Louison (Pinon) arrives and falls for his daughter. an underground vegetarian resistance group come to the rescue. Hilarious blend ofbizarre characters. slapstick and comic tension makes for the first true cult item of the ‘90s. Glasgow: GF'I‘. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I Distant Voices. Still lees( 15) (Terence Davies. UK. 1988) Freda Dowie. Pete Postlethwaite. Angela Walsh. Dean Williams. 85 mins. 1n the Liverpool of the late Forties and early Fifties. a working class household perseveres through domestic violence. death and marriage. A brilliantly made tribute to the Davies family's experience. and a requiem for a way of life now past. by one of the most gifted cinematicartists this country now possesses. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Diva ( 15) (Jean-Jacques Beiiieix. France. 1981) Frederic Andrei. Roland Bertin. Richard Bohringer. 117 mins. The twisted fate oftwo tapes. one an illegal reCording of an American opera star. the other exposing a crime ring. is the central strand of this daffy Gallic cult favourite. Style exudes from every sprocket hole. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I Double Impact( 18) (Sheldon 1.etiieh. t'S. 1991) Jean-Claude Van Damme. Geoffrey Lewis. Alan Scarfe. Alonna Shaw. 108 mins. ()ur favourite kick boxer is back. this time as identical twins —A one nice. one nasty »- who team up after having been separated for 25 years in order to beat the living crap out of the killer of theirparents. Highlight is a tightly edited sequence when Jean-Claude the First takes on Jcan‘Claude the Second. but even then it only amounts to a predictable whole interrupted by choreographed violence. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. ()deon. Strathclyde: La Scala. All l'CIs.

I The Double Life DlVetDnlque(15)(Krzystof Kieslowski. Poland/France. 1991 ) lrciie Jacobs. Phillppe V'olter. Alexander Bardini. llllntins. Two girls one Polish. the other French ware born at the same time on the same day arid come to discover that their fates are bound up together. An eerily fascinating and disturbing erotic dance of love and death from the director of Delta/rig (The Ten ('mnmandnients ). with an extraordinary twin performance by Cannes award-w inner Jacobs. See review. Glasgow: GET. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

-I Dteatnchlld (PU) (Gavin Miller. t'K. 1985) Coral Browne. Ian llolm. Peter Gallagltcr. 94 mins. The aged Mrs Alice Hargreaves who was the child to whom Lewis Carroll told the Alice stories is in town to receive ati Honorary Degree from Columbia University. The confrontation with a brash New World sends her back to the sunny days on the Isis of her childhood. Dennis Potter's first original cinema screenplay is a careful and evocative study of the way in which the memoriesof old age can fit together the half-understood experieiicesof youth. Browne is imperiously outstanding. Edinburgh: Royal Museum.

I Dream On ( 15) (Atnbcr Collective. t'K. 1991) Maureen Harold. Amber Styles. Anne-Maria

Gascoignc. 115 mins. Gritty and authentic depiction of what it is like to be a woman livingon an unemployment-hit housing estate in the north of England. Produced by Newcastle‘s non-profit-making Amber collective. it manages to get beyond the constraints of similar TV dramadocumentaries. Full marks to the ()deon cinemas for giving it a mainstream screening. Glasgow: ()deon. Edinburgh: ()deon.

I Edward ll ( 18) (Derek Jarman. L'K. 1991) Steven Waddington. Tilda Swinton. Andrew Ticrnan. Nigel Terry. 91) mins. Christopher Marlowe's 16th century play was a tale of illicit love. jealousy and regicidc. Jarman‘s reworking of the script makes the central thentesmore relevant to the present day. with particular emphasis on the repressed on e between I".th ard

