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Film Festivals 1998

Highlights from this year's festivals include Neil LaBute's searing black comedy 'In the Company of Men', the Coen brothers' 'The Big Lebowski' and Martin Scorsese's Tibetan ode, 'Kundun'. Gary Oldman made his directing debut with the intense 'Nil By Mouth' and the understated Australian thriller 'The Interview' showcased Hugo Weaving's great talent. Special mention also for the lyrical comedy/drama, 'Lawn Dogs', Tony Gatlif's 'Gadjo Dilo' and the deeply and delightfully weird, 'Gummo'.

Artemisia (1997)

6.8/10
Director: Agnes Merlet
Starring: Michel Serrault, Valentina Cervi, Maurice Garrel

A powerful biographic study of a talented Italian woman artist, Artemisia Gentileshi, struggling against the narrow mindedness of Renaissance attitude... Read more

Barbarella (1968)

5.9/10
Director: Roger Vadim
Starring: Marcel Marceau, Ugo Tognazzi, Milo O'Shea, John Phillip Law, Jane Fonda, David H...

Barbarella is marked by the same audacity and originality, fantasy, humor, beauty and horror, cruelty and eroticism that make comic books such a favor... Read more

Betty Blue (1986)

7.4/10
Director: Jean-Jacques Beineix
Starring: Jean-Hugues Anglade, Beatrice Dalle, Gerard Darmon

Jean-Jacques Beineix has restored 62 minutes to his romantic masterpiece ('Version Integrale') expanding the adventures of Betty and Zorg. There are s... Read more

Betty Blue (Blu-ray) (1986)

7.4/10
Director: Jean-Jacques Beineix
Starring: Beatrice Dalle, Gerard Darmon, Jean-Hugues Anglade

Jean-Jacques Beineix has restored 62 minutes to his romantic masterpiece ('Version Integrale') expanding the adventures of Betty and Zorg. There are s... Read more

Character (1997)

7.8/10
Director: Mike Van Diem
Starring: Fedja Van Huet, Jan Decleir, Betty Schuurman

Winner of the 1997 Best Foreign Film at the Academy Awards, this Dickensian drama is set in Rotterdam during the 1920s detailing the events that occur... Read more

Citizen Kane (1941)

8.4/10
Director: Orson Welles
Starring: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Everett Sloane

Generally regarded as the greatest and most influential films of all time; Orson Welles directorial debut (he was only 25!) is the story of newspaper... Read more

Citizen Kane ( Blu-ray ) (1941)

8.4/10
Director: Orson Welles
Starring: Agnes Moorehead, Everett Sloane, Joseph Cotten, Orson Welles, Paul Stewart, Ruth...

Even people who have never seen Citizen Kane know it's the greatest film of all time. Orson Welles' debut has become an undisputed cultural benchmark... Read more

Contempt ( Le Mepris ) (1963)

7.7/10
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Starring: Brigitte Bardot, Jack Palance, Michel Piccoli, Georgia Moll, Fritz Lang

Aka "Le Mepris". Featuring Brigitte Bardot in a tale of film producer Jack Palance making a film directed by Fritz Lang (who plays himself in the film... Read more

Days of Heaven (1978)

7.9/10
Director: Terrence Malick
Starring: Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard, Linda Manz

A beautifully shot film telling the story of Richard Gere, a fugitive from the Chicago slums, and Sam Shepard, a shy, rich Texan in love with the same... Read more

Eve's Bayou (1997)

7.3/10
Director: Kasi Lemmons
Starring: Samuel L Jackson, Lynn Whitfield, Jurnee Smollett

A richly textured gothic family drama set in Louisiana in 1962. Samuel L. Jackson is a loving but philandering doctor whose adulterous ways lead Eve,... Read more