We are delighted to continue our partnership with the Institut Français d’Ecosse (IFE) with a screening of “The Assassin”, a martial art movie like no other, winner of the Best Director prize at the Cannes Film Festival and directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien (2015).
Your skills are matchless. But your mind is hostage to human sentiments.”
Adapted from a Tang Dynasty short story, The Assassin is about princess Yinniang (Shu Qi) who was abducted from her Imperial family by a nun in exile and trained to become an assassin for the sole purpose of murdering the nun’s enemies. As punishment for failing one of her assignments, the nun (Zhou Yun) sends her home to kill her beloved cousin (Chang Chen), now a prominent military leader.
Screening on Friday 9 July 2021at 6:45pm: book your ticket here
The Edinburgh Film Guild will be putting on screenings in the 2020/21 season. However, we are unable to open our little cinema as it could not safely accommodate more than a few viewers. Screenings will be limited in number as a result. As the COVID-19 situation evolves, so will our future screening options. We will be keeping everyone up to date via email and word of mouth.
We are looking at alternative ways to share our love of cinema with you. Every generation has its trials and the EFG has continued through ninety years without interruption, and we are doing all we can to keep it going through this pandemic.
We are currently planning various screenings at other venues. As the situation is in constant flux it is not possible to provide annual or multi-screening tickets.
In addition to the usual screening fees and professional services associated with running a charity, the alternative venues charge for the use of their facilities. Along with social distancing restricting the number of seats, this does have a knock-on effect to the seat price.
The Guild continues to operate on a non-profit basis and endeavours to offer the opportunity to see and discuss films that would otherwise not receive a screening.
We will endeavour to resume screenings in our cinema and re-open our bar as soon as possible.
We are a volunteer run membership organisation and as such your suggestions and feedback are always very welcome. If you wish to contribute or have feedback you wish to share you can contact us via the contact form.
A full online list of screenings is available here, and a PDF of the paper programme here.
All the films we show are grouped into two, three or five film seasons. The films in a season are linked by genre (e.g. British Silent Films), director (e.g. Edward Yang), star (e.g. Michèle Morgan), or theme (e.g. Classics of Soviet Cinema).
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