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Films Screened In 1973

The Fly (Aleksander Marks, Vladimir Jutriša, 1966)
A parable on man coming to grips with the cosmic universe, The Fly is Zagreb's most successful cartoon. The soundtrack is important in building an atmosphere of confusion and terror. ... Read more

The Following Day (Alberto Giraldo Castro, 1972)
A computer operator, a midget, an artist and a prostitute-all appear to live in separate worlds. Yet, their hopes and frustrations have similarities, and they all have to cope with a hostile environm… Read more

The Foot and the Ball (Uri Zohar, 1966)
A humorous view of Saturday football league games in Israel. ... Read more

THE GOAT HORN (Metodi Andonov, 1972)
The Goat Horn is set in 17th Century Bulgaria where, under the semi-feudal Ottoman rule, there was no law to prevent those in power from imposing their baser desires upon the Bulgarian women-folk. It… Read more

THE HARDER THEY COME (Perry Henzell, 1972)
Made by Perry Henzell, who has emerged successfully from BBC drama training, this is the first feature to have been made in Jamaica. Its plot seems to have been constructed, at least in part, around … Read more

The Hole (Maxi Cat Series) (Zlatko Grgić, 1973)
Grgić's cross between a beach toy and Sylvester the Cat, has only a hunch about what's going on in the world. ... Read more

The Honeymooners (Morton Goldsholl, 1971)
A short spoof on the eternal TV theme of man and woman discovering each other. ... Read more

THE MATTEI AFFAIR (Francesco Rosi, 1972)
Enrico Mattei, an Italian oil tycoon, emerged after the Second World War, as one of the most powerful figures in his country. His influence, often an alienating one, reached into China, Russia, Franc… Read more

The Men in the Park (George Geertsen, 1971)
A novel animation film showing a tranquil oasis in the big city, where those not involved in its life find a place to sit and watch the world go by. Sketched in heavy pencil, many of the figures actu… Read more

THE MILKY WAY (Luis Buñuel, 1968)
Buneul continues his confrontation with Catholicism, concerning himself in this film primarily with issues of doctrine and questions of heresy. The surface tone of the film is comic, but below that, … Read more

This television drama is set just after the first World War. It tells the story of Alice, 17-year-old daughter of a greengrocer in a country town, who is sent to work as a maid in the home of the loc… Read more

THE MONEY GAME (Michel Pearce, 1972)
A filmed account of economic processes which takes the form of a sporting event played on an economics machine with six sets of controls operated by six contestants. Each contestant represents a spec… Read more

THE MOON AND THE SLEDGEHAMMER (Philip Trevelyan, 1971)
The subject for this film by Philip Trevelyan is a family of five: Mr. Page and his two sons and two daughters, who inhabit a rundown old house located in a wood somewhere not far from London. What 2… Read more

The Nails (Kurt Aeschbacher, 1971)
Nails—large, small, thick, thin-are the actors of this film with a message about the dangers of the population explosion. ... Read more

The Night Mother Ran Away (Baruch Atir, 1972)
This is the story of a woman who is trying to cope with life in various ways-some of them rather odd. Her final attempt is not necessarily the most meaningful one, but is the strongest weapon availab… Read more

THE PEDLAR OF THE FOUR SEASONS (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1973)
This is the story of Hans, whose life was ruined by five women. ... His mother forces him to continue his high school education, forbidding him to learn an honest trade, which he always wanted. He jo… Read more

THE POSTMAN (Dariush Mehrjui, 1972)
Adapted from George Buchner's play, 'Woyzeck', The Postman is the second film by Daryush Mehrjui, whose first film, The Cow, is also an entry in this year's Festival. ... The postman of a quiet count… Read more

The Prayer (Gvozdanović, 1972)
The prayer of a doomed man is answered. ... Read more

The Primitive Version (Paul Dopff, 1973)
This animated film, a 'souvenir of the Thirties', tells the curious story of a struggle between a devil and an angel. ... Read more

In Carle's new film, Bernadette leaves her husband and, with their son flees the middle-class existence that has been her lot, seeking the freedom she has been denied. They settle on a farm in the ba… Read more

The Return (Jerzy Kucia, 1972)
A lonely passenger Snivels by train. ... Through the window of the dark ... compartment, he sees the landscape ... rushing by. He recollects the limes ... of his childhood: a little provincial ... to… Read more

The Scented Panther (Břetislav Pojar, 1971)
An episode in a serial about two little bears, in which one of the bears falls in love with their playmate, a panther-who is really a kitten. ... Read more

The Sculptor's Wife (Jaroslav Boček, )
The sculptor of the statues of saints has a beautiful wife. The priest of the local church falls in love with her, but his pursuit of her leads to disappointment. ... Read more

The Song of the Yeti (József Nepp, 1972)
A man-shaped ape (or ape-shaped man?) bullies all living beings he encounters, until he meets his match. ... Read more

The Spider (Aleksander Marks, Vladimir Jutriša, 1969)
The spider closes the trilogy begun by the Fly and continued in Sisiphus. Containing the strongest moral message of the three, its tone is black. ... Read more

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