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Programme 33

Returning from military service in Angola, a young Portuguese fisherman learns that his girl, in the absence of news from him, has married his brother. He is obliged to accept the situation and takes up with another girl who seeks any available means to free herself of poverty, which includes theft. Read more
A profile of the English theatre, film and opera director, based on a week in his fortieth year. We see him with his family, and at the places where his work takes him: the Lyric Theatre for the rehearsal of Peter Shaffer's "The Battle of Shrivings"; to Covent Garden: a cutting room, where he is ... Read more
A sketch of the emotional quality of life in a great city. ... Read more
The Everyman hero of Ion Popescu Gopo's many cartoon films, is bent on solving some mathematical problems, but he is side-tracked by fantasies… ... Read more
To the music of four classical ragas, four human emotions are explored—love, happiness, fury and peace. The vast range of moods induced by their interaction is evoked among the Hindu sculptures of the rock temple of Kailash. ... Read more
A survey of the electronic equipment developed by the G.P.O in Britain to deal with the ever increasing number of letters, packets and parcels sent through the post. ... Read more
Dietrich's first American film was a highly romantic farrago about a singer in a Moroccan cafe, the wealthy hedonist who loves her and the Legionnaire whom she finally decides to follow into the desert, joining the band of native women who follow their men whatever the hardship. Marlene's two songs ... Read more
Professor Hannibal, a teacher at a secondary school lives with his wife and four daughters in a tortuous little street somewhere in the oldest quarter of Budapest. He is a modest and timid man, beset by domestic worries, but love of scholarship makes him happy. ... There comes a time when a man ... Read more
Through years of isolation, the Qeros Indians of Peru have preserved much of the basic survival pattern of existence in the Andes. The Andean civilisations reach back long before the Incas, and the Qeros offer a view of what life has been like over three thousand years in this setting. They survive ... Read more
A bomb drops by accident in the Belgian countryside. The farmer who keeps it refuses to reveal that he has it. His wife is played by Betsy Blair, who played the girlfriend of Marty. ... Read more
A group of passengers on a pleasure cruise have placed their trust in a multi-faced helmsman and chief steward. A lottery gives the winners an opportunity to play their tune on a magnificent juke box. But the right won by one passenger is usurped by another. At first, every­body is amused. . . . Read more
A Belgian scientific expedition explores the Barrier Reef. Their underwater photographers and cameramen of the floating aquarium study the many facets of life on the Reef. ... Not since Jacques-Yves Cousteau's underwater pix has there been a docu with such fine under-sea lensing and such unusual ... Read more
An aggressive young man has his way with a nun, but in doing so, he destroys the fascination that stirred him. ... Read more
A study of the evolution of microbiology, emphasising the interdependence of theory and observation. ... Read more
The study of alchemy is shown as an extension of Greek philosophy and the precursor of moder science. ... Read more
A vision of a pre-historic world, where animals and other creatures live their dream of life and death in the great tropical forests. ... Honourable Mention, Barcelona Festival; Prix à la Qualité, Paris. ... Read more
The film was shot in the slums of Bogota, Colombia. It shows the daily struggle of the slum-dwellers, the forced evictions by the army, the resistance organised by the priests, and the official church, which sides with the establishment. The slum-dwellers talk about oppression by the church in ... Read more
Cesare Zavattini, the script-writer of the Italian neo-realist films, Bicycle Thieves, Shoe Shine and Umberto D had an idea for a film which he later entitled The War. After negotiations, Jadran Film in Yugoslavia agreed to make this film according to Zavattini's scenario. ... The story is about ... Read more
Julius and Joan Evans, the American television correspondents, invite teenage Susan over from America to join them in a British holiday. Her crisp, youthful approach adds another dimension to a tour which takes them to a variety of places ranging from Clovelly to Braemar, and from Llangollen to ... Read more
The third part of the Bengali saga continues the story of Apu, now a young man living in Calcutta and dreaming of a literary career and a positive future. An old friend invites him to a village wedding. When the marriage is called off due to the bridegroom's illness, Apu is asked to marry the girl ... Read more
Although the U.S. Government said there was no danger, they almost literally moved mountains to fish one lost H-bomb off the Mediterranean seabeds. This film is a record of that bizarre game of Hunt the H-bomb. ... Honourable Mention, Prague Television Festival. ... Read more
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