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Yesterday

  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 52min
  • Directed by: Danny Boyle
  • Cast: Ana de Armas, Lily James, Kate McKinnon

After a worldwide power outage, struggling musician Jack Malik wakes up to discover that no one has ever heard of the Beatles. When he starts to play the band’s songs, he soon becomes a pop sensation in the eyes of the media and the adoring public.  

Odeon Lothian Road, Edinburgh

Sat 22 Jun

£12 (£9) / 0131 623 8030

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Vue Omni Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 20 Jun

£12 (£9) / 0131 623 8030

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

The Dead Don't Die

  • 4 stars
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 43min
  • Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
  • Cast: Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Rosie Perez, Iggy Pop, Sara Driver, RZA, Carol Kane, Selena Gomez, Tom Waits
  • UK release: 12 July 2019

Jim Jarmusch's all-star zombie horror comedy.

Vue Omni Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 21 Jun

£12 (£9) / 0131 623 8030

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Sun 23 Jun

£12 (£9) / 0131 623 8030

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

In Person: Danny Boyle

Danny Boyle is one of Britain’s most successful directors. His body of work may well be varied, but – as he has pointed out – his projects share a central theme of people overcoming impossible odds. Born in Lancashire in 1956, Boyle was successful in television and theatre before making his first film, the Edinburgh-set…

Vue Omni Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 20 Jun

£12 (£9) / 0131 623 8030

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Robert the Bruce

  • 2019
  • US
  • Directed by: Richard Gray
  • Cast: Angus Macfadyen, Jared Harris, Anna Hutchison, Patrick Fugit
  • UK release: 28 June 2019

Angus Macfadyen reprises his Braveheart role to tell the tale of the outlaw hero who became King of all Scots.

Vue Omni Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 23 Jun

£12 (£9) / 0131 623 8030

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Tue 25 Jun

£12 (£9) / 0131 623 8030

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Strange But True

Made with a powerful sense of atmosphere, this brooding and engrossing thriller starts with a clever left-field premise. Melissa (Margaret Qualley) finds herself pregnant five years after the death of her boyfriend Ronnie (Connor Jessup). She confronts Ronnie’s family with the idea the child could be his, piling on to…

Odeon Lothian Road, Edinburgh

Sat 22 Jun

£12 (£9) / 0131 623 8030

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Vue Omni Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 23 Jun

£12 (£9) / 0131 623 8030

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Up the Mountain (Huo shan)

A portrait of a year in the painting studio of Shen Jianhua in Dali, Yunnan Province. Originally from Shanghai, Shen moved to the countryside to teach the local Bai women art and painting. The film documents both the fading traditions of the local community and the impact of a rapidly changing modern China. In the words…

Filmhouse, Edinburgh

Mon 24 Jun

£12 (£9) / 0131 623 8030

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Odeon Lothian Road, Edinburgh

Wed 26 Jun

£12 (£9) / 0131 623 8030

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Boyz in the Wood

  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 27min
  • Directed by: Ninian Doff
  • Cast: Eddie Izzard, Kate Dickie, James Cosmo

Three delinquent teenagers are dropped in the Scottish Highlands to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Award. But they find themselves hunted by a group of aristocrats.

Festival Theatre Edinburgh

Wed 19 Jun

£15 (£10) / 0131 623 8030

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

2040

Astute and playful, 2040 uses easy-to-digest visuals to show how scientific advancements might save our future world. In That Sugar Film, Damon Gameau used his own body to show the hidden effects of sugar in supposedly healthy foods. Here, he takes a different approach, using the film as a visual letter to his…

Odeon Lothian Road, Edinburgh

Thu 20 Jun

£12 (£9) / 0131 623 8030

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Sun 23 Jun

£12 (£9) / 0131 623 8030

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Aurora

Raucous Finnish comedy drama Aurora features striking locations and a truly impressive performance by Mimosa Willamo as freewheeling force-of-nature Aurora. Caught in a spiral of drugs, drinking and clubbing, Aurora is desperate to escape her snowy small-town existence. When she meets Iranian asylum-seeker Darian (Amir…

