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Programme 5

A Work of Art (M. Kovalyov, 1960)
A grateful patient sends the family doctor a bronze statue of embarrassing nudity. He hurriedly makes a present of it to his lawyer, starting the odyssey of this disturbing work of art... ... Read more

Alpinists of Tatra (S. Sprudin, 1959)
A rescue team manages to reach the spot where a wounded mountain climber is lying, and after a hard struggle with various obstacles, the rescuers take the wounded man down to the valley. The film was… Read more

And Who But I Should Be (Jørgen Roos, 1970)
Joan is a semi-professional go-go girl: people like to watch her and she likes to be watched. Does her dancing express her joie de vivre? Or do we read meanings into her dancing? Into the film? But d… Read more

ANIMAL FARM (John Halas, Joy Batchelor, 1954)
This adaptation of George Orwell's famous political fable is the first major attempt to use the animated film as a means of telling a serious and adult story. As a considerable feat of animation &nda… Read more

BARRIER (Jerzy Skolimowski, 1966)
"The moment I accepted the scholar­ship, I sold myself to the Government — lock, stock and barrel . . .! And so now I may just as well sell myself to anyone I choose . . .!" These are the f… Read more

Chairmen (Jean-Thomas Bédard, 1978)
An animated allegory about contemporary society, in which man's development is presented in terms of changes in architectural styles, from the "age of stone" to the "age of the chair". Gold Hugo, Chi… Read more

Children of the Sun (John Hubley, 1960)
In a brief, but effective message, John Hubley, in his unusual style of animation , develops the story of two children - the happiest child,he who has enough to eat, and the unhappiest, representing … Read more

Leningrad was subjected to a siege lasting nine hundred days. It was the longest siege in modern history. One-third of its population of three million died. The remainder survived ... on rations belo… Read more

CLAIRE'S KNEE (Eric Rohmer, 1970)
The fifth of Eric Rohmer's projected cycle of "Six Moral Tales" (My Night with Maud being the fourth), this film is yet another variation upon the theme of love. ... Jerome, a handsome, worldly diplo… Read more

FIVE BOYS FROM BARSKA STREET (Aleksander Ford, 1953)
The first major Polish colour film to he shown in Australia. Five Boys from Barska Street won prizes at both the 1954 Cannes and Edinburgh Film Festivals. ... The film shares with Shoeshine an extrao… Read more

Five Minutes Thrill (József Nepp, 1967)
A vicious round of forty-one deaths, each one explicitly drawn for the delectation of the spectator. ... Grand Prix, Oberhausen. ... Read more

Frédéric Chopin - Valse Minute (Marian Marzynski, Andrzej Kaminski, 1966)
A film of 50 seconds showing a pianist playing Chopin's Valse Minute in the middle of a sports stadium. ... Read more

Geoff Dunbar Commercials (Geoff Dunbar, 1979)
Four commercials for television. ... Read more

GOHA (Jacques Baratier, 1957)
Goha shaves his head, wears a white crocheted skull-cap, and has a mole on the side of his nose. But he is handsome, this young Arab, with soft dark eyes and a disarming grin. He is ingenuous, unambi… Read more

Johannes Doktor Faust (Emil Radok, 1959)
Here is the Faust story told in the form of a tradi­tional Czech puppet play; it is also an experiment in widescreen techniques. Full of medieval magic and horror, the marvellous old puppet masks… Read more

L'Homme aux Chats (Henri Glaeser, 1969)
A black comedy about a solitary man who lives with sixty cats. To them, he pours out his heart, memories of a lost love… ... Read more

LE DÉPART (Jerzy Skolimowski, 1967)
In The Departure, Jerzy Skolimowski, director of two previous festival films, Walkover and Barrier, has made his first film outside Poland. It was shot in Brussels with a French-speaking cast, and th… Read more

LOS GOLFOS (Carlos Saura, 1960)
Carlos Saura, young director of this Spanish film, depicts a Spain rarely seen on the screen. Shot entire!y on location, Los Golfos concerns a group of hooligans who live in a Madrid suburb. Hoping t… Read more

Mafia No! (John Irwin, 1967)
The film attempts to capture the spirit of Danilo Dolci's undertaking when he led a ninety-mile march across Western Sicily as a protest against poverty, corruption and violence. ... Silver Plaque, V… Read more

Nathalie (Ya. Saveliv, 1967)
A lyrical impression of the training of a girl gymnast. ... Read more

Of Men and Demons (John Hubley, Faith Hubley, 1969)
Made by the famed husband and wife team, John and Faith Hubley, this is a satirical allegory of man's constant battle with his changing environment. ... In the beginning a man and his wife lead a pea… Read more

Panic (Sándor Reisenbüchler, 1979)
A science fiction story based on Karel Capek's novel "War of the Salamanders". Wrapped up in the thrilling story is the question: are we humans mature enough to appropriately control the vast array o… Read more

PATHS OF GLORY (Stanley Kubrick, 1957)
France, 1916, a few miles behind the front: upstairs, in the chateau commandeered by the French army as military headquarters, the orchestra plays a waltz for an officers" ball; and in the grandiose … Read more

PAUL (Diourka Medveczky, 1969)
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PEPE LE MOKO (Julien Duvivier, 1937)
It has taken eighteen years for this classic of the French screen to reach Melbourne film-goers. Widely admired and copied, it has influenced adventure film makers ever since its issue. Hollywood has… Read more

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