FILM INDEX continued
Trainspotting (18) (Danny Boyle. UK. 1995) Ewan McGregor. Ewen Bremner. Robert Carlyle. Jonny Lee Miller. 93 mins. John Hodge‘s screenplay perfectly captures the desperate humour of Irvine Welsh's novel. keeping the episodic structure of junkie scenes for the first half. before concentrating more on Renton in London in the later stages. Fast and stylish direction. creative soundtrack and acting that's off- the-rails excellent. A cinematic blast which also shows a complex — and true — understanding of the lure and fatal consequences of drug-taking. Glasgow: Odeon. Trees Lounge ( 15) (Steve Buscemi. US. 1996) Steve Buscemi. Chloe Sevigny. Anthony LaPaina. 95 mins. Prolific US indie actor Buscemi comes tip trumps in front of and behind the camera in this carefully detailed. character-driven movie that‘s more Cassavettes than Tarantino. It's to Buscemi‘s credit as actor. writer and director that he encourages such sympathy for his barlly loser. whose self-pitying journey through (low) life is funny and unsentimentalflhe greatest. most phenomenal. small. unassuming film you're likely to see all year. Kirkcaldy: Adam Smith. Twelfth Night (U) (Trevor Nunn. UK. 1996) Imogen Stubbs. Helena Bonham Carter. Nigel Hawthorne. 135 mins. There's a dark cloud hanging over the happy ending in this splendid Shakespeare adaptation by ex-RSC top man Nunn.1he farcical action brought about by the cross-dressing plot never loses sight of the pain at its core. and the joke on Malvolio (Hawthorne) has a cniel edge. Performances are excellent. with Ben Kingsley an inspired choice. bringing weight to the role of the fool Feste. Edinburgh: Cameo. Twin Town ( 18) (Kevin Allen. UK. 1996) Rhys lfans. Llyr Iivans. Dougray Scott. 99 mins. The quaint Imr The Engine image of Wales is seriously derailed by Allen‘s anarchic comedy. When their father is refused compensation for a work accident. the badly behaved Lewis twins start an escalation of violence that blows open 21 drugs deal and leads. ultimately. to mass murder. This darkening plot structure pulls the film away from its farcical early scenes into a brilliant combination of bizarre comedy. nasty brutality and poetic justice. See feature and review. General release. Vesna Goes Fast ( 18) (Carlo Mazzacurati. Italy. 1996) Tereza Kajickova. Antonio Albanese. Silvio Orlando. 92 mins. Here Mazzacurati filters the strained relationship between Italians and Eastern liuropean immigrants through the eyes of one of the ‘aliens'. a young Czech woman drawn into prostitution. It‘s interesting that she's not driven by political persecution at home. but by dreams of Western wealth at any cost. Part of the Italian Film Festival. Glasgow: GI’I'. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. The Way You Want Me (18) (Carmine Amoroso. Italy. 1996) Enrico l.o Verso. Vincent Cassel. Monica Bellucci. 92 mins. By chance. two schoolfriends meet again - but now Desideria is a transvestite hooker
and Pasquale also finds himself being drawn into the world of night-time queenery. Described as a cross between Roman Holiday. Fellini's Nights Of ammo and The Adventures Of Priscilla. this comic romp around the Eternal City co-stars Vincent Cassell from La Hallie. Part of the Italian Film Festival. Glasgow: GFT. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
Welcome To The Dollhouse (15) (Todd Solondz. US. 1995) Heather Matarazzo. Brendan Sexton Jr. Matthew Faber. 87 mins. Heather Matarazzo delivers an unforgettable performance as Dawn Wiener — a lonely. softly-spoken child subjected to constant abuse at school and virtually ignored at home. This Sundance Grand Jury Prizewinner presents the world of high school as far closer to the bone than the usual sanitised version. probing an inner world of frusuation and anger with scathing humour and understanding. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. Kirkcaldy: Adam Smith. Stirling: MacRobert.
White Man's Burden (15) (Desmond Nakano. US. 1996) John Travolta. Harry Belafonte. Kelly Lynch. 96 mins. Travolta plays a family man who loses his job. then steps over the line when he abducts his boss — all in a world where those in power are black and the unemployed underclass are white. Illustrated with satirical humour. the class and race reversals are so exaggerated that immediate discomfort are diffused; but the details that combine to build a picture of an alternative society are more subtle. A disturbing. powerful and consciousness- raising film that pulls itself above its standard plot structure. Glasgow: UCI Clydebank.
Withnai1&| (15) (Bruce Robinson. UK. 1987) Paul McGann. Richard E. Grant. Richard Griffiths. 107 mins. Two out-of- work actors surviving 1969 London giro squalor take a break in a picturesque Lake District cottage. where one of them suffers the attentions of the ageing homosexual owner. Entertaining and enduring British comedy proves it‘s the bleaker end-of—the- decade elements that have lasted best. Edinburgh: Cameo.
The Witches (PG) (Nicholas Roeg. US. 1990) Anjelica Huston. Mai Zetterling. Rowan Atkinson. 92 mins. Nine year-old Luke is warned by his Norwegian granny about the everpresent threat posed by witches. which isn‘t much help because within the next half hour he stumbles on their annual convention in a small English hotel and gets himselfchanged into a mouse. A pleasing adaption of Roald Dahl‘s children's story has director Roeg (in unusually straightforward manner) creating a superior kids movie that has you rooting for the mice all the way. Glasgow: Virgin. Your Beating Heart ( 15) (Francois Dupeyron. France. 1991) Dominique Faysse. Thierry Fortineau. 100 mins. Four- and-a-half years since it last came to Scotland for the 1992 French Film Festival. this emotional drama finally receives a tiny release. An antique dealer‘s wife who lives on a houseboat on the Seine begins an affair with a man who follows her one day into a cafe. But will it be a one night stand? Glasgow: GFT.
