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Films Screened In 1964

Diverse animation techniques cieate in this film a cruel and absurd world from which escape is impossible — anyone caught up in this Kafka-like nightmare can only persist, undeterred. ... Read more
The wild life on and around Lake St. Lucia, a game reserve in Natal. The magnificent photography shows unusual and interesting events such as the hatching of crocodile eggs. ... Read more
In 15th century France, a pilgrim loses his companions in a forest. When he eventually reaches a village, he is given work by a fisherman but the rest of ihe village rejects him because they believe that a lost pilgrim is abandoned by God. . . . ... Read more
A lone autumn leaf hangs on a maple tree high in the mountains. The wind shakes it loose — we follow its journey as it soars through the air,hovers on a ledge and finally alights on a stream where it is caught by the current and earned off into the shadows. ... Read more
A film-metaphor in which the flowers are pleading for the preservation of peace. ... Read more
A spectacular series of views from a trip through the mountain chain of the Pyrenees. ... Read more
The film says a few words about human failings by distorting or situations until, at the peak of absurdity, we reach a moment of insight. ... Read more
The traditional Maori arts of carving and decoration are studied in detail and the techniques involved are illustrated by the Construction of a village meeting-hall. ... Read more
The consequences of a dance of matches comprises this cautionary film. ... Read more
A fascinating introduction to mathematics through a series of short film essays in cartoon und live action showing, for example, how the earth was measured with the use of simple instruments. ... Read more
An animated film, satirising individuals who make in­ferior goods whilst expounding the need for craftsmanship. ... Read more
A film impressing on the Danes their duties as hosts to foreign tourists visiting Denmark. ... Read more
Impressions of a journey observed with an eye for social phenomena. In a tour-de-force compression of timer closely edited io a percussion score, the peripatetic camera telescopes impressionistic visuals. ... Read more
This comedy of modern Japanese life follows the adventures of a carefree wandering tramp with most of his belongings on his back and his savings plastered to his waist under his rags. He is managing very comfortably until a pretty colleague runs off with his money and two abandoned orphans attach ... Read more
The history, culture and life of the people of the Nacktong River, which flows into the Southern Sea of the Korean Peninsula. ... Read more
A story of a truck-driver who leads a modest life in a suburb of Istanbul, with his wife, daughter and elderly father. A neighbour tries hard to separate the family so that he can marry the wife. After much trouble and difficulty all ends well and the family settles down to a more harmonious life ... Read more
In the austere and dramatic Mariiitne Alps of France, Sutherland draws directly from nature for the themes of his paintings. He is fascinated by nature's opposing forces — the gentleness and violence, the decay and fertility — and his emotional response translates selected natural ... Read more
With the clever use of sound and an original editing technique, players and spectators are observed during a football mutch at the Parc des Princes in Paris. ... Read more
In September 1961, when Passenger was half finished, Andrzcj Munk was killed in a car accident. The first sequences — in which a woman passenger on a liner is shocked into recollections of Auschwitz — were never completed and are sketched in with production photo graphs and stills: the ... Read more
Canada's top contenders for the Olympic competitions to be held in Tokyo in 1964, training and competing in the swimming championships held in Vancouver. ... Read more
A study of bark paintings as a background to the social and religious life of the Australian aborigines. ... Read more
The changing pace of life in the Barossa Valley as reflected by the churches there. ... Read more
Monitor cameras spend a day — from dawn until midnight — with four young artists who between them have won critical acclaim, exhibition prizes and Art Council awards. Each of them has sought inspiration in the world of pop singers, pin-ups, spacemen, wrestling and the Twist. ... Read more
"Beneath his brush matter becomes a living reality, symbolic of inexorable death and everlasting life... " ... This film is about the life and work of the famous Dutch 17th century artist as seen through his paintings. ... Read more
Albert Camus joined the French resistance movement and, in 1945, became the editor of "Combat". Trained in philosophy, he preached rebellion against the absurd­ity of human life. This film does not try to present a biography: it examines the settings which were familiar to Camus, whilst making ... Read more
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