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THE BIG SLEEP (PG)

USA, 1946 (MIFF 2011, Adrian Wootton)

Director: Howard Hawks

Starring Bogart and Bacall, this 1946 film noir classic is a staple of Greatest Movies Ever lists.

Uncompromising private investigator Philip Marlowe follows a convoluted trail of murder, deception, lust and intrigue across the tawdry urban landscape of Los Angeles: a fantastic vision of high crimes and low life in the big city.

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KITCHEN STORIES

Norway, 2004
Kitchen Stories (Salmer fra Kjøkkenet) NorwayNorway's Official Oscar entry Kitchen Stories is a funny, moving and beautifully observed little gem that has won hearts at Film Festivals around the w… More »

A GIRL IN EVERY PORT

USA, 1928
A wonderfully improbable little comedy-drama which of all Hawks' silent Elms has sustained more than marginal interest. ... It switches midway from a genial, hyperbolic comedy to muted drama; an exhi… More »

KINGS OF THE ROAD

Germany, 1976
Two men cross the middle of Germany, from Luneburg to Hof along the East German frontier. Bruno travels in a moving van that he uses to camp in; he is a projectionist and repairs movie equipment. Alo… More »

THE HOUSE ON TRUBNAYA

USSR, 1928
Filmgoers whose knowledge of the classic Soviet cinema is limited to the confirmed greats such as Eisenstein, Podovkin and Dovzhenko owe it to themselves to get acquainted with the comedies of Boris … More »

HOWARD HAWKS: AMERICAN ARTIST

USA, 1997
Westerns, screw-ball comedies, film noir, detective thrillers, gangster flicks, even musicals - Howard Hawks, hailed as the quintes­sential auteur, tackled every possible film genre with equal fa… More »

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