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Programme 16

The Story of one barge and her captain passing along the River Seine from Le Havre to Paris. The film gives an insight into the life of the river people, a life still hard enough and one which tends to cut them off from the rest of the world. ... Read more
The story deals with the scientific activity and everyday work and life of the young people sailing on drift-ice station "North Pole No. 8". ... Read more
A modern story from China. It is mid-winter. In a city in Northeast China, a provincial ice-sports meeting is being held. In the women's 3,000 metres sprint Ting Shu-ping, a new star, unexpectedly defeats Wang Tung-yen who has been champion for many years. One of the spectators, Yu Li-ping, becomes ... Read more
Here is a non-Shakespearian version of Hamlet, drawn from a Danish history recorded by Saxo Grammaticus in the 12th century, and containing characterization and incident not found in any other source. ... The film exemplifies the economy of action which characterized the Golden Era of Danish film ... Read more
This is a short-story film about the adventures of a young painter who spends a night during Mardi-Gras alone with only his fantasies to keep him company ... Read more
An amusing reminder of just how loaded the index finger can be in the fantasy world of the child. ... Read more
The film tells of the extended cork oak forests in Portugal, of the peeling of the cork, its industrial processing and the production of pressed cork. We see how cork affects the economy of all countries. ... Read more
In this cartoon Prometheus snatches the fire from the gods of Olympus while they, Zeus at their head, dance a rock'n'roll and quaff nectar and ambrosia. Zeus sets off in hot pursuit but he is no match for Prometheus who escapes via the discoveries of space travel. ... Read more
The cat-girl heroine, Pussy, finds herself dwarfed in a world of the big boys. Yet, through exercising her mind and body - (wit and grace), she can metamorphose effortlessly from one opposite to the next - be both the pussycat and the ringmaster. She can fuse the opposites, and then dissolve them ... Read more
The camera captures the original spirit of Quetico Park &ndash: over a million acres of unspoiled wilderness reserved as canoe country. ... Read more
King Hu is already known to Festival audiences for his brilliant film The Valiant Ones (MFF, 1975), and since that film he has now completed two productions, Legend of the Mountain and Raining in the Mountain, shot back to back over 15 months in Korea. ... Since their completion, King Hu's name is ... Read more
A candid camera's coverage of the Cape Town Parade on a typical Saturday, from early morning until midnight. ... Read more
On a train journey from Peiping to Shanghai, Shanghai Lily, notorious white prostitute, meets an old flame, Captain Harvey. The train is stopped by revolutionists led by Chang, and Harvey is held as a hostage. Lily makes a sacrifice... ... Shanghai Express was one of Sternberg's greatest popular ... Read more
The film deals with five families whose children are physically handicapped or mentally seriously disturbed. It shows their problems which range from accommodation to finance, and that all are waging a day to day battle with courage, hope, and sometimes despair. The filming was done in the ... Read more
Set in a particularly far-flung corner of the Empire, this fully animated and synchronised cartoon was the first one to be produced by an amateur group, ft took three years to complete and was an award winner in the 1955 Ten Best, an international amateur film competition. ... Read more
One of Chile's most notorious crimes provides the subject matter for The Jackal of Nahueltoro. ... When Jose del Carmen Valenzuela, an illiterate peasant, killed a woman and her five children, the press nicknamed him "Jackal of Nahueltoro". ... Valenzuela was apprehended, judged and sentenced to ... Read more
A bird whose wings are too weak to take it up into the air, longingly watches a group of happy fliers, among them a flying snail. However, the bird gets an idea and quickly constructs a flying machine and joins the others in the sky. The machine soon disintegrates, and the bird comes down to earth ... Read more
Pity the poor wolf. They've been the heavies in song and dance since the beginnings of recorded history. Garnished with Disney clips of "Red Riding Hood" and "The Three Little Pigs", this film shows not only how the wolf is suffering in the current ecology crisis, but that the volpine population ... Read more
Bunuel used an island off the coast of one of the southern states to make this film about a Negro on the run - a story of innocence and corruption. ... The film's simple plot transcends its one locale and five characters, to emerge as a human tale of people in a crisis. Scott is a game-warden on ... Read more
A puppet film. The White King and the Black King are rivals, each trying to win the hand of a beautiful princess. They quarrel, mobilize their armies and battle on a chess board according to the rules of this game. ... Read more
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