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Dix-Sept Fois Cecil Cassard (17 Times Cecile Cassard) ( )8) ((‘hrisiophe Honore. France. 2002) Beatrice Dalle. Romain Duris. Jeanne Balibar. l05min. 'l‘old through seventeen separate defining moments. this first film from novelist llonore tells the story of a recently widowed woman who deals with the sudden death of her husband by leaving her yotirig son in the care of her sister and trying to begin a new life in Toulouse. (ilasgow Film Theatre. (ilasgovv: 'l‘he Filmhousc. lidinburgh. 0 Donnie Dark0(15)0000 (Richard Kelly. VS. 2002) Jake (iyllenhaal. Drew Barrymore. Patrick Swayze. l 13min. Kelly's debtit feature is a mesmerizing science fictior) fable which pushes the concept of cinematic time travel into a whole new dimension. lts soinnambulaiit teenage protagonist seems to slip into a parallel universe. where a giant demonic rabbit called Frank proclaims that the world will end in 28 days. 6 hours. 42 minutes and I2 seconds. Set in 1988. this genre-bending film is not only an intriguing meditation on time travel and a deeply disturbing horror movie. it is also a John Hughes—style coming-of-agc movie and a black comic satire on Reaganite greed. individualism and (‘hristian fundamentalism. Selected release.

Drowned Out tl') (Franny .Arrnstrong. l'K. 2002) 75min. Documentary looking at the human cost of economic development as seen in story of the building of the Narmada dam in lridia and one tribal family who decide to stay and drown in their home. The director of the lilri) will be available for a question and answer session after the film. Part of lmagineASlA. (ilasgow Film Theatre. (ilasgow.

Du Foil Sur Les Roses (Hair under the Roses) ( l8) (Agnes ()badia/Jear) Julien (’hevrier. France. 200! ) Julie Durand. Alexis Roucout. Alice llouri. 85min. Breaking the mould set in recent years by LS teen movies. this coming of age story sees Durand and Roucout both manage to successfully portray the confusion and fear of adolescence. with

the film even finding room for a (iallic twist. (ilasgow Film Theatre. (ilasgow; 'l‘hc Filmhousc. lidinburgh.

Edward II ( l8) (Derek .larman. l'K. IWI) Steven Waddington. Tilda Swinton. Andrew 'liernan. Nigel ’l‘erry. 90min. (’hristophcr Marlowe's l()tl) century play was a tale of illicit love. jealousy and regicide. Jarman's reworking of the script makes the central themes more relevant to the present day. with particular emphasis on the repressed love between lidward and his friend (lav-estor). lidinburgh Film (iuild. lidinhurgh.

Etre Et Avoir (To Be and to Have) (t' (Nicolas l’hillibert. France. 2002) (icorge Lopez. l0-tmin. l’hilibert‘s documentaries are well recognised for managing to equal the emotional depth normally produced through great fiction. and this film is considered his most successful to date. having premiered at lilFF. '12) Be and to Have documents one year at (icorge Lope/'s one-room school house in the remote dairy farming region of Auvergric. (ilasgow Film Theatre. (ilasgow; 'l'he Filmhousc. lidinburgh.

Everest (l') (Variotis. LS. 2002) tbcmin. IMAX big screen presentation. IMAX Theatre. (ilasgow.

Everything Put Together (tbc) 000 (Mare Forster. LS. 2000) Radha Mitchell. Megan Mullully. Justin Louis. 89min. To coincide with the recent release of .llmivter's Bull. an opportunity to investigate an earlier feature from Forster. Shot on digital video for less that) $l0.000. lii'ervt/iilie Put together is an intense. unsettling work which shows how we are hopelessly unprepared to cope w ill) sudden bereavement. As a satire on suburban conformity and maternal protectiveness. Everything I’ut 'Iirgt'tlter would have gained greater power if the supporting characters had been drawn with more ambiguity. yet Forster's directorial prowess is clearly evident. ('(‘A. (ilasgow.

Fairytale: a True Story (t') 000 ((‘harles Sturridge. 1K. 1997) Florence lloatl). lili/abcth liarl. l’atil Mc(iani). 98min.

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Globe-hopping, girls and gadgets in die Another Day

In telling the story of two lidwardian girls who catise a sensation when they capture a photographic image of fairies. l'tlfl'tltlli' manages to be more coherent and less downbeat than the similar I’Iiutuemp/iine l‘tlll'ft’.\. A carefully judged tilii) that provides moving entertainment for the family audience. (ilasgow Film 'l‘heatrc. (ilasgow.

La Fille De Keltoum ( i5) (xtehdi ('harcf. France. 2002) (‘ylia Malki. Bay a Belal.

1 Hunt”. ()n a quest to discover her roots. Rallia travels to her hometown in North Africa. What she finds is destitution and violence. and the journey is extended whet) Rallia and her aunt set off to find Rallia's mother. of whom little is known other than that she is working in a distant hotel. the l'lllllltnllsc. lidinburgh.

