(Hungary). The Manolo Affair (Spain/USA). and Sidsre Onrgan (Denmark). Fri 24. 3pm.
Fm: Pegs 54 mins. A programme of very eccentric visions. including ﬁve of Stefan Mockel's short Super-8 ﬁlms. Fri 24. 4.30pm. FFVF: Environment 1 - The lay Of The Land 75 mins. A look at our relationship with landscape. including Ewan Bush's hypnotically disturbing Priest Island. Fri 24, 5.45pm.
FFVF: Fantasy 0r Reality? 77 mins. Childhood. dreams and magic. Fantasy. reality and the indeﬁnable moment that they meet. Six irrraginative pieces. including Luke Watson‘s El Hombre De La Luna. Fri 24. 7.30pm.
FFVF: Family 69 mins. Not-so-traditional looks at the traditional subject of family. Fri 24. 9.15pm.
FFVF: Sexuality 1 - Claiming Territory 75 mins. A programme that deals less with personal issues of identity and gender. and more with the idea of sexuality as a landscape to be explored. Fri 24. Ilprn.
FFVF: Retrospective Screening Some of the best ﬁlms from the last ten years of the event. including last year's Special Jury Prize winner. Sadie Benning's Ir Wasn't Love. Sat 25. lpm. FFVF: Persistent Visions 65 mins. A critical examination of ﬁlrrr. television and the media. Sat 25. 2.45pm.
FFVF: Environment 2 - Time To Stop 75 nrins. A political and critical take on our influence on the environment. Sat 25. 4.15pm.
FFVF: Optical Unconscious 51 mins. Surreal explorations of obsession and fantasy. alongside extemalisations of the way our unconscious affects our perceptions. Sat 25. 6pm.
FFVF: Road 74 mins. A trip around the world using ‘road' as a metaphor for mental. emotional and physical joumeys. including Nomads. the new short video by SWOUII director Tom Kalin. Sat 25. 7.30pm.
FFVF: Trash! 60mins. A special treat for lovers of kitsch and the trash aesthetic. Sat 25. 9.15pm. FFVF: Sexuality 2 - Body Language 81 mins. Films and videos which tackle issues raised in response to personal and collective conventions of ‘male‘ and ‘female'. Sat 25. llprn.
FFVF: National 1.0. 75 mins. A strong questioning of our sense of national identity and history in the 90s from an international group of ﬁlmmakers. Sun 26. 1.30pm.
FFVF: This Is The Modern World 70 mins. Powerful and thought-provoking ﬁlms that look at the histories of war and conﬂict. Sun 26. 3.15pm.
FFVF: Worldwide Animation 71 mins. A selection of weird and wonderful. low and high budget contemporary animation from around the world. Sun 26. 5pm.
FFVF: Made In Britain 60 mins. A critical look at the issue of national and cultural identity within Britain by UK-based ﬁlmmakers. Sun 26. 6.45pm.
FFVF: Best Of The Fest Audience favourites. plus the shortlist for the FFVF Awards. The Awards Ceremony follows the screening. Sun 26. 8.15pm.
I Grease (PG) (Randal Kleiser. US. 1978) John Travolta. Stockard Channing. Olivia Newton John. 110 rrrins. The long-running broadway show arrives on screen dripping with Fifties‘ nostalgia. cheery tunes. a high camp value and the winsome chanrrs of the plastic Newton-John and the toothy Travolta. A nice collection of old timers enhance the cast. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner? (PG) (Stanley Kramer. US. 1967) Spencer Tracy. Katherine Hepburn. Sidney Poitier. 112 mins. Liberal parents Tracy and Hepburn are shocked at their daughter's intention to marry a black man. The oldies are in ﬁne fonn. but the sentiments can appear a little patronising at times. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Heavenly Creatires ( l 8) (Peter Jackson. New Zealand. 1994) Melanie Lynskey. Kate Winslet. Sarah Peirse. 98 mins. In 1952. New Zealand was shocked by the murder of Honora Parker by her teenage daughter and a schoolfriend. Despite director Peter Jackson's back catalogue in slapstick gore - Braindead, Bad Taste - Heavenly Creatures does not dwell on the more lurid details of the crime. instead. it examines the imaginative fantasy worlds of the girls and the strength of their friendship in a sympathetic light. Glasgow: GFT. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer ( 18) (John McNaughton. US. 1986) Michael Rocker. Tom Towles. Tracey Arnold. 80 mins. Based loosely on the true life (and subsequently recanted) confessions of Henry Lee Lucas. McNaughton‘s exemplary ﬁlm is a harrowing account of an amoral mass murderer. Scenes of rape and mutilation transcend the usual titillation of the genre and force the audience to question the use of murder as entertainment. Simultaneoust one of the most important releases of recent years. and one recommended with caution. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Illustray Patrolman (18) (Alex Cox. Mexico. 1991) Roberto Sosa. Bruno Bichir. Zaide Silvia
Gutierrez. 104 mins. Back on British cinema screens after a long absence. Cox's latest and greatest tells of the moral dilemmas facing a highway c0p in Mexico. Car chases and shoot- outs are placed within a framework of supreme narrative clarity that also focusses on loftier ideals. Central: MacRobert.
