in American history as a black and white fight between the good and the bad guys. Fascinating viewing with hindsight. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. Happy Together t )5) (Wong Kar-Wai. Hong Kong. I997) Leslie Cheung. Tony Leung. Chang Chen. 96 mins. 'l‘wo gay guys from Hong Kong try to make a fresh start iii Buenos Aires and disrupt their routine of breaking up and getting back together again. Narrativer simpler than Wong's previous movies. Hap/Iv 'III‘g’t’I/It’l‘ features a colourful collage of amazing cinematography. Edinburgh: Lumiere. Hardware (I8) (Richard Stanley. L'S. I990) Dylan McDermott. Stacey Travis. John Lynch. 95 mins. When Mo (McDermott) takes a broken robot home as a present for his girlfriend Jill (Travis). he little suspects that it will rebuild itself from their electrical appliances and declare war on humanity. Stanley's debut is a massively Over-the-iop. plagiarisiic fantasy of machine versus man. Part of the Dead By Dawn horror weekender. Edinburgh: I:lIlth)t)tI\C.
Henry Fool ( I8) (Hal Hartley. CS. I998) 'I'honias Jay Ryan. .Iaines L'rbaitiak. Parker Posey. I37 mins. Intellectual vagabond Henry I-‘ool drifts into a small American town and shakes tip the monotonous lives of a bickering family. mOsi notably of shy garbageman Simon Grim. who metamorphosis into a celebrated writer. l-"aIkirk: I-TH.
Hilary And Jackie t l5) iAnand 'I‘uckei'. L'K. I998) Emily Watson. Rachel (ii‘if'liths. David Mori'isscy. (33 mins. 'I'Ius biopic ofJacqueline du Pre. who died from multiple sclerosis in I987. has incensed the classical music world. However. based on the book :I (it'iiiiiv III The Family by the cellist's sister Hilary and brother Piers. it tells a complex. honest and moving story. Glasgow: (il-‘I'. Edinburgh: Cameo. Dominion.
Holy Man (PG) (Stephen Herek. L‘S. I998) Eddie Murphy. Jeff Goldblum. Kelly Preston.
I l-I mins. Murphy plays (i. a guru who shakes tip the. er . . . shopping television world. Religion and commerce might be prime material for biting satire. btit Murphy's follow -up to Dr DuliII/e doesn't bite. Glasgow: Showcase. Edinburgh: ABC Multiplex. I‘aIkii‘k: ABC. Kirkcaldy: ABC. In My Father's House tl-‘aiima Jebli ()uazzani. Netherlands. I997) ()7 mins. Against the backdrop of a traditional Moroccan wedding. Oua/zani unconventional documentary
interw eay es the stories of her relations with her father. her mother's suicide and her grandmother's unhappy union. Supported by the short animated film. Rt’Pt’Il/lrtll ('mii/iii/iioii. Part of the Human Rights Watch International Film ITSIIHII. Edinburgh: Cameo.
Into Nicaragua ( Brian (‘rumlistr L'K. I987) 90 mins. Documentary about Scots volunteers Paul Lavein who went on to write ('tii'lti'v Song) and Kate Hughes in Nicaragua under the Sandinistan rule. All proceeds go to the Nicaraguan Woman's Sell Help Group. Part of the Human Rights Watch International I-ilin I‘t'sllVQII. Edinburgh: Cameo.
Jack Frost (PG) t'l'roy Miller. L‘S. I998) Michael Keaton. Kelly Preston. Mark Addy. It): mins. Negligent husband and father Jack Frost chooses to go on a road trip with his band rather than a holiday w ith his family and is killed in a car accident. However. he gets a chance to begin afresh when he is reincarnated as. erm . . . a snow man. jtlt'lx l-‘i'mr has a simple. puerile charm that eight-year-olds will entoy. General release. The Lady Vanishes (If I (Alfred Hitchcock. L'K. I938) Margaret Lockwood. Michael Redgrave. Margaret Rutherford. 9(1 mins. Pie-war intrigue. comedy and espionage about a transcontinental express train in one of Hitchcock’s finest early films. Edinburgh: Lumiere.
The Land Girls ( I 3 ) (David Leland. CK. I998) Anna Eriel. Rachel Weisz. Catherine McCormack. I l l mins. Against this dramatic backdrop the human story it describes proves curiously affecting. Three contrasting young women tom the Land Army. only to find themselves knee-deep in rustic accents and bad weather on a remote Dorset farm. Edinburgh: ()deon. Ayr: ()deon. KiImai‘nock: ()deon. Lawrence 0f Arabia (PG) (David Lean. L'K. I963) Peter O'Toole. Alec Guinness. Jack Hawkins. ()mar Sharif. 233 mins. Lean‘s mammoth desert epic. restored to its director's original cut .()"l'oole's debut as the enigmatic adventurer still impresses. but apart from the inaiesiic action sequences. it's the disturbing sense of clinical and cold-blooded violence that today seems especially striking. Part of the Canieo‘s Siltli birthday celebrations. Edinburgh: Cameo. i Leila (Dariuin Mehijtui. li'aii. I997) l() mitts. A husband and wife are happily married until Leila
discovers that she cannOt bear children in Mehrjui's drama about the stranglehold Of social conventions. Part of the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival. Edinburgh: Cameo. Life Is Beautiful La Vita E Bella (PG) (Roberto Benigni. Italy. I998) Roberto Benigni. Nicoletta Braschi. 116 mins. A comedy about the Holocaust? Surely not. Well. that‘s what Italian writer-director-star Benigni has done in fashioning a poignant comic fable about the resilience ofthe human spirit and the power of the imagination. A humane and moving film. Glasgow: GFT. Odeon Quay. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. UCI.
