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Films Screened In 1965

This is a tale, with Kafkaesque overtones, of a man who one day rents a cat from a state pet shop and when he wants lo return the animal finds that the shop is no longer there, and perhaps never was. ... Read more
Highly stylised, this film uses pixilated motion to tell an anecdote about an affray in a street. ... Read more
Here is a strange world where, in the deepening Arctic twilight, the snow the sky, the very air seem to throng with shadows. This beautifully photo­graphed film is an essay on an Eskimo graphic artist showing the sources of her inspiration. ... Read more
An affectionate account of the pleasures of four old ladies in London's Eat End. ... Read more
The film is content merely to walk among Douanier Rousseau's paintings, into a world beyond reality, to the heart of the painter's dream. ... Read more
The scenic grandeur and the life of the colourful people of Lahaul and Spiti — an area snowbound and cut of from the rest of the world for six months of the year. ... Read more
Le Feu Follet is about suicide. lt is an adaptation by Malle himself of a short novel, originally pub­lished in 1931, recounting the last twenty-four hours in the life of Alain, an ex -playboy, at the end of his tether. This version carefully preserves the literary tone of the original ... Read more
This independent production— largely made by one man, Richard Snodgrass — comments on the legacy which the the adult world is preparing for the young. The setting is a small town in Arizona and various inhabitants appear and reappear tn the film's four different episodes. ... The first ... Read more
Here the Czechs have taken a classic American folk-form, the Western, and shot it full of holes. This is the story of a folk-hero named Lemonade Joe whose exploits would astonish those other great cowboys, Bronco Billy Anderson and William S. Hart, who rode the Purple Sage. ... It all begins with a ... Read more
The misadventures of two people for whom the driving of a car involves one's self respect. ... Read more
Li Shuang-Shuang is perhaps the most outstanding film yet made about life in the Chinese countryside. Through the clashes between an ordinary peasant and his wife, in a people's commune, it reflects the conflict between the old and the new. Although different in temperament, Shuang-Shuang and her ... Read more
After the death of her father, who was a clairvoyant. Lila discovered that she had the same powers, this film shows her at work as a medium in a spirtualist church. ... Read more
This is a concise exposition of the various types of lithgraphic printing, using exciting colour and a jazz score. ... Special Jury Prize, Tours Festival. ... Read more
A sober, factual study of the working lives of the members of Bruce Turner's Jump Band, a small group of professional jazz musicians. The film opens at the end of a dance at their base above a London pub; the musicians disperse as respectably as civil servants leaving Whitehall at five o'clock ... Read more
Lola is a fable about the different kinds of love, and one of its chief joys is in watching it work itself out, slowly, iineluctably, and above all, elegantly. Lola herself is a cabaret girl; she takes what passes for love lightly, but dreams that one day her first lover will return to claim her ... Read more
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An almost operatic fantasy on the range of associa­tions of the word, love. ... Grand Prix, Oberhausen Festival, Golden Dragon Prize, Cracow Festival; Bronze Medal, Venice Festival. ... Read more
The life and artistic development of the composer are presented against the background of the turbu­lent events which took place in Europe during his life lime. The entire film is based on documents and the soundtrack carries beautifully performed excerpts from Beethoven's works: while the ... Read more
Macurio is an allegorical fantasy about an im­poverished Mexican woodcutter; having performed an act of great unselfishness, he is given power io heal the sick. With his power he achieves fame and riches but is accused, by the Inquisition of wizardry, and finds himself ultimately at the mercy ... Read more
Turning his back on the nostalgic past, on the lyricism of his earlier films. Satyajit Ray has produced a completely realistic contemporary masterpiece. Its theme is the conflict between the old and the new and how it affects a young couple. The principal characters are an accountant, Suhraia. and ... Read more
Ruins from the Malwa plateau in Central India reveal a rich historical and cultural heritage and bring back memories of kings and pods, craftsmen and architects. ... Read more
Max Ernst the great painter, reveals his inner veision of the world, as he speaks about his paintings. ... Read more
A young man sits on the terrace of a Moniparnasse cafe from all the strangers around, will one respond to the anguish of a lonely man? ... Best Fiction Film, Oberhausen Festival. Diploma of Merit, Bilbao Festival. ... Read more
The camera records, with good humour, the reacations of newcomers to the vast sea of mud outside their apartments, which form part of a new housing project, still under construction. ... Read more
The most naturalistic films about the last war have come from the Communist countries — Czechoslo­vakia, Poland, Russia, and now, East Germany. The Iron Curtain countries view it with grey disillusion­ment. ... Frank Beyers powerful narrative tells of the last weeks at Buchenwald ... Read more
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