Film Festivals 1993

A grand diversity this year with a great many stand-out offerings including Stephen Poliakoff's provocotive "Close My Eyes", Colin Nutley's Ealing Comedies-inspired "House of Angels", the superb "Close to Eden" and Sally potter's lavish "Orlando". On the darker side was Abel Ferrara's uncompromising "Bad Lieutenant"; Robert Rodriguez showed anyone can make a low budget film with his original "El Mariachi"; and also off the blocks was Quentin Tarantino with "Reservoir Dogs" (Right).

Bad Lieutenant (1992)

Director: Abel Ferrara
Starring: Harvey Keitel, Frankie Thorn, Paul Hipp, Victor Argo

About a morally bankrupt cop (Harvey Keitel) who starts to pull himself out of the abyss when he investigates the rape of a nun who refuses to press c... Read more

Bob Roberts (1992)

Director: Tim Robbins
Starring: Tim Robbins, Giancarlo Esposito, Ray Wise, Alan Rickman, Gore Vidal

Written, directed and starring Tim Robbins, 'Bob Roberts' is a satirical, eye-opening, documentary-like journey into the world of American politics -... Read more

Bread and Roses (1993)

Director: Gaylene Preston
Starring: Genevieve Picot, Mick Rose, Donna Akersten

Based on the autobiography of Sonya Davies. This moving epic story of one woman's experience spans twenty years from 1940 and captures the hopes and a... Read more

Calendar (1993)

Director: Atom Egoyan
Starring: Arsinee Khanjian, Atom Egoyan, Ashot Adamian

With this beautiful and evocative film set in Armenia and Canada, Atom Egoyan ('Exotica', 'The Sweet Herafter') filtered his abiding obsessions into t... Read more

Careful (1992)

Director: Guy Maddin
Starring: Kyle McCulloch, Gosia Dobrowolska, Sarah Neville, Brent Neale

"I made my first trip to the West Coast ever and realised, 'I want to make a movie about mountains.' (Co-writer) George Toles wanted to make a pro-inc... Read more

Close My Eyes (1991)

Director: Stephen Poliakoff
Starring: Alan Rickman, Clive Owen, Saskia Reeves

This psychosexual drama focuses on the secret romance between a woman with low self-esteem and her brother, a wealthy, amiable man, which draws the su... Read more

Hard Boiled (1992)

Director: John Woo
Starring: Chow Yun-Fat, Tony Leung (Chiu Wai), Teresa Mo, Philip Chan

John Woo's stylish, ultra-violent story of a police inspector (Chow Yun Fat) who teams up with a mysterious hit man (Tony Leung Chiu Wai) to stop a ga... Read more

Incident at Oglala (1992)

Director: Michael Apted
Starring: Narrated by, Robert Redford

The true story that inspired the film 'Thunderheart' focuses on the case of Leonard Peltier, a native American convicted of killing two FBI agents on... Read more

Indochine (1992)

Director: Regis Wargnier
Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Vincent Perez, Linh Dan Pham

Set in 1930's French Indo-China this film studies the fascinating relation-ship between two women - a French mother and her adopted Indochinese daught... Read more

Les Amants ( aka The Lovers ) (1958)

Director: Louis Malle
Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Jean-Marc Bory, Alain Cuny

'The Lovers'. A bored wife (Jeanne Moreau) meets one of her house guests (Jean-Marc Bory) in a moonlit garden and decides to make love with him then a... Read more