FILM CHOICE

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DOUG'S 1ST MOVIE (U)

Children's animation with an eco-friendly edge and none of the back-sniping of most children's films.

MOTEL CACTUS (NO CERT)

Korean director Park Ki-Yong's film follows four intimate encounters with four couples. A quietly passionate film.

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 (U)

Documentary film record of Shackleton's 1914-16 trans-Antarctic expedition, in which his ship Endurance was crushed in polar ice.

OPENING THIS WEEK

THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR (15)

Rene Russo and Pierce Brosnan in a remake of the old Steve McQueen vehicle.

COOKIE'S FORTUNE (12)

Robert Altman's latest.

MICKEY BLUE EYES (15)

Hugh Grant takes on the Mob.

RUSHMORE (15)

High-school black comedy. AQ

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