I Homeward Bound (U) (Duwayne Dunham. US. 1993) With the voices of Michael J. Fox. Sally Field. Don Ameche. 87 mins. Disney remake of The Incredible Journey. in which two dogs and a cat cross the (‘alifomian mountains to return to their family. More than mere anthropomorphisrrr: the dratted animals have characteristics that would ptrt Ghandi to shame. Under-sixes will 10ve it. parents probably not. Glasgow: Cannon.
I The Hudsuclter Proxy (PG) (Joel Coen. US. 1994) Tim Robbins. Jennifer Jason Leigh. Paul Newman. lll rrrins. When Hudsucker Industries' boss takes a dive from an upper storey boardroom window. rnailroom boy Norville Bames (Robbins) ﬁnds himself catapulted to executive status. But pretty soon he's forgotten his roots and is becoming as heartless as his manipulative mentor. played by Paul Newman. A winning blend of 40s screwball comedy. 50s consumer quirks and satire on 80s corporate greed. the Coen brothers' latest is cinematic fantasy in its purest forrrr. Strathclyde: UCl East Kilbride.
I lit The Realm 01 The Senses At No Corritlu (l8) (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 rnilitarist Japan of 1936. a couple enclose themselves in their own 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. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I hterview With The Vampire (18) (Neil Jordan. US. 1994) Tom Cruise. Brad Pitt. Christian Slater. 122 mins. More faithful to Anne Rice's book than anyone had any right to expect. Jordan‘s blood-soaked movie never shies from the nrore gruesome aspects of varnpirism. The homo-erotic qualities of the original may be downplayed. but the morbid melancholy of 18th century New Orleans and the Grand Gtrignol set- pieces are well realised. making this the most uncompromising studio hon'or ﬁlm since The Shining. General release.
I like (18) (Pedro Almodovar. Spain. 1993) Veronique Forque. Peter CoyOte. Victoria Abril. 114 mins. A make-up artist is involved with an American writer and his photographer son; she's also avoiding the attentions of her lesbian maid. whose ex-pom star brother escapes from prison and ends up at the house. and a predatory ‘reality TV‘ reporter who takes a ghoulish delight in other people's misfortunes. It all adds up to Pedro Almodovar's tenth feature. and his blackest mix to date of sex. death and stylish kitsch. Glasgow: GFI‘.
I The Last Seduction (15) (John Dahl. US. 1993) Linda Fiorentino. Peter Berg. Bill Pullman. 110 mins. After double-crossing her husband. stealing some drugs sale cash and holing up in a small town. Grade ‘A' bitch Bridget Gregory uses her sexual charms to lure the naive Mike Swale into a plan that will free her from her troubles. No one handles polished pulp like John (Red Rock West) Dahl. and here he's got the added advantage of a deliciously nasty performance from Linda Fiorentino as a femme who‘s more fatale than most. ininburgh: Canreo. UCI. Fife: New Picture House.
I Leon (18) (Luc Besson. France. 1994) Jean Reno. Nathalie Portman. Gary Oldman. 110 mins. When his neighbour's family is wiped out by crooked cops on a bungled drugs bust. ice cool hitman Leon ﬁnds himself looking after the sole survivor — twelve-year-old Mathilde. Luc Besson's ﬁrst ﬁlm in English is. nevertheless. a French ﬁlm in tenns of style. editing and its boldness in story and theme. It's good to see that the director has ﬁnally got over the all—style-no- content obstacle. Glasgow: Odeon. Grosvenor. MGM Parkhead. Edinburgh: Odeon. UCI. Strathclyde: Odeon Ayr. UCls.
I UWIM Jack (PG) (Simon Wincer. US/Aus. 1994) Paul Hogan. Cuba Gooding Jnr. Beverly D'Angelo. 94 mins. Although he needs his reading specs. Lightning Jack Kane reckons he‘s a top bank robber and the fastest gun in the West. Detemtined to get his name in the history books. he teams up with a mute sidekick. and sets out in search of some pretty lame adventures. The rascally charm that Paul Hogan brought to Crocodile Dundee is about all there is to recommend what is undoubtedly a feeble family comedy masquerading as a western. Glasgow: Grosvenor.
I The Lion King (PG) (Roger Allers/Rob Minkoff. US. 1994) With the voices of Matthew Broderick. Jeremy Irons. Robert Guillaume. 88 mins. The ﬁrst Disney animated feature to be
based on an original story rather than a traditional folk or fairy tale. The Lion King retains all of the studios markers: impeccable animation. jolly songs. colourful characters and a strong moral guideline. Startling farrrily fare. General release.
