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Big Footed Bertha

France, 1964 (MIFF 1968, Programme 9)

Director: Guido Bettiol, Stefano Lonati, Italo Bettiol

A puppet film about Pepin le Bref whose only desire is to sleep; the intrigues of his enemies, and his final triumph.

Jury Award, Vancouver; Award, La Plata.

See also...

La Balade d'Emile

France, 1967
A brief fantasy on the theme that a little walk can really take a man out of himself. ... More »

Mother and Son

Netherlands, 1967
A film that attempts to shatter the conventional view of family love. ... Prix, Oberhausen; Prize, Lugano. ... More »


France, 1967
Like Bresson's earlier Diary of a Country Priest, this film is based on a novel by Bernanos, but this time the book has been freely adapted. It is the story of an utterly despised and rejected person… More »


UK, 1967
An impressionistic view of contemporary British culture ranging from sculptors and painters to theatre and ballet, and even including sequences on jewellery and fast cars. ... Gold Medal, Barcelona; … More »

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