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Film Ryan Gilbey

AFTER KRZYSZTOF Kieslowski (right) had finished the Dekalog - the Ten Commandments, relocated to a Polish housing estate - he extended two of the episodes for theatrical release. One of them is A Short Film about Love, a careful, aloof study in human fallibility which takes as its inspiration and provocation the commandment "Thou shalt not commit adultery". A postal worker starts spying on the woman living opposite him, and this evolves into a story of passion, obsession and telescopes. It is screened today with The Double Life of Veronique, Kieslowski's enchantingly opaque riddle about one soul split into two bodies.

Riverside Studios, London W6 (0181-237 1111) 7pm

The Taste of Cherry, by the Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami, is about a man searching for a potential executioner. It is a troubling, not entirely satisfying work, but you couldn't say that it lacks spirit or originality.

Cambridge Arts Cinema (01223 504444) 1pm, 7.25pm

Theatre Dominic Cavendish

THERE IS very little information in Pip Utton's monologue, Adolf, a last- hour address by the Fuhrer to his most loyal followers, that you won't have come across before. But Utton's uncanny impersonation - dead eyes, reddened cheeks, fists slamming down with precise fury - has a chilling force because he shares his shattered supremacist dream with the complete confidence that it will be rebuilt.

Venue 21, Roman Eagle Lodge, Edinburgh (0131-622 7207) 8.35pm

By all accounts, the latest celebrity cast change for Art has been a shrewd one: Stacy Keach (right), David Dukes and George Wendt lend a Manhattan nerviness to Yasmina Reza's elegant portrait of male neurosis.

Wyndhams Theatre, London, WC2 (0171-369 1736) 8pm

Classical Duncan Hadfield

"AN HISTORIC occasion" and "the event of the decade in British music" were among the ecstatic verdicts after the world premiere of the remarkable completion of Elgar's Symphony No 3 by Anthony Payne (right) back in February. Elgar left the work only roughly finished at his death in 1934. Payne's meticulous elaboration of the sketches restores the piece as a major new addition to the Elgarian canon. Now comes the Proms premiere from the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrew Davis.

Royal Albert Hall, London SW1 (0171-589 8212) 7pm

Calling on substantial performing forces, Charpentier's Medee was one of the most adventurous Baroque operas of its time. As the culmination of its two-week project for advanced singers and instrumentalists, a rare British staged production is mounted by the Dartington Festival Baroque Orchestra and singers, conducted by David Roblou.

Great Hall, Dartington (01803 863073), 7.30pm

Comedy James Rampton

YOU HAVE TO be prepared to go with the flow at a Phil Kay gig - and it can take you to highly unexpected places. At one memorable performance, this most accomplished of off-the-cuff stand-ups (right) abandoned his routine in favour of leading a mock-wedding service for the benefit of a hen party in the front row. At another, the sound system malfunctioned, so he marched a 120-strong audience round to the cafe next door to confront the soundman who was eating there. Expect inspired improvisation.

Backstage 1, Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh (0131-226 2151) midn't.

A sound of "buzz" is starting to envelop Jason Byrne, the latest fine Irish comic. Featured in Channel 4's series, Edinburgh or Bust, he has been described by one critic as "part Spike Milligan, part Duracell Bunny". A real live wire.

Cavern, Pleasance, Edinburgh (0131-556 6550) 9pm

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