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Programme 10

A Far Cry (Stephen Peet, 1958)
At the port of Pusan a clinic issues milk and clothing to some of the children of the million refugees who fill the city and surrounding hills . . This film made by the Save the Chilclen Fund with th… Read more

A is for Architecture (Robert Verrall, Gerald Budner, 1959)
A study of the aesthetics and achievements of architecture through the ages by means of animation. Through the brushes of artists we pass from the ancient temples of the Nile to the skyscrapers of to… Read more

ANGI VERA (Pál Gábor, 1979)
The time is 1948: eighteen-year-old Vera is an uneducated, ingenuous assistant nurse in a hispital. A new social system is beginning to emerge and Vera's background identifies her with the rising new… Read more

ANTONIOS DAS MORTES (Glauber Rocha, 1969)
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Cast Us Not Out (Richard Bigham, 1969)
A documentary examination of the plight of the old in Britain, showing the work being done by such organisations as the Jewish Welfare Board to alleviate it. The script is deliberately explicit, desc… Read more

COME L'AMORE (Enzo Muzii, 1968)
A London photographer and an actress working in Rome return to Positano, where they originally met, to re-live their romance, recapture their love as it was. But by doing so, a commitment is demanded… Read more

Entr’acte by Candlelight (Charles van der Linden, 1959)
This film describes the life and artistry of Harry van Tussenbroek, who is renowned throughout Holland for the delicacy and skill with which he makes puppets. The photography is beautiful, and the fi… Read more

Exposure (Kieran Hickey, 1978)
Winter on the West Coast of Ireland. A small and dreary hotel with a prying manageress. Four professional people on working assignments are the only guests — three surveyors from some State org… Read more

Fantastic Ballad (Bostjan Hladnik, 1957)
Based on the work of famous Yugoslav artist. France Mihelic, Fantastic Ballad depicts a vision of the last moments of human life. ... Read more

FIRES ON THE PLAIN (Kon Ichikawa, 1959)
Fires on the Plain, like director Ichikawa's earlier Harp of Burma, is concerned with the futility and horror of war, and protests at the private suffering which comprises this social catastrophe. It… Read more

Impressions from a Theatre (Curt Oertel, 1957)
The National Theatre of Mannheim was destroyed during the last war — the film shows how the company carried on until its modern home reopened with the performance of Die Rauber. b\ Schiller. ... Read more

Metamorfeus (Jirí Brdecka, 1969)
An animated film, which demonstrates the immortality of the legend of Orpheus and Euridice. The artwork is based on the style of Pompeian frescoes; the music is by the renowned composer, Zdenek Liska. Read more

MUSIC! (Michael Tuchner, 1968)
"Silence." said the bright commentator in a recent commercial short about canned music, "is becoming a very rare commodity." He was referring to swinging Britain, and it would seem that whether they … Read more

My Garden Japan (Richard N. Jamieson, 1966)
The film expresses the special bond with nature felt by the Japanese; shows how this influenced their traditional art and culture, and their philosophy of landscape design. ... Read more

Panem et circenses (Max Sautet, Paula Neurisse, 1963)
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POWER AMONG MEN (Thorold Dickinson, 1959)
This film is dedicated to its cast: the villagers of Sant" Ambrogio, Italy, the farmers of Fermathe. Haiti; the townsfolk of Kitimat. Canada, and the scientists at Kjcller, Norway. ... Power Among Me… Read more

Reindeer (Aito Mäkinen, 1969)
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THE CRIMINAL LIFE OF ARCHIBALDO DE LA CRUZ (Luis Buñuel, 1955)
In The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz., Mexico's great director, Luis Bunuel, continued his investigation of psycho-sexual aberrations and false moral values — a remarkable comedie noir… Read more

The Cry of Jazz (Edward O. Bland, 1959)
The Cry of Jazz makes a complete about-face in American documentary, from a passive, objective democratic or "simple humanist'' approach to a personal, passionate, active one. It is an essay film, wi… Read more

THE FACE OF ANOTHER (Hiroshi Teshigawara, 1966)
On the surface, the film is about a man whose face is destroyed in a factory explosion, and who is given a new and life-like mask by a doctor. To the accompaniment of a subplot of doom-laden referenc… Read more

The Grasshopper and the Ant (Lotte Reiniger, 1955)
A silhouette film telling the fable of the grasshopper who, having idled all summer, appeals to the industrious ant for help in winter. ... Read more

THE IMPOSTOR (Tatsuo Osone, 1952)
In 17th century Japan it was the custom for the Shogun to leave with his concubines certain tokens; the first man to appear at court bearing these tokens, proving his identity as the Shogun's son, wa… Read more

The Man Next Door (Yoji Kuri, 1965)
Yoji Kuri's mad tale about a man annoyed by a little squeaking in the stillness of the night. ... Read more

The Revolution (Richard Taylor, 1968)
The pressures to which the government bureaucrat is exposed are really just a nuisance, inter­rupting his routine. ... A biting cartoon with fluid animation, pleasantly pithy in word and wit. ... Read more

THE ROUND-UP (Miklós Jancsó, 1966)
The action of the film takes place in the years after the collapse of the 1848 Revolution against the Hapsburgs. Its anti-heroes are a group of impoverished Hungarian peasants who, after defeat, cont… Read more

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