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Film Festivals 1987

A vintage festival year with many stand-outs including Jim Henson's wonderful "Labyrinth", Peter Greenaway's absurdist metaphorical achievement, "A Zed and Two Noughts", Oliver Stone's harrowing "Salvador", the heartwarming "My Life as a Dog", Gary Oldman's standout performance as Sid Vicious in "Sid and Nancy" and the disturbing romantic masterpiece "Betty Blue".

A Zed and Two Noughts (1985)

Director: Peter Greenaway
Starring: Andrea Ferreol, Brian Deacon, Eric Deacon

From the famed director of 'The Draughtsman's Contract' and 'The Belly of an Architect', this film is an erotic, beautiful, disturbing, absurdist and... 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

Bliss (1985)

7/10
Director: Ray Lawrence
Starring: Lynette Curran, Barry Otto, Helen Jones

Noticed by its absence for a number of years, this outrageous and daring Australian film stars Barry Otto as Harry Joy, a wistful Sydney advertising m... Read more

Care Bears Movie 2: A New Generation (1986)

Director: Dale Schott

Join the adorable Care Bear family as they save the Kingdom of Caring from evil in this exciting animated adventure for the young and young at heart! Read more

Colonel Redl (1984)

7.7/10
Director: Istvan Szabo
Starring: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Hans Christian Blech, Gudrun Landgre...

Klaus Maria Brandauer stars in this epic story of intrigue, love and lust, set in Austria during the years leading up to WWI. Adapted from John Osborn... Read more

Death Of A Salesman (1985)

7.3/10
Director: Volker Schlondorff
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, John Malkovich, Charles Durning, Kate Reid, Stephen Lang

A uniquely haunting theatrical production of Arthur Miller's dark and surreallistic parable on the fallout of the American dream. Dustin Hoffman stars... Read more

Defence Of The Realm (1985)

Director: David Drury
Starring: Gabriel Byrne, Denholm Elliott, Ian Bannen, Greta Scacchi

Gabriel Byrne, Greta Scacchi and Denholm Elliott star in David Drury's electrifying thriller. Ex-defense MP in England is caught in a KGB sex scandal,... Read more

Down By Law (1986)

7.8/10
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Starring: Ellen Barkin, Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, John Lurie, Tom Waits

Jim Jarmusch's follow-up to his immensely successful "Stranger Than Paradise" stars Tom Waits, John Lurie - and in a treasure of a performance, Robert... Read more

Eleni (1985)

6.9/10
Director: Peter Yates
Starring: Kate Nelligan, Linda Hunt, Oliver Cotton

Haunting images from the past and a present-day, thirst for justice and revenge fuel this true-life story directed by Peter Yates and based on author... Read more

Labyrinth (1986)

7.4/10
Director: Jim Henson
Starring: David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud, Shelley Thompson

Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) wished her baby brother would be taken away by goblins, and now her wish has come true. Jareth (David Bowie), the Goblin Kin... Read more