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A Mike Leigh Retrospective is touring the country to coincide with the release of Naked. It begins on Tuesday at the Manchester Cornerhouse with Bleak Moments, and includes Hard Labour, Grown Ups, High Hopes, Meantime, Four Days in July and Who's Who. The retrospective will also play at the Bristol Watershed, Hull Film Theatre, Bradford Film Theatre, Glasgow Film Theatre, Coventry's Warwick Arts Centre, the Lancaster Dukes Cinema and the Leicester Phoenix. Telephone cinemas for details:

Bradford Film Theatre (0274 820666)

Bristol Watershed (0272 253845)

Glasgow Film Theatre (041-332 8128)

Hull Film Theatre (0482 25017/883015)

Manchester Cornerhouse (061-228 2463)

Lancaster Dukes Cinema (0524 66645)

Leicester Phoenix (0533 554854)

Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry (0203 524524)

This week sees the start of the Belfast Festival at Queen's, which opens on Sunday with Stephen Frears' adaptation of Booker prize- winner Roddy Doyle's The Snapper (6.45pm, 9.00pm), and closes on Saturday 27 with a rare screening of the 1923 Harold Lloyd comedy, Safety Last, with a live piano accompaniment.

Other highlights include Tony Scott's whirlwind road movie, True Romance (8-27); Taiwanese director Ang Lee's hit comedy, The Wedding Banquet (8-18); the late Yves Montand's final performance, in Jean-Jacques Beineix's IP5 (14-16); Kon Ichikawa's 1963 Cinemascope masterpiece, An Actor's Revenge (22, 23); and Mike Leigh's study of misogyny, Naked (26, 27).

Belfast Festival at Queen's, 25 College Gardens, Belfast BT9 6BS (0232 665577)

We have 10 pairs of free tickets for True Romance, starring Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette, in the Belfast Festival at Queen's. Subject to availability, the tickets are for the first week of the run (8-15 November) and await the first 10 readers to take this page to Marion Morris in the Queen's Film Theatre Office, 3rd Floor, Festival House, 25 College Gardens, Belfast, on Monday 8 Nov, between 10am and 5pm.

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