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Films Screened In 1964

THE BREAD OF OUR FORMER YEARS (Herbert Vesely, 1962)
Young Walter Fendrich lives a middle-class life in a big city. The times of distress, when the possesion of a piece of bread was the measure of all things, belongs to the past. He has a steady job, a… Read more

THE BRIDGE (Bernhard Wicki, 1959)
In a small German town, during the last days of April 1945, a few schoolboys are still being drafted for war service. The end of the war is in sight and some people are attempting to avoid the sensel… Read more

The Concert of Mr. and Mrs. Kabal (Walerian Borowczyk, 1962)
A stylised and macabre satire of a piano recital by Mrs Kabal which is so ruined by her husbands interruptions that she exacts a fearful revenge. ... Read more

The Dancing Class (Tom Cowan, 1964)
Class at work at Robert Pontic's ballet school. ... Read more

The Egg of Oryzias Latipes (Teruo Atsumi, 1963)
Research scientists found a method for the artificial fertilization of the transparent eggs of Killifish. The delayed-action camera shows the process observed through the microscope. ... Read more

THE EXILES (Kent MacKenzie, 1961)
In July 1957, Kent Mac-Kenzie began a survey of Ameri­can Indian life at several Southwest Indian reservations. He found that the younger generation nowadays tends to gravitate to the big cities,… Read more

THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL (Luis Buñuel, 1962)
Guests arrive at an elegant dinner party to find that the servants have mysteriously disappeared. At the end of the party all the guests find excuses not to leave. It soon becomes clear that none of … Read more

The Flying Man (George Dunning, 1962)
This simple story, about a man who can fly and another who tries, is an enjoyable divertissement using water-colours. ... Read more

THE FRAIL FLOWERS ARE DISAPPEARING (Paul Meyer, 1961)
A study of the social conditions of a coal-mining area in Belgium during a lean period, Many miners have been forced to leave the area, and to replace ihemr men have been imported from poor Furopean … Read more

THE FUNNY SIDE OF LIFE (Harry Kerwin, 1964)
Among the screen comedians of the silent era three names are pre-eminent: Chaplin. Keaton and Lloyd. Each is remembered for a particular style, each tackles the classic comic situation (defined by Ch… Read more

The Gentle Corsican (Anthony Simmons, 1957)
This affectionate and nostalgic film describes a day in the life of an old Corsican fisherman and his 10-year old son, showing their contact with the tourists begin­ning lo invade the island. ... Read more

THE GIVEN WORD (Anselmo Duarte, 1962)
In this adaptation of a play by Dias Gomes, the director has transited the action to the streets cafes and church steps of Salvador, Brazil. It is a story of simple faith in conflict with sophisticat… Read more

The Great Unfenced (Harry W. Atwood, Edward Lincoln, 1964)
The film traces the rugged life of the manager of a million acre cattle station in Australia's outback; the aborigine is seen in his native element, slowly adapting to inevitable changes introduced b… Read more

THE HANDS (John G. Contes, 1962)
In a very small village somewhere upon the earth lived a very old man, who knew everything — an infuriating notion for the young boys of the village. They had a meeting to try and find somethin… Read more

The Happy Man (Stefan Topaldjikov, 1962)
This animated film reveals what lies hidden hehind the facade of prosperity and happiness reflected by the skyscrapers of the metropolis. ... Read more

The Hutterites (Colin Low, 1964)
Over four centuries the Huttentes fled Germany, Hungary, Rumania and Russia in search of a land where they could live as they believed; finally they settled in Western Canada. This finely photographe… Read more

THE INHERITANCE (Ricardo Alventosa, 1964)
Cesar Cachelin, a ministerial clerk, lives for the day he expects to receive his inheritance when his sister, Carlota, dies. He also intends to raise his social standing by marrying his daughter to a… Read more

The International Court of Justice (Wilfred Greatorex, 1963)
The work of the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, in deciding legal disputes between Stales is portrayed by scenes illustrating various international controversies that have been settle… Read more

THE LAND OF THE ANGELS (György Révész, 1963)
The film is set in Hungary in the slums of Pest in pre World War I, at a time when the power of the Austrian empire was already in decline, and the revolutionary movement which was to culminate in Be… Read more

The Living Pattern (Ralph Sheldon, 1962)
A survey of ihe wild life of Britain and the place of each creature in The complex pattern of nature. The film shows the steps that are taken to preserve this balance and includes many memorable sequ… Read more

THE MANLO FLOWER (Fan Lai, Chao Huan-chang, 1961)
A folk legend of the Miao people is performed as a dance drama by the Kueichow Song and Dance En­semble. The story tells how the beautiful Manlo is deeply in love with the young hunter Adoya, but… Read more

The New Traders (Sydney Latter, 1962)
Originally made for African audiences, the film shows, how modern trading is beginning to replace the tradi­tional markets of the Guinea Coast. ... Read more

The Orator (Bretislav Pojar, 1962)
A brief anecdotal story of a fanatical orator who pro­duces and polishes a speech which evokes unexpected images in the minds of his listeners. ... Read more

The Poet's Eye (Gordon Hales, 1964)
A tribute to Shakespeare made in connection with the quater-centenary celebrations. Extracts spoken from Shakespeare's work are blended with visuals of scenes in Britain today to capture the essence … Read more

The Rhinoceros (Jan Lenica, 1963)
Based on Eugene Ionesco's play, this is an animated film waning that by conforming to patterns and living en masse, people will become rhinoceroses. ... Read more

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