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Programme 10

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 the help of the United Nations was shot in South Korea during November and December, 1958. ... It is a ... Read more
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 today and we see how buildings reflect the values and sentiments of each age. In the irregular skyline ... Read more
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 world. At a party meeting, she speaks her mind about irregular practices in the hospital. Party ... Read more
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, describing some of the harsh facts of ageing, and the camera concentrates disturbingly on the textures ... Read more
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 which wasn't relevant the first time. And commitment is what Alfred fears.... ... This first ... Read more
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 film culminates in a macabre "dream" performance of his puppets. ... Read more
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 organisation in Dublin; and a woman who has come from Europe to photograph the landscape. The scene is ... Read more
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, 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 reveals the Japanese army on the island of Leyte, in the final stages of defeat and disintegration ... Read more
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
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. ... Best Student Film, Chicago ... Read more
"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 take their music canned or live, the Poms are hooked on it like junkies. Intermingling with the ... Read more
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
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 Men is concerned with the problem of human survival. In four sequences — each in colour ... Read more
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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 noire containing almost all the features of its director's unique personality. A small boy who sees his ... Read more
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, with all visual material and commentary subject to proving and illustrating an idea. ... Produced by a ... Read more
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 references, he discovers that he is slowly becoming the kind of man who would have the kind of face he is ... Read more
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
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, was accepted as his heir. When Jokai Tokugawa arrives at court to stake his claim as the Shogun's ... Read more
Yoji Kuri's mad tale about a man annoyed by a little squeaking in the stillness of the night. ... Read more
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 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, continued their isolated guerilla warfare. They became legendary characters: for a century, songs ... Read more
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