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Programme 21

A DAY OF WRATH (Carl Dreyer, 1943)
Carl Dreyer, creator of Jeanne D'Arc and the fantastic Vampyr, is that very rare person in films today — a moralist, classicist, and an incorruptible artist. From the novel by Anne Pedersdotter… Read more

A Goon Song (Carl Bell, 1966)
An abstract visualization of goon songs. ... Golden Pelican Award, Mamaia; First Prize, Wellesley; Prize, Harvard. ... Read more

ABOUT THE WHITE BUS (John Fletcher, 1968)
The White Bus was a 45-minute dramatic film directed by Lindsay Anderson and starring Shelagh Delaney. John Fletcher has been a friend and colleague of Anderson since they worked together in the "Fre… Read more

Cowboy (M. Ahnemann, G. Schlosser, 1967)
Shot on a California ranch, this atmospheric film shows the life of a "cow puncher" and his family. ... Read more

Espolio (Sidney Goldsmith, 1970)
The film is based on the poem, in which a carpenter builds a cross and speaks of his pride in his work and his reluctance to be involved with the situations which bring men to die on crosses. ... Gol… Read more

Guild Workshop (Wolf Hart, 1963)
This film records the restoration of the ancient sculptured figures and spires of Freiburg Cathedral. The craftsmanship, care and energy exerted to preserve the past are vividly presented. ... Golden… Read more

HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR (Alain Resnais, 1959)
A young French actress has been making a film in Hiroshima. On the eve of her return to France she meets a Japanese architect. Hiroshima Mon Amour opens on their passionate embrace, she having discov… Read more

I am 20 (S. N. S. Sastry, 1967)
August 15, 1947. Independence Day for India. How many children were born in that teeming country on that day alone? No one can know; but certainly more than the thousands of people who died. Here a m… Read more

Le Voyage (J. Simonet, L. Tovoli, 1967)
A young mother and her three children leave their village in Calabria to join the head of the family, who has found a job in Milan. We observe them during their exhausting journey and are drawn into … Read more

Legault's Place (Susanne Angel, 1965)
A searching glance into the character of an old man who is unwilling to leave his shack, around which a disdainful suburbia has sprung up. ... Read more

Les Oiseaux sont des c . . . (Chaval, 1964)
A montage of cartoonist Chaval's drawings of strange birds. The rapid commentary, regrettably untranslated, insists on insulting them. ... Read more

Line of Apogee (Lloyd Michael Williams, 1967)
A stream-of-consciousness excursion through the mind of a young man. Boy, man and elder confront each other: colour changes with mood, ... actuality blends into fantasy, and past, present and future … Read more

Loch Lomond (Laurence Henson, 1967)
In winter, when the tourists are in hibernation, Loch Lomond and its bonny, bonny banks return to much of what they have been since the Scots first sung its supremacies. This is a study of winter day… Read more

NEVER A BACKWARD STEP (Donald Brittain, 1967)
Portrait from life of Lord Thomson of Fleet, born 1894 Roy Thomson of Toronto, but now a financier with operations on a world scale. ... Center of the Thomson empire is London, England. Much of the f… Read more

One Potato, Two Potato (L. Daiken, 1957)
The title is a children's counting-out rhyme: the film records London children at play, singing, skipping, dancing; and through their playing, revealing a part of that world which belongs only to chi… Read more

People Will Laugh At Us (Jacques Godbout, 1965)
In the Bay of Chaleurs, Quebec, Indian children make dolls but hesitate to show them, saying: "People will laugh at us". ... Read more

Romance (Jaromil Jires, 1965)
A provocative episode about a gypsy girl who picks up an 18-year-old youth. Her chameleon-like changes leave him baffled and confused. ... Read more

Science Friction (Stan Vanderbeck, 1964)
A non-verbal political satire which reflects on mass-society, conformism, and today's infatuation with rockets. ... Award, Bergamo Festival. ... Read more

STORM (Chin Shan, 1960)
The play an which Storm is based was written, directed, and played by Ching Shan, as is the film. It Is one of the most powerful and original of modern Chinese films and is concerned with the real ev… Read more

Talking About Kitchens (Gerry Poulson, 1961)
This film, featuring the late Gilbert Harding, demonstrates that efficiency in the kitchen can be achieved without an array of expensive gadgets, and shows how planning can often result in a far more… Read more

THE AMBUSH (Zivojin Pavlovic, 1969)
In the early days of the Communist ... takeover of Yugoslavia, a dedicated ... youth who believes in the new world ... and its methods, makes his way to ... a village to hand out UNRRA ... parcels to… Read more

The Collection (Cliff Roberts, 1966)
What happens when you illustrate the high-powered advertising blurb for a chain food store with great paintings . . .\ ... First Prize, Chicago; Chris Award, Columbus; Golden Gate Award, San Francisc… Read more

The Dowry (Peter Pearson, 1969)
An inefficient boatman is blown up because of an oil leak in his boat. This short story is set against a pleasant study of a small fishing town in Canada. It was commissioned by the Fisheries Board, … Read more

The Face of South Africa (Raymond Hancock, 1959)
By imaginative use of photographs, the film shows many facets of the peoples of South Africa. In youth, adolescence and age, they are shown to us at leisure and work; in joy, sorrow and excitement. ... Read more

The Great Garden (Herbert Seggelke, 1965)
The Great Garden of Hanover-Herrenhausen is filmed to the "Water Music" of Handel, who was music-director at the court of Hanover. The film aims at illustrating the unity of the arts in the Baroque p… Read more

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