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The story is extremely simple. Anna is a lonely, divorced woman who works in a hospital and is also writing a thesis. She decides to take a holiday on a small island in the far northern archipelago of Finland, and takes along her daughter and a young girl who acts as secretary-nursemaid. Next door ... Read more
Colour, in an abstract design, evolves through a series of changes in accompaniment to the music of Handel. ... Read more
The captain of a ship in port has been entrusted with a secret government mission. He gives leave to the crew, but orders them to report back each morning. As the days go by, and the sailing date still remains a secret, the crew are thrown into a state of increasing uncertainty. The film ... Read more
She called a halt when her husband decided to enlarge the thing in the basement which had occupied him every evening for years. But it made no difference: he continued with his meticulous task, of reassembling an old Mighty Wurlilzer rescued from a mouldering picture palace. And we see something of ... Read more
A projection of the personality of the President of India as a man of learning and a promoter of world peace. ... Read more
A few years back, Poland led the Eastern European countries in forthright themes in films, but has, of late, mainly concentrated on large scale epics. This film marks a return to smaller themes, concentrating on a group of itinerant workers who are outspoken about the omnipresent Party. ... Set in ... Read more
This impressionistic study equates the life cycle of sunflowers with that of man. ... Read more
The book on which this film is based was written by the Rumanian author Liviu Rebreanu in memory of his brother, who actually experienced the drama portrayed. The film is set towards the end of the First World War somewhere on the Austro-Hungarian front, in Transylvania, where the Rumanian ... Read more
Birgit Nilsson sings Brunnhilde. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau sings Gunther. The orchestra is the Vienna Philharmonic, the conductor Covent Garden's Georg Solli. The music is, of course, Wagner's. The event is what a leading critic has described as the greatest achievement in gramophone history: the ... Read more
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