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Film Festivals 1992

The festival this year was spiced with some real gems including David Cronenberg's take on William S Burroughs' underground classic "Naked Lunch", Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro's bizarrely inspired "Delicatessen", John McNaughton's disturbing "Henry - Portrait of a Serial killer", Wim Wenders' epic "Until the End of the World", the thought-provoking "Rapture" and Lars Von Trier's stunning, hypnotic "Zentropa" (right).

A Brief History of Time (1992)

6.8/10
Director: Errol Morris
Starring: Stephen Hawking

An outstanding portrait of cosmologist Stephen Hawking, who's afflicted with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and communicates verbally with a voice synt... Read more

Boyz N The Hood (1991)

7.8/10
Director: John Singleton
Starring: Cuba Gooding Jr, Ice Cube, Laurence Fishburne

A thoughtful look at life in the black section of South Central Los Angeles. A divorced father strives to raise his son with values and steer him away... Read more

Danny, The Champion of the World (1989)

6.8/10
Director: Gavin Millar
Starring: Jeremy Irons, Robbie Coltrane, Samuel Irons, Cyril Cusack, Michael Hordern, Lion...

Nine year old Danny Smith lives an idyllic life in a gypsy caravan at the back of his Dad's garage but all this looks set to change when evil landowne... Read more

Delicatessen (1991)

7.7/10
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro
Starring: Marie-Laure Dougnac, Dominique Pinon, Karin Viard

A post-apocalyptic future becomes the setting for pitch black humor in this visually intricate French comedy. A circus performer takes a position as a... Read more

Edward II (1992)

7/10
Director: Derek Jarman
Starring: Steven Waddington, Kevin Collins, Andrew Tiernan

Derek Jarman uses Christopher Marlowe's classic play about the 14th century monarch for this daring cinematic treatise on gay love and its place in th... Read more

Europa ( aka Zentropa ) (1992)

7.7/10
Director: Lars von Trier
Starring: Jean-Marc Barr, Barbara Sukowa, Udo Kier, Ernst Hugo

This penetrating and mesmeric trip into the dark soul of Europe follows a young American pacifist of German descent who sojourns to post-WWII Deutschl... Read more

Europa Europa (1990)

7.6/10
Director: Agnieszka Holland
Starring: Julie Delpy, Marco Hofschneider

A riveting and moving fact-based WWII Holocaust drama about a German-Jewish teenage boy who flees the Nazis and conceals his identity - only to find h... Read more

Father (1989)

6.9/10
Director: John Power
Starring: Carol Drinkwater, Julia Blake, Max von Sydow

A man well-settled into the autumn of his life, Joe Mueller (Max von Sydow) is lovingly supported by his daughter Anne (Carol Drinkwater) and her husb... Read more

Get Back (1991)

7/10
Director: Richard Lester
Starring: Paul McCartney

An exciting account of Paul McCartney's 1989-90 world tour, which encompassed 102 dates in 45 cities. Directed by Richard Lester ('A Hard Days Night')... Read more

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)

7/10
Director: John McNaughton
Starring: Michael Rooker, Tom Towles, Tracy Arnold

Based on the shocking true story of serial killer Henry Lee Lucas, Michael Rooker delivers an unforgettable performance of ferocious intensity as Henr... Read more