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Films Screened In 1975

Meurtre (Piotr Kamler, 1964)
A free transposition of a Kafka novel: the peace of an imaginary insect is disturbed by three little balls. ... Read more

Mila 23: Simion's World (Robert Legrand, Jean Dasque, 1972)
Simion earns his living in a Romanian village near the mouth of the Danube. It is a hard life, but he gains strength and endurance from his family, his religion, his com¬munity, and from the beli… Read more

Mimosa (P. Szpakowicz, 1973)
A legend about the origin of mimosa, A young husband has gone to faraway countries in search of a fortune which would make his family wealthy and comfortable. When he returns home, rich but very ill,… Read more

Mr Symbol Man (Bruce Moir, Bob Kinsbury, 1974)
A study of Charles Bliss and the symbols he devised as a comprehensive method of communication. ... Read more

MY WAY HOME (Miklós Jancsó, 1964)
This film was made by Miklds Jancso in 1964. before his early masterpiece, The Round-up; and he has said that My Way Home is autobiographical in feeling, if not in fact. It is set in the spring of 19… Read more

Nectar (L. Shankar, 1972)
Faith and religion determine most ... of the actions of an average Indian. ... A great gathering of the faithful, ... Kumbha Mela, is being held every ... six years at the confluence of the ... river… Read more

Night Bird (Bernard Palacios, 1975)
A strange hitch-hiker disturbs the quiet life of the hero of the film. ... Read more

NIGHT OF THE SCARECROW (Sergio Ricardo, 1974)
The Night of the Scarecrow has been described as a folk legend, a social documentary, a passion play, a musical tragi-comedy. It is the second feature directed by Brazilian singer-composer Sergio Ric… Read more

Nine Miles High in a Hot Air Balloon (John Willis, 1974)
In January 1972, at Bhopal, in central India, two young Englishmen, Julian Nott and Felix Pole, floated thousands of feet into the unknown to break the world altitude record for hot-air ballooning &m… Read more

NOT AS WICKED AS ALL THAT (Claude Goretta, 1975)
A man is forced into stealing by the circumstances of his life and the pressures put upon him by the system. He has inherited a small factory from his father who made furniture, but he finds competit… Read more

OCCASIONAL WORK OF A WOMAN SLAVE (Alexander Kluge, 1974)
This film follows Alexander Kluge's earlier picture on the female condition, made in 1966, Yesterday's Girl. His new social satire takes as its protagonist an impoverished young housewife, Roswitha, … Read more

Of Time and a River (Harold M. Weiner, 1974)
The film traces the history of the Columbia River Basin in the north-west sector of the United States, 20 million years ago to the present. ... Read more

Old Fashioned Woman (Martha Coolidge, 1974)
A portrait of the filmmaker's New England grandmother, Mabel Tilton Coolidge. Intercutting between her present attitudes and activities, and the events of her past, recreated with her own photos, the… Read more

ONCE A LIAR OR BRINGING UP VIKTOR (June Kovach, 1974)
This film is about the education of Viktor B. Viktor was born in 1949; his father a handyman, and his mother a general worker. His first five years were spent with his grandmother in Baar. His period… Read more

One Armed Bandit (Peter Kruse, 1973)
The film shows with logical consistency, what happens when you are bitten by the gambling bug. ... Read more

One, Two, Three . . . (Ihab Shaker, 1974)
This animated film demonstrates ... how the slightest departure from ... the daily routine will create ... insoluble problems for some ... people. ... Read more

Optimist & Pessimist (Zlatko Grgić, )
An optimist and a pessimist meet and are in conflict throughout the whole film. The optimist tries to cheer up the pessimist, but the latter relates everything to the state of the world and of cinema… Read more

ORDERS (Michel Brault, 1974)
Michel Brault wrote and directed this film, which is concerned with the abuses experienced in Quebec during the terrorist scare of October 1970. Brault is also responsible for much of the camerawork,… Read more

OTTO KLEMPERER'S JOURNEY THROUGH HIS TIMES (Philo Bregstein, 1973)
This film biography is the reconstruction of a period which coincides with the life of the conductor: the musical-historical climate of the beginning of this century in Germany, the great influence o… Read more

Passage (Normand Grégoire, 1973)
The world, as seen through the windows of a speeding train, a kaleidoscope of fleeting images, accompanied mainly by the rhythm of the train—itself, invisible throughout the film. ... Read more

Passenger in the Second Class (Borivoje Dovniković, 1974)
An animated film about the train journey between two stations: the first and the last. ... Read more

Piet Mondriaan, a Film-essay (Nico Crama, 1973)
The film traces Mondriaan's development from naturalism, through cubism, to pure abstraction. The sound track combines a sparse commentary with quotations from Mondriaan's own words. ... Read more

Planète verte (Piotr Kamler, 1966)
An imaginary planet, an abstract universe in continual motion, where minute organisms. half flea half amoeba, the ‘actuphages', live and evolve peacefully. ... Read more

Priére (Piotr Kamler, 1966)
A gush of abstract images during a song by Catherine Sauvage. ... Read more

Pulcinella (Gianini-Luzzati, 1973)
The famous Neopolitan character, Pulcinella (known in English as 'Punch') is caught between his shrewish wife and the carabinieri, who want to put him in jail. He escapes into his dreams, in which hi… Read more

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