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Programme 5

At the age of 42, Pierre is really living. A supervisor in a building firm, he is having an affaire with a 26-year-old secretary in the same firm. He is a spender, proud of his car, likes to dream about holidays. He enjoys sport, music, dancing. . . . What is there more? Well, a new apartment that ... Read more
Emmer's film on Picasso is on a larger scale than his previous work, and the considerable running time enables him to analyse and discuss the work of this controversial artist in some detail. The commentary (written, in part, by the painter Guttuso) endeavours to prove the "realistic" basis of much ... Read more
For close to three decades it seems that no film festival has been complete without a new film by Andrzej Wajda, Poland's greatest director and a film-maker with a seemingly inexhaustible capacity to renew his themes and styles. In recent years the rich historical tableau of Land of Promise was ... Read more
In the beginning, there was the Sun, handsome with features composes of the present planets. The Sun's nose was the Earth which, being wet, gave the sun a cold. A cataclysmic sneeze - and all the features were scattered into space. On the Earth life appeared. One prehistoric day, a brontosaurus ... Read more
A three-masted schooner is captive in an inhospitable harbour. The guards are monstrous cranes and prehistoric flying reptiles. A macabre game with anachronisms. ... . ... Read more
Following the First World War, the Impressionist: school and the "avant-garde" tried to break the French commercial producers from the routine adaptations which formed the bulk of their work. They had met with some success when the bombshell of sound rendered most of their equipment obsolete and ... Read more
The influence of mass media on the young. A girl tries to live as her magazines tell her she should. ... Award, Cork Festival; Diploma, Oberhausen Festival; Prize, Helsinki Festival. ... Read more
When a twenty-one year old factory worker &ndash: and reputed lady-killer &ndash: gambles with love, he is liable to lose his heart as well as learn about life. Set in post-war Berlin, Terminus Love is a charming story about Mecky, a young man who makes a bet with his friends that he can conquer ... Read more
This film shows how some Chinese letters are in the shape of the words they represent. ... Read more
A satirical interview involving a rather "square" announcer and a "hep" musician. The announcer is utterly confused by the jazz-man's terminology, and the latter is utterly discouraged by the announcer's ignorance. ... Read more
The dramatic works of Jean-Paul Satre are noted as much for their emotional coldness as for the provocative quality of their intellectual content. Thesis drama is a limited means of theatrical expression and Satre's protagonists move through the actions of their plots with the dispassionate ... Read more
From the moment of its world premiere at a midnight matinee at the Edinburgh Festival, this independently produced American picture has aroused much controversy. It is a study of a young woman waiting for her divorce in Los Angeles. This fictional central character is surrounded with a vivid ... Read more
Adapted from a novel which Francois Boyer wrote originally as a film scenario, this film won the Grand Prix at the Venice Festival in 1952. ... Remarkably original in conception, it is impossible to classify in style or to consider as representative of any school or type. Rather it is a unique ... Read more
A short story by the dramatist Bertolt Brecht marks the directorial debut of René Allio, the well-known painter and set designer who has previously made a number of shorts. The film is about an old lady who conquers olds age. Madame Bertini, after living for 68 years in a respectable bourgeois ... Read more
Jean Renoir produced this delightful little cameo, adapting it from one of Guy de Maupassant's short stories. It is the story ol a French family picnicing in the country. A typical Parisian family seek the quiet and solitude ol the charming French country¬side in a late 19th Century setting ... Read more
This delightful Korean film is an almost fairytale comedy of how a slave girl becomes the bride of a rich young man. The story would be charming in any setting, but in this Eastern background, the delight of the comedy is heightened. The conventions and formalities and traditions of Korean family ... Read more
Eight separate explorations, episodes, comments on creativity, each segment employing its own style and technique to make its appropriate statement—this is the latest work of Saul Bass, sponsored by the Kaiser Aluminium and Chemical Corporation. ... Bass, animator and special effects man, was ... Read more
A small town in Moravia is the setting for this psychological drama, based on the novel of the same name by Jarmila Glazarova. A young girl. Jana, is accepted as a ward by her relatives. In the musty and dismal atmosphere of her new home, full of patrician luxury and provincial prejudice, she ... Read more
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