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Films Screened In 1971

Heureka is a moving sculpture by Jean Tinguely, a Swiss sculptor now living in Paris, whose sculptures in Central Park, New York, have made him world famous. Heureka is his most massive and significant work so far. Quotations from Nestroy to Karl Kraus and Beckett provide it with a context and ... Read more
Gondo, the production head of a shoe factory, mortgages his house and belongings to gain control of the company. Before he proceeds, a kidnapper rings and asks for a large amount of money for the return of his son. The money demanded would take all that he had raised. Later the son returns, and it ... Read more
The Everyman hero of Ion Popescu Gopo's many cartoon films, is bent on solving some mathematical problems, but he is side-tracked by fantasies… ... Read more
The head of a large family, a wealthy industrialist, tries to persuade his family, his mistresses and their children, to emigrate to Brazil, where he thinks they will be safe from atomic extinction. The family, loath to leave their wealth behind, appeal to the Tokyo Family Court to have the man ... Read more
Recreation of events in the life of a black militant leader, depicting relationships with police, lawyers, family, friends, and enemies. ... CINE Golden Eagle: Blue Ribbon, American Film Festival. ... Read more
A philosophical tale about the influence of technology on human psychology. Technical progress may in future become a serious danger for the biological development of mankind. ... Main Prize. Oberhausen 1970 ... Read more
An idiosyncratic exploration of the world of magic using its raw materials: stigmata, scarabs and weird symbolism, by a magician cum director. ... This elusive film has a soundtrack by Mick Jagger on Moog Synthesizer and a cast of wand bearers, a Magus, His Satanic Majesty and Lucifer himself. ... Read more
A look at one night in the life of a professional boxer, Jimmy Anderson, showing how a moment of triumph turns a fairly ordinary man into a modern gladiator. ... Italian Sporting Centre Trophy, Cortina 1970; Grand Prix, Oberhausen Sports 1970 ... Read more
A girl winds up in hospital from an overdose of drugs. Her father, an advertising executive, seeks out her junkie boyfriend and murders him. His action is discovered by a factory worker, who applauds it as a blow struck for God and country. When the daughter discovers her father's guilt, she runs ... Read more
Kurosawa's first film was produced in 1943 - a time when a film could be rejected by the Information Bureau for showing American influence, though Judo Saga was safe in its portrayal of Japanese martial honour. ... The film shows the growth of Sanshiro Sugata from a raw novice into a highly skilled ... Read more
A ballet film in which live dancers move among cartoon figures. The eternal couple experience dangers, joys, then disappear as they came. ... Read more
Billy is a loner. His older brother bullies him, and his good timing mother passes him off to a succession of one night uncles. At the age of 15 years, he is on the brink of an aimless existence of petty pilfering and wasted weeks of schooling, which he realises only too well will lead to some ... Read more
A black comedy about a solitary man who lives with sixty cats. To them, he pours out his heart, memories of a lost love… ... Read more
Cut to music, this bright collage film gives an impression of a big city. ... Read more
In The Departure, Jerzy Skolimowski 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 and erratic whimsy which is indigenous to the director's world. He ... Read more
An experiment in film design showing light in its many forms, its changing moods, and its effect on the senses. ... Read more
A film version of the "fotonovela", or popular magazine story told in terms of photos and captions. Roberto Alonso faithfully retains all the irrational imagery, dialogue, plot, in his satire on this boy meets girl genre. ... Read more
A romantic, nostalgic film of a young man traversing time and distance to recapture a past love. ... On a train between Budapest and Paris, Jancsi relives through a series of flashbacks the period he spent with Kata, the girl whom he is travelling to meet. The memories come flooding back. Memories ... Read more
Macunaima comes from the studios of the Brazilian Cinema Novo group, young filmmakers working on Indian culture and usually delving into social, economic and political ills with seriousness or visionary zeal. ... This time, however, they have embarked upon comedy to convey their message in a ... Read more
A girl has a profound effect on the relationship of guys who live together. ... Read more
Based on the story of Edgar Allan Poe, the film tells the tale about Count Prospero, who amidst the plague devastating the world, locks himself into his castle with his decadent court. A ball is interrupted by the visit of a beautiful woman who seduces the Count and whose identity is revealed only ... Read more
A gay, animated film, in which a group of those sturdy female figures that the Russians turn from wood, and that nest inside each other, perform a folk dance. ... Read more
An animated film, which demonstrates the immortality of the legend of Orpheus and Euridice. The artwork is based on the style of Pompeian frescoes; the music is by the renowned composer, Zdenek Liska. ... Best Student Film, Chicago ... Read more
Born to an anarchist father, Metello follows in his footsteps as a champion of liberty and social justice. When he is imprisoned after a strike action, he repeats the hollow promise his father made before him, to forget politics after he serves his term. ... A look back into the heyday of the ... Read more
This is a repetition of the social and psychological experiments of Kurt Levin with small children. The object of the experiments was the demonstration of differences between the various communal climates (educational atmospheres) and guidance methods: voluntariness, libertinism and blind obedience. Read more
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