Films Screened In 1967

Humorous treatment of the develop­ment of numbers and the science of arithmetic. ... Read more
Jean-Louis Duroc, a racing driver, and Anne Gauthier, a script girl, first meet one Sunday while visiting their respective children at a school at Deauville. Both are widowed and feel drawn to each other, but Anne's devotion to her dead husband's memory casts a shadow on their growing love, until Jean Louis' participation in the Monte Carlo rally, provides a turning point in their relationship. ..... Read more
Jimmy is a racing driver; Annette a photographer's model - two people whose professions on the glamour fringe of modern society occupy enough of their time and energy to shroud the essential emptiness of their lives. They meet at Zandvoort, fall in love, and let love take its course. At first all seems to go well... ... This is the first feature film of Nikolai van der Heyde, who has a number of s... Read more
A famous Seurat painting forms one of the motifs for this fantasy film, which — as its subtitle, "Seven Authors in Search of a Reader", suggests — deals with the relationship of the author and the public. ... Read more
Sonia takes ballet lessons with the Princess Troubetzkoy. One day, she auditions for a ballet company, but another girl gets the job. So, Sonia goes back to the Princess to continue her studies. ... Read more
Anne, a Swedish fashion designer, travels to Helsinki to meet a man with whom she has had a short love affair in Berlin. When she gets there, she regrets her trip and realizes that in reality she has come to say goodbye. ... The film is about this farewell, which perhaps will not take place. The men surrounding her, a Finnish architect, his colleague, and a Frenchman, Jacques, are all uncertain an... Read more
The artist, Giacometti, shows his portraits, still lifes, and landscapes in his studio at Montparnasse. He then displays his sculptures — surrealist, geometric and realistic — at his studio in the Swiss mountains, and finally, discusses the problems of art. ... Read more
A surrealistic joke about two people quarrelling, in which stilis of actors appear against an animated background. ... Read more
An animated history of communication, seen through the eyes and antics of an engaging little man. ... This film is screened out of competition. ... Read more
A study of suicide in the context of our age. An engrossing film that mocks both characters and audience with visual and aural style and grace. ... First Prize for Short Subjects, Chicago Festival. ... Read more
A highly compressed survey of the whole range of creative expression in the visual arts as performed in the United States today. ... Read more
The donkey, always regarded as an important creature of nature, is the central figure of this film. One is adopted as a pet and christened Balthazar by childhood sweethearts Marie and Jacques, in a small French town. The life of this donkey parallels the ages of man: adored childhood, the harsh awakening to adulthood, success, and the mystery of death. ... With the eyes of a judge, Balthazar passe... Read more
"The moment I accepted the scholar­ship, I sold myself to the Government — lock, stock and barrel . . .! And so now I may just as well sell myself to anyone I choose . . .!" These are the first words of the film — a young man suddenly decides to leave behind everything he has been living by for years. He packs his belongings and walks off into the country. Somewhere, sometime, some sort of splendi... Read more
A father reveals, with great embarrass­ment, the facts of life to his son. ... Read more
A unique study of marsupial reproduction which refutes many of the old beliefs. ... Grand Prix, Scientific Festival, Brussels; Orbit Awards, ANZAAS; Silver Award, Teaching Category, Australian Film Awards. ... Read more
A Japanese widow goes as a mail-order bride to a Japanese archaeologist living deep in the Andes in a primitive Peruvian Indian village. She hates her life there, hates the Incan relics, hates the Indians — who in turn hate her. She runs away and returns; goes to the city and again, comes back; all the time learning more about this land that is going to be hers . . . ... Susumu Hani — the young di... Read more
In 1883, a man named Rosch discovered a vast mineral deposit on an outcrop of rock on his employer's range. This hill, known as The Broken Hill, yielded a fortune and formed the basis of Broken Hill Enterprises and much of the prosperity of Australia today. New deposits were found, new mines opened, new fortunes made. Today, the process still goes on, making Australia one of the world's largest ex... Read more
This film is a tribute to the most indestructible of slapstick comedians, presenting an informal view of Buster, and made while he was on location for The Railrodder. Living with his entourage of film-makers, he relaxes, yarns, and plots the next day's action with considerable flair, despite his years. He recalls some of the gags he employed in the past, and the film replays these old scenes. ... ... Read more
A record of the ancient, but now changing, way of life in three villages around Lake Cajititlan in west central Mexico. ... Read more
Scenes of religious fervour at the centuries old Passion Play enacted each year near Cracow, are juxtaposed with the tumult and clatter of the hawkers and entertainers. ... Grand Prix, Oberhausen Festival. ... Read more
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