Traffic ( 18) 0... (Steven Soderbergh. 1S. 2000) Benicio Del Toro. .Michael Douglas. ('atherine Zeta-Jones. 147 mitts. This atnbitious. multi-Iayered epic dranta exposes the conftision. hypocrisy and sheer ftttility of America's war on drugs. Three interwoven storylines - involving decent cop Del Toro. conservative ()hio judge Douglas. the country's newly appointed new drttg czar. and well-heeled society wife Zeta-Jones show how the drug trade touches and corrupts every level of society on both sides of the t'S-Mexico border. l'sing different film stocks and techniques. Soderbergh provides each of these storylines with a distinct look while linking them with persistent tise of hand-held cameras. which gives the film an air of documentary authenticity and gripping itnmediacy. Intelligent and provocative. 'I‘ntﬂit: avoids sermonising. but in scene after scene. the message gets through. I'GC Renfrew Street. (ilasgow.
12 Monkeys ( 15) 0000 (Terry Gilliam. IS 1995) Bruce Willis. Brad Pitt. Madeleine Stowe. I29 mitts. A convict from the future is sent to the past to discover the source of a lethal virus that has devastated humanity. btit even he begins to wonder if the images in his head are merely delusions. A complex time-travel fantasy. with liberal subplots and a decent mystery edge. that's lifted by (Iilliam’s ever-brilliant visual skills. It may at times stumble over its own inner logic. bttt it's an odd. eccentric creation that engages the imagination. ()deon. (ilasgow. TWO Or Three Things I Know About Her ( l8) 0.... (Jean-Lite (iodard. France. 1966) Marina Vlady. Anny Duperey. Roger Montsoret. 95 mins. (iodard tnade his film in the mid-60s. when the idea of a young woman prostituting herself for the demands of consttttier disposables and trips abroad still had an air of irony. It’s as readily an aesthetic conceit as tnuch as the reality you'll find today. where the pavements of even the tttost salubrious Parisian areas are littered by numerous young bun/t’eue hookers. Btit what (iodard's film offers isn't so much an out- dated irrelevance. or meaninglessness (thottgh it has no plot to speak of). btit instead a profound tentativeness towards meaning itself. Adam Smith Theatre. Kirkcaldy.
La Vache Et Le President (PG) 0... (Philippe Muyl. France. 2001 ) Bernard Yerles. Florence Pernel. (‘hristine Bujeau. 90 mins. Iiight-year-old Lucas never met his mother; she died in childbirth. leaving his farmer father to raise him with a heavy heart btit lots of love. When a cow on the family farm suffers a similar fate. Lucas steps in to take care of new calf and kindred spirit. Maeva. Btit tragedy strikes in the form of mad cow disease. which threatens the entire herd. including Lucas‘ bovine pal: only a pardon from the French President can save her now. Things get a touch silly when the pair head for Paris. particularly Maeva's inadvertent trip on the Metro. Btit the father and son relationship is touching throughout. as is the underlying message about moving on after the death of a loved one. Filmhouse. I‘dinburgh.
9 La Ville est Tranquille (18)
0... (Robert (itiediguian. France. 20111 ) Ariane Ascaride. Jean-Pierre Darrotissin. 132 mins. (iuediguian returns once more to Marseilles with this intimate epic. his most ambitious and tragic work to date. It follows the overlapping paths of various characters: a night-shift worker (Ascaride) desperately tries to care for her heroin-addicted teenage daughter (herself a mother): a middle-aged teacher begins an affair with a young ex-con; while a fortncr docker (I)arrottssin) struggles to make ends meet as a taxi driver. Marseilles is depicted as being beset by racial tensions. social deprivation and munic- ipal corruption. despite the cosmetic efforts of the authorities to rebrand the area as a tourist destination. Frotn the striking opening pan over Marseilles. (iuediguian's film is shot. scored and edited with admirable assur- ance. See preview and review. Filmhouse. Iidinburgh.
The Virgin Spring ( 18).... (Ingntar Bergman. Sweden. 1959) Max Von Sydow. Birgitta V'alberg. (tunnel
40 THE LIST 18 Oct-1 Nov 2001
I.indblom. 88 tnins. As in The Seventh Seal a couple of years earlier. Bergman conjures up a brooding and cruel medieval landscape within which to situate a heavily symbolic morality play. Ilere. a young virgin is raped and murdered after her elder sister summons tip a pagan curse. bttt when V'on Sydow av enges her death by dispatching the svvineherds who cotntnited the original atrocity a spring spotits tip from the ground on the spot where she died. 1'(i(‘ Renfrew Street. (ilasgow.
The Virgin Suicides ( 15) I... (Sotia('oppo1a. 1S. 2000) Kirsten l)unst. Kathleen Turner. James Woods. 96 mitts. American suburbia in the 1970s. When the five beautiful Lisbon sisters begin killing themselves one-by-one. there's nothing the local and adoring boys cart do btit watch. and afterwards carry into their adult lives regret. confusion and loss. (‘oppola‘s adaption of Jeffrey Iiugenides' novel is shot through with a beautiful. melancholic nostalgia for lost youth. The central mystery is never resolved. and the film remains all the tnore powerful for it. (irosvenor. (ilasgovv.
