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Changing of the Guard

Poland, 1959 (MIFF 1960, Programme 1)

Director: H. Bielinska, W. Haupe

An entrancing little safety warning on the dangers of fire. The action of the film is laid in a fairy kingdom where the King and his subjects are matches. A soldier of the Royal Guards' love for the King's daughter literally sets their world on fire.

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The Black Man and His Bride

Australia, 1960
By using camera movement and editing techniques the film animates the series of paintings "The Black Man and His Bride" by Arthur Boyd, which tells the story of an Aborigine and his half-caste bride. ... More »

Concerto for Sub-Machine Gun

Yugoslavia, 1958
An extraordinary raid on a bank led by a high-class gangster. The gang literally hangs out in a cupboard, where they are lined up on coat-hangers ready for action. The gun raid is conducted like an o… More »

A Visit to the Old City of Warsaw

Poland, 1959
An untrained child is very sensitive to all sorts of sounds of the world. Here we see an attempt to transmute the sound impressions of the child to music, and this is the main motif which permits us … More »

MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT

USA, 1959
The world of Paddy Chayefsky is a joyless place where married love appears to be the only alternative to a life of sterile gloom, but he observes it so accurately and views his characters with such c… More »

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