April 23, 1988 |
Following are reviews for the American Film Institute Film Festival. All screenings are at the Cineplex Odeon Century Plaza Cinemas . 'Farewell Moscow' Italy, 1987, 102 minutes , 8 p.m . This exceedingly bleak and conventional film by Mauro Bolognini boasts another heroic performance by Liv Ullmann as Ida Nudel, a Soviet Jew who endured a long and harrowing martyrdom for simply having practiced her faith.
May 2, 1990 |
Sylvia Sidney, recuperating at home from double pneumonia, still plans to attend a New York ceremony that will honor her with a lifetime achievement award. The 79-year-old actress, who was released from Danbury Hospital on Monday, is scheduled to appear at Radio City Music Hall on Saturday for NBC's "Night of 100 Stars," where she will be honored along with Katharine Hepburn, Helen Hayes, Liv Ullmann, Sidney Lumet and Joseph L. Mankiewicz.
March 17, 1988 |
Paul Kohner, agent to such legendary stars as Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich and Erich von Stroheim, died Wednesday night at UCLA Medical Center after a long illness. He was 85. Kohner, a native of what is now Czechoslovakia, came to the United States in 1920 and found work as an office boy at Universal Pictures, where he rose to producer of such films as the silent version of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "The Phantom of the Opera." He established the Paul Kohner Agency in 1938.
September 1, 1986 |
Norma Aleandro, the Argentine actress whose role in the Oscar-winning "The Official Story" brought her international attention, has arrived here to make a movie with Scandinivian star Liv Ullmann. Asked what it would be like to work with the Norwegian actress, Aleandro replied: "It is more difficult to work with a bad actor, than with one who knows how to do his work." They will be making "Gaby," directed by Mexico's Luis Mandoki.
May 7, 1989
Safety Last (Z Sunday at 10:30 a.m.): This is the dazzling 1923 Harold Lloyd silent comedy classic, which finds Lloyd climbing a downtown L.A. office building. (1:30) Pygmalion (Z Sunday at noon): The lively 1938 film of the Shaw play, with Wendy Hiller as Eliza Doolittle and Leslie Howard as Henry Higgins; Howard co-directed with Anthony Asquith. (1:35) Closely Watched Trains (Z Sunday at 2 p.m.): Jiri Menzel's 1966 Oscar winner, a wry, gentle coming-of-age film set in a small railway station near Prague during World War II. (1:30)
March 19, 1987 |
(Italy, 1986, 10 p.m.) A gentle, golden-toned contemporary comedy-drama about an impressive household of women from an aristocratic family, headed by Liv Ullmann and her philandering, separated husband, Philippe Noiret, who live in and around their run-down estate in Tuscany.