THE COMPANY OF WOLVES
1984, Park Circus/ITV, 93 min, UK, Dir: Neil Jordan

Director Neil Jordan’s first feature film is a charmingly phantasmagorical dream collage of werewolf lore, pitched somewhere between a creepy fairy tale and full-blown Hammer horror. A beguiling metaphor for sexual awakening and the loss of innocence, with an exceptional cast that includes Sarah Patterson, Angela Lansbury, David Warner and Stephen Rea.


MONA LISA
1986, HandMade Films, 104 min, UK, Dir: Neil Jordan

This superb British crime drama brought Bob Hoskins his sole Oscar nomination (along with a raft of acting awards for this performance). He stars as George, recently released from prison, who is hired by his former boss (Michael Caine) to chauffeur high-class call girl Simone (Cathy Tyson) to her London clients. Despite differing backgrounds, George and Simone develop a friendship, and he is all too eager to help when she tells him about another prostitute in trouble. Costarring Robbie Coltrane.


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