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Programme 14

4,000 Hours (Les Platt, 1958)
The story of a Vickers Viscount upon its introduction into the passenger carrying flight — including how maintenance is carried out until the aircraft undergoes complete overhaul after having f… Read more

A CHAIN OF ISLANDS (Kei Kumai, 1965)
An American soldier is found drowned in Tokyo Bay. A year later, while the authorities are still investigating, the U.S. Army suddenly declares the case closed. There have been several other deaths w… Read more

Accidents Will Happen (Clive Morton, Annabel Jankel, 1979)
Animated interpretation of Elvis Costello's song "Accidents Will Happen" in which a series of accidents are analysed and portrayed in a series of symbols in a clinical, remote, High Tech framework. ... Read more

AT MIDNIGHT (G. Revesz, 1957)
On the New Year's Eve of 1956, prior to executing their plan of action, an artist couple, actor and ballerina, are burning old pictures. The memories of their love story are evoked &ndash: a tense an… Read more

Batu Caves (Goh Meng Kwee, 1961)
The film probes the secrets and wonders of Kuala Lumpur's Batu Caves and records the fascinating phenomena of the insect world hitherlo little known ... Read more

Bertha (Michael Sclater, 1970)
Bertha is an old traction engine which Sclater treats, not for its nostalgic interest as might be expected, but for the opportunities its complex mechanism offers the film-maker for "pure cinema." ... Read more

CAPRICIOUS SUMMER (Jirí Menzel, 1967)
In an atmosphere of placid leisure and late-middle-aged tedium vitae, three provincial gentlemen accept their lot with philosophical detachment. Enter an acrobat-magician and his beautiful blonde ass… Read more

Children and Cars (John Halas, 1970)
Selected comments by children show that the motor car has now become accepted as an integral part of the family unit. Child-like drawings illustrate their remarks; the film then gradually expands int… Read more

Flight (Joseph Reeve, 1967)
The strange and wonderful world of gliding recorded over the Rockies and their foothills. ... Read more

FOR WHOM THE LARK SINGS (Laszlo Ranódy, 1959)
Set In a remote grange on the Great Hungarian Plain. this lyrical film-poem sketches the hardship and poverty of peasant life through a simple triangle story of a girl farmworkerr a young man and the… Read more

Gitte in April (Hans Kristensen, 1969)
In a mixture of fiction and documentation, this film tells about a single mother and her lover. ... Read more

Grand Jeté (Dick Dubelman, 1966)
An interpretation, set against multi-rhythm jazz, of the life of former gymnast, Igor Youskevitch, showing his transition to dancer, choreographer and teacher. ... Read more

Hello, Mustache (Ronald Borowski, Howard Blume, 1970)
Two people from different subcultures meet for a moment and try lo break down barriers in order to communicate. Touch me. feel me. ... Read more

Homo Sapiens (Ion Popescu Gopo, 1959)
In cartoon form and without any deference to science, pro-historic man is satirically shown progressing from rubbing flints to splitting the atom. ... Read more

IN THE TOWN OF ‘S' (Josif Heifitz, 1967)
In this small town, the home of the Turkin family is regarded as something of a source of culture. Dmitri Ionych Startsev, the local doctor, is a frequent visitor. He is devoted to Katya, young daugh… Read more

Inland with McDouall Stuart (Lex Halliday, 1957)
Part 1 is a historical record of Stuart's jour¬neys using sketches and animated maps. Part 2 is entitled "The Northern Territory Today" and is a study of aspects of modern development in the Terr… Read more

INNOCENCE UNPROTECTED (Dušan Makavejev, 1968)
ln l942, a Serbian acrobat named Dragoljub Aleksic made a film about himself in occupied Belgrade. lt was the story of an orphan girl driven by her stepmother into the arms of a rich man when her tru… Read more

One Morning (A. Crottorn, 1959)
A charming tale, told without words, of how one morning a young boy follows the flight of a pigeon and of how he attempts to save the bird when it is menaced by a cat. ... Read more

Orson Welles (François Reichenbach, Frédéric Rossif, 1968)
A famous French documentary director has chosen to match his talents with those of a powerful subject who talks on his youth, his formative years, his life and work. Reichenbach on Welles on Welles, … Read more

P (Jan Keja, 1964)
"P" stands for Perfectionist, a man above and coldly critical of every human institution. Dressed and cloaked entirely in black, P is the unapproachable and infallible judge of humanity until he meet… Read more

Roman Cologne (K. Stefan, 1958)
Only a few ruins remain of the bustling city of Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium &ndash: the original name, of which only Colonia survives in the city's name today. The excavated objects range from… Read more

Samurai (Yoji Kuri, 1965)
In tune with Koto music, Yoji Kuri animates the present day Samurai to show that some of them have a sense of humour. ... First Prize, Animation, Mamaia Festival. ... Read more

SQUIRE'S LOVES (Wilfried Bolliger, 1979)
This film offers continuing evidence that Swiss film-making is still maintaining the high standards first achieved by Alain Tanner and Claude Goretta in the late sixties. Wilfried Bolliger is a new d… Read more

Steel (J. Lomnicki, 1959)
A documentary description of a steel factory at Nowa Huta near Crakow, made on the tenth anniversary of its foundation. ... Read more

SVEN DUFVA (Edvin Laine, 1955)
Sven Dufva is a historical epic from the Finno-Russian War 1808-09. The story starts a few months before the war breaks out and shows us Sven, a simple, good-hearted farmer boy, who seems to be haple… Read more

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