Les Visiteurs Du Soir(1’(i) 0... (Marcel (‘arnc. France. 1942) Arlctty. Jules Berry. Alain (‘1uny. 1 10 inins. In medieval France the Devil attempts bttt fails to corrupt the hearts of two young lovers. and when he turns them to stone their hearts still beat. Portctttous offering made dttring the Occupation as an obvious allegory for the situation then facing the country. and very beautiful to behold it is too. (ii-'1‘. (ilasgovv.
Wild Strawberries ( 15) O... (Ingmar Bergman. Sweden. 1957) Victor Sjostrom. Bibi .-\ndersson. Ingrid Thulin. (iunnar Bjornstrand. Max von Sydow. 94 mins. Following an appalling. sy mbol-laden nightmare. an elderly professor (Sjostrom) finds himself reliving his life as he travels to an academic awards ceremony. Bergman‘s customary bleakness is shelved. with enjoyable results. while Sjostrom's performance glows with feeling and intelligence. I'(i(' Renfrew Street. (ilasgow. Winter Light (Nattvardsgasterna) (P(i) O... (Ingmar Bergtttan. Sweden. 1963) Ingrid Thulin. (ittnnar Bjt“)t'itstt‘:ttid. Max von Sydow. 81 mins. Bergman at his ittost austere (and that's saying something). this is the middle part ()1. the Swedish autetir's (iod's silence trilogy (Throne/1:1 (i/uss l)urk/v and The Silence are the other parts). Iii/rte): lie/i! focuses on the lives of a group of parishioners and their village pastor who has lost his faith since his wife's death. 1'(i(' Renfrew Street. (ilasgow.
The Wizard Of Oz (HUGO... (Victor Fleming. 1S. 1939) Judy (Iarland. Frank Morgan. Ray Bolger. Bert I.ahr. Jack Haley. Margaret Hamilton. Toto. 102 mitts. Miserable Dorothy runs away from home btit is soon whisked tip into a magical land where her adventures teach her that happiness is to be found in her own back yard. (’lassic stttff indeed. just chockful of great songs. characterisation and memorably garish design. Perhaps marginally less enjoyable for the curmudgeonly eletnent rooting for the Wicked \Vitch ()1. The \Vest though. (Irosvenor. (Ilasgow.
Yeh Tera Ghar Yeh Mera Ghar (the) (Pryiadarshan. India. 2001 ) Sunil Shctty. Mahima (‘houdhary. Paresh Pawal. 175 mins. In this comedy. Daya Shanker is suffering a monetary crisis after spending lavishly on his two sisters‘ weddings. Having mortgaged off both his farms and his fatnily home. Shanker is forced to sell the last of his family property a rented house in Mumbai - in order to repay his loans. However. the inhabitants of the house aren‘t having any of Shanker plan of financial reparation. ()deon At The Quay. (ilasgovv.
Zubeidaa (PG) 00. (Shyam Benegal. India. 2001 ) 143 mins. The story of one man's quest to find otit about the mother he never knew. Piecing together her history froin those who once knew her. our hero eventually falls in love on the way. as he gets closer It) the truth. (iI‘vI‘. (ilasgtm;
Films are listed by city, then alphabetically by cinema. Film Listings compiled by Henry Northmore
ABC, Muirend: Glasgow
380 (‘larkston Road. Muirend. 0141 633 2123. Info: 0141 637 2641. £3.95. Student/(’ltild/()AP: £2.75.
American PIe2115) 1.15. 3.45. 6.15. 8.40.
Atlantis: The Lost Empire (ti) 12.30. 3.00. 5.30.
CatsAnd Dogs(PG) 12.50. 3.20. HearthreakersHS) 8.21).
Moulln Bouge(12) 5.35. 8.15.
FRIDAY 19—THURSDAY 25 American Pie 2 ( 15)
Daily: 1.15. 3.45. 6.15. 8.40. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (t’)
Daily: 12.35. 3.00. 5.40.
Cats And Dogs (PG)
Daily: 12.50. 3.20.
Moulln Rouge ( 12)
Daily: 5.35. 8.15.
The Score ( 18)
FRIDAY 26—THURSDAY 1 Programme likely to be similar to the previous week. Phone 0141 637 2641 for details and times.
Bombay Cinema: Glasgow
5 Lorne Street. Ibrox. 0141 419 0722. £5 (£3).
FRIDAY 19—THURSDAY 25
For this week's programtne times. please contact the cinema on 0141 419 0722 for details.
CCA: Glasgow ‘
350 Sauchiehall Street. ()141 352 4900. £4 (£2.50). FRIDAY 26-THURSDAY 1
Jullen Donkey-Boy ( 15) Wed & Thu: 6.00.
The Idiots ( 18)
Wed 8; Thu: 8.30.
