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Programme 2

Anne, a Swedish fashion designer, travels to Helsinki to meet a man with whom she has had a short love affair in Berlin. When she gets there, she regrets her trip and realizes that in reality she has come to say goodbye. ... The film is about this farewell, which perhaps will not take place. The ... Read more
A delightful prize-winning Japanese puppet film. A discarded guitar responds to a flower-girl's plight. The village is attracted and her flowers sold - and so the tale continues . . . a theft, a fight, and a happy ending. Techniques used in live cinema are transferred to the puppet stage ... Read more
Fragmentary documents about the double-life of the poet Comte Ivan Merdreff-Urban Gwerder. ... Federal Award of Switzerland; Jury Prize, Cinestud, Amerstadam; Main Prize, Oberhausen Festival. ... Read more
Four men await trial in a Hungarian prison immediately after the war. The People's Court is to hear charges of their having perpetrated a massacre. During three days of January, 1942, in an area of Yugoslavia populated by Serbs, Hungarians, and Jews, three thousand people were killed by members of ... Read more
Explains how, by geological survey and geophysical tests, sites are selected for oil drilling. The steps in drilling a new hole are described in detail. ... Read more
The boy in dark glasses who was hero of Andrzej WajtIa`s film. Ashes and Difttrtottrls, was played by Zbigniew Cybulski. The actor and the part he created became a legend, not unlike that of James Dean. Then in 'l966 Cybulski was killed when he was running for a train and fell under it. This is n ... Read more
Amici Per La Pelle is a film of great compassion. Franco Rossi has the advantage of using a story that never strikes for dramatic twists or the eccentric character. It is a story that springs from the neo-realist traditions of De Sica and Blasetti: but Rossi brings to it an intimacy that is a ... Read more
An animated film involving destructive stones. ... Read more
The volcano Vesuvius destroyed the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. But within reach of most of our cities today lie a thousand volcanoes of a different order... ... Read more
In 1941 Eisenstein, the giant of Russian cinema, began a biographical trilogy of the sixteenth century Tsar. Ivan IV, who united the autonomous principalities and became the first ruler of the Russian Empire. ... Although Part I of Ivan the Terrible is well known to film society audiences, Part II ... Read more
A succession of hypnotic images and colours are cut to haunting Indian jugalbandi music. ... Read more
The narrative of "Jour de Fete" is as thin as is conceivable. There would be none at all were it not for the postman, Jacques Tati. He is the film. Six feet five inches in his stockinged feet, dark, bony and clumsy, he wears a shabby uniform with sleeves and trousers a few inches too short. In this ... Read more
After Rashoman, Akira Kurosawa adapted Dostoevsky's "The Idiot" for the screen. When this film failed to win critical approval in Japan, he made Living, a modern story which established him as the most Western in attitude of Japan's directors, and which was voted the best film of the year by ... Read more
A romantic, nostalgic film of a young man traversing time and distance to recapture a past love. ... On a train between Budapest and Paris, Jancsi relives through a series of flashbacks the period he spent with Kata, the girl whom he is travelling to meet. The memories come flooding back. Memories ... Read more
A non-representational animated accompaniment to a piece of light music — a firework display without the bangs — a ballet without the people. ... Read more
This is a repetition of the social and psychological experiments of Kurt Levin with small children. The object of the experiments was the demonstration of differences between the various communal climates (educational atmospheres) and guidance methods: voluntariness, libertinism and blind obedience. Read more
A millstone is exhibited by chance at a modern art exhibition. The admirers of abstract art are enthusiastic about the new work until the miller appears and takes back the stone to the mill. ... Read more
Mr. Rossi's driving career is not a long one. . . . ... Anica Cup, Venice; Speical Mention, Cannes; Special Mention, Locarno; Golden Mesal, Milan; Award, Bordighera. ... Read more
A ventriloquist goes into an old people's home where he intends to live out his days. He is asked by the man in charge of the home to give a performance for some visitors, but in doing so he insults all the guests as well as the administrators of the home. ... Read more
Two 2-minute advertising commercials made for Lifebuoy and Rinso with a native cast and in Pidgin English for distribution in New Guinea. Honorable mention &ndash: Australian Film Awards ... Read more
”The Bowery, the infamous street of derelicts in New York, is a syndrome of human blight, waste and decay: misused and shabby men living in a stale tenement city - confusion. At the turn of the century, the Bowery was a high-life district; it has long outlived its reputation, with only faded ... Read more
Paw grew up in the jungles of the West Indies — the son of a Danish father and a West Indian mother who died who he was bom. The picture starts when Paw, at the age of twelve, has lost his father and is brought to Denmark, to live in a small village with his father's sister, his only ... Read more
A lyrical portrayal of how Spring comes to Sweden. The story is told by a series of impressions and without words. ... Read more
In the artificially illuminated world of Cafe Society, overweening gossip columnists, and grovelling press agents, J. J. Hunsecker and Sidney Falco have already become mythical prototypes. They arc the leading characters of Sweet Smell of Success, a brilliantly executed film of evil and perversion ... Read more
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