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Programme 21

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, this dark, sombre story of witchcraft in seventeenth century Denmark. Day of Wrath, is an example ... Read more
An abstract visualization of goon songs. ... Golden Pelican Award, Mamaia; First Prize, Wellesley; Prize, Harvard. ... Read more
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 "Free Cinema" movement of the early Fifties. Fletcher's film about his friend at work—one ... Read more
Shot on a California ranch, this atmospheric film shows the life of a "cow puncher" and his family. ... Read more
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. ... Goldsmith shows a multiplicity of modern creations, any one of which might have evil effect in the ... Read more
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 Ribbon, German Film Award; First Prize, Bergamo Festival; First Award, Vancouver Festival. ... Read more
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 discovered a love which revives memories of her first love in France, for a soldier of the German ... Read more
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 mere handful of those who reached the age of twenty have been imaginatively interviewed till they ... Read more
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 the sad drama of their migration. ... Read more
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
A montage of cartoonist Chaval's drawings of strange birds. The rapid commentary, regrettably untranslated, insists on insulting them. ... Read more
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 merge and separate. The film was five years in the making ... Grand Prix. St. Lawrence ... Read more
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 days of those who live and work around its shores. ... Read more
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 film was made there, though it follows its subject to Scotland for a visit to a village school, to ... Read more
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 children. ... Read more
In the Bay of Chaleurs, Quebec, Indian children make dolls but hesitate to show them, saying: "People will laugh at us". ... Read more
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
A non-verbal political satire which reflects on mass-society, conformism, and today's infatuation with rockets. ... Award, Bergamo Festival. ... Read more
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 events of the Peking-Hankow railway Strike of 1922-23, a key chapter in the history of China's ... Read more
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 convenient arrangement of working surfaces and cooking and washing equipment. ... Read more
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 the villagers. But he and ... his fellow workers are ambushed by ... guerrillas and their leader is ... Read more
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 Francisco. ... Read more
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, but rejected on completion because it was nothing like the original script. Its young director also ... Read more
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 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 period. ... Diploma of Merit, Edinburgh Festival. ... Read more
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