The excellent Grassmarket Community Project screens a film almost every week – and admission is totally free, although they would of course appreciate any donations towards their work with some of Edinburgh’s most vulnerable citizens. On Monday 16th November you can see Amelie (15), (in French with English subtitles) which is shown as part of the British Film Institute’s Love season (‘Films to fall in love with. Films to break your heart’).
Amélie, starring Audrey Tautou, is a fanciful comedy about a young woman who discreetly orchestrates the lives of the people around her, creating a world exclusively of her own making – but when Amelie falls in love herself, she realises that making neat solutions in not as easy as it seems.
‘One of those once-in-a-decade comedies which scatters its charm like pearls from a broken necklace, all the more adorable because they are not real’ (Barbara Ellen, The Times).
If you would like to read more about the work of the Project, which includes a furniture workshop and a tartan studio, see The Edinburgh Reporter’s article here.
7pm, 16th November 2015, Grassmarket Project, 86 Candlemaker Row. The Project’s Cafe will be open too – please use it!
The next film will be Persepolis (15), showing on Monday 23rd November 2015.