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A film by David Lynch, winner of the Palme D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
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MILOU IN MAY
France, 1989) Michel Piccoli, Miou-Miou, Michel Duchaussoy, Harriet Walter, Dominique Blanc. 108 mins. When grandmother dies on her rambling estate in the South of France, it’s left to her son Milou (Piccoli) to assemble the family lorthe will: although he’d rather be exposing his hirsuteness to the Midi sun, catching crayfish in his own novel fashion, and generally making like an all-round earth spirit. The lamin arrive, ripe for a bout of bickering: fussy journalist brother Georges (Duchaussoy) and his English wife (Walter), Milou‘s snooty Parisian daughter (Miou-Miou) and his niece Claire (Blanc). As the in-fighting gets underway, alarums and excursions are heard in the distance; for this is May 1968, and sedition is in the air, as even the local undertaker downs tools for the impending revolution. Terrorised by visions of bloodthirsty communards stringing them up and laying waste the estate, the family ups sticks and takes to the bills for a night of embarrassment and discomfort.
There must be a good comedy to be made about the plight of the bewildered bourgeoisie in 1968, but this is not it. Malle uses the political background and all the potent resonances it still has in France to make some very obvious farcical points about hypocrisy, paranoia and other
middle-class mores. The film aims for the bite of ‘Bof’ and similar late-60s social tirades, but ends up like a cross between Brian Rix and Bunuel (whose collaborator Jean-Claude Carriere co-wrote the screenplay with Malle), with settings by Renoir pere - a pretty sure box-office cert here, then, as it has been in France. The performances are impeccable— Piccoli charmingly grizzly as the satyr-like old reprobate, Miou-Miou uncharacteristically frosty in period Balmain drag, and Harriet Walter doing an enjoyably eccentric turn as a King’s Road thespienne in her element in Piaf d'Orterritory. But the sexual satire — as the assembled company dabble in the chic new libertinism— is way off kilter: embittered lesbian Claire chains her nubile lover to the bedpost overnight and scowls balefully as the latter flies into the arms of a poetic young male revolutionary, but she herself is just waiting to rip her bra off for a bemused truck driver who happens to be passing through. It's the queasiest note in a film that tilts at the bourgeoisie by using the most bourgeois form of all - the well-made dinner party romp. If your idea of the perfect French film is ‘Sunday in the Country’ with bottoms. then this is probably the one you’ve been waiting for. (Jonathan Romney)
From Fri 7. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
visual panorama of the art and ideas of ancient Greece that further expands the director's interest in animated filmmaking with a definite intellectual content expressed through formal innovation. Glasgow: Tramway.
I Recent Women's Animation ( 15) Varied survey of the latest short animated pieces by women filmmakers. screening as part of the HERTAKE women‘s international film festival. ranges from the bawdy comedy of Joanna Quinn's Girls Night Out and Alison Snowdcn's Second (lass Mail to the more serious treatment ofsexual abuse in Karen Watson's Daddy '3 Little Bit ()fI)resden China. and most points between. Glasgow: GFT.
I Rosalie Goes Shopping ( 15) (Percy Aldon. France. 1989) Marieanne Sagebrecht. Brad Davis. Judge Reinhold. 94 mins. Third and apparently final film in the Percy Aldon/Marianne Sagebrecht series which also boasts Sugarhahy and Bagdud Cafe. has the hefty hairs'frau offon a credit card spree as she tries to cope with the temptations of the States' consumer
paradise. In the same spirit she gets herselfa computer and backs into a local bank to clear her debts. This may be your last chance to catch the celebrated team in action. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Roxanne (PG) (Fred Schcpisi. US. 1987) Steve Martin. Daryl l lannah. Shelley Duvall. 107 mins. Witty. tender and charming reworking of ( 'yruno (le Bergerac which deploys a range ofcomcdy techniques as fire chief Martin ofthe enormous proboscis copes with life and lovcstruck romance. Glasgow: Grosvenor.
