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Films Screened In 1964

A sharp protest against the mounting pressures to which school children are subjected at home, at school, in the streets, on the sports field and the effect on the formation of their character. ... Read more
A review of the attractions — ancient and modern — of the historic city of Alexandria. ... Read more
A top-rank commercial selling a duplicating machine. ... Read more
A river voyage in East Pakistan showing not only the great scenic beauty, but also the ways in which the river affects the lives of the people living close by. ... Read more
From the delicate colouis of dawn on the lake, to the final shots of sailing boats beating home before an evening storm, this film with intricate camerawork, and subtle editing is i song of piaise of sky,sail and sea. ... Read more
Self-help in Columbia: a village builds a school for its young. James Blue (whose Algerian feature Les oliviers de la justice was screened in the 1963 Melbourne Film Festival) shows the event in his unsentimental, straight-forward and concise document. ... Read more
John Heyer's experiment in condensing the impressions of fast car travel. ... Read more
Andrzej Wajda, famed Polish director of the trilogy, A Generation, Kanal and Ashes and Diamonds, was engaged by Avala Films of Belgrade to adapt for the screen the story "Lady Macbeth of Mtensk" by the Russian nineteenth-century writer, Leskov. Wajda tells, with great simplicity and considerable ... Read more
The silence is that kept by an old priest. The film is set in a small Polish town suffering ibe immediate pri­vations of the aftermath of the war. A rebellious young teenager taunts and abuses the old priest: then, the following day, has an accident. The village people turn against him in their ... Read more
An extraordinary, intimate excursion Into the realm of childhood. ... Read more
"Sissit" is the name of Finland's famed commando group which patrolled the borders of the country and staged harassing raids into enemy territory during the last war. The film tells of the experiences of a small unit and especially the effects of war on one of its leaders, Lieut. Takala. The young ... Read more
From the height of the Rockies, on the rim of the Alberta plains, the stop-motion camera catches and condenses the spectacle of one day in the life of the sky. ... Read more
Trains, railwaymen, passengers rushing through snow country form a kind of choreography in unity with an electronically edited and arranged jazz composition. ... Read more
Although different from most of Bergman's films, the recurring theme of death in life is still present in So Close To Life — in mood it is probably closer to Wild Strawberries than most of his other works. Three women — one unhappily married with a threatened miscarriage, one happily ... Read more
An expressive realisation of the art of Janos Perez, a young painter who exchanged the brush for the hammer to create in iron. ... Read more
The vast splendour, serenity, and majesty of the snow-clad Himalayas is breathtakingly captured by an Indian mountaineering film-crew. ... Read more
A strange world of brightly coloured stones. ... Read more
The story of Sir John Pope-Hennessy, one of the most extraordinary figures among the many extraordinary men who ruled the British Empire. The story of his entry into the Colonial Service and how his political career ended is a strange one, but stranger still is the history of war, riot and ... Read more
A poem of blue water, white surf, and bronze surfers, photographed at the famous beaches of Makaha, Sunset, Makapuu, Waikiki and Rincon. ... Read more
In the heart of the Eastern Sahara, in the rocky moun­tain mass of Tassili des Ajjers, some prehistoric wall-pamtmgs have just been discovered. These, in their rich variety, bear witness to the presence of important colonies which followed each other through the ages right up to our own era ... Read more
Once upon a time there was a man who made his fortune in toothpaste ... A satire on big business methods realised with 387 drawings. ... Read more
The Czechs have always had a fondness and talent for fantasy and in That Cat they have found a particularly intriguing central theme. A small town suddenly finds itself transformed by the magical powers of a cat which usually wears glasses because without them people are revealed in their true ... Read more
By reason of their former way of life the advancement of the Aborigines is a particularly difficult task which cannot he accomplished in a short space of time. How­ever, all Australian Governments are agreed on the policy of assimilation. The film shows how this policy is being implemented and ... Read more
Made in 1929, the first year of sound, The Blue Angel refused to follow the then popular technique of photographing theatre. Von Sternberg placed the emphasis on pictorial quality and concentrated on the potentialities of the camera and of natural sound, as did Rene Clair and Hitchcock at the same ... Read more
The famous frescoes of the Bovana Church near Sofia were painted by an anonymous artist of the 13th century, who broke with medieval stereotypes and produced real­istic images long before Giotto. ... Read more
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