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Films Screened In 1966

An animated tale about a computer and an obstinate punch card. ... Read more
A very careful reconstruction of Leonardo da Vinci's artistic endeavour and scientific explorations, based on his writings, told in his own words, and illustrated with his works. ... The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences "Emmy Award." ... Read more
A satirical comment on human foibles, built around the theme of a man searching for his ideal. ... Read more
An album of animated characters from a zoo located on Mars. ... Read more
A dance drama based on a Korean legend which has it that witches can recall departed souls, but that these souls are permitted to stay in this world only during the hours of darkness. ... Prize, Asian Festival. ... Read more
A commentator, travelling through New Zealand's lake district with a vintage and veteran car rally, becomes involved with vintage cars himself. ... Read more
A lighthearted film about the rivalry of two Sunday fishermen on the shores of the river Marne. ... Read more
This is the story of a group of people who were lost without a trace in a distant, bog-infested land and the mystery of their disappearance could not be solved until an adventurer appears on the scene . . . ... Read more
Using skilfully edited archive material, the film examines some facets of Nazism and the resistance to it. ... Jury Prize, Tours Festival; Grand Prix, Bergamo Festival; Prize of the Catholic League, Oberhausen Festival. ... Read more
A boy dates his girl near a bell which is waiting to be blessed before being hung in the belfry of a new church. A storm breaks out and the boy shelters under the bell. A mongrel forces him to cling to the clapper so hard that he pulls the bell over himself. The incident has far reaching ... Read more
The film involves the spectator in a surrealist world of surveyors who are first convinced that they must find a missing surface and are then instructed that having found it they must lose it - as it does not exist. ... Grand Prix, Tours Festival. ... Read more
Through a variety of characters a young actress, Rina Ganor, personifies the thousand faces of Israel, with its dynamic rhythm and ever changing mood. ... First Prize, Monaco Tourist Film Festival. ... Read more
In this forceful, often amusing documentary, the hidden camera observes peasanst wrangling, over seemingly trifling matters, in a district court. ... First Prize, Mannheim Festival. ... Read more
A searching glance into the character of an old man who is unwilling to leave his shack, around which a disdainful suburbia has sprung up. ... Read more
A nightmarish journey into an undefined hell. Through its dynamic blend of formalism and suggestion, the film succeeds in giving the spectator one of the strangest and most overwhelming of aesthetic experiences. ... Special Jury Prize and International Critics' Prize, Tours Festival. ... Read more
A montage of cartoonist Chaval's drawings of strange birds. The rapid commentary, regrettably untranslated, insists on insulting them. ... Read more
A bitter-sweet tale, told with discretion and understanding, of the first love of a shy 15-year-old schoolboy. ... St. Finbarr Statuette, Cork Festival. ... Read more
Ludwig is an outsider. He lives in a little village and works in the quarry. He has fallen in love with the sole beauty of the village. His boredom is interrupted by an incident which ends in violence. ... Award, International Bureau of Short Filmmakers, Tours Festival. ... Read more
Fragmentary impressions of life in a village in southern France are put together again in an impressionistic - an often bewildering - manner, to reveal the passions hidden below the surface. ... Prix Jean Vigo; Prix Antonin Artaud. ... Read more
"Today 35,000 Jews live in the German Bundes-republik. They live amongst us and with us. But there is still no unbiased human and civic relationship towards each other. One has not yet found the right way after twenty years of Auschwitz and Theresienstadt. This documentary film tries to show ... Read more
The action is set in an industrial centre in Eastern Serbia. Jan Rudinski, an engineer, comes to the town, entrusted with the assembly of some intricate machinery. He falls in love with the sensuous daughter of the couple in whose home he is staying, but while he is at a party given in his honour ... Read more
A young man is madly in love with a girl. He daydreams of marrying her, but alas, she marries another. ... Grand Prix, Youth Section, Cannes Festival. ... Read more
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A hypnotic series of geometric patterns, superlatively animated. ... Read more
An absorbing tribute to the work of the cinematic pioneer, Joseph Plateau, who invented the phenakisticope. ... Prix du film scientifique, Anvers Festival; Special Jury Prize, Cannes Festival; Diploma of Honour, Bucharest Congress. ... Read more
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