2021/22 Programme

Full List of Screenings

Future Screenings

Greenery Will Bloom Again (Torneranno i prati)

From the "Ermanno Olmi : Italian neo-realist and spiritual humanist" season

Ermanno Olmi | Italy | 2014 | 78 minutes

Set in the trenches during the First World War, a platoon of Italian soldiers face the difficulty of war during one winter night on the Austria-Hungary and Italian border.

Sunday 12th December at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


2022

From the "Happy New Year" season

2022 | Scotland | 2022 | 525600 minutes

Continuing the 2021-2022 Season

Saturday 1st January at 12:00 AM  | Unreserved seating |


Easy Living

From the "Jean Arthur" season

Mitchell Leisen | USA | 1937 | 88 minutes

An unsuspecting working girl innocently gets caught up in a wealthy family’s battles. “Jean Arthur is on top form. This superlative romantic comedy is near the top of the genre.” (Derek Winnert)

Sunday 16th January at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


AGM

From the "AGM" season

Jim Dunnigan | Scotland | 2022 | 15 minutes

Between today's screenings the AGM will be held. Full notification and info is provided to all members via email, or upon request.

Sunday 16th January at 6:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


The Wind Journeys (Los viajes del viento)

From the "Ciro Guerra" season

Ciro Guerra | Colombia | 2009 | 117 minutes

Ignacio’s plan to return a musical instrument known as “The Devil’s Accordion” to the master who entrusted it to him takes an unexpected turn with the arrival of a young disciple. “The rugged majesty of the Colombian landscape forms a spectacular backdrop for a simple tale of regret and companionship.” (Variety)

Sunday 16th January at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Mr. Thank You

From the "Hiroshi Shimizu" season

Hiroshi Shimizu | Japan | 1936 | 76 minutes

“Bus trips might be much less painful if only the drivers were all as kind as Mr. Thank You and the passengers as generous of spirit as the put upon rural folk travelling to the big city in Hiroshi Shimizu’s [Depression era] road trip.” (Windows on Worlds)

Sunday 23rd January at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Baby Doll

From the "Karl Malden" season

Elia Kazan | USA | 1956 | 114 minutes

“A black comedy about a bizarre and cruel romantic triangle, it concerns the intrusion of a cunning Sicilian businessman (Eli Wallach) into the ramshackle Deep South lives of a boor (Karl Malden) and his immature nymphet wife (Carroll Baker).” (Time Out) “This is extraordinary, over-heated material needs great performers to put this across, and gets it.” (Derek Winnert)

Sunday 23rd January at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Honey (Bal)

From the "Cinema Rekindled" season

Semih Kaplanoglu | Turkey | 2010 | 103 minutes

Set in an isolated region in Northeast Turkey, the quiet life of a boy and his family is endangered when his father does not return home from his work collecting honey in the forest. Winner: Golden Bear, Berlin Film Festival.

Sunday 30th January at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Harvest (Regain)

From the "Provençal Cinema" season

Marcel Pagnol | France | 1937 | 137 minutes

The inhabitants of a provençal village gradually move away, until only the local poacher remains. One day, the village is visited by a traveling knife-grinder and a young woman. Could their unexpected arrival offer the villiage a new lease of life?

Sunday 30th January at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Toni

From the "Provençal Cinema" season

Jean Renoir | France | 1935 | 84 minutes

Provence becomes a magnet for immigrants seeking work. But the new life is not without its problems, and Toni gets entangled in a web of relationships and the psychological fragility of those he cares for.

Sunday 6th February at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Kwaidan

From the "Cinema Rekindled" season

Masaki Kobayashi | Japan | 1964 | 183 minutes

A soldier is forced to prolong his stay at a rural health spa when he accidentally cuts his foot on a mislaid hairpin. Soon enough he encounters its lovely owner and finds himself smitten. The two bruised souls enact a tender, hesitant romance in this alternately poignant and playful wartime love story.

Sunday 6th February at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Ornamental Hairpin

From the "Hiroshi Shimizu" season

Hiroshi Shimizu | Japan | 1941 | 71 minutes

A soldier is forced to prolong his stay at a rural health spa when he accidentally cuts his foot on a mislaid hairpin. Soon enough he encounters its lovely owner and finds himself smitten. The two bruised souls enact a tender, hesitant romance in this alternately poignant and playful wartime love story.

