Skip to main content

THE CONFESSIONS OF AMANS

USA, 1976 (MIFF 1977)

Director: Gregory Nava

This mediaeval tragedy, shot in 16 mm, was made on a budget of only $23,000 It tells a classic tale of illicit love the hero, Amans, studies at a student-run university, and has high ideals about living and loving He is an able scholar, a political activist, who turns to drinking and gambling for relaxation.

After leaving the university, he becomes tutor to the wife of a knight The knight goes off to war, and his lady and the scholar fall in love Their liaison has tragic consequences after the husband is at first reported killed, then returns, a cripple.

Amans becomes a wanderer and travels to the east to study with Arabian philosophers Eventually, he returns to the knight's castle and discovers that his own past is no longer a part of him.

See also...

Kudzu

An unusual documentary about Kudzu(PuerariaThunbergiana), a vine threatening to take over large portions of the Southern landscape of the USA. ... Imported from Japan in the 1930s for erosion ... More »

100 Years of the Telephone

A whimsical three-minute animated history of the telephone, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the invention of the telephone. ... More »

Free Ride

A montage of sporting activities, all involving a 'free ride', cut to music. ... More »

WELCOME TO L.A.

Alan Rudolph has had a long association with Robert Altman, as assistant director on The Long Goodbye, California Split, and Nashville, and as co-writer of Buffalo Bill and the Indians. His film ... More »

Photographs

An impression of life in mid western US is re-created from daguerrotypes and compared to the same locations as they appear today. ... More »

The Puppet Proposition

The ancient art of the puppet show, with specific attention to the experimental work of the Lovelace Theatre in Pittsburgh. ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director