Vue Omni Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 21 Jun

£12 (£9) / 0131 623 8030

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Sun 23 Jun

£12 (£9) / 0131 623 8030

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Blue Velvet

  • 1986
  • US
  • 2h
  • 18
  • Directed by: David Lynch
  • Cast: Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern, Hope Lange, George Dickerson, Dean Stockwell

In small-town Middle America, would-be boy detective MacLachlan finds a severed ear on some waste ground. When the police shoo him away he decides to do some investigating of his own. A singular fusion of the cosy and the terrifying which blends kitsch and nightmare, B-movie detection and brutal sex to deconstruct our…

Filmhouse, Edinburgh

Thu 20 Jun

£8 (£6) / 0131 623 8030

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

The Captor

  • 2 stars
  • 2018
  • Canada / US
  • 1h 32min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Robert Budreau
  • Cast: Mark Strong, Noomi Rapace, Ethan Hawke

Lars (Hawke) is a bank robber who takes a bank hostage so as to demand that an imprisoned friend be released. This fictionalisation of the origin of Stockholm syndrome is strangely dull and lacks depth, although Hawke injects some warmth as the buffoonish and tender Nystrom.

Odeon Lothian Road, Edinburgh

Thu 20 Jun

£12 (£9) / 0131 623 8030

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Vue Omni Centre, Edinburgh

Tue 25 Jun

£12 (£9) / 0131 623 8030

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Carmilla

Moody and atmospheric, Carmilla is a coming-of-age love story enveloped in mystery. Inspired by Sheridan Le Fanu’s classic Gothic vampire novella, this is a beautifully mounted film from Emily Harris. Sheltered 15-year-old Lara (Hannah Rae) lives with her father and strict governess Miss Fontaine (Jessica Raine), but when…

Filmhouse, Edinburgh

Fri 28 Jun

£12 (£9) / 0131 623 8030

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Vue Omni Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Jun

£12 (£9) / 0131 623 8030

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

The Flip Side

Eddie Izzard stars as superstar British actor Henry, who re-enters the life of would-be chef Ronnie (Emily Taheny) five years after their romance on a film set. Ronnie now lives with her boyfriend, Jeff (Luke Mc, Kenzie), and, when Henry arrives with his French assistant and lover, Sophie (Vanessa Guide), the foursome…

Odeon Lothian Road, Edinburgh

Sun 23 Jun

£12 (£9) / 0131 623 8030

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Vue Omni Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 20 Jun

£12 (£9) / 0131 623 8030

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Good Omens

  • 2019
  • US / UK
  • 5h 26min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Douglas Mackinnon
  • Cast: Michael Sheen, David Tennant, Sam Taylor Buck, Adria Arjona, Michael McKean, Miranda Richardson, Jack Whitehall, Jon Hamm

Television miniseries adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's fantasy novel about an angel, a demon and the end of the world.

Vue Omni Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Jun

Sold out / 0131 623 8030

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Schemers

Set in Dundee c. 1979, Schemers is based on writer-producer David Mc, Lean’s early years in the music business. A fledgling promoter, he ambitiously booked bands with his friends John and Scot, all of them from the Dundee schemes. Young Davie (Conor Berry) is determined not to get a ‘real’ job. He starts out running…

Filmhouse, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Jun

£12 (£9) / 0131 623 8030

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Vue Omni Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 30 Jun

£12 (£9) / 0131 623 8030

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Shorts: Time Passes Me

Have you ever witnessed the passage of time? Or looked back into your past and recognised those blurry memories unfolding like randomly woven dreams? By presenting this series of short films, we invite you to touch the edge of time, to chase the lost segment of life and to embrace the presence of absence. This programme…

Filmhouse, Edinburgh

Fri 28 Jun

£8 (£6) / 0131 623 8030

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Alice

Writer-director Josephine Mackerras’s powerful debut feature won the Grand Jury Award at SX, SW. Happily married Alice’s (Emilie Piponnier) life is turned upside down when she discovers her husband (Martin Swabey) has spent all their money on prostitutes and they are now a year behind on their mortgage. In a last-ditch…

