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Films Screened In 1959

HIS SCARLET CLOAK (S. Yamamoto, 1958)
Based on an old and well-known stage-play, this comedy tells of the machinations of a landlord to conquer the beautiful wife of a provincial miller of a nearby township. The shrewd miller manages to … Read more

Home (Borowczyk, Jan Lenica, 1958)
A young woman daydreams about her past; her emotions are expressed by a series of surrealistic images. ... This experimental film, the work of two Polish artists, was awarded the Grand Prix at the 19… Read more

Impressions from a Theatre (Curt Oertel, 1957)
The National Theatre of Mannheim was destroyed during the last war — the film shows how the company carried on until its modern home reopened with the performance of Die Rauber. b\ Schiller. ... Read more

IVAN THE TERRIBLE, PART II (Sergei Eisenstein, 1945)
In 1941 Eisenstein, the giant of Russian cinema, began a biographical trilogy of the sixteenth century Tsar. Ivan IV, who united the autonomous principalities and became the first ruler of the Russia… Read more

Jazz Dance (Roger Tilton, 1954)
"This little film is mad but magnificent." wrote English film critic Paul Dehn. Entirely photographed and recorded in three hours at a leading New York dance hall, it is a record of the excitement of… Read more

Konarak (P. S. Das Gupta, 1958)
Konarak, a temple built in the 13th century, was dedicated to Surya, the sun-god. It is a well-preserved and elaborate building which stands as a vivid reminder of a great past when miracles in stone… Read more

Kurobe Gorge (Zensuko Nishio, 1959)
The construction of the Kurobe Dam in an inaccessible valley of the Japanese Alps is under way. This film, shot in magnificent colour, records the breathtaking beauty of the scenery and the superhuma… Read more

Le Merle (Norman McLaren, 1958)
"Mon Merle", an old French folksong, sung by the Trio Lyrique of Montreal, tells the story of a happy-go-lucky bird who loses his neck, beak. wings and eyes but immediately sets about retrieving them… Read more

Legato (Henning Bendtsen, 1950)
Two minutes of eye-teasing corrugations. ... Read more

Life is Beautiful (Tadeusz Makarczynski, 1958)
The title is ironic, for the film conveys a philosophical impression of man's protest against the dangers which surround him &ndash: particularly the danger of atomic extinction. ... There is no comm… Read more

LISSY (K. Wolf, 1957)
"The film opens with a Love on the Dole theme at the end of the 1920's and follows the life of a German working class girl into the Nazi era. Raised in the slums of Berlin, Lissy helps to support her… Read more

LOS OLVIDADOS (Luis Buñuel, 1951)
Los Olvidados (meaning the forgotten ones) was made in Mexico City slums with mostly non¬professional young actors whose talents lie in their simplicity, their obedience to brilliant direction (f… Read more

Marionettes (C. W. Van der Berg, 1958)
Three sketches played by modern marionettes: Rumour, Chez Moniquc and The Dream Chaser. The film won the highest German film prize in 1958. ... Read more

NINE LIVES (A. Skouen, 1957)
Each account of heroism and hardship which came out of World War II seemed to set a new level for man's indestructible spirit: but none seemed so utterly incredible as this tale of the Norwegian unde… Read more

NO PLACE FOR EVE TO SLEEP (T. Chmielewski, 1957)
A striking illustration of Poland's new place in the top bracket of world cinema, No Place for Eve to Sleep is a nice blend of poetry and parody. ... The film opens with Eve arriving at her boarding … Read more

One Potato, Two Potato (L. Daiken, 1957)
The title is a children's counting-out rhyme: the film records London children at play, singing, skipping, dancing; and through their playing, revealing a part of that world which belongs only to chi… Read more

Overture (G. L. Polidoro, 1958)
Beethoven's Egmont Overture, played by the Vienna Philharmonic at a concert in the Assembly Hall of the U.N. The performance is illustrated with scenes of human experience &ndash: calm and anxiety, w… Read more

Parliamentarians (J. Jahn, 1958)
The life and work of Daumier, famous French artist and caricaturist, and a study of the power of political satire. ... Read more

Ping Pong (Henning Bendtsen, 1950)
Dots, lines, loops, dance to a drumbeat background. ... Read more

POWER AMONG MEN (Thorold Dickinson, 1959)
This film is dedicated to its cast: the villagers of Sant" Ambrogio, Italy, the farmers of Fermathe. Haiti; the townsfolk of Kitimat. Canada, and the scientists at Kjcller, Norway. ... Power Among Me… Read more

Prehistoric Images (Thomas Rowe, Arcady, 1957)
The earliest forms of man's artistic expression the prehistoric drawings and paintings in the caves' of France and Spain, are the subject of this most ... beautiful and memorable art film. ... Read more

Quetico (Christopher Chapman, 1958)
The camera captures the original spirit of Quetico Park &ndash: over a million acres of unspoiled wilderness reserved as canoe country. ... Read more

Raving-Waving (Grasshopper Group, 1957)
An experimental film: abstract wave movements are animated in time with rhythmic musique concrete, the sound track of which was edited not by note on tape. ... Read more

Rediscovered Harmonies (L. Devoisy, 1954)
A survey of ancient musical instruments; some forefathers of those in use today, others obsolete. The music is contemporary, appropriately and carefully selected. ... Read more

Roman Cologne (K. Stefan, 1958)
Only a few ruins remain of the bustling city of Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium &ndash: the original name, of which only Colonia survives in the city's name today. The excavated objects range from… Read more

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