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A Little Princess

Frances Hodgson Burnett gets the Warner Bros treatment and comes up smelling rather lovely. On general release


Antonioni's cool delineation of the bourgeois void at the heart of Italy in the late Fifties. If any single film set the aesthetic tone for the European modernist cinema of the Sixties, this was it.

Mon 19-Thur 22 Feb, Cambridge Arts Cinema (01223 572929)


L'Alternativa '96

Fancy a week in Barcelona watching weird films? The third 'L'Alternativa' festival of alternative cinema serves up over 200 shorts, features and documentaries, new and old, including obscure short works by Truffaut, Wenders, Kaurismaki, Polanski and Loach.

23 Feb-2 March, Barcelona, Spain (information: 00-343-412 0781 ext 279/ 271)