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Programme 22

Using old photographs from the National War Museum, Canberra, and early newsreels, the film dramatically tells the story of the Gallipoli assault. The use of natural sound and editing techniques appear to animate still material producing a realistic account of this important event in Australian ... Read more
Avoiding the main roads, two cars explore France's Camargue district; the film shows their chance encounters with people and animals on these vast plains. ... Read more
Carla is twenty, beautiful and happy. We see her getting up, applying her make-up, dressing. Then she sets out to do battle with public reaction to the mini skirt. ... Second Prize, Ann Arbor. ... Read more
An experimental film, based on elements of the buildings and railway track flanking an existing street in California. ... Read more
A semi-abstract experimental film personifying discarded objects to express the gamut of emotions Third prize winner at the Bruxelles Experimental Film Festival in 1958. ... Read more
This surrealistic film symbolizes the processes of growth by recording one particular phase of the life-cycle in nature. ... Diploma of Merit, Edinburgh Festival. ... Read more
A man - when silent, has his eyes covered, when he speaks, a black strip moves down his face. ... Read more
Coupe des Alpes is one of the most hazardous and gruelling motor-car rallies in Europe. The course is 2,400 miles long and takes the competitors through three countries and over the Alps and Dolomites. ... Read more
A jaundiced view of girl chasing boy. ... Read more
This is not the usual film about the idyllic existence of the Swiss peasants living in the snow-clad mountains, yodelling with carefree abandon. It is about those peasants who have lost their taste for singing, the real proletariat of Switzerland. ... FIPRESCI Prize, Oberhausen 1970; Quality Prize ... Read more
"Documentary" is a compilation film which includes major sequences from the world's great documentaries. Each sequence offers an important example of documentary film style, content and construction. Before each of the documentaries represented, there is a brief introduction, placing it ... Read more
A scientific film, typical of its kind, from a series on chemical engineering; it shows experiments on the surface tension of fluids. Czech commentary. ... Read more
The trials of a young teacher in charge of a class of little girls. ... Read more
Yutkevitch takes up his hero's life starting with his arrest and working in flashback to his first impressions of Poland and the signs of the clouds of World War One. There are no words except Lenin's own in the form of a 'stream of consciousness'. From the beginning he is presented as an observer ... Read more
A virtuoso study of the manufacture of photographic equipment showing the precision demanded. The processing of film in darkness is shown by some astonishing infra-red photography. ... Read more
Back and forth across the Tyne a ferry runs, linking Northumberland to County Durham, North to South Shields. The ferry belongs to its environment, but is also an extension of the engineman who guides it. ... Read more
An absorbing tribute to the work of the cinematic pioneer, Joseph Plateau, who invented the phenakisticope. ... Prix du film scientifique, Anvers Festival; Special Jury Prize, Cannes Festival; Diploma of Honour, Bucharest Congress. ... Read more
A look at racial discrimination in the United States. The background music is sung by Lena Horne. ... Grand Prize, Leipzig Festival. ... Read more
The characters are musical notes all making sweet harmonious sounds — until one note gets his head jammed! ... Read more
Menschen Am Sonntag was made at a time of financial upheaval when the great German film concern UFA had lost its lead. Sound had arrived, but had not been wholeheartedly accepted. A time of flux - the overwhelming Social Democrat victory was imminent, and conditions of living were far from ... Read more
A review of women's fashions in Britain during the past sixty years, showing the influence of historical events and social changes upon dress design. Opulent Edwardian ballroom gowns and sports wear from the same period, tubular dresses of the "naughty" twenties and the elegant lines of the ... Read more
Man, McLuhan says somewhere or other, becomes the reproductive organ of the technological world. So what, in such a world, becomes of his reproductive organ? This Love Affair (one of several alternative titles to the film) is that of people who try to live ordinary lives against the background of ... Read more
A dramatic fantasy, in colour, of a handsome young peasant who pledges his heart to an inimical wood demon in exchange for worldly prosperity. But without a heart, he loses the means of enjoying his good fortune and becomes cruel and sadistic and eventually a murderer. ... Two traditions are at ... Read more
Man as the blind victim of his own innate violence forms the link in this three-part allegory on the futility of violence and war. ... The opening sequence of the triptych (The Deserter), set during World War I, begins with the hunting down by the military of Kalman, a gypsy soldier, who deserts ... Read more
In the home of Rocio, the daughter of an Andalusian family, there is great rejoicing: the mourning period for their grandmother has come to an end. Rocio changes her black dress for a brightly coloured one and makes a date with her fiancee, Rafael, to renew their marriage plans. The next day the ... Read more
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