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Films Screened In 1972

Success has been achieved in the fight against pollution by diminishing smoke in London, but Britain's air still absorbs six million tons of sulphur dioxide. Improved ways of using fuel are being researched, but the root of pollution is human greed. ... Read more
In this miniature essay on the condition of man, a figure chases an arrow until he drops from exhaustion . . . ... Read more
"The best description of freedom is the description of a prison cell. A film about political prisoners, about total isolation in prison, in solitary confinement; about the compulsion of a system which expresses itself in the repetition of the same images, the same gestures, the same sounds, the ... Read more
Some children playing, come upon a dead bird. Sorry that the bird will never fly again, they dig a grave, have a funeral and sing to it. They return to sing to their little bird, and put fresh flowers on the grave every day, until they forget. ... Read more
The Eye of the Storm documents a unique lesson in the roots of prejudice. A third &ndash: grade class is separated into "inferior" and "superior" groupings based on their eye colour to teach them the meaning of discrimination. ... ABU Prize; George Foster Peabody Award, Christopher Award, Gabriel ... Read more
A new fad is taking society by storm: explosive flowers. It is not hard to see where it will lead to . . . ... Read more
De Sica's film is a faithful, yet fully cinematic transfer to the screen of Giorgio Bassani's semi-autobio-graphical novel of the same title. ... The Finzi-Continis, a wealthy, aristocratic Jewish family, lead a secluded life on their splendid estate in the northern Italian town of Ferrara. It is ... Read more
Freddy picks up a beautiful girl, Celia, and takes her to his home, which he shares with two friends. Celia's appearance amongst them shatters the three men's established routine. ... Read more
In the style of popular woodcuts, this cartoon tells the story of Prot and Cyry!, and their wicked and quarrelsome wives. ... Read more
Based on the "Miorita", a Romanian folkloric classic, the film analyses the inner motivations of a woman whose compulsion is to reconstruct a tragedy. ... Obsessed by the fact that her husband who fails to return after setting out to buy sheep, has been murdered, Vitoria succeeds in intuiting the ... Read more
Immacolata, a country girl, falls in love with Count Claudio, but he, tired of her advances, denounces her to the authorities. She is declared insane and shut in an asylum. ... Lady Mercedes, anxious to rehabilitate the girl, lakes her home to her parents for a "holiday". However, her relatives ... Read more
In this black comedy, two derelicts encounter a would-be suicide on the seashore. ... Read more
Germany, 1935. A Jewish wife says goodbye to her Aryan husband. She must flee to Amsterdam before she is caught and her husband loses his job. ... Read more
A 20-mile green ribbon of meadowland, the Ouse "Washes in East Angiia, is one of the most important areas for wildlife in Britain. Several species of rare birds breed here; all of these are shown in the film against the background of local human activities. ... Read more
A cartoon about a character who started singing already in his cradle, and continued all his life. The song is not bad, and his voice is quite pleasant, too. The only trouble is that he only has one song. ... Read more
A cartoon about an unusual pig which can sing. Alas, his public does not appreciate him, and he remains a misunderstood artist to the end of his days. ... Read more
Through the eyes of Fyodor, a nobleman who returns to his country estate in Russia after eleven years abroad, we take a leisurely look at a group of aristocrats in the nineteenth century. ... On his arrival, as the musty rooms of the house are opened up again, old memories are revived, and Fyodor ... Read more
An impressionistic depiction of life in a small American town. ... Read more
This is a "poetic documentary" about the ancestor of all sound recording devices: the wax cylinder phonograph. We listen to two pieces of music in competition: "The Charge of the French Army", and "Tesoro Mio", a love song played on the violin. Alas, this resurrection of the ancient sounds has also ... Read more
Azulai is a warm-hearted elderly Israeli cop, proud of his uniform, but too naive to discover an obvious culprit and too weak-hearted to arrest him. ... With qualities like these, it is no wonder he is a failure and somewhat of an embarrassment to the force. ... After 20 years of service, Azulai's ... Read more
Prophet of Hunger is about contradictions—in this case that of a man who endures hunger in order to earn money for food. ... The film is based on the life of Siki, the fakir who attempted to surpass the world's record for fasting while on show In a glass case. The entire story is taken from ... Read more
The world's first adhesive postage stamp was printed in black, but very soon coloured stamps were introduced. The film shows the complex factors determining the colours used in various issues. ... Read more
Here is a Marxist revolutionary comedy paying homage to both Karl and Groucho Marx. ... The revolution, which came in 1945 together with liberation, was militarily rough, but also inspired a lot of creative comment. ... The film looks at the relationship between the individual and the general ... Read more
A rope-obsessed man has collected an enormous quantity of rope. It has become a living nightmare, tormenting the hero day and night. His friend, who has so far only been observing the hero's dreadful experiences, saves him from the torturing obsession. ... Read more
The secrets of the sea are slowly being unravelled by the physicists, chemists, marine biologists, and all other scientists engaged in oceanography research. This science documentary film, centred on the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, is designed to promote a better understanding of the sea ... Read more
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