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Films Screened In 1963

Adapted from the best-selling novel by Nan Chauncy and filmed on location in the Tasmanian Highlands, They Found a Cave, although primarily a children's story, has appeal for adult audiences. The story has English orphans Cherry, Nigel, Brick and Nippy migrate to Tasmania where they are to live on ... Read more
Stanley Holloway tells a cautionary tale about the three sides of an engine driver's character when his electric locomotive fails. ... Read more
Maria Vaner plays three different types of girl, all called Anna, whose point in common is their failure and disillusionment in love. In the first study, called The Earth, an innocent young girl's first ecstatic love affair leads to pregnancy, abortion, and bitterness, and which later turns into ... Read more
This beautifully photographed film shows how communications over the frozen sea are kept open by ice-breakers operating throughout the long Finnish winter. ... Read more
Two baroque churches flash past in a blinding and colourful array of cherubs, altars, cornices, statues, ceilings, all ornamented in the fashion dear to baroque. ... Read more
This feature length film, in colour, traces the life of the artist from his birthplace in Zundert, Holland, to Auvers in France, where he died. The "self portrait" title is derived from the fact that most of the content was supplied by Van Gogh himself - through his paintings and writings. The ... Read more
War Hunt is about a war-lover, a man for whom war is not hell, but home. It is set in the bleak, blasted terrain of Korea, a few months prior to the cease-fire. As one of the soldiers remarks, "Its a funny kind of war", and it is presented as such, with propaganda loud speakers booming words and ... Read more
In a playground two boys, both standing on one leg, compete - who can survive the longest? Award: Diploma of Merit, Mannheim Festival ... Read more
A film, on the manufacture of a telecommunications cable, which has been designed as a aesthetic experience - colour, motion and inherent continuity speak for themselves. Award: First Prize, New York Festival. ... Read more
The story of a boy and girl who meet at a party is told partly through symbolic interpretation of the objects of the immediate concern. ... Read more
The film recalls the hey-day of hte working horse at the turn of the century, and reflects on the decreasing number used today. The title is from Shakespeare's lines: "Sometimes he trots, as if he told the steps, with gentle majesty and modest pride". Australian Film Awards, TV Open Section, Silver ... Read more
In the middle of the 19th century, at Namome, on a highway north of Edo, crime is rife. Sanjuro, a wandering Samurai, arrives to find the village decimated by some long lasting feud. Hansuke, a petty police official, offers to introduce him to one of the local bosses as a bodyguard. ... The village ... Read more
Bert Haanstra's latest film is joy to watch. A visit to the zoo is made an opportunity for cross-cutting: we switch from animals to humans, from striped dresses to zebras, and we wonder who is looking at whom? Award: Fipresci prize and Gold Medal of the City, Berlin Film Festival. ... Read more
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