The Week in Film 17 - 23 October

Blog by Jonathan Melville | 22 Oct 2008

Glasgow Film Theatre

Film of the moment Gomorrah – the Italian story of various nefarious goings on by the mafia, or Camorra – comes to the GFT this week, fresh from the scandal it caused in its home country. Less controversial is the new Coen brothers movie, Burn After Reading, starring George Clooney and Frances McDormand (Fargo) in a story about blackmail going wrong, CIA interventions and cosmetic surgery.

Edinburgh Filmhouse

Opening at the Filmhouse is new British film Unrelated, starring Kathryn Worth as Anna, a woman in her mid-40s who arrives in Italy at the home of a large family where she begins to spend too much time with the teenagers of the house.

As part of the Tennessee Williams season there’s a chance to see Paul Newman as drifter Chance Wayne in Sweet Bird of Youth on Sunday. Having tried to make it in the movies, Wayne returns home only to meet an ex-girlfriend and her sheriff father who forced him to leave town years before.

Also screening is 1919 German classic The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari, a gloomy silent horror from director Robert Wiene. Pop along on Tuesday at 6.15 and be amazed…

Edinburgh Cameo

Get into La Zona at the Cameo from Friday. This is described as a “taut social thriller” from Mexico, part heist film, part analysis of Mexico today.

Dundee Contemporary Arts  

Norman Bates is on the loose again, this time at the Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre, until Monday, while Leaps and Bounds, a Swedish drama peppered with humour screens on Wednesday. It’s all about a young refugee and the world he finds himself in through no fault of his own.