Filmhouse Recommends - showing Saturday 27 June

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Fri 26 Jun 2015

Filmhouse Recommends is our daily pick of three films from the 2015 Edinburgh International Film Festival that we think our audiences will particularly enjoy. Check back each day during the Festival for tomorrow's recommendations!


Southern Comfort (13:40, Filmhouse 1)

A variation on the themes of his classic The Warriors, Walter Hill's fifth film, Southern Comfort, follows a group of National Guardsmen as they embark on a routine training exercise in the Louisiana bayou, only to come under threat from local hunters. Favourably compared on its original release to Deliverance, Hill's tautly-plotted and brilliantly-constructed thriller is primed for rediscovery.


Breathe Umphefumlo (15:35, Cineworld)

Singer Pauline Malefane, Isango Ensemble and Cape Town take centre stage in Mark Dornford-May's charming, tuneful and jazzy Breathe Umphefumlo. From the same team that produced U-Carmen eKhayelitsha, this new film is a breathtaking Xhosa reworking of Puccini's timeless La Bohème. The original live stage performance on which the film was based was seen in the UK in 2012, and excerpts from that production can be seen below.


The Summer of Sangaile (20:25, Cineworld)

Winner of the Best Director Award in the World Cinema Dramatic competition at this year's Sundance Film Festival, The Summer of Sangaile is a beautifully-observed look at the developing relationship between awkward young pilot Sangaile and the free-spirited Auste. This beautiful lesbian drama has already won worldwide acclaim for its careful construction and the exceptional lead performances from its two leads, which have won comparisons to those in the Palme d'Or-winning Blue Is the Warmest Colour.

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