Film-Making Exposed ttbc) (Various) tbcmin. A programme of shorts looking at the processes of filiiiiiiakiiig as tackled by young directors. (.(‘.-\. (ilasgow.

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(Roy Rowland. LS. 1053) Tommy Rettig. llaris (‘onried. Peter Lind llay es. 38min. A nine-year-old boy imagines his piano teacher as an authoritarian madman. On one level. the musical numbers and fantasy structure make it an acceptable kids' mov ie: on another. it's a fascinating blend of surreal dream imagery that would have had Freud tirikliiig at the ivories. MacRobert. Stirling.

The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups) (PG) 0.... (Francois 'l‘ruffaut. France. WSW Jean-Pierre Leaud. Albert Remy. ('laire Maurie): ltllmin. Still amazingly fresh after all these years. 'l‘ruffatit's debtit about a thirteen-year-old Parisian boy 's odyssey through his depressing family life is intensely moving and startineg perceptive about childhood. Time has rev ealcd this to be a masterpiece. (ilasgovv Film 'l'heatre. (ilasgow’. The Filmhousc. lidinburgh. French Cinema and the Occupation ttbc) (t'K. 2002) tbcniin. 'l’he t'niv'er'siiy of Stirling‘s Bill Kidd presents an illustrated talk about French cinema's engagement w ill) the Second World War. The Filiiiliotise. lidinburgl).

The Girl from Paris t )3) 000 (t'hristian ('ai'ion. France. 200| ) Mathilde Seigner. Michel Serraiilt. l03niin. A 30-year- old l’arisiennc turns her back oi) city life and buys a goat farm in Vet'cors. a remote region of southern l-‘i'ance. Stay ing on her land. however. is the former owner. who regards the female newcomer w ill) considerable suspicion. A sympathetic portrait of the difficulties of contemporary agricultural life. where livelihoods have been decimated by mad cow disease. And it's also an impressively acted character study. which charts the wary friendship that gradually develops between two iiidiv idiials seemingly div ided by age. gender and background. Cameo. lidinbtirgl). Gostord Park ( IS) 0000 (Robert Altman. l’S/t'K. 200i ) Michael (iamboi). Kristin Scott Thomas. Kelly Macdonald. l37min. 'l‘he Agatha ('hi‘istic-csque murder mystery til the centre of (ivy/(ml l’rtl'k is the


least compelling part of Altman's otherwise finely -observed period picce. Set in November l‘).‘~2 over a few days during a shooting party at the eponymous country estate of Sir William Mc(‘ordle ((iambon) and Lady Sylvia .\lc(‘oi'dle (Scott 'l'homas). (I‘m/(ml l’urk details the relationship between the filthy rich upper class and their put upon servants. And what detail the film fieshes otit all 25 members of the evcellent ensemble cast. along with their individual stories. No easy trick in two hours. t‘(i(‘ Renfrew Street. (ilasgow. (ilasgow.

Halloween: Resurrection t )5) 0

(Rick Rosenthal. LS. 2002) Blista Rhymes. Bianca Kajlich. Jamie Lee ('iirtis. 04min. The eighth sequel to John (‘arpenter's definitive horror itiov ic is as boring and imimaginativc its the lirsl. also directed by Rosenthal. .-\ bunch of kids spend a night in psycho killer Michael Myers old house. fora ‘dangertainmcni' show which will be broadcast ‘live' or) the Internet. To add a little spice to the proceedings. the show 's opportunist producer l-‘reddie Harris (Rhymes) dresses tip as Myers and stalks the darkened house. Resurrected for a brief cameo. Mycrs' long-suffering sister Laurie Strode (Curtis) dies after ten minutes. So too does this moribund project. (ieneral release.

Halo (l') (Santosh Sivan. India. 2000) 00min. Set in Bombay this comic tale revolves around the adv entures of a seven-year-old girl who finds a cute little dog and decides to keep it. Reminiscent of the Lassie movies. MacRobert. Stirling.

0 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets tl’(i) O... ((‘hris Columbus. l'S/l'K. 2002) Daniel Radcliffe. Kenneth Branagh. Robbie (’oltrarie. l()lltt)ltt. it's the boy -w i/ard's second year at llogw arts School of Witchcraft and \Vi/ardry where evil forces have released a vicious serpent into the corridors. \Vho's to blame.’ Is it llar'ry 's rival pupil Draco Malfoy. the loveable giant llagrid (Robbie (‘oltranei or a mysterious former pupil who communicates through the pages of a magical diary '.’ Whoever it is. they 're

petrify ing the pupils and setting loose an army of scurrying spiders. Once again faithful to the original novel. this film is darker than the first and gets more quickly into the meat of the story. And w itl) the same fantastic cast of British character actors. it's another sure-lire

hit. See rev ievv. (ieneral release.