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Films Screened In 1966

THE LOVES OF A BLONDE (Miloš Forman, 1965)
The Loves of a Blonde confirms the exceptionally engaging talent of Milos Forman, revealed last year in his Peter and Pavla. The heroine, blonde Andula, all wide-eyed innocence, works in a factory an… Read more

The Magician (Tadeusz Makarczynski, 1962)
This is a parable about the seduction and subjugation of young minds for military ends. ... Grand Prix, Bergamo Festival. ... Read more

The Man from Sothebys (William Brayne, Roger Graef, 1964)
An introduction to the fabulous world of fine art. The drama of the salesroom, the hunt for new masterpieces, the assiduous cultivation of top clients are seen as we follow the chairman of Sothebys a… Read more

The Man Next Door (Yoji Kuri, 1965)
Yoji Kuri's mad tale about a man annoyed by a little squeaking in the stillness of the night. ... Read more

A snow storm on Christmas Eve is cause for merriment in Canada, snow is as much a part of the festive traditions as are the midnight mass and the exchange of gifts. But Leopold Z Tremblay, snow remov… Read more

THE MOONTRAP (Pierre Perrault, Michel Brault, Marcel Carrière, 1964)
There is a place in Canada where the moon is still held to influence the earth and where souls of the dead are thought to help catch white whales. Named L'île-aux-Coudres by Jacques Cartier whe… Read more

The More Man Understands (Michael Birkett, 1965)
The film documents the fresh approach to learning in some of Britain's new universities through new courses of study which have been recently introduced. ... Read more

THE OVERCOAT (Alexei Batalov, 1959)
First filmed in the days of the silent screen, by directors Kozintsev and Trauberg, Gogol's "The Overcoat" has since been adapted many times. It has been revived by Jack Clayton whose version was sho… Read more

The Perception of Life (June Goodfield, Peter Whitehead, 1964)
A study of the evolution of microbiology, emphasising the interdependence of theory and observation. ... Read more

The Perfection of Matter (June Goodfield, Peter Whitehead, 1964)
The study of alchemy is shown as an extension of Greek philosophy and the precursor of moder science. ... Read more

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (Rupert Julian, 1925)
The famous The Phantom of the Opera, while not a classic terror, is an enjoyable and roaring melodrama impressive in its showmanship. ... It tells of a young aspiring operatic singer, in love with a … Read more

The Searching Eye (Saul Bass, 1965)
The film accompanies a small boy as he walks along the beach and finds ordinary objects which reveal unsuspected worlds of intense visual experience. ... Read more

The Sixth Day of Creation (Francis Mazière, 1965)
A vision of a pre-historic world, where animals and other creatures live their dream of life and death in the great tropical forests. ... Honourable Mention, Barcelona Festival; Prix à la Qualité, … Read more

The Squeeze (Hilary Harris, 1964)
A dynamic examination of what the population explosion could lead to if it were to continue un-checked. ... First Prize, San Francisco Festival; Special Citation, Mannheim Festival. ... Read more

The Still Man (Gary Schlosser, 1965)
A young man's relationship with a young girl in a chance meeting under strange circumstances. ... Read more

The Top (Teru Murakami, 1965)
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The Turbulent Peace (Ferdinand Khittl, 1965)
This film attempts to reconcile the two contradictory elements combined in research: the emotion of the artist and the reason of the scientist. It analyses these motivating forces and relates how res… Read more

A short story by the dramatist Bertolt Brecht marks the directorial debut of René Allio, the well-known painter and set designer who has previously made a number of shorts. The film is about an old … Read more

The Vanishing Coast (John Taylor, 1965)
The unique scenic beauty of the coast of Great Britain is being threatened by the invasion of tourist camps, suburbia and industry. The films shows the first tentative steps that are taken towards sa… Read more

The Weavers (Fali Bilimoria, 1960)
This documentary film about communal weaving was made at Kancheepuram in South India with the aim of promoting cooperation in industy and agriculture. ... President of India's Award. ... Read more

THOMAS THE IMPOSTOR (Georges Franju, 1965)
During the war of 1914, the Princess de Bormes organises an ambulance service to the front. She is aided by the young Thomas de Fontenoy, who manages to get the necessary authorisations on account of… Read more

Timeless Treasure (Francine Vande Wiele, 1965)
A cartoon parable about the scramble to "the top", told without commentary, yet with telling effect and a sharp sense of humour. ... Read more

WALKOVER (Jerzy Skolimowski, 1965)
Walkover, the original Polish title of this film, is an English expression meaning "an easy victory". Though an entity in itself, in a sense this film is a continuation of Skolimowski's earlier film,… Read more

War on the Roof of New Guinea (Damien Parer, 1943)
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Wayleggo (Robert Kingsbury, 1965)
A sheep herd, so large that it appears to have a life and movement of its own, is mustered amid the attractive scenery of New Zealand's Southern Alps. ... Read more

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