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Films Screened In 1968

Filmed in various parts of the U.S. and Canada, Knowing to Learn shows the more tested and accepted of the new teaching instruments (such as closed circuit TV) and the less familiar innovations now being tried out. The film dips into the philosophy and methodology of education, but clarity and ... Read more
A brief fantasy on the theme that a little walk can really take a man out of himself. ... Read more
The film was made for participation in the 1967 International Television Contest, the theme being: "What do young people do in your country at 5 o'clock on Saturday afternoons?'' This humorous entry shows a young girl in England, drinking a lot of wine—alone. The film won Second Prize in the ... Read more
In The Departure, Jerzy Skolimowski, director of two previous festival films, Walkover and Barrier, has made his first film outside Poland. It was shot in Brussels with a French-speaking cast, and this time, the subtle, moody personality of Jean-Pierre Leaud embodies that sort of youthful anarchy ... Read more
Chris Marker whose films, Description of a Struggle, Le joli Mai and La jetee, have been shown at previous Festivals, went to Japan to film the Olympic Games. But there he discovered, working for a film office in Tokyo, a beautiful young Japanese girl called Koumiko. The result is that the Games ... Read more
A young mother and her three children leave their village in Calabria to join the head of the family, who has found a job in Milan. We observe them during their exhausting journey and are drawn into the sad drama of their migration. ... Read more
Yutkevitch takes up his hero's life starting with his arrest and working in flashback to his first impressions of Poland and the signs of the clouds of World War One. There are no words except Lenin's own in the form of a 'stream of consciousness'. From the beginning he is presented as an observer ... Read more
A traditional song of love, won and tragically lost, is illustrated by graphics that evoke the essence of Czech folk culture. ... Grand Prix, Tours. ... Read more
A harsh study of a man in a jarringly unfamiliar British landscape, County Durham. It is an area pitted and scarred by industry and coal mining, in which a small, violent group of men have a strange occupation: gathering coal washed up on the beach from undersea seams. ... First Film Award, Tours ... Read more
The film attempts to capture the spirit of Danilo Dolci's undertaking when he led a ninety-mile march across Western Sicily as a protest against poverty, corruption and violence. ... Silver Plaque, Venice. ... Read more
Mister Lewis has something on his mind ... he cannot get into the bathroom in the morning! ... Read more
A film that attempts to shatter the conventional view of family love. ... Prix, Oberhausen; Prize, Lugano. ... Read more
Like Bresson's earlier Diary of a Country Priest, this film is based on a novel by Bernanos, but this time the book has been freely adapted. It is the story of an utterly despised and rejected person: a fourteen-year-old semi-literate girl who is nothing but a drudge in an impoverished alcoholic ... Read more
A study of iron ore mining in North-West Australia, depicting the journey of iron from mine to ship. ... Read more
Mr. Rossi's driving career is not a long one. . . . ... Anica Cup, Venice; Speical Mention, Cannes; Special Mention, Locarno; Golden Mesal, Milan; Award, Bordighera. ... Read more
The misadventures of Signor Rossi during his holidays at the beach. ... Award, Festival of Tourism, Venice; Televisuion Award, Venice. ... Read more
The film expresses the special bond with nature felt by the Japanese; shows how this influenced their traditional art and culture, and their philosophy of landscape design. ... Read more
During a routine day in the life of an adolescent girl, the film explores the changes wrought in her by puberty. We see her at school, on the streets, al home; we witness her conflicts with adults, watch her in the solitude of her room. ... Her confusion, her first infatuation, her revolts and ... Read more
Portrait from life of Lord Thomson of Fleet, born 1894 Roy Thomson of Toronto, but now a financier with operations on a world scale. ... Center of the Thomson empire is London, England. Much of the film was made there, though it follows its subject to Scotland for a visit to a village school, to ... Read more
The triangle is the basis of this diverting ballet of changing geometrical patterns. ... Prize, Teheran Festival. ... Read more
Cive Williams, an Aboriginie, who lives with his family in a Sydney suburb today, remembers how he coped with most of the problems of his people: lack of education, substandard housing, apathy and drink. ... Bronze Award, Australian Film Awards. ... Read more
In this hand-made scratched on film, the visuals range and rearrange on the screen in many combinations. ... Best Canadian Short, Montreal Festival. ... Read more
An impressionistic view of contemporary British culture ranging from sculptors and painters to theatre and ballet, and even including sequences on jewellery and fast cars. ... Gold Medal, Barcelona; Diploma of Merit, Edinburgh; Diploma, Columbia; British Film Academy Award. ... Read more
Images of a few simple geometric forms arranged and counter-arranged in various sequences. ... Read more
The characters are musical notes all making sweet harmonious sounds — until one note gets his head jammed! ... Read more
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