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and his friend Gaveston. Glasgow: Grosvenor. Central: MacRobert Arts Centre. I Father ot the Btlde (PG) (Charles Shyer. US. 1991 ) Steve Martin. Diane Keaton. Kimberly Williams. Martin Short. 105 mins. Steppinginto the shoes worn by Spencer Tracy in the 1950 original. Steve Martin is nauseating as the over-protective father. unwilling to accept that his baby girl is all grown up. Slushy and barely funny. it's another step by Martin along the caring comic route of Parenthood rather than the inspired madness of his early days. General release. I Flatllners ( 18) (Joel Schumachcr. US. 199(1) Keifer Sutherland. Julia Roberts. Kevin Bacon. lllmins. Arresting adventure flick in which the bankable Ms Roberts plus Messrs Sutherland Jnr and Bacon play a band of medical students exploring the fine line between life and death. By tampering with life support machines. they‘re able to reach the moment when all the vital signs have stopped and the monitors are showing flat lines (hence the title). before being brought back by their associates. But the side-effects of the process are to prove dangerously unexpected. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Flirting ( 12) (John Duigan. Australia. 1991) Noah Taylor. Thandie Newton. Nicole Kidman. 1le mins. The second part ofwriterdirector Duigan's trilogy. which began with 1987‘s The Year My Voice Broke. relates the continuing life of Danny Embling (Taylor). now at a remote Australian boys‘ boarding school. Wonderfully evocative writing and characterisations lift this gem above other. more slushy. tales of first love. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I For The Boys ( 15) (Mark Rydell. US. 1991) Bette Midler. James Caan. George Segal. Patrick ()‘Neal. 145 mins. Part traditional showbiz biopic. part commentary on the US's changing perceptions of war. Midler and Caan’s nostalgic wallow is crammed with dance numbers and emotional highs’n'lows. Rydell's direction recaptures the panache of yesteryear‘s I—lollywood while the leads. as a entertainment duowowing the troops over four decades. act their socksoff. Glasgow: ()deon. Edinburgh: ()deon. I Frankensteln Unbound ( 18) (Roger (‘orman. US. 1991)) Michael llutchence. Raul Julia. John Hurt. Bridget Fonda. Nick Brimble. Catherine Rabett. 87 mitts. The first film in twenty years from the veteran B-movie prince of horror. based on a novel by Brain Aldiss. Sadly. despite an expert cast. an intriguing premise ( Hurt's scientist sent back from the future to confront a Gothic scenario) and some touches of grim humour. the plot is as tired and over-ripe as you might expect after so many remakes. Glasgow: Grosvenor. I Frankie and Johnny ( 15) (Garry Marshall. Us. 1991 ) Al Pacino. Michelle Pfeiffer. ilector Elizondo. Kate Nelligan. 117 mins. Despite some feminine resistance. love begins to sizzle between disillusioned waitress Frankie (Pfeiffer) and short order Cook Johnny (Pacino). Warm-hearted romance. with side orders of cliche and diner realism. from the man who brought you Pretty Woman. Glasgow: Cannon Sauchiehall Street. All l,'(‘ls. I Freddy‘s Dead: The Final nghtmate ( 18) (Rachel 'I‘alalay. US. 1991) Robert Englund. Lisa Zane. Shon Grecnblatt. Yaphet Kotto. 90 mins. Dearly beloved. we are gathered here today to mourn the passing of Freddy Kruger. child killer and dream stalker. But the man whose bladed gloves put the rip in RIP. doesn't leave us before a final(and disappointing) 3D climax Plot'.’ Be serious. A very poor epitaph indeed. Central: Regal. I GoodFelIas ( 18) (Martin Scorsese. US. 1991)) Robert De Niro. Ray Liotta. Joe Pesci. Lorraine Braco. Paul Sorviiio. 145 mins. Liotta playsllenry Hill. a real-life mafioso. with De Niro as his mentor in crime. And while the bullets. fistsand cary mg knives fly . Scorsese brings us back to that unavoidable question yes. it's glamorous and

lucrative to live this way. but can anyone really live with the consequences? Winner of BAFTA awards for best film. director and screenplay. and a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Joe Pesci. Edinburgh: Cameo. I The Handmaid's Tale (18) (Volker Schlondorff. US. 1989) Natasha Richardson. Elizabeth McGovern. Faye Dunaway. Robert Duvall. 108 mins. Despite the excellent cast and the screenplay by Harold Pinter. Schlondorff‘s adaptation of Margaret Atwood‘s anti-Utopian novel disappoints. Set in near-future America. tht plot revolves around the tribulations of fertile white women. who are forced to act as child-bearers for the ruling elite. Predictable resistance-movement adventures follow the heroine‘s capture. and the novel‘s subtlety drowns despite everyone‘s efforts. Glasgow: GFT. I Hell in the Pacific ( 12) (John Boorman. US. 1968) Lee Marvin. Toshiro Mifune. 103 mins. The intriguing premise ofa US Marine pilot and Japanese naval officer stranded together on a desert island degenerates into a series of macho stand-offs and unsatisfying allegory. Strong performances from the two leads. though. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I In The Realm Of The Senses At No Corrida ( 18) (Nagisa Oshima. Japan. 1976) Tatsuya Fuji. Eiko Matsuda. 105 mins. At last deemed fit for certification . Oshima‘s shockingly erotic film can now be publicly screened. 1n the militaristJapan of 1936. a couple enclose themselves in theirown sensual world. their passion escalating until only death can provide the next orgasm. Masterly though necessarily extremely explicit look at the power of sexual arousal. which has attracted controversy throughout the world. Glasgow: Grosvenor. I Jacob's Ladder ( 18) (Adrian Lyne. US. 1990) Tim Robbins. Elizabeth Pena. Danny Aiello. 113 mins. Vietnam vet Jacob Singer is seeing some very strange things. like nurses with demons' horns and people with faces straight out ofa Francis Bacon painting. As his grip on the reality of his present life begins to slip. he has recurring flashbacks to the night his platoon was wiped out during the war. The director of Fate/Attraction and the writer of Ghost combine to pull off one of the most terrifying. yet ultimately moving. paranoia thrillers of recent years. Edinburgh: Cameo. I JFK(15) (Oliver Stone. US. 1991) Kevin Costner. Joe Pesci. Gary Oldman. Tommy Lee Jones. 191) mins. Based on the controversial theories of New ()rleans district attorneyJim Garrison. Stone‘s epic account of what did or did not happen when President Kennedy made an untimely exit from this world makes for enthralling cinema. A fine performance by Costner is supported by one of the finest casts ever assembled before the camera. Regardless of verity of his argument. this is Stone's most powerful effort to date. General release. I Journey Of Hope ( PG) (Xavier Koliet. Switzerland. 1990) Necmettin Cobanoglu. Nur Surer. Emin Sivas. Mathias Gnadinger. l 10mins. Winner of the 1991 Best Foreign Film ()scar. this is a harrowing tale about a Turkish family who sacrifice everything to seek admission to anew. more prosperous life in Switzerland. Charting the tribulations and humiliations they endure on the journey. it gives a striking account ofthe difficulties facing all refugees and would-be immigrants. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I Jubilee ( 18) ( Derek Jarman. UK. 1978) Jenny Runacre. Little Nell. Toyah Wilcox. 104 mins. Queen Elizabeth I is transported through time to visit the decaying nation of her namesake successor as exemplified by punk London. Dated-looking now ofcourse. but amidst the determination to shock there‘s a good deal oftart black humour and a few typically lovelyJarman images. Glasgow: GF'T.

