i’from the two young leads achieve moments of real power in this sure-footed adaptation of Jean Cocteau. Iidinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Escalier C(15) (Jean-Charles’I‘achella. France. 1985) Robin Renucci. Jean-Pierre Bacri. Catherine Leprince. 101 mins. Renucci plays Lafont. a malicious. egocentric and womanizing art critic. who moves into a new apartment block and finds his fellow residents have a transforming effect on his character and lifestyle. Soft-centered character study. hampered by the rather stereotyped nature of much of the characterisation. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Film Society.
I Les Fleurs Sauvages (PG) (Jean-Pierre Lefebvre. Canada. 1981 ) Lengthy family drama taking in three generations ofa Quebec household and examining how their narrative connects with the wider historical issues of a society in moral turmoil. Director Lefebvre‘s films are notable for the wonders he works on a miniseule budget and this one is no different. Glasgow: GI’I‘.
I Flight Of The Navigator ( PG) ( Randal Kleiser. US. 1986) Joey Cramer. Veronica Cartwright. Cliff De Young. 89 mins. A young boy who has been in contact with aliens finds himself the subject ofscientific enquiry before being enlisted by some more extra-terrestrials to help them repair their damaged craft. Watchable Disney effort in the 1127‘. stakes. Strathclyde: WMR Film Centre.
I Ghostbusters (Ivan Reitman. US. 1984) Bill Murray. Sigourney Weaver. Dan Aykroyd. 105 mins. Three wacky unemployed parapsychologists pursue a little private enterprise as exterminators in spook-infested Noo Yawk. Wildly over-rated comedy. Strathclyde: Cannon. Odeon Ayr.
I Le Grand Chemin (15)(Jean-Loup Hubert. France. 1987) Anemone. Richard Bohringer. Antoine Hubert. 107 mins. Nine year-old Parisien Louis is dumped on
while his mother goes into hospital to have another baby. and during his summer in
the country is instructed by a village
tomboy in the ways of the adult world. Memorable evocation ofchildhood confusions over birth. sex and death. Edinburgh: I’ilmhouse.
I Handsworth Songs ( 15 ) (John Akomfrah. UK. 1988) 58mins. Independently-made documentary collage offering different perspectives and testimonies on the riots of 1985 from both the black and the Asian communities who find themselves on the receiving end of inner city decay. See also Open List. Glasgow: (EFT. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I HerAlibi (PG) ‘1} (Bruce Beresford. US. 1988) Tom Selleck. Paulina Porizkova. William Daniels. 98 mins. Selleck plays a shy but successful detective thriller writer I Philip Blackwood who‘s been stuck for 1 inspiration since his wife left him and so goes out into the naked city in search ofa story. And he finds it in the shape ofNina (Porizkova). an enigmatic foreign beauty currently on a murder charge. but for whom the smitten Blackwood is prepared to offer an alibi by fabricating details ofa relationship between the pair. a move which is only to place his life in peril. Predictable writer/detective shcnnanigans. but Selleck handles it all rather painlessly. Glasgow: Cannon Clarkston Road. Cannon The Forge. Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Salon. Edinburgh: Cannon. Central: Allanpark. Caledonian. Regal. Strathclyde: AMC Clydebank 1t). Kelburne. WMR Film Centre.
I Iron Eagle II (PG) (SidneyJ. Furie. US. 1988) Louis (iossett Jr. Mark l Iumphrey. Stuart Margolin. 98 mins. (iung-hoantics as US Air Force pilot (iossett and his young charge Humphrey are assigned on a highly classified mission. Arriving at a secluded Israeli airbase. they soon discover that they are to join up with a squad of Russian flyers to knock out a
Anemone's turbulent Breton household I
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nuclear missile site on foreign territory hostile to both the superpowers. though perhaps their greatest challenge isto break down the mutual mistrust that exists between them.
Rather unnecessary sequel to a pretty flat original. but at least the politics are not as xenophobic as we have come to expect from the likes of Sylvester Stallone. Strathclyde: WMR Film Centre.
I lronweed ( 15) (Hector Babenco. US. 1987)Jack Nicholson. Meryl Streep. Carroll Baker. 143 mins. Drunken hobo Nicholson returns to a hometown and family he had abandoned twenty years previously following the death of his infant son. Intirnations of his own mortality and the need to make peace with the ghostsof his past have driven him back.
Remarkably engrossing examination of blighted lives and the underside ofthe American dream known as failure set during the dying days of the inter-War depression. lixcellent performances all round. moody carnerawork and composition; a potentially dour drama of dereliction has been transformed intoan American classic. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Film Society.
I The January Man ( 15) (Pat ()‘Connor. US. 1988) Kevin Kline. Susan Sarandon. Harvey Keitel. Rod Steiger. 96 mins. New York. a serial killer has murdered eleven women in eleven months. and special investigator Kcitel is forced to bring his estranged brother Kline. an eccentric sleuth. in on the case. Yet. the move opens old romantic wounds for Sarandon. formerly Kline's girlfriend but whowent on to marry his older brother instead. Complex and ambitious attempt by screenwriter John Patrick Shanley
( Mormstruck . Five ( omens) to blend complex relationships. political corruption and a blackly comic psycho. Unfortunately. it really doesn‘t come off at all. (ilasgow: Cannon The Forge. Cannon Sauchiehall Street.. Edinburgh: Cannon. Strathclyde: AMC (ledebank 10.
