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Films Screened In 1966

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 and lives in a hostel; vulnerably romantic, she is picked up by a young jazz musician. The night they ... Read more
This is a parable about the seduction and subjugation of young minds for military ends. ... Grand Prix, Bergamo Festival. ... Read more
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 about his business with hidden cameras and concealed microphones. ... Read more
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 remover by profession must work against the storm, no matter if it is a holiday. At the same time he must ... Read more
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 when he landed there in 1535, this small island in the St. Laurence has hardly been changed by time and ... Read more
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
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 shown at an earlier Melbourne Festival; by Albert Lattuada for an Italian version, and by the French ... Read more
A study of the evolution of microbiology, emphasising the interdependence of theory and observation. ... Read more
The study of alchemy is shown as an extension of Greek philosophy and the precursor of moder science. ... Read more
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 handsome young officer, having an unknown, unseen sponsor who advances her musical career. Although ... Read more
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
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, Paris. ... Read more
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
A young man's relationship with a young girl in a chance meeting under strange circumstances. ... Read more
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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 research has gradually gained impetus in the 20th century. ... Merit Award, West German Government. ... 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 lady who conquers olds age. Madame Bertini, after living for 68 years in a respectable bourgeois ... Read more
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 saving Britain's vanishing coast. ... Read more
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
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 his alleged relationship to the general of the same name. After a couple of trips, during which ... Read more
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, 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, Identification Marks: None. Ten years have passed since Andre enlisted in the army and he is still ... Read more
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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