dead and those that are still alive have settled into a life of middle-class denial. Bruno has to devise a plan but first he needs to shake the vicious cop. Manise. (.\lclki) from his tail. The beginning of Belvaux's remarkable trilogy of ﬁlms. whatever you believe to be the truth in this ﬁlm will not be the truth you believe by the end of the third film. Sheer brilliance. (TA. (i/uxgrm'. Mist ( 18) (Jacob 'l‘icrneyf. Canada. 2003) Joshua (‘losc. .\'ick Stahl. (iary Farmer. James (iilpin. Josh llolliday. Mike l.obel. .‘vlax Mc('abe.l'pdatcd. very dark take on Dickens‘ Oliver Twist. The film brings the messed up psychotic character of Dodge (the Artful Dodger in Dickens' original). to the fore. A big hit at the Toronto Film Festival. the ﬁlm has been described as ‘gutwrenching'. You have been warned. (i/usgmi' I’ilni 'I'ln'uirr'. (ilusgon;
Wilbur (Wants to Kill Himself) ( 15) 0... (Lone Scherlig. Denmark/(K. 2002) Jamie Sives. Adrian Rawlins. Shirley Henderson. l.isa McKinlay'. Mads .\likkelsen. Julia Davis. lllmin. 'I'wo orphaned brothers. Wilbur (Jamie Sives) and Harbour (Adrian Rawlings). run a musty old bookshop inherited from their father. Single mum Alice (Henderson) walks into the shop one night and interrupts Wilbur's rather ham-listed attempt to hang himself. Subsequently. the mother and her young daughter move in and come to form something like a family unit with the boys. For a time they're a happy enough unit: Alice and Harbour fall in love and Wilbur stops trying to top himself. But yet more tragedy awaits the oddball family. Tender. touching and funny. this beautifully- observed ﬁlm plays like a feel-good melodrama that contemplates death and despair. The laughs aren‘t always of the out loud variety. but the off-killer dialogue tickles throughout. liull marks to former l)ogmc ﬁlmmakers l.onc Schcrﬁg (Italian for Beginners) and Anders Thomas Jensen (.lliinnc) for crossing the geographical divide with this. their ﬁrst linglish language ﬁlm. ('(l-l. (i/(Iygmi'.
The Year of the Quiet Sun (Ibc) O... (Kr/ys/tof Zantissi. Poland/W (iermany /l'S. I984) Maia Komorowska. Scott Wilson. Hanna Skar/anka. liwa l)alkow ska. Vadim (ilowna. l07min. Zanussi is often cited as one of the most influential post-war ﬁlmmakers by his Polish contemporaries. but try ﬁnding any of his movies and you will be frustrated. This was one of the few that got a decent theatrical release in the West. mainly because one of the lead characters is an American (il. Worth checking out. for these reasons alone. This simple love story between a Polish refugee from the [fast and an American soldier is set just after World War II in a village near the newly drawn border between (iermany and Poland. As powerful and as uplifting as Zanussi's earlier The ('nnirur‘l. lirlinlnu‘gli I’ilin (int/(l. Edinburgh.
Young Adam ( 18) .000 (David .\Iacken/ie. l'K. 2003) liwan .\1c(iregor. limily .\lot'iittler. Tilda Swinton. l’eter .\lullan. 93min. Mackenzie remains loyal to the dark. existentialist spirit of Alexander 'l‘rocchi's 1954 novel about Joe. at nihilistic drifter who seems only to Iind connection with the world through slea/y sexual encounters. Shot in seedy green and grey hues. the ﬁlm opens on the Hyde where Joe (.\lc(iregor) is working on a barge owned by lilla (Swinton) and her htisband l.es (.\lullan). The men are in the process of dragging a corpse of a young woman from the water. an act done with particular care by Joe. thus hinting at his complicity in her demise. A flawless and coherent adaptation of a dark and disturbing tale and a work of haunting beauty. ('unn'u. Iii/('n/nn'gli.
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Films are listed by city, then alphabetically by cinema. Film Listings compiled by Henry Northmore
350 Sauchiehall Street. 014] 352 4900. £4 (£2.50); matinee: £3.50 (£2). See three films get the fourth one free. THURSDAY 19 FEB
GhostWorld (15) 6.15.
Amandla! (12A) 8.30.
SATURDAY 21 FEB
Piglet’s Big Movie (U) 12.15.
German Video Art (the) 3.00. SUNDAY 22 FEB
German Video Art (tbc) 3.00.
TUESDAY 24 FEB
Wilbur (Wants to Killillmself)(15) 6. I 5. Stop Making Sense (PG) 8.30.
WEDNESDAY 25 FEB
Stop Making Sense (PG) 6.15. Wilbur (Wants to Kill himself) (15) 8.15.
FRIDAY 27 FEB
American CousinS(15) 6.15. Mirrorball: liadioheadTV (PG) 8. I 5.
SATURDAY 28 FEB
Mirrorball: liadioheadTV (PG) 6.15. American GousInSHS) 8.15.
WEDNESDAY 3 MAR Trilogy: One ( 15) 6.15. 8.30.
9 l'niversity Avenue. 330 5522. £5.
FRIDAY 20 FEB Beijing Watermelon (P( I) 7.30.
FRIDAY 27 FEB Nowhere Man (PG) 7.30.
Glasgow Film Theatre
I2 Rose Street. OH] 332 8128. (‘afe/har. All performances bookable. [D]. [E]. livenings: £4.90 (£3.50). Matinees: £3.90 (£2.50). Wed (before 5pm): £3.90 (£2). (il’l‘ savers: £19.50 (£14) ﬁve tickets for the price of 4 (valid for three months).
