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Gods And Monsters( I 5) (Bill Condon. UK/US. I998) Ian McKellen. Brendan Fraser. Lynn Redgrave. HS mins. Moving.

of English-born filmmaker James Whale. director of the l93l Frankenstein. In I957. while in retirement in Hollywood Whale

with his handsome gardener. East Kilbride: Arts Centre.

Going Home (Omar Al-Qattan. I996) 50 mins. The story of Mahor Derek Cooper. an eyewitness to the mess left when the British government abandoned Palestine in I947. leaving Arabs and Jews to fight over

an Israeli/Palestinian film season. Edinburgh: Fruitmarket Gallery. GoodFeIlas (I8) (Martin Scorsese. US. I990) Robert De Niro. Ray Liotta. Joe Pesci. Lorraine Braco. Paul Sorvino. I45 mins. Liotta plays Henry Hill. a real~life ntafios'o. with De Niro as his mentor in crime. And while the bullets. fists and carving knives fly. Scorsese brings us back to that unavoidable question - yes. it's

can anyone really live with the consequences? Edinburgh: Cameo. Good Or Bad. Black 0r White (Amit Goren. I995) 82 mins. Goren‘s film follows Ukranian immigrant Peter as he arrives at a deserted military base. the first home for immigrants to Israel from the former Soviet Union. Part of Descriptions OfA Struggle. an Israeli/Palesti nian film season. Edinburgh: Fruitmarket Gallery. The Govemess (l5) (Sandra Goldbacher. UK. I998) Minnie Driver. Tom Wilkinson. Jonathan Rhys-Meyers. I I4 mins. Driver excels in this period film as the charismatic Rosina. a Jewish proto-feminist who moves from her London life to Presbyterian Scotland. where she passes herself off as a Gentile governess for a dysfunctional family. Edinburgh: Lumiere. Happiness (I8) (Todd Solondz. US. I998) Cynthia Stevenson. Lara Flynn Boyle. _ Philip Seymour Hoffman. I39 mins. Three ’2.v‘.i,sisters. two small boys. one psychologist ‘iand a phone-harassment specialist. Out of 1- these unlikely elements Todd Solondz has 3‘; wrought pure cinematic gold. which veers " from belly laughter one moment to stark pathos in another. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. Happy Birthday Mr. Mograbi (Avi

both the 50th anniversary of Israel and his .‘own birthday. following the jubilee :{oelebrations and charting his own middle fiage crisis. Part of Descriptions Of A fjijtruggIe. an Israeli/Palestinian film season. . "Edinburgh: Fruitmarket Gallery.

Hideous Kinky( l8) (Gillies Mackinnon. UK. I998) Kate Winslet. Said Tagmaouhi. .98 mins. From the battlefields of France in Regeneration to the Morocco of the I970s. .Mackinnon adapts Esther Freud‘s novel about a young woman who leaves London a d a failed relationship behind and takes firm with her kids for sunnier climes. peace. love and happiness. Edinburgh: Cameo.

@3998) Emily Watson. Rachel Griffiths.

avid Morrissey. I22 mins. This biopic of

at cqueline du Pné. who died from multiple

’- _ lerosis in I987. has incensed the classical

usic world: however. it tells a complex.

onest and moving story. Edinburgh: Cameo.

{A House In Jerusalem (Amos Gitai. I998) 90 mins. Follow-up to Gitai's film. Bail. which looks at the problems experienced by Israelis occupying a part of Jerusalem at the expense of its former inhabitants. Part of Descriptions Of A Struggle. an Israeli/Palestinian film season. Edinburgh: Fruitmarket Gallery.

Human Traffic (18) (Justin Kerrigan. UK/lreland. I999) John Simm. Lorraine Pilkington. Danny Dyer. 95 mins. One of that rare breed a good movie about contemporary dance culture. Set in Cardiff. although it could be anywhere. the film follows a gang of friends over a non-stop weekend of boozing. mobile phonecalls and drug-inpsired clubbing. Edinburgh: Cameo. UCI. Paisley: Showcase.

The Idiots (I8) (Lars von Trier.

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lovingly crafted film following the last days

strikes up a tentative. homoerotic friendship

territory. Part of Descriptions Of A Struggle.

glamorous and lucrative to live this way. but

Mograbi. I999) 77 mins. Mograbi celebrates

RHilary And Jackie (l5) (Anand Tucker. UK.


ISweden. I999) Bodil Jorgensen. Jens Albinus. I I4 mins. In Lars von Trier‘s follow up to Breaking The Waves. a bunch of ‘idiots' run a little bit amok in their village. get thrown out of tea-rooms. make whoopee at the swimming baths and disrupt board meetings. Appreciation naturally conquers enjoyment but The Idiots- is a challenge well worth taking up. Glasgow: GFT. Edinburgh: Cameo.

Introduction To The End Of An Argument (Elia Suleiman/Jayce Salloum. I992) 45 mins. Criticism of representations of the Middle East. Arab Culture and palestinian people as produced by the West. Part of Descriptions Of A Struggle. an Israeli/Palestinian film season. Edinburgh: Fruitmarket Gallery.

It Happened At The World's Fair (U) (Norman Taurog. US. I962) Elvis Presley. I962. The King is on the prowl for lurve at the I962 World‘s Fair in Seattle in the attempt to reach the family film market. Famous song: One Broken Heart For Sale. Edinburgh: Lumiere.

