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Programme 26

This distinguished documentary concerns itself with the pupils of a unique institution: the Gallaudet University College for the Deaf, Washington. Only those inflicted with deafness may enrol for its courses. The study of youth at work and play is observed with insight and the accompanying ... Read more
The cast consists entirely of 27 dwarfs and midgets who act out an obscene parody of human life. ... Starting out as a revolt against authority, it details a destructive rampage by the inmates of an asylum for dwarfs, depicting their assorted and extended cruelties. The film aims at showing not the ... Read more
Shows in humorous form the possibility ot using free time by cutting out pictures and making collages. ... Read more
The horse &ndash: "a creature above all others" according to the Koran &ndash: as portrayed by the fine arts throughout the centuries, is the theme of this film by Germany's leading art-film producer. ... Read more
Based on an old and well-known stage-play, this comedy tells of the machinations of a landlord to conquer the beautiful wife of a provincial miller of a nearby township. The shrewd miller manages to steal the Governor's scarlet cloak, which is the distinctive attire of high officials, and sets out ... Read more
A young woman daydreams about her past; her emotions are expressed by a series of surrealistic images. ... This experimental film, the work of two Polish artists, was awarded the Grand Prix at the 1958 International Festival of Experimental Films in Brussels. ... Read more
A philosophical tale about the influence of technology on human psychology. Technical progress may in future become a serious danger for the biological development of mankind. ... Main Prize. Oberhausen 1970 ... Read more
A film version of the "fotonovela", or popular magazine story told in terms of photos and captions. Roberto Alonso faithfully retains all the irrational imagery, dialogue, plot, in his satire on this boy meets girl genre. ... Read more
"Today 35,000 Jews live in the German Bundes-republik. They live amongst us and with us. But there is still no unbiased human and civic relationship towards each other. One has not yet found the right way after twenty years of Auschwitz and Theresienstadt. This documentary film tries to show ... Read more
A gay, animated film, in which a group of those sturdy female figures that the Russians turn from wood, and that nest inside each other, perform a folk dance. ... Read more
A soup kitchen in Sydney provides meals for the down and outs of the city. This documentary film, frankly emotional in approach, gives a glimpse of the institution and of the lives of the men they assist. Made without sponsorship, the film was financed by subscriptions from film society members. ... Read more
The true and moving story of a man crippled by rheumatoid arthritis - how he conquers one obstacle after another until he can look after himself and do a job again. ... Read more
Paddy Chayefsky's reputation has been built on the loving and detailed exploration of small-scale objects, the discovery of the significance of the commonplace. In The Goddess, he is working on an altogether larger scale. ... His goddess is a very special case. Neglected as a child by a ... Read more
The film presents an abridged version of the only surviving Mystery Play still performed annually by local amateur performers, set in a context of local lore and everyday life. Dating back to the 14th Century, the play tells the story of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. ... Read more
A dramatic portrayal of Theodore Roosevelt's political career, based on photographs, drawings, painting and engravings, original newsreel sequences and cartoons of famous artists of the day. ... Read more
Hailed as one of the first Indian neo &ndash: realist films, Two Acres of Land succeeds in presenting an unromanticised view of certain aspects of Indian life. It has been likened to de Sica's Bicycle Thieves and stands up to the comparison. Its production highlighted a revolutionary trend in ... Read more
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