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A study of the aesthetics and achievements of architecture through the ages by means of animation. Through the brushes of artists we pass from the ancient temples of the Nile to the skyscrapers of today and we see how buildings reflect the values and sentiments of each age. In the irregular skyline ... Read more
The film uses animation to explain what an atom is, how energy is released from certain kinds of atoms, and the peacetime uses of atomic energy and the by-products of nuclear fission. ... Read more
"... A poetic and upbeat celebration of the quiet beauty in unremarkable lives... wonderfully shot and edited with a vivid sense of place and an immensely appealing cast, A la Place du Coeur is a touching portrait of the dif­ferent kinds of love that bind its characters."—Screen ... Read more
A brief account of a village in Columbia, which builds its own houses by community effort. The frank com­mentary is given by James Blue, whose first feature film The Olive Trees Of Justice was screened in the Melbourne Film Festival in 1963. ... Read more
“Uncle… I have been here for a while. I would like to see a movie about your life. So I proposed a project about reincarnation.” ... --- ... D/S Apichatpong Weerasethakul P Simon Field, Keith Griffiths WS Animate Projects L Thai w/English subtitles TD betacamsp/2009 ... --- ... D/S ... Read more
Fusing the sublime and the anarchic, through images of mountain ranges and an inexplicable road accident, this film's slow motion and grainy images concentrate the senses. A crackling soundtrack supports themes of emptiness and 'anxiety in the ptesence of irreversibility'. ... Read more
The setting is present-day Buenos Aires, a city in the throes of social unrest over escalating unemployment, poverty and political corruption. Elsa is a fun-loving 25-year-old, who holds down a couple of odd jobs that barely keep her financial. Her close circle of friends provides some comfort to ... Read more
Jean-Louis Duroc, a racing driver, and Anne Gauthier, a script girl, first meet one Sunday while visiting their respective children at a school at Deauville. Both are widowed and feel drawn to each other, but Anne's devotion to her dead husband's memory casts a shadow on their growing love, until ... Read more
“A highly original blend of documentary and fiction techniques (and a worthy precursor to Kiarostami and Makhmalbaf's later experiments).” - Senses of Cinema Making his first venture into documentary, Shohei Imamura breaks ground with this Japanese social phenomenon where people vanish into ... Read more
An alcoholic paraplegic kidnaps his 7-year-old daughter. What on earth is he going to do now? ... Read more
The Director, Zoltan Huszarik (Sinbad), visited cemeteries in numerous countries in his attempt to show human beings' craving to create 'imperishable marks', to leave behind some 'trace that would endure' once they are gone. ... The keynote of this philosophically-inspired film is dismay at the ... Read more
Zoltan Huszarik visited cemetries and other memorials in many countries, trying to get behind the meaning of death - which remains an incomprehensible phenomenon, even if it is accepted as fact. ... Read more
The film depicts the activities of a group of U.S. children on Hallowe'en. The traditional 'trick or treat' activities are directed towards raising funds for UNICEF. Throughout the film scenes of needy children around the world are superimposed on scenes of garishly dressed-up U.S. children. ... Read more
A boiler explodes in a factory and the night watchman is killed. The film tries to re-create — as far as it is possible — the man's experience. ... Read more
An amusing collection of fourteen animated T.V. "spots", made with imaginative use of design, drawings, musical scores and wit. The film includes five award-winning designs. Some people actually turn on these commercials. ... Read more
An amusing collection of fourteen animated TV 'spots', made with imaginative use of design, drawings, musical scores and wit. The film includes five award-winning designs. Some people actually turn on these commercials. ... Read more
Martin Fischer, one of his nation's most beloved and esteemed composers, begins a fiery relationship with his married first violinist Barbara. An idyllic Moroccan honeymoon and the imminent completion of his most eagerly anticipated symphony are overshadowed by a creeping unease. ... "A tender and ... Read more
Out of the fifty-odd films of the great Japanese director, Yasujiro Ozu, about twenty are lost to us today. Throughout his career, Ozu repeated certain plots and dramatic situations many times; A Story of Floating Weeds, one of his favourites, was remade 25 years later as Floating Weeds. ... An ... Read more
The film starts with morning in Peking and introduces us to the capital as it may be seen during a day's tour. Although historical monuments are shown we also see the changes of the last ten years. ... Read more
"Buddhadeb Dasgupta has long been considered one of the major forces in Indian cinema ... Poetic and haunting, A Tale of a Naughty Girl doesn't just reaffirm this reputation; it underscores it in the most vivid way possible ... It may well be worthy of that overused term: masterpiece." &mdash ... Read more
The biggest hurdle Babak faces isn't his disability, but gaining acceptance in his own family. ... Babak is bright and creative, but his physical disability leads his own father to see him as a burden on the family and a hindrance to his younger brother's education. When Babak is confined to his ... Read more
Pressure from farm owners traditionally ... excluded farm workers from labour legislation regulating their pay or working ... conditions. Farm workers eventually ... formed the Canadian Farm Workers' ... Union, and this documentary records ... their struggles to achieve their working ... rights ... Read more
The film is based on a tale by P'u Sung- ... Ling , a poor scholar, who lived at the ... end of the 17th century. The director ... combined the filming of “The Heroic ... Maid”, a simple story, with the philosophical concept of Zen, to make it more ... effective. The story is set in a remote ... Read more
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