I Man Bites Dog ( 18) (Remy Belvaux/Andre Bonzel/Benoit Poelvoorde. Belgium. 1992) Benoit Poelvoorde. Remy Belvaux. Jenny Drye. 96 mins. Somewhere in the unexplored hinterland between Henry: Portrait ofa Serial Killer and This Is Spinal Tap came three young Belgians. who spruced up their graduation ﬁlm. Ilon'iﬁcally comic mock-doc on a poetry- quoting irrass-murderer. it soon sharpens its serious edge and becomes truly shocking. A real chinodropper of a ﬁlm ifever there was one. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I The Man With The Movie Camera (U) (Dziga Vertov. USSR. 1929) 60 rrrins. Vettov's unforgettable documentary is a portrait of day- to—day Muscovite life. which not only employs every device available to the cinematographer of the time. but does so with irresistible charm. humour and intelligence. Glasg0w: GFT.
I Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (15) (Kenneth Branagh. US/UK. 1994) Robert De Niro. Kenneth Branagh. Helena Bonham Carter. 120 mins. Ambitious medical student Victor Frankenstein discovers the means of regenerating dead tissue. but so horriﬁed is he with his success that he abandons his creation — bringing a terrible revenge upon his friends and family. Keeping close to Mary Shelley's book. Branagh departs from it only to clarify and expand upon her aims. The .scope is immense. the themes deep and literate. the acting and design ﬁrst class. Strathclyde: Motherwell.
I The Mask (PG) (Charles Russell. US. 1994) Jim Carrey. Cameron Diaz. Peter Reigert. 95 mins. A timid bank clerk ﬁnds an ancient mask that allows him to fulﬁl his innemiost desires as rt suave charmer and crime-ﬁghting whirlwind. Arr amalgam of 20s. 30s and 40s decor. The Mask has a skimpy plot, but its rousing musical set-pieces and eye-popping computer-generated effects (like a live action Tex Avery cartoon) made it the surprise hit of the summer. Glasgow: Cannon. Fife: Robin's.
I Metropolis (PG) (Fritz Lang. Germany. 1926) Brigitte Helm. Alfred Abel. Gustav Frolich. 124 mins. One of the greatest ﬁlms of all time. here in its longer-length. uncolorised version. free from Giorgio Moroder's tacked-on rock soundtrack. The cityscapes remain unsurpassed. although the allegory against totalitarianism is a bit naive. Glasgow: GFT.
I Mina Tm (12) (Martine Dugowson. France. 1994) Romane Bohringer. Elsa Zylberstein. Jean-Philippe Ecoffey. 128 mins. An aspiring painter and a shallow media wannabe remain together through childhood. the romantic yeamings of adolescence. but are tested by adulthood's pressures. Bohringer and Zylberstein work wonders in the central roles. while Dugowson's revelation of buried truths will shake you to your core. Perceptive. stylish and wise. Glasgow: GFT.
I The Meters Are Amongst lls ( 15) (Wolfgang Staudte. East Germany. 1946) 86 mins. The ﬁrst ﬁlm to be made in any part of Germany after WW2 uses a mixture of dark expressionism and a direct documentary approach to tell the story of a doctor whose remorse over the War makes it impossible for him to continue working. When he meets a former ofﬁcer known to have committed atrocities in Poland. the doctor is determined justice should be done. Glasgow: GFT.
I My Beatrtitul Larmdrette (15) (Stephen Frcars. UK. 1985) Daniel Day Lewis. Roshan Seth. Gordon Warnecke. Shirley Anne Field. 97 mins. A young Asian from South London is given the chance to manage his uncle's laundrette. which he and his ex-skinhead boyfriend transform into the latest word in laundromats. Made for TV. the ﬁlm nevertheless attracted some critical acclaim. though it has proved something of a puzzle to those neither homosexual nor Asian. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I My Fair Lady (PG) (George Cukor. US. 1964) Rex Harrison. Audrey Hepburn. Stanley Holloway. Wilfred Hyde White. 175 mins. Familiar screen adaptation of Lemer and Loewe's musical slant on Pygmalion. notable for a catalogue of great tunes. Hanison's somehow endearing half-spoken singing. and Cecil Beaton‘s splendid costume designs (especially in the racecourse sequence). Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I laurel Born Klllers (18) (Oliver Stone. US. 1994) Woody Harrelson. Juliette Lewis. Robert Downey Jr. 119 mins. Stone's visual and aural assault makes for one of the most remarkable cinematic experiences in years; his attempts to marry style with content. and provide a damning expose of the media adulation of serial killers is less successful. let down by his trademark Overstatement. Violent. mesmerising. hallucinatory and bold in its use of various ﬁlm
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