The Week in Film 10 – 16 October

Blog by Jonathan Melville | 09 Oct 2008

A quiet week in blockbuster land sees Kiefer Sutherland’s slightly suspect attempt at 24-meets-gory-horror, Mirrors, opening alongside City of Ember, a fantasy adventure filmed in and around the UK.


On a smaller scale is Time and Winds at the Filmhouse, a Turkish picture which looks at the lives of three young men as they struggle against the precarious political system of the region.

As part of their Tennessee Williams season, Filmhouse screen Baby Doll on Tuesday, a controversial film from 1956, condemned at the time for its “carnal suggestiveness” . It stars Karl Malden and Caroll Baker and is a tale of revenge and lust.

Along at the Cameo there’s the acclaimed Italian Mafia picture Gomorrah, a visceral work not for the fainthearted. Also opening this week is French comedy Mes Amis, Mes Amours, filmed in London’s so called “Frog alley”, the French ex-pat community, and centring on two divorced fathers trying to make new lives for themselves.

Gomorrah: mid=1293



The GFT continues its Tennessee Williams season with two films this week: Baby Doll (see Filmhouse details above) on Sunday and the late Paul Newman in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof on Tuesday.

There’s also a chance to see Glasgow-born director Marianna Palka’s Good Dick (there's an interview with her here) and the tense Unrelated over the weekend. Bill Forsyth's That Sinking Feeling is screening on Sunday.