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I This section aims to provide a review of every film to be seen in central Scotland over the nextiortnight. For programme times see individual cinema listings.

(U)- Universal, suitable tor all ages.

(PG)- Parental Guidance suggested as some scenes may be unsuitable toryounger children.

(15)- No one underthe age at 15 admitted. (18)— No one underthe age 0118 admitted. n-New Release.

IAimez Vous Brahms? ( ti ) ( Anatole Litvak. France. 19(11 ) lngrid Bergman. Yves Montand. 121) mins. Adaptationof Francoise Sagan's novel about a troubled love affair. lidinburgh: l-rench Institute. IAndroid(15) (Aaron l.ipstadt. US. 1983) Klaus Kinski. Don l lopper. Brie l loward. 80 mins. A1) :o3o. A remote space station. Mad scientist Kinski is workingon a female android which upsets the almost-human male android Max 41H. who realises that he is about to be ptrtout ofcommission. until three renegade criminals arrive on the scene. ()flbeat. amusing science-fiction with a good deal of Charm. Glasgow: (il’l'

I Annie Ha|l(15)(\\'oodyAllen. LS. 1977) Woody Allen. Diane Keatonfl‘ony Roberts. 93 mins. Warm. wistful. wonderfully witty Woody discourses on love. death and life in the Big Apple in this multi Oscar-winning autobiographical comedy-romance. Edinburgh: (‘ameo

I The Aviator‘s Wiie(15)(lirie Rohmer. France. 1981) Philippe Marlaud. Marie Riviere. Matthieu Carriere. ltl~1mins. Another deceptively simple but always perceptive Rohmer dissection of love its moods and melancholy ways. Edinburgh: EUFS

I Bad Timing (18) (Nicolas Roeg. UK. 1979) Art Garfunkel. Theresa Russell. Harvey Keitel. 123 mins. As surgeons fight for the life ofa young American in Vienna. we learn of a university lecturer‘s obsessive and often violent relationship with her. Director Roeg is here at perhaps his most typically Roegian (elliptical editing. an explosion of ideas) and the result is extraordinarily powerful. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I Battle at Algiers ( 18) ((iilo Poiilecorvo. Algeria Italy. 1965) Brahim 1 laggiag. .lean Martin. 135 mitts. A documentary-sty‘le reconstruction of Algeria‘s struggle for liberation. Brilliantly realistic. quite brutally so in the controversial torture sequences. this is a textbook example of political cinema at its most pervasive. (ilasgow: (il’l'

I Bellman and True 1 15) 2";- (Richard Loncraine. l'S. 1987) Bernard l lill. Kieran ()‘Brien. Richard Hope. 131 mins. See Panel. lidinburgh: (‘ameo

I Black WidOW( 15) (Bob Rafelson. L'S. 1987)'l'lteresa Russell. Debra Winger. Sami l-rey . Dennis l lopper. 1112 mins. .lustice Dept computer expert Alex


Edinburgh Filmhouse launch a season at Italian comedies on Sunday 22 with a screening of Domenica D’Agosto (Sunday in August, 1950), a rambling but charming debut ieature trom Luciano Emmer, which records the comings and goings on a beach in the resort oi Ostia. The iilm will be screened with a tape 01 highlights trom several oi the other iilms in the season, intended to set the tone for what virtually amounts to the rehabilitation of a neglected genre of Italian film-making.

The accent on Hen-Realism, and the more idiosyncratic developments in the tilms oi Visconti, Fellini, Antonioni, et al, permitted humour as one aspect ol otherwise seriously artistic lilms; comedies per se were shunted oil as popular cinema, and thereiore not to be taken too seriously, despite— or maybe because oi—the tact that they regularly tilled cinemas. As with classic Hollywood comedy, that barrier is now being overcome, and these films are beginning to achieve their proper prominence in the tapestry 01 Italian cinema.

The season will run until August, on a weekly basis, and is pretaced by a

Barnes (Winger) comes across evidence pointing to a mysterious Catharine (Russell) elusively marrying a seriesof wealthy men then murdering them to benefit from their substantial legacies. Tracking her down in Hawaii where she has her sights set on a French millionaire (Frey). the investigator is to become involved in a disturbing relationship with her prey. (’hic modern thriller meets psychological drama in this elegant and slicklyentertainingeffort. Edinburgh: l‘ilmhouse

I Blow-Up ( 15) (Michelangelo Antonioni.

