Skip to main content

Programme 6

At the end of the 18th century, the eldest son of Sasahara, a court official, is compelled by Lord Matsudaira to marry the Lord's former mistress. Sasahara is displeased, but agrees when the boy is impressed by the girl's beauty, and when the first child is born, he loves it as if it were his own ... Read more
At the end of the Tokugawa Period, a young man returns to Edo after several years' study at a Dutch medical school in Nagasaki. Told to make a formal call at the public clinic and pay his respects to its head, an apparently despotic doctor called Red Beard, he learns that he is to stay there an ... Read more
In the winter snow of the Australian Great Divide the men of the Snowy Mountains Scheme go on with their work &ndash: surveyors and hydrographers skiing across the mountain tops, bulldozers and giant transports working below the snowline. ... Read more
To a small village under the hills comes a party of brigands. They stare down, calculate what crops will be there in the Spring. and decide to return as they did last year, As they canter away, a terrified peasant rises ... out of the hedge to take back the news to the village. They cannot hope to ... Read more
Brassai has written of it: "This is not a zoo film . . . perhaps I have taken the animals and used them as dancers in a ballet; a musical ballet; perhaps closer to animated design than a documentary." ... Read more
A brief, animated fantasy about an accident. ... Read more
The open-air movement in a historical cross-section. The picture is chiefly based on original historical material such as paintings, engravings, photographs and old films, contrasting sharply with the short final sequence of present-day shots. ... Read more
Sculptor Merrell Gage, from a mass of clay, sculpts the head of Lincoln, and as time and events affect the life of the great man, the artist deepens the hollow cheeks, the lines and furrows of the classic face and the masterpiece of clay becomes alive. ... Read more
To an 18th century Spanish province in South America comes an Italian company of "Commedia dell'arte" players headed by-Camilla, the richly temperamental star of the troupe. Camilla is half in love with a young officer, but meets two other contenders for her favours: a locally idolised bullfighter ... Read more
A group of youngsters fight "cowboys and Indians" battles with all the rite and solemnity of a traditional western. Without the use of dialogue or commentary, this ingeniously conceived little film creates a remarkable empathy with the vivid and imagtnative world of children at play. ... Read more
An unsuccessful matador achieves the downfall of his rival — whose renown depends updn the shortsightedness of his bulls — by placing a pair of spectacles on the animal in the arena. ... Read more
Yalta, at the end of the last century was already a delightful dwelling spot far those who could afford to come and rest m the invigorating atmosphere ul lha Black Sea. It was there that the Muscovite official, Dmitri Gourov, and the pretty Anna Sergeievna became acquainted. This well-groomed lady ... Read more
A short account of the poet's life, set among the people of the south-west of Scotland of the present day as they grow from childhood to manhood. His songs are abundant and a representative selection of them is made more vivid when heard against a background of the people and countryside he knew. ... Read more
An impressionistic account of the training methods used in America's famed Marine Corps. The film makes all its points with images and a soundtrack recorded in an actual camp. ... Read more
Perhaps the most successful film at the Festival last year was The General. Many Festival members were amazed at the freshness of this silent classic and its comic inventiveness and we feel that it is not too soon for us to present a second dose of the same tonic - Buster Keaton in a film many ... Read more
A brief anecdotal story of a fanatical orator who pro­duces and polishes a speech which evokes unexpected images in the minds of his listeners. ... Read more
The pencil and the rubber began to quarrel and the more they quarrelled the smaller they became. A prize-winnmg cartoon. ... Read more
An unnerving Kafkaesqne cartoon about a little man imprisoned in a strange room that alters its shape. ... Read more
Ever since the days of the Portuguese adventurers, 500 years ago, the surf boats of Accra have carried cargoes ashore; the Fanti crews exciting the traveller with their daring and skill. ... Read more
In 1931 after an abortive attempt to work at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, Eisenstein went to Mexico where he planned to make “a living history” of the country and native Indian people. ... The projected film was to be called Que Viva Mexico and was to have been a monumental production ... Read more
An animated commercial for Tip-Top Bread. ... Read more
A bomb has been dropped on the main square of a town, but has failed to explode. The citizens have taken refuge on a nearby hill, awaiting the devastating explosion. ... A stranger enters the deserted town, unaware of the danger… ... Golden Dragon. Cracow 1969; FIPRESCI Prize, Oberhausen ... Read more
Using photo-animation techniques, this publicity film advertises Shell petrols that contain I.C.A. ... Read more
Shot in and around a youth club in Kennington, a London suburb, pitched between the dry discipline of social documentary and a toughly optimistic personal impression, We are the Lambeth Boys approaches its characters with directness and unaffected sympathy. These boys and girls speak up for ... Read more
World Without End shows the work being carried out in undeveloped countries by the workers of UNESCO and organiza¬tions connected with it. ... First we travel to Mexico, to the island of Yunuen on Lake P'atzcuaro. The level of the lake is falling and the fish are becoming fewer. The land is ... Read more
Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director