Odeon Lothian Road, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Jun

£12 (£9) / 0131 623 8030

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Vue Omni Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 30 Jun

£12 (£9) / 0131 623 8030

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

The Amber Light

A tasty and fascinating road movie, The Amber Light journeys through the lesser-known parts of Scottish whisky culture. Spirits writer Dave Broom seeks a deeper understanding of his national drink and its links to music, literature and history. Speaking to innovators, thinkers and drinkers in the whisky world – from…

Odeon Lothian Road, Edinburgh

Sat 22 Jun

£12 (£9) / 0131 623 8030

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Sun 23 Jun

£12 (£9) / 0131 623 8030

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Astronaut

  • 2012
  • 23min
  • Cast: Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor narrates as this documentary film puts test astronaut 'Chad' through his paces in a bid to discover what happens to astronauts in outer space.

Filmhouse, Edinburgh

Sat 22 Jun

£12 (£9) / 0131 623 8030

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Vue Omni Centre, Edinburgh

Mon 24 Jun

£12 (£9) / 0131 623 8030

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Bait

This remarkable British film from Mark Jenkin is a clash of the old worlds and the new. Cornish fisherman Martin Ward (Edward Rowe) must deal with his brother Steven (Giles King), who uses their boat for tourist cruises, and the well-off Londoners who have bought his childhood home. The cultural clash is represented in…

Odeon Lothian Road, Edinburgh

Fri 21 Jun

£12 (£9) / 0131 623 8030

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Vue Omni Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 23 Jun

£12 (£9) / 0131 623 8030

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Balance, Not Symmetry

Balance, Not Symmetry is a beautiful cinematic tribute to art, music and Scotland (and Glasgow in particular). A moving, funny and inspirational new film from the talented and prolific filmmaker Jamie Adams, it was made in close conjunction with the great Scottish band Biffy Clyro, who worked on both the storyline and the…

Festival Theatre Edinburgh

Sun 23 Jun

£5 / 0131 623 8030

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Champions (Campeones)

Marco (Javier Gutiérrez), the assistant coach of a professional basketball team in Spain’s First Division, has problems at work, problems with his wife and problems with almost everything. After a drunken brawl with the head coach leads to community service, Marco is sentenced to coach a basketball team of people with…

Filmhouse, Edinburgh

Sun 23 Jun

£10 (£8) / 0131 623 8030

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Vue Omni Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 21 Jun

£10 (£8) / 0131 623 8030

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Chef's Diaries: Scotland

El Celler de Can Roca opened in Girona, Spain, in 1986 by the Roca brothers, has held three Michelin stars since 2009 and was named the best restaurant in the world in 2013 and 2015. Head chef Joan, sommelier Josep and pastry chef Jordi travel to Scotland, traversing the country and exploring its local produce and…

Filmhouse, Edinburgh

Sat 22 Jun

£12 (£9) / 0131 623 8030

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Odeon Lothian Road, Edinburgh

Fri 21 Jun

£12 (£9) / 0131 623 8030

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Chippa

When he receives a letter from his long-absent father on the eve of his 10th birthday, Chippa (Sunny Pawar, who played young Saroo in Lion) leaves his unhappy home on the streets of Kolkata to find someone who can read it to him. Streetwise and fearless, Chippa takes a dreamlike journey deep into Kolkata. He encounters a…

Vue Omni Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 23 Jun

£12 (£9) / 0131 623 8030

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Thu 27 Jun

£12 (£9) / 0131 623 8030

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Cronofobia

An enigmatic psychological drama with an intriguing structure, Francesco Rizzi’s Italian-language film begins by teasing its audience with a puzzle and then offers up a second-act reveal. Michael (Vinicio Marchioni), a man who initially appears to be either a spy or a killer, and Anna (Sabine Timoteo), the troubled young…

Vue Omni Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 21 Jun

£12 (£9) / 0131 623 8030

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Mon 24 Jun

£12 (£9) / 0131 623 8030

Part of Edinburgh International Film Festival.