IOO mins. 'l'ranslating as ‘crazy foreigner’. (fut/[o [)i'lo is the term used by a community of gypsies to describe Stephane. a young Parisian on a personal mission to Romania in search of a gypsy singer. Here he is introduced to the quirks and eiistoms of the gypsy community and gradually falls in love with their world. The simple story of a man's enriching experience of a new and unusual culture. (ilasgow: (ii-T. Edinburgh: i-‘ilmhouse.
Get Real ( l 5) (Simon Shore. UK. l9‘)9) Ben Silverstone. Charlotte Brittain. ll0 mins. Sisteen-year-old Steven who iuggles the twin pressures of home and school life in Basingstoke. while coming to terms with his homosexuality. Comparisons with l995's feelgood comedy Beirut/fill Thing are inevitable: both films are low budget British productions adapted from the stage. gay- themed and immensely popular with cinema audiences. See review. (ilasgow: ABC Film Centre. ()deon Quay. Edinburgh: UCI. l-‘ilmhouse.
La Grande Illusion (PU) (Jean Renoir. France. I937) Jean (iahm. Pierre Fresney. lirich von Stroheim. Marcel Dalio. I I7 mins. Renoir's classic prison camp escape story is more than the strong anti-war statement that won it praise at the time of its release; it is also an ironic social analysis highlighting class differentiation. (ilasgow; (ll-T.
Happiness ( IS) (Todd Solond'l. US. W98) Cynthia Stevenson. Lara l-‘lynn Boyle. Philip Seymour Hoffman. I39 mins. Three sisters. two small boys. one psychologist and a phone-harassment specialist. Out of these unlikely elements Todd Solondz has wrought pure cinematic gold. which veers from belly laughter one moment to stark pathos in another. (ilasgow: (ii-T. lidinburgh: Cameo.
Hideous Kinky ( l5) ((iillies Mackinnon. l'K. I995") Kate \‘s'inslet. Said 'laghmaoiii. Bella Riza. Carrie .\lul|an. 99 mins. Winslct's young linglislivsomaii takes her I\\() daughters to Morocco in I973. \s here she leads a carefree life tiiitil the girls demand some stability in their lives.
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Hilary And Jackie ( I5) (Anand Tucker. UK. l998) Emily Watson. Rachel Griffiths. David Morrissey. 122 mins. This biopic of Jacqueline dti Pre’. who died from multiple sclerosis in I987. has incensed the classical music world; however. it tells a complex. honest and moving story. In its exploration of the tangled skeins of sibling rivalry and love. Hilary Am/ Jackie is superb. Edinburgh: Brunton. lialkirk: Kirkcaldy: Adam Smith.
Holy Man (PG) (Stephen Herek. US. I998) Eddie Murphy. Jeff Goldbum. Kelly Preston. I I4 mins. ln Holy Mun. Murphy plays 0. a guru who shakes up the. er. . . shopping television world. Religion and commerce might be prime material for biting satire. but Murphy's follow-up to Dr Dulinle doesn't bite. Stirling: Carlton. Wishaw: Arrow.
Uri Homme Et Une Femme ( )5) (Claude Lelouch. France. 1966) Anouk Aimee. Jean- l..ouis 'l‘rintignant. Pierre Barouh. l()2 mins. Some odd camera and editing effects born otit of the Imui‘t'lle vague sit oddly with the story of an affair between a racing driver and a script girl. Hugely successful at the time. it's now best known for its 'da-da-da- da-daaa. da-da-da-da-daaa' music. Glasgow: (EFT.
The Honest Courtesan ( l 5) (Marshall Herskovitz. US. I998) Catherine McCormack. Rufus Sewell. Jacqueline Bisset. llZ mins. Desire. compromise and betrayal come together iii this I7th century Venetian true story“ of an emancipated woman ahead of her time. Pretty and undemanding entertainment. (ilasgow. (irosvenor.
Human Traffic ( IS) (Justin Keri‘igan. (’Is’. I999) John Simm. Andrew Lincoln. Danny Dyer. 95 mins. The newest. hottest movie to emerge from the British film industry plots the course of six friends over a single weekend of drug-taking. dancmg and all- round partying. This preview screening is followed by an Q&A session with the
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director. Interview and review next issue. when the film opens on liri 4 Jun. Edinburgh: Cameo.