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I Jungle Fever ( l8) (Spike Lee. US. 1991) Wesley Snipes. Annabella Sciorra. John Turturro. Spike Lee. Anthony Quinn. 132 mins. Black yuppie Flipper Purify (Snipes) launches into an ill-fated affair with his Italian-American secretary (Sciorra) and adds fuel to the fire ofinter-racial tensions. Spike Lee‘s latest controversial work also includes a major subplot on drug addiction. which leaves the audience wondering if he has tackled too many ‘big‘ issues at once. Still. it‘sa stylish piece with some good performances. even if the director's message is not exactly positive. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I The Land Before Time (U) (Don Bluth. US. 1989) 86 mins. Animated feature from Disney graduate Bluth follows the fortunes of orphaned Brontosaurus Littlefoot. who loses his mum to the claws of a nasty Tyrannosaurus Rex before teaming up with a gang of similarly parentless wee dinos to undertake the hazardous journey across country to the safety of the Great Valley. Classically drawn and chockful of edifying moral lessons. this is solid entertainment perfectly tailored to the demands of its target audience of very young children. Glasgow: GF'I‘.

IThe Last Boy Scout ( 18) (Tony Scott. US. 1991) Bruce Willis. Damon Wayans. Chelsea Field. 105 mins. Ill-matched buddy duo of scuzzball private eye (Willis) and disgraced sports idol (Wayans) biff. bang and crash their way through bone-crushing violence and producer Joel Silver's trademark explosions. State-of-the-art fluff. which works like a good dirty joke shameful but kind of fun. General release.

I The Last Temptatlon Dl Chrlxt ( 18) (Martin Scorsese. US. 1988) Willem Dafoe. Harvey Keitel. Barbara Hershey. Harry Dean Stanton. 163 mins. Controversial though hardly blasphemous adaptation of the Nikos Kazantzakis novel has Christ tempted on the cross by the possibility of living out his life as an ordinary man. which allows him to realise the full significance of his divinity. Straightforward though rather overlong treatment ofthe ministry with Dafoe a rather conventional-ltmking Christ. The rather reverent tone lacks the edge of the director‘s earlier work on the mean streets of New York. Strathclyde: Motherwell Theatre.

I Letlllm Have it ( 15) (Peter Medak. UK. 1991) Chris Eccleston. Paul Reynolds. Tom Courtenay. Eileen Atkins. 98 mins. Timely release for big-screen version ofthe Bentley case. In 1952. Bentley. who had a mental age ofeleven. was executed for his part in the murder of a policeman. who was actually shot by Chris Craig. a sixteen-year-old and therefore too young to hang. Medak again proves that. as in The Krays. he has an eye for period detail. but the film‘s lasting effect is as a sober indictment of the miscarriage of justice. Glasgow: Grosvenor.

I The Little Dang (U) (Michel Devillc. France. 1982) 91 mins. A group of children stowaway on a cross-channel ferry and go exploring the countryside and villages of nothern France. But not everyone they come across is just what they seem. An unusual children‘s film. told without dialogue. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Locked Up Time ( 15) (Sibylle Schonemann. Germany. 199(l)9(lmins. Award-winning documentary which follows the investigations of filmmaker Schonemann into her arrest by the Stasi in 1984 and subsequent deportation to the West. While painting a revealing picture of both Germanies before and after the Wall came down. it succeeds more as a personal quest for truth. Schonemann will be present at this screening. Glasgow: GET.

I Ma Null Chez Maud (PG) (Eric Rohmer. France. 1969) Jean-Louis Trintignant. Francoise Fabian. Marie-Christine Barrault. 113 mins. The third in Rohmer's series of comedies etprot-erbes was the first to bring him to widespread international

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