FILM index

FILM INDEX continued

Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace (U) (George Lucas. US. 1999) Ewan McGregor. Liam Neeson. Natalie Portman. 132 mins. On the surface. the plot structure isn‘t a million light years away from the original Star Wars. In visual terms. The Phantom Menace stands alone in the cinematic universe. At times you’d think there was more animation than live action on screen and maybe it's this toning down of the human element that has left the film lacking soul. See feature and review. General release. La Strada (15) (Frederico Fellini. Italy. 1954) Guilietta Masina. Anthony Quinn. Richard Basehart. 115 mins. Masina is unforgettable as a simple-minded girl in love with larger-than-life circus strongman Zampano. who dies of a broken heart when he kills the gentle tightrope-walker who had befriended her. Painful story of loneliness and isolation which never allow sentimentality to set in. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. Stress (Rashid Mashrawi/Duki Dror. I998) 52 mins. Two short films. made side-by- side. by a Palestinian and an Israeli filmmaker. about the stress of modern day life in both countries. Part of Descriptions Of A Struggle. an lsraeIi/Palestinian film season. Edinburgh: Fruitmarket Gallery. Sumud (Ayelet Dekel. 1987/97) 26 mins. Exploration of the emergence of the Palestinian uprising. Part of Descriptions Of A Struggle. an Israeli/Palestinian film season. Edinburgh: Fruitmarket Gallery. Sweetie (15) (Jane Campion. Australia. 1989) Genevieve Lemon. Karen Colston. Tom Lycos. 100 mins. Controversial debut feature from New Zealand born Campion follows the fortunes of two sisters. the quiet. nervy Kay and the unpredictany psychotic Sweetie. whose behavioural eccentricities involve eating china ornamean and painting herself blue. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. Tango ( 12) (Carlos Saura. Argentina. 1999) 117 mins. Apart from virtuoso cinematography. you won't find a great deal more here. Veteran director Carlos Saura has become something of a Hispanic cultural authority after films like Carmen and Flamenco. and he explores a similar theme in a similar way here. clearing the decks of virtually everything else (plot. characterisation. location) for a passionate celebration of the tango tradition. See preview and review. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. 10 Things I Hate About You (12)(Gi1 Junger. US. 1999) Julia Stiles. Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Heath Ledger. 98 mins. It could have been horrible. But this highschooI-set reworking of Shakespeare's The Taming Of The Shrew is not only faithful to its source. but is a funny. charming and enjoyable film in its own right. Purists may be aghast at the hijacking of such a literary jewel. but films like this offer easy access to great stories. See review. General release. Testimonies (ldo Sela. I985) 56 mins. Documentary in which israeli soldiers involved in surpressing the Palestinian uprising discuss the emotions they experienced and the memories they harbour today. Part of Descriptions Of A Struggle. an Israeli/Palestinian film season. Edinburgh: Fruitmarket Gallery. The 39 Steps (PG) (Alfred Hitchcock. UK. 1935) Robert Donat. Madeleine Carroll. Godfrey Teale. 8| mins. Undoubtedly the best film version of John Buchan’s novel. as Donat evades a spy ring across the length and breadth of the country. with marvellous set pieces in the London Palladium and the Forth Bridge. Hitchcock at his action- packing peak. Edinburgh: Cameo. Three Colours: Blue (15) (Krzysztof Kieslowski. France. 1993) Juliette Binoche. Benoit Regent. Charlotte Very. 100 mins. A young woman tries to isolate herself from friends and any notion of affection following the death of her composer husband and child in a car crash. but she cannot escape from the fragments of his unfinished composition. in which she played a major part. An expressive and symbolic film that is also emotionally satisfying. Edinburgh: Cameo. Three Colours: Red (15) (Krzysztof Kieslowski. France/Switz/Poland. 1994) Irene Jacob. Jean-Louis Trintignant. 96 mins. Kieslowski's tricolour trilogy comes to a close with what may be his greatest

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masterpiece. A Swiss model (Jacob) discovers that a retired judge (Trintignant) is listening in to his neighbours‘ phone conversations: but instead of denouncing him. she too opens up her innermost secrets. Edinburgh: Cameo.

Three Colours: White ( I 5) (Krzysztof Kieslowski. France/Switz/Poland. 1993) Zbigniew Zamachowski. Julie Delpy. Janusz Gajos. 9| mins. Another masterful piece of cinema by Kieslowski. much less lyrical and visually poetic than his most recent works. This time the theme of the trilogy is 'equality'. as a Polish hairdresser sets out to get revenge on his French ex-wife. Edinburgh: Cameo. Three Sisters (Tsipi Reibenbach. 1998) 68 mins. This documentary focuses on three Holocaust survivors. sisters denied their youth by the Nazis and now old and approaching their last days. Yet Reibenbach’s film is also full of humour and optimism. Part of Descriptions Of A Struggle. an Israeli/Palestinian film season. Edinburgh: Fruitmarket Gallery.

