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Tue
22
Apr
2008
 
  • Colour
Director Wilford Leach adapted Joseph Papp's famously successful stage production of Gilbert and Sullivan's popular operetta, retaining the original cast plus Angela Lansbury as Ruth. Kevin Kline repeated his rich performance as the Pirate King, with Linda Ronstadt as Mabel and George Rose as "the very model…
Tue
21
Jan
2014
 
  • Crime drama
  • France/Italy
  • Colour
  • 112 mins.
When Tom Ripley (Alain Delon) is sent to Europe on a paid errand to bring spoilt socialite Philippe Greanleaf (Maurice Ronet) home to his family in America, he becomes absorbed in Philippe’s playboy lifestyle and is determined to make it his own. Adapted from Patricia Highsmith’s novel The Talented Mr Ripley, René Clément’s stylish…
Thu
19
Apr
2007
 
  • Colour
In this romantic drama, Massimo Troisi stars as a shy postman on an Italian island whose only port of call is the residence of legendary exiled Chilean poet Pablo Neruda (Philippe Noiret). Too timid to talk to the local beauty (Maria Grazia Cucinotta), the postman turns to…
Tue
03
Apr
2007
 
  • Colour
A Prairie Home Companion, the final film from Robert Altman, one of Hollywood's best-loved mavericks, is a gentle, affectionate salute to Garrison Keillor's equally gentle and affectionate radio show of the same name. Keillor plays himself, the genial, unflustered host of a long-running live public radio show…
Mon
13
May
2019
 
  • Animation, Fantasy
  • Japan
  • Colour
  • 134 mins.
In the 14th century, the harmony that humans, animals and gods have enjoyed begins to crumble. The protagonist, young Ashitaka - infected by an animal attack, seeks a cure from the deer-like god Shishigami. In his travels, he sees humans ravaging the earth, bringing down the wrath…
Tue
11
Oct
2016
 
  • Western
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 101 mins.
While waiting in the ruins of his family home with the woman he loves, Jeb (Robert Mitchum) is pursued by traumatic childhood memories. In a life dominated by violence and adversity he has had to kill his adoptive brother, is hated by his foster-mother (Judith Anderson), chased…
Tue
25
Mar
2008
 
  • Colour
Writer/director Woody Allen's intelligent and endlessly delightful examination of childhood and the process of memory is an underrated gem. Evoking Allen's own childhood of the late 1930s and 1940s, the action cuts effortlessly from a crowded family home in Brooklyn to the empty glamour of Radioland. Mia…
Tue
01
May
2012
 
  • Drama
  • Japan
  • B&W
  • 88mins mins.
A LANDMARK FILM - Akira Kurosawa experiments with the truth using conflicting flashbacks. Today, nearly fifty years after it was made, Rashomon has lost none of its fascination or power. It's still a marvelous piece of cinema that asks unanswerable questions of great import. Films like Courage Under Fire may capture…
Tue
06
Jan
2009
 
  • Colour
Having won prizes at Cannes for her short films Small Deaths and Gasman, Lynne Ramsay made her feature debut with this unsentimental portrait of growing up in Glasgow in the 1970s. Achieving a lyrical realism that often recalls Jean Vigo's 1934 classic L'Atalante, Ramsay manages to turn…
Tue
18
Apr
2017
 
  • Drama
  • UK
  • Colour
  • 94 mins.
Scottish director Lynne Ramsay's debut feature Ratcatcher will be shown instead of Kelly Reichardt's cancelled Meek's Cutoff, in InFiFa's Female Directors Season.Tuesday 18 April, Filmhouse Eden Court, 19:15. "In her breathtaking and assured first feature, Lynne Ramsay creates a haunting evocation of a troubled Glasgow childhood. Set…
Tue
16
Feb
2016
 
  • Thriller
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 78 mins.
When housewife Lucia Harper (Joan Bennett) discovers the dead body of her daughter's older ex-lover, she takes drastic action to protect her family. Thinking that the killing was an accident and that her daughter is responsible, she hides the body. Lucia is then blackmailed by small-time con…
Tue
15
May
2018
 
  • Drama
  • Japan
  • B&W
  • 185 mins.
A monumental hospital-for-the poor based melodrama set in 19th century Japan, directed by legendary director Akira Kurosawa. An ageing doctor (nicknamed Red Beard, played by Toshiro Mifune) gradually instils into his young and ambitious new intern the rewards of working in the poorer sections of the community.…
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