The Week in Film 26 September – 2 October

Blog by Jonathan Melville | 29 Sep 2008

Instead of the usual blockbusters taking centre stage at the multiplexes, we’ve handpicked a few of the smaller films showing this coming week that deserve your attention…

Glasgow Film Theatre

The GFT screens two films currently on limited release in the UK: Linha de Passe and I’ve Loved You So Long. Linhe de Passe is the latest film from Motorcycle Diaries director Walter Salles and is a story about four brothers from a poor family who need to fight to follow their dreams. I’ve Loved You So Long stars Kristin Scott Thomas as Juliette, just out of prison after 15 years and trying to put her life back to together with the help of her family.

The GFT also hosts a season of films as part of the Glasgay! Festival between 1 – 8 October. One of the UK’s leading LGBT festivals, and one of the largest multi-arts events in the Scottish cultural calendar, Glasgay! and the GFT present a number of films over the week, including The Tennessee Williams Festival. First up is 1968 black comedy The Anniversary, starring Bette Davis, centering around an annual family gathering for the anniversary of an overbearing mother and her late husband as she starts to expose some home truths with her three sons.

Edinburgh Filmhouse

If you’re looking for some classics, the Filmhouse screens David Lean epic Great Expectations until Saturday and Clint Eastwood classic For a Few Dollars More until Sunday. Also showing is Pizzicata on Monday, an Italian film capturing the sights, sounds and customs of a small village in southern Italy during World War II, with dance and music playing a central role in the story.

Amongst a number of varied movies on offer are The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Linha de Passe (see GFT above for details) and The Duchess.

Cameo Cinema, Edinburgh

Friday night at the Cameo sees a midnight 33rd Anniversary airing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show while there’s a Sunday matinee screening of Grease and The Breakfast Club.

Newer films arrive in the form of I’ve Loved You So Long while Germany is represented by both The Experiment and The Wave. New Shane Meadows feature Somers Town is also showing all week.