Little Orphan Vampires ( )8) (Jean Rollin. France. I995) 90 mins. This haunting. lyrical film follows the two young girls of the title on their murderous nocturnal activities. where they encounter other creatures of the night: the She- Wolf. the Ghoul. the Queen of Midnight. A true auteur of the horror genre and now into this sixtieth year. Rollin makes a personal appearance and will be in conversation with List editor Alan Morrison. Part of the Dead By Dawn horror weekender. Edinburgh: l-‘ilmhouse.
Little Voice ( l 5) (Mark Herman. L'K. I998) Jane Horrocks. Brenda Blethyn. Michael Caine. 97 mins. The sensational Horrocks recreates her acclaimed performance in Jim Cartwright's I992 hit play as a repressed Northern girl who reveals a remarkable gift for impersonating great pop divas. General release. . Live Flesh ( I 8) (Pedro Alniodovar. Spain. I997) Javier Bardem. Liberto Rabal. l-‘rancesca Neu. l(X) mins. Based on a Ruth Rendell story. Almodovar’s most rounded attempt to enter the mainstream follows the fate of a w heelchair- bound policeman. the young man responsible for the bullet that put him there. and his wife. with whom the recently released convict is in love. Edinburgh: Eilmhouse (Iiilm Guild).
Lizard In A Woman's Skin ( I8) (Lucio Fulci. I-"rance/Ifaly/Spain. I97I ) Florida Bolkan. Anita Strindberg. Stanley Baker. IOS tiiiits. Spectacularly imaginative and gruesome dream sequences (executed by sfx expert Carlo Rambaldi under the direction of genre maestro Eulci) underpin this crime-horror yarn in which a woman‘s fantasies about murdering her neighbour come true. Part of the Dead By Dawn horror weekender. Edinburgh: l-‘ilmhouse.
Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels ( )8) (Guy Ritchie. L'K. I997) Nick Moran. Jason Statham. Vinnie Jones. l()7 mins. A cocky young bunch of ‘entrepreneurs' set tip a card game with East End London criminal Hatchet Harry. Of course. things don't work out in their favour and they find themselves owing the gangster plenty of dosh. Edinburgh: Cameo. ()deon Quay.
Long Twilight ( I8) (Attila Janusch. Hungary. I997) 70 mins. Awai'd-winniiig film based on a Shirley Jackson short story. In a new twist on an urban myth. a woman hitches a lift with a truck driver after she is forced of a bits in the middle of the night. Suppored by Guillermo del 'I‘oro's (Cruiim. Mimic) short film. Gemiieii'iu. Part of the Dead By Dawn horror weekender. Edinburgh: I‘ilmhouse.
Lotte In Weimar ( | 5) (Egon Gi'iniher. Germany. I976) Lilli Palmer. III) mins. Complex adaptation of Thomas Mann's novel in which Palmer plays Goethe‘s lover Charlotte who returns to Weimar after four decades to be reunited with the author. Glasgow: GET. Madeline (L‘i (Daisy Von Sclierter. L'S. I998) Frances MCDOI‘llliIlItI. Nigel Hawthorne. Hatty Jones. 89 mins. Madeline is a hybrid of the ‘adorable' pre-tcen childrens' heroine. As intelligent as Matilda. she's also as precocious as Pippi Longstocking and. like Annie. she‘s an orphan. Well-intentioned btit desperately dull. General release.
The Mask Of Zorro (PG) (Martin Campbell. L‘S. I998) Antonio Batideras. Catherine Zeta Jones. Anthony Hopkins. I37 mins. As a piece ofold- school matinee hokum. 'I'lie Musk ()me-m flashes its blade with the best of them. btit it's also clever enough to draw in a new audience by plundering every manifestation of the action- adventure formula. Selected release.
Melvin Van Peebles' Classified x (Mai-k Daniels. France/CS. I997) 52 mins. The writer. director. star and producer of the seminal American indie movie. Sit-wt Street/nick 's Batu/assist Sung gives his views on art alternative history of cinema. one rife with misrepresentations of black culture and character. Supported by the short film. Pril'tlfluftl. Part of the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival. Edinburgh: Cameo.
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