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Films Screened In 1975

Ermanno Olmi wrote, edited and directed this film about the problems of an upper middle class family. The husband, who is middie-aged. appears likely to lose his job as the company he works for streamlines its operations. His wife also works, and the family runs a cattle farm. The teenage daughter ... Read more
A performing artist arrives at the Royal Albert hall. As he steps onto the black and white stripped pedestrian crossing, each footfall sounds piano notes. Taking up the challenge to his musicianship, the maestro improvises a dance. ... Read more
In The Controntation, Jancsd again deals with social and political problems of Hungarian history and revolution. The film is set in 1947, and the characters are the students in the people's colleges. These institutions have been set up to assist the studies of young people who would never have ... Read more
A man conquers a high peak, and what is his reward? ... Read more
This film is based on a novel by Hendrik Conscience and is set in 1833. Recruiting for the army is being carried out by drawing lots in the village square. This type of conscription was known as the Blood Law. Jan draws a free lot, but is persuaded to take someone else's place for a sum of money ... Read more
A cat is trying to be a sculptor. ... Read more
An impressionistic account of the testing of a new blast furnace at the Titov Veles smelting works. ... Read more
The Holy Office, directed by Arturo Ripstein, is set at the end of the sixteenth century in Mexico City. During the burial of the father of the Carbajal family, the eldest son, Friar Gaspar, notices that some of the outlawed Jewish rites are used. He tells his confessor, and on his aovice ... Read more
A vaudeville performer who will do anything to please his audience . . . ... Read more
This is the story of John Henry, a black American folk hero. In the Big Ben Tunnel, he pitted his strength in competition with the new-fangled steam drill, driving the steel bit into rock with his huge hammer. John Henry drove through the mountain first, but died as he broke through. ... Gold Medal ... Read more
A slightly pessimistic view of the world we are all born into — The Losers' Club. ... Read more
A record of the day-to-day work of Rudi van Dantzig, director of the Netherlands' National Ballet Company. The film follows the genesis of a new ballet, and also shows Nureyev rehearsing a part in one of Dantzig's creations. ... Read more
The story is set in the valley of Moruz, which contains the town of Moruz and St. Claret, about 25 kilometres apart. Paul,34, is the director of a factory in St. Claret. His father is a small farmer from the village of Eligoz (popularity called the middle of the world). Paul marries an upper middle ... Read more
The Mouth Wide Open received enthusiastic reviews when it was screened privately during last year's festival at Cannes. It is the third feature film from Maurice Pialat, following Naked Childhood (about a young orphan) and We Will Not Brow Old Together (about the break-up of a marriage). The Mouth ... Read more
The Oddballs is set at the turn of the century, in a small Georgian town blessed with two eccