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Tartan Shorts scheme, you have to take seriously anyone whose film is good enough to get on the telly at Christmas. The three representatives from Tartan Shorts 2000 — Rice, Paper, Stars (pictured), Birthday and The Lovers — will be broadcast on Sunday 17 December on BBC2 at 9pm. Among the talents involved are Susannah Doyle (Joy from Drop The Dead Donkey), actress Jenny McCrindle, ex-List reviewer Paul Welsh, fat-chewer Karen Dunbar and great Scottish hope, director Morag McKinnon.
Don’t do that, do this. Fifteen days of unmissable stuff.
The Apartment, Fri 15
I: 39%;?“ t” Everyone and his dead father has had a go at Hamlet on film: Olivier, Branagh, Gibson, even Schwarzenegger (the only good moment in The Last Action Hero). We’ve had classic Hamlet (Branagh’s four-hour arse marathon) and oddball Hamlet Goes Shopping (from Finland's Aki Kaurismaki). Now we’ve got post- modern Hamlet (GFT, Glasgow from Friday 15 December) care of arty New York filmmaker Michael Almereyda. Think Hamlet on Wall Street with Ethan Hawke playing the Prince as a Generation X wastrel. See review.
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