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A chronicle of the encampment of George Washington's army at Valley Forge in the winter of 1777-1778; the midst of the American Revolution. ... Read more
The story of how machines made a “boom” town with factories running at top speed &nash: and then how more machines broke the prosperity of the town, bringing misery and unemployment to its inhabitants. ... Read more
Vampisol is a potion invented by Professor Dracula that allows vampires to survive in daylight and therefore lead a normal life. As might be imagined, such a product could revolutionise the nocturnal activities of these maligned creatures, not to mention their penchant for raw throats. ... In the ... Read more
Inspiration for the story of Vampyr is credited to Sheridan le Fanu's "In a Glass Darkly". but only one story 'Carniilla" bears any relationship to the film. Rather than from any particular literary basis the film seems more to have developed from its settings (it was shot entirely on location in ... Read more
“No man can tell what he will do when driven by hunger.” - Alexander Pearce ... In 1822, eight convicts escape the brutal penal settlement of Macquarie Harbour, only to find the wilds of Tasmania a much crueller reality. As the provisions run out and the men fight to stay alive, only one option ... Read more
Set to the music of Vivaldi's Four Seasons, this film, from the director of Third Avenue El, is a travel film but with the emphasis chiefly on people. ... Read more
In 1925 two German films in particular had immediate and widespread influence on motion picture technique: Variety, which showed that the camera couId be put to outstanding uses, and The Last Laugh which emphasized fluidity and eliminated captions. Both starred Emil Jannings and both brought a ... Read more
In 1925 two German films in particular had immediate and widespread influence on motion picture technique: Variety, which showed that the camera could be put to outstanding uses, and The Last Laugh, which emphasized fluidity and eliminated captions. Both starred Emil Jannings and both brought a ... Read more
The film reverses the roles of and conventions of traditional cinema by confronting representations of sexuality and male/female desire directly, while not abandoning the pleasure(s) of narrative inherent in these conventions. ... Read more
The sports reporter, Robert Krohn, meets by chance the ex-UFA star, Veronika Voss, still an attractive and extremely interesting woman. Fascinated by her personality and charm, he is determined to see her again. His investigations reveal that Veronika Voss is staying with a doctor. ... Dr Katz, a ... Read more
Through a series of shots of reality, of memories, and of dreams, this film attempts to capture certain moments of the elusive grace and beauty of young girls. ... Read more
Meet Moncef Kahloucha, Tunisia's very own Quentin Tarantino. Tunisia is not a country renowned for its film industry. Apparently, no one told this to Moncef Kahloucha. A charismatic, impassioned house painter, he always harboured a great love for cinema, especially 70s genre films. Armed with his ... Read more
As Russian planes begin to bomb Georgia, a Russian woman and her daughter board a bus to escape - but will they be discovered? ... --- ... D/S George Barbakadze P Scott Gustetter, Lazaro Hernandez L Russian, Georgian w/English subtitles TD betacamsp/2010 ... --- ... D/S George Barbakadze P Scott ... Read more
The great French writer, Victor Hugo was also a remarkable draftsman. The film is based on a selec­tion from 400 of his little known drawings. ... Read more
A recreation of a 1913 Russian avant-garde opera - an extraordinary collaboration piece that influences performance art to this day. The original script by poet Alexsei Kruchenykh is written in the style which he called "beyond the mind” and attempts to communicate the internal state of the ... Read more
An exile's view of the decline of Italy's national culture and the man who put the ‘boob' on the tube. ... This riveting illustration of 21st century media Fascism begins in the 1970s with a TV quiz show where slinky housewives disrobe with every correct answer. That show was produced by the ... Read more
Vietnam Requiem is a documentary focusing on five Vietnam veterans who are now serving time in prison. All five men ... enlisted - each fought honorably and was heavily decorated for heroism. The film provides stock footage of the war, intercut with the men recalling their personal experiences ... Read more
In February, 1953, the highest tide for 300 years broke through the dykes of South Holland. The island of Goeree Overflakke was one of the worst-hit areas. Immediately plans were made to recover the land and a new tvoe of dvke was designed and built. ... Read more
man living alone is visited by a stranger who wants to sell him a photograph that he has just taken of his house Normal enough — except that the stranger has no hands. Adapted from a Raymond Carver short story, the film pene­trates, step by exposed step, the lonely man's hidden reality ... Read more
A film portrait of Vilgot Sjoman, made during the shooting of his film, A Handful of Love, in 1973. ... Sjoman talks about himself, his films (several of which are illustrated by excerpts), and film making in general. ... Read more
The film is set in a small Dutch village at the begining of this century. The central figure of this macabre and Rabelaisian story is the doctor who, when off duty, prefers, the friendship of the local boatman and poacher (who narrates the film) to that of the pompous and inane burgomaster and the ... Read more
A young French violinist receives advanced instruction from a master virtuoso. How much can be learnt by constant practice and how much comes from the creative talent of the per­former? Modern research is revealing much about the complex processes occurring within the human brain. ... Read more
Viridiana, a young nun full of charity, kindness and idealistic illusions about humanity, visits her rich uncle on the eve of her ordination. She stays and tries to help some local peasants and beggars by taking them in, but her altruism is greeted with ridicule and cruelty. True to form ... Read more
This cartoon film presents portraits of three women in the characteristic Foldes style: ... Sibylle, the psychedelic woman ... Flora, the flower woman ... Bilitis, the happy woman. ... Read more
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