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Falher(John Power. Australia. 1990) (i.3()pm. A family's peace is shattered when the gentle emigre grandfather is accused of being a Nazi war criminal. Although the film takes the same path as .llusi'e Box. it is distinguished by Max von Sydow's touching central performance. I CAME01 Toto Les Heros (Jaco Van l)ormael. France Belgium (iermany.1991)b.45pm. Convinced that he was swapped at birth with his next-door neighbour. young Thomas constructs a dream life where he becomes a secret agent. Then. in his twilight years. Thomas again tries to retrieve his life. I FILMHOUSE 2 Double Indemnity(BiIIy Wilder. US. 1944) 7.15pm. Wilder's excellent melodramatic film noir has l’red McMurray and Barbara Stanwyck as the murderous Couple poised to battle with insurance claims investigator Iidw ard Ci. Robinson. I CAMEO 3 The Sacrament ( l lugo Klaus. Belgium. 199(1) 8.30pm. Set in the Sfls.l\'1aus’sixth feature centres on a tormented young homosexual and his involvement at an annual family reunion lunch.
Young Soul Rebels ( lsaae Julien. 13K.
1991 )8.-lSpm. Silver Jubilee celebrations cause young soul-mates Chris and Caz to question their place in the predominantly white image of a once-great nation.
Loy altics and friendships are tested. however. when one of their friends is murdered. See feature.
Julia Has Two Lovers (Bashar Shhib.
ITS Canada. 199(1) 9pm. Julia hasan extended and steamy phonecall from a man who appears to have dialled the wrong number and. when they meet.their relationship quickly becomes sexual. Throughout this. she has to deal with her long-time relationship with Jack.
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Waiting (Jackie McKimmie. Australia. 1990) 9pm. A surrogate mother awaits the delivery of her child in an isolated farmhouse. surrounded by various hangers-on. including a radical filmmaker w ho is using the event as the climax ofa film criticising doctors' attitudes to
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Schoolmates (Carlo Verdoni. Italy". 1988)
9.15pm. 'l‘hirtysomething class reunion.
Italian style. A strange cross-section of the country 's society is treated with a healthy
T dose of irony and humour.
MeetThe Feebles ( Peter Jackson. New Zealand. 199(1) 1 l . 15pm. The director
w ho brought you low -budget.cu|t splatterfest Bad Taste finds new lows in
i this adult puppet fantasy. llcidc the Hippo is the spurned lover. vowing not to sit idly by as Bletch the Walrus gets engaged to
Samantha the Siamese cat.
BAFTA Scotland/Scotsman Celebrity Lecture ll..‘~t)am. Lindsay Anderson. directoroflf
. and () Lucky .flait talks on The
Irritivhnevv of British ( ‘iiiema.
From UFA to Kaba 12.30pm. A
retrospective of animated advertising films by (iermany‘s Kaskeline Film l’roduklion.
Angel Square (Anne Wheeler. Canada. 1990) 2pm. Inspired by the actions ofhis comic-book heroes. young'l'ommy and his friends decide to investigate an attack on
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his best friend‘s father.
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Eyes of the World 2. 15pm. Harris of Darkness follows the making of Coppola's Apocalypse Now. as seen through the camera of his wife Eleanor and only recently structured by Fax Bahr and (ieorge llickenlooper. Dealing with a tropical typhoon and star Martin Sheen‘s heart attack were only two of theobstacles Coppola had to overcome as the problems snowballed.
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Young Filmmaker of the Year Programme 8 2.30pm. Three films by students at York Liniversity in Canada. . I CAMEO 1 ' The Brother From Another Planet (John 1 Sayles. L'S. 198-1) 4.30pm. The ‘stranger from outer space‘ formula is given a contemporary urban twist as an intergalactic slave escapes to Harlem. only to wage war on heroin dealers.
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Kasarmu Ce (Saddik Balewa. UK. 1991) 4.30pm. A valuable mineral deposit is found on peasant land. but before the true owners can profit. [and war ensues with a l wealthy local businessman who attempts to buy it all.
