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Films Screened In 1975

A free transposition of a Kafka novel: the peace of an imaginary insect is disturbed by three little balls. ... Read more
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 belief that he forms an integral part of his world. ... Read more
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, his despairing wife throws all the gold coins out of the window. They catch on the mimosa plants in ... Read more
A study of Charles Bliss and the symbols he devised as a comprehensive method of communication. ... Read more
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 1945 during the last days of the battle for the occupation of Hungary. ... A 17-year-old Hungarian ... Read more
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 ... rivers Ganga, Yamuna, and the ... invisible Saraswati. Nectar is a ... record of this colourful event. ... Read more
A strange hitch-hiker disturbs the quiet life of the hero of the film. ... Read more
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 Ricardo. He shot the film entirely on location in Nova Jerusalem Pernambuco, the largest open air ... Read more
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 — this is a film of the event. ... Read more
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 competition from plastic products has made his own too expensive. In desperation, he carts his furniture ... Read more
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, who tries to make ends meet by performing backyard abortions. For a commission, she directs more ... Read more
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
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 film shows 86 years of positive living through periods of personal and social upheaval. ... Read more
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 periods in institutions: 1954/55, Vincentianum (Basle); 1960/61, Chaurnont ('because of behaviour and ... Read more
The film shows with logical consistency, what happens when you are bitten by the gambling bug. ... Read more
This animated film demonstrates ... how the slightest departure from ... the daily routine will create ... insoluble problems for some ... people. ... Read more
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 today. ... Read more
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, together with Francois Protat. ... Following the kidnapping of the British commercial attache in ... Read more
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 of Mahler, Schonberg and Stravinsky. ... At the same time, the film shows the general social climate ... Read more
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
An animated film about the train journey between two stations: the first and the last. ... Read more
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
An imaginary planet, an abstract universe in continual motion, where minute organisms. half flea half amoeba, the ‘actuphages', live and evolve peacefully. ... Read more
A gush of abstract images during a song by Catherine Sauvage. ... Read more
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 his longing for freedom and his nightmares alternate to the rhythm of a Rossini overture. ... Read more
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