Skip to main content


Australia, 1940 (MIFF 1983)

Director: Ringland Anderson

The Ballet Russo, under the direction of the legendary Colonel de Basil , visited Melbourne several times during the period of 1936 to 1940.

Dr. Ringland Anderson, a ballet lover and expert amateur cameraman, shot over 12 hours of 16mm. silent film during the performances, some of it on rare Agfacolour.

Sixty minutes of this footage has been edited into sequences of scenes, with an emphasis on the performances of the ballerinas of the troupe. Ross Campbell selected suitable music to form a back- ground to this unique record of the company's appearance in Melbourne.

See also...

Jazz In The Box

A modern day nightmare. A pregnant woman is too busy to have her baby. A humorous observation of pregnancy. ... More »

The Man Who Smoked Too Much

A writer discovers the perfect way to give up smoking. ... More »


Nick finally did it He got mad and shot his father Now Nick and Angela must run, trying to escape their destmy and their demons On their journey they meet Ralph, who pushes it to the limit. Good and ... More »


A Frankenstein spoof with a social comment that twists. Fun time animation - what a treat! Anyone call Dial A Chicken? ... More »


When a marine said, “We're more likely to get shot at in Miami than in Baghdad” in George Gittoes' powerful Soundtrack to War, he planted the seeds for this next project, Rampage. ... A stark ... More »

Private Island

35 Summers & Private Island are to be screened with Heart, Beating in the Dark ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director