THURSDAY 19 FEB
Touching the Void ( 15) 1.00. 5.20. Dogviile(15) 2.00. 7.30. Osama(I2A) 3.15. 5.15. 7.00. Stone Beaderu’G) 8.40.
FRIDAY 20 FEB
Dogville(15) 2.00. 5.15.
The Barbarian lnvasionst18) 2.15. (1.30. 8.45.
Touching theVoid(15) 4.15. 8.35.
SATURDAY 21 FEB
The Other Final (PG) 1 1.30am. Dogviile(15) 2.00. 7.30.
Touching theVoid(15) 2.15. 5.20. The Barbarian Invasions ( 18) 4.15. 6.30. 8.45.
SUNDAY 22 FEB
The Barbarian Invasions ( 18) 2.15. 0.30. 8.45.
Kal Ho iia No (12A) 2.30.
The Other Final (PG) 4.30.
British Animation Awards Frog 3 ( 15) 5.45.
MONDAY 23 FEB
Singin’ in the Rain (U) 100. 6.30. Dogville(15) 3.00. 7.30.
The Barbarian invasions ( 18) 3.15. 5.30. 8.45.
TUESDAY 24 FEB
TheBarbarian lnvasions(18) 1.45. 4.00. 6.00.
Dogvllie(15) 2.00. 7.30.
Blind Spot - iiitier‘s Secretary (PG) 5.30. Cold Mountain (15) 8.00.
WEDNESDAY 25 FEB
GoidMountainHS) 1.15. Blind Spot- Hitler’s Secretary (PG) 3.15.
The Barbarian invasionst18) 4.15. 6.30. 8.45.
THURSDAY 26 FEB
TheBarbarian invasions(18) 1.45. 3.45. 8.45.
Dogvllle (15) 2.00. 7.30. Blind Spot - Hitler’s Secretary (PG) 5.30.
Cold Mountain ( l5) 5.45.
FRIDAY 27 FEB
TheBarbarianlnvasions(18) 2.00. 4.00. 8.45. ilouseofSandandFog(15188.8.131.52.
‘ SATURDAY 28 FEB
TheBarbarian lnvaslons(18) 2.00. 6.30.
Chaos and Desire ( 15) 4.00.
SUNDAY 29 FEB
Marion Bridge(18) 2.30. liouseofSandandFog(15)184.108.40.206. TheBarbarianlnvasionsttx) 4.30. 6.30. 8.45.
‘ HouseofSand andFog(Subtitied)(15)
MONDAY 1 MAR
TheBarbarian Invasions(18) 2.00. 4.15. 8.45.
House of Sand and Fog (15) 3.15. 5.45. 8.20.
TUESDAY 2 MAR TheBarbarian Invasions(18) 2.00. 4.15.
liouseofSand and Fog (15) 3.15. 8.20. liouseofSand and Fog(Subtitied)(15) 5.45.
WEDNESDAY 3 MAR
TheBarbarianlnvasionstI8) 2.00. 4.15. 8.45.
HouseofSand andFog(15) 5.45. 8.20.
$21: The Khmer liouge Killing Machine
THURSDAY 4 MAR
$21:TheKhmeriiouge Killing Machine
liouseofSandandFog(15)220.127.116.11. TheBarbarian Invasions(18) 4.15. 6.30. 8.45.
Life of 0-haru1PG) 5.45.
Ashton Lane. Hillhead. 0l4l 339 8444.
Fri-Sun: £5.50 before 6pm; £6.50 after;
Mon: £3.50; Tue-Thu: £4.50 before 6pm; £5.50 after. Students/()AP: £3.50 (not
. available after 6pm Fri-Sun); Child:
£3.50; Kids‘ Club Sat Morning: £2.50.
ITHURSDAYtQ Big Flsh(PG) 1.00. 3.40. 6.20. 9.00.
Theiireamers(18) ll.l5am. 3.50. 9.20.
Elephant ( 15 ) 6.40.
FRIDAY 20-THURSDAY 26
The Barbarian invasions ( I8)
Daily: 1.50 (not Sun). 4.00. 6.45. 9.20. Also late Fri & Sat: l l.3().
Big Fish (PG)
[)aily': I.()() (not Sun). 3.40. 6.20. 9.00.
2;; Screaming Men Truly bonkers documentary about Finland's only all male shouting choir. This needs to be seen to be believed. See review. Fi/mhouse, Edinburgh.
Pieces of April Like Rebecca Miller's Personal Velocity and Gary Winick's Tadpole. Pieces of April is from the InDigEnt American film movement stable (ie shot on digital film for a maximum of $300,000). This frenetic farce about one’s girl’s journey through a particularly gruelling Thanksgiving Day is one of the best to come out so far. See review. Selected release.
The Missing Interesting brutal modern western from director Ron Howard. Cate Blanchett and Tommy Lee Jones star in this modern take on John Ford's The Searchers. See review. General release.
The Barbarian Invasions Sequel to Quebecois director Denys Arcand’s hilarious 1986 ﬁlm The Decline of the American Empire. Fifteen or so years on the petit bourgeoisie characters from the first film re- gather around the death bed of Remy (Remy Girard). More social dyspepsia from this great French Canadian filmmaker. See interview and review. Selected release
3": Infernal Affairs High octane Heat-style thriller from Hong Kong, starring the ever reliable Tony Leung and Andy Lau. See preview and review. Selected release.
Dogville Lars von Trier's exceptional exercise in form starring Nicole Kidman. Selected release.
i Piglet’s Big Movie (11)
SWAT. ( l2A)
Late Fri & Sat: Also matinee Sun:
I I .40. 1.00.
FRIDAY 27-THURSDAY 4
Programme likely to be similar to the
previous week. please phone cinema for
details and times.
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