Film: The Five Best Revivals


The Independent – United Kingdom

Feb 05, 2005


Every Little Thing & Nicolas Philibert in conversation (today 6.45pm &
8.45pm NFT1)

The inmates and staff of a French psychiatric institution stage their
annual theatrical experience in this documentary from the much-lauded
director of tre et Avoir, interviewed onstage after the screening.


Pierlequin (Fri 8.30pm Lumiere)

The first season of Armenian films in the UK for 25 years kicks off
with this award-winning, low-budget love story about a clown, made by
Tigran Xmalian who will be present at the screening.


Chain (Tue 6.40pm Curzon Soho)

This first feature by New York film-maker Jem Cohen, which describes
the world as one corporate shopping mall, was shot in seven countries
and took more than six years to make.


Pawel Pawlikowski Quadruple Bill (Sun 2.30pm Riverside)

The poet Yerofeev, a war report in Bosnia, a trip round St Petersburg
with the great-grandson of Dostoevsky, and Russian nationalist
Vladimir Zhirinovsky – all the subjects of documentaries by the
talented, UK-based director.


The Minders & The Liberace of Baghdad (Wed 7pm Barbican)

Sean McAllister presents two of his documentaries from Iraq – pre and
post the US-led invasion. The first concerns Saddam’s minders sent to
“look after” journalists; the second an eccentric former
concert-pianist now scratching a living in Iraqi bars.