Films Screened In 1973

Dedicated to the victims of the Black September murders, this film is a thoughtful impression of the Olympic Games 1972. ... Read more
A film adaptation of the tale by Charles Dickens. ... Read more
A day in the life of a housewife. Gradually, she becomes aware that something is wrong. An incident, in which she fails to make contact with a foreign worker, leads her to the decision to change her life. ... Read more
Continuous disintegration of the content leads back to the medium— the line. Experiencing the medium as a medium helps to find the way from the surface to the message (other lines, pictures or words) in a more conscious manner. ... Read more
A documentary about the election of a beauty queen in a small village. Having been exposed to bad taste and cheap music on television, the villagers transform the occasion into a caricature, highlighting the ill effects of false urbanisation, which results in the impoverishment of the peasants and the land being left uncultivated. ... Read more
This film version of Christopher Fry's verse drama was produced by the Stockton and District YMCA, to enable young professional artists and film technicians to work on an experimental project. ... The play is based on the Petronius story of the Ephesian widow who is determined to die upon her husband's tomb, taking with her a devoted maid. Her pious intentions, however, are frustrated by the young... Read more
A tourist promotion film centring on the Hebrides, Skye, Orkney and Shetland, showing not only the scenery, but the people who live there and the work they do. ... Read more
A Slip-Up bears a number of resemblances to Le Depart (1967), and the reason for this is probably the involvement of Jerzy Skolimowski in the two films. He was director on the latter film, and he has written the screenplay for the former which is directed by Jan Lomnicki. ... Following an affair with Marek, a young Warsaw photographer, Helina, a nurse, returns to her husband. However, Marek pursue... Read more
Long-haul trucking in the most exacting conditions. Depicting the strength of new, steel-belted, radial touch tyres, and their application to Australian conditions. ... Golden Reel Award, Australian Film Awards. ... Read more
As we follow the fate o£ a bicycle as it passes from owner to owner, we learn about the problems of an underdeveloped economy in Africa. ... Read more
Starting with the metal in one of its everyday applications, the film traces the journey of the raw materials through several complex processes, and closes with the production of a vast range of end products. ... Silver Osella, Venice: Silver Award, ... Australian Film Awards 1972. ... Read more
This film is the world s first attempt to travel through Papua New Guinea to obtain a complete record of the 20th century Stone Age life. ... Read more
Rafael Corkidi, who makes his directorial debut with Angels and Cherubs, has previously earned a reputation for his photography on Jodorosky's two films, Fando and Lis and El Topo. ... His imagery in this film, which he also photographed, is overtly surreal with a bold use of colour, and his subject matter is drawn from the realms of the mythical. ... The son of a wealthy aristocrat falls in love ... Read more
This film shows the body and nature in harmony through Yoga, and the evolution of beauty within the evolution of nature's rule. It was filmed in Les Bories (Neolithic stone dwellings) and the cliffs in Le Roussillon (Vaucluse). ... The positions described are the Heron, the Pigeon, the Rooster, the Crocodile, the Turtle, Yoga Nidra, the Lotus, the Peacock, the Tree, the Eagle, the Bridge, Hanumana... Read more
Europe's largest butterfly, the Attacus or Samia Cynthia, is to be found only in Paris. Its country of origin is Japan, whence the Abbe Guerin brought a few cocoons secretly in 1858. The caterpillars feed on the leaves of the ailanlus or tree of heaven. ... Read more
Aiming at the prevention of acci¬dents, the film presents an ironical expose of man's relationship with the motorcar. ... Grand Prix, Industrial Film Festival, Amsterdam. ... Read more
August and July is a film about two young women in love. They are not lesbians-this is their first realisation of their bi-sexual inclinations. ... They are real people: Sharon Smith is a musician, Alexa DeWeil a writer. The film maker sets out to capture the beauty of their love, but also their doubts, frustrations and quarrels; their past and their evolving personalities. ... The film attempts t... Read more
After the brilliant cinematic experiment of Pas de Deux, Norman McLaren once again films dancers - this time slowing down their movements to a quarter of their speed in reality. The original choreography of the ballet to Rachmaninoff's music "Spring Waters" was rearranged by David Holmes, and, to suit the mood of he film, the music was replaced by Albinoni's Adagio. ... Read more
Robert Stephenson's Britannia Bridge across the Menai Strait was almost completely destroyed by fire in 1970. The reconstruction of the bridge, with steel arches supporting and eventually replacing Stephenson's wrought iron tubes, is the subject of this film. ... Read more
Inspired by the Albanian folk song, "They Got Him", the richly painted, decorated story of a cruel captain who rapes and plunders in the middle ages. ... 1st Prize, Oberhausen, 1968. ... Read more
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