Skip to main content

Films Screened In 1962

This film, of the final days of uprising against the Batista regime, first emphasizes the way ordinary people began to realise that violence was the only way before it turns attention to deeds of heroism among the mountain guerillas: finally it sweeps back to the streets of Havana and the final ... Read more
From 1914 to the advent of sound in 1930, some 300 serials were made In Hollywood; some naive, some crude, but many of them highly imaginative. ... This film traces their development from the early cliff-hangers of Pearl White to the first film starring Boris Karloff. ... Read more
The syncopated rhythm of a drum accompanies the rhythmic repetition of the word "Tek". ... Read more
As part of its 25th Anniversary commemoration. BBC-TV made this film on television in different countries, with special reference to those which are underdeveloped. It was made in nine countries spread across five Continents, and shows something of the people at home and the programmes they watch ... Read more
An impression of one day at a large London station — told with music, songs, and half-heard conversations, but without commentary. Venice "Golden Lion" Award. ... Read more
The traditional method of Scandinavian boat-building is shown with commendable clarity and simplicity. The same building process was used for the viking ships. ... Read more
Using the technique of animating still photographs the film reconstructs the main events of the Boer War from authentic records of the time. This war saw the first use of many new methods of fighting — trenches, barbed wire, armoured vehicles — as well as one of the last great cavalry ... Read more
This is the story of the building of the Kariba Dam across the Zambesi River, the completion of which has provided a tremendous source of energy to a country whose requirements are increasing daily. ... Read more
Each year thousands of cattle are moved from the great cattle properties of north-west Australia to the railhead for shipment to southern markets. This film tells the story of one of these trips through 800 miles of some of the most picturesque country in Australia. A trip carried out as a ... Read more
A close-up of the work of a class in a drama school and of the methods used to train the aspiring actors and actresses. John Schlesinger's command of the particular directing technique required is such that the film appears to have been made spontaneously during the forty minutes or so of the ... Read more
A collection of some 300 paintings by masters of the last five centuries arranged by a special technique to illustrate the birth and early life of Christ. The visual story is amplified by a spoken narrative taken from the King James Version of the Bible and an original musical score based on a ... Read more
This controversial film, on the function of sport in society, claims that positive human and social values are to be found in athletics. At the same time it satirically surveys professional sport. ... Read more
A report on German expressionist paintings in the Detroit Institute of Arts. The "revolt" was against the complacency of the 19th century visible in the portraiture of the period. The works shown are by Kandinsky, Marc, Kolde, Schmidt-Rossloff, Beck-mann, Kokoschka and Klee. ... Read more
A study of the various activities of convicts inside a Yugoslav prison. The theme of the film is that a man without freedom is a man without identity. ... Read more
This savage and beautiful documentary concerns the Kung Bushmen who scratch a living from the pitiless Kalahari Desert. In one sense the film is already a historical document; The Hunters tells a primitive and dreadful story, one will not find its like anywhere in Africa today. Four tribal huntsmen ... Read more
It is Budapest in the early thirties. A strange, solitary young man, Istvan Peterssen, living in one of the older suburbs, is without work. He wants no concessions from life, and will not accept alms. The situation is transformed by Vera, a pretty girl who dreams of becoming a dancer. They fall in ... Read more
On the tiny arid island in the Sea of Seto, a family of four—a man and his wife and their two small children, Taro and Jiro — are the sole inhabitants. The land is hard and unyielding yet they cultivate it from shore to hilltop, harvesting wheat in the spring, sweet potatoes in the ... Read more
This is the third feature film by the Dutch director Fons Rademakers, whose Village By The River was shown at the 1961 Melbourne Film Festival. Told entirely from a child's viewpoint, the theme of the story is a phase in the inner development of the sensitive thirteen-year-old Thomas, a fatherless ... Read more
In the far north of Norway, several hundred miles beyond the Arctic Circle, a vast area of mountains and roadless tundra is the home of the Laplander. Europe's last nomadic people. Theirs is a land where the midnight sun makes summer an endless day of glowing colours, while winter means continual ... Read more
A winner of the Grand Prix at the International Festival of Animated Films at Annecy, this fable symbolizes the supremacy of true art over cruelty and violence. ... Read more
A satirical cartoon on a Western which depicts the adventure of a cowboy and two bandits who attempt to steal his gold. ... Read more
Deep in the soil pests lurk in wait to attack the roots of plants. We are shown some impressive close-ups of these insects whilst the commentary tells us some disturbing facts about the world beneath our feet. ... Read more
Awarded the Silver Rose at the Amsterdam Festival, The Loaf of Bread, made by Prague students, tells the story of a group of prisoners sitting by the side of their wagons while their train is halted. A group plot to steal a loaf of bread from a train across the sidings: how to evade the guards and ... Read more
A powerful melange of newsreel footage, still photographs, and drawings on the theme of racial discrimination. ... Read more
Story of a girl who found her vocation in nursing. Kodak Silver Medallion for best Black and White photography. ... Read more
Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director