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.
Review: Imaginative storytelling returns with vigourfilm
Bannatyne leaves Dragon's DenTV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 World Cup 2014: 20 things we learned in Brazil
- 2 Why I'm on the brink of burning my Israeli passport
- 3 War is war: Why I stand with Israel
- 4 L'Oreal cuts ties with Belgium supporter Axelle Despiegelaere after hunting trip photographs
- 5 World Cup 2014: Robin van Persie gives his bronze medal to eccentric Netherlands fan moments after being handed it by Sepp Blatter
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
War is war: Why I stand with Israel
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’