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Films Screened In 1973

Spare Wheel (Serge Bergon, 1973)
Where do highways lead? ... To a deserted side-parking in the countryside where, while changing a flat tyre, a determined gentleman makes a chance meeting with a carefree and calculating country girl. Read more

Special Trains (Krsto Papić, 1972)
A documentary about Yugoslav workers departing to take up jobs in Germany. After medical check-up and farewells, they set off in a special transport. Individual members of the group tell their storie… Read more

Stain on the Conscience (Dušan Vukotić, 1968)
Shot entirely in live-action with animation painted on the film: an experiment stemming from the live-action sequences in the earlier Play. A tired washed-out individual is publicly menaced by a red … Read more

STATE OF SIEGE (Costa-Gavras, 1973)
'... it is most important for films to speak out about social problems ... Perhaps it is not so important for the film-maker to come up with the solutions. If I impose my solutions on a film then I b… Read more

Street Musique (Ryan Larkin, 1972)
Ryan Larkin, whose Walking was shown in the 1970 Melbourne Film Festival, shows his reactions to the music played by a group of street musicians. The film opens with a view of the group, then shifts … Read more

Strip Tease (Nedeljko Dragić, 1969)
Spoofs eroticism in the eye of the beholder. ... Read more

SUMMER LIGHTNING (Volker Schlöndorff, 1972)
Summer Lightning is directed by Volker Schlondorff who has won an international reputation with films like Young Torless and The Sudden Wealth of the Poor People of Kombach, and it stars his wife, Ma… Read more

SWASTIKA (Philippe Mora, 1973)
Swastika is a two-hour compilation film, directed by the 23-year-old Australian, Philippe Mora, from captured Nazi documentaries, and incorporating selected sequences from home movies made by Eva Bra… Read more

TAKE TWO (Baruch Dienar, 1972)
Baruch Dienar's Take Two, flavoured by its gentle pop score, is essentially a comedy, the source of which is to be found in the whims of its characters, as well as in the fun at the expense of the gl… Read more

TALES OF MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION (Roger Vadim, Louis Malle, Federico Fellini, 1967)
The episodes of this porte-manteau film are based on three stories by Edgar Alan Poe. ... Read more

Tamer of Wild Horses (Nedeljko Dragić, 1966)
A parable on the harnessing of technological forces in the modern age . . . charts the thin line between promise and doom. ... Read more

The Apple (Milan Blažeković, 1970)
A little man tries every trick in the book to reach an apple on the tree. ... Read more

The Artichoke (Michel Clarence, 1972)
A trick film in which a romance develops, from shy flirtation to passionate love, between a human hand and an artichoke. ... Read more

The ‘Stripper’ (Siew Hwa Beh, 1971)
The stripper in our society ultimately strips herself away. ... Read more

The Battle at Kerzhenets (I Ivanov-Vano, J Norstein, )
An original fantasy on the theme of Rimsky-Korsakov's opera, 'The Tale of the Invisible Town of Kitezh'. ... The authors of the film resort to ancient Russian paintings, miniatures, frescoes, and thr… Read more

THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1971)
Fassbinder's films always force us ... to become aware of possibilitieswhich remain just out of reach of his characters. Whilst his vision is a bleak one, he never indulges in it for its own sake, an… Read more

The Boubou Tie (Daniel Kamwa, 1973)
It is a short story film about an African diplomat who returns to native country after a long stay in Europe, and discovers that he has assimilated too much white culture. ... Read more

THE BUTCHER (Claude Chabrol, 1969)
Popaul Thomas returns after fifteen years in the army and assumes charge of his late father's butcher shop in the peaceful town of Tremolat. He begins courting Helene Marcoux, the local head-mistress… Read more

The Cage (Vartkes Cholakian, Richard Ciupka, 1972)
An impressionistic account of a lonely and alienated young man cooped up in a room. ... Read more

The Cat (Zlatko Bourek, 1972)
Disturbing, macabre, beautifully designed cartoon, concerning a cat that changes into a voracious, naked woman. ... Read more

THE COW (Dariush Mehrjui, 1968)
Dariush Mehrjui's first film, The Cow, was made independently in Iran, and its success at the 1971 Venice Film Festival has given Iranian film-making a stature long sought by small countries with str… Read more

The Deadly Odour (Václav Bedřich, 1969)
This is a horror story about an odour which brings death The style of the animation combines the brutality of comics with the tenderness of folk art. ... Read more

The Duna Bull (Laurence Henson, 1972)
A story of a Scottish island in the Atlantic and of the efforts of the islanders to obtain a new bull from the mainland when the only bull on the island has to be destroyed. ... Read more

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The Fifth (Pavao Stalter, Zlatko Grgić, 1964)
A moral on stubbornness. A string quartet is sawing away on Schubert, when a tuba player drops in a note like a lead pipe. ... Read more

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