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Merry Christmas (Joyeux Noel)

  • 2005
  • France/Germany/UK
  • 115 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Christian Carion
  • Written by: Christian Carion
  • Cast: Benno Fürmann, Guillaume Canet, Daniel Brühl, Diane Kruger, Gary Lewis, Alex Ferns

On Christmas Eve 1914 opposing troops in the trenches made a truce and found some common ground – literally – as they played football on the muddy soil of No Man's Land. A quietly moving film that reveals just how helpless the German, British and French troops actually were.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Permanent Post-War Cinema?

One festival invades another when Edinburgh International Film Festival Director Chris Fujiwara discusses cinema after the Second World War.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Saltbush

An interactive journey through the culture and landscape of Aboriginal Australia where children are invited to explore, play and dance with the performers. Ages 4–8.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Thu 8 May

The Studio

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets available Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 13:30
  • 19:00

Fri 9 May

The Studio

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets available Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:30

Sat 10 May

The Studio

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets available Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 11:30
  • 15:00
…and 2 more dates until 12 May

a small story: eine kleine geschichte

Starcatchers and Theater o.N. present a world of objects and visual storytelling for 2–4 year olds.

Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh

Tue 6 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 13:30
  • 15:00

Wed 7 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 09:30
  • 11:30

Thu 8 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 13:30
  • 15:00
…and 2 more dates until 10 May

The Burmese Harp

  • 1956
  • Japan
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Kon Ichikawa
  • Cast: Rentarô Mikuni, Shôji Yasui, Tatsuya Mihashi

Set within the final days of the Second World War and tells the story of Private Mizushima, a harp player who becomes a Buddhist.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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Come and See

  • 1985
  • Soviet Union
  • 136 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Elem Klimov
  • Cast: Aleksey Kravchenko, Olga Mironova, Liubomiras Lauciavicius

A young boy finds an ancient rifle and joins the forces of WWII.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Darfur

  • 2009
  • Directed by: Uwe Boll
  • Cast: Kristanna Loken, David O'Hara, Noah Danby

The story of a group of Western journalists in Sudan who can either return home to report of the violence they have seen or stay and try to help some of the victims.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Mon 25 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Hunger

  • 5 stars
  • 2008
  • UK/Ireland
  • 96 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Steve McQueen
  • Written by: Enda Walsh, Steve McQueen
  • Cast: Michael Fassbender, Liam Cunningham

In 1981 provisional IRA member Bobby Sands allowed his body to become the ultimate instrument of protest when he led the Maze prison hunger strike. Directed by Turner Prize-winning artist McQueen and written by Irish playwright Enda Walsh, 'Hunger' is the story of the last six weeks of Sands' life. A brave and…

The Hub, Edinburgh

Mon 25 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Night and Fog

  • 1955
  • 15
  • Directed by: Alain Resnais

The documentary shows the footage from the abandoned Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz overlaid with voiceovers of the prisoners' experiences.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Mon 25 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

The Producers

  • 5 stars
  • 1968
  • US
  • 88 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Mel Brooks
  • Cast: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Kenneth Mars, Dick Shawn

The story of two musical theatre producers aiming to produce a sure-fire flop.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Mon 25 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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Ran

  • 1985
  • Japan/France
  • 162 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Akira Kurosawa
  • Written by: Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, Masato Ide
  • Cast: Tatsuya Nakadai, Mieko Harada

Kurosawa's 'King Lear' is a bleak and despairing vision of mankind torn apart by disunity, personal vengeances and family feuds that produce no honour, no victors, just victims. An accomplished fusion of Japanese history and blood-drenched Shakespearean drama, this film grows more impressive with repeated viewings.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel)

  • 4 stars
  • 1979
  • West Germany, France, Poland, Yugoslavia
  • 142 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Volker Schlöndorff
  • Cast: David Bennent, Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler

Fantastic, witty, clever and deeply memorable version of Gunther Grass' analogous drama about an intellectual boy who refuses to grow in protest at the world around him (it's actually an attack on those who stayed passive in Nazi Germany). Buñuel favourite Jean-Claude Carrière adapted Grass' monster of a book.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

A Few Good Men

The Nomad Theatre present this witty courtroom drama.

Greenside, Edinburgh

Sun 3 Aug

Studio One

£12 (£10) / 0131 557 2124

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Studio One

£12 (£10) / 0131 557 2124

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Studio One

£12 (£10) / 0131 557 2124

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 9 Aug

Beyond Zero: 1914–1918

A combination production from the Kronos Quartet, Serbian composer Aleksandra Vrebalov and filmmaker Bill Morrison, who uses rare and partial destroyed archive images to create his pieces.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Mon 18 Aug

£15 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

No Redemption Songs

Ribbon Road A powerful and evocative mixed-media performance performed by Ribbon Road with songs by Brenda Heslop, and a film by Keith Pattison. The show marks the 30th anniversary of the 1984/5 Miners' Strike. Pattison's photos document events at Easington Colliery, Co Durham, following the striking miners and their…

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Sun 17 Aug

Back Room

£8 (£6) / 0131 346 8237

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.