Films Screened In 1964

Tired and unsure, a famous film director, about to start a new picture, goes to a spa near Rome, hoping that rest will restore his perspective. Joined by his co-workers who hound him with suggestions for the new film, pestered by people who want jobs, disturbed by the presence of both his wife and his mistress, he is haunted by dreams and daydreams. He recalls his parents, his childhood, his schoo... Read more
Using two children's drawings and blending live-action with animation, this parable tells how adult suspicions can lead to war. ... Read more
A brief account of a village in Columbia, which builds its own houses by community effort. The frank com­mentary is given by James Blue, whose first feature film The Olive Trees Of Justice was screened in the Melbourne Film Festival in 1963. ... Read more
Using paintings by Egyptian artists, the film tells of an old man's life in Nubia, how he lost his home under Ihe waters of the Nile when the Aswan Dam was built, and how he started anew in Komombo. ... Read more
Against the changing backdrop of deciduous trees, the film exhibits the sculptures in the open air museum of Middelheim in Antwerp. ... Read more
How the Norwegian authorities, often hindered by in­clement weather or terrain, bring paintings, film, theatre and books to distant communities throughout the country. ... Read more
Ageing, gravely ill, physicist Dronov is engaged in the development of a space engine, when his doctor orders htm to stop working. He hands over the direction of his experiments to his favourite pupil, Vyazmin, who, however, hasn't the stature to cope with the irresponsible egotism of the director of the laboratory. When accidents occur, they are glossed over to keep the research establishment's r... Read more
A shaiply economic summing up of man's life in eight unnerving minutes. ... Read more
A subjective impression of the vigorous growth and tremendous potentialities of a Brazil, rich in tradition but looking to the future; a film that does not attempt to give a reasoned, historical or geographical account, but reproduces the visual and emotional impact on a sensitive mind. ... After a brief introduction we are given impressions of the land with its deep forests and mighty rivers and ... Read more
The late Yasujiro Ozus last work An Autumn Afternoon shows his method at its most completely formal. A gentle story about a widower's decision to marry off his only daughter; the director turns a lovingly malicious eye on ultra modern Japan where golf is the thing; where women are still bartered in marriage, yet rule their men with tongues of fire; where the American way of life gives rise to ruef... Read more
A survey of the architecture of Japan from the Shrine of Ise in mythological times, through the Heian, Muromachi and Momoyama periods, to the intimate beauty of the Edo period. ... Read more
The story scans I.B.M.'s supporting role in Australia's wool industry, Taiwan's sugar cane, India's jute, amd Japan's chinaware and banking . All strands are brought together in the final; episode of this fast-paced film as we see I.B.M. equipment in Thailand working with ESCAFE to prepare trade statistics for industries in this area. ... Read more
With Alfonso, the Hungarian comedian, this satirical film shows the technique of daub painting, and unmasks Its perpetrators. ... Read more
A sardonic caitoon which elaboiates upon the wonders and advantages of automation. The height of civilisation is finally reached with the invention of the car which can reproduce itself. ... Read more
The discovery of last year's Sestri Levante Festival of Latin-American films was a Brazilian film, Barravento, first feature by a new director of great promise. The documentary element is strong in this description of the life of fishermen in a province of Brazil. It is a denun­ciation of the exploitation of the fishermen, and the role of Macumba, that weird mixture of Christianity and African tri... Read more
The dances of Manipur, famed for their charm and elegance, are depicted in their authentic sellings. ... Read more
A lively diversion about a caged canary's obsession lo mix with the world, and his final disillusioned return to captivity. ... Read more
A TV-commercial on the seven warning signs of cancer, using graphic symbols for each symptom. ... Read more
In the region of Rio de Janeiro, the skins of cats are used to make tambourines at festival time. Children catch them but not without occasional unhappiness. ... Read more
A charming film, the action of which takes place in a village to which a mobile cinema has come; it is in fact a mobile dental surgery — the dentist rewards the children by showing them a film. ... Read more
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