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Bertha

UK, 1970 (MIFF 1971, Programme 14)

Director: Michael Sclater

Bertha is an old traction engine which Sclater treats, not for its nostalgic interest as might be expected, but for the opportunities its complex mechanism offers the film-maker for "pure cinema."

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The Ballad of Crowfoot

Canada, 1969
Willie Dunn's caustic ballad about the history of the Canadian Indians - proud huntsmen systematically stripped of their possessions, land and traditions by the white settlers - is illustrated by a m… More »

Children and Cars

UK, 1970
Selected comments by children show that the motor car has now become accepted as an integral part of the family unit. Child-like drawings illustrate their remarks; the film then gradually expands int… More »

Gitte in April

Denmark, 1969
In a mixture of fiction and documentation, this film tells about a single mother and her lover. ... More »

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