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Filmhouse Recommends is here, bringing you a selection of recommendations from our staff that you can enjoy at home while Filmhouse is closed.

We always love to hear what you've been enjoying watching so feel free to drop us a message with your recommendations over social media or email and they may feature in a future issue!

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Luxor (2020) // Zeina Durra
Belmont Head of Cinema Operations: Colin

"The Evening Standard calls Luxor 'reminiscent of other deliberately excruciating movies where uptight, middle class singletons lose the plot' in their review, which eventually comes around. So will you. Riseborough's subtly disconnected performance grounds it, giving nod to the tension of the region and the relationships in the film. The photography and composition is beautiful; the story gentle yet affecting. And the shallowness of say an Eat Pray Love feels a million miles away."

Watch Luxor on Filmhouse at Home
Force Majeure (2014) // Ruben Östlund

Edinburgh Cinema Club: Isobel

"Force Majeure is a delicious dramedy following the uncomfortable aftermath one man encounters when his ‘survival mode’ response to an avalanche is to save himself and leave his family behind...

The result is an anxious, mordantly funny dissection of cowardice, human impulse and marriage."

Watch Force Majeure on BFI Player

The Rider (2017) // Chloé Zhao

Programme Manager: Evi

"Chloé Zhao’s second feature entranced audiences with what we now know as the director’s distinct cinematic style. Blending documentary and fiction and observing life’s complexities with a steady, poetic yet simple presence, The Rider is a beautiful character study of a young bronc rider in today’s South Dakota."

Watch The Rider on Filmhouse at Home
I Am Greta (12) (2020) // Nathan Grossman

Education Recommends

To mark Earth Day this coming Thursday, our Education team recommend I Am Greta, an insightful documentary which follows Greta Thunberg on her fight to get people to listen to scientists about the world's environmental problems. 

Access the Earth Day Education library here, which aims to empower students through environmental education.
Eat Up: Food, Appetite and Eating What You Want // Ruby Tandoh

Marketing Coordinator: Ellie

"Part memoir, part self-help book, part recipe book, Ruby Tandoh’s Eat Up is a nostalgic love letter to food. Discussing the emotions, lessons and challenges of food shopping, of cooking and of eating - whether you’re alone or with friends and family - Eat Up takes on food in all its forms. I particularly enjoyed the many cinema references she uses to link food and film - including the culinary meaning behind THAT restaurant scene in When Harry Met Sally. For film and food lovers everywhere!"
Many bookshops in Edinburgh will order in books in that you request - here's some great bookshops you can support!
 
Lighthouse Book Shop  Golden Hare Books ● Transreal Fiction
The Portobello Bookshop ● The Edinburgh Bookshop ● Topping & Company
Armchair Books ● Blackwells
Senior Selections at Home // That Sinking Feeling

Looking to connect with others about film? Join us for Senior Selections at Home, a monthly online session where we invite those over 60 to join us to watch a film and discuss afterwards! Our next screening is Bill Forsyth's Scottish comedy That Sinking Feeling.

This event is FREE but ticketed. Numbers are limited, so book your place now! (over 60s only)

Tues 11 May at 2pm 
Register here!
We Are Parable: Who We Are 

Who We Are is a nationwide programme of events and screenings designed to celebrate Black Cinema from around the world, curated by We Are Parable. Join them for their next online film screening Breathe, from award-winning filmmaker Mo Ali, which provides an insight into the grief, anxiety and trauma experienced by Black people in the UK.

Friday 23 April at 7pm
Book your ticket here
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