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Films Screened In 1968

This is a sensual study of a young man, Arnold Cleever, who goes into retreat when a photo in a newspaper convinces him that he is a wanted SS officer. In his paranoid state, his relationship with his relatives deteriorates, while he develops a love-hate affair with his mistress. ... Adriaan ... Read more
The Apu Trilogy, India's most important contribution to world cinema so far, is based on the Bengali novel by Bibhuti Bhusan Bannerji. The book contains a great deal of autobiographical material and is a best seller in Bengal. ... The central figure of the trilogy, Apu, is a small child in Part ... Read more
A poetic nightmare in which the dreamer attempts to make some kind of pattern out of disturbing and violent images. ... Read more
Postcards home from the front during the First World War reveal the inherent frailty of human attachments. ... Diploma, Leipzig Festival. ... Read more
An impression of the changing image of the railway in the twentieth century. ... Read more
The film conveys the blessings and curses of rain to mankind. ... Read more
At the end of the 18th century, the eldest son of Sasahara, a court official, is compelled by Lord Matsudaira to marry the Lord's former mistress. Sasahara is displeased, but agrees when the boy is impressed by the girl's beauty, and when the first child is born, he loves it as if it were his own ... Read more
A projection of the character of Riff, a resourceful, underprivileged youngster in conflict with his environment. ... First Prize, National Students' Awards, U.S.A. ... Read more
An irreverent look at a little monster who wreaks unbridled havoc. ... Diploma of Honour, Cracow Festival. ... Read more
This is the story of a divorce, and of the events that led up to it. In her small house, a young woman is spending her last hours with her little boy, before his father claims him for custody. Both she and her ex-husband, on his way to Athens, are haunted by their past life together. In flashbacks ... Read more
A few years back, Poland led the Eastern European countries in forthright themes in films, but has, of late, mainly concentrated on large scale epics. This film marks a return to smaller themes, concentrating on a group of itinerant workers who are outspoken about the omnipresent Party. ... Set in ... Read more
A group of children explore a deserted house and its overgrown garden. The story was filmed as it was improvised by children from a London Secondary School. ... Award, Venice Festival. ... Read more
A fable about a young soldier engaged on manoeuvres who takes advantage of being a mock casualty to spend the time with a girl. ... Diploma of Merit, Edibvurgh; Hauptpreis, Oberhausen. ... Read more
The influence of mass media on the young. A girl tries to live as her magazines tell her she should. ... Award, Cork Festival; Diploma, Oberhausen Festival; Prize, Helsinki Festival. ... Read more
The design, creation and performance of puppets for a professional show at the Baird Puppet Theatre. ... Read more
The adventures of an unlikely but very recognisable successor to Humpty Dumpty. ... Read more
Out of a rainy night comes a little man with a most interesting guest . . . almost as interesting as the box that he carries with him. ... Read more
The different values and the quiet pace of living in an Indian village—a dignified rhythm of life long lost to western man. ... Read more
What happens when you illustrate the high-powered advertising blurb for a chain food store with great paintings . . .\ ... First Prize, Chicago; Chris Award, Columbus; Golden Gate Award, San Francisco. ... Read more
The ancient art of barrel making is re-created by a master craftsman. ... Golden Eagle, CINE; EFLA Blue Ribbon Award. ... Read more
This is a reconstruction of the journey of Wilfred Thesiger, the last of Britain's great desert explorers. For five years he shared the life of the Bedu of Southern Arabia, living and travelling in the most desolate and and desert in the world. ... First Prize, Trento Festival. ... Read more
On the surface, the film is about a man whose face is destroyed in a factory explosion, and who is given a new and life-like mask by a doctor. To the accompaniment of a subplot of doom-laden references, he discovers that he is slowly becoming the kind of man who would have the kind of face he is ... Read more
A picture of politicians under pressure, shot during the 1966 elections in Britain. The camera goes to meetings up and down the land, with an eye on angry audience excitement. The result, dramatically and cogently edited, suggests the heat, rather than the light of a campaign. It is crammed with ... Read more
The beauty of human effort as men ride the wires, sweeping along the skylines to the horizon. ... Read more
This study of a typical Oriya family shows the life of a small landowner whose grown children have left the village, and who now live on different levels of the social scale. ... Read more
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