GilmorehillGT 2: Glasgow
9 I'niversity Avenue. 330 5522. Tickets £4.50 (£3.50). (‘hildren‘s ticket £2. FRIDAY 19 OCT
Network ( 15) 7.00.
FRIDAY 26 OCT One Day In September ( 15) 7.00.
Glasgow Film Theatre ‘
12 Rose Street. 0141 332 8128. Cafe/bar. All performances bookable. [1)]. [ii]. Iivenings: £4.75 (£3.50). Matinees: £3.75 (£2.50). Wed (before 5pm): £3.75 (£2). Double bill £5 (£3.50). (iI'T savers: £19 (£14) five tickets for the price of4 (valid for three tnonths).
THURSDAY 18 OCT
1.AmeIle(15) 1.00. 3.30. 6.00. 8.30. 2. The Swamp (La CIénaga) ( 12) 2.00. 4.15. 6.30. 8.45.
FRIDAY 19 OCT
1.AmeIIe(15) 1.00. 3.30. 6.00. 8.30. 2.Together(15) 1.30. 4.00. 8.45. Delicatessen(15) 6.30.
SATURDAY 20 OCT
1. Help! I’m A Fish (1') 1.00. Amelle(15) 3.31). 6.00. 8.30. 2. Delicatessen(15) 1.15. Together(t5) 3.30. 8.45. Zubeldaad’G) 5.45.
SUNDAY 21 OCT 1. The Big Blue ( 15) 1.00.
.w‘i Amelie(15) 3.30. 6.00. 8.30.
2. Les Fortes de la Huit (PG) 1 1.30am. Zubeldaa(PG) 2.00. Together115) 6.30. 8.45.
MONDAY 22 OCT
1.Amelie(15) 1.00. 3.30. 6.00. 8.30. 2. Together115) 1.30. 4.00. 6.30. 8.45.
TUESDAY 23 OCT
1.AmelIe(15) 1.00. 3.30. 6.00. 8.30. 2. Les Ouatre Cent Coups (PG) 2.00. 6.30.
Together(15) 4.00. 8.45.
WEDNESDAY 24 OCT
1.Amelie(15) 1.110. 3.30. 6.00. 8.30. 2. Together(15) 1.30. 4.00. 6.30. 8.45.
THURSDAY 25 OCT
1.Amelie(15) 1.00. 3.30. 6.00. 8.30. 2. Together(15) 1.30. 4.01). 6.30. 8.45.
FRIDAY 26 OCT 1.TheManWhoWasn’tThere(15) 1.15. 3.45. 6.15. 8.45.
2. Amelie(15) 1.00. 3.30. 8.30.
At The Height Of Summer (PG) 6.00.
SATURDAY 27 OCT
1. Casper (PG) 1.00.
The Man Who Wasn’t There ( 15) 3.45. 6.15. 8.45.
2. At The Height Of Summer (PG) 1.01). AmeIIe(15) 3.30. 6.00. 8.30.
SUNDAY 28 OCT
1.The Man WhoWasn’tThere ( 15) 1.15. 3.45. 6.15. 8.45.
2. Les Visiteurs Du SoIr (PG) 1 1.30am. At The Height 0i Summer (PG) 2.00. Amelle(15) 6.00. 8.30.
MONDAY 29 OCT
1.The ManWhoWasn’tThere ( 15) 1.15. 3.45. 8.45.
The Big Sleep (PG) 6.15.
2. Amelie (15) 1.00. 3.30. 8.30.
At The Height 01 Summer (PG) 6.00.
TUESDAY 30 OCT
1. The Big Sleep (PG) 1.15.
The Man Who Wasn’t There ( 15) 3.45. 6.15. 8.45.
2. Run Lola Bun115) 1.00.
Amelie ( 15) 3.30. 6.00.
At The Height Oi Summer (PG) 8.30.
WEDNESDAY 31 OCT
1.The Man WhoWasn’tTheretIS) 1.15. 3.45. 6.15. 8.45.
2. At The Height Of Summer (PG) 1.00. AmeIIe(15) 3.30. 8.30.
Celluloid Cauldron (15) 6.30.
THURSDAY 1 NOV 1.TheManWhoWasn’tTherettS) 1.15. 3.45. 6.15. 8.45.
2.Ameile(15) 1.00. 3.30. 8.30.
At The Height Of Summer (PG) 6.00.
G-MAC: Glas v ow
34 Albion Street. 0141 553 2620. To reserve free tickets for this Glasgayl screening call: ()141 334 7126.
SATURDAY 27 OCT Dykes In The City ( 15) 3.00.
Ashton Lane. Hillhead. ()141 339 4298. (‘C booking: ()141 3394298. £4 (£2 all day Mon). Students: £2: I'B40/Disabled/Young Scot: £3; Child £2.50; ().-\P: £2.80. Seats can be booked in advance for all screenings. Box office open 1 lam—7pm (Sun: I—7pm).
American Ple2(t5) 3.45. 6.15. 8.45. Gone With The Wind (PG) 1.30. Intimacy(18) 7.00.
The Pledge115) 1.30. 9.05.