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Films Screened In 1971

A young doctor contracts syphilis while operating on a soldier during the war. ... On returning to Tokyo, he enters private practice in the family clinic, but has to face the problems of his love for a girl. He decides to sever his relationship with her in order to protect her from his infection ... Read more
A dramatic, poetically lyrical film which tries to reach an adult audience with its message: man, in the end, has only himself on which to rely. He must be true to those things which compose his life, and form his soul. ... Read more
An Irishman, working in London as a labourer, is called back to his home on the Aran Islands, to join a friend in a deep-sea fishing venture. ... While waiting for the arrival of their trawler, we see the friends at work, catching mackerel, fishing for lobsters; watch a neighbour collecting seaweed ... Read more
The Abbe Serge Mouret, a chaste and pious young priest, devoting himself to the exhausting labours of his calling, succumbs to ill-health. A chance meeting with his uncle, Dr. Pascal, brings the Abbe briefly into contact with an old eccentric, Jeanbenaut, an unbeliever, and Albine, a beautiful girl ... Read more
An advertising film, presenting a long-established product in new-style marketing terms. ... Silver Award, Australian Film Awards 1970 ... Read more
A man brings an application to an office. But the application is only valid if it is stamped, and there is no room left on the document... ... Read more
Hermina Tvrlova, a Czech animator ranking in fame close to Jiri Trnka, uses her favourite material, wool, to tell the Bible story of the Star of Bethlehem. ... Read more
Director-producer Adrian Cowell spent two years on an expedition into hitherto unexplored areas of the Amazon, in an effort to make contact with the Kreen-Akrore Indians, one of the few remaining tribes that has had no contact with the outside world. ... The film provides a complex examination, not ... Read more
In 1798, a wild boy was captured in the woods of Southern France. The boy aged about twelve, unable to speak and his responses limited to a few guttural sounds, had apparently lived as a beast since early babyhood. ... Based on this incident, the film depicts the efforts of a young Parisian doctor ... Read more
Pity the poor wolf. They've been the heavies in song and dance since the beginnings of recorded history. Garnished with Disney clips of "Red Riding Hood" and "The Three Little Pigs", this film shows not only how the wolf is suffering in the current ecology crisis, but that the volpine population ... Read more
Large areas of a once-prosperous mill town in Yorkshire are facing demolition, and many inhabitants are being moved to new housing nearby. The proliferation of 19th Century houses and factories still survives as living evidence of the town's boom during the Industrial Revolution. It remains to be ... Read more
Judy is leaving her home in a large country town to work in the city, and the film covers the last few weeks prior to her departure. ... Read more
Should Michael follow the straight and narrow path of conformity, or listen to the prophets of change and revolution? The question is: in which world does Michael belong? ... This episode won the Grand Prix, ... Australian Film Awards 1970 ... Read more
Toula, a Greek girl, tries to live like her Australian friends, despite opposition from her parents. ... Three To Go received a Silver Award, Australian Film Awards 1970 ... Read more
The film is an experiment. Using the pixillation technique, the short film depicts the transitoriness of life. ... Read more
Spain in the I920's - decaying morally and socially. A world filled by norms and relationships that have outlived their time and assumed dangerously reactionary proportions, form the background to the latest film by Luis Bunuel - the first since his return to Spain after long years of exile. ... Read more
This half hour film tells what is involved in learning to fly a Tiger Moth. It traces the story of a pupil and his instructor from the moment the pupil first puts on his leather helmet and goggles and climbs into the open cockpit, right up to his first solo flight. ... Read more
Two short Bob Godfrey cartoons on the general theme of man's inability to communicate with his fellows. ... In Masks, the hypocrisy of human pretence is illustrated by comically using some well-known paintings. ... Happenings is about an idler who speculates why things happen to everyone else, but ... Read more
A bomb has been dropped on the main square of a town, but has failed to explode. The citizens have taken refuge on a nearby hill, awaiting the devastating explosion. ... A stranger enters the deserted town, unaware of the danger… ... Golden Dragon. Cracow 1969; FIPRESCI Prize, Oberhausen ... Read more
Made by the sculptor David Hall, this film explores landscape and perception, creating an art object that lies between the surface of the film and the objects placed in the landscape. ... Read more
This cartoon film presents portraits of three women in the characteristic Foldes style: ... Sibylle, the psychedelic woman ... Flora, the flower woman ... Bilitis, the happy woman. ... Read more
Presented by the British Film Institute with £1,000 to make a film, and despite her total lack of experience, Stephanie Turner attempts to capture the essence of 'reality' by allowing the camera to film everything before it: herself, her team, an interfering policeman, a raucous brawl in a ... Read more
Walkover, the original Polish title of this film, is an English expression meaning "an easy victory". Though an entity in itself, in a sense this film is a continuation of Skolimowski's earlier film, Identification Marks: None. Ten years have passed since Andrzej enlisted in the army and he is ... Read more
Wanda is a nowhere person in a nowhere world: one who lets events and circumstances pick her up and carry her along unprotesting, to be deposited at random at whatever bend or turn in the road fate may deem opportune. ... She has no glamour, is unintelligent and incompetent, yet her rootless ... Read more
This student-made Western is the story of a young girl's pioneer hardships on the 1870 Texas Indian frontier. Her childhood innocence is suddenly shattered by tragedy, but th rough fate and self will, she survives a Comanche raid on her family farm. The drama is framed within the contrasts of 1920 ... Read more
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