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Film Listings are listed by city. then alphabetically by cinema. Film Listings compiled by Helen Monaghan and Miriam Duffield.
ABC, MUIREND: GLASGOW
380 Clarkston Road. Muirend. 0141 633 2123.
Info: 0141 637 2641. £2.80 (£2 before 5pm Mon—Fri). Student: £2.20 (Mon-Thurs). Child/GAP: £2.
FRIDAY 18—THURSDAY 24
The SainttlZ) Daily: 5.45. 8.35. Sat mat: 12.15.
Sat & Sun mat: 3.05. The Empire Strikes Back (U) Daily: 5.40. 8.30. Sat mat: noon.
Sat & Sun mat: 2.50. Metro(18)
Daily: 5.35. 8.25. Sat mat: 3.00. Matilda (PG)
Sat mat: 12.35.
Sun mat: 3.10.
FRIDAY ZS—THURSDAY 1
Programme likely to be similar to the previous week. Phone ()141 637 2641 for details and times.
New film due to open on Fri 25 Apr: The Return Of The Jedi (U)
ABC FILM CENTRE: GLASGOW
326 Sauchiehall Street. ()141 332 1592. Info: ()141 332 9513. (‘C‘ booking: ()141 332 1592. Bar. £4 (£3 before 5pm). Student: £3 (Mon—Thurs). ()AI’: £3. Child: £2.50.
FRIDAY 18—THURSDAY 24
The Saint (12)
Daily: 1.30. 5.30. 8.20. The Empire Strikes Back (U) Daily: 1.45. 5.30. 8.20. Sat: 11.45. 2.35. 5.25. 8.20. Metrotlxi
Daily: 1.15. 5.30. 8.20. Romeo And Juliet (12) Daily: 1.30. 5.30. 8.20. Dante's Peak ( 12)
Daily: 1.15. 3.35. 6.00. The Near Room ( 18)
FRIDAY ZS—THURSDAY 1
Programme likely to be similar to the previous week. Phone 0141 332 9513 for details and times.
New film due to open on Fri 25 Apr:
The Return Of The Jedi (U)
GLASGOW FILM THEATRE '
12 Rose Street. 0141 332 8128. Cafe/bar. All performances bookable. [1)]. [E]. Matinees £3.25 (concs £2). Evenings £4.25 (concs £3 except Sat evening). All double bills — evening prices apply.
FRIDAY 18 APR
1. Everyone Says 1 Love You ( 12) 2.00. 4.15. 6.30. 8.45.
2. Three Lives And Only One Death ( 18) 3.00.
Living It Up ( 15) 6.30.
The Way You Want Mei 18) 8.30.
SATURDAY 19 APR
1. Into The West (PG) 2.00.
Everyone Says 1 Love You ( 12) 4.15. 6.30. 8.45.
2. Be Damned The Day I Met You ( 15) + Enough Of You ( 15) 1.30.
Hotel Fear ( 15) 600.
Three Lives And Only One Death ( 18) 8.15.
SUNDAY 20 APR 1 1. TheWayYouWant Memo 3.45.
FIRST RUN Twin Town Revenge pranks take a more deadly turn down in Wales as the anarchic Lewis twins run riot in Kevin Allen’s fast, foul-mouthed tragi-comedy. See feature and review. General release. Fever Pitch Nick Hornby’s book expands to become a funny and perceptive take on male football obsession. General release.
The Near Room The underbelly of Glasgow is opened up to reveal a disturbing world of corruption and prostitution in this stylish crime thriller. General release.
A Self-Made Hero Matthieu Kassovitz, director of La Hallie stars as a fibbing Frenchman who convinces the world he’s a hero of the Resistance. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
The Pe0ple vs Larry Flynt Courtney Love excels in a rollicking defence of free speech as presented in the life story of pornography publisher Larry Flynt. General release.
Romeo And Juliet Baz Luhrmann rediscovers the passion at the heart of Shakespeare’s tragedy, and turns it into a sexy storm of a movie. General release.
Return Of The Jedi The polished up, 'special edition’ Star Wars trilogy reaches its final instalment as Luke and the gang take on the Empire. General release.
Italian Film Festival A strong line-up of recent Italian cinema includes a short retrospective celebrating the work of the late Marcello Mastroianni. See preview. Glasgow: GFT. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
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Mad About Iris Blond ( 15)+1’:\ sun. 2. Everyone Says I Love You ( 12) .1. 15. (1,31). 3.45.
lleNDAY 21 APR
1. Everyone Says 1 Love You ( 121 2.00. 4.15. 6.30. 3.45.
2. Hotel Fear ( l5i 3,1)(1.
Somewhere In The City +Shorts ( 15) 5.45.
Honeymoon Trips ( 15) 3.15.
TUESDAY 22 APR
1. L’unaeL’Altrail5) 3.15. Not). Jealously Italian Style ( 15) 5.45.
2. Everyone Says I Love You ( 13) 2.00. 4.15. 6,30. 8.45.