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.
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 If I were Prime Minister: I'd give tax cuts to the rich, keep Trident, and get my football team wrong
- 2 Top Gear: Jodie Kidd, Philip Glenister and Guy Martin 'in advanced talks' to join show
- 3 General Election 2015: 14-year-old boy asks Nick Clegg – 'can you kill Katie Hopkins?'
- 4 University student in court for allegedly covering housemates' food in window cleaner and spit
- 5 Garland shooting: Isis claims attack on Prophet Mohamed cartoon contest in Texas as its first action on US soil
Top Gear: Jodie Kidd, Philip Glenister and Guy Martin 'in advanced talks' to join show
Eurovision 2015: What date is the song contest and who are the favourites to win?
Game of Thrones, season 5 episode 4, review: Sansa in danger of becoming another footnote in Westeros' bloody history
Noel Gallagher 'cannot wait' to hear Oasis-inspired One Direction album but rants about 'pointless' Tidal and Spotify
The highly NSFW poster for Gaspar Noé's Love makes Nymphomaniac look like 50 Shades
In defence of liberal democracy
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
Andy McSmith's Sketch: Feisty audience is the real star of an enlightening show