LIK. 1966) David 1 lemmings. Vanessa Redgrave. Sarah Miles. 1 ll) mins. A dashing young Swinging Sixties photographer may or may not have captured evidence of a tnurder on film. Dated but intriguing backgroundsof decadent London are overshadowed by a sensitively evoked exploration of vision and truth in this typicallyelegiac Antonioni outing. Edinburgh: (‘ameo I The Blues Brothers ( 15) (John Landis. L'S. 198(1) John Belushi. Dan Aykroyd. (‘arrie Fisher. 131) mins. Bloated. overlong anarchic (‘hicago comedy with the two stars on a mission from (iod to financially salvage the imperilled fortunes of an orphanage. Lots ofguest stars. musical numbers and automotive destruction in a typical product of over-emphatic contemporary American humour. Edinburgh: ()deon. Glasgow:

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tour-day run oi Fellini’s La Dolce Vita (Sun 15—Wed 18). The Emmet screening is iollowed by La Fortuna di Essere Donna (How Lucky to be a Woman, 1956), Alessandro Blasetti's light-weight comedy about a peasant girl, played by Sophia Loren, catapulted into movie stardom after her picture appears on a magazine cover (Tue 24—Wed 25). Luigi Comencini’s Tutti a Casa (Everybody Go Home, 1960) is a wartime film which alternates black comedy and genuine horror in its attempt to come to terms with Italy's Facist past (Thu 26).

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Grosvenor I Broadcast News ( 15) (James I .. Brooks. US. 1987) William Hurt. llolly l lunter. Albert Brooks. 132 mins. llurt is'l'om (irunick. a blandly charismatic presenter whose face is his fortune. Brooks is Aaron Altman. a hard-edged newshound who still retains a belief in the primacy ofa story‘s content rather than its presentation. llutiter is the wor k—ribsesserl Jane Craig. a high-flying producer torn between respect for Aaron and lust for Tom.

llighly entertaining romantic comedy set against a convincingly evoked milieu of television network news production arid a generation of achievers w hose private and professional worlds acknowledge no boundaries. Probably the best mainstream American comedy you'll see this y ear. (ilasgow: ()deon. Salon. l€rlinburghz Dominion. Strathelyde: ()deon l lamilton. I Burglar ( 15) (Valery ( )goi'odiiikoy. lTSSR. 1987) 89 mins. An illuminating glimpse of Soviet youth culture is permitted iri this story ofa young musician. his rock star brother and a shady character who insists on pay ment tor the use ofa synthesizer . . lidinburgh; liiltnhouse I Champ D‘Honneurtl’t‘ri(lean-Pierre Denis. France. 1‘).\‘7)(‘hris ( 'anipion. 1‘ tie Wapler. 87 mins. ism. At ( 'aiiipagnac. a small village in south-central l- r'aiiee a young peasant boy signs hiiiisell away to do another man's military sety ice. and although the victim of many misadventures he retains a cer tain charmed existence. Simple. elteetiy e rustic drama. (ilasgow l-ieneh ( 'rrie- ( lab I Children oi a Lesser God r 1 S l r Rantia llaines. l'S. 198M \\ illiam 1 ha i. \lai lee Matlin. Piper laurie. 119 lilllls. ('apable but empty liltned theatre. w ill: bi illrant but unconveiitioiial teacher 1 luit titst challenged by. then eriainouied of Oscar-winning Ms Matlin l‘tlllil‘Lll gh. lilTl‘S. I Clockwise ( l’( i ) ((‘ht'istopher \loi aliaii. L'K. l9b‘5).lohn ( ‘lcese. Alison Steadnian. Penelope Wilton. 9" mins. A pathologically punctilious headmaster is chronically tardy for a crucial eonletenee. Basically a one-joke lat‘cc this is an enervated vehicle for ( ‘leese's tiieisiy e coniictiming- the film' s raison d' etre and saving grace. Izdinbuigli: 121 'l'\ Icommand0(lb)(.\larkl. tester-ts. 1985) Arnold Schwarzenegger .Rae l);r\y n (.‘liong. 91) mins. When his lieloy ed daughter .letitiy is kidnapped as a blackmail gambit to win his cooperation in an assassination attempt. retired er »loriel Schwarzenegger springs back llllt » aetion, In a matter of hours he must loeateatid rescue the girl. beat the bad guys and settle ati old score. llai‘dly enough botliei to work tip a sweat. really. A pure action adventure told with zest and the say rug grace ofgallows humour. '1 he pace rarely flags and Rae Days it (bring is a treat asan innocent bystander along for the “tie. Patently preposterous but persuasively packaged. lidinburgh; ()deon I Crimes of Passion t is I 1 Ken Rtissell. US. 198-1) Kathleen 'l tiriiet . Anthony

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