Films Screened In 1965

21-87 is another astringent view of life, disturbed and disturbing, by Arthur Lipsctt. His concern with alienation of the individual in this age was first shown in Very Nice, Very Nice, screened at a prevous Festival. ... Read more
A familiar city without a living soul — everyone has skidaddled, as the title quaintly suggests. Only when the film ends do we understand what has happened. ... Read more
When a little boy is in love with a little girl, what better present could he make than a bird out of newspaper? But a cat interrupts the festivities and the bird takes flight... ... Read more
When a little boy is in love with a little girl, what better present could he make than a bird out of newspaper? But a cat interrupts the festivities and the bird takes flight.... ... Read more
This satirical anti-war romance is set during the period of the Thirty Years' War. The action starts in 1625, when "press gongs" rounded up reluctant young men for the army, where they fought and often died for causes not of their own choosing. This story concerns two young men, Petr, who manages to escape from the army for a time, and the man who "pressed"' Petr into service and who doesn't care ... Read more
London — the slow build-up to rush hour followed by the mid-morning lull, the hurly-burly of Saturday's sport and other pastimes, then the evening gaiety of the West End. Meanwhile, below the surface, men are tunnelling a new tube line. ... Read more
The reverse side of civilised living, with ourselves ihe inhuman marionettes jerked by strings of our own making. ... Diploma of merit, Edinburgh Festival; Prix du Groupes des Trente, Tours Festival; prix du Film Technique, Milan Festival. ... Read more
A strange and haunting slow-motion film in which a small boy watches in horror as a chicken is strangled. Fascinating for its photographic effects, imaginative soundtrack and its sinister mood of destruction and shock. ... Read more
In this film, written for secondary school audiences. ihe work of the research scientist is illustrated by two contrasting experiments. ... Silver Award, Teaching Category, Australian Film Awards, 1965. ... Read more
The film retraces the life of a man called Steinlen— his solitude, love, accomplishments and death. ... Read more
This has been described as in some ways a return by director Jean-Luc Godard to the world of Breathless — the world of outsiders, of "fringe-people Most of the film lakes place in the suburbs of Pans, and Godard and his photographers have succeeded in transforming it into a setting of dream­like beauty and poignancy His three characters iplayed by Anna karma Sami Frey and Claude Brasseur) are on t... Read more
In East Germany traffic police are nicknamed "white mice" because of the colour of their uniforms. The "white mouse" of this film is Fritz Bachman who, while on point duty, is attracted to a pretty girl who rides past daily on her motor scooter. She is equally attracted but knows better how to make the first move. A deliberate traffic offence gives the shy young policeman the opportunity io speak ... Read more
An interesting study of the region where the world of plants and animals overlap. ... Read more
Viewers of this film are privileged to share in the unique experience of emotional unity of a married couple who remain together during the birth of their child. ... Special Mention, Australian Film Awards, 1965. ... Read more
Using an imaginative and ineventive camera technique this film shows the rehabilitation of a person blinded in an accident. ... Read more
This is a surrealistic fantasy based on 15th century woodcuts of the Dance of the Dead: and making use of live action and animation. ... Read more
Norman McLaren at his inventive best, explains and illustrates in visual terms the musical form of the canon. ... Read more
Caroline works, with detached efficiency, with a tele­phone company. We step in on this special day, when her husband has apparently forgotten their wedding anniversary. ... First Prize, Narrative Shorts, Venice Festival. ... Read more
The wild delight of Scotland's countryside, contrasted with the formaliiy of her architecture, is presented with poetic beauty and imaginative commentary. ... Read more
"Are you hiippy?" This is the question round which the whole film is constructed. Jean Rouch continues his longstanding fascination with the documentary study of human material, and here he tackles civil­ised, city-dwelling man. ... Rouch and his collaborator, Edgar Monn, en­couraged a group of people to talk about the important issues of their lives before the camera — happiness, love, work, poli... Read more
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