WILDSIDE: THE DIRECTOR'S CUT
FH1 (0131 623 8030) Tues
When director Donald Cammell lost his battle to retain artistic control over his last film, he removed his name and subsequently committed suicide. This is the version he wanted.
EAST IS EAST
Various venues (0131 623 8030) Today, Tues & Fri
Damien O'Donnell's light-hearted film is based on Ayub Khan-Din's play in which a husband and wife disagree on how to raise their children.
RUN LOLA RUN
Cameo 1 (0131 228 4141) Wed & Sat
A young couple have 20 minutes to raise 20,000 German marks to appease a local crime boss. A thriller with three alternative endings.
HITCHCOCK'S THE LODGER
Lumiere (0131 623 8035) Thurs
This silent thriller is shown in collaboration with the Flux festival and the BFI as a celebration of Hitchcock's centenary year. It is accompanied by a new score performed live by the Matrix Ensemble.
CULLBERG BALLET: GISELLE
Playhouse (0131 473 2000) 23-25 Aug
Swedish choreographer Mats Ek's radical version of Giselle plays up the clash between the individual and the mob.
THE JUJU GIRL
Traverse (0131 228 1404) to 4 Sept
In Aileen Ritchie's startling new play, a woman travels to Africa in her grandmother's footsteps, to shed light on the mystery of the Juju.
Traverse (0131 228 1404) to 2 Sept
A mysterious and compelling play from Theatre Archipelago (formerly Communicado), in which things are not as they seem.
ENSEMBLE MODERN ORCHESTRA
Usher Hall (0131 473 2000) Tues
John Adams conducts this orchestra which is strictly dedicated to contemporary music. The performance includes Ives's Symphony no 4 and a new work by New York composer Michael Gordon.
Festival Theatre (0131 473 2000) Mon
Heiner Goebbels's tribute to Hanns Eisler his main musical influence. Performed by the Ensemble Modern.
AN EVENING OF OPERETTE Festival Theatre (0131 473 2000) Wed
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Chorus perform a concert of French operetta including works by Offenbach, Lecocq and Messager.
BOOM CHICAGO: PICK-UPS AND HICCUPS
Gilded Balloon (0131 226 2151) to 30 Aug
Jill Benjamin and Seth Meyers provide a hilarious improvised display of how men and women behave around each other.
THE LEAGUE AGAINST TEDIUM
Pleasance (0131 556 6550) to 30 Aug, except Tues
Simon Munnery's aphoristic insults and paradoxes are as sharp as a Stanley knife: these are one-liners which really do have a licence to kill.
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