Maggie Smith. Michael Hordern. 8(ymins. Absolutely delightful Palin-scripted comedy in which a naiye young tnan ofthe cloth returns from darkest Africa and is given the task of running a mission for fallen women. Strathclyde: ()deon Ayr. I Miss Mary ( 15 ) ( Maria Luisa Bemberg. Argentina LS. l98olJulie(‘hristie Hit) mins. Argentina. 1938. a prim linglish goyerness comes to take charge of the children at a large country estate. The repression of the female members ofthe family and the corrupt double standards of the autocratic patriarch tnark out the household as a microcosm for the wider domainsof sexuality and political authority. (ilasgow: (ii-'1'. I Mona Lisal18)(\eil.lordan.LK.198m Bob I loskins. (’athy 'l'yson. Michael (‘aine Ill-1 mins. Hoskinsgtyesa heart-rending. much-lauded performance as the ex-con with a battered heart in this outstanding thriller film noir set atnong the seedy scams and double-dealingsof the London underworld. Strathclyde: Haldane Filtn Society. I Moonstruck ( l’( ii (Norman .lew ism l'S. 1987)(‘her. Nieo1as('age. Vincent (iardenia. ()ly'mpia l)ukakis. llllmins. See Panel. (ilasgow: (‘annon Sauchieliall Street. Iidinburgli: ('annon. I Moscow Distrusts Tears t l’( i i ( \‘latltmtr Menshoy. I'SSR. 1979) \‘era Alentoya. Irina .‘slurayyoya. Raisa Ryazonoya. 148 mins. A trio of factory girls from the provinces come to Mtisc‘oyy In 1953 attracted by the lure of the big city . seekingloy e and employtnent. We follow their fate through twenty years ofy aried fortunes. compromised ambitions and abiding friendship. Slow -moy ing Soy'iet soap-opera. reminiscent of Holly wood and a surprise Best Foreign Film ( )scar winner. (ilasgow : (i1-'1'. I Mysteries of the Surreal ( 1’(i) A third programtne iii the Deeper lulu the Labyrinth series exploring the fantastical. bizarre world ofczechosloy akian animatorJan Syankmaler. (ilasgoyy: (ii-'1‘. I My Life AS A Dog ( P( i) ( lasse 1 lalstrom. Sweden. 1985) Anton ( ilanzclius. Manfred Sery‘er. Anki I.iden. 1(11 mins. Wholly captiy ating rite of passage tale set in Sweden during the 1951Isf1‘wely‘e year-old Ingernar copes with his mother's terminal illness and his fartiin 's general indifference to his boisterous spirits by indulging in a high fantasy life. including the pretence that he is a dog. Ierrible title. wonderful. unmissable film. (ilasgow: (‘rI-‘I‘. I My Night With Maud ( 1’(} i ( Iiric Roltmer. France. 19o9)Jean-1.ouis'l‘rintignant. Francois Fabian. Marie-(‘hi'istine Barrault. 1111 mins. The third of Rohmer's ‘Moral 'l‘ales‘ is perhaps the most stimulating and satisfying of the sextet. L'sing a remark of Lenin’s that it isbetter to take a chance in a million than no chance at all. the film focuses on lonely (‘atholic engineer 'I‘rintignant w ho is infatuated with a woman completely unlike himself. (ilasgow : (iF'l‘. I The Night is Young ( 1s) ( Leos ( ’arax. France. 198p) 1)enis Lay'ant . Juliette Binoche. Michel Piccoli. 109 mins. Ney'er mind the rather asinine plot ( riy'al gangsin pursuit of the serum to an AIDS-like virus) but delight in the young director's exuberant sense ofcinema. Hisfeeling for colour and moyement. affection for his ragamuffin characters and sheer belief in the power of y'isual imagery toeaptiy'ate the audience are both exhilirating and intoxicating. Iidinburgh: Filmhouse. I 9V2 Weekst 18) (Adrian Lyne. LS. 1985) Mickey Rourke. Kim Basinger. 113 mins. Diy'orcee Basinger becomes a slaye to low when she succumbs to the stubbly charms of commodities broker Rourke. Empty-headed designer bonking. Glasgow; (irosy‘enor. I No Way Out ( 15 ) ( Roger Donaldson. LS. 1987) Kevin Costner. Sean Young. (iene llackman. 114 mins. Resourceful naval
hero Costner. now a liaison officer between Secretary of Defense 1 lackman and the (‘1A. is asked to lead an my estigation into the murder ofa Washington socialite. However. he knows that llackman w as the accidental killer and that the finger ofsuspicion isbeing falsely pointed towards another man who shared the girl‘s bed. namely himself. .. Beautifully paced conspiracy yarn with fine performances all round. Highly recommended. Izdinburgh: ()deon. Strathclyde: Rialto. I NUTS t 18) (Martin Ritt. t'S‘. 1987) Barbra Streisand. Richard 1)reyfuss. Karl Malden. 111 mins. Streisand. out toproye her dramatic worth. is a high-class hooker on a manslaughter charge who must first proy‘e her mental competence tostand trial. ()ld-fashioned courtroom melodrama with an oy'erdone star turn. (ilasgow: (irosyenor. Strathclyde: Kelburne. ()deon Hamilton. Rialto. I The Outlaw Josey Walest 15) ((‘lint 1iastwood.1'S. 197m (‘lint Iiastwood. (‘hief1)an (ieorge. Sondra Locke. 