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Goodbye Boys (Michael Kalik. USSR. 196-4) 6.30pm. This long-lost film by politically suppressed director Kalik follows the lives of three young men waiting to be called up for service on the eve of the Second World War. By juxtaposing newsreel footage and the carefree days ofthe boys. Kalik buildsa striking picture of the threat ofwar.
I cmsor 5 Poison (Todd Haynes. CS. 1991 ) (v.45pm. l Haynes” debut feature has gathered as j
much critical approval as it has condemnation from the American moralist lobby. The three stories - Hero. Horror and Homo —- are loosely intertwined. See preview.
The Medium (Gian-Carlo .‘vlenotti. Italy. 1951 ) 7pm. Menotti‘s film of hisown opera centres on a fake medium who becomes obsessive after a seancc. ()ne of the most successful integrations of music and film. with Thomas Schippers conducting the Rome Symphony Orchestra. See preview.
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LostWeekendiliitly Wilder. CS. I945) 7.15pm. Ray Milland is in()scar-winning form as a failed novelist on a marathon drinking spree. Possibly the first cinematic treatment of alcoholism. the film is alsoan . important social commentary.
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Love-Moi ( .‘vlarcel Simard. Canada. 1991) 8.30pm. (iritty and violent. Simard's ' fictionalised account of real-life teenage rapists. thieves and prostitutes is
1 8.45pm. Liza Minelli. Shelley Wintersand
lCAMEOt ? Stepping Out ( Lewis (iilbcrt. t's‘. 199))
‘ Jtilie Walters star in this dance comedy 1
from the director of Shirley l'aleiirine. The relationships the three form help them to
better understand themselves.
Europa(l.arsvon Trier. l Denmark l-‘rance (iermany Sweden.
1991 )9pm. Stunnineg v isual treatment of the story of a young American falling in
love in post-war (iermany . front a director
who is a self-confessed ‘simple masturbatorofthesilverscreen'.
i Paris Troul(Stephen (iy'llcnhaal. CS.
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1991 )9pm. Dennis l lopper is in his usual nasty form as a racist money -lender who always gets his payment back. Based on
Peter Dexter's Natiortal Book Award-winning novel. (iyllenhaal‘s film captures its evil truth with an uncannily cool hand.
Blame It On Paradise ( Francesco Null. ltaly. 1985)9.15pm. A soft-spoken ex-convict leaves prison and returns to his old neighbourhood only to find that it has become a haven for S6; .‘vl-loving punks. He then goes on the trail of his missing wife and his adopted son.
My Lovely Monster ( Michel Bergmann. Germany. 1991) 11.15pm. l’ublisherof legendary ‘60s horror mag l-‘amoiis Monsters of Film/and . Forrest J. Ackermann. contributes to this(ierinan spoofof low-budget horror films.
Hamburg: German Animation Capital 12.30pm. A survey ofshort animated films. programmed by the Hamburg l’ilm Buro. including 199i) Oscar winner Balance.
School forVandals (Colin FlITlTUW. L'K. 1986) 2pm. A pools‘ win enables a teaching couple to buy an old school in a seaside town which they plan to run along modern. experimental lines. When financial backing fails to appear. their unruly children stage a kidnap in order to raise money.
Eyes of the World 2.15pm. "lhe ll’ri’iing in IheSamI by the Amber Collective isait innovative evocation of the English seaside. while A Small Piece of(;ermaiiy is based around the Berlin Wall and local inhabitantsofthe city.
Young Filmmaker of the Year Programme 9 2.30pm Six films. three from the University of Bristol. three from '/.elig Filmschool in Italy .
Budapest Tales ( lstvan Sv abo. l lungary. 197b) 4.3llpm. This broad panoramic vision of post-war l lungary centreson a group who rescue a derailed tram from the baiiks of the Danube and decide to push it back to the city.
Tales of Hoffman ( Michael l’ow ell limeric l’ressburger. CK. 1951)ti.3l)piii'1‘liis wonderful v ersion of ( )ffenbach's operetta has the poet Hoffman recounting the tales of three old loves in a tavern — aspcctaclc danced and sung to perfection.
