Skip to main content

On Probation

UK, 1983 (MIFF 1984)

Director: David Sproxton

One of the “Conversation Pieces" series (another, "Early Bird", is also in this year's Festival) The series uses real-life conversations as the sound track to animated clay models.

This film takes a conversation recorded in a probationary hostel, when one of the residents makes a request for time off.

See also...

Frozen Music

Frozen Music is an examination of the thoughts and aspirations of Victorian ruling class thought as revealed through the Albert Memorial, a monument of pure signification. The soundtrack consists of ... More »

Any Special Peculiarities

A humorous commentary on the Bntish passport category "Distinguishing Marks", previously known as "Any Special Peculiarities".By dissolving photographs and paintings of himself, Dean ... illustrates ... More »

MEANTIME

Leigh's best-known film in Australia is the most sophisticated of his television-films and one of the great British films of the decade. Made not for the BBC but for Central Television, the film was ... More »

The Sink

The Sink is an experimental look at some work caried out in the late 50's by an American ethologist. ... More »

Jazzman

A roughly hewn, impressionistically-coloured piece of animation that meanders with the music through the city to ... discover the source. ... More »

Give Us A Smile

A witty, challenging coverage of various forms of harassment encountered daily by women—-from street "humour' and ... media stereotypes to actual assault. ... The Leeds Animation Workshop is a ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director