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Programme 32

This is the second film of Satyajit Ray's trilogy which began with the remarkable Father Panchali, shown at last year's Festival. At the end of part one, Harihar, his wife Sarbojaya, and their son Apu, leave their Bengal village for the Holy City of Benares. Here Harihar scrapes a living by reading ... Read more
An "underground" type film which exalts and satirises the contemporary fascination with violence. Although Brighton is its location, Arcade is somewhat American in feeling, exploiting American movies and advertisements which have become international symbols. ... Read more
The Himalayas have always attracted mountaineers of those nations interested in climbing, for the colossal peaks at the "Roof of the World", present the ultimate challenge. ... In 1958, the Academic Alpine Club of Kyoto University decided to attempt the scaling of Chogolisa - the Bride's Peak, in ... Read more
The story of a young woman who becomes chained to the static environment of a small town that seldom changes. The camera explores the life of Stella as a child and as a woman, and describes her desperate attempts at escape. ... Read more
This dramatic telescoping of history tells the story of the Plains Indians, starting in 1849 and ending with the Battle of the Little Big Horn. The Indians land was abused by the "whispering wire" of the telegraph and the "black iron snake" of the railroad, and finally usurped by the homesteader ... Read more
"Frontline" is about Australian cameraman Neil Davis who survived the Vietnam War for eleven years. It combines his news footage, researched at length from various archives overseas, with interviews done with him on his reflections about the first television war... as seen from the frontline. ... Read more
Underwater images are used to create an abstact impression of the Creation. ... Golden Eagle, CINE. ... Read more
A cartoon film about family planning. ... Read more
The first of a series dealing with Australian pioneers, this film, by the use of historic documents and apparatus, deals with the life and work of Henry G. Smith (1852-1924), one of our first organic chemists. Smith made a special study of the chemistry of eucalyptus. ... Read more
This film might have been called Grierson on Grierson on Documentary. The Grand Old Scot of the documentary film, the man who virtually coined the word "documentary" for the idea of making the cinema an observer of the changing world, now looks back on the adventure which he thinks has been the ... Read more
The scientific techniques used in forecasting the weather, and the international role of the Bureau of Meteorology of Australia, presented in an entertaining and lighthearted manner. ... Silver Award, Australian Film Awards. ... Read more
The film shows many aspects of the horticultural research carried out at Kew Gardens, London. ... Read more
Although the central character of Knight Without Armour is a child, as we follow his adventures, we also learn much about the adults surrounding him. ... Vanio's world is presented in a collection of episodes: the first ride in the newly acquired car; a fight on the street; shadowing a "spy"; a day ... Read more
Through a variety of characters a young actress, Rina Ganor, personifies the thousand faces of Israel, with its dynamic rhythm and ever changing mood. ... First Prize, Monaco Tourist Film Festival. ... Read more
A fascinating, wordless study of life among the ancient ten-story buildings of a city in Saudi Arabia. ... Prix de Qualité, Frankfurt; Prize, Bergamo Festival; Silver Prize, Cracow Festival. ... Read more
A film depicting the construction of a building in Los Angeles. The story, which starts with the first truck which takes excavated earth from the site and ends with the last worker waxing the new floors, is compressed into half an hour of cmema without words. ... Read more
Can one live with the truth? ... Eve in the Garden of Paradise listens to the Serpent. She is about to bite into the fruit of the Tree of Truth. ... In 1970, in the garden of the boarding-house where the same holiday makers meet every year, Eve hands the apple to her husband Joseph. He declines the ... Read more
A wild satire on an epic production in which the characters, in a series of outrageous adventures, chase around the Cinemascope screen. ... Read more
The film tells the story of the music that came out of Kansas City in the twenties and thirties. Many of the major jazz innovators of the day played in a travelling band called the Oklahoma City Blue Devils. The Blue Devils took their name from the barb-wire cutters of the cattle-farmer range wars ... Read more
Hermina Tvrlova, a Czech animator ranking in fame close to Jiri Trnka, uses her favourite material, wool, to tell the Bible story of the Star of Bethlehem. ... Read more
The film investigates the considerable scope offered by the use of magnetic tape in industry, education and entertainment. ... Read more
The unique scenic beauty of the coast of Great Britain is being threatened by the invasion of tourist camps, suburbia and industry. The films shows the first tentative steps that are taken towards saving Britain's vanishing coast. ... Read more
The camera exploits the opportunities presented during the building of a dam for creating striking visual effects. ... First Prize, Mamaia Festival; Film Society Award, Cork Festival. ... Read more
The film explains the modern tunnelling techniques employed in the con­struction of a new line of the London Underground. ... Read more
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