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The History of Cinema

UK, 1956 (MIFF 1957, Programme 1)

Director: John Halas

The History of the Cinema presents a humourous record of moving pictures from the earliest beginnings to today.

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Flurina

A 12-year-old girl on holiday in the Swiss Alps rescues a small wild bird from the claws of an eagle. The tender relationship between the two is charmingly narrated in animation and colour ... More »

The Christmas Visitor

A cartoon film which belongs wholly to the spirit of a child's Christmas. Having entered in traditional fashion by the chimney and filled the children's stockings, Father Christmas rests his weary ... More »

Shoemaker and the Hatter

A defence of free trade. The hatter and the shoemaker are neighbours. The hatter makes one hat which he intends to sell at a high price; he secures a ban on the importation of hats. The shoemaker ... More »

All Lit Up

Clever calypso verse makes up the accompaniment to yet another colourful and enlightening cartoon film by Halas and Batchelor. ... The story surveys, briefly and wittily, the use of fire for warmth ... More »

Automania 2000

A sardonic caitoon which elaboiates upon the wonders and advantages of automation. The height of civilisation is finally reached with the invention of the car which can reproduce itself. ... More »

Birds, Bees and Storks

A father reveals, with great embarrass­ment, the facts of life to his son. ... More »

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