THE FIVE BEST REVIVALS

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1

The Third Man (Curzon Soho)

Carol Reed's adaptation of the Graham Greene story is remarkable for many things, none more than Orson Welles' late appearance and a classic speech about the Swiss and cuckoo clocks. Sun 2.45pm

2

Un Air de Famille (Cine Lumiere)

A splendid anatomy of a provincial French family tearing itself apart while gathered to celebrate a birthday. Cedric Klapisch's direction catches the ancient rivalries and grievances that bubble to the surface. Tonight 8.5pm

3

A Bout de Souffle (Lux)

Age hasn't withered Godard's debut feature, a standard-bearer of the Nouvelle Vague and an ode to one of the coolest-looking couples - Belmondo and Jean Seberg - ever seen on film. Sun 2pm

4

Chinatown (NFT)

Polanski's haunting noir mystery is a strong contender for the greatest film of the 970s. Nicholson as duped detective Jake Gittes is a masterly portrait of sardonic detachment undone by fatal curiosity. Sun 2.5pm

5

The Killing (Riverside)

Writer/director/actor Vincent Gallo may be arrogant, but he knows how to tell a story, and in this breathlessly inventive road movie, he and Christina Ricci make a miserably glamorous pair. Tue 7pm

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