreadful accent who
   (Charlotte Rampling), and the earnest, intellectual Daisy        but what makes it work so well is the unsentimental              dreams of radio stardom.
   (Jessica Harper).                                                warmth pervading every frame.
                                                                                                                                                         SEASON CONTINUES OVERLEAF
16         Woody Allen: An Introspective (continued)




     HANNAH AND HER SISTERS                                                  SWEET AND LOWDOWN                                                                     VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA



           Hannah and Her Sisters                                             Husbands and Wives                                                    Manhattan Murder Mystery
           Fri 11 & Sat 12 Jun                                                Sun 13 & Mon 14 Jun                                                   Tue 15 & Wed 16 Jun
           Woody Allen • USA 1986 • 1h47m • 35mm • 15                         Woody Allen • USA 1992 • 1h48m • 35mm • 15                            Woody Allen • USA 1993 • 1h47m • 35mm • PG
           Cast: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Barbara Hershey, Michael Caine,     Cast: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Judy Davis, Sydney Pollack, Juliette   Cast: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Alan Alda, Anjelica Huston,
           Dianne Wiest, Max von Sydow.                                       Lewis.                                                                Jerry Adler.
           Essentially three separate tales that intertwine at times,         When Sally and Jack announce their amicable break-up,                 Book editor Larry Lipton is married to Carol, who’s bored
           Hannah and Her Sisters is one of Allen’s most complex              their friends Gabe and Judy start looking at their own                with her life and thinking about opening a restaurant. Larry
           films. Hannah (Farrow) is married to Elliot (Caine), a              marriage more critically. Do they keep secrets from each              is also deflecting the advances of exotic writer Marcia Fox,
           business manager for rock stars, but used to be married            other? Why have they never had kids? Would Lit lecturer               while Carol flirts half-heartedly with longtime friend Ted.
           to Mickey (Allen), a TV producer. Hannah’s sisters are             Gabe follow Jack’s example and fall for a woman half his age          The death of an elderly neighbour, Lillian House, provides
           Lee (Hershey) – who’s living with Frederick (von Sydow),           – student Rain, for example? Why is Judy so keen to get               the excitement Carol has been yearning for: she suspects
           a bitter and domineering artist – and Holly (Wiest), an            Sally together with her eligible colleague? To put it another         Paul House of murder, drawing Ted, Marcia, and even the
           actress who’s a bundle of nerves and jealous of Hannah’s           way, what is this thing called love? So vividly drawn are all         sceptical Larry into her clumsy snooping.
           supposedly perfect life. The plot could easily have been a         the characters that one becomes wholly caught up in their
           soap opera, but Allen infused it with wit, a superb cast and       tangled whirl of emotional/psychological confusion, and
           his usual “the best direction is the least direction” style, so    the film is engrossing from start to finish, with humour that’s
           that the camera never calls attention to itself.                   all the more effective thanks to its dark, edgy context.

           Crimes and Misdemeanors                                                                                                                  Vicky Cristina Barcelona
                                                                                                                                                    Wed 16 Jun only
           Sat 12 to Mon 14 Jun
                                                                                                                                                    Woody Allen • Spain/USA 2008 • 1h36m • 35mm
           Woody Allen • USA 1989 • 1h44m • 35mm • 15                                                                                               Catalan, English and Spanish with English subtitles
           Cast: Martin Landau, Woody Allen, Alan Alda, Anjelica Huston.      Sweet and Lowdown                                                     12A – Contains moderate sex references and implied sex
           In the first of two loosely interwoven stories, rich,               Tue 15 & Wed 16 Jun                                                   Cast: Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca
                                                                              Woody Allen • USA 1999 • 1h35m • 35mm • PG                            Hall, Patricia Clarkson.
           philanthropic ophthalmologist Judah Rosenthal, afraid
                                                                              Cast: Sean Penn, Samantha Morton, Uma Thurman, Antony                 Two young American women, Vicky and Cristina, come
           his lover will reveal all to his wife, decides to dispose          LaPaglia, Woody Allen.
           of the former with the help of a hit-man. In the second,                                                                                 to Barcelona for a summer holiday. Vicky is sensible and
           more comic, story, earnest, impoverished documentarist             Allen’s pseudo-biopic about fictional 1930’s jazz guitarist            engaged to be married; Cristina is emotionally and sexually
           Clifford Stern falls for the producer of a TV tribute he has       Emmet Ray (Penn) is a personal tribute by the director to a           adventurous. In Barcelona, they’re drawn into a series of
           reluctantly agreed to make about the brother-in-law he             period of musical history that has inspired and influenced             unconventional romantic entanglements with Juan Antonio
           hates, a conceited, successful maker of sitcoms. Judah             him greatly. Penn immerses himself into the role of the               (Javier Bardem), a charismatic painter, who’s still involved
           and Clifford meet only in the final scene: what links them          boozing, womanising Ray with his usual intensity (this time,          with his tempestuous ex-wife Maria Elena (Penélope Cruz).
           throughout is guilt, stemming from an obsessive interest in        with a comic slant), while Samantha Morton quietly steals             Allen’s best film in years is a funny, sexy and open-minded
           matters of faith and ethics.                                       the show as his silently suffering wife.                              celebration of love in all its configurations.
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     DAY            SCREEN NO. &                   SHOW           DAY            SCREEN NO. &                   SHOW              DAY            SCREEN NO. &                   SHOW
     DATE            FILM TITLE                    TIMES          DATE            FILM TITLE                    TIMES             DATE            FILM TITLE                    TIMES

