FILM: THE FIVE BEST REVIVALS

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1

The Night of the Hunter (Curzon Soho)

Charles Laughton's only film as director is an astonishing one- off, as is Robert Mitchum's performance as a deranged evangelist with an eye for rich widows.

2

The Fountainhead Pullman (Everyman)

King Vidor's film about integrity and individualism stars Gary Cooper as an uncompromising architect whose talent is at odds with his time; Patricia Neal is the haughty blueblood who falls under his spell. Sun 4pm

3

La Dolce Vita (Riverside)

Fellini's portrait of Roman decadence from 960 can seem a little draggy nowadays, but with the faces of Marcello Mastroianni and Anouk Aimee to gaze upon it's perhaps ungracious to complain. Sun 7.35pm

4

Last Year in Marienbad (NFT)

A couple meet in a hotel where they had an affair the year before - or maybe not. Resnais' meditation on time and memory is either a cornerstone of European cinema or one of the great art-house bores. Fri 8.40pm

5

Bonnie and Clyde (Scala)

Let joy be unconfined - the immaculately scuzzy Scala cinema in King's Cross has re-opened. The programme is limited, but Arthur Penn's 967 gangster classic is a great Saturday-night headliner. Sat 9.30pm

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