Skip to main content

Main Street, Africa

UK, 1960 (MIFF 1961, Programme 36)

Director: Denis Mitchell

An impression of life and opinion in a small, prosperous South African town, where most of the white inhabitants are strong supporters of the government and of apartheid.

See also...

OLD TIME CINEMA PROGRAMME

This is a faithful but not too serious reconstruction of a film show one might have seen at the Gem or Electric Palace in 1915. The feature is Will Barker's The Road to Ruin (which "The Times" ... More »

DANUBE WAVES

On a peaceful, warm summer day, a barge was sailing on the Danube. The brown uniforms of the Fascist guards leave no doubt as to the ship's cargo - arms and ammunition. ... However, the guards are ... More »

THE MAIDEN AND THE BEAST

Juraj Herz is Czechoslovakia's chief creator of fables, fairy stories and parables. His previous works seen at the festival include the grotesque joke called The Cremator and the mordant and ... More »

Winter's Harvest / Raccolto D'Inverno

A documentary account of a community of italian families who have made an interesting combination of Southern Italian provincial customs and Western consumer culture. The events symbolising this are ... More »

Piping Hot

An illustrated discourse on bathing through the ages. Inventive design and a deadpan commentary add to the enjoyment. ... More »

Sixty Years of Fashion

A review of women's fashions in Britain during the past sixty years, showing the influence of historical events and social changes upon dress design. Opulent Edwardian ballroom gowns and sports wear ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director