If you’re a fan of the British New Wave Movement – wonderful films of working-class life from the Fifties and Sixties – watching them on the small screen at home certainly won’t compare with the experience of seeing the stories unfold at larger-than-life size on the big cinema screen.  Well, now is your chance to see these films as they were originally intended because the Filmhouse, which champions independent cinema in Edinburgh, is showing a retrospective of nine films from the movement over July and August.

Among the classic New Wave titles screening throughout the summer, you’ll have the chance to see:

This Sporting Life, 1963

A heartbreaking meditation on sportsmanship, possession and love with breathtaking performances from Richard Harris and Rachel Roberts.

Look Back in Anger, 1958

Richard Burton and Mary Ure play warring husband and wife from different social classes who struggle to find their way together.

The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner, 1959

A film about Borstal boys fighting for dignity starring Tom Courtenay and James Bolam.

A Taste of Honey, 1961

An idiosyncratic story of a young girl’s attempt to break free from her slovenly and fast-living mother.

So if you live in southern Scotland get along to the filmhouse for a dose of New Wave chic Brit-style!

To find out what else is showing and times of the screenings, visit filmhouse.com

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