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A former news cameraman is found dead in mysterious circumstances. The police detective assigned to the case gradually finds himself involved in reading an unfinished novel by the dead man called "The Bearded General", and through it becoming a sort of literary biographer, seeking clues to the ... Read more
Typewritten characters enact a story revolving around "once upon a time" . . . ... Read more
One motorist gives a lift to another whose car has broken down. It is a hazardous night drive, for a latent hostility between them bursts to the surface. . . . ... Read more
This is a demonstration of the methods an instructor can use in his teaching through the medium of vision. The film itself becomes a model for instructional films. ... First Prize, Venice Festival; First Prize, British Industrial Film Association. ... Read more
A day in the village life of a primitive Indian tribe in Brazil which is a microcosm of a dying culture. A vivid anthropological record, with music by the Indians themselves. ... Read more
A girl on a train has a rather horrifying encounter with a fanatic who collects teeth. ... Read more
This little animated film involving pliers, scrap iron and a toy train, makes its moral point in an ingenious and lighthearted fashion. ... Read more
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An impressionistic presentation of Mahabaleshwar, a quiet little hill station, during and after the monsoon rains. ... Read more
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Lying forgotten in a farmyard, undisturbed by the susurration of summer flies, is an old traction engine, a fallen giant of the steam age. A small boy comes exploring. His imagination takes us on a journey to a great gathering of traction engines, all moving ponderously over the countryside. The ... Read more
There is a place in Canada where the moon is still held to influence the earth and where souls of the dead are thought to help catch white whales. Named L'île-aux-Coudres by Jacques Cartier when he landed there in 1535, this small island in the St. Laurence has hardly been changed by time and ... Read more
The hero of the film, Vive, is an adolescent dissatisfied with his comfortable existence after graduating from high school. He and his friend, Romache, are led to revolt. For Vive, this initially takes the form of a whirlwind fling, which includes a tiresome romance with a blonde, but he soon sets ... Read more
This documentary film about communal weaving was made at Kancheepuram in South India with the aim of promoting cooperation in industy and agriculture. ... President of India's Award. ... Read more
This film, set at the North American University of Toronto, was made by a young man who had just graduated, and who managed to capture faithfully the feel of life on the campus. The story examines a close friendship between two young men of vastly different background and temperament, who meet in ... Read more
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