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Placed in the world between reality and a dream, a small boy tries to reach through his loneliness by beating the drum with all his might. ... Read more
A puppet review which is a variant on the theme of inanimate objects that start moving at night under the direction of a strange sprite in top hat and frock coat. ... Read more
The world's greatest collection of art housed in the Louvre, also reveals a fascinating view of the history of France from the eleventh century to the end of World War II. Charles Boyer narrates the script as if he were Mr. France himself, proud of his country, charmed with its history, and not ... Read more
A record of the day-to-day work of Rudi van Dantzig, director of the Netherlands' National Ballet Company. The film follows the genesis of a new ballet, and also shows Nureyev rehearsing a part in one of Dantzig's creations. ... Read more
The year 2059, Christmas eve. 3000m below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean a huge water ship floats past. The lighted portholes draw us into its mysterious interior. Jack Stenberg wakes from a nightmare about drowning and makes a desperate decision - he must find a way to escape his incarceration ... Read more
A writer discovers the perfect way to give up smoking. ... Read more
A portrait of a young man's struggle for identity unfolds as he orchestrates a chaotic collection of images from his past The political Campaigning of his father Boh Proudfool ithe Man Von Know) intrudes into his solitary world and triggers paranoid memories of s childhood Christmas, tortured ... Read more
Man, Motorcycle, Forest. A black and white/ coloured journey. Animated transcendence through space and time, ... Read more
A brief anecdotal story of a fanatical orator who pro­duces and polishes a speech which evokes unexpected images in the minds of his listeners. ... Read more
This now famous film is a compilation of library material. It is a realistic presentation of human suffering as a result of war, explaining how hunger and exposure have caused the spread of tuberculosis, cholera and malaria. Army doctors and U.N.R.R.A. scientists have done all within their power ... Read more
The latest project from veteran Iranian filmmaker Dariush Mehrjui is a contemporary fable about the redemptive power of the spirit. Mahmud (Homayun Eskandari) is a middle-aged poet and writer who returns to his place of birth in the Bagh Damavand to write a book. His best efforts at concentration ... Read more
The famous The Phantom of the Opera, while not a classic terror, is an enjoyable and roaring melodrama impressive in its showmanship. ... It tells of a young aspiring operatic singer, in love with a handsome young officer, having an unknown, unseen sponsor who advances her musical career. Although ... Read more
Adapted from George Buchner's play, 'Woyzeck', The Postman is the second film by Daryush Mehrjui, whose first film, The Cow, is also an entry in this year's Festival. ... The postman of a quiet country town encounters several problems for which there are no easy solutions. He can no longer satisfy ... Read more
Persuading soldiers to withstand the terror and exhaustion of combat until they're either killed or maimed is one of the keys to being a successful field officer At Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, both fresh and seasoned officers keep in practice by simulating battle situations. ... Gwynne Dyer comments ... Read more
A new music film from virtuoso director Derek Jarman. ... Read more
Think The Texas Chainsaw Massacre meets Fawlty Towers; think The Partridge Family meets The Addams Family but don't ever think you're prepared for the Kangs! This totally macabre and crazed Korean comedy takes the rice cake in bad taste, black humour and body count. ... After father Kang is sacked ... Read more
Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Raven" is illustrated by engravings by the French artist. Gustave Dore. ... Read more
This study of a famous Dutch action painter is both exciting and unusual. Photographed in his Paris studio and in the city itself, we see the artist first gathering inspiration in his walks and then his translation of such inspiration into vivid streams of colour. Award: Golden Bear, Berlin ... Read more
Warning: This film may enchant you. It is about an evil little general who can neither read nor write; it s also about an old man who discovers a new form of table-top publishing and about the conversion of a telescope to peaceful purposes. ... Read more
Animation of domestic hand-tools creates a metaphoric vision of human dignity. ... Read more
Graceful floating figures begin to fall. They fall to a horrifying, frenzied landscape peopled by writhing monsters. ... Read more
... ... Nyi Ronggeng is probably the most remarkable fiction film ever made about popular culture and folk traditions in Indonesia. It sets its story among the members of a Ronggeng dance troupe, and within a richly melodramatic plot, it reconstructs performances of the Ronggeng dance as they are ... Read more
The action of the film takes place in the years after the collapse of the 1848 Revolution against the Hapsburgs. Its anti-heroes are a group of impoverished Hungarian peasants who, after defeat, continued their isolated guerilla warfare. They became legendary characters: for a century, songs ... Read more
A documentary about a safe-cracker who became quite famous after the war, meeting the police inspector who arrested him 25 years ago. After serving his sentence, the safe-cracker became a guard and now lives a calm and orderly life. ... Read more
The film shows miniatures from the famous Jewish book of the 14th century which was brought to Yugoslavia from Spain. It is now stored in the Sarajevo Museum. ... Read more
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