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FESTIVAL FILM continued
Run Lola Run
Acid red-maned Lola has neither time (a mere twenty minutes), nor money (a massive 100,000 marks) to save her boyfriend from his bungled drug deal. What she does have is a bank boss father, a perfect pair of legs, and a techno-pumped, turbo-charged soundtrack to which to pound them in time upon the streets of Berlin. And, more importantly, Thom Twyker’s ingenious, post-Nintendo collage of film, photo and animation bestows her with three goes at getting it right. A masterly marathon, Lola sweats not only tears but effortless cool - this is action with blood, guts and brains. (Judith Ho)
I Run Lola Run, Cameo 7, 25 Aug, 70.30pm; Cameo 7, 28 Aug, 8pm, £7 (£4.50).
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There’s not a tenement to be found in the 1999 Tartan Shorts programme; gritty urban realism has been replaced by a decidedly rural bent. Poached, directed by Justin Molotnikov, is the highlight of a patchy trio. Starring lan Robertson of Small Faces fame, it’s a simple, sensitive tale of brotherly bonding over contraband salmon. Brian Kirk's Billy And Zorba tackles similar themes — families, fishing, failed communication — but errs too much on
.the side of sentimentality. Finally, David
MacKenzie’s Marcie ’s Dowry is a decidedly lightweight, flashy black comedy about a couple murderously intent upon keeping their darling daughter happy. (Hannah McGiII)
n Tartan Shorts, Cameo 7, 22 Aug, 4pm; Glasgow Film Theatre 7, 24 Aug, 6. 75pm, Cameo 7, 26 Aug, 3pm, £7 (£4.50).
FILM REVIEW The Last September *‘k‘k
Ireland's troubles have often been badly translated onto celluloid. Thankfully, in this emotive study of the last days of its Anglo-Irish rulers, director Deborah Warner spares it further cinematic indignities. Based on
the novel by Elizabeth Bowen, the film manages to dust off its jacket from the wardrobe of period worthiness, despite lengthy (though lavish) excursions into the autumnal landscape. This is largely due to Keeley Hawes’ captivating coquette, desperate to blossom, but stifled by the climate. Despite graduating straight from the pre- pubescent pages of Bunty she, like the film, manages to be affecting yet unaffected. (Judith Ho)
I The Last September, Cameo 7, 79 Aug, 8pm; 24 Aug, 3pm, £7 (£4.50). Sicilia!
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Cult directors Daniele Huillet and Jean- Marie Straub have created a timeless nugget of stunning cinematography in this short black and white film. Nonsensical, poetic dialogue is intercut with fixed frame portraits and sweeping shots of the Sicilian landscape. A young man returns to his home town of Syracuse, after fifteen years in America, to find poverty and unemployment. His mother has moved from the family home and moments of surreal humour derive from the uncomfortable homecoming. A slow moving film despite its brevity, with its strengths lying in the camera’s absorption of the landscape and its bizarre inhabitants. (Catherine Bromley)
. Sicilia!, Cameo 3, 23 Aug, 7.30pm. £7 (£4.50).
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Emilie Deleuze's superb film might be the hardest sell of the 905: a tale of unemployed men on a truck driving training course. Alain throws in a job as computer games tester and takes off into the sticks to master these ugly monsters. Leaving behind a wife and a five-year-old daughter, he finds on arrival at this new dawn nothing less than a kid brother, Manu. Alain tentatively playing fraternal elder to this insecure lad provides the film’s focus, but what gives it weight is Le Bihan's performance: an exercise in controlled rage and subtly expressed decency. (Tony McKibbin)
I Peau Neuve, Fi/mhouse 7, 26 Aug, 9.30pm; Filmhouse 2, 28 Aug, 8pm, £7 (£4.50).
3?...- -' ' I 51% Back on track: John Gordon Sinclair in Bill Forsyth's first film in five years, Gregory's 2 Girls. UCI, 26 Aug, 8pm, £7 (£4.50). See review next issue