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I Solo Sunny ( 15) (Konrad Wolf. E. Germany. 1979) Renate Krossner. 103 mins. Sunny is a fiercely independent aspiring pop singer. finding that there‘sa price to pay for gleefully ignoring the conventions. for although she enjoys the freedom of her sexuality she‘s also looking
in the Eighties renaissance ofGDR cinema. this idiosyncratic film insists that socialist culture must find a place forthe most marginal ofcharcters. Producer Dieter Wolfwill be present at the screening to discuss the film and talk about the GDR film industry. Glasgow: (il’l‘.
I Stop Making Sense (PG) (Jonathan Demme. US. 1984) Talking 1 leads. 88 mins. Dynamic concert movie with David Byrne and Co's arresting live show brought to the screen intact byJonathan Dcmme‘s ﬂuid camerawork. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge.
I They Live ( 18) (John Carpenter. US. 1988) Roddy Piper. Keith David. Meg Foster. 94 mins. Returning to his B-movie roots. the latest Carpenter is a spritely sci-fi satire with a decidedly Fifties feel. As recession grips America and the divide widens between rich and poor. drifter Frank (Roddy Piper) discovers that the unscrupulous yuppies controlling the economy are in fact aliens. and they‘re using subliminal advertising to keep the mass of the populace docile. Although the serious and rather political premise beautifully set up by the first halfofthe film needs more of a follow-through. the knockabout action that follows in the latter sections is well handled in itself. Strathclyde: WMR Film Centre.
I Three Fugitives ( 15) (Francis Veber. US. 1989) Nick Nolte. Martin Short. Sarah Rowland Doroff. 96 mins. Yet another chucklefest with the word ‘Three‘ in the title. this time following the fortunesof
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ex-con Nolte. inept bank robber Short and cutsey 5 year-old Doroff as they escape from the authorities who are somehow convinced that the the three have pulled a heist together. So it's two men and a poppet really. This time the people at Touchstone have actually brought the French director over to remake the French film in Hollywood as opposed to simply redoing it themselves. The result is some eyecatching slapstick (albeit sub-'I'ati) and of course sentimentality in abundance. Needless to say the pounds and pennies will roll in and reasonably entertaining though it may be. this is a particularly cynical act of commerce. (ilasgow: Cannon The Forge. ()deon. Salon. Edinburgh: ()deon. Central: Caledonian. Strathclyde: Cannon. Kelburne. ()deon Ayr. ()deon Hamilton. L'Cl Clydebank l1). WMR Film Centre.
I Time Bandits ( PG) (Terry (iilliam. CS. 1981) Ralph Richardson. David Rappaport. Sean Connery. John ('leese. lan llolm. 116 mins. A young boy is escorted through time and space by a band of dwarves. meeting legendary heros along the way before a final confrontation between good and evil. Imaginitive comic fantasy on a modest budget. but a seriesof witty guest spots and (iilliam‘s richly detailed screen style win the day. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I The Unbearable Lightness of Being ( 18) (Philip Kaufman. CS. 1987) Daniel Day-Lewis. Juliette Binochc. Lena ()lin. 167 mins. Ambitious adaptation ofMilan Kundera's elliptical. complex novel about a womanising Czech brain surgeon who falls in love for the first time with a doe-like beauty from a small spa town. Abandoning his freewheeling former existence. he faces commitment and togetherness at the time of the Prague Spring and Russian invasion of 1968. A dawdling and rather austere narrative is given some spice and interest by an
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overwhelming eroticism. a beautifully judged evocation of Prague and gorgeous photography. otherwise vastly overlong and uninvolving. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Vldeodrome (18) (David Cronenberg. Canada. 1983) James Woods. Debbie Harry. 88 mins. Woods is a programmer fora pirate cable station who becomes intrigued and then obsessed with a bizarre untraceable channel that triggers hallucinogenic fantasies in this initially intriguing but ultimately unsatisfactory film with eye-popping special effects. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I WithnailAnd I (15) (Bruce Robinson. UK. 1987) Paul McGann. Richard E. Grant. Richard Griffiths. 107 mins. 1969. Two out of work actors surviving through London giro squalor take a break in a picturesque Lake District cottage. where one of them suffers the attentions ofthe ageing homosexual owner. Reasonably entertaining British comedy with a tendency to rely on the all-too-easy targets ofdrug-taking and gay stereotyping for much ofits humour. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Women On The Verge OtANervous Breakdown ( 15) (Pedro Almodovar. Spain. 1988) Carmen Maura. Antonio Banderas. Julieta Serrano. 98 mins. When Pepa (Maura)'s illicit affair with an older man is abruptly terminated. she sets out for revenge. but is distracted by a succession of deranged friends seeking her calming influence. A splendidly funny and bizarre character comedy from the maker of[.aw Of Desire. with some superbly off-the-wall acting and a plot that pays ironic but affectionate homage to the classic Hollywood comedies of the 1950s. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Working Girl(15) (Mike Nichols. US. 1988) Melanie Griffith. Harrison Ford. Sigourney Weaver. Joan Cusack. 114 mins. Bitchy boss (Weaver) teaches her secretary (Griffith) the art of
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self-confidence so much so that when the exec gets laid up the working girl takes her place. tackles the financial world head-on and romances Harrison Ford into the bargain. Supremer entertaining escapist fluff that takes the old Frank Capra routine and gives it a contemporary sheen. The cast have a tremendous time notably Miss Griffith. who even gets away with lines like ‘l‘ve got a head for business and a bod for sin'. Glasgow: Cannon Clarkston Road. Central: MacRobert Arts Centre.
I The Year My Voice Broke ( 15) (John Duigan. Australia. 1987) Noah Taylor. Loene Carmen. Ben Mendelsohn. 105 mins. Small town boy in 1962 New South Wales grows up to understand his soulless environment through typical teenage disillusionment. But Duigan‘s great strength here is the dark. unpredictable irony which offsets the clichés inherent in adolescence movies. Glasgow: OFT.
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