Films Screened In 1966

The film powerfully captures the tense atmosphere, and gritty determination of the riders in an international cycle race. The flamboyant colour, the editing and the musical score all add to the tempo. ... Gold Medal, Moscow Festival. ... Read more
In the Canton of Grisons in Switzerland, in an age-old Spring rite, the village boys chase away winter with bells, rattles and cracking whips. ... First Prize for the Best Youth Film, Bruxelles Tourist Festival. ... Read more
An American soldier is found drowned in Tokyo Bay. A year later, while the authorities are still investigating, the U.S. Army suddenly declares the case closed. There have been several other deaths which seem to be connected with the case and these, in turn, appear to be connected with the counter­feiting of U.S. currency. The authorities continue their investigations, but the case becomes more an... Read more
The film selects various aspects of the apple, formal and fabulous, and by linking them in a chain of ideas, translates the conventions of verse into vision. Vision Awards for Photography; Design and Art Directors' Award for Titles; Screen Writers' Guild Award for Screenplay. ... Read more
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An animated enactment of Samuel Beckett's play about regimented modern man. ... Read more
lchikawa has filmed the true story of a young Japanese who sailed a 19-foot yacht from Osaka to San Francisco in ninety days of solitary adventure. But unlike the men of the Kon Tiki, he had no scientific or historical theory to vindicate; he simply wanted to assert his individuality and freedom of action with a gesture of rebellion against the conformism of Japanese industrial society. ... The sc... Read more
A witty satire on amateur movie makers. Signor Rossie becomes ambitious and wins an Oscar despite a complete lack of talent. ... Read more
"They often try to find human nature by means of films - so do I. In this film I have tried to express it by real pictures, putting it out of an ideal world". Yoji Kuri's statement on his blackest, most devas­tating cartoon yet. ... Read more
In the old days, one could kill a man - if one had enough power. Today, one may let him kill himself - if he has enough power. ... Read more
La Tin Tula is the Spanish cinema's homage to Miguel de Unamuno, one of Spain's greatest writers, on the centenary of his birth. The novel from which the film was adapted, delineates a well-known Span­ish character: the spinster who keeps the family together, brings up the nephews, and - her task completed - ends up facing the rest of her life alone. It is the portrait of a woman bound to her beli... Read more
Avoiding the main roads, two cars explore France's Camargue district; the film shows their chance encounters with people and animals on these vast plains. ... Read more
A ballet film giving us a high-spirited panorama of mankind's development from ancient Egypt to the space age. ... First Prize, International Television Festival, Buffalo; Award of Merit, San Francisco Festival. ... Read more
Before the Revolution is both personal and autobiographical. Its title comes from Talleyrand's famous remark: "Only those who lived before the Revolution knew how sweet life could be." The Talleyrand of the film is an 18-year-old scion of the upper middle class of Parma, Fabrizio, for whom the Revolution never comes. Fabrizio thinks of himself as an outsider, a rebel; he dallies with Communism and... Read more
Bethune's life has a legendary quality about it: as a roistering young doctor in the Twenties, he was struck down with T.B. and lost one lung. As a result, he put aside the flippancies of his youth and from then on dedicated his life to his profession. In Montreal he became known as a fine surgeon. In the Thirties, the fight against Fascism took him to Spain, where he set up the world's first mobi... Read more
A satirical dialogue between two animated charac­ters who succeed only in deceiving themselves as they talk about giving up smoking. ... Silver Award, San Francisco Festival. Nomination, Academy Awards. ... Read more
A documentary about the lives of three strip-tease girls - Tina, Julie and Katy. The sordid world of the Soho Strip Club is their work place, but their private lives are no different from those of any other attractive girls in London. ... Read more
Charley has the knack of turning into any conceiv­able thing, and he does this all the time to keep his pet cat amused. ... Lion of St. Mark, Venice Festival. ... Read more
Charulata is based on a novel by Rabindranath Tagore. The setting is Calcutta in 1880, where the upper-class Bengali milieu, though strongly rooted in tradition, is nourished by English liberal ideals. Evidence of these ideals is to be heard in the litanies to Macaulay, Gladstone and Shakespeare, and the sprinkling of English words, which colour the film. Charulata is the story of a girl married t... Read more
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