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THE CIRCUS TENT (G. Aravindan, 1978)
A circus with its young and old, tired performers, arrives in a small town and erects its tent. They run into some licence trouble which is smoothed out when they persuade a wealthy resident to help … Read more

The Coloured Pencils (Belinda Alexandrovics, 1989)
The Coloured Pencils is an insight into a child's world. Annie, the main character, is an eight year old. ... Annie is poor, unlike the prissy, spiteful Wendy who displays her pristine set of 72 Derw… Read more

THE COMMISSAR (Alexander Askoldov, 1967)
"Just over twenty years ago, Alexander Askoldov was preparing to take his film Komissar to the 1967 San Francisco Film Festival when his work was banned and the trip cancelled Last week Askoldov, 50,… Read more

THE CRY (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957)
Antonioni's film about working people is set in the bleak winter landscape of the Po Valley. Aldo is abandoned, together with his child, by his lover, Irma, who deserts him tor another man. His life … Read more

The Egg of Oryzias Latipes (Teruo Atsumi, 1963)
Research scientists found a method for the artificial fertilization of the transparent eggs of Killifish. The delayed-action camera shows the process observed through the microscope. ... Read more

THE EIGHTIES (Chantal Akerman, 1983)
The Melbourne Him Festival has been showing Chantal Akerman's highly original and demanding films regularly over the years ("Jeanne Dielrnan", "Les Rendezvous D'Anna", "Toute Une Nuit",) with varying… Read more

THE FREETHINKER (Nordens Biskops Arno, 1994)
... ... After Crushing Edvard Munch, one ot the finest cinematic portraits of an artist ever made, Peter Watkins began work on another film about a tormented Scandinavian artist, the brilliant and tr… Read more

The French Doors (Steve Ayson, 2001)
A man is renovating his home and adds a set of french doors to the house. When he wakes the next morning the world has taken a dramatic turn into the unknown. ... Read more

The Gap (Christina Andreef, 1994)
Vertiginous black and white cinematography assaults the senses as we are drawn into the drama of three individuals high up on a cliff ledge - the infamous 'Gap' in Sydney's harbour. One is there to t… Read more

THE GLASS CAGE (Philippe Arthuys, 1964)
The Eichmann trial in lsrael is the background for a taut story of the effects of this historic trial on a group of people. The glass cage is, of course, the one Eichmann sat in, but it may also be a… Read more

THE GOAT HORN (Metodi Andonov, 1972)
The Goat Horn is set in 17th Century Bulgaria where, under the semi-feudal Ottoman rule, there was no law to prevent those in power from imposing their baser desires upon the Bulgarian women-folk. It… Read more

THE HOME SONG STORIES (Tony Ayres, 2006)
“A finely chiseled drama about an unstable Chinese mother struggling to reconcile her desires with her children's needs in early 70s Australia… speaks bittersweet truths about life in th… Read more

THE HOUSE THAT HIDES THE TOWN (Michel Audy, 1975)
This story of three people's search for their own mutual happiness in a world of solitude and alienation, underlines some of the major anxieties of twentieth century life. ... The quiet, almost idyll… Read more

THE HUNTERS (Theo Angelopoulos, 1977)
The new film by Angelopoulos is not so much a sequel to The Travelling Players, as a similar formal dramatization of the years 1949 to 1976 in Greece. ... On New Year's Eve, 1976, a hunting party in … Read more

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (Anthony Asquith, 1952)
If you enjoy witty dialogue, stylish acting and elegant settings, Anthony Asquith's exquisitely mounted film version of Oscar Wilde's The Importance ol Being Earnest will surely entertain you. A draw… Read more

The Incredible Mister Blois (Nuno Cesar Abreu, 1984)
A film about the sculptor and miniature-painter, Oscar Blois, remarkable not only for his artistic creations, but also for his contact with extraterrestrial beings who teach him trinogy - a mathemati… Read more

THE INHERITANCE (Ricardo Alventosa, 1964)
Cesar Cachelin, a ministerial clerk, lives for the day he expects to receive his inheritance when his sister, Carlota, dies. He also intends to raise his social standing by marrying his daughter to a… Read more

THE LAST SUPPER (Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, 1976)
This is the first colour film from Cuban director Tomas Alea, who made Memories of Underdevelopment in 1968. His latest film is about a negro slave revolt on a sugar plantation in the late eighteenth… Read more

The Living World (Rev. Hamilton Aikin, )
This is a good example of a religious promotional film. There is nothing spectacular about it: no highly paid artist,' acted parts, and no elaborate sets were used in its production. But the film com… Read more

THE LONG GOODBYE (Robert Altman, 1973)
Antiheroic, unshaven slob Philip Marlowe (Elliott Gould) lives in a contemporary Los Angeles that seems to have completely passed him by. Marlowe is perpetually mum­bling under his breath the man… Read more

THE MEETINGS OF ANNA (Chantal Akerman, 1978)
In 1975, Chantal Akerman made Jeanne Dielrnan, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, and since then, she has been in the forefront of a developing feminist cinema. Les rendez-vous d'Anna Chantal Akerm… Read more

THE MEETINGS OF ANNA (Chantal Akerman, 1978)
In 1975, Chantal Akerman made Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, and since then, she has been in the forefront of a developing feminist cinema. Les rendez-vous d'Anna continues her … Read more

The Message (Robert Amram, 1994)
In 1854 the United States government made an offer to buy the Indian lands around the area of what is now Seattle. The leader of the Duwamish nation didn't understand the offer because his people had… Read more

The Morphology of Desire (Robert Arnold, 1998)
In this lush, pulsating trash-symphony, Robert Arnold combines digital and film processes to morph an eternal series of romance novel covers. The audio track throbs with the heartbeat of the cover gi… Read more

THE MUMMY (Chadi Abdelsalam, 1970)
Inspired by the discovery of the catacombs of Deir el Bahari in 1881, this film describes the final stages of the struggle between officials of the Cairo Department of Antiquities and a proud mountai… Read more

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