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Programme 1

A GIRL IN BLACK (Michael Cacoyannis, 1955)
A Girl in Black is the third and most considerable film of Michael Cacoyannis, the young Greek director. It is a fresh honest film with an ambitiously simple theme, the central situation of which is … Read more

A HIGHER PRINCIPLE (Jiri Krejcik, 1960)
In 1946 Jan Drda, a 31-year-old writer, published a book of eleven stories called "The Silent Barricade", all dealing with the struggle against the Nazis. He had already written a number of books, of… Read more

A Load of Wood (Cecil Holmes, 1956)
A Load of Wood is the second story from Three in One, a trilogy of short stories on the theme of neighbourliness or "mateship" in Australian social relationships. This episode tells about how in the … Read more

A MAN AND A WOMAN (Claude Lelouch, 1966)
Jean-Louis Duroc, a racing driver, and Anne Gauthier, a script girl, first meet one Sunday while visiting their respective children at a school at Deauville. Both are widowed and feel drawn to each o… Read more

A Visit to the Old City of Warsaw (Andrzej Munk, 1959)
An untrained child is very sensitive to all sorts of sounds of the world. Here we see an attempt to transmute the sound impressions of the child to music, and this is the main motif which permits us … Read more

ALONE ON THE PACIFIC (Kon Ichikawa, 1963)
lchikawa has filmed the true story of a young Japanese who sailed a 19-foot yacht from Osaka to San Francisco in ninety days of solitary adventure. But unlike the men of the Kon Tiki, he had no scien… Read more

An Army of Hewn Stone (Theo Van Haren Norman, 1957)
In a moving combination, Netherlands war memorials and Resistance monuments tell the story of war, oppression, resistance, hunger and liberation. The commentary is composed of poems written by patrio… Read more

Any Man's Kingdom (Tony Thompson, 1956)
The variety of the heartwarming Northumbrian atmosphere. ... Read more

Armidale - Provincial City (Ralph Hogg, 1958)
The story of the provincial city of Armidale, 300 miles north of Sydney, on the New England Highway. The country around this city benefits from the research at the University and the latest methods a… Read more

Australia Builds (, 1956)
The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the World Bank have made available to the Australian Government ... a series of dollar loans for the purchase of vital equipment to pierc… Read more

Changing of the Guard (H. Bielinska, W. Haupe, 1959)
An entrancing little safety warning on the dangers of fire. The action of the film is laid in a fairy kingdom where the King and his subjects are matches. A soldier of the Royal Guards' love for the … Read more

Concerto for Sub-Machine Gun (Dusan Vukotic, 1958)
An extraordinary raid on a bank led by a high-class gangster. The gang literally hangs out in a cupboard, where they are lined up on coat-hangers ready for action. The gun raid is conducted like an o… Read more

Crin Blanc, Cheval Sauvage (Albert Lamorisse, 1953)
Albert Lamorisse will be recalled as the director of Bim, a delightful film for children. In Crin Blanc he succeeds in dazzling us with a brilliance and superb technique that seldom appears in the ci… Read more

Cry of the Marsh (Robert Hartkopf, 1969)
A marsh is drained and the land converted to other uses, and the effect on wildlife is graphically depicted. ... Blue Ribbon, American Film Festival; CINE Golden Eagle. ... Read more

Figure Head (Allan Crick, 1952)
Recently, the Halas and Batchelor studios completed a short puppet film &ndash: called "The Figurehead" &ndash: which was chosen to represent Britain at the Cannes Film Festival. Highly commended by … Read more

Grampians Wonderland (Gil Brealey, 1959)
The Grampians -: a wonderland of wildflowers. rocky crags, breathtaking views. The freshness of the landscape and the atmosphere of the place is effectively caught by this film for the traveller. ... Read more

IF . . . (Lindsay Anderson, 1968)
"Fighting means commitment, means believing what you say, and saying what you believe. It will also mean being called sentimental, irresponsible, self-righteous, extremist and out-of-date by those wh… Read more

Inspiration (Karel Zeman, 1948)
This film is dedicated to Czech glassworkers whose artistic products are world renowned. Figurines of blown glass come to life in delicate and sensitive colour. Skilful camera work and imagination ar… Read more

KANCHENJUNGHA (Satyajit Ray, 1963)
The setting for Satyajit Ray's first film in colour is the beautiful hill station of Darjeeling, in the foothills of the Himalayas: a point suspended in time between modern India and the gracious pas… Read more

Man and His World (Bruno Bozzetto, 1967)
A prize-winning entry in Expo 67's 50-second Man and His World competition from Italy's leading animator (Life in a Box, the Mr. Rossi cartoons). ... Read more

MARTIN LUTHER (Irving Pichel, 1953)
Perhaps the most curious American film successes of 1953 was that of “Martin Luther”, the first church-sponsored film ever to be profitable shown on commercial circuits. The elements which give t… Read more

MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT (Delbert Mann, 1959)
The world of Paddy Chayefsky is a joyless place where married love appears to be the only alternative to a life of sterile gloom, but he observes it so accurately and views his characters with such c… Read more

MY NIGHT WITH MAUD (Eric Rohmer, 1969)
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North (Josef Reeve, 1968)
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On Closer Inspection (Joan Foldes, Peter Foldes, 1953)
The second film by the young artists whose first production, "Animated Genesis", delighted Festival audiences last year. "Animated Genesis" not only received a British Film Academy Special Award lor … Read more

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