Cancelled: The Guild Cinema Autumn/Winter 2022 Season

Sadly, the Filmhouse went into administration in October 2022 with the loss of jobs of many of our colleagues & friends. While the Guild is an entirely separate and solvent entity from Filmhouse we shared the same building, which forced us to cancel our planned season of screenings in the Guild cinema. However, details of our cancelled season still provide a flavour of the Guild’s programming and may be of interest. See our rolling list of films, below, and our Programme Leaflet from the cancelled season.

Current season: The Edinburgh Film Guild, in partnership with the Institut français d’Ecosse, is screening a series of French language films. Screenings take place once a month, on Fridays, from October 2023 to March 2024 at Institut français d’Ecosse. See: Our Screenings 2023-2024

What’s Coming Up Next this Season

The Cameraman

Buster Keaton is at the peak of his slapstick powers in ‘The Cameraman’. Keaton plays a hapless newsreel cameraman desperate to impress his new employer and his winsome office crush as he zigzags up and down Manhattan hustling for a…

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09/10/2022 4:30 pm


During World War I, Theeb, a young Bedouin, embarks on a journey through the Wadi Rum desert to help a British officer. He is forced to muster up courage in order to survive the passage. “Eye-searing landscapes and a fascinating…

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09/10/2022 7:00 pm

I Am Not A Witch

In a remote Zambian community, eight-year-old Shula is denounced as a witch and sent on a trajectory of exploitation. “Nyoni’s debut feature is comic, tragic and captivatingly beautiful. A daringly satirical parable of magic, misogyny, superstition and social strictures.” (The…

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16/10/2022 4:30 pm


“Two detectives (Minoru Oki, Seiji Miyaguchi) are sent from Tokyo to one of the far southern provinces in order to stake out the home of an old girlfriend of a wanted killer. From their second-story room across the street, the…

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16/10/2022 7:00 pm

The Mysterians

The appearance of a giant destructive robot near Mount Fuji heralds the arrival of the Mysterians, an extra-terrestrial race from a planet destroyed by nuclear war. A group of scientists accept a request to meet the visitors at their dome-like…

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23/10/2022 4:30 pm

A Throw Of Dice

Tells an exciting story of two Indian kings – one honest and benevolent, the other treacherous and charming, both obsessive gamblers in love with the same woman. “A rare and fascinating gem. It’s extravagantly romantic, with a stirring new music…

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30/10/2022 4:30 pm

The Phantom Carriage

On New Year’s Eve, the driver of a ghostly carriage forces a drunken man to look back at his wasted life. “Filled with images both chilling and entrancing, Sjöström’s masterwork is an unforgettable work of art.” (Front Row) “The visual…

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06/11/2022 4:30 pm

Pandora’s Box

“One of silent cinema’s crowning achievements. Louise Brooks provides a genuinely iconic performance as Lulu, a femme fatale who unleashes uncontrollable desires in the men and women she encounters.” (BBC) “It’s lightning in a bottle – remarkable, and endlessly fascinating.”…

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06/11/2022 7:00 pm

The Uninvited

Seeking respite from London life, a writer (Ray Milland) and his sister (Ruth Hussey) move into a neglected Cornish clifftop mansion. However, it isn’t long before an unnerving presence makes itself felt. “This is an impressive supernatural thriller.” (Time Out)…

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13/11/2022 4:30 pm

Compartment No.6

Two wildly mismatched travellers (Seidi Haarla and Yuriy Borisov) find themselves sharing a sleeping compartment from Moscow to the Arctic Circle in this beguiling romance. Winner: Grand Prix, Cannes Film Festival, 2021 “The film’s central theme of overcoming otherness and…

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13/11/2022 7:00 pm

The Innocents

This chilling, atmospheric adaptation of Henry James’ novella The Turn of the Screw concerns an English governess (Deborah Kerr) to a pair of siblings; she believes the children are possessed by the spirits of their previous governess and her sadistic…

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20/11/2022 4:30 pm

Westfront 1918

“Pabst makes palpable the anxiety and suffering of trench warfare, as explosions rain down on the battlefield in Westfront 1918. Pabst’s depictions of anti-heroic sacrifice and senseless death were an affront to the Nazis, who banned the film upon seizing…

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20/11/2022 7:00 pm

Ride the High Country

“Peckinpah’s superb nostalgic lament for the West in its declining years. Achieving an almost biblical grandeur as two old-time lawmen (Randolph Scott and Joel McCrea), fallen upon hard times, contrive not to fall from grace and self-respect when a tempting…

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27/11/2022 4:30 pm

The Tale of Genji

Genji, the son of the emperor, has gained renown among the nobility for his charm and good looks, yet he cannot stop himself from pursuing the one object of desire he can never obtain: his father’s young and beautiful bride.…

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27/11/2022 7:00 pm

Kameradschaft (Comradeship)

When a coal mine collapses on the frontier between Germany and France and traps a team of French miners, workers on both sides of the border spring into action, putting aside national prejudices and wartime grudges to launch a dangerous…

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04/12/2022 4:30 pm


Music critic, cancer survivor and widowed mother of three, Clara (Sonia Braga) lives in a classic beachside apartment bequeathed by a beloved aunt in the Brazilian city of Recife. So, when a property developer tries to bully her into selling…

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04/12/2022 7:00 pm

Blancanieves (Snow White)

Blancanieves is a gorgeous homage to the Golden Age of Europe’s silent cinema. It’s an intoxicating film that transforms the Snow White fairy tale into a sweepingly romantic vision of 1920s Spain (populated by matadors, black lace, flamenco dancers and…

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11/12/2022 4:30 pm


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11/12/2022 6:30 pm