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By Adam Thomas

Sunday September 28, 2008

ONLY PICK: Three Monkeys

Turkish director, Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s brooding and bruised movie is an emotional-noir, where characters are drawn towards their darker impulses despite the obvious danger they know they will face. This immaculately composed movie, absorbs its character’s colours and shrouds us in a looming, gloomy cloud. When a man agrees to take the fall for a crime in exchange for money it not only leaves him powerless but also his family vulnerable. When his wife takes up with her husband’s boss – the man who committed the crime in the first place – it sends their son over the edge. But all of this is muted and tempered with a careful ambiguity that leads the characters deeper into the oily cloud of their lives. AOT

ONLY suggests…

10:30 pm – GR2 – Cat Dancers or p.51
12:00 pm – GR5 – Circus Rosaire or p.51
03:00 pm – GR1 – JCVD
04:00 pm – RIDThree Monkeys or p.141
06:45 pm – PCTTropical Manila
07:15 pm – VCTLucky 7 or p.79
09:00 pm – GR5 – Mock Up on Mu or p.146
09:15 pm – GR3 – Revanche
09:30 pm – RIDBlind Loves
09:30 pm – GR1 – High Noon or p. 65

Location Guide: GR1,2,3,4,5,6,7=Granville 7 | VCT=Vancity Theatre | PCT=Pacific Cinematheque | RID=Ridge