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Programme 6

1857 — India is in turmoil. Indian units of the East India Company's Army are in open revoit, leading to a popular uprising against British rule. ... One scorching Sunday morning in May, the regiment jn a small British cantonment mutinies and massacres some Englishmen in a church. The attack ... Read more
A vanishing way of life in the Netherlands: before it was too late Haanstra was com¬missioned to preserve a picture of life round the former Zuiderzee with its colourful costumes and traditions ... Read more
Anna, an innocent, timid, village girl of 17, becomes maid to a wealthy Budapest family. In her loneliness and desire for affection she is beguiled by a young dandy &ndash: nephew of her hysterical mistress &ndash: who seduces her, but turns his attentions to a young guest of the household ... Read more
Do they dream, those wooden horses on the roundabouts? Black and green and blue, with flying hooves and flaring nostrils, could they escape? Then what dreams, what adventures, what colour, what life, what freedom . . . and what fear of freedom! ... Read more
Charulata is based on a novel by Rabindranath Tagore. The setting is Calcutta in 1880, where the upper-class Bengali milieu, though strongly rooted in tradition, is nourished by English liberal ideals. Evidence of these ideals is to be heard in the litanies to Macaulay, Gladstone and Shakespeare ... Read more
A puppet film about five children in a Circus &ndash: a Chinese, an Indian, a Polynesian, a Negro and a Polish boy &ndash: who treat the audience to an exhibition of see &ndash: saw jumping. By mistake, the little Negro is catapulted through the tent and gets stuck on the moon. His friends build a ... Read more
"In the beginning I led a very ordinary life. . ." This is the way Andrei Sokolov, the hero of A Man's Destiny by Mikhail Sholokhov, starts to tell us about himself. A simple, unadorned story of a plain man who has shouldered the full brunt of the desperate battle against fascism. . .this ... Read more
Akira Kurosawa's first film in five years centres on the inhabitants of a shanty-town society. ... The town is little more than an ugly array of metal sheets and tar paper shacks resembling the city dump. Despite its appearance the inhabitants, albeit their hand to mouth existence, seek happiness ... Read more
Max Linder, the dapper French comedian of silent films, was a forerunner of Chaplin. In this reissue, the always impeccably dressed Max is a bachelor who lost his maid. So he must battle with the problems of housekeeping alone .... ... Read more
A film attacking violence, war and all forms of useless destruction. ... Read more
A schoolboy discovers unknown and strange parts of Paris when he boards the "Metro" in pursuit of a young girl. A short documentary film directed by one of the new young talents of the French cinema. ... Read more
This Venice Prize winning T.V. commercial is about two men discussing a dream ... Read more
Jules Dassin's film has been hailed as one of the finest to come out of France in recent years, It is adapted from a novel by Karantzaki, "Christ Recrucified", and is described by Lindsay Anderson as "a work of great courage and outstanding interest. The story of religious and social conflict in a ... Read more
In Ostermalm, the Toorak of Stockholm, live a glossy couple luxuriating in the world of glossy magazines, Peter Stuyvesant ads, and Swedish swish. Then another bloke turns up, a bohemian kicked out by his girl-friend. He offers to be a servant and general handyman to his old buddy. But in this day ... Read more
A traditional song of love, won and tragically lost, is illustrated by graphics that evoke the essence of Czech folk culture. ... Grand Prix, Tours. ... Read more
The title is ironic, for the film conveys a philosophical impression of man's protest against the dangers which surround him &ndash: particularly the danger of atomic extinction. ... There is no commentary &ndash: only music and pictures woven together to produce the emotional effect. ... Read more
ln 1895, the Cuban people revolted ... against Spain. ln |933 they revolted ... against a dictator. Then in thc ... Sixties came Fidel. Lucia is a different ... heroine in each of three moments ... in Cuba`s- liberation struggle. ... 'l`he first Lucia. more concerned with ... love than revolt ... Read more
With its source in the Santhal Paraganas, the Mayurakshi river flows through Birbhurn and Murshidabad in West Bengal This film tells the story of the harnessing of the river and of the part played by Canada, under the Colombo Plan, in aiding the construction of the dam. ... Read more
A cartoon based on the Comedia dell' Arte Arlecchino and Columbine. The classical story is told by mime in a balletic style. ... Read more
A satirical cartoon about premature marriages. A fickle young woman changes her husband, hairstyle, and dress, so often that she has not even time to comb her little girl's hair. ... Read more
Jean Vigo died in 1934 while still a young man. With an output of less than 17,000 feet of film, he takes his place alongside Renoir and Clair as one of the three most influential figures in French cinema. His films have never been seen in Australia. ... ”Zero de Conduite”, made in 1933, has a ... Read more
An advertisement for Nyal toothpaste. ... Read more
There is a story that in 1912 Diaghilev said to Jean Cocteau in a half serious mood, “Etonne-moi” (Astonish me) - and for the last forty years Cocteau has never ceased to surprise his contemporaries an the public generally. ... His film, Orphee, taken from one of his first plays produced in ... Read more
Sergei Youtkevitch has defined his interpreta¬tion of Othello's tragedy not primarily as one of love and jealousy but of misplaced trust. Othello's murderous act is committed in defence of trust and justice, out of the violation of his faith in man's noble and harmonious destiny. For many years ... Read more
Postcards home from the front during the First World War reveal the inherent frailty of human attachments. ... Diploma, Leipzig Festival. ... Read more
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