Sunday 13th February at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Once Upon a Time in the West

From the "Cinema Rekindled" season

Sergio Leone | Italy | 1968 | 165 minutes

A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad. Cast includes: Claudia Cardinale, Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson. “Not just the finest Western ever made, but one of the finest films, full stop.” (Eye For Film)

Sunday 13th February at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Attention! Bandits! (Achtung! Banditi!)

From the "Anti-Fascist Cinema" season

Carlo Lizzani | Italy | 1951 | 97 minutes

Partisans descend from the Ligurian Apennines into the Nazi occupied city of Genoa on a mission to save the machines of a factory from the Nazis. The partisans connect with the factory workers just when the Nazis begin a violent repression.

Sunday 20th February at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


M

From the "Early Fritz Lang" season

Fritz Lang | Germany | 1931 | 111 minutes

A serial killer (Peter Lorre) who preys on children, becomes the focus of a massive Berlin police manhunt. A classic crime thriller.

Sunday 20th February at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Half Nelson

From the "Cinema Rekindled" season

Ryan Fleck | USA | 2006 | 106 minutes

An inner-city junior high school teacher (Ryan Gosling) with a drug habit forms an unlikely friendship with one of his students (Shareeka Epps) after she discovers his secret. “Both Gosling and Epps are terrific.” (Time Out)

Sunday 27th February at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


The Skeleton of Mrs. Morales

From the "Cinema Rekindled" season

Rogelio A. González | Mexico | 1960 | 92 minutes

Dr. Morales’s increasingly desperate attempts to escape a tortuous marriage lead to a decision to murder his wife. “The plot heads straight into the realm of the macabre, probing the depths of human depravity with a delightfully cheeky and darkly humorous aplomb.” (Slant Magazine)

Sunday 27th February at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Chronicle of Poor Lovers (Cronache di poveri amanti)

From the "Anti-Fascist Cinema" season

Carlo Lizzani | Italy | 1954 | 107 minutes

Portrait of a small street in Florence. The film follows the daily life of a dozen characters from the dawn of the fascist dictatorship to the famous fascist laws of 1925 and 1926 which gradually swept away democracy. Cast includes a young Marcello Mastroianni.

Sunday 6th March at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

From the "Early Fritz Lang" season

Fritz Lang | Germany | 1933 | 121 minutes

The criminal mastermind Doctor Mabuse scribbles his last will and testament: a manifesto establishing a future empire of crime. When his writings lead to terrifying parallels in reality, it’s up to Berlin’s star detective to connect the clues in a case unlike any other.

Sunday 6th March at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Au bonheur des dames

From the "Cinema Rekindled" season

Julien Duvivier | France | 1930 | 88 minutes

A family tailor shop is driven out of business when a gigantic department store opens across the street. Dita Parlo plays a wide-eyed innocent who is lured by the richness of the store. “Soaring camerawork, luminous decor, and stylish montage sequences make 'Au bonheur des dames' appear strikingly modern.” (Laura Horak)

Sunday 13th March at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano)

From the "Ciro Guerra" season

Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra | Colombia | 2018 | 125 minutes

A thrilling depiction of the origins of the Colombian drug trade as told through the story of an indigenous Wayuu family, when greed, passion and honour collide, putting their lives, culture and ancestral traditions at risk.

Sunday 13th March at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |



Past Screenings 2021-22 Season

Beloved Sisters (Die geliebten Schwestern)

From the "Cinema Rekindled" season

Dominik Graf | Germany | 2014 | 170 minutes

Subtitles

“An enthralling depiction of the complicated relationship between the post-Enlightenment writer and philosopher Friedrich Schiller and sisters Charlotte von Lengefeld and Caroline von Beulwitz. An unusually intelligent historical drama of bold personalities torn between the stirrings of the heart and the logic of the mind.” (Variety) Our thanks to the Goethe-Institut for making this screening possible.

Sunday 5th December at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Back to the Wall

From the "Cinema Rekindled" season

Édouard Molinaro | France | 1958 | 93 minutes

Director “Édouard Molinaro began his career with a series of taut, bitter films noirs, the first of which was this stunningly cynical piece about a businessman (Gérard Oury) who takes his own sweet time to plan an elaborate revenge on his unfaithful wife (Jeanne Moreau).” (Museum of Modern Art/MoMA)

Sunday 5th December at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Madame de ...

