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Films Screened In 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
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 stories and give their reasons for seeking work in a foreign country. But the train leaving for Germany is ... Read more
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 glob that keeps erupting within him... ... Read more
'... 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 become like a political party. The important thing is to point out the problems and ask the questions ... Read more
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 to the artist's response to their music. ... Read more
Spoofs eroticism in the eye of the beholder. ... Read more
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, Margarethe von Trotta, who also co-scripted the film with her husband. ... Elizabeth, seeking an ... Read more
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 Braun, Hitler's mistress and doomsday bride-to-be. ... Aided by a University lecturer and specialist in ... Read more
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 glossy world of advertising. ... A semi-naked girl, bathed in a beautiful sunset, emerges magically ... Read more
The episodes of this porte-manteau film are based on three stories by Edgar Alan Poe. ... Read more
A parable on the harnessing of technological forces in the modern age . . . charts the thin line between promise and doom. ... Read more
A little man tries every trick in the book to reach an apple on the tree. ... Read more
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 in our society ultimately strips herself away. ... Read more
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 through them show the struggle of Russian people against foreign invaders. ... Read more
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, and he is constantly able to stand back and observe his characters from a position of relative ... Read more
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
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, but she insists that their relationship remain a platonic one. The quiet life of Tremolat is ... Read more
An impressionistic account of a lonely and alienated young man cooped up in a room. ... Read more
Disturbing, macabre, beautifully designed cartoon, concerning a cat that changes into a voracious, naked woman. ... Read more
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 struggling film industries. Inter­national recognition, so treasured, came with the critical ... Read more
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
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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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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