A Bag of Marbles (Un sac de billes)

Wed 1 November, 10am •  1h50min, French with English subtitles, £3/free for teachers, advised certificate PG, suitable for P6-S6

A Bag of Marbles still

Based on the autobiographical novel A Bag of Marbles by Joseph Joffo, this is the incredible true story of two young Jewish brothers, Maurice and Joseph, who travel alone through Nazi occupied France in order to survive the war.  Aided by the occasional kind soul, the two young boys swerve and dart through obstacles set by Nazi soldiers to avoid succumbing to the dreadful fate of so many others in this situation. An involving and moving story with wonderful performances from its two young stars.

Ivan Tsarevitch and the Changing Princess (Ivan Tsarevitch et la princesse changeante)

Thurs 9 November, 10am • 57min, FREE, advised certificate PG, Suitable for P4 upwards, French with English subtitles

Ivan Tsarevitch and the Changing Princess, film still

The newest film from renowned animator Michel Ocelot (Tales of the Night, Kirikou and the Sorceress) is a quartet of enchanting fairy tales, retold in gorgeous silhouette animation. A young girl who lives in a monster-fearing underground community gains the courage to face her fears. A poor Persian boy becomes apprentice to a powerful enchanter. A put-upon ward on a pirate ship outsmarts his captain during a stop in India. And the son of a dying Russian tsar races against time to find a cursed princess.


Group Discounts

Primary screening at Filmhouse


We recognise that many teachers are finding it increasingly difficult  to bring groups to see films during class time, so to address this we offer 25% off tickets to public screenings at Filmhouse when bringing a group of ten or more pupils.

This discount applies to concession price tickets for pupils and full  price tickets for accompanying adults – details of our ticket prices for  public screenings can be found here. Tickets should be booked through our box office on 0131 228 2688.

We hope that this discount will allow school groups to attend a range of  films at more suitable times. Please note that at public screenings we  expect all members of the audience to respect those around them, which  includes switching off mobile phones.


Projection Tours

Kids looking at film during a projection tour


Come and learn how cinema works, with a tour of our projection box and a  screening of short animations from the London International Animation  Festival. Tours cost £75 for a class of up to 33 pupils, and are  suitable for P4-S2.

Please note that, although we strive to make Filmhouse as accessible as  possible, this tour is of a non-public area of the building which is up  two flights of stairs, with no lift.