FILM CHOICE

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WEST BEIRUT (15)

It is 1975, the start of the civil war in Lebanon. Two Muslim boys make friends with a Christian neighbour. Director Ziad Doueiri examines the peculiar fun the kids have.

SOUTH (NC)

Documentary film record of the 1914-16 trans-Antarctic expedition lead by Sir Ernest Shackleton in which his ship, the Endurance, was frozen and crushed in polar ice.

MULAN (U)

A re-release, but the only decent film for children around.

10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU (12)

Winning update of The Taming of the Shrew, set in a modern American high school. The script is everything you wish the play was - optimistic, and fair towards its heroine, Kate.

LAST NIGHT (15)

Actor and director Don McKellar's superb debut charts the last few hours in Toronto before an unspecified apocalypse. Brilliantly scripted, and always moving.

THE LOST SON (18)

Chris Menges directs the story of a detective uncovering a paedophile ring, with tenderness and care.

THE MUMMY (12)

Almost Indiana Jones meets The Evil Dead.

OPENING ON FRIDAY

DOUG'S 1ST MOVIE (U)

Disney animation .

PLAYING BY HEART (15)

Stylish love story starring Angelina Jolie.

THE MATCH (15)

Scottish football comedy, starring Max Beesley and Richard E Grant. AQ

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