Titanic (12) (James Cameron. US. 1997) Leonardo DiCaprio. Kate Winslet. Billy Zane. 194 mins. Cameron tackles the story of the doomed ocean liner through a touching love story that isn’t overwhelmed by the awesome special effects. Rich girl Rose is unhappin engaged to arrogant Cal. but falls for third-class passenger Jack : love blossoms as the ship hits an iceberg in the North Atlantic. Edinburgh: Lumiere.

A Title Deed From Moses (Azza EI- Hassan. 1998) 30 mins. Documentary dealing with plans made for the expansion of the Israeli Ma'aleh Adumim colony to link it to East Jerusalem. at the expense of five Palestinian villages. Part of Descriptions Of A Struggle. an israeli/Palestinian film season. Edinburgh: Fruitmarket Gallery.

Touch Of Evil. The lie-edit Of (12) (Orson Welles. US. 1958) Orson Welles. Charlton Heston. Janet Leigh. 1 l I mins. Orson Welles‘s classic 50s noir has been re- released yet again. But. fourth time round. it's not a hatchett job by the studio. rather a re-jig by Oscar-winning editor Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now). based on a long lost 58-page memo by Welles himself. See review. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

Vertigo (PG) (Alfred Hitchcock. US. 1958) James Stewart. Kim Novak. Barbara Bel Geddes. 128 mins. Detective Stewart. :1 man with a fear of heights. falls in love with a woman who apparently commits suicide. When he meets her double. he becomes obsessed with the possibility that she is still alive. Extaordinarilly plotted in study of romantic mania. with Stewart memorably cast against type as the distinctly on-the- edge cop. Edinburgh: Cameo.

Virtual Sexuality (15) (Nick Hurrah. UK. 1999) Laura Fraser. Rupert Penry Jones. 90 mins. It's hard to say whether the finished film will reach its demographic - teenage girls. Anyone old enough to worry about Standard Grades will find the plot. involving a weird science sex change. laughable for all the wrong reasons. while their younger counterparts will find the 15 certificate prohibitive. The cast work hard to convey a sense of fun. General release.

Wadi 1981-1991 (Amos Gitai. I991) 97 mins. Gitai‘s film focuses on three groups living in Wadi Rusmia valley: an Arab family. a Jewish family and a mixed couple. Part of DescriptionsOf A Struggle. an Israeli/Palestinian film season. Edinburgh: Fruitmarket Gallery.

Waking Ned (PG) (Kirk Jones. UK. 1998) ian Bannen. David Kelly. Fionnula Flanagan. 91 mins. Actually. Ned’s dead. A shame that. because the old fella just won £7 million playing The Lottery - the discovery of which killed him. However. wily seventysomething pals Jackie and Michael spy a golden opportunity to claim the cash. Channing and eccentric with a defiant spirit. Glasgow: GFT. Edinburgh: Lumiere. Kilmamock: Odeon. Stirling: MacRobert. Water Easy Reach (PG) (Bent Hamer. 1998) 95 mins. A Norwegian sailor named Almar dives into the sea to retrieve his gold watch. Later. he is stranded in a small Spanish port. waiting for his watch to be repaired. In this 'timeless' void, Almar meets an Australian seafarer. Windy. who becomes intent on assisting Almar in his coming-of-age. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.



Film listings are listed by city. then alphabeticall b cinema. Film listings comp le by Helen Monaghan.


380 Clarkston Road. Muirend. 0141 633 2123. Info: 0141 637 2641. £2.80 (£2 before 5pm Mon-Fri). Student: £2.20 (Mon-Thu). Child/OAP: £2.

TH AY The Mummy(12) noon. 2.55. 5.40. 8 25

The KingAndHU) 12.25.

Mulan (U) 12.10.

Entra ment(12) 2.30. 5.20. 8.15. The atrlx(15) 2.10. 5.10. 8.10.

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The Mummy (12)

Daily: noon. 2.25. 5.40. 8.35.

The King And I (U)

Daily (except Thu): 12.25.

Ten Thingsl Hate About You(12) Daily: 12.40. 3.15. 5.50. 8.40. Entrapment ( 12)

Fri—Wed: 2.30. 5.20. 8.15.

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (U) Thu: 11.00. 2.10. 5.20. 8.25.

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Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (U) Daily: 11.00. 2.10. 5.20. 8.25. Fri &Sat late: 11.30.

Programme likely to be similar to the previous week. Phone 0141 637 2641 for details and times.


326 Sauchiehall Street. 0141 332 1592. Info: 0141 332 9513. CC booking: 0141 332 1592. £4.20 (£3.50 before 5pm). Student/OAP: £3.10. Child: £3.


