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Films Screened In 1971

THE QUIET DUEL (Akira Kurosawa, 1949)
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… Read more

The Reaper (Robert Ebinger, 1970)
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… Read more

The Return of the Islander (James Mulkerns, 1970)
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 se… Read more

THE SIN OF FATHER MOURET (Georges Franju, 1970)
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… Read more

The Skin Game (Fred Schepisi, 1969)
An advertising film, presenting a long-established product in new-style marketing terms. ... Silver Award, Australian Film Awards 1970 ... Read more

The Stamp (Edward Sturlis, 1970)
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

The Star of Bethlehem (Hermína Tyrlová, 1969)
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

THE TRIBE THAT HIDES FROM MAN (Adrian Cowell, 1970)
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 tri… Read more

THE WILD CHILD (François Truffaut, 1970)
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 … Read more

THE WOLF MEN (Irwin Rosten, 1969)
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 … Read more

This Town (Hugh Evans, 1969)
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… Read more

THREE TO GO - Judy (Brian Hannant, 1970)
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

THREE TO GO - Michael (Peter Weir, 1970)
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 Gra… Read more

THREE TO GO - Toula (Oliver Howes, 1970)
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

Trip (P. Pati, 1970)
The film is an experiment. Using the pixillation technique, the short film depicts the transitoriness of life. ... Read more

TRISTANA (Luis Buñuel, 1970)
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 th… Read more

Two in a Tiger (Richard Wade, 1970)
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 an… Read more

Two Off the Cuff (Bob Godfrey, 1968)
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… Read more

Une Bombe Par Hasard (JF Laguionie, 1969)
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 deserte… Read more

Vertical (David Hall, 1970)
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

Visages de Femmes (Peter Foldes, 1970)
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

Waiting For (Anne Basser, 1970)
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 camer… Read more

WALKOVER (Jerzy Skolimowski , 1965)
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,… Read more

WANDA (Barbara Loden, 1970)
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 m… Read more

WEST TEXAS (Alan Gadney, 1970)
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… Read more

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