June 2001

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#House Rules

For Together Lukas Moodysson had his actors dress up like their parents and live out the hell and high days of a 70s commune. He talks to Geoffrey McNab about Abba, nudity and fundamentalism. Plus Jörn Rossing Jensen on Sweden's immigrant new wave.

#Paris Match: Godard And Cahiers

When Godard came to Paris in 1950 he found a city obsessed with cinema. Geoffrey Nowell-Smith explores how Cahiers' café days shaped his future film-making.

Strictly Red

Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge spins Madonna and Marilyn Monroe, Orpheus and Toulouse-Lautrec into a glittering web of fin-de-siècle Paris. Graham Fuller talks to the director about reinventing the musical.

Island of Silences

Moufida Tlatli's new film reveals the conflicts over sex and freedom that disrupts a Tunisian women's community. SF Said describes The Season of Men's female gaze.

Urban Legends: Moscow

Russian cinema in the 20s was expected to shape the new Soviet citizens. Julian Graffy surveys the writhing city it depicts and the unexpected tastes of the audiences who came in from the cold.

Blood of a Poet

Exiled gay Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas loved sex and writing. In Before Night Falls Julian Schnabel and Javier Bardem provocatively capture his twin passions on screen. By Paul Julian Smith.

Selected reviews

#Film of the Month: Ginger Snaps

Ginger Snaps links entry to womanhood with bloodlust and violence. Linda Ruth Williams explores its mixed metaphors

Reviews in this issue:

  • 101 Reykjavík
  • Along Came a Spider
  • Before Night Falls
  • Blow
  • The Broken Hearts Club - A Romantic Comedy
  • The Crimson Rivers
  • The Crimson Rivers
  • Dracula 2000/Dracula 2000
  • Dracula 2001/Dracula 2000
  • Exit Wounds
  • Get Over It
  • Film of the Month: Ginger Snaps
  • Hooded Angels
  • Late Night Shopping
  • Libertin, Le
  • The Martins
  • Merci pour le chocolat
  • The Monkey's Mask
  • Price of Glory
  • See Spot Run
  • Series 7: The Contenders
  • Spy Kids
  • Valentine
  • Very Annie-Mary
  • Weak at Denise
Last Updated: 20 Dec 2011