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Films Screened In 1974

This film takes the viewer into the musicians world. In early planning and casual rehearsals, we share in conductor Zubin Mehta's perspective on the musical values he will build into the performance of Ravel's "Bolero". The film involves the viewer in each musician's approach to his part in the ... Read more
A ferryman has been transporting the traffic across the river for many long years. Now, a huge bridge is being constructed to connect the two shores of the river. What will become of the ferryman? ... Read more
Sandwiched between The Godfather Parts I and 2, Francis Ford Coppola's The Conversation is as gripping a piece of up-to-the-minute suspense drama that one could hope to find, although. strangely enough. Coppola has been planning the film for several years. ... Harry Caul is a professional ... Read more
Inspired by a Japanese medieval legend: a mother, bowed with age, changes into a witch, and tries to devour her own children. This paradoxical situation, this world of anti-logic and the absurd, contains an element of horror which is an inversion of the easy realities of ordinary everyday life. ... Read more
Maxi Cat at the door. . . ... Read more
The creators of the film declare, “A film about emotional relations and about the commonly human. Wish for contact may arise between people of different sex and of the same sex. The film tries to describe certain aspects of such relations as they are experienced both from within and from outside ... Read more
A documentary film about an old woman and a she-goat who live together as friends in the wilderness of the Dalmatian "Zagora", the film is actually a document on human loneliness. ... Read more
Joseph Bioch is the goal-keeper, and in the film's opening sequence he fails to save a penalty kick. He departs suddenly from the ground and we follow his actions through a series of short scenes. He looks for an evening paper and goes to the cinema; he returns and strangles his girl-friend, then ... Read more
The film follows the development of the motor car from the invention of the wheel until 1895. when the first cars began to appear on the roads. Many of the successful machines, and some of the failures, are shown as man struggled to devise a method of driving wheels, instead of pushing or pulling ... Read more
A horse is galloping through free space, stops, and faces a woman. She holds out a lump of sugar. The horse cannot resist the curiosity, approaches, and eats the sugar offered to him. Tn this very moment the woman mounts him. The horse rears, trying to get rid of the rider, but everything is in ... Read more
A film tribute to an eminent artist Binodebehari Mukherjee of Santiniketan. The art and life of Binodebehari is unique, for at birth he was blind in one eye and lost the other in 1953. and yet his art did not suffer. He continued to paint, guided by an inner vision. Satyajit Ray carefully analyses ... Read more
In continuation of the comic series, entitled "Citizien Urban". Joze Bevc. screenplay writer, director and the main actor in this film, represents Citizien Urban as the last pedestrian. who wants to escape from an entirely mechanized environment. But, where to escape to? Cars are just everywhere. ... Read more
The history of man and his creations, and the stresses from which he suffers. ... First prize, short films - Thessaloniki, 1973. ... Read more
Heroin addiction among school age American Negroes. The dealer and his horrifying alter ego. the vulture, are finally rejected. ... Prix D'Information, Annecy, 1973. ... Read more
An animated version of the well known fairy tale, with Tchaikovsky's music on the sound track. ... Read more
"I wanted to make a film, a message. 1 wanted it to be accepted by the" wider viewing public. The phenomenon of evil, violence, massacre in the animal world, is, in a way. identical to human aggression. The owl appears as the personification of evil, powerful and poised for destruction, and the ... Read more
Using the pavement as a symbol, this animated film sounds a warning against creeping industrialisation destroying the natural world around us. ... Diploma of Merit, Montreal Film Festival. Grand Prix, Barcelona Film Festival. ... Read more
A film in which the images of dreams are used with a narrative ballad song to describe the transition from innocence to experience in a modern family's soul. ... Read more
Heinze Giese, an ageing German industrialist, has recently been in a car accident in which his eldest son was killed. Because Giese crossed through a red light, he has lost his driving licence and is now a 'pedestrian'. ... The death of his son starts him thinking about his previous life and his ... Read more
The film "The Raft" is a detailed account of a 1,000 km. journey made by a family on a home-made raft through Brazilian jungle, to sell their merchandise in the city. ... Best Short Film, Cracow, 1973. ... Read more
The title of this film is taken from the novel of the same name by V. Kaverin. ... Nikolai Trubacbevsky is studying philology at the university of Leningrad. The lecture halls are filled with gay young people thirsty for knowledge, and among them Nikolai meets Masha, the professor's daughter. He is ... Read more
In southern Russia in 1922. a White Russian officer is about to be hanged by the Bolsheviks in the closing phase of the Civil War. However, a man on a white horse is spotted on the horizon . . . ... Read more
British Transport Films used spare lengths of film to record the varied daily lives of their neighbours as seen from the roof of their building in London's Marylebone. The late Ralph Vaughan Williams, whose music is used as an accompaniment to the film, was a friend and neighbour of the Unit. ... Read more
A soldier flees from battle and finds happiness for a time in a village. He is finally found and killed as a deserter. Three children he has befriended, take his gun. ... Read more
This is the first full-length feature from Victor Erice. It deals with childhood fantasies and family relationships. On a Sunday in 1940. a cinema truck visits a small town in the Castilian plains. In an improvised theatre, two young girls, Isabel and Ana, see the film 'Doctor Frankenstein'. The ... Read more
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