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Filmhouse Recommends - showing Monday 22 June

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Sun 21 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!

 

Len and Company (18:00, Odeon)

When self-centred music producer Len Black leaves for his country house, he's hoping to leave conflict and controversy behind for a while. Instead, he finds himself trapped between his neglected son and the pop star whose rise (and fall) he's helped negotiate. With a nuanced lead performance from Rhys Ifans, this debut feature from Tim Godsall is a truthful look inside the price of fame.

Len and Company

 

The Diary of a Teenage Girl (18:05, Filmhouse 1)

Adapted from Phoebe Gloeckner's acclaimed novel, Marielle Heller's directorial debut tells the story of the precocious title youth through her own words and drawings. The film is set in 1970s San Francisco, where young cartoonist Minnie (an incredible performance by British actress Bel Powley, most recently seen in A Royal Night Out) drives an affair with her mother's boyfriend, played by Alexander Skarsgård. Both Powley and Skarsgård will be in attendance for a Q&A following Monday's screening.

 

Precinct Seven Five (20:35, Cineworld)

An explosive look into a corruption-riddled police district, where the so-called 'world's dirtiest cop', Michael Dowd, ruled the roost in the 1980s. Creating a web of robbery, extortion and an eventual part in a drug-dealing empire - all buoyed up by his colleagues' lack of willingness to turn in a fellow officer - this is a entirely truthful documentary about the sort of unbelievable excessiveness normally only seen in over-the-top works like Scarface and Goodfellas.

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