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Programme 29

An account of the settlement of 400 white Russians on farms in Brazil. Apart from the fascinating nature of the undertaking it describes, the film gains much by its sympathetic evocation of the Russian way of life in the New World. ... Read more
A father reveals, with great embarrass­ment, the facts of life to his son. ... Read more
A record of the ancient, but now changing, way of life in three villages around Lake Cajititlan in west central Mexico. ... Read more
Charley has the knack of turning into any conceiv­able thing, and he does this all the time to keep his pet cat amused. ... Lion of St. Mark, Venice Festival. ... Read more
Felix Greene travelled with his camera over 15,000 miles throughout China to make this visual report on the day-to day life of the Chinese people. Given relative freedom to travel and take photographs, he spent several months collecting twelve hours of film. China! was compiled from this uncensored ... Read more
By means of microphotography it is possible for a camera to track through the intricate passages of the human body, an active chemical factory tooled with organs which can be opened up and explored. X-ray photography can record the complexities of the brain, the pituitary gland, the structure of ... Read more
A sealed American military train leaves Berlin nightly for West Germany with every passenger accounted for, thus is not subjected to Russian inspection en route. On this particular night the routine is broken; while the train is held up by a signal, unknown to the Americans an East German refugee ... Read more
A suite of ballet vignettes about the dream of a little girl playing 'grown-up'. ... Read more
A brief survey of Indian cinema from its inception to the present day. ... Read more
The sculptor and his work: a personal study conducted and narrated like a self-portrait by Henry Moore. ... Read more
Photographed and edited to fit a syncopated music score, the film traces the history and growth of a modern, fully automated concern. ... Golden Eagle, CINE. ... Read more
Claude Ridder has tried to shoot himself: he is picked up from the hospital by two strangers. taken on a mysterious car ride to a clinical centre, and prepared for an experiment in which he is shut into a kind of giant brain and sent back to relive one moment of time. The experimenters lose him ... Read more
"Memoirs of a Movie Palace" looks at the Loew's Kings Theatre in New York, a huge, ornate structure which opened its doors in 1929. "Memoirs' evokes the aura of the building in its heyday and explores the meaning of movie-palace architecture to both the film industry and the movie-going public. ... Read more
"Midwife" documents the home birth practice of two licensed nurse-midwives. Including two home births, "Midwife" seeks to portray midwife-assisted home birth as a safe and medically responsible alternative to hospital delivery. ... Read more
This intensely personal film brilliantly communicates the loneliness of a stranger confronted with the vastness of a foreign city. A first impression of London and Londoners is captured with a fresh, eager eye and the gradual realisation of their lack of concern is beautifully established in a ... Read more
On the outskirts of Hong Kong, thousands of refugees have made a settlement of tin huts and even less solid homes. Here the people eke out a miserable existence in conditions which are conducive to ill health and despair. ... Read more
An impressionistic study of the changing appearance of our world, caused through speed. Simultaneously, the film is an avowal of the right of man to freedom of movement. ... Grand Prix, Lisbon Festival; German Film Prize. ... Read more
A snatch of film-poetry which creates its atmosphere by means of image and music. ... Read more
Two aspects of linguistics are demonstrated in this Elm. The first is a series of spontaneous effects intended to make a good impression without actually saying anything. The second shows words used for musical effect. ... Read more
An intense duel in the clash of wills between a falconer and the great hawk he is training. ... Golden Gale Award, San Francisco. ... Read more
This film attempts to reconcile the two contradictory elements combined in research: the emotion of the artist and the reason of the scientist. It analyses these motivating forces and relates how research has gradually gained impetus in the 20th century. ... Merit Award, West German Government. ... Read more
This is a film about the Dutch and their long turbulent marriage with the sea. She has brought pleasure and pain, sport and tragedy. The Dutchman accepts her on her own capricious terms, a friend already judged, an adversary already measured. He is ready to withstand her assaults, but equally ready ... Read more
An anecdote of a man who has to abandon his dreams because he has attained his ambition. ... Golden Conch, San Sebastian Festival. ... Read more
A genial adaptation lull of criticism and social satire, of the famous Brecht &ndash: Weill opera which was based on John Gay's "The Beggar's Opera," and the works of Francois Villon. ... The plot, which is laid in an imaginary London of the end of the nineteenth century, features three rogues ... Read more
Inspiration for the story of Vampyr is credited to Sheridan le Fanu's "In a Glass Darkly". but only one story 'Carniilla" bears any relationship to the film. Rather than from any particular literary basis the film seems more to have developed from its settings (it was shot entirely on location in ... Read more
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