     Fri 1 The Girl... Dragon Tattoo (NN)    2.30/8.25            Sun 1 Vincere                           2.30/6.00/8.40          Fri 1 An Education                      1.00/6.00
      7 1 The Man on the Roof (NN)           6.00                  16 2 Revanche                          1.00                    28 1 Psycho                             3.15/8.15
     May 2 La Danse                          2.00/5.15            May 2 Welcome                           4.00 - Free event       May 2 Eyes Wide Open                    1.15/6.00
         2 I Am Love                         8.30                     2 Pandora & the Flying Dutchman     6.00                        2 The Time That Remains             3.30/8.30
         3 Double Take                       1.30/6.15                3 The Cup (H)                       1.15/6.15                   3 In Search of Beethoven            1.00
         3 The Ghost                         3.30/8.15                3 Pandora & the Flying Dutchman     3.30                        3 Le bonheur (AV)                   3.50/9.00
                                                                      3 A Single Man                      8.45                        3 In Search of Beethoven            5.45 + Q&A
     Sat 1 I Am Love                         2.30
      8 1 The Girl... Dragon Tattoo (NN)     5.00                 Mon 1 Percy Jackson and the... (WW)     1.00                    Sat 1 An Education                      1.00/6.00
     May 1 Insomnia (NN)                     8.45                  17 1 Vincere                           3.20/6.00/8.40          29 1 Psycho                             3.15/8.15
         2 La Danse                          2.00/5.15            May 3 Pandora... Flying Dutchman (B)    10.30am (babies only)   May 2 The Fabulous Baron M. (KZ)        1.30
         2 I Am Love                         8.30                     3 Pandora & the Flying Dutchman     3.30/8.30                   2 The Time That Remains             3.30/8.30
         3 Double Take                       1.30/6.15                3 A Single Man                      6.15                        2 Eyes Wide Open                    6.00
         3 The Ghost                         3.30/8.15                                                                                3 In Search of Mozart               1.00
                                                                  Tue 1 Percy Jackson and the... (WW)     1.00                        3 American: The Bill Hicks Story    3.50/8.15
     Sun 1 Planet 51 (WW)                    1.00                 18 1 Vincere                            3.20/6.00/8.40              3 Le bonheur (AV)                   6.15
      9 1 I Am Love                          3.00                 May 3 Pandora & the Flying Dutchman     3.30/8.30
     May 1 The Girl... Dragon Tattoo (NN)    5.30                     3 A Single Man                      6.15                    Sun 1 An Education                      1.00
         1 The Girl by the Lake (NN)         8.45                                                                                  30 1 Psycho                            3.15/8.30
         2 The Ghost                         2.30                                                                                 May 1 City of Life and Death            5.45
         2 La Danse                          5.15                 Wed 1 Vincere                       2.30/6.00/8.40
                                                                   19 3 Pandora & the Flying Dutchman 3.30/8.30                       2 The Tale of John and Marie (KZ)   1.30
         2 I Am Love                         8.30                                                                                     2 The Time That Remains             3.15/8.35
         3 Who is Kurt Wallander? (NN)       1.00 (£5.40/£3.50)   May 3 A Single Man                  6.15
                                                                                                                                      2 Cameraman... Jack Cardiff (JC)    5.45
         3 Wallander Double Bill (NN)        2.30                                                                                     3 In Search of Beethoven            1.00
         3 Double Take                       6.15                 Thu 1 Vincere                       2.30/6.00/8.40
                                                                   20 3 Pandora & the Flying Dutchman 3.30/8.30                       3 American: The Bill Hicks Story    3.50/8.45
         3 The Ghost                         8.15                                                                                     3 Vagabond (AV)                     6.15
                                                                  May 3 Kekexili: Mountain Patrol (H) 6.15
     Mon 1 Planet 51 (WW)                    10.30am                                                                              Mon 1 An Education (B)                  10.30am (babies only)
      10 1 The Girl... Dragon Tattoo (NN)    2.30/8.15            Fri 1 Vincere                           2.30/6.00/8.40
                                                                  21 3 Cleo from 5 to 7 (AV)              1.45/8.45                31 1 Psycho                            3.15/8.30
     May 1 I Am Love                         5.45                                                                                 May 1 Sleeper (WA)                      6.15
         2 I Am Love                         3.00                 May 3 Kekexili: Mountain Patrol (H)     3.45                        2 The Time That Remains             3.15/8.45
         2 Varg Veum – Bitter Flowers (NN)   6.15                     3 Delamu (H)                        6.15                        2 City of Life and Death            6.00
         2 The Ghost                         8.30                                                                                     3 Vagabond (AV)                     3.30/8.10
         3 The Ghost                         1.30                 Sat 1 Vincere                           2.30/6.00/8.40              3 American: The Bill Hicks Story    5.45
         3 Double Take                       4.15/8.45            22 3 Co-operative Film Festival         1.00 - Free event
         3 Caught Short                      6.30                 May 3 Cleo from 5 to 7 (AV)             3.00/8.45               Tue 1 Sleeper (WA)                      2.30
                                                                      3 Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion (H)   6.15                     1 1 Black Narcissus (JC)               6.30
     Tue 1 The Girl... Dragon Tattoo (NN)    2.30/8.15                                                                            Jun 1 Love and Death (WA)               8.45
     11 1 Edinburgh Napier Uni (DS)          6.00                 Sun 1 Howl’s Moving Castle (WW)         1.00                        2 The Time That Remains             3.15/6.00
     May 2 I Am Love                         3.00/8.30             23 1 Vincere                           3.20/6.00/8.40              2 City of Life and Death            8.25
         2 Jar City (NN)                     6.00                 May 3 Cleo from 5 to 7 (AV)             2.00/4.00/8.45              3 American: The Bill Hicks Story    3.30/8.15
         3 The Ghost                         1.30/8.15                3 Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion (H)   6.15
         3 Double Take                       4.15/6.15                                                                                3 The Gleaners and I (AV)           6.15
                                                                  Mon 1 Howl’s Moving Castle (WW)         10.30am                 Wed 1 Love and Death (WA)               2.30
     Wed 1 I Am Love                         2.30/5.45             24 1 Vincere                           2.30/6.00/8.40
      12 1 The Girl... Dragon Tattoo (NN)    8.15                                                                                  2 1 Black Narcissus (JC)               6.30
                                                                  May 2 The Manchurian Candidate          3.15/8.30               Jun 1 Sleeper (WA)                      8.45
     May 2 Revanche                          3.00/8.30                2 Eyes Wide Open                    6.15
         2 The Ape (NN)                      6.30                                                                                     2 The Time That Remains             3.15/6.00
                                                                      3 Cleo from 5 to 7 (AV)             3.30/6.00                   2 City of Life and Death            8.25
         3 The Ghost                         1.30/8.15                3 Run Lola Run                      8.15 + intro
         3 Double Take                       4.15/6.15                                                                                3 The Gleaners and I (AV)           3.30
                                                                                                                                      3 Dogtooth                          6.15
     Thu 1 I Am Love                         2.30/8.30            Tue 1 Vincere                           2.30/6.00/8.40              3 Cinévardaphoto (AV)               8.45
      13 2 Revanche                          3.00/5.45            25 2 Eyes Wide Open                     3.15/6.15
     May 2 Just Another Love Story (NN)      8.30                 May 2 The Manchurian Candidate          8.30                    Thu 1 Black Narcissus (JC)              3.00
         3 The Ghost                         1.30/8.15                3 Cleo from 5 to 7 (AV)             3.30/8.45                3 1 Love and Death (WA)                6.30
         3 Double Take                       4.15/6.15                3 An Education                      6.30                    Jun 1 Annie Hall (WA)                   8.30
                                                                                                                                      2 The Time That Remains             3.30/6.00
     Fri 1 Vincere                           2.30/6.00/8.40       Wed 1 Vincere                           2.30/6.00/8.40              2 City of Life and Death            8.25
     14 2 Revanche                           1.00/6.10             26 2 Eyes Wide Open                    3.15/6.15                   3 Dogtooth                          3.30/8.45
     May 2 Himalaya (H)                      3.45/8.45            May 2 The Manchurian Candidate          8.30                        3 Cinévardaphoto (AV)               6.15
         3 A Single Man                      1.15/6.15                3 Cleo from 5 to 7 (AV)             3.30/8.45
         3 Pandora & the Flying Dutchman     3.30/8.30                3 An Education                      6.30                     Fri 1 Annie Hall (WA)                  1.30
                                                                                                                                    4 1 A Matter of Life & Death (JC)     3.45/6.00
     Sat 1 Vincere                           2.30/6.00/8.40       Thu 1 Vincere                           2.30/6.00/8.40          Jun 1 Manhattan (WA)                    8.15
     15 2 Revanche                           1.00/6.10             27 2 An Education                      3.15/8.30                    2 24 City                          1.00/6.00
     May 2 Travellers and Magicians (H)      3.45/8.45            May 2 Eyes Wide Open                    6.15                         2 The Time That Remains            3.30/8.30
         3 A Single Man                      1.15/6.15                3 Cleo from 5 to 7 (AV)             3.30/9.00                    3 Dogtooth                         1.45/6.30
         3 Pandora & the Flying Dutchman     3.30/8.30                3 In Search of Mozart               5.45 + Q&A                   3 Four Lions                       4.00/8.45
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 DAY              SCREEN NO. &                    SHOW            DAY             SCREEN NO. &                     SHOW             TICKET PRICES & INFORMATION
 DATE             FILM TITLE                      TIMES           DATE             FILM TITLE                      TIMES            MATINEES (Shows starting prior to 5pm)
 Sat 1 Interiors (WA)                       1.30                  Sun 1 Black Death                         1.00                    Mon - Thur £5.40 full price, £3.50 concessions
  5 1 Stardust Memories (WA)                3.45                   13 1 Husbands and Wives (WA)             3.15                    Friday Bargain Matinees £4.00/£2.50 concessions
 Jun 1 A Matter of Life & Death (JC)        6.00                  Jun 1 Baarìa                              5.45                    Sat - Sun £6.90 full price, £5.20 concessions
     1 Annie Hall (WA)                      8.15                      1 Crimes and Misdemeanors (WA)        8.45
     2 An Invention for Destruction (KZ)    1.30                      2 Lebanon                             1.30/6.00               EVENING SCREENINGS (Starting 5pm and later)
     2 The Time That Remains                3.30/8.30                 2 Black Death                         3.45/8.30               £6.90 full price, £5.20 concessions
     2 24 City                              6.00                      3 Moving to Mars + short (RW)         1.00 + Q&A
     3 Dogtooth                             1.45/6.30                 3 Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call N.O.   6.10/8.45               All tickets to Weans’ World screenings (marked WW
     3 The Beaches of Agnès (AV)            4.00
     3 Four Lions                           8.45                  Mon 1 The Purple Rose of Cairo (B)        10.30am (babies only)   on grid) are £2.50. Tickets for children under 12 are
                                                                   14 1 Crimes and Misdemeanors (WA)        2.30                    £2.50 for any screening.
 Sun 1 Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (WW)             1.00                  Jun 1 Husbands and Wives (WA)             6.00
  6 1 Manhattan (WA)                        3.45                      1 ECA - Animation (DS)                8.30                    Concessions available for: Students (with current matriculation
 Jun 1 Interiors (WA)                       6.00                      2 Black Death                         3.30/8.45               card); School pupils (15 - 18 years); Claimants (Income
     1 Stardust Memories (WA)               8.15                      2 Lebanon                             6.15
     2 24 City                              1.00/6.00                 3 Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call N.O.   3.15/8.15               Support/Family Credit payment book); Senior Citizens; Disability
     2 The Time That Remains                3.30/8.30                 3 Unveiled (RW)                       6.00                    or Invalidity status; Children (under 15). There are ticket deals
     3 The Beaches of Agnès (AV)            1.30/6.15                                                                               available on film seasons, these are detailed on the same page as
     3 Four Lions                           4.00/8.45             Tue 1 Sweet and Lowdown (WA)              2.30
                                                                   15 1 Manhattan Murder Mystery (WA)       6.00                    the films. All performances are bookable in advance. Tickets may
 Mon 1 Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (WW)             10.30am               Jun 1 ECA - Film & TV (DS)                8.30                    be reserved for performances and must be collected no later
  7 1 The Red Shoes (JC)                    2.30/8.15                 2 Black Death                         3.30/8.45               than 30 minutes before the performance starts. Tickets may be
 Jun 1 Manhattan (WA)                       6.00                      2 Lebanon                             6.15
     2 The Time That Remains                3.30/8.30                 3 Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call N.O.   3.15/8.30               booked by credit card on the number below or online at www.
     2 24 City                              6.00                      3 Trouble Sleeping (RW)               5.45 + Q&A              filmhousecinema.com. A £1.50 booking charge will be made for
     3 Four Lions                           3.15/9.00                                                                               each transaction, unless you are a Filmhouse Member, in which
     3 Bananas!*                            6.15 + discussion     Wed 1 Manhattan Murder Mystery (WA)       2.30
                                                                   16 1 Sweet and Lowdown (WA)              6.00                    case booking is free. Tickets cannot be exchanged nor money
 Tue 1 The Red Shoes (JC)                   2.30/6.00             Jun 1 Vicky Cristina Barcelona (WA)       8.15                    refunded except in the event of a cancellation of a performance.
  8 1 Zelig (WA)                            8.45                      2 Black Death                         3.30/8.45               Programmes are subject to change, but only in extraordinary
 Jun 2 The Time That Remains                3.30/8.30                 2 Lebanon                             6.15
     2 24 City                              6.00                      3 Vicky Cristina Barcelona (WA)       3.15                    circumstances. All seats are unreserved. If you require seats
     3 Bananas!*                            3.15/6.15                 3 Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call N.O.   5.45/8.30               together please arrive in plenty of time. Cinemas will be open
     3 Four Lions                           8.45                                                                                    15 minutes before the start of each screening. The management
                                                                  Thu 17 - Sun 27 June – Edinburgh International Film Festival
 Wed 1 Zelig (WA)                           2.30                                                                                    reserves the right of admission and will not admit latecomers.
  9 1 Edinburgh’s Telford Coll. (DS)        6.00                  Mon 1 Whatever Works (B)                  10.30am (babies only)   Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
 Jun 1 Broadway Danny Rose (WA)             8.30                   28 1 Whatever Works                      3.00/6.15/8.30          Double Bills are shown in the same order as indicated on these
     2 The Time That Remains                3.30/8.30             Jun 2 The Milk of Sorrow                  3.45/6.30
     2 Bill Hicks: Relentless/Revelations   6.00                      2 Rashomon                            8.45                    pages. Intervals in Double Bills last 10 minutes.
     3 Bananas!*                            3.15/6.15                 3 Kick-Ass (AD)                       3.30                    BOX OFFICE: 0131 228 2688
     3 Four Lions                           8.45                      3 Kick-Ass (AD) + (S)                 6.00 (subtitled)
                                                                      3 Videocracy                          8.30                    Open from 12 noon - 9.00pm daily
 Thu 1 Broadway Danny Rose (WA)             2.30
  10 1 Stevenson Coll. Edinburgh (DS)       6.00                  Tue 1 The Princess & the Frog (WW)        1.00                    BOOK ONLINE: www.filmhousecinema.com
 Jun 1 The Purple Rose of Cairo (WA)        8.30                   29 1 Whatever Works                      3.00/6.15/8.30          KEY:
     2 The Time That Remains                3.30/8.30             Jun 2 Rashomon                            3.45/8.45
     2 Bill Hicks: Relentless/Revelations   6.00                      2 The Milk of Sorrow                  6.30                    (AD) – Audio Description (see page 2)
     3 Four Lions                           3.15/8.45                 3 Videocracy                          3.30/8.30               (B) – Carer & baby screening (see page 2)
     3 Bananas!*                            6.15                      3 Kick-Ass (AD)                       6.00
                                                                                                                                    (S) – Subtitled (see page 2)
  Fri 1 The Purple Rose of Cairo (WA)       1.00                  Wed 1 The Princess & the Frog (WW)        1.00
  11 1 Hannah and Her Sisters (WA)          3.00                   30 1 Whatever Works                      3.00/6.15/8.30          SEASONS:
 Jun 2 Follow Me + The Collective           6.15                  Jun 2 The Milk of Sorrow                  3.45/6.30               (AV) – Agnès Varda (pages 22-23)
      1 Radio Days (WA)                     8.40                      2 Rashomon                            8.45                    (DS) – The Graduates! Degree Shows (page 28)
      2 Radio Days (WA)                     1.30                      3 Kick-Ass (AD)                       3.30/8.00
      2 Black Death                         3.45/8.30                 3 Videocracy                          6.00                    (H) – Himalaya (pages 30-31)
      2 Hannah and Her Sisters (WA)         6.00                                                                                    (JC) – Jack Cardiff: Cameraman (page 21)
      3 Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call N.O.   1.00/3.30/6.10/8.45   Thu 1 The Princess & the Frog (WW)        1.00                    (KZ) – Karel Zeman (page 29)
                                                                    1 1 Whatever Works                      3.00/6.15/8.30
 Sat 1 Radio Days (WA)                      3.00                   Jul 2 Rashomon                           3.45/8.45               (NN) – Nordic Noir (pages 24-25)
  12 1 Crimes and Misdemeanors (WA)         6.00                       2 The Milk of Sorrow                 6.30                    (RW) – Refugee Week Scotland (pages 32-33)
 Jun 1 Hannah and Her Sisters (WA)          8.30                       3 Videocracy                         3.30/6.00               (WA) – Woody Allen: An Introspective (pages 14-16)
     2 Lebanon                              1.30/6.00                  3 Kick-Ass (AD)                      8.00                    (WW) – Weans’ World (page 26)
     2 Black Death                          3.45/8.30
     3 Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call N.O.    1.00/3.30/6.10/8.45                                                                     Full index of films on page 2
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                                                                                                                Jack Cardiff: Cameraman                                                                21