From the "EFG @ IFE" season

Max Ophüls | France | 1953 | 100 minutes

This film is being screened in conjunction with the French Institute of Scotland at their location on George IV Bridge. It is booked and charged separately on the IFE website (External link)

In 'Madame de...' the unnamed wife (Danielle Darrieux) of an aristocrat pawns her earrings to pay off her debts. The transaction sets off a chain reaction, as the earrings exchange hands between the pawnbroker, the lady’s husband (Charles Boyer), her husband’s mistress, and her suitor (Vittorio De Sica), implicating each in a web of desire and deceit. “One of the greats, and in the opinion of many the greatest, has been restored. Max Ophüls's classic 'Madame De…' A marvel of storytelling: erotic, gripping, elegant and mysterious. A superb film and a matchless trio of performances.” (The Guardian)

French with English subtitles

Friday 3rd December at 6:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Spirits of the Dead (Histoires extraordinaires)

From the "Based on the writings of Edgar Allan Poe" season

Federico Fellini, Louis Malle, Roger Vadim | Various | 1968 | 121 minutes

English, French, and Italian, with English subtitles

Anthology film from three European directors based on stories by Edgar Allan Poe: a cruel princess haunted by a ghostly horse, a sadistic young man haunted by his double, and an alcoholic actor haunted by the Devil. Cast includes: Terence Stamp, Alain Delon and Jane Fonda. Narration by Vincent Price.

Sunday 28th November at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


The Man Without A Past

From the "Aki Kaurismäki" season

Aki Kaurismäki | Finland | 2002 | 97 minutes

An amnesiac man tries to make sense of his place in the world after he’s beaten and left for dead. A gentle, charming, quirky story of a community’s capacity for kindness and resilience. Winner: Grand Jury Prize, Cannes Film Festival. Finnish with English subtitles

Sunday 28th November at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge

From the "Early Films of Fritz Lang" season

Fritz Lang | Germany | 1924 | 129 minutes

German intertitles with English subtitles

In Part Two, Siegfried’s widow, Kriemhild, travels to the remote land of the Huns to wed the monstrous Attila, and thereby enlist his forces in an act of vengeance. “Die Nibelungen ranks among the greatest and strangest of all silents.” (Slant Magazine)

Sunday 21st November at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Time Stood Still (Il tempo si è fermato)

From the "Ermanno Olmi : Italian neo-realist and spiritual humanist" season

Ermanno Olmi | Italy | 1959 | 83 minutes

When one of the caretakers on an Alpine construction site leaves to spend Christmas with his family, he is replaced with an adolescent boy. The older remaining man and new arrival barely speak, until an avalanche cuts them off and they slowly grow fond of one another.

Sunday 21st November at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Die Nibelungen: Siegfried

From the "Early Movies of Fritz Lang" season

Fritz Lang | Germany | 1924 | 158 minutes

Screened from a High Definition Restoration

In Part One, Siegfried acquires the power of invincibility after bathing in a dragon’s blood. But a later alliance turns treacherous. “Die Nibelungen is the king of all fantasy epics. Burning palaces, bloody fight scenes, dragons, cloaks of invisibility – this beast has it all, and it’s breathtakingly beautiful as well.” (Silent London)

Sunday 14th November at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Yearning

From the "Cinema Rekindled" season

Mikio Naruse | Japan | 1964 | 98 minutes

Japanese with English subtitles

A grocer’s widow (Hideko Takamine) faces outside pressure to sell her store and learns of her brother-in-law’s (Yûzô Kayama) unrequited love for her. “One of Naruse's most stunning achievements.” (BFI)

Sunday 14th November at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


The Wages of Fear(Le Salaire de la peur)

From the "EFG @ IFE" season

Henri-Georges Clouzot | France | 1953 | 153 minutes

This film is being screened in conjunction with the French Institute of Scotland at their location on George IV Bridge. It is booked and charged separately on the IFE website (External link)

In a squalid South American oil town, four desperate men sign on for a suicide mission to drive trucks loaded with nitroglycerin over a treacherous mountain route. The result is one of the greatest thrillers ever committed to celluloid, a white-knuckle ride from France’s legendary master of suspense, Henri-Georges Clouzot. Stars: Yves Montand and Charles Vanel. Awards: Grand Prix du Festival International du Film (Palme d'Or); Golden Bear, Berlin Film Festival, 1953; BAFTA Award: Best Film, 1954.