I Jean de Floretfe (PG) (Claude Berri. France. 1986) Gerard Depardieu. Yves Montand. Daniel Auteuil. 121 mins. Provence. during the 1920s. Depardieu’s indomitable hunchbaclr struggles against impossible odds to make a success ofhis inherited farmland unaware that his apparently friendly neighbours are secretly planning to drive him from his land.
Beautifully photographed with flawless performances. this is a towering tribute to the highest aspirations of traditional French storytelling. A recent BAFTA winner as film of the year. Edinburgh: Edinburgh Film Guild. I Les Jeux interdits ( PU) (Rene Clement. France. 1952) Brigitte Fossey. Georges Poujouly. Amedee. 102 mins. 194(l.as refugees flee from the Nazis. an orphaned young girl and the small son of the peasant family who take her in. together build a cemetery for animals. Direct and moving exploration of the effects of war on children which benefits immeasurably from completely natural performances from the two kids. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I Lady And The Tramp ( L‘ ) (Hamilton Luske. CS. 1955) With the voices of Peggy Lee and Bill Thompson. 75 mins. Disney's first animated feature in cinemascope has mongrel Tramp helping pedigree pooch Lady out of a sticky situation and fallingin lurve along the way. Richly drawn with hummable tunes and endearing characterisations. this is the classic Disney mix as before. Lovely spaghetti-eating I sequence. (ilasgow: Cannon Clarkston Road. Central: Cannon. Strathclyde: AMC Clydebank llt. ()deon Hamilton.
I The Lair 0f Tile White Worm ( 18 i ( Ken Russell. CK. 1988) Amanda Donohoe. Hugh (irant. Catherine ()xenberg. Peter Capaldi. 93 mins. The Peak District. and the legend of the monstrous D'Ampton Worm turns out to perhaps be more than that when Lady Sylvia Marsh ( Donohoe) turns out to be none other than the w hite
worm's immortal snake-priestess. her need for plentiful supplies of virgin blood explaining a spate ofdisaapearanees in the area. Mad Ken Russell appears to have set out to make a piece of schlock. and here he more than succeeds. although the feverish sexuality of the dream sequences come across much better than his lacklustre attempts at tension. Glasgow: Cannon Sauchiehall Street.
I Last Tango in Paris ( 18)(Bernardo Bertolucci. France/Italy. 1973) Marlon Brando. Maria Schneider. 130 mins. A young Parisienne meets a middle-aged man with whom she develops an increasingly violent and purely sexual relationship. One of the key films ofits decade. Bertolucci‘s powerful drama is a meditation on the expression and communication of personal identity through intense sexual contact. Glasgow: GFT.
I The Last Wagon (PG) (Dclmcr Davcs. US. 1956) Richard Widmark. Felicia Farr. Tommy Rettig. 99 mins. Edinburgh Film Guild‘s season of wide-screen westerns kicks off with this rather lugubrious effort. in which a half-breed on the run joinsa wagon train. Edinburgh: Edinburgh Film Guild.
I Lenny ( 18) (Bob Fosse. US. 1974) Dustin Hoffman. Valerie Perrinc.Jan Miner. 112 mins. Powerfulbiopie following hip comic Lenny Bruce‘s relentless tussles with the Sixties establishment over the alleged obscenity of his seatological humour. Hoffman is brilliant in the title role. and the stark monochrome photography is genuinely arresting. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Film Society.
I A Love Bewitched (15) (Carlos Saura. Spain. 1985) Antonio Gades. Christian Hoyos. Laura Del Sol. 98 mins. Two gipsy children are pledged in marriage. but they grow up to fall in love elsewhere. with predictably dire consequences. Third of the Saura-Gades Spanish dance trilogy is probably for fans only. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I The Magic Christian (Joseph McGrath. UK. 1970) Peter Sellers. Ringo Starr. John (fleese. Roman Polanski. 93 mins. Ragbag of black humour adapted by Terry Southern from his novel has Sellers and Ringo as the world's richest man and his sidekick together proving how folk will do just about anything for money. Sicko finale has punters diving into a vat of blood and manure to retrieve banknotes. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Film Society.
I Manon des Sources (PG) (Claude Berri. France/Italy. 1986) Yves Montand. Daniel Auteuil. Emmanuelle Beart. 114 mins. Ten years after the demise ochan de Florette. the Soubeyrans now run a prosperous carnation farm. However. Jean‘s daughter has now grown into an alluring young woman and. through the twists of unpredictable fate. is able to wreak her revenge.
The production values are as high as ever and Auteuil assumes Depardieu's mantle as the human soul of this episode in his tragi-comic development from glaikit idiot to broken-hearted suitor. A stirring achievement. Edinburgh: Edinburgh Film Guild.
I Manhattan ( 15) (woody- Allen. US. 1979) Woody Allen. Diane Keaton. Mariel Hemingway. 96 mins. Woody wanders through the female jungle ofNew York in search of a perfect soulmate after the demise of his marriage. Sublime comic delight with a soulful (iershwin score. Edinburgh: Cameo
I The Man With One Red Shoe ( 15 ) (Stan Dragoti. US. 1985) Tom Hanks. Dabney Coleman. Carrie Fisher. 93 mins. Early Hanks effort sees him starring as an innocent man wrongly targeted by the CIA for elimination. lt's misfiring stuff though. and one presumes that ourTom‘s stature and hair-colouring necessitated the title change from the original French