Death in Brunswick (John Ruaiv e. Atrstralia. 1991 ) b.3(lpm. Sam l)('(l(l( ‘alni Neill stars as an ageing innocent w ho has just fallen in love and into bed vv ith the barmaid at the nightclub w here he is chef. But this leads him to a seedy world of drugs and murder.
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Oeadly(fisben Storm. Airstralia. 1991) (v.3(lpm. Newspaper reports on the high death rate of Aborigines while in police custody give a serious edge to this fast-paced cop thriller from Down linder. I CAMEO 2
Life Is Sweet ( Mike Leigh. l'ts'. 199(ll7pnt. Leigh's unique filmmaking process throw s tip this slice ofeveryday life and friction within the fartiin . Notable. amongst other things. for Jane llorrocks' absurd accent. I FILMHOUSE 2
To Catch a Thief ( Alfred Hitchcock. CS. 1955) 7. 15pm. Cary (irant is a reformed jewel thief w ho finds himself prime suspect w hen a spate of robberiestake place in his l-‘rench neighbourhood. A wonderfully lightweight romp. also starring the beautiful (irace Kelly.
The Quarrel ( lili Cohen. Canada. 1991) 8.3(1pm. \‘irtually a duologue. the story tells of a Jewish w ritei' who recognisesa l man he meets in the Montreal of 19-18 asa I friend he belicv ed had died in the
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Holocaust. But no sooner are they
reunited than they begin their interrupted . quarrel.
I CAME01 One Full Moon ( L‘ndat Emlyn. CK. 1991) 5 7pm Beautifully photographed Welsh l locations are a backdrop to this disturbing I yet ly rical . evocation of a small village haunted by a troubled past
The Adjuster ( Atom ligoyan.Canada.
1991 )9pm. Hard-to-define film about a group of people. including an insurance adjuster and a butterfly collector. w ho are ; sure of their acts. if not exactly their
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Diably, Diany ( l)orota ls'cd/ier/avv ska. Poland. 1991))9pm. Only the local children do not feel guilty hostility towards a group ofgypsies w ho decide to camp in the neighbourhood. Kedzierzawska‘s social commentary is set in Poland during the late bits.
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Welcome to the Gori's House (Alessandro Benvenuti. ltaly. 199(1) 9. 15pm. This Capra-sty le comedy from one of the least know it of the author-comics is particularly notable for reuniting many of the old I cabaret group which w as the starting point of the movement.
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Post Office McLaren Programme 4 12.3UPm. A selection of new short films by British animators.
The Emperor‘s Nightingale (Jii'i Trnka. Czechoslovakia. 19-18) 2pm. l‘ine animated puppetry moulded to the musical form of \‘aclav 'l'rojan‘sscorc. which is played by the Czech Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. and based on 1 fans Christian Anderson's famous fairytale.
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Eyes of the World 2. 15pm. These three films by acclaimed Washington-based documentarist Charles ( itiggenheim reveal his special talent for evoking the historic moment.
Young Filmmaker of the Year Programme to 2.3l )pm. [ﬂight films trom as far afield as Cairo. Valencia CSA. and Berlin.
Matewan (.lohn Say les. CS. 198b)4.15pm. Say lcs‘ acclaimed film is set during the Political paranoia of America's first Red Scare. when employers shamelessly exploited workers and discredited labour organisers. The situation erupted at a West Virginian mine. to become known as . the site of the Matevy an massacre.
The Grass Arena ((iillies .‘vlacKinnon. CK. 1991 )4.45pm. l)ow n and out winoJohn llealy replaces his addiction for alcohol with an addiction for chess. only to find him battling for social recognition in the stately homes where the championships are played. See preview. I CAMEO 3
The AdiuslerfAtom ligoyan. Canada. 1991 )b._‘vtlpm. Defying definition.
ligov an‘s latest feature concerns a group of people which includes everyone from an insurance adjuster to a butterfly collector.
Ta Dona (Adama Drabo, Mali. 1991) b.45pm. Leaving his village south ofthe