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Films Screened In 1968

The expression of extremely deep religious emotions is intimately observed in a Negro church. ... Read more
Ervinka is a smart young man with a healthy inclination towaids laziness — a sort of Tel Aviv Till Eulenspiegel. He and his friend, Joseph the peddlar, engage in a senes of adventures propelled by Ervinka's quick wit and talent for improvisation. They earn their keep through shady deals ... Read more
The film takes the form of a two-part sketch book on army life. The first, The Heel of Achilles, shows a tough corporal and a raw recurit, sent from then barracks for a medical check-up in town, filling in time between trains. The emptiness of such a day—gazing at shop windows, drinking yet ... Read more
Behind the facade of strict etiquette, a merry widow pursues her secret liaisons in the society of The Hague in the 1890's. ... Read more
A cinéma vérité style inquiry into the reactions of Indian people to democracy. ... Read more
A Rumanian folk tale with coloured cut-out figures indicative of the variegated patterns of peasant art. ... Read more
The story of a little boy whose father dies on the last day of the War. The lonely and timid child needs a prop and finds support in creating a myth about his father's memory, inventing images of a partisan hero, a great surgeon, a political leader, while his father's former possessions acquire the ... Read more
A vicious round of forty-one deaths, each one explicitly drawn for the delectation of the spectator. ... Grand Prix, Oberhausen. ... Read more
The strange and wonderful world of gliding recorded over the Rockies and their foothills. ... Read more
A reminder that viewers should keep their radio/TV licenses up-to-date. ... Silver Award, Australian Film Awards. ... Read more
A film of 50 seconds showing a pianist playing Chopin's Valse Minute in the middle of a sports stadium. ... Read more
An animated film involving destructive stones. ... Read more
Underwater images are used to create an abstact impression of the Creation. ... Golden Eagle, CINE. ... Read more
A history of the game of golf, from its origins in the early Celtic legends until the present time. ... Read more
Shot by a new process the Electronic Camera which enables a television studio production to be recorded directly on film, yet allows the director to mointor the cameras in the usual manner, the film tells the story of a beautiful young widow and the room she is trying to let... ... Read more
Based on the novel by Nobel prize­winner, Knut Hamsen, Hunger is about a penniless young writer in turn-of-the-century Oslo. The film is constructed with disruptive move­ments from reality to myth. The writer wanders around the city during an autumn day, unable to sell any of his writings ... Read more
The sights and sounds of the passenger trains, the freights, and the people who run them. ... Golden Eagle, CINE; Chris Statuette, Columbus Festival; Silver Hugo, Chicago Festival. ... Read more
In this small town, the home of the Turkin family is regarded as something of a source of culture. Dmitri Ionych Startsev, the local doctor, is a frequent visitor. He is devoted to Katya, young daughter of the Turkins, but she refuses his proposal of marriage and departs from the province. Startsev ... Read more
The Indus Basin is one of the heaviest populated areas of the world. On partition, ffour-fifths of this irrigated area went to Pakistan, but the rivers all flowed out of India, where the water was needed. ... Gold Medal, Venice Chamber of Commence. ... Read more
Felix Greene, whose colourful China! was seen at the 1967 Festival, shows in his latest film, life in North Vietnam under conditions of intensive bombing. Mostly avoiding Hanoi, it concentrates on the smaller towns and villages, with their "foxhole" shelters everywhere, and on the places made ... Read more
A creative analysis of an experiment on the interaction between music and painting. ... Read more
Every year, musicians come from all over the country to play, to listen, and to swap tunes in the Flea Ceoil, a week-end folk festival of centuries-old music, song and dance in the Gaelic tradition. ... Silver Bear, berlin Festival; Diploma of Honour, Moscow Festival. ... Read more
The scientific techniques used in forecasting the weather, and the international role of the Bureau of Meteorology of Australia, presented in an entertaining and lighthearted manner. ... Silver Award, Australian Film Awards. ... Read more
Judex is a homage to the past in the form of a remake of Louis Feuillade's twelve episode serial of 1916. As an affectionate tribute to this forgotten genius whose films numbered about 550. Franju has reverently and meticulously recaptured the acting styles, costumes and flat, two dimensional sets ... Read more
The setting for Satyajit Ray's first film in colour is the beautiful hill station of Darjeeling, in the foothills of the Himalayas: a point suspended in time between modern India and the gracious past. Here, affluent citizens from Calcutta take refuge from the summer heat. The entire action of the ... Read more
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