Letter: Look beyond Hollywood

Robin Baker
Saturday 02 October 1993 23:02
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I AM compelled to agree with Alan Pavelin (Letters, 26 September) who berates the paucity of non-Hollywood films in UK cinemas. One reason is your own Critics pages. Your film critic further hyped the much-hyped Sleepless in Seattle and The Fugitive, yet could find no space for other new releases, among them Ang Lee's comedy, The Wedding Banquet (winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival).

This type of film requires discussion. It also deserves an audience. If quality national papers won't review such films then exhibitors are less likely to screen them.

Robin Baker

British Film Institute

London W1

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