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Programme 8

An 11-year-old film maker is seen at work with his associates, explaining his techniques and ideas- casting, influences, and so on. We are treated to short excerpts from the 20 ten-minute film he has completed in ten months, and to some very amusing insights into his self-assertive personality and ... Read more
This portrayal of the life of a famous man who abandoned the certainty of a distinguished career to become a medical missionary in French Equatorial Africa opens with scenes from his boyhood and adolescence at Gunsbach. in Alsace, where his father was a Lutheran pastor. It was a happy home. Indeed ... Read more
Three episodes about the joy of movement. ... Read more
A helicopter's eye view of The Netherlands revealed through its geographical history from the Ice Age through the formation of its landscape by interplay of wind and water, its flora, fauna, and at last the re-creation wrought by man. ... Read more
Intermarriage in the face of conflicting customs and tribal prejudices is viewed through this unusual story of the Badjao and Moro tribes. The Badjao is a pagan tribe of sea gypsies of the Philippines which seldom goes on land and will soon become extinct. ... Hassan, son of the Badjao chief ... Read more
Blake is a free-thinking individual who works in the city, but lives in a cabin in the woods. Parked near the cabin is an ancient, single-engine, open-cockpit bi-plane, in which whenever the urge overtakes him, Blake takes off on jaunty voyages into the wonders and beauties of nature. ... This ... Read more
In this animated puppet film, Blue Beard's seventh bride is given the keys to the castle, and, while left alone, discovers marvellous, but tragic secrets. ... Prize for Best First Film: Annecy. ... Read more
Two brothers and their sister, living in a small provincial town, are at the centre of a complex plot through which Bellocchio criticizes petit-bourgeois morality and the current political situation. ... Vittorio, the elder brother, seeks municipal power on the socialist ticket —led by his ... Read more
St. Moritz. Where the ski champions go. And display all they can do on skis. Where the lovers of all winter sports congregate. And skate. curl, play ice hockey, swim, ride horses, bobsleighs, skeletons. With musical illustration, winter sports are demonstrated in all their white variety. ... Read more
The metaphysics of immortality mean that man must find woman again and again. An abstract shape undergoes a series of transformations and becomes a dancing woman. Another abstract shape comes to life and begins to dance with her. More transformations. ... Read more
The film shows the traditional way in which the rural people of Malaya relax after the day's work and how they go about their sports and pastimes. ... Read more
A remote railway station near the Adriatic Riviera in Yugoslavia is the limbo where five young layabouts laze away the summer days, ... making pointless bets like placing heads on the line as a train approaches and the first one off is chicken. A train pulls in once a day. passengers pile out for ... Read more
An experimental film in which hand-painted illustrations have been set to music, ... Read more
The action of the film takes place during two summers and a winter. Keve is a film director whose relationship with his wife is deteriorating, and for a while he finds peace in the arms of another's wife. His leading star is attracted by Ben Carruthers, the American star of Shadows, who arrives to ... Read more
Francois Truffaut first came to the attention of the filmworld and filmgoing public when, in his first feature, he told the story of the childhood and early adolescence of Antoine Doinel (The 400 Blows) Truffaut's career now spans nineteen feature films and four shorts, on his own count, as well as ... Read more
Based on the story of Edgar Allan Poe, the film tells the tale about Count Prospero, who amidst the plague devastating the world, locks himself into his castle with his decadent court. A ball is interrupted by the visit of a beautiful woman who seduces the Count and whose identity is revealed only ... Read more
A projection of the character of Riff, a resourceful, underprivileged youngster in conflict with his environment. ... First Prize, National Students' Awards, U.S.A. ... Read more
The story of Samyong, the poor, mute farmer, at the mercy of Kwangsik, the spoilt son of a rich family, is set at the beginning of the century. Conditions prevailing at that time in rural Korea relegated the poor to subservience, and Samyong, conditioned to accept his place in the order of things ... Read more
After the first Communist revolution in Hungary in 1919, soldiers of the Red Army are in hiding from government patrols. One of them is sheltered by a farmer who is suspicious of him. His wife and sister-in-law both love the refugee and their own safety. They plan to get rid of the farmer by slow ... Read more
Satire about a frustrated man who unsuccessfully seeks a parking space in a large shopping plaza. ... Read more
A curious essay about the romantic musings of a young girl sitting alone in a vast empty arena waiting for her beloved. A new experimental film from Poland. ... Read more
This film conveys the beauty and grandeur of one of the world's most visited monuments. It tells the story of the fulfilment of the Mogul Emperor Shah Jehan's dream of building a great mausoleum to enshrine his love and devotion to his consort Mumtaz Mahal. ... Read more
The adventures of an unlikely but very recognisable successor to Humpty Dumpty. ... Read more
A cartoon film which belongs wholly to the spirit of a child's Christmas. Having entered in traditional fashion by the chimney and filled the children's stockings, Father Christmas rests his weary shoul­ders and enjoys a supper laid for him. The toys in his sack now unwrap themselves and come ... Read more
An analysis of the hero-worship of a small boy that evokes unerringly the fears and adulations of childhood. ... Jury Prize, Oberhausen Festival. ... Read more
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