French with English subtitles

Friday 12th November at 6:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Wendy And Lucy

From the "Cinema Rekindled" season

Kelly Reichardt | USA | 2008 | 80 minutes

Wendy, a near-penniless drifter, is travelling to Alaska in search of work with her only companion her dog Lucy. But when her car breaks down the thin fabric of her financial situation comes apart. “A defining work of neo-realist filmmaking that transformed American independent cinema.” (Harvard Film Archive)

Sunday 7th November at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


The Small Back Room

From the "Cinema Rekindled" season

Michael Powell | UK | 1949 | 107 minutes

An alcoholic scientist and military bomb-disposal expert is hired by the government to advise on a dangerous new German weapon. Deftly mixing suspense and romance, it’s an atmospheric, post–World War II gem.

Sunday 7th November at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


The Masque of the Red Death

From the "Based on the writings of Edgar Allan Poe" season

Roger Corman | USA | 1964 | 89 minutes

Medieval Italian prince Prospero (Vincent Price) terrorizes the local peasantry while using his castle as a refuge against the “Red Death” plague that stalks the land. Based on a story by Edgar Allan Poe. “Some stories need to be told in a big way. More than a simple account of one man’s fall from grace, this is a mythic tale, a morality play as relevant now as it would have been in medieval times. Corman has gifted it with an intensity rarely matched elsewhere in cinema.” (Jennie Kermode, Eye For Film)

Sunday 31st October at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Paper Moon

From the "Cinema Rekindled" season

Peter Bogdanovich | USA | 1973 | 102 minutes

Depression era road-movie. A con man finds himself saddled with a young girl and the two forge an unlikely partnership. Starring Tatum and Ryan O’Neal. Paper Moon is one of the key American comedies of the 1970s

Sunday 31st October at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Justin From Marseilles

From the "Provençal Cinema of the 1930s" season

Maurice Tourneur | France | 1935 | 100 minutes

French with English subtitles

Justin, a Marseilles gangster, finds himself in a deadly feud with his rival, Esposito, who plans to steal a cargo of opium bound for China and to have Justin killed.

Sunday 24th October at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


I Hired A Contract Killer

From the "Aki Kaurismäki" season

Aki Kaurismäki | Finland | 1990 | 79 minutes

English language

With two failed suicide attempts under his belt, Henri Boulanger (Jean-Pierre Léaud) hires a terminally ill killer to bump him off. It’s to be suicide by hitman. Then he meets flower-seller Margaret and doesn’t want to die.

Sunday 24th October at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Barbara

From the "Cinema Rekindled" season

Christian Petzold | Germany | 2012 | 108 minutes

It’s 1980, and an East German doctor (Nina Hoss) is banished to a rural paediatric hospital after repeated attempts to escape to the West. But her continued plans of escape are called into question when she befriends the hospital's head surgeon and a troubled patient. Trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKTd5igNLq0

Sunday 17th October at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


The Whole Town's Talking

From the "Cinema Rekindled" season

John Ford | USA | 1935 | 93 minutes

The legendary John Ford directs this sparkling film starring Edward G. Robinson in double roles as a mild-mannered clerk and a notorious gangster who happen to look remarkably alike. Trouble, of course, ensues, along with a delightful screwball romance featuring the wonderful Jean Arthur.

Sunday 17th October at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


The Set-Up

From the "Cinema Rekindled" season

Robert Wise | USA | 1949 | 73 minutes

Director Robert Wise’s great 1949 fight game movie stars Robert Ryan as a has-been fighter who won’t take a dive. It’s a thrilling, eye-catching film, with glorious film noir cinematography and an atmospheric studio production, plus imaginative, hard-hitting direction by Wise. Opening sequence : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN_7sMZ9rsg

Sunday 10th October at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Faces Places (Visages villages)

From the "Documentary" season

Agnes Varda, JR | France | 2017 | 94 minutes

Filmmaker Agnes Varda and artist JR journey in a van through rural France, taking photos of ordinary people and turnng them into huge works of art along the way. Trailer : https://youtu.be/AoIiH6xZZIk

Sunday 10th October at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |