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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.

Nightpiece Film Festival

Nightpiece Media / The Space UK A showcase film festival promoting up and coming filmmaking talent from the UK and across the globe. Organised by indie director Al Carretta the simple ethos behind the programming is exposure for the huge amount of films that don't make the mainstream festival circuits. NFF aims to…

theSpace @ Symposium Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Amphitheatre

£5 / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Amphitheatre

£5 / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Biding Time (remix)

  • 4 stars

A multimedia piece telling the story of a female musician looking to make it big in the music industry, brought to the stage by a collaboration between Grid Iron's Ben Harrison, musician Louise Quinn and others.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

The Dissection Room

£12 (£9) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Breakfast Club

  • 4 stars
  • 1985
  • US
  • 97 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Hughes
  • Written by: John Hughes
  • Cast: Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, John Kapelos, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy

The film that helped launch the Brat Pack, which ain't a compliment. Five American teenagers – punk, swot, nut case, etc – spend a Saturday afternoon in school detention, where they go through a tribal bonding experience while spewing all manner of teen angst: it's all my parents fault and other old chestnuts.

Old College, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

£5 / 0131 650 9746

A chance to catch 80s teen movie legend, John Hughes’ classic coming of age comedy starring a who’s who of the Brat Pack: Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Ally Sheedy and the mean ‘n’ moody Judd Nelson. Bring a picnic to enjoy while watching this classic on the iconic Old College Quad lawn. Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & Film in the Old College Quad.

The Burmese Harp

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

In the closing days of WWII, when a conscience-driven Japanese soldier fails to get his countrymen to surrender to overwhelming force, he adopts the lifestyle of a Buddhist monk.

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
  • Canada/South Africa/Germany
  • 98 min
  • 15
  • 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.

Fringe Film Festival

C film Returning for its tenth season, the critically acclaimed curated programme showcases silver screen shorts and contemporary filmmakers all day, everyday. Pop in for a quirky short or linger longer for a moving moment - fabulously fresh innovation to discuss. Features work from UK, Europe, America, Asia, and…

C nova, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

studio 4

Free / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

studio 4

Free / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

studio 4

Free / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

studio 4

Free / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Ghostbusters

  • 4 stars
  • 1984
  • US
  • 105 min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Ivan Reitman
  • Written by: Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis
  • Cast: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis

Three wacky unemployed parapsychologists pursue a little private enterprise as exterminators in spook-infested New York. Of its time but still an enjoyably dated comedy.

Old College, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

£5 / 0131 650 9746

Who ya gonna call? – celebrate the 30th anniversary of this 80’s blockbuster. A team of down-on-their-luck parapsychology professors get their break when a series of ghoulish gatecrashers descend on New York City. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver and the late Harold Ramis make this cult classic well worth revisiting. Bring a picnic to enjoy while watching this classic on the iconic Old College Quad lawn. Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & Film in the Old College Quad.

Goldfinger

  • 1964
  • UK
  • 112 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Guy Hamilton
  • Written by: Ian Fleming
  • Cast: Sean Connery, Shirley Eaton, Gert Fröbe, Honor Blackman, Harold Sakata, Bernard Lee, Tania Mallet

The one with Pussy Galore, Odd Job, Shirley Bassey belting it out, Shirley Eaton covered in gold and a typically over-the-top plot as mad Auric plans to break into Fort Knox. Much better on the big screen when it doesn't have to be crammed into the TV frame.

Old College, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

£5 / 0131 650 9746

Perhaps the quintessential Bond film with THE best Bond actor. Sean Connery gets his Aston Martin, spars with two statuesque British beauties (Honor Blackman and Shirley Eaton) and pits his wits against a memorable villain, Auric Goldfinger. Add the first Shirley Bassey theme song and the result is an explosive cocktail. Bring a picnic to enjoy while watching the film on the iconic Quad lawn. Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & Film in the Old College Quad.

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How to Train Your Dragon

  • 3 stars
  • 2010
  • US
  • 97 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois
  • Cast: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, TJ Miller, Kristen Wiig

Commendable new DreamWorks animation set in the mythical world of Vikings and dragons, and based on the book by Cressida Cowell. Hiccup, a Viking teenager, befriends a dragon.

Old College, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Free / 0131 650 9746

Set in the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons, and based on the book by Cressida Cowell, this action comedy tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn't exactly fit in with his tribe's longstanding traditions. Free Event. Bring a picnic to enjoy while watching this classic on the iconic Old College Quad lawn. Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & Film in the Old College Quad.

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.

Skyfall

  • 4 stars
  • 2012
  • UK
  • 145 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Sam Mendes
  • Written by: John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade
  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe
  • UK release: 26 October 2012

When cyber-terrorists steal an MI6 hard drive, 007 is ordered to recover it. After the let-down of Quantum of Solace, the 23rd official Bond movie is a belter; the script is smart, Craig is better than ever, and Bardem is a thrilling villain. 50 years on from Dr No, it's a well-wrapped birthday present.

Old College, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

£5 / 0131 650 9746

Daniel Craig stars as 007. As MI6 comes under attack, Bond must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. His loyalty to M (Judi Dench) is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. Bring a picnic to enjoy while watching the film on the iconic Quad lawn. Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & Film in the Old College Quad.

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.

Nathan Penlington: Choose Your Own Documentary

CYOD Ltd Winner of Fringe First 2013 - back by popular demand. ★★★★ (Times). ★★★★ (Evening Standard). ★★★★ (Scotsman). A forgotten diary falls out of an old book. What would you do? Join Nathan Penlington and a team of filmmakers as they embark on a quest to find the author of the diary and unravel the mystery of its…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Wine Bar

£12.50 (£10) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Wine Bar

£12.50 (£10) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Wine Bar

£12.50 (£10) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Wine Bar

£10.50 (£8) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Night and Fog

  • 1955
  • France
  • 32 min
  • 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.

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.

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.

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.

Short Films on Women's Rights

"Beyond the Veil and Amina Muslim Women's Resource Centre host an evening of short films highlighting issues around forced marriage and violence against women."

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

Part of just Festival.