Skip to main content

Films Screened In 1958

The story of the Snowy Mountains scheme and its purpose seen through the eyes of a bore sinker who takes a diamond drilling job and moves with his family to live in the mountains. (Documentary.) ... Read more
A colour cartoon in which a cowboy hero is lured from the screen by his young admirers &ndash: only to fall painfully short of their fantasy ideals. ... Read more
The story of the Bible as depicted on a bronze door at the Cathedral of San Zeno at Verona. The straightforward presentation of an important medieval monument allows one to observe some of the principles of Romanesque art. ... Read more
Events of a day in the life of a beautiful German lake &ndash: Chiemsee. The face of the water changing with the play of the elements, the boats, people on the shore, the old buildings. ... Read more
A satire on the production of a TV. commercial. showing the improvisation of a musical sound track for animated drawings. ... Read more
One tine summer morning, a tall, thin man. wearing the armour of a knight and mounted on a scraggy steed, rides forth from a small Spanish village. Following him on a little donkey is a good-natured pot &ndash: bellied peasant. This is the valiant Don Quixote setting out, with his faithful squire ... Read more
The film shows in a realistic as well as romantic manner the inhabitants of Hamburg over the period of one day. Simple human scenes are shot against the background of the interesting town. ... Read more
A feature length film in which six fantastic visions, dreams, songs, and stories in colour, are united by an equally fantastic "frame-story" in black and white. This film realizes, unhampered by any production cliche, or "audience necessity", the visions of six modern artists using film as a ... Read more
The traditional Dubrovnik Summer Festival and a survey of the cultural and historical monuments of Dubrovnik, its seventeen open-theatres, its old palaces and its streets. ... Read more
This is a fascinating, brightly costumed sequence from an ancient Chinese folk opera. Athletic dancing to the original Chinese music is a feature of this vigorous display. ... Read more
We are shown a glimpse of the complicated system of life through the functions of glucuronic acid which is indispensable for the preservation of youth and energy. ... Read more
The story of a day's work at Covent Garden, from the moment when the first lorry arrives in the quiet and shuttered market soon after midnight, through the increasingly busy hours around dawn, until it subsides again into inertia as the last customers, the old flower ladies who sell in the streets ... Read more
Farrebique is the name of a farm in the Aveyron district in central France. The farm is worked by grandfather who owns it, his wife, their two sons, Roch and Henri, and Roch's wife Berthe with her growing number of children. Farrebique is the story of a year on the farm: the life of the family, the ... Read more
Amici Per La Pelle is a film of great compassion. Franco Rossi has the advantage of using a story that never strikes for dramatic twists or the eccentric character. It is a story that springs from the neo-realist traditions of De Sica and Blasetti: but Rossi brings to it an intimacy that is a ... Read more
The love story of a youth, who inspired old mythological legend, succeeds in a statue. ... Read more
Based on a story by Sonika Bo, this is a film about the life of a Paris sparrow. ... Read more
An account of the 680 miles Sydney-Hobart yacht race. Covering the race, from the preparation and start on Sydney Harbour to its finish, the camera travels with the yachts and reports the conditions encountered at sea. (Documentary.) ... Read more
Jules Dassin's film has been hailed as one of the finest to come out of France in recent years, It is adapted from a novel by Karantzaki, "Christ Recrucified", and is described by Lindsay Anderson as "a work of great courage and outstanding interest. The story of religious and social conflict in a ... Read more
This film is concerned with the problems of drinking and driving and shows what happens to two young people who mix the two. ... Read more
Close range photography shows the secrets of the beehive, the queen, drones, workers, the building of honeycombs, the feeding of the young, the storage of nectar and pollen and the pollination of plants on the foraging flights. ... Read more
A short and amusing cartoon-history of transportation from the earliest days to today, based on facts and original documents. ... Read more
In October 1955 the Soviet whaling fleet set sail on its tenth trip to the Antarctic. The fleet consisted of the factory ship '"Slava" and fifteen small catchers. During the seven and a half months they were away from home. 2.800 whales were killed. On the voyage we see the "Slava" enter the stormy ... Read more
These are no ordinary travel notes brought back from America by filmmakers; they are not enthusiastic records of skyscrapers and crowds. but disturbing aspects of a hallucinatory world of concrete and metal, glaring light and haunting shadow. The film is notable for its dramatic use of colour, and ... Read more
Part 1 is a historical record of Stuart's jour¬neys using sketches and animated maps. Part 2 is entitled "The Northern Territory Today" and is a study of aspects of modern development in the Territory. (Educational.) ... Read more
A bear cub strays and plays with a hunter's puppy. When bigger dogs chase the cub the hunter comes to the rescue. ... Read more
Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director