135 mins. Iiastwood‘s finest directorial achiey'einent is a brooding. romantic w estern epic of beautiful compositions. engaging interrelationships and a strong narratiy e. ‘I‘he star is a peaceable farmer turned y engeance seeker when his family are slaughtered by l'nion soldiers during the (‘iy'il War. (‘o-w ritten by Philip Kaufman. Iidinburgh: (’ameo. I Le Paclole(15)(Jean-Picrre Mocky. France. 1985) Richard Bohringcr. Pauline 1.afont. 88 mins. Middle-aged suburban couple decide to liy'en tip their rclationshit‘ by dropping out of work and undertaking; little robbery instead. (ilasgow; (ierman (‘ine Club. I Personal Servicest l8) ('lierryJones. l'K.198o)Julie Walters. ShirleyStelfox. ' Alec Mc(‘ow en. 1115 mins. Suggested by the life. times and social etiquetteol (’ynthia Payne. this ribald and engaging commentary on the British way ofsex features a top notch performance from Walters and a lethal script by David Leland. Izdinburgh: ('ameo. I Prick Up Your Ears ( 18) (Stephen Frears. I'K. 1987) (iary ()ldman. Alfred Molina. Vanessa Redgrave. 111) mins. Wickedly tart and funny biographical portrait ofthe seesaw relationship between playwright .loe ( )rton and his loy'er Kenneth Halliwell. Highly recommended. lidinburgh: F.I'FS. I' I Purple Rain ( 15) (Albert Magnoli. LS. 1984) Prince. Apollonia Kotero. l 11mins. '1'hinly-disguised ()scar-winning autobiographical drama on the life and hard times of l lis Purpleness. The music is , all and includes ‘When l)oy'e.s (‘ry‘. (ilasgow‘:(il"1'. I Radio Days ( PU) (woody Allen. L's. 1987) Mia Farrow. Seth (ireen. Diane Keaton. 89mins. Amiably laidbacktamily recollections of the early Forties and the golden age of the wireless. Potpourri of modest charm held together by an armful of reliable performances from old lags and the Usual flashes of wit and wisdom. A pleasant time filler for both director and audience. Iidinburgh: Cameo. Filmhouse I Raising Arizona ( IS) (.loe1('oen. L's. 1987) Nicolas ('agc. Holly 1 butter. 94 mins. Married ex-con ('age settles down tt a life of crime once more and remedies his wife's childless state by stealing a millionaire's recently whelped quintuplet. Iixhilarating. liy'e-action cartoon combining non-stop action. crazy situations and deadpan wit. A joy. (ilasgow: (iI’I‘. I Robocop ( 18) (Paul Verhoey‘cn. US. 1987) Peter Weller. Nancy Allen. Ronny ('ox. 103 mins. Slick and stomach-churningly y'iolent futuristic thriller blending elements of Dirty Harry. Frankenstein and The Six M ffffO/l Dollar Man. When diligent policeman Murphyis shot to pieces by y'icious thugs. his remains are mechanically reconstructed into a hi-tech law enforcement officer. but the
human desire for reyenge still beats beneath his mechanical exterior. (ilasgow; Salon. I Salvador( 18) (()Iiy'er Stone. [78. 1986) James Woods. Jim Belushi. John Say'age. 122 mins. Raw. abrasi : reportingof journalists under fire as sleazy ‘w‘ar junkie' photojournalist Woods trayels to Saly'ador and finds his senses assaulted by the fear and corruption perpetrated by the ruling elite. Iixceptionally well acted. angry . brayura filrnrnaking that not only demands your attention btit deseryes it. Iidinburgh: FLFS. I Some Like It Hot ( P( i i ( Billy Wilder. t 'S. 1959)'1'ony ('urtis..1ack Lemmon. Marilyn Monroe. llllrnins.'1'wo irnpecunious tnale musicians inadvertently witness the St Valentine’s Day Massacre and take refuge in Florida with Sweet Sue and her Society Syncopators. an all-female band. Brilliant. brittle. crackerjaek farce with all concerned at a peak in their careers. Iidinburgh: (‘ameo. I Someone to Watch Over Me ( IS 1 ( Ridley Scott. LS. 1987)‘1‘om Berenger. Mimi Rogers. Lorraine Bracco. ton mitts. Watchable. glossy thriller in which Berenger‘s recently promoted Queens detective falls in line with a trial witness and her sedtlctiy‘e lifestyle. Although sluggishly paced in places and slightly oyerlong. the film deliyers a few crispjolts and is held together by Scott‘s wallow in Manhattan chic and the yery creditable central performances. 'I'entatiy'e proof that a human heart can beat beneath this director's hi-tech glitz. (ilasgow: Salon. I Stakeoutt 15 ) (John Badham. LS. 1987) Richard 1)reyfuss. Iimilio Iisteyez. Madeleine Stowe. Aidan ()uinn. ltlll mins. 1)reyfuss and listey'ez are two unconyentional cops given the task of setting up a stakeout on the ex-girlfriend of escaped conyict ()uinn. but romance strikes and the routine assignment becomes more than just a job.
THE FRENCH INSTITUTE presents
A recital by the pianist
ANDA ANASTASESCU On Tue 26 April at 7.30pm
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Programme Suite Bergamesque Debussy Valses Nobles et Sentimentales Ravel
Nocturne N01 Faure Preludes Choral et Fugue Franck
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