The Mummy(12) 1.45. 5.15. 8.10. Entra ment(12) 1.45. 5.45. 8.25.

The atr1x(15) 1.15. 5.00. 8.00. 110 ue Trader(15) 3.30. 6.00. 8.30. Muan(U) 1.15.

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The Mummy(12)

Daily: 1.45. 5.15. 8.10.

Ten Things I Hate About You ( 12) Daily: 1.10. 3.40. 6.10. 8.35. Entrapment ( 12)

Daily: 1.45. 5.40. 8.20.

The Matrix(15)

Fri—Wed (except Sat): 5.00. 8.00. Fri & Mon—Wed mat: 1.15.

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (U) Thu: 11.00. 2.10. 5.15. 8.25.


Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (U) Fri&Sat: noon. 3.10. 6.15. 9.25 Sun-Thu: 11.00. 2.10. 5.15. 8.25.

Programme likely to be similar to the previous week. Phone 0141 332 9513 for details and times. '


12 Rose Street. 0141 332 8128. Cafe/bar. All performances bookable. [D]. [E]. Sun—Fri matinees: £3.50 (£2.25); Sun-Fri evenings £4.50 (£3.25). Sat matinees: £3.50 (£2.25); Sat evenings £4.50 (no concessions). Saver tickets required. call box office.

THURSDAY 8 JUL 1. Le Diner De Cons (15) 2.30. 4.30.


The Philadelphia Story (PG) 6.15. 2. Waking Ned (PG) 1.30.

The Idlots(18) 3.30. 6.00. 8.30.


1. Last 111911105) 3.00. 6.30. 8.30.

g. Le Diner De Cons (15) 2.00. 4.00. .45.

Waking Ned (PC) + PA Ian Bannen


SATURDAY 10 JUL 1. Last 1119111115) 2.30. 4.30. 6.30. 3 30

2... Le Diner De Cons (15) 2.00. 4.00. 6.45. 8.45.

SUNDAYIIJUL 1. Last 111911105) 3.00. 6.30. 8.30.

g. Le Diner De Cons (15) 3.30. 6.45. .45.

MONDAY 12 JUL 1. Last Night(15) 2.30. 4.30. 6.30. 8 30

2... Le Diner De Cons (15) 2.00. 4.00. 6.45. The Other Side Of Sunday (15) 8.45.

TUESDAY 13 JUL 1. Last 111911105) 2.30. 4.30. 6.30. 30

8. . 2. The Other Side 01 Sunday ( 15) 3 00

Le Diner De Cons (15) 6.45. 8.45.


1. Last Night(l5) 3.00. 6.30. 8.30. 2. Le Diner De Cons(15) 2.00. 4.00.

8.45. Bhaji On The Beach (15) 5.45.


1. Last Night(15) 3.00. 6.30. 8.30. 2. Le Diner De Cons(15) 2.00. 4.00. 6.45. 8.45.


1. Last Ni ht(15) 3.00. 6.30. 8.30. 2. The P0 sh Bride(15) 2.00. 4.00. 8.45.

Point Blank (18) 6.00.


1. The Rugrats(U) 1.30.

Last Night (15) 3.30. 8.30.

Lock. Stock And No Smoking Barrels (18) 6.00.

2. Maya Stoneface (PG) 1.45.

The Outfit (15) 4.00.

The Polish Bride (15) 6.45. 8.45.


1. Last Night(15) 3.00. 6.30. 8.30. 2. The Criminal (18) 2.00.

Night And The City (PG) 4.30.

The Polish Bride (15) 6.45. 8.45.

MONDAY 19 JUL 1. Last 1119111115) 2.30. 4.30. 6.30. 8 30

The Polish Bride(15) 2.00. 4.00. 8.45. The Split (18) 6.45.


1. Last Ni ht(15) 3.00. 8.30. Glasgow 999: Ettore Sottsass 6.00. 2. The Polish Bride (15) 3.30. 8.45. Last Night (15) 6.30.


1. Last Ni ht(15) 3.00. 6.30. 8.30. 2. The Po sh Bride(15) 3.30. 8.45. Cocoon (PG) 5.45.

THURSDAY 22 JUL . 1. Last 111911105) 2.30. 4.30. 6.30.

8.30. 2. The Polish Bride(15) 2.00. 4.00. 6.45. 8.45.


Ashton Lane. Hillhead. 0141 339 4298. CC booking: 0141 339 4298. £4 (£3.50 daily 4.30—6.30pm & all day Mon). Students/U840: £3. Child £2: OAP: £2.50. Seats can be booked in advance for all screenings. Box office open

I lam—7pm (Sun: I-7pm).


Entra ment(12) 3.00. 5.45. 8.30. The ummy(12) 2.10. 5.10. 8.10. The KingAndI(U) 1.00.