An Ideal Husband (PG) (()liver Parker. UK. I999) Rupert Everett. Cate Blanchett. Julianne Moore. l()(l mins. When scheming Mrs Cheveley blackmails brilliant politician Sir Robert Chiltern behind his loving wife's back. loating Lord Goring comes to his friends assistance iii this fine adaptation Oscar Wilde's play. The cracking cast do
justice to the archetypal Wildean witticisms.
In Dreams I (8) (Neil .loi'dan. LS. (998) Annette Bening. Aidan Quinn. Stephen Rea. |()() mins. Dark fairytale fantasy and unsatisfying btit suspenseful psychic thriller about a New lingland mother whose dreams portend the murder of her own little girl by a serial killer. lierily photographed by Seren‘s Darius Kliondji. Edinburgh: ABC Film Centre.
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (l8) (Danny Cannon. L'S. I998) Jennifer Love Hewitt. Freddie Prinze Jr. Brandy. l()l mins. Last summer's survivors win a holiday in the Bahamas. but soon discover that someone \\ itli a fish hook is gtittiiig the hotel staff. jut/er [Nu/(l director Cannon stays dcpi'essingly close to the horror formula. (ieiieral release
Jack Frost (PU) t‘l‘roy Miller. (38. I998) Michael Keaton. Kelly Preston. Mark Addy. l()2 mins. Neglegent husband and father Jack l5rost chooses to go on a road trip with his baiid rather than a holiday with his family and is killed in a car accident. However. he gets a chance to begin afresh when he is reincarnated as. erm a snowman. Simple. puerile fuii. (ilasgow: L‘Cl Clydebaiik. \‘irgiii. lidinhtirgh; ()deon. [fast Kilbride L'Cl. Hamilton: ()deon. Kilmarnock. ()deon.
Krzysztof Kieslowski: I’m So-So . . . ( I5) (Ki‘zysztof\Viei'lliicki. Poland. l995i Portrait of the great filmmaker made shortly before his death. Kieslovvski talks candidly to camera about his career. Poland and his view of life. (ilasgms (il7l‘ lidinburgh: i‘hlllllllllll\C.
Life Is Beautiful (La Vita E Bella) (PG) (Roberto Benigni. Italy. I998) Roberto Benigni. Nicoletta Braschi. ll6 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 of the human spirit and the power of the imagination. A humane and moving ﬁlm. Edinburgh: Cameo. Lumiere. Kirkcaldy: Adam Smith. Stirling: MacRobert.
Little Voice(l5) (Mark Herman. UK. I998) Jane Horrocks. Brenda Blethyn. Michael (.‘aine. 97 mins. 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. Edinburgh: Cameo. Falkirk: Town Hall.
Live Flesh (l8) (Pedro Almodovar. Spain. I997) Javier Bardem. Liberto Rabal. Francesca Neri. IOO mins. Based on :1 Ruth Rendell story. Almodovar's most rounded attempt to enter the mainstream follows the fate of a wheelchair-bound policeman. the young man responsible for the bullet that put him there. atid his wife. with whom the recently released convict is in love. Any message waiting to be read is drowned in the brightest and deepest of cinematographic experiences. and the pleasures here are several. Edinburgh: Lumiere.
Madeline (U) (Daisy Von Scherler. US. I998) Frances McDormand. Nigel Hawthorne. Hatty Jones. 89 mins. Madeline is a hybrid of the ‘adorable' pre-teen cliildi‘ens' heroine. As intelligent as Matilda. she's also as precocious as Pippi l.ongstocking and. like Annie. she's an orphan. Well-intentioned but desperately dull. lidinburgh: Dominion. Ayr: Odeon. Kilmarnock: ()deon.
La Mamam St La Putain ( 18) (Jean ljustachc. l-‘rance. I973) 219 mins. Cannes film festival award-winning love triangle tale. A man is having an affair behind the back of his live-in lover. When she finds out. she joins in. Edinburgh: Lumiere.
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