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Architecture of Japan

Japan (MIFF 1963, The Creative Spirit)

The development of Japanese architecture from the earliest indigenous style and through the period of Chinese influence to the present day, when the most modern designs still show traces of the traditional post and beam method of construction.

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Symphony in Glass

An interestingly conceived little film showing the work of Finnish designers, who look for inspiration in nature for the original forms which they adapt for their designs in glass. ... More »

Acropolis of Athens

A lucid exposition of the history of the various temples on the rock of the Acropolis of Athens, with close examination of architectural details. ... More »

Ballet in Chile

A report on the outstanding Ballet of the Chilean National Theatre at rehearsals and at a performance of Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana". ... More »

Blooming Ink Tale

MIFF has brought together the amazing and imaginative works by Image Forum, Japan. Exclusive to MIFF, these short films are at the epicentre of experimental filmmaking in a range of styles. [The ... More »

Old Crocodile, The

Renowned Japanese animator Koji Yamamura uses the original story and illustrations of Leopold Chauveau to tell the sad tale of the Old Crocodile, expelled from his family for eating his ... More »

AFTER LIFE

Set in a purgatory limbo that looks an awful lot like an old brick school on a perfect autumn day. Guides assist the newly dead in selecting their most treasured memory, the one they will take with ... More »

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