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59 Years of EIFF at Filmhouse

The Edinburgh International Film Festival is proud to celebrate its 60th consecutive year this August and to kick-off the celebrations with style the Edinburgh FILMHOUSE is screening 30 classic films ...

The Edinburgh International Film Festival is proud to celebrate its 60th consecutive year this August and to kick-off the celebrations with style the Edinburgh FILMHOUSE is screening 30 classic films selected from the wealth of great movies that have featured in the previous 59 Festivals.

The programme highlights the sheer diversity and quality of films, both old and new, that the festival has helped bring to the public, with films ranging from “Ugetsu Monogatari” by the sublime Kenji Mizoguchi to “Bloody Mama” by schlock-meister Roger Corman, from “Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday” by slapstick legend Jacques Tati to “Funny Games” by modern auteur Michael Haneke.

 

The films will be screened at the FILMHOUSE from 9 July until the start of the festival on 14 August and will whet the appetite of those eager to see which new classics will shine at this year’s festival.

 

The commitment of the Festival to screen the best in British and World Cinema is as strong today as it’s ever been and on July 12 this year’s programme will be launched with what promises to be our most exciting and assorted line-up to date. Original documentary features rub shoulders with forgotten classics of 70s cinema and new British film is celebrated in all it’s forms from shorts and animation to new movies from the industry’s leading lights.

 

EIFF 2006 takes place this year from Monday, August 14th through Sunday, August 27th. Though normally a twelve-day event, the Festival has been extended 2 days this year in celebration of its 60th year.

 

FILMHOUSE, Scotland’s leading independent cinema is internationally renowned as a venue for dynamic programming and debate and is the most successful outside London. Its key aim is to challenge and inform by the delivery of an essential, intelligent and enlightening programme for all audiences and is proud to play host to this essential retrospective.

 

For full programme details go to: www.filmhousecinema.com 

 

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