CAMERAMAN...                                                  BLACK NARCISSUS                                          A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH                              THE RED SHOES




 Jack Cardiff:                                                   Black Narcissus
                                                                 Tue 1 to Thu 3 Jun
                                                                 Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger • UK 1947 • 1h41m
                                                                                                                                   A Matter of Life and Death
                                                                                                                                   Fri 4 & Sat 5 Jun
                                                                                                                                   Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger • UK 1946 • 1h40m

 Cameraman                                                       Digital projection • PG
                                                                 Cast: Deborah Kerr, Kathleen Byron, David Farrar, Flora Robson,
                                                                 Jean Simmons, Sabu.
                                                                                                                                   35mm • U – Contains mild war horror
                                                                                                                                   Cast: David Niven, Kim Hunter, Roger Livesey, Marius Goring.
                                                                                                                                   In this delightful, delirious fantasy, David Niven plays an
 A short season celebrating the work of one                      Powell and Pressburger’s spellbinding film follows the             RAF pilot whose plane is shot down over the English coast;
 of the finest cinematographers this country                      tortuous emotional journey of a group of Anglican nuns as         ejecting, he leaps to safety – without a parachute. Or does
                                                                 they set up a remote convent among the bleak ruins of an          he? Before long, he finds himself standing in a celestial
 has ever produced, who died last year at                        abandoned Himalayan harem. It’s a first taste of authority         court, where a jury will decide his fate: to go to Heaven,
 the age of 94.                                                  for Sister Clodagh (Deborah Kerr). As the nuns’ leader, her       or remain on Earth. And all the while, he yearns for the
                                                                 struggles to maintain moral order and a sense of Christian        American radio operator with whom he fell in love, mere
 See also Pandora and the Flying Dutchman                        mission are set against the extremes of the environment,          minutes before...
 (page 12).                                                      the doubts of her charges, and the beguiling amorality of
                                                                 the local inhabitants. Finding themselves disturbed by all
                                                                 manner of natural phenomena, it’s only a matter of time           The Red Shoes
                                                                 before hardship and temptation gradually draw the women           Mon 7 & Tue 8 Jun
                                                                 away from their vocation, and they descend into doubt,            Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger • UK 1948 • 2h15m
 Cameraman: The Life and Work of                                                                                                   Digital projection • U – Contains mild threat, injury and smoking
                                                                 jealousy and madness.
 Jack Cardiff                                                                                                                      Cast: Moira Shearer, Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Robert
                                                                 Smouldering with hysteria and brooding eroticism, Black           Helpmann, Léonide Massine.
 Sun 30 May at 5.45pm
 Craig McCall • UK 2010 • 1h30m • DigiBeta • PG • Documentary    Narcissus is a masterly exploration of the dangers of             The Red Shoes is perhaps the definitive ballet movie, but
                                                                 ambition, British reserve, and unbridled emotion.                 don’t let that put you off if you’re not generally a fan of
 A celebration of the life and work of cinematographer Jack
                                                                                                                                   dance – there’s plenty here to keep you utterly spellbound.
 Cardiff, whose career spanned an incredible ninety years
                                                                                                                                   Moira Shearer stars as Victoria Page, an aspiring dancer
 and more than one hundred films, including A Matter of
                                                                                                                                   who gets a chance to work with the great ballet director
 Life and Death, The Red Shoes and The African Queen.
                                                                                                                                   Lermontov (Anton Walbrook), who soon develops a maniacal
 Cameraman features exclusive behind the scenes footage                                                                            obsession to mould Vicky into a truly great dancer... A
 and contributions from Martin Scorsese, Lauren Bacall, Kirk           TICKETDEALS
                                                                                                                                   professional ballerina in real life, Moira Shearer gives a
 Douglas, Charlton Heston and many more.                          See any three (or more) films in this season (including           sublime performance as the eager young Vicky. Walbrook’s
                                                                  Pandora and the Flying Dutchman, page 12) and get 15% off        Lermontov is equally magnetic, with his refined mannerisms
                                                                  These packages are available online, in person and on the        that mask an inhuman drive for perfection. But the true genius
                                                                  phone, on both full price and concession price tickets.          of the film lies elsewhere, in the stunning use of colour, and
                                                                  Tickets must all be bought at the same time.                     the terrific, purely visual imagination of its creators.
22        Agnès Varda




     CLEO FROM 5 TO 7                                         LE BONHEUR                                                      VAGABOND                                          THE GLEANERS AND I




