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o This section aims to provide a review of every film to be seen in central Scotland overthe next fortnight. For programme times see individual cinema listings.

(U)—Universal, suitable for all ages. (PG) Parental Guidance suggested as some scenes may be unsuitable for youngerchildren.

(15)— No one underthe age of 15 admitted.

(18) No one underthe age of 18 admitted.

a —New Release.

0 Andrei Rublev ( 15) (Andrei Tarkovksy. LISSR. 1966) 180 mins. 'I'arkovsky's portrayal of the minor 15th-century icon painter Andrei Rublev casts its protagonist as the cypher for the sufferings of his country and shows an artist refusing to subside into silent shock in the face of the horrors he has experienced.

Shot in expressive monochrome.

the film is a magnificently gritty epic tableau of medieval Russia in violent turmoil. Glasgow; (iFl‘

0 Art in the Cinema Programme Two The second in a series of compilations seeking to celebrate the avant-garde cinema is subtitled "I‘elling'l‘ales' and examines the conventions of narrative structure. The programme includes Jean Genet‘s still-shocking short ‘Chant d‘Amour'. a study ofsexual lesions in a prison. and runs for 74 mins approx. Edinburgh: Filmhouse

0 Basil the Great Mouse Detective (U) (John Musker. Ron Clements. Dave Michener. Burny Mattinson. US. 1986) With the voices ofVincent Price. Barrie Ingram. Basil Rathbone. 7-1 mins. Nicely animated period melodrama as Basil of Baker Street attempts to foil a dastardly scheme to replace Queen Victoria with a mechanical substitute. Glasgow: Cinema. (irosvenor. Edinburgh: Dominion. Lothian: Cannon. Strathclyde; Cannon Grecnock. Cannon Kilmarnock. Kelburne Paisley. ()deon Ayr. Odeon Hamilton. La Scala. Rialto 0.8th Blue (18) (Jean-Jacques


Beineix. France. 1986) Jean-Hughes Anglade. Beatrice [)alle. llflmins. The maker of Diva returns with a tempestuous and tragic tale of amour completernent fou. By turns electrifying. exasperating. disturbing. touching and even downright silly. Edinburgh; Filmhouse

0 Black Orpheus (PG) (Marcel Camus. France/Portugal. 1959) Berno Mello. Marpessa Dawn. 106 mins. A vibrant updatingof the Orpheus/Eurydice myth to contemporary Brazil. the film centres on a black tram-driver who accidentally kills his girlfriend and follows her into hell during the torrid mayhem of the Rio carnival.

A highly colourful melange of sex. death and the supernatural with a brilliant Latin soundtrack to boot. this is a passionate and almost overwhelming experience and a very welcome revival. Well worth seeing. Edinburgh; Filmhouse 0 Blade Runner( 15) (Ridley Scott. US. 1982) Harrison Ford. Rutger Hauer. Joanna Cassidy. 117 mins. L.A.A.D. 2019. a tough cop tracks down a group of androids gone haywire which are killing people. Stunning sets and special effects outweigh the human interest in this hi-tech update ofChandler. Ford and llauer suitably gritty.

Glasgow; (iFl‘

o The Breakfast Club ( 15) (John Hughes. US. 1984) Emilio Estevez. Molly Ringwald. Judd Nelson. 97 mins. Five defiantly individual high school students spend a day's detention together and discover common concerns over peer pressures and teenage angst.

Excellent ensemble performances and surefooted direction enhance

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this commendany perceptive study ofadolescent trials and tribulations. (ilasgow: CJFI‘

o The Care Bears Movie (U) (Arna Selznick. US. 1985) Voices of Mickey Rooney. Harry Dean Stanton. 76mins. A full-length adventure of the cuddly bears from the land of Care-a-Lot whose aim is to foster friendship throughout the world. A worthy task handled with glutinous aplornb. Edinburgh; Filmhouse

0 Children of a Lesser God ( 15) (Randa Haines. US. 1986) Marlee Matlin. William Hurt. Piper Laurie. 119 mins. Effortlesstcapable but disappointing film version of the stage success featuring llurt as a brilliant but unconventional teacher who is first challenged by and then cnamoured of Oscar winner Miss Matlin. a fiery independent deaf woman who has deliberately chosen to retreat into her own world of silence. Immaculate performances and sensitive direction but it all seems calculated and pre-packagcd to warm the heart's cockles. (ilasgow; Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh: Cannon

0 Clockwise (PU) (Christopher Morahan. UK. 1985)John Cleese. Alison Steadman. Penelope Wilton. 97mins. A pathologically punctilious headmaster is chronically late for an important conference. Basically a one-joke farce this is an enervated vehicle for Cleese's incisive comic timing— the film‘s raison d'etre and saving grace. Edinburgh: Filmhouse

o The Colorof Money( 13; (Martin Scorsese. US. 1986) Paul Newman. Tom Cruise. Elizabeth Mastrantonio. 119 mins. (ienerally satisfactory if tardy sequel to The

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