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Films Screened In 1966

In simple classic style - charcoal drawings on white paper - the film tells the story of how the goat-god Pan fashioned a flute from river reeds. ... Read more
Tarahumara tells of the impact of corrupt land-grabbers on a primitive Indian society. Using a deceptively familiar plot, the film takes a penetrating look at the Indians, their problems with exploiting white men, and the complications that arise when a sympathetic stranger enters into friendship ... Read more
Werner Holt has not had a real home since his parents were divorced. As a loyal member of the Hitler Youth he despises his father, who has fallen into disgrace with the authorities because of his humanist principles. Holt's ideal is Gilbert Wolzow, ruthless leader of the sixteen-year-olds. Their ... Read more
Istvan Szabo's short film You was shown in the 1964 Melbourne Film Festival and it indicated the arrival of a new talent in Hungarian cinema. Szabó is only 26, and in this, his first feature film, he takes a wistful look at a group of youths and their coming of age, in a Communist society. The ... Read more
The development of American painting from the late 18th to the early 20th century as seen in the National Gallery of Art in Washington. ... Read more
A diverting and irreverent cartoon which explores Bruegel's painting of the 'Netherlandish Proverbs'. The painting attacks sin with the axe of satire, and illuminates with the lamp of pity. ... Read more
A wry fable of a man's encounter with a girl - and the gruesome aftermath. ... Read more
Mark Catesby came to Williamsburg in 1712 for a visit with his sister. Thoroughly fascinated by the fauna and flora of the New World, he extended his stay for seven years, during which time he wrote and illustrated his two-volume natural history of the birds, animals, plants, reptiles and fish he ... Read more
On the eve of the retreat of the United Nation forces from Seoul in January 1951, following a successful Communist attack, a high army official, Colonel Lee, is shot at. The assailant turns out to be a woman singer at a concert he has just attended. Lee becomes sympathetic as he hears her ... Read more
A puppet tale about a soldier returned from war who, finding his captain, his marshal and his king in hell, locks them up there to ensure the safety of the world from militarism. ... Read more
The film presents highlights of recent Edinburgh Festivals. After opening with a view of the city at night, sequences are shown of art exhibitions, concerts, theatre and ballet, with many notable artists participating. The film concludes with the colourful tattoo on the esplanade of the Castle. ... Read more
The book on which this film is based was written by the Rumanian author Liviu Rebreanu in memory of his brother, who actually experienced the drama portrayed. The film is set towards the end of the First World War somewhere on the Austro-Hungarian front, in Transylvania, where the Rumanian ... Read more
In the home of Rocio, the daughter of an Andalusian family, there is great rejoicing: the mourning period for their grandmother has come to an end. Rocio changes her black dress for a brightly coloured one and makes a date with her fiancee, Rafael, to renew their marriage plans. The next day the ... Read more
The Eichmann trial in lsrael is the background for a taut story of the effects of this historic trial on a group of people. The glass cage is, of course, the one Eichmann sat in, but it may also be a symbol of the one still surrounding many Israelis. ... Pierre, a successful engineer who came to ... Read more
Jirí Trnka's latest film tells how a potter is tormented by an enormous hand which constantly interferes with his efforts to create something of his own. ... Special Prize, Annecy Festival; First Prize, Bergamo Festival. ... Read more
A comical account of the serious matter of international disputes; told with new, liquid animation, and improvised, meandering dialogue. ... Jury Prize, Tours Festival; Grand Prix for Animation, Venice Festival. ... Read more
A large symphony orchestra tunes up, but the conductor is missing. The camera finds him having a bath, and, eventually, he arrives to begin the concert . . . ... First Prize for Animation, Vienna Festival; Diploma of Merit, Edinburgh Festival; Best Animated Film, Cork Festival. ... Read more
The Inheritance is one of the most successful of all compilation films. Most of its newsreel footage is unfamiliar, and Harold Mayer has married this rare material with old stills and specially shot linking footage into a passionate story of the immigrants who flocked to "Golden America", and what ... Read more
More than half a million Italians live and work in Switzerland, comprising a tenth of the entire population. They are needed in a country whose economy is geared to rely on foreign labour, but at the same time their presence is resented by the Swiss who regard them as intruders. It is an abnormal ... Read more
This carefully compiled television film presents Parer as seen by his contemporaries, and includes some examples of his work. ... Read more
Following little Pablo in his search for the Quetzal bird, we discover the tourist beauties and folklore interests in Mexico. ... Read more
An analysis of the hero-worship of a small boy that evokes unerringly the fears and adulations of childhood. ... Jury Prize, Oberhausen Festival. ... Read more
The world's greatest collection of art housed in the Louvre, also reveals a fascinating view of the history of France from the eleventh century to the end of World War II. Charles Boyer narrates the script as if he were Mr. France himself, proud of his country, charmed with its history, and not ... Read more
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