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Programme H

A Bell for Ursli (Ulrich Kündig, 1964)
In the Canton of Grisons in Switzerland, in an age-old Spring rite, the village boys chase away winter with bells, rattles and cracking whips. ... First Prize for the Best Youth Film, Bruxelles Touri… Read more

A is for Apple (Hugh Hudson, 1963)
The film selects various aspects of the apple, formal and fabulous, and by linking them in a chain of ideas, translates the conventions of verse into vision. Vision Awards for Photography; Design and… Read more

Allo! Hallo! Alo! (Ion Popescu Gopo, 1963)
An animated history of communication, seen through the eyes and antics of an engaging little man. ... This film is screened out of competition. ... Read more

BEFORE THE REVOLUTION (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1964)
Before the Revolution is both personal and autobiographical. Its title comes from Talleyrand's famous remark: "Only those who lived before the Revolution knew how sweet life could be." The Talleyrand… Read more

BLACK ON WHITE (Jörn Donner, 1968)
This is the story of Juha Holm. 33-year-old model family man, hero of a magazine story, showing him surrounded by his happy wife and loving children. Is this picture quite true? The film lays bare th… Read more

Captive (Arapik Baghdasarian, 1970)
An indicator arrow tries to free itself from a "No Entry" traffic sign. ... This film was produced by the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, in Iran. ... Golden … Read more

Ex Machina (William Crain, 1970)
On one level the film is a parody of motorcycle-sex films, but Ex Machina is ultimately a statement about the destructive nature of the process of film making. ... Read more

Half Hour Story - George's Room (Alan Clarke, 1967)
Shot by a new process the Electronic Camera which enables a television studio production to be recorded directly on film, yet allows the director to mointor the cameras in the usual manner, the film … Read more

High Steel (Don Owen, 1966)
These are the real builders of the skyscrapers of New York, the Indians from Quebec, who, with cat-like sureness of foot, work at dizzy heights to erect towers of steel and glass. ... Read more

Knud (Jorgen Roos, 1966)
An analysis of the spirit and human qualities of Knud Rasmussen, who made a unique contribution to the exploration of the life and myths of the Polar Eskimos. ... 'Bodil' Award, Danish Film Critics; … Read more

MACUNAÍMA (Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, 1969)
Macunaima comes from the studios of the Brazilian Cinema Novo group, young filmmakers working on Indian culture and usually delving into social, economic and political ills with seriousness or vision… Read more

THREE (Aleksander Petrović, 1965)
The film covers the period from 1941 to 1944. the beginning to the end of the war in Yugoslavia. It consists of three stories from the experiences of the revolutionary Milos. In the first, set in 194… Read more

Wayleggo (Robert Kingsbury, 1965)
A sheep herd, so large that it appears to have a life and movement of its own, is mustered amid the attractive scenery of New Zealand's Southern Alps. ... Read more

What on Earth (Les Drew, Kaj Pindal, 1966)
The title says this is a production of the National Film Board of Mars, and the film shows what Martians, looking at us. might logically guess to be the case — that the auto has inherited the e… Read more

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