FILM: THE FIVE BEST REVIVALS

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The Colour of Pomegranates (Tue 8.30pm Cine Lumiere)

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.

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