          Agnès Varda                                                      Le bonheur
                                                                           Fri 28 & Sat 29 May
                                                                           Agnès Varda • France 1965 • 1h20m
                                                                                                                                             The Gleaners and I
                                                                                                                                             Les glaneurs et la glaneuse
                                                                                                                                             Tue 1 & Wed 2 Jun
          Now acknowledged as a true pioneer of the New                    French with English subtitles • 15                                Agnès Varda • France 2000 • 1h22m
          Wave (with La Pointe Courte, 1954), Agnès Varda                  Cast: Jean-Claude Drouot, Claire Drouot, Marie-France Boyer,      French with English subtitles • U • Documentary
                                                                           Olivier Drouot, Sandrine Drouot.
          firmly takes her place among the major post-war                                                                                     Varda’s groundbreaking and hugely successful
          French filmmakers. This short season represents the               The blissfully married François (French television star           documentary explores the idea of ‘gleaning’, from the
          perfect introduction to this most innovative, original           Drouot, acting with his own wife and children) starts             ancient practice enshrined in paintings such as Jean-
          and enduring of filmmakers (she is still working at a             an affair with Émilie (Boyer) with varied consequences.           François Millet’s 1857 ‘Des Glaneuses’, to the victims of
          feisty 82), featuring three of her best known fiction             Under the guise of an apparently banal story of love and          late capitalism who scavenge in supermarket bins both
          films and three of her documentary essays, the genre              adultery, and idyllic surface prettiness, Varda’s third feature   to survive and to denounce consumerist excess. Mixing
          in which she is perhaps better known.                            film trenchantly explores the myth of romance and the              documentary reportage and interviews with art and
                                                                           underside of the ‘perfect’ family in 1960s France, with its       photography, Varda’s investigation ranges widely across
                                                                           unthinking misogyny.
          DIGITAL RESTORATION                                                                                                                France, offering a poignant yet heart-lifting discourse on
                                                                                                                                             her relationship to others, her practice as a filmmaker and
          Cleo from 5 to 7 Cléo de 5 à 7
                                                                                                                                             her own ageing.
          Fri 21 to Thu 27 May
          Agnès Varda • France/Italy 1962 • 1h30m • Digital projection
          French with English subtitles
                                                                           Vagabond Sans toit ni loi
          PG – Contains mild language and infrequent natural nudity        Sun 30 & Mon 31 May
          Cast: Corinne Marchand, Antoine Bourseiller, Dominique Davray,   Agnès Varda • France 1985 • 1h46m • 35mm
          Dorothée Blank, Michel Legrand.                                  French, Arabic and English with English subtitles • 15
                                                                           Cast: Sandrine Bonnaire, Setti Ramdane, Francis Balchère, Jean-
          Agnès Varda’s second feature remains a highlight of the          Louis Perletti.
          extraordinary outpouring of French movies in the early 60s.
          It’s almost a film about nothing, with French chanteuse Cléo      Deservedly one of Varda’s best known films, Vagabond is
          (Corinne Marchand) spending 90 minutes (not quite the 2          among the most powerful portraits of a woman in modern
          hours of the title) wandering around Paris before she gets       cinema. Mosaic-like, the film reconstructs the last weeks of
          the results of a medical test which will confirm whether or       rebellious and nihilistic vagrant Mona (the young Sandrine
                                                                           Bonnaire, in a career-defining performance), inspired by                 TICKETDEALS
          not she has cancer. Cléo spends the time going to a fortune
          teller, running an errand with a friend, playing her latest      a real case. Mona’s identity emerges from her impact on            See any three (or more) films in this season and get 15% off
          song on a cafe jukebox and hoping someone will recognise         others, many played by non-professionals. Set in a bleak,          See all six films in this season and get 25% off
          her. She gets no pity from her friends – only a stranger in      wintry South of France, Vagabond embeds Mona’s fate in             These packages are available online, in person and on the
          the park seems to offer much consolation. And in the end,        the region’s landscape and customs.                                phone, on both full price and concession price tickets.
          Cléo has figured out how to face an uncertain future.                                                                                Tickets must all be bought at the same time.
                                                                                                   Agnès Varda/In Search of...                                                                  23




THE BEACHES OF AGNES                                                  IN SEARCH OF MOZART                                       IN SEARCH OF BEETHOVEN



Cinévardaphoto
Wed 2 & Thu 3 Jun
Agnès Varda • France • 1h34m
                                                               In Search of...
English and French with English subtitles • 15 • Documentary   Filmmaker Phil Grabsky’s two hugely successful documentaries make a
Three Varda films reflecting on some extraordinary               welcome return to Filmhouse, accompanied by the director himself.
photography.
Salut les Cubains (France 1963, 30min)
A montage of photographs taken in Cuba gives an
                                                               In Search of Mozart                                                In Search of Beethoven
exuberant portrait of the country, set against Cuban music.    Thu 27 & Sat 29 May                                                Fri 28 & Sun 30 May
                                                               Phil Grabsky • Britain 2005 • 2h8m • DigiBeta • U                  Phil Grabsky • UK 2009 • 2h18m • DigiBeta • 12A
Ulysse (France 1982, 22min)                                    Documentary                                                        Documentary
Varda reflects on a photograph she took in 1954 of a young      To mark the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth in 2006,           Following the success of In Search of Mozart, director Phil
Spanish boy.                                                   In Search of Mozart was the first ever major feature-length         Grabsky goes looking for the truth about Beethoven...
Ydessa, les ours et etc (France, 2004, 42min)                  documentary on Mozart’s life. Produced in association              No other composer has been so often quoted, written
Reflections on Ydessa Hendeles’s extraordinary ‘Teddy           with some of the world’s leading orchestras, opera                 about, adopted for political and revolutionary causes
Bear Project’, in which thousands of photographs, all          houses and musicians, this is a journey 25,000 miles               (ranging from Marxism to fascism) and painted, but who
including a teddy bear, were exhibited in Munich, inspired     through Europe in search of the real story of Mozart.              was the real Beethoven? Who was the man behind the
by the photo of a young cousin who died in Auschwitz.          The film is narrated by Juliet Stevenson, and features              romantic image of the tortured artist with the unruly
                                                               key performances and interviews with over 70 of the                hair, unhinged personality and furrowed brow? This
                                                               world’s most significant artists – including Renée Fleming,         new film explores the truth behind the many layers of
The Beaches of Agnès                                           Magdalena Kozená, Angelika Kirchschlager, Louis Langrée,           myth and legend surrounding a man hailed not only as
Les plages d’Agnès                                             Julian Rachlin, Roger Norrington, Imogen Cooper and                the world’s first truly independent composer, but also
Sat 5 & Sun 6 Jun                                              many others. Providing a refreshing and in-depth look at           the most important. Featuring exclusive interviews and
Agnès Varda • France 2008 • 1h53m • Digital projection         Mozart’s life, it charts his musical career from first piece to     performances, this is an absorbing and entertaining
French with English subtitles                                  last, exposing the many myths and exploring his real world.
18 – Contains strong sexualised nudity • Documentary                                                                              journey.
                                                               The 5.45pm screening on Thursday 27 May will be                    The 5.45pm screening on Friday 28 May will be followed
Varda’s enchanting self-portrait is at once emotional,         followed by a Q&A with director Phil Grabsky.
incisive and self-deprecating. Through a wonderful array                                                                          by a Q&A with director Phil Grabsky.
of images and sounds, living tableaux, interviews and art
installations, Varda takes the viewer from her childhood
home in Brussels to her 80th birthday in Paris, via extracts
from her films and views of her friends, her late husband
Jacques Demy, her collaborators and her children.
24         Nordic Noir




     THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO                  INSOMNIA                                                  WALLANDER: THE SECRET                                          WALLANDER: FACELESS KILLERS




           Nordic Noir                                                    The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
                                                                          Män som hatar kvinnor
                                                                                                                                            Insomnia
                                                                                                                                            Sat 8 May at 8.45pm
                                                                                                                                            Erik Skjoldbjærg • Norway 1997 • 1h36m • 35mm
                                                                          Fri 7 to Wed 12 May
           It’s impossible to ignore the publishing phenomenon            Niels Arden Oplev • Sweden/Denmark/Germany/Norway 2009            Norwegian and Swedish with English subtitles
           that is Nordic Noir. Crime fiction from Denmark,                2h33m • 35mm • Swedish with English subtitles                     15 – Contains infrequent moderate sex
                                                                          18 – Contains scenes of sexual violence                           Cast: Stellan Skarsgård, Maria Mathiesen, Sverre Anker Ousdal,
           Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden is being                                                                                     Gisken Armand, Kristian Figenschow.
           translated and published internationally. Although             Cast: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre, Peter Haber.
           successful at home, with a few notable exceptions,             The film version of part one of Stieg Larsson’s bestselling        “Christopher Nolan’s American remake was perfectly fine,
           the film and television thrillers (both adaptations             ‘Millennium Trilogy’ is a dark-hearted tale full of twists and    but it couldn’t capture the gut-twisting oppressiveness
           and original screenplays) haven’t enjoyed the same             turns. Disgraced investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist        of Erik Skjoldbjærg’s original. Anchored by Skarsgård’s
           level of attention. But with the critical acclaim for          is hired by the patriarch of a family of wealthy industrialists   impeccable portrayal of a man drowning in his own sins,
           Jar City and the popular successes of The Girl With            to solve the mystery of his niece’s disappearance 40 years        this is the neo-noir that truly turned noir on its head:
           the Dragon Tattoo and the BBC’s Wallander, is that             earlier, and, with the help of anti-social hacker Lisbeth         darkness becomes something you pray for, while light
           about to change? This season offers the perfect                Salander, uncovers a complex series of brutal slayings that       is a straight razor that’s found entrance to your brain.”
           opportunity to take stock before the next crime                may or may not involve other relatives.                           (Novelist Dennis Lehane)
           (fiction) wave crests.                                                                                                            Print courtesy of Norwegian Film Institute
           This season originated at ScreenLit Festival of Film, TV &
           Writing, Broadway Cinema, Nottingham. With thanks to           The Man on the Roof Mannen på taket
           Linda Pariser.                                                 Fri 7 May at 6.00pm
                                                                          Bo Widerberg • Sweden 1976 • 1h50m • 35mm                         Who is Kurt Wallander?
                                                                          Swedish with English subtitles • 15
                                                                          Cast: Carl-Gustaf Lindstedt, Sven Wollter, Thomas Hellberg,       Sun 9 May at 1.00pm - Tickets £5.40/£3.50
                                                                          Håkan Serner, Ingvar Hirdwall.                                    Elaine Donnelly Pieper • UK 2008 • 1h • DigiBeta • 15
                                                                                                                                            Documentary
                                                                          Widerberg made several stylish policiers with political
                                                                                                                                            John Harvey presents a documentary about internationally
                                                                          messages, of which this was the most successful. Based
                                                                                                                                            bestselling Swedish writer Henning Mankell, creator of the
                                                                          on ‘The Abominable Man’ by Sjöwall & Wahlöö, it finds
                TICKETDEALS                                                                                                                 Kurt Wallander series. By examining Mankell’s anti-hero,
                                                                          Martin Beck organising a vast manhunt for the murderer
                                                                                                                                            it reveals the hidden angst affecting present-day Sweden
            See any three (or more) films in this season and get 15% off   of a corrupt and brutal policeman. The film culminates in
                                                                                                                                            and attempts to discover how his books inform the rest of
            See any six (or more) films in this season and get 25% off     a spectacular set piece, allegedly inspired by The French
                                                                                                                                            the world about Scandinavia’s largest country.
            See any nine (or more) films in this season and get 35% off    Connection. Apparently, this is the only one of the Beck
                                                                          adaptations that Sjöwall rates. Check it out for yourself in
            These packages are available online, in person and on the
            phone, on both full price and concession price tickets.
                                                                          this rare screening.
            Tickets must all be bought at the same time.                  Print courtesy of The Swedish Institute.
                                                                                                                                                                          Nordic Noir                              25