Jack Frost (PG) (Troy Miller. US. I998) Michael Keaton. Kelly Preston. Mark Addy. l02 mins. Neglegent husband and father Jack Frost chooses to go on a road trip with his band 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. Glasgow: Virgin. Edinburgh: Odeon. Ayr: Odeon. Kilmarnock: Odeon. Junk Mail (l5) (Pal Sletaune. Norway. I997) Robert Skjaestad. Andrine Saether. Per Egil Aske. 8l mins. When grimy postie Roy stops deaf dry cleaning woman. Li ne. from killing herself. he ends up embroiled in crime. A stylishly grungy delight. with Oslo painted as a city washed in a constant. sickly-coloured drizzle. peopled almost exclusively by pasty-faced malcontents. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

The King And I (U) (Richard Rich. US. I999) Ian Richardson. Miranda Richardson. Martin Vidnovic. 87 mins. Animated version of the true story of Anna Leonowens and her experiences as a teacher for the royal family in l9th Century Siam. Cracking songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein and. being animated. the facility for more active roles to be taken by talking elephants. sentimental chimps and proud panthers. It‘s a cracking ride. General release.

Last Night (15) (Don McKellar. Canada. I999) Don McKellar. Sandra Oh. David Cronenberg. 94 mins. There are six hours left until the world ends in a film with emphasis on real people experiencing real emotions. As their anger. grief. wonder or frustration works its way towards a resolution. each character fulfils his or her

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dream in an agai nst-the-clock scenario. Glasgow: GFT. Edinburgh: Cameo.

Life Is Beautiful (La Vita E Bella) (PG) (Roberto Benigni. Italy. I998) Roberto Benigni. Nicoletta Braschi. ll6 mins, A comedy about the Holocaust? Stirer 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.

Little Voice( l5) (Mark Herman. UK. I998) Jane Horrocks. Brenda Blethyn. Michael Caine. 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. Little Voice's astonishing talent is discovered and exploited by her brassy. man-hungry mother’s latest lover. failed talent agent Ray Say. Motherwell: Moviehouse.

Lock. Stock And Two Smoking Barrels(l8) (Guy Ritchie. UK. I997) Nick Moran. Jason Statham. Vinnie Jones. I07 mins. A cocky young bunch of ‘entrepreneurs' set up 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. Witty homage to the British crime thrillers of the l960s. Glasgow: GF'T. Edinburgh: Cameo.

The Lost Son (l8) (Chris Menges. UK. I999) Daniel Auteuil . Nastassja Kinski. Catrin Canidge. I02 mins. In his first English-speaking role. Auteuil plays former French cop Lombard. now making his living as a low grade private eye in London. Recruited to find a missing person. the case evolves into something far more unexpected. plunging him into a dangerous underworld of vice and paedophilia. ' Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

Ma'aloul Celebrates Its Destruction (Michel theifi. I984) 30 mins. Documentary about the annual celebrations at the sight ofa Palestinian village. destroyed in I948 by the Israeli army. Part of Descriptions Of A Struggle. an Israeli/Palestinian film season. Edinburgh: Fruitmarket Gallery.

Made In Hong Kong (tbc) (Fruit Chan. Hong Kong. I999) Sam Lee. I08 mins. Chan's audacious debut is a brazen retort to the ‘everything’s fine' official line on the ex- colony's future: eschewing glitzy metropolitan locations in favour of claustrophobic out-of-town housing estates with their teenage suicides. organised crime rings and dysfunctional families. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

Madeline (U) (Daisy Von Scherler. US.

I998) Frances McDormand. Nigel Hawthorne. Hatty Jones. 89 mins. Madeline is a hybrid of the ‘adorable‘ pre-teen childrens' heroine. As intelligent as Matilda. she's also as precocious as Pippi Longstocking and. like Annie. she's an orphan. Well-intentioned but desperately dull. Ayr: Odeon. Motherwell: Moviehouse. The Magnificent Ambersons (PG) (Orson Welles. US. I942) Joseph Cotton. Dolores Costello. Agnes Moorehead. 88 mins. The decline and fall of an American family told when Welles was at the peak of his cinematic power. Even studio tinkering can't lessen its impact. as the director takes an ambivalent view on how American life was changed by the industrial age. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

Makom, Avoda (Nurith Aviv. I998) 8| mins. This film deals with the problems experienced by the Thai workers brought in to replace Palestinians as well as looking at the roots of the problem. Part of Descriptions OfA Struggle. an Israeli/Palestinian film season.

The Match (I5) Max Beesley. Laura Fraser. Richard E. Grant. 96 mins. Set in a Highland village idyll called lnverdoune. this uninspired tale concerns salvation seeker Wullie Smith and an annual footy match between local teams from Benny‘s Bar and be Bistro. Flaws. cliches and gaping hole drag The March down and hamstring any potential for plausibility. See review.

The Matrix (I5) (The Wachowski Brothers. US. I999) Keanu Reeves. Carrie-Anne Moss. Lawrence Fishbume. I39 mins. Computer genius Neo is one of the few people who doesn't believe his eyes. in a world run by a super computer. so it's up to him and a couple more cyber commandoes to save the world. Superb comic book fun with groundbreaking sfx. General release. Maya Stoneface (PG) (Lars Berg. Norway. I996) 85 mins. A I0-year-old girl who discovers her beloved father has a dark secret. Don't worry. this is a family film in the best possible taste. Supported by the short film. The Cinema Ticket ( l5 mins). Glasgow: GF'T. '

Meet Me In St Louis (U) (Vincente Minnelli. US. I944) Judy Garland. Margaret O’Brien. Leon Ames. Mary Astor. I I3 mins. The comfortable lifestyle of Garland's St Louis family is threatened by her father's promotion and a move to New York. Alternater nostalgic. moving and sickenineg sweet. the film paints a memorable picture of an innocent world now long gone. Edinburgh: Lumiere. Mulan (U) (Barry Cook. Tony Bancroft. US. I998) Voices of: Ming-Na Wen. Donny Osmond. Eddie Murphy. 89 mins. Disney