I Rumble Fish ( 18) (Francis Ford Coppola. US. 1983) Mickey Rourke. Dennis Hopper. Matt Dillon. 94 mins. Electrifying expressionist visuals grace this rites of passage parable about the need to forge one‘s own identity and the alienation it can bring. Intense and stylish. Glasgow: GF'T. '
I She's Out Of Control ( 12) (Stan Dragoti. US. 1990) Tony Danza. Amy Dolenz. Wallace Shawn. 97 mins. With a little help from her pop‘s girlfriend speccy
Californian 15 year-old Dolenzovernight becomes a nubile nymphet. much tudad Danza‘s consternation. Asadmiration from the local male teenfolk starts queuing round the block. the old man seeks the help of populist self-help shrink Shawn and mounts an increasingly incompetent surveillance campaign. Despite a few lines that would make the most stalwart People's Friend subscriber squirm with embarassment. this is a fairly enjoyable if predictable moralitv comedy for undcmanding youngsters. Glasgow: ' Odeon. ('entral: Cannon.
I Spaced Invaders (PG) (Patrick Read Johnson. L'S. 199(1) Douglas Barr. Roval Dano. Ariana Richards. 90 mins. ()n the 5(lth anniversary of Orson Welles' original War ()f The ll'orlds radio broadcast agang ofcuddly aliens land on liarth tobegin their quest for world domination from the unlikely base of Big Bean. Illinois. ()nlv the intervention ofSheriff Barrand ' curmudgeonly farmer Royal Dano can save the planet from Lieutenant Blazncc (a fashionable ‘Jack Nicholson in space' it says here) and his pumpkin-headed mob ofcxtratcrrcstrials. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. Edinburgh: LICI. Strathclyde: ()deon Ayr. [3C1 Clydcbank. LICI liast Kilbride. WMR Film Centre.
I Sfakeout ( 15) (John Badham. US. 1987) Richard Dreyfuss. Emilio Estevez. Madeleine Stowe. Aidan Quinn. 100 mins. Dreyfuss and Estcvez are unconventional cops who stake out the ex-girlfricnd ofescapcd convict Quinn. but romance strikes and the routine assignment becomes more than just ajob. Bland. formulaic cop stuff with moral dilemmas. well mounted action highlights and a comic dog. A performance of hard-working charisma from Dreyfuss saves it. Glasgow: Grosvenor.
I Three Women In Love Der I’lzi/u.mp/i( 18) (Rudolph 'I‘home. W. Germany. 1989) Johannes 1 lerschmann. Adriana Altaras. Frederike llerrschmann. 84 mins. To celebrate the publication of his book on llcraclitus. an ascetic young philosopher goes to buy himself a new suit and manages to attract the attention ofthree shop girls who persuade him to move in with them. Male fantasy territory maybe. but Thome’s lightness of touch in this tale of faux naivete assures that it passesoff with much good-humoured irony. Iidinburgh: l-‘ilmhouse.
I Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! ( 18) (Pedro Almodovar. Spain. 199(1) Antonio Banderas. Victoria Abril. Francisco Rabal. 101 mins. lt's women on the verge of expoloitation time as Almodovar reveals his most provacative confection to date with a bare outline that reads more like mere sexist trash: male loony Banderas kidnaps porno queen Abri1.tics her to the bed. pumps her full ofdrugs and. lo. they fall in love. Look beyond the sordid details however and the film creates its own moral logic based on mutual need between two very damaged characters. 1n the end. Almodovar manages to wring momentsof real emotional resonance out of the most unpromising material. so we should give him a little credit even ifsome doubts remain. Glasgow: Grosvenor. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Total Recall ( 18) (Paul Verhoeven. [38. 199()) Arnold Schwarzenegger. Sharon Stone. Michael lronside. 109 mins. ln Verhoeven’s hugely expensive rollercoaster ofviolence Arnie plays an ordinary construction worker whose trip to vacational fantasy implant service Rekall Incorporated is to pitch him into an unpredictable netherworld ofmurderous assassins and fcmmes fatales before unleashing the full truth about his nightmares of life on Mars. The crazy Dutchman‘s Martian chronicle. teeming with sicko incident. is powered along by burstsofgee-ain‘t-this-fun-brutality but scores points for the playful ingenuity of the plotting. and Arnie looks like he‘s enjoying himself. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. Odeon. Salon. Edinburgh: Odcon,
34'1‘he List 31 August — 13 September 1990