THE GIRL BY THE LAKE                                            VARG VEUM – BITTER FLOWERS                                   JAR CITY                                            JUST ANOTHER LOVE STORY



 Wallander Double Bill                                                      Varg Veum – Bitter Flowers                                          The Ape Apan
 Sun 9 May at 2.30pm                                                        Varg Veum – Bitre blomster                                          Wed 12 May at 6.30pm
 3h • DigiBeta • 18                                                         Mon 10 May at 6.15pm                                                Jesper Ganslandt • Sweden 2009 • 1h21m • DigiBeta
                                                                            Ulrik Imtiaz Rolfsen • Norway/Sweden/Germany 2007 • 1h36m           Swedish with English subtitles • 18
 A double bill of Wallander TV adaptations, one from                                                                                            Cast: Olle Sarri, Françoise Joyce, Sean Pietrulewicz, Eva Rexed,
                                                                            35mm • Norwegian with English subtitles • 15
 Sweden and one from the UK.                                                                                                                    Thore Flygel.
                                                                            Cast: Trond Espen Seim, Bjørn Floberg, Kathrine Fagerland, Endre
 The Secret (Hemligheten)                                                   Hellestveit, Anders Dale.                                           A man awakes on the bathroom floor, covered with blood.
 Stephan Apelgren, Sweden 2005, 1h30m, Swedish with English subtitles       A man vanishes without a trace. His lover, a married,               He carries on with his day, but he’s irritable and hyper-
 Cast: Krister Henriksson, Johanna Sällström, Ola Rapace.                                                                                       sensitive. Slowly, we learn what’s behind it all. The Ape is
                                                                            successful politician, discreetly contacts Private
 A boy’s body is discovered in an abandoned barn. The                       Investigator Varg Veum for assistance. When he discovers            spare and taut in its rigorous aesthetic. Ganslandt directs
 murder shocks Kurt, Linda and Stefan, but the crime and                    a body, the case becomes a complicated murder enquiry               with icy precision, creating a mood of brooding, implacable
 the suspects don’t seem to match...                                        that implicates the police and branches out far beyond the          threat. “An enigmatic and ferocious piece of Nordic noir
 Thanks to BBC Information & Archives / AB Svensk Filmindustri              Norwegian borders. Bitter Flowers is the first in a series           which takes a classic thriller blueprint and fearlessly creates
                                                                            of six Varg Veum films, adapted from Gunnar Staalesen’s              something new and very disturbing from it.” (ICA website)
 PLUS
                                                                            novels.
 Faceless Killers         Hettie Macdonald, UK 2010, 1h30m
 Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Jeany Spark, Asher Ali, David Warner.               With thanks to the Norwegian Film Institute.                        Just Another Love Story
 Wallander investigates the brutal slaying of an elderly couple.                                                                                Kærlighed på film
                                                                                                                                                Thu 13 May at 8.30pm
                                                                            Jar City Myrin                                                      Ole Bornedal • Denmark 2007 • 1h44m • 35mm
 The Girl by the Lake La Ragazza del lago                                                                                                       Danish with English subtitles
                                                                            Tue 11 May at 6.00pm                                                18 – Contains very strong violence and strong sexualised nudity
 Sun 9 May at 8.45pm                                                        Baltasar Kormákur • Iceland/Germany/Denmark 2006 • 1h35m
 Andrea Molaioli • Italy 2007 • 1h35m • 35mm                                                                                                    Cast: Anders W Berthelsen, Rebecka Hemse, Nikolaj Lie Kaas.
                                                                            35mm • Icelandic with English subtitles • 15 – Contains strong
 Italian with English subtitles • 15                                        violence, sex references & one use of very strong language          Contrived excess is rarely as entertaining as it is in the
 Cast: Toni Servillo, Denis Fasolo, Nello Mascia, Giulia Michelini.         Cast: Ingvar Eggert Sigurdsson, Agústa Eva Erlendsdóttir, Björn     ironically titled Just Another Love Story, a frenzied noirish
                                                                            Hlynur Haraldsson, Olafía Hrönn Jónsdóttir, Atli Rafn Sigurdsson.
 Andrea Molaioli’s feature debut is an excellent adaptation                                                                                     romantic thriller from Danish writer-director Ole Bornedal.
 of Karin Fossum’s ‘Don’t Look Back’, translating the                       A welcome return for this critically acclaimed adaptation of        The film kicks off with three ‘love scenes’, played in rapid
 Norwegian setting to the Italian Dolomites and Inspector                   Arnaldur Indridason’s eponymous novel. Two apparently               succession: In the first, a man lies bleeding to death while
 Sejer into Inspector Sanzio. In an idyllic village, the nude               different deaths, the brutal murder of an old pervert and           a woman weeps over him. In the second, a husband and
 body of a beautiful young girl is discovered at the side of                the loss of a beloved young daughter to a rare neurological         wife enjoy some playful pillow talk, and in the third, two
 the lake. Inspector Giovanni Sanzio is summoned from                       condition, form the central puzzle that Reykjavik detective         young lovers are involved in a tense standoff with a gun.
 the city to aid in the investigation, but the victim proves as             Erlendur must solve. Iceland’s dramatic landscape and               The connection between these three snapshots – as well as
 mysterious as the crime itself. Meanwhile, Sanzio has his                  contemporary events create a chilling context for this              the implicit connection between passionate romance and
 own problems to solve.                                                     gripping police procedural.                                         violence – will be made clear by the film’s end...
26       Weans’ World




 PERCY JACKSON AND THE LIGHTNING THIEF                HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE                                                         HACHI: A DOG’S TALE                   THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG




         Weans’ World                                                         Percy Jackson and the Lightning
                                                                              Thief
                                                                                                                                                  Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
                                                                                                                                                  Sun 6 Jun at 1.00pm & Mon 7 Jun at 10.30am
                                                                                                                                                  Lasse Hallström • USA/UK 2009 • 1h33m • Digital projection
                                                                              Mon 17 May at 1.00pm & Tue 18 May at 1.00pm
         Films for a younger audience. Tickets cost                           Chris Columbus • Canada/USA 2010 • 1h59m • Digital projection
                                                                                                                                                  U – Contains no material likely to offend or harm
         £2.50 per person, big or small!                                      PG – Contains moderate fantasy violence and threat                  Cast: Richard Gere, Sarah Roemer, Joan Allen, Jason Alexander,
                                                                                                                                                  Robert Capron.
                                                                              Cast: Logan Lerman, Uma Thurman, Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean,
         Please note: although we normally disapprove of people               Steve Coogan.
         talking during screenings, these shows are
                                                                                                                                                  Parker, a university professor, finds a lost puppy at a train
         primarily for kids, so grown-ups should expect some noise!           New York teenager Percy Jackson discovers that he’s                 station and takes it home, much to the annoyance of his
                                                                              the son of Greek God Poseidon, and that his best friend             wife, who had banned him from having another dog.
                                                                              Grover is actually his satyr protector, complete with goat’s        However, Parker and the dog develop such a remarkable
                                                                              legs! When Percy’s uncle Zeus suspects him of stealing his          bond that Cate is forced to relent, and Hachi becomes a
                                                                              lightning bolt, Percy has to track down the real lightning          devoted member of the family and the local community.
                                                                              thief and return the bolt before it causes a meteorological
         Planet 51                                                            catastrophe on Earth.
         Sun 9 May at 1.00pm & Mon 10 May at 10.30am
         Jorge Blanco • Spain/UK/USA 2009 • 1h30m • Digital projection
         U – Contains mild comic violence
         With the voices of Dwayne Johnson, Jessica Biel, Justin Long, Gary   Howl’s Moving Castle                                                The Princess and the Frog
         Oldman, John Cleese.                                                 Sun 23 May at 1.00pm & Mon 24 May at 10.30am                        Tue 29 Jun to Thu 8 Jul
                                                                              Hayao Miyazaki • Japan 2004 • 1h59m • 35mm                          Ron Clements & John Musker • USA 2009 • 1h37m
         American astronaut Captain Charles ‘Chuck’ Baker lands                                                                                   Digital projection • U – Contains mild scary scenes
                                                                              Japanese with English subtitles • U – Contains mild peril
         on Planet 51 thinking he’s the first person to set foot on it.        Featuring the voices of Emily Mortimer, Christian Bale, Jean        With the voices of Anika Noni Rose, Bruno Campos, Oprah
         To his surprise, he finds that the planet is inhabited by little      Simmons, Lauren Bacall, Blythe Danner.                              Winfrey, Terrence Howard, John Goodman.
         green people who are happily living in a white picket fence
                                                                              In a land of witches, wizards and war, Sophie is a young            From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes a modern twist
         world reminiscent of 1950s America, whose only fear is
                                                                              milliner befriended by Howl the wizard. The jealous                 on a classic tale, featuring a beautiful girl named Tiana, a
         that it will be overrun by alien invaders... like Chuck!
                                                                              Witch of the Waste loves Howl, and puts a spell on                  frog prince who desperately wants to be human again, and
                                                                              Sophie, turning her into an old lady. Sophie runs away              a fateful kiss that leads them both on a hilarious adventure
                                                                              so her friends can’t see the transformation and ends up             through the mystical bayous of Louisiana.
                                                                              working as a cleaning woman in Howl’s Moving Castle, the
                                                                              remarkable, magical contraption that walks the land.
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28         The Graduates!




     EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY             EDINBURGH’S TELFORD COLLEGE                     STEVENSON COLLEGE EDINBURGH               ECA - ANIMATION                        ECA - FILM & TV




           The Graduates!                                                  Edinburgh’s Telford College
                                                                           Wed 9 Jun at 6.00pm
                                                                           Various • Scotland 2010 • 2h • Various formats • 15
                                                                                                                                           Edinburgh College of Art - Animation
                                                                                                                                           Mon 14 Jun at 8.30pm
                                                                                                                                           Various • Scotland 2010 • 2h • Various formats • 15
           The cream of this year’s crop of                                Phwoar! Check out the talent (by the way).                      A family sets out for the beach and a jockey crosses the
           dramas, documentaries and animation                             Edinburgh’s Telford College is proud to present this years      finishing line. Two men starve in a tent while a fly tries to
                                                                                                                                           feed a grub. A coyote gazes at the stars and a telescope
           from Edinburgh’s graduating                                     crop of hot young things from the HND Television course.
                                                                                                                                           looks back in time. A slapper staggers into a toilet. A Viking
                                                                           Come along and cop an eyeful of what these local beauties
           students.                                                       can show you while they’re still relatively unsullied. See a    stumbles in the dark. There’s a fumbling explanation of sex
                                                                           solitary swimmer battling against the odds, discover the        and a schoolboy crush. Stick-men follow their noses and
                                                                           secret life of a foul-mouthed Glasgow postie (is there any      an old lady sticks her nose in. Three craws sit on a wall. A
           Edinburgh Napier University                                     other kind?), hear the hunt for a hidden hamster, enjoy         walker takes the pulse of a city while stockings are pulled
                                                                           the pain of a father undergoing a midlife crisis, witness a     from the ground, a band lets rip and a boy finds more than
           Tue 11 May at 6.00pm
           Various • Scotland 2010 • 2h • Various formats • 15             sniper’s moral dilemma and admire a couple of guys who          he bargained for in a game of hide-and-seek. Add to this
                                                                           build their own still.                                          some television – pre-watershed and post-apocalyptic
           What is the secret power exerted by the red doll? Why                                                                           – and you have some essential viewing from the award-
           does Mikey need to leave Muirhouse in the middle of             Caution: bad language (plenty of it) but no nudity (at time     winning Animation Department of Edinburgh College of Art
           the night? Is it wise to go so far with your boss? What are     of going to press).
           the perfect ingredients for an authentic German café?
           Why is Luke being told to follow the lady in the red coat?
           The answers to these and many more questions will be            Stevenson College Edinburgh                                     Edinburgh College of Art - Film & TV
           revealed in these Honours year films from Edinburgh              Thu 10 Jun at 6.00pm                                            Tue 15 Jun at 8.30pm
           Napier undergraduate students. There are tales of mystery       Various • Scotland 2010 • 2h • Various formats • 15             Various • Scotland 2010 • 2h • Various formats • 15
           and imagination here to satisfy all tastes.                     A diverse range of films, from short animations to further       A vintage year of shorts from graduating students at
                                                                           ambitious offerings on the themes of passions and               Edinburgh College of Art’s Film & Television department.
                                                                           obsessions, space, and rhythms and cycles … oh yes, and         Among the dramas are tales of love, loneliness, surreal
                                                                           a cheery look at post-apocalyptic Britain! Edging up on         sexual dysfunction and malevolent flatscreen TVs. The
                                                                           the outside straight are a collection of story adaptations of   documentaries, meanwhile, span hugely contrasting
                 TICKETDEALS                                               works ranging from ‘Oedipus’ and ‘Von Ryan’s Express’           visions of the world, ranging from the dilemma of a young
                                                                           to ‘Dante’s Inferno’. Eying up the winners enclosure            man in Malawi who wonders whether to emigrate, to the
            See any three (or more) films in this season and get 15% off    come a variety of comedies to tickle your funny bone, and       magical world of make believe which children discover in
            This package is available online, in person and on the         documentaries on sundry themes from ‘Under the Burka’           the woods at an outdoor nursery in Fife.
            phone, on both full price and concession price tickets.        to forbidden love, with a touch of urban mythology and
            Tickets must all be bought at the same time.                   gothic horror along the way.
                                                             Karel Zeman/Follow Me + The Collective                                                                                           29




THE FABULOUS BARON MUNCHAUSEN                                            THE TALE OF JOHN AND MARIE                                FOLLOW ME




 Karel Zeman                                                      The Tale of John and Marie
                                                                  Pohádka o Honzíkovi a Marence
                                                                                                                                       SPECIALEVENT

                                                                  Sun 30 May at 1.30pm                                          DOUBLE BILL
 A celebration of the centenary of the birth of the great         Karel Zeman • Czech Republic 1980 • 1h7m • 35mm               Fri 11 Jun at 6.15pm
 Czech animator Karel Zeman (1910 – 1989). Zeman,                 English language version • PG
 along with Jiri Trnka, is considered the father of Czech                                                                       Follow Me
                                                                  Zeman’s final film, inspired by Czech fairy tales and           The Collective • Canada 2010 • 55m • DVD • PG • Documentary
 animation, with his marvellously inventive and influential        illuminated manuscripts, tells the story of shepherd
 mix of animation and live action. Zeman’s pioneering work        boy John who sets off on a journey to find happiness           Following the sold out premiere of Seasons here at
 set the standard for Czech animation and almost certainly        and success as a knight. Three elves, his advisors and        Filmhouse in 2008, the multi-award-winning team behind
 influenced contemporary filmmakers such as Terry Gilliam           guardians, help him whilst testing his character with         The Collective series of mountain bike films are back with
 and Tim Burton.                                                  magic. Falling in love with beautiful fairy Marie, John has   their latest feature, Follow Me. Combining the world’s
                                                                  to overcome many obstacles to prove that love is stronger     most talented mountain bikers at the very top of their game
 This brief season features three of his films: An Invention
                                                                  than magic and offers the greatest happiness.                 with stunning locations, cinematography and soundtrack,
 for Destruction (loosely based on Jules Verne’s ‘Facing the
                                                                                                                                Follow Me is a must for film fans and bike fans alike. Be
 Flag’); The Fabulous Baron Munchausen (based on the
 Rudolph Erich Raspe novel, with animation inspired by
                                                                  An Invention for Destruction                                  among the first in Europe to see it on the big screen. Find
                                                                  Vynález zkázy                                                 out more at www.anthillfilms.com
 Gustav Dore’s original illustration for the book); and the
 charming The Tale of John and Mary.                              Sat 5 Jun at 1.30pm                                           PLUS
                                                                  Karl Zeman • Czech Republic 1958 • 1h21m • 35mm               The Collective - a Mountain Bike Film
                                                                  English language version • PG
                                                                                                                                The Collective • Canada 2005 • 40m • DVD • PG • Documentary
                                                                  Zeman’s 1958 feature An Invention for Destruction (aka
                                                                                                                                A unique opportunity to see the multi-award-winning
                                                                  The Fabulous World of Jules Verne) charmingly blends
                                                                                                                                film that redefined the concept of what a mountain bike
                                                                  cartoon, puppets and live action with a style modelled
 The Fabulous Baron Munchausen                                                                                                  film should be. Taking the world’s best riders, adding
                                                                  on the steel engravings in Verne’s original novels. Zeman
 Baron Prasil                                                                                                                   ground breaking filming techniques and coupling them
                                                                  retells the story of a mad scientist who seeks to misuse a
                                                                  dangerous invention, involving submarines, balloons and a     with strong narrative and soundtrack, The Collective has
 Sat 29 May at 1.30pm
                                                                  giant octopus.                                                earned the title of a modern classic. Find out more at www.
 Karel Zeman • Czech Republic 1961 • 1h23m • 35mm
 English language version • PG                                                                                                  thecollectivefilm.com
 An enchanting blend of fantasy and humour, Zeman’s film is                                                                      N.B. Patrons are advised to purchase tickets in advance as
                                                                       TICKETDEALS
 based on the story of the legendary liar, Baron Munchausen.                                                                    demand for this event is expected to be high.
 The film’s mix of stop motion animation, live action, and         See all three films in this season and get 15% off
 special effects – beautifully depicting the Baron’s adventures   This package is available online, in person and on the
 on the moon, fighting the Turks, in the belly of the whale or     phone, on both full price and concession price tickets.
 riding a cannonball – achieve a timeless quality.                Tickets must all be bought at the same time.
30         Himalaya




     HIMALAYA                                                               TRAVELLERS AND MAGICIANS                                         KEKEXILI: MOUNTAIN PATROL




           Himalaya                                                       Himalaya
                                                                          Fri 14 May at 3.45pm + 8.45pm
                                                                          Eric Valli • France/UK/Switzerland/Nepal 1999 • 1h49m • 35mm
                                                                                                                                         The Cup Phörpa
                                                                                                                                         Sun 16 May at 1.15pm + 6.15pm
                                                                                                                                         Khyentse Norbu • Bhutan/Australia 1999 • 1h33m • 35mm
           Filmhouse and Satsang Productions are proud                    Tibetan and German with English subtitles • PG                 Hindi and Tibetan with English subtitles • PG
                                                                          Cast: Thilen Lhondup, Gurgon Kyap, Lhakpa Tsamchoe, Karma      Cast: Jamyang Lodro, Orgyen Tobgyal, Neten Chokling, Lama
           to present Scotland’s first festival of Himalayan               Wangel, Karma Tensing.                                         Chonjor, Lama Godhi.
           film and culture, following its hugely successful
                                                                          High in the mountainous Dolpo region of Nepal, Tinle, an       In a remote part of Northern India, two soccer mad young
           debut in London in February.
                                                                          elderly chieftain, learns that his son Lhakpa has died on an   boys are inducted into a Tibetan monastery in exile.
           Celebrating the diversity of the world’s                       expedition with Karma and other members of the tribe.          However, the boys’ passion for the game and their desire
           mightiest mountain range, the festival will also               Stricken with grief, this aged and weather-worn leader         to watch the 1998 World Cup Finals on TV soon disturbs
                                                                          decides that he will take charge of the animal yak caravan,    the tranquility and rigid order of the monks’ lives. An
           feature photography, art and food at venues
                                                                          an arduous journey over the mountains to exchange salt         unusual and highly engaging comedy that manages to use
           across Edinburgh. For more information visit                   for grain. An involving human drama, played out on a           its gentle tone and uncomplicated story line to great effect.
           www.himalayafest.org.uk                                        spectacular stage.



