FILM: THE FIVE BEST REVIVALS
Saturday 12 February 2005
Following Last Station in a double bill, Soviet dissident Sergo Paradjanov's meditation on an 18th-century Armenian poet is a uniquely exotic work of film mysticism. This is from the print found in 1990, not the "dry-cleaned" Russian version.
God Told Me To (today 4.15pm NFT1)
A Catholic cop stumbles on the Second Coming while investigating a spate of murders in this tacky B-movie treat from 1976. Directed by Larry Cohen and starring Sandy Dennis.
Fists in the Pocket & Good Morning, Night (today 6.40pm & 8.45pm Riverside)
Two from Marco Bellocchio including his brilliant and too-rarely screened feature debut from 1965 about a teenaged epileptic and his family. Plus the 2003 drama, which recreates the ice-cool 1978 kidnapping of President Aldo Moro by the Red Brigade.
Hamlet (tomorrow 3pm Barbican)
Based on Boris Pasternak's translation of the Shakespeare play, and with music from Shostokovich, this titanic 1964 Russian film stars Innokenti Smoktunovsky, who is impressive and vigorous as the gloomy Danish prince.
Sunset Boulevard & Chinatown (tomorrow 12.30pm & 3.30pm Richmond Filmhouse)
Esteemed film writer and Independent columnist David Thomson introduces these too guaranteed crowd-pleasers. Gloria Swanson plays a washed-up silent star in Sunset Boulevard and Jack Nicholson is a private dick in Chinatown.
Film Leonardo DiCaprio hunts Tom Hardy
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Top Gear team of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May officially heading to Amazon Prime for new car show
- 2 Stuart Baggs: Apprentice star 'The Brand' found dead aged 27
- 3 How to cancel Amazon Prime: after Top Gear hiring, how to leave premium service
- 4 Tesco scraps 'unexpected item in the bagging area' as self-checkouts switch to less 'frustrating' audio
- 5 Living in Spain and commuting to London 'cheaper than actually working in London'
Top Gear hires female executive producer Lisa Clark amid reports Jodie Kidd will join Chris Evans fronted show
Frank Ocean, where's that new album at?
Top Gear team of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May officially heading to Amazon Prime for new car show
Jon Snow not dead? Kit Harington spotted in Belfast where Game of Thrones season 6 is filming
Top Gear: Jenson Button reportedly joining Chris Evans as replacement host
Yvette Cooper: Our choice is years of Tory rule under Jeremy Corbyn – or a return to a Labour government
Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn says 'we can learn a great deal from Karl Marx'
Public anger after French sunbather beaten up by gang for wearing a bikini in Reims park
Labour leadership: New poll shows party is now even 'less electable' than under Ed Miliband
While we fixate on Calais, the Government is quietly deporting dozens of migrants on 'ghost flights'
Calais crisis: For desperate migrants it is 'England or death' as they brave dogs, riot police and speeding trains