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Films Screened In 1959

The universal game of guessing travellers' intentions and destinations is here played on the Harwich-Hook of Holland Continental route. By the lime Denmark. Holland. Germany and Switzerland are reached, some of the mysteries have been solved. ... Read more
This film is the story of the migration of a Bantu family to Port Elizabeth in search of work. The film tells an intensely human story, with highlights of drama and humour typical of the lives of millions of South Africa's non-white inhabitants. ... Read more
The dramatic story of the archeological exploration of the Negev desert, tracing a road of discoveries from biblical days to the time of Byzantium. ... Read more
With good visuals and a pertinent commentary, this film shows the various hazards connected with boilermaking. ... Read more
With good visuals and a pertinent commentary, this film shows the various hazards connected with boilermaking, and electric and oxywelding in particular. ... Read more
The story of three of the million migrants who reached Australia after the end of the war. An Italian boy in Melbourne, an Englishwoman on a South Australian farm, and a German scientist working on the Snowy Mountains scheme; all of them, in their different ways, contributing to the development of ... Read more
"The Adoration of the Kings," "The Mocking of the Christ" and "Ecce Homo" are the three paintings of Bosch simply and carefully observed and analysed. Excellent colour and absence of dramatisation distinguish this little art film. ... Read more
Japan's most esteemed director, Akira Kurosawa. had long considered making a Japanese version of "Macbeth". The result is Throne of Blood, a film in which Kurosawa's thought and skill have perfectly placed the original plot in a thirteenth century Japanese setting. ... Cast in an era of civil ... Read more
The treadle sewing machine stars in this rhythmic and imaginatively photographed film. A distinguished visual analysis of moving parts, well exploited for beauty and interest and notable for its fresh observation. ... Read more
Two men carrying a large wardrobe emerge from the sea. The adventures of the trio, while looking for food and lodgings, are told in this unusual experimental film, described by its producers as an "etude" by students from Poland's Higher State Film School. ... Read more
Jaile and his cousin Adriu live on the island of Lakeba in the Fiji Islands. They go to Suva, one to train as a doctor, the other to travel. Jaile returns in disappointment to Lakeba realising that. unless trained, he is better off in his own village than labouring in Suva. ... Read more
After the last train at night and before the first train in the morning, 800 people are hard at work-making London's Underground fit for travellers. and taking in their stride a broken rail discovered al 3.30 a.m ... Read more
Cartoon revealing the secret life of the fabulous Ungle-Wunglc Bird. ... Read more
A small town in Moravia is the setting for this psychological drama, based on the novel of the same name by Jarmila Glazarova. A young girl. Jana, is accepted as a ward by her relatives. In the musty and dismal atmosphere of her new home, full of patrician luxury and provincial prejudice, she ... Read more
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