                                                                          Travellers and Magicians                                       Kekexili: Mountain Patrol
                                                                          Sat 15 May at 3.45pm + 8.45pm                                  Thu 20 May at 6.15pm & Fri 21 May at 3.45pm
                                                                          Khyentse Norbu • Australia/ Bhutan 2003 • 1h48m • DigiBeta     Lu Chuan • China/Hong Kong 2004 • 1h28m • 35mm
           There will be a Himalaya Exhibition in the                     Dzongkha with English subtitles • PG                           Mandarin and Tibetan with English subtitles
           Corridor Gallery at Filmhouse from 2-30 May,                   Cast: Tsewang Dandup, Sonam Lhamo, Lhakpa Dorji, Deki          15 – Contains strong violence and moderate horror
           featuring work by Allan McNally, Sam Kang Li                   Yangzom, Sonam Kinga.                                          Cast: Zhang Lei, Qi Liang, Due Bujie, Zhao Xueying, Ma Zhanlin.
           and Magda Rakita.                                              Dondup, a government official in a small village in the         An absorbing and spectacular drama inspired by a people’s
                                                                          mountains of Bhutan, is obsessed with Western culture.         remarkable mission to prevent the illegal poaching of
                                                                          When he gets the chance to move to America to make             Tibetan antelope in the region of Kekexili, the largest
                                                                          his fortune, he jumps at it – even if he has to become a       animal reserve in China. Set against the exquisite backdrop
                TICKETDEALS                                               farmer there, he can make more in a day than his important     of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, director Lu Chuan tells the
            See any three (or more) films in this season and get 15% off   job in Bhutan pays in a month. But he misses the bus to        tale of brave local Tibetans, who face death and starvation
            See all six films in this season and get 25% off               the nearest city, and is forced to begin a long road trip,     to save the endangered antelope herds from a band of
                                                                          collecting travellers as he goes...                            ruthless hunters.
            These packages 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.
                                                                               Himalaya/Science and Film/Baarìa                                                                                            31




DELAMU                                                                 RUN LOLA RUN                                                           BAARIA



Delamu Cha ma gu dao xi lie
Fri 21 May at 6.15pm
Tian Zhuangzhuang • China/Japan 2004 • 1h50m • 35mm
                                                               Science and Film                                                     Baarìa
                                                                                                                                          SPECIALPREVIEW


Mandarin with English subtitles • PG • Documentary             Screenings in association with The British Science
                                                               Association, a registered charity which exists to                    Sun 13 Jun at 5.45pm
A remarkable documentary that follows the highest and                                                                               Giuseppe Tornatore • Italy 2009 • 2h30m • 35mm
most perilous of the world’s ancient trading routes, the       advance the public understanding, accessibility and                  Italian with English subtitles • cert tbc
                                                               accountability of the sciences and                                   Cast: Francesco Scianna, Margareth Made, Angela Molina, Lina Sastri.
Tea-Horse Road that climbs from Western Yunnan through
                                                               engineering. For further details on
the Himalayas into Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan. For more than                                                                           Cinema Paradiso director Giuseppe Tornatore returns with
                                                               The British Science Association, see
two thousand years tea was carried through the mountains                                                                            an epic valentine to his Sicilian heritage. Baarìa is a lushly
                                                               www.britishscienceassociation.org
on mules. Delamu follows this traditional route, mixing                                                                             romantic tapestry of 20th century Italian life as seen through
spectacularly beautiful images of the wild mountains with                                                                           the eyes of a single individual as he grows up, matures,
interviews with the inhabitants of the remote villages along   Run Lola Run Lola rennt                                              marries and revisits a collection of sentimental memories.
the way.                                                       Mon 24 May at 8.15pm                                                 Baarìa is the slang term for Tornatore’s native Bargheria,
                                                               Tom Tykwer • Germany 1998 • 1h20m • 35mm • German,                   and the film unfolds in a hot, dusty Sicilian village where
                                                               English and Japanese with English subtitles • 15                     the young Peppino’s childhood coincides with the rise of
                                                               Cast: Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup, Nina Petri,   the Fascists, the declaration of war and the liberation by the
                                                               Armin Rohde.
                                                                                                                                    Allies. The older Peppino joins the Communist Party and falls
Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion                                    German writer/director Tom Tykwer tells one story three              in love with the beautiful Mannina, events that are to shape
Sat 22 May at 6.15pm & Sun 23 May at 6.15pm                    times, varying the outcome each time. The constant is                and define his adult years. Beautifully photographed by
Tom Peosay • USA 2003 • 1h44m • DigiBeta • 15 • Documentary    resourceful redhead Lola (Franka Potente), a scruffy beauty          Enrico Lucidi and set to a memorable Ennio Morricone score,
Since 1950, when China sent troops to subdue the               with a scream that shatters glass and a boyfriend named              Baarìa has been hailed as Tornatore’s Amarcord, and was a
formerly independent state, Tibetans have lived under          Manni (Moritz Bleibtreu), who’s messed up a job for a                Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Language Film.
the shadow of Beijing, subjugated by a military authority      small-time crime lord and better come up with a whole lot
                                                                                                                                    Dr Luigino Zecchin retired from his post as Director of the
that has banned the Tibetan language in schools, banned        of money in 20 minutes or he’s dead meat. Manni calls
                                                                                                                                    Italian Institute earlier this year. He now plans to spend
photos of the Dalai Lama, arrested and tortured monks,         Lola, and Lola comes running – literally. Unusually clever
                                                                                                                                    time between his native Venice and Edinburgh. Filmhouse
killed thousands and repopulated the region with Han           and gleefully anarchic in its mix of colour, B&W, animation
                                                                                                                                    and the Italian Film Festival (Scotland) would like to
Chinese. Using archival footage and previously unseen still    and other techniques, this is highly accomplished
                                                                                                                                    dedicate this special preview to him in recognition of his
photographs, filmmaker Tom Peosay shows us the reality of       filmmaking, rich in humour, energy and inventiveness.
                                                                                                                                    many contributions to the cultural life of Edinburgh. We are
life in Tibet, and interviews monks who fled Tibet for India    Guest speaker Dr Tillmann Vierkant is a Lecturer in                  grateful to distributor E1 for allowing us to screen Baarìa.
and other countries. At times disturbing and often moving,     Philosophy of Mind at the University of Edinburgh. In
this is a stunning piece of filmmaking.                         a brief presentation he will discuss free will and mental
                                                               actions in the context of the film.
32         Refugee Week Scotland




     MOVING TO MARS                                                    UNVEILED                                                          UNVEILED




           Refugee Week                                              Moving to Mars
                                                                     Sun 13 Jun at 1.00pm
                                                                     Mat Whitecross • UK 2009 • 1h23m • DigiBeta
                                                                                                                                     Unveiled Fremde Haut
                                                                                                                                     Mon 14 Jun at 6.00pm
                                                                                                                                     Angelina Maccarone • Germany/Austria 2005 • 1h37m • 35mm

           Scotland                                                  English and Burmese with English subtitles • PG • Documentary
                                                                     Moving to Mars follows two refugee families from Burma
                                                                                                                                     German, English and Persian with English subtitles • 15
                                                                                                                                     Cast: Jasmin Tabatabai, Navíd Akhavan, Bernd Tauber, Majid
                                                                                                                                     Farahat, Georg Friedrich.
                                                                     over the course of a year that will change their lives
           From film festivals to football tournaments,               completely. Forced from their homeland by the repressive        Unveiled begins as the plane carrying Fariba (Jasmine
           comedy nights to carnivals, exhibitions,                  military junta, they have lived in a Thai refugee camp          Tabatabai) to Germany leaves Iranian air space. She
           workshops, parties and much, much more,                   for many years. A resettlement scheme offers them the           removes her headscarf and begins a radical process of
           Refugee Week Scotland (14 - 20 June) is an                chance of a new life, but their new home, in Sheffield, will     reinvention. A lesbian fleeing persecution because of
                                                                     be different to everything they have ever known. With           her sexuality, Fariba is leaving Tehran to seek asylum.
           exciting programme of events happening
                                                                     intimate access, this documentary from Mat Whitecross           When her neighbour in the internment centre commits
           across the country to celebrate diversity and                                                                             suicide, she assumes his identity to escape repatriation.
                                                                     (The Road to Guantanamo) depicts the families’ moving and
           raise awareness of refugee issues. For more                                                                               Living in a hostel for men, her refuge in Germany and her
                                                                     sometimes humorous struggles with 21st century Britain. .
           information, visit www.refugeeweekscotland.com                                                                            physical safety amongst the other migrant workers rest
                                                                     FOLLOWED BY SHORT                                               on her ability to pass as a man. This is an uneasy freedom,
           Refugee Week Scotland is coordinated by                                                                                   made worse when she attracts the attention of a popular
                                                                     Long Way from Home Anna Jones, UK 2008, 15min
           the Scottish Refugee Council                                                                                              local woman. Jasmin Tabatabai invests Fariba with a quiet
                                                                     Produced in collaboration with the IkaZe Theatre Project and
           www.scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk                                                                                         intensity reminiscent of Hilary Swank in Boys Don’t Cry.
                                                                     the Welcoming (Adult Learning Project), this powerful and
           For further information about other Reel                  moving indictment of the Asylum System in the UK is a           Her transformation from confident middle-class woman
                                                                     welcome return to Edinburgh for filmmaker Anna Jones, who        to invisible male immigrant is believable and says as much
           Festivals events visit www.reelfestivals.org
                                                                     worked with a group of asylum seekers in the city over a        about the cultural place of strangers as it does about
                                                                     9 month period and produced a wonderful tribute to the          sexuality.
                                                                     integrity and determination of three people from Rwanda,
                                                                     Colombia and the Sudan, who tell their tale of fighting
                                                                     intolerance with dignity and purpose to become accepted
                                                                     citizens.
                TICKETDEALS                                          This screening will be followed by a Q&A with guest
                                                                     speakers.
           See all three films in this season and get 15% off
           This package is available online, in person and on the
           phone, on both full price and concession price tickets.
           Tickets must all be bought at the same time.
Refugee Week Scotland/Welcome/Co-operative Film Fest/Caught Short                                                                                                                                         33




