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Films Screened In 1974

The work of the painter and graphic artist, Janez Bernik, is well known, both in Yugoslavia and beyond its borders. The paintings of this outstanding artist form the basic inspiration for the film, which deals with both Bernik's position in the world, and with modern art in general. ... Read more
A film about the environment and pollution, asking among other things, "'. . . Is it enough for me to know that Ihcy are there? Our self-created enemies, whom we do not even know, and who do not hit back at once . . .", and ending. "It is later than you think". ... Read more
The film tells the life story of the hero of labour of the USSR. ... Read more
Three people in a family ravage one another verbally in some shrewdly calculated and vicious game-playing—a perverse, however witty, ritual of verbal gymnastics. The film ends, then is repeated. Only this time, it is seen as though on television, accompanied by a laughtrack that ... Read more
The Traitors is directed and performed by a group of professional and amateur film-makers known only as the Grupo Cine de la Base. They are drawn from Argentina's new revolutionary left, and the main targets of their film are the right-wing Peronists who have taken over the new Peron government ... Read more
Set in nineteenth century Japan, The Wanderers has been likened in its theme to Easy Rider. It follows the adventures of three "toseinins', unemployed young men who roam the countryside, living off petty crime and gambling. They follow their own rules and respect their own code of behaviour. ... Read more
Andrzej Wajda, who earlier made Ashes and Diamonds, has turned for his latest film to a Polish play by Stanislaw Wyspianski. The Wedding reconstructs a marriage which in fact took place in 1900 at the village of Bronowice on Poland's borders with Russia and Austrata. The bridegroom was a popular ... Read more
An animated film which shows a child's first experiences with wind: it tousles his hair, it tears at washing on the line . . . ... Grand Prix, New York International Film Festival. ... Read more
A short, animated film, which makes fun of pornography. ... Read more
Eminent personalities associated with the theatre, among them Dame Sybil Thorndyke, for whom "St. Joan" was written a half century ago, engage in animated comment on Shaw, his plays, his theatrical style, and the way the plays should be performed. ... Read more
Michel Piccoli financed this film. which was conceived, scripted and directed by Claude Faraldo. Piccoli plays the title role of a hairy worker who freaks out at work, sleeps wish his sister and amongst other things, roasts policemen for supper. ... His day begins at six o'clock with breakfast in a ... Read more
The life story of a thoroughbred horse, from its birth to the race track, told purely in terms of visuals and natural sounds. ... Read more
Tidikawa and Friends is a unique document providing the only existing record of the Bedamini iiving in the remote isolation of the Great Papuan Plateau rain forest. Legendary for their aggression and ritual cannibalism, the Bedaminis lead gentle and peaceful lives amongst themselves. Their communal ... Read more
This is a film about Citizen Urban, who never has enough time. His wife is at home, waiting. Urban hurries on. and in his haste, even manages to overtake time .... ... Read more
Four short experiments in animation, using constantly shifting perspectives. The makers of the films are pupils of Frans Zwartjes, Holland's leading experimental filmmaker. ... Read more
A glimpse into the fantastic world beneath the sea. ... Silver Medal, Moscow, 1973. Gold Medal, Atlanta, 1973. ... Read more
The film presents the reveries of a man travelling on an underground train, stimulated by the sights rushing past and the faintly disquieting atmosphere of the night. ... Read more
A human being of an older generation in today's environment. A farmer's wife. 63 years old, somewhere in France, makes up her mind about her past life and the future existence of others. Today's situation in European agriculture shows that many workers in this field, find themselves in an open air ... Read more
A short feature film, which deals with an ordinary theme in an unusual way. The theme is that elderly people become superfluous in life and society, superfluous to themselves and to their nearest and dearest. ... Read more
A young, seemingly helpless girl is abducted by a gang of four youths. Held hostage in an abandoned, decaying warehouse cellar, her vulnerability is more imagined than real. Systematically, she destroys her captors. ... Read more
Roobarb finds that trying to be a bird, instead of a dog. causes difficulties. ... Read more
A commentary on the way the photographer, David Hamilton, works with his five favourite models, with a selection of his best photos. ... Silver Dragon, Warsaw. ... Read more
Zardoz is a bleak projection of twentieth-century western society into the twenty-third century. The film is set in the year 2293. and images a society that has developed from our technology. People are ranked into a new order. On top is an elitist group of failing aesthetes who enjoy eternal ... Read more
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