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Cinema programmers always feel the need to 'arrange' films in some way, so we opted for a two-pronged approach, newer titles and classics. Our playlist has a dozen films we have screened at Filmhouse Edinburgh in the past year, and 12 more from classic world cinema. The unifying theme? They’re all great!
Man With a Movie Camera
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Man With a Movie Camera

Documentary192967 minsSilentDirector: Dziga Vertov

Dazzling document of Soviet life, by Dziga Vertov, showing a living city and the people and machines that propel it.

Au hasard Balthazar
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Au hasard Balthazar

Drama196695 minsDirector: Robert Bresson

Robert Bresson’s pared-down style elicits extraordinary pathos from this devastating tale of an abused donkey passing from owner to owner.

The Battle of Algiers
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The Battle of Algiers

Drama1966121 minsDirector: Gillo Pontecorvo

Gillo Pontecorvo’s masterpiece about the last years of French colonial rule in Algeria, seen from the perspective of both the revolutionaries and the French authorities.

The Passion of Joan of Arc
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The Passion of Joan of Arc

Biopic192780 minsSilentDirector: Carl Th. Dreyer

An incontestable masterpiece of silent cinema, Carl Dreyer's deeply moving biopic features one of the most powerful performances ever captured on film.

Tokyo Story
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Tokyo Story

Drama1953136 minsDirector: Yasujiro Ozu

A constant fixture in critics' polls, Yasujiro Ozu's most enduring masterpiece is a beautifully nuanced exploration of filial duty, expectation and regret.

Rams
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Rams

Drama201592 minsDirector: Grímur Hákonarson

Cannes prize-winning Icelandic drama about two estranged sheep-farming brothers who come together following a deadly disease outbreak.

Blue is the Warmest Colour
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Blue is the Warmest Colour

Romance2013180 minsDirector: Abdel Kechiche

The epic, passionate and strikingly naturalistic Palme d'Or-winning romance.

I Am Love
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I Am Love

Drama2009114 minsDirector: Luca Guadagnino

Tilda Swinton and Luca Guadagnino’s sumptuous, operatic vision of an aristocratic family disrupted by unstoppable forces of passion.

Ida
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Ida

Drama201482 minsDirector: Pawel Pawlikowski

The Best Film winner at the 2013 BFI London Film Festival is an exquisitely shot, moving drama about a Polish nun exploring her family past, from UK-based director Pawel Pawlikowski.

Lourdes
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Lourdes

Drama200995 minsDirector: Jessica Hausner

Jessica Hausner’s cool, compassionate exploration of religious faith follows various believers and non-believers hoping for miracle cures in Lourdes

Aferim!
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Aferim!

Drama2015106 minsDirector: Radu Jude

A policeman searches for a runaway gypsy in Radu Jude’s hilarious and magnificently shot Wallachian western.

Tabu
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Tabu

Drama2012113 minsDirector: Miguel Gomes

A Portuguese woman reflects on her earlier life in an unnamed African country during the colonial era, in Miguel Gomes’ artfully composed diptych.

The Second Mother
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The Second Mother

Drama2015112 minsDirector: Anna Muylaert

A maid for a rich São Paulo family is allowed to take her provincial teenage daughter into the household, but tensions quickly surface between her old and new lives.

The Wonders
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The Wonders

Drama2014111 minsDirector: Alice Rohrwacher

An enchanting, otherworldly coming-of-age drama about a teenage girl who enters her unwilling family into a TV talent show.

White God
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White God

Drama2014121 minsDirector: Kornél Mundruczó

Winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes, a bold and visceral tale of canine uprising.

Theeb
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Theeb

Drama2013100 minsDirector: Naji Abu Nowar

In 1916, a British soldier and two Bedouin boys embark on a treacherous journey across the desert, in this stunningly shot Arabian western.