TROUBLE SLEEPING                                                          WELCOME                                                                                      CO-OPERATIVE FILM FESTIVAL



 Trouble Sleeping                                                          SPECIALEVENT                                                         SPECIALEVENTS
 Tue 15 Jun at 5.45pm
 Robert Rae • UK 2008 • 1h42m • DigiBeta • 12A                       Welcome                                                               Co-operative Film Festival
 Cast: Hassan Naama, Alia Alzougbi, Waseem Uboaklain, Okan
 Yahsi, Robert Softely, Seham Ali, Fouad Cherif, Nihat Kaya, Maher   Sun 16 May at 4.00pm - FREE (see below for details)                   Sat 22 May at 1.00pm - FREE EVENT
 Sari, Nabil Shaban, Yousaf Khan Shinwary, Alison Peebles, Gary      Philippe Lioret • France 2009 • 1h49m • 35mm • French, Kurdish        UK 2009 • 1h45m • DigiBeta • PG
 Lewis.                                                              and English with English subtitles • 15 – Contains strong language
                                                                     Cast: Vincent Lindon, Firat Ayverdi, Audrey Dana, Derya Ayverdi.      Each year The Co-operative encourages young people to
 Winner of four International Best Film awards this powerful                                                                               express themselves and make a short film. The result is
 drama explores the reality of life for Asylum Seekers and           In Calais, illegal immigrant Bilal, a 17-year-old Kurd from           the Co-operative Film Festival. Join us for this special fun
 Refugees in Edinburgh. With an award-winning and heart-             Iraq, finds himself stuck amid crowds of illegals in Calais            screening of Scottish films made by young people aged 8-
 wrenching performance from Alia Alzougbi and stunning               and desperate to get to England at any price. After an                22, which were entered into the Co-operative Film Festival
 support from the Refugee Community themselves, Trouble              unsuccessful attempt at crossing as a stowaway on a lorry,            in 2009. There are animations, documentaries and dramas,
 Sleeping was described by Mark Cousins as being amongst             Bilal conceives the desperate notion that perhaps he can              films that are funny, fantastical, thought-provoking and
 the films that offered him “ the shock of recognition of             swim to his goal. Enter swimming instructor Simon...                  creative. The screening is supported by Project Ability and
 something true about the country I have adopted as my               This screening of Welcome, winner of the European                     The Co-operative Membership Scotland.
 home.”                                                              Parliament’s LUX Prize 2009, is hosted by the                         Screening 1-2pm, free taster workshops 2-2.45pm
 “This first feature from Theatre Workshop burns with                 European Parliament Office in Scotland. It is FREE to
                                                                     attend, but you must register in advance by emailing                  www.youngfilm-makers.coop
 relevance. Raw-edged, and crafted by passionate
 collective effort, it’s inspiring, provocative stuff.” Hannah       epedinburgh@europarl.europa.eu or calling 0131 557 7866.              www.project-ability.co.uk
 McGill, Director EIFF                                               The objective of the European Parliament’s LUX Prize is to
                                                                     promote public debate on European integration and to increase
 The screening will be followed by a Q&A with co-writers             the reach of European films in the European Union. The European
 Ghazi Hussein and director Robert Rae. Ghazi is also a poet         Parliament is a champion – and a symbol – of cultural diversity.
 and was himself a Refugee, who now campaigns on behalf              Its very make-up reflects Europe’s multiplicity of cultures and
 of survivors of torture.                                            languages; it has 736 seats and works in 23 languages. One of
                                                                     the main criteria in selecting the films short-listed for the LUX      Caught Short
                                                                     Prize has been their success in showing the process of Europe         Mon 10 May at 6.30pm
                                                                     integration in a different light. It is voted for by Members of the   Various • UK • 1h10m • DigiBeta • 15
                                                                     European Parliament and awarded annually; the prize finances the
                                                                     subtitling and the kinescope recording of the winning film in the      Curated by students from Edinburgh Skillset Screen and
                                                                     23 official EU languages. For more information, please contact the     Media Academy, Caught Short is a showcase of shorts
                                                                     European Parliament Office in Scotland,                                from emerging filmmakers with a Scottish connection. The
                                                                     The Tun, 4 Jackson’s Entry,                                           programme includes a selection of drama, documentary,
                                                                     Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH3 6PX                                      animation and experimental works. The guest panellist for
                                                                     or see www.lux-prize.eu.                                              this season’s selection is Scottish producer Clare Kerr.
34         More Than Movies




     EXHIBITION: MILK, TWO SUGARS PLEASE                           FILMHOUSE CINEMA ONE                                FILMHOUSE CAFE BAR



            Courses, Workshops and Events                                                                          Filmhouse Café Bar
            Screenwriters Group                                                                                    Drop in for a cappuccino, espresso or herbal tea
            19 August, 16 September, 21 October, 18 November, 16 December                                          and enjoy one of our superb cakes.
            ‘Screenwriters, EH’ holds free monthly meetings for screenwriters and filmmakers. Meetings              Our full menu runs from noon to 10pm seven
            include talks from film industry professionals, workshopping with actors, and feedback on               days a week!
            members’ scripts, and always incorporate time for networking and film-related chat.
                                                                                                                   All our dishes are prepared on the premises
            Meetings are from 7pm - 10pm, free and open to all.
                                                                                                                   using fresh ingredients.
            More information can be found at www.scottishscreenwriters.ning.com
                                                                                                                   We’ve an extensive vegetarian range with a
                                                                                                                   variety of daily specials.
            Exhibition
                                                                                                                   A glass of wine? Choose from nine! The bar has
            Milk, Two Sugars Please                                                                                real choice in ales, beers and bottles.
            25 April - 31 May                                                                                      A special event? Just ask, we can probably help.
            An exhibition of paintings by Ernesto Canovas, current MFA student at Slade School of Fine Art         Or just come and relax in the ambience!
            in London. Selected by The Royal Scottish Academy for RSA New Contemporaries Show 2010
            (award winner), he has been succesfully exhibiting in London, Berlin and San Francisco. The            Opening hours:
            show brings together a selection of his eye-catching, resin paintings featuring the artist’s diverse   Sunday – Thursday 10am till 11.30pm
            influences such as landscape and popular culture.
                                                                                                                   Friday – Saturday 10am till 12.30am
                                                                                                                   0131 229 5932 cafebar@filmhousecinema.com
            Venue Hire
            Looking for a unique way to entertain? Filmhouse cinemas are available for hire for private
            functions and corporate events. We can accomodate a large variety of events, including: private        Film Quiz
            screenings; corporate functions; conferences and seminars; meetings and presentations; product
                                                                                                                   Sunday 16 May & Sun 13 June
            launches; birthday and surprise parties; film and photo shoots; press conferences; rehearsals;
            hen and stag nights; children’s parties.                                                               Filmhouse’s phenomenally successful
                                                                                                                   (and rather tricky) monthly quiz.
            For further information about venue hires contact Filmhouse Administration on 0131 228 6382 or         Teams of up to eight people to
            admin@filmhousecinema.com                                                                               be seated in the café bar by 9pm.
                                                                                            New Bollocks Cinema
    MAILINGLISTS                                     ACCESS                                          STAFF

To have this monthly brochure sent to            INFORMATION FOR PATRONS WITH                    Graham Wallace
you for a year, send £6 (cheques payable         DISABILITIES                                    Chief Executive Officer
to Filmhouse Ltd) with your name and             Filmhouse foyer and box office are               James McKenzie
address and the month you wish your              reached via a ramped surface from               Chief Operations Officer
subscription to start.                           Lothian Road. Our café-bar and                  Rod White
This brochure is also available to               accessible toilet are also at this level. The   Head of Programming
download as a PDF from our website,              majority of seats in the café-bar are not       David Boyd
www.filmhousecinema.com                           fixed and can be moved.                          Chief Technician
Alternatively, sign up to our emailing list to   There is wheelchair access to all three         Richard Moore
find out what’s on when, and hear about           screens. Cinema one has space for two           Cinema Operations Manager
special offers and competitions, by going        wheelchair users and these places are           Allan MacRaild
to www.filmhousecinema.com                        reached via the passenger lift; cinemas         Front of House Manager
                                                 two and three have one space each               Robert Howie
There is a large print                           and to get to these you need to use our         Catering Manager
                                                 platform lifts. Staff are always on hand to
version of the brochure                          operate them – please ask at the box
                                                                                                 Kirsty Dickson
                                                                                                 Marketing Manager
available which can be                           office when you purchase your tickets.
                                                                                                 Fiona Henderson
posted to you free of                            Advance booking for wheelchair spaces
                                                 is recommended. A second accessible
                                                                                                 Education Officer
                                                                                                 Jenny Leask
charge.                                          toilet is situated at the lower level close     Programme Coordinator
                                                 to cinemas two and three. If you need
                                                                                                 James Rice
                                                 to bring along a helper to assist you           Programme Coordinator
    FUNDINGFILMHOUSE                             in any way, then they will receive a
                                                 complimentary ticket.                           Jayne Fortescue
                                                                                                 Information and Events Coordinator
                                                 There are induction loops and infra-red
                                                                                                 Cathi Hitchmough
                                                 in all three screens for those with hearing     Finance Officer
                                                 impairments. Our brochure carries
                                                 information on which films have
                                                 subtitles.
                                                                                                     RELATEDORGANISATIONS
                                                 We regularly have screenings with Audio
                                                 Description and subtitles for those with        Edinburgh International Film Festival
                                                 hearing difficulties – see page two for          Tel: 0131 228 4051 Fax: 0131 229 5501
    CORPORATEMEMBERS                             details of these.                               www.edfilmfest.org.uk

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