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Films Screened In 1966

A man loses his job because of his squeaky shoes. He buys another pair but these, too, become a problem. ... Critics' Prize, Tours Festival. ... Read more
The story unfolds in the hamlet of Fonds Rouge in Haiti during the Forties. Manuel, a young country­man, returns to his native village after having spent some years in Cuba as a cane cutter. He finds the countryside devastated by a long drought, which the inhabitants either accept ... Read more
A sealed American military train leaves Berlin nightly for West Germany with every passenger accounted for, thus is not subjected to Russian inspection en route. On this particular night the routine is broken; while the train is held up by a signal, unknown to the Americans an East German refugee ... Read more
A suite of ballet vignettes about the dream of a little girl playing 'grown-up'. ... Read more
The film follows without commentary, a day in the life of a young couple as they come in contact with everyday objects - all of which have one thing in common: good design. ... Read more
Towards the close of the war, two boys escape from a Nazi transport and plunge desperately through a forest. Gradually as their minds start to wander, memories, hallucinations and desires rise and die away like the tolling of the bell behind the credits. ... In Nemec's first film we are in Resnais ... Read more
Two portraits, of a man and a woman, go through a series of strange changes which indicate their relationship. ... Golden Ducat Award for Animation, Mannheim Festival. ... Read more
A slightly surrealist story of a man who longs to conform to society. Society, in this instance, is represented by everyone wearing red hats. ... Read more
The victim of a car accident, a clown, relives a lifetime spent in the circus. . . ... Read more
A fantasia for camera and orchestra in three movements: set in the natural beauty of the Feldberg Lake area of East Germany. ... Read more
By showing various aspects of her life, this film pays homage to woman. ... Read more
Fires on the Plain, like director Ichikawa's earlier Harp of Burma, is concerned with the futility and horror of war, and protests at the private suffering which comprises this social catastrophe. It reveals the Japanese army on the island of Leyte, in the final stages of defeat and disintegration ... Read more
Described as "a deliberate experiment in the manipulation of the accidental and the irrational", the film is an uncompromising view of aimless living. ... Read more
The film deals, in kaleidoscopic form, with the exciting human experience of flight. ... Read more
Lionel Rogosin has used original techniques in gathering material for all three films he has made so far. In his first film, On the Bowery, shown at the 1957 Melbourne Festival, he used a hidden camera, a crew disguised as derelicts, and shot authentic sequences of down-and-out drunks in the slums ... Read more
A reportage of the end-of-the-year celebrations at a kindergarten. ... Read more
Near the ruins of classical Greece, live the people of Greece of this age, who are creating new traditions and a life characteristically their own. This is the subject of Angelos Lambrou's film. The producer's love of his country is manifest throughout; Rose Macaulay's script is brought to life ... Read more
This film records the restoration of the ancient sculptured figures and spires of Freiburg Cathedral. The craftsmanship, care and energy exerted to preserve the past are vividly presented. ... Golden Ribbon, German Film Award; First Prize, Bergamo Festival; First Award, Vancouver Festival. ... Read more
Animated drawings illustrate the poem, by Mary O'Neill, which demonstrates for children some of the associations brought to mind by various colours. ... Read more
Anarhai, in Kirghizia, the burning hot steppeland covered with prickly scrub, is silent and unpeopIed except for a single yurta rising in the even desert, and black dots of tractors, moving back and forth, turning up soil that has lain unfilled for centuries. This is the setting for Heat, a story ... Read more
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Storck's film - a minor classic - uses a montage of newsreel material to give an evocative portrait of the post World War I era, and gives a frightening prophetic picture of the inevitability of the catastrophe to come. ... Read more
A sardonic account of the fifty-third day's shooting of the epic Genghis Khan on location in Yugoslavia, revealing the bizarre behind the spectacular. ... First Prize and Special Award, Oberhausen Festival. ... Read more
In this existentialist fable about man and his super-ego, the whole world disappears and nothing is left but three people. All three of them are named Howard. ... Read more
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