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Films Screened In 1968

The Indians who speak in this film express no injury, no common com­plaint, but reveal some of the dimensions of the general cultural deprivation of Indians. ... It is the consciousness of an Indian tradition slipping away with nothing equally satisfying or significant to take its place, that ... Read more
A film about the production resources of Life magazine. ... Read more
The hero of the film, Vive, is an adolescent dissatisfied with his comfortable existence after graduating from high school. He and his friend, Romache, are led to revolt. For Vive, this initially takes the form of a whirlwind fling, which includes a tiresome romance with a blonde, but he soon sets ... Read more
This film was made between the second and third parts of the Apu trilogy. Where the trilogy shows the gradual breaking up of the simple traditional family life and religion, and their replacement by a more vigorous way of life, Jalsaghar gives a picture of the complete breakdown and final decay ... Read more
The ideological confusion that sets in when one tries to answer fundamental questions in life. ... Read more
Within the framework of a rehearsal of the Brahms piano concerto in D minor, with Julius Katchen and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, unfolds the life of Brahms and the history of this concerto. ... Diploma of Mert, Edinburgh Festival. ... Read more
This is the story of a ninety-year-old mother, who lost nine sons to Russia: one died in the Revolution and the other eight during the second World War. Using old photographs, letters and newsreels, the film recreates in eloquent pictures the turbulent years of this old woman's life. ... Read more
The discoveries and disappointments a nine-year-old girl experiences in one summer. ... Read more
From three weeks of camera observation of the real life of the Bailey family in Montreal, this film shows that there is far more to living in poverty than most people have hitherto realized. ... Except for the presence of the camera and the film-makers, there is nothing about the day to day events ... Read more
The film investigates the considerable scope offered by the use of magnetic tape in industry, education and entertainment. ... Read more
An experimental film in which the well-known painter, M. F. Hussain, gives his cinematic impressions of a few places he visited in Rajasthan. ... Read more
The lives of three young people are intertwined in this initial feature by Gian Mingozzi. A young girl who wins a pop singing contest is seen to triumph in her work as a singer. An introverted youth takes to spying on a bachelor across the way, who leads a lonely life that somehow attracts the boy ... Read more
A selection of the painter's works, shown entire and studied in detail, and accompanied on the sound track by recollections of his contemporaries. ... Read more
A charming fantasy about three young people and a sociable magic parasol. ... Read more
Told by means of a series of postcards of the year 1900, the film tells the incredible and amusing story of an honest young man who, in Paris for his apprenticeship, becomes Vampiras, the bandit, hero of fantastic adventures. ... Prix Louis Lumiere. ... Read more
The film explains the modern tunnelling techniques employed in the con­struction of a new line of the London Underground. ... Read more
A study of life at Warrendale, a home for emotionally disturbed children in Toronto. The story begins as the patients' day starts, showing them in bed, resisting the morning rays of light. Soon, the seemingly normal environment explodes with tantrums and shrieks. Each child is shown to be living in ... Read more
The camera catches the colossal power of the giant waves as a board rider catches one on his perilous journey. ... Read more
An off-beat, tourist promotion film, extolling the attractions of the Great Barrier Reef. ... Bronze Award, Jedda Award, Australian Film Awards. ... Read more
Without a commentary, this study gives an atmospheric impression of the relationship between horse and rider during a workout. ... Bronze Award, Australian Film Awards. ... Read more
The third part of the Bengali saga continues the story of Apu, now a young man living in Calcutta and dreaming of a literary career and a positive future. An old friend invites him to a village wedding. When the marriage is called off due to the bridegroom's illness, Apu is asked to marry the girl ... Read more
This is the tragi-comic story of an ebullient school teacher who comes face to face with death and conquers his fear of it under the cold, disinterested gaze of his class and his colleagues. The dialogue is written in decasyllabic verse and the editing parallels the rhythm of the syllables. Because ... Read more
This faithful screen version of Robert Musil's well-known novel is a major work of the new German cinema. Set in a remote Austrian boarding school before the First World War. the story centres on one of the pupils. Törless—handsome, vain, detached. When he arrives at the school, he adopts an ... Read more
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