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Programme 9

A stream of demonstrators carrying placards and flags moves purposefully across the screen from right to left. There is only one man walking in the opposite direction carrying a flag. ... Read more
A Matter of Dignity tells of a bourgeois family on the verge of bankruptcy, pinning all their hopes on their daughter's catching a rich husband. ... The Pellas mansion is gripped in an atmosphere of falsehood and hysteria, set by Cleon's wife. Roxane. whose efforts to keep up a facade of social ... Read more
From the musty archives of some supernatural Law Court a judge takes the dossier of a young girl accused of the crime of suicide. Gradually the evidence against her, her family, her fiance, her fiance's mother, her lover, her lover's wife and her fellow students is unfolded. Motives are analysed ... Read more
A puppet film about Pepin le Bref whose only desire is to sleep; the intrigues of his enemies, and his final triumph. ... Jury Award, Vancouver; Award, La Plata. ... Read more
The area around Lowicz is famous for its beautiful regional costumes and this film is about the annual folklore festival held in that city. A Polish documentary which won distinction at the Oberhausen Festival. ... Read more
A portrait of Venice as Canaletto, Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto must have seen it. City Out of Time is a discovery of the city, which, like the arts the city fostered and still cherishes, has transcended time inspiring generations to pause and reflect on the meaning of life and art. ... Read more
Richard Lester made his name directing The Beatles in their two good fiSms, consolidated his reputation with a series of out and thrust comedies and, for several years now, has proved himself adept at handling action and adventure films with flourish and wit. His big numbers, like his Musketeer ... Read more
Based on a classic by an anonymous author, Lazarc de Tormes' adventurer and misfortunes on the roads of 16th century Castille make up a lively and human story in the mainstream of this Spanish picaresque production. Lazaro was born on the banks of the River Tormes, from which he took his name, and ... Read more
Characters in order of appearance: the mountains of Donegal. ... Place: Ireland. ... Time: the ages. ... Plot: the battle with the elements. ... Dialogue: natural sound and music. ... A filmed play about the drama and personality of a landscape. ... Read more
Once there were two tramps, Vladimir and Estragon, who spent their days waiting for Godot. Now a young couple, Fando and Lis, go in search of a city called Tar. On the way their quest is harried by various beings. J. B. Priestley attempted a similar theme in his play, "They Came to a City". And ... Read more
Goto, an island formed after an earthquake in the 19th century has been cut off from the mainstream of social progress and survives as a totalitarian world of concrete corridors, iron trapdoors and observation towers. The tiny, population, ruled by the Govemor, works in stone quarries just outside ... Read more
This colourful film deals with the life of Jan Hus, reformer and preacher, who lived in Bohemia at the beginning of the 15th Century. It starts with the period when Hus preached his fiery sermons against the sale of pardons at the Bethlehem Chapel in Prague and ends with his death at the stake at ... Read more
A brief fantasy on the theme that a little walk can really take a man out of himself. ... Read more
A little girl seems to be the sole ... occupant of an old house. But is it ... her refuge or her prison? Will she ... ever break the tyranny of the old ... stones? ... Read more
Roy Lichtenstein, one of the originators of pop art, has become one of the most controversial of internationally known American painters for his comic strip canvases. There was a retrospective exhibition at the Tate Gallery in London, and this film records the public reactions to its impact. ... Read more
Maternity ward box, home box, school box. university box, nuptial box, work box . . . box. But for one brief moment during his life, the box dweller really sees what surrounds him. ... Read more
Born to an anarchist father, Metello follows in his footsteps as a champion of liberty and social justice. When he is imprisoned after a strike action, he repeats the hollow promise his father made before him, to forget politics after he serves his term. ... A look back into the heyday of the ... Read more
A film that attempts to shatter the conventional view of family love. ... Prix, Oberhausen; Prize, Lugano. ... Read more
Like Bresson's earlier Diary of a Country Priest, this film is based on a novel by Bernanos, but this time the book has been freely adapted. It is the story of an utterly despised and rejected person: a fourteen-year-old semi-literate girl who is nothing but a drudge in an impoverished alcoholic ... Read more
Two men sneak into a hangar at night and assemble a diesel engine. They recall the world they knew before the silicon chip destroyed employment. The engine runs as they pretend to work. ... Read more
Made as a contribution to European Conservation Week, Oisin is a moving record of the stark and simple glories of primitive nature and its sounds. ... There are no humans, no buildings, no music and no commentary; there is only a poetic assembly of natural scenes and sounds, without intrusive ... Read more
An impressionistic view of contemporary British culture ranging from sculptors and painters to theatre and ballet, and even including sequences on jewellery and fast cars. ... Gold Medal, Barcelona; Diploma of Merit, Edinburgh; Diploma, Columbia; British Film Academy Award. ... Read more
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Van der Horst, like Haanstra, has made his name with distinguished short films such as Shoot the Nets and Houen Zo. This his latest film is about the Netherlands and its dependence upon the sea. ... Read more
Raven's End is a glimpse of a fledgling writer's life in a working class district of Malmö in 1936. The film describes how the aspiring novelist comes to terms with his drunkard father and embittered mother before he decides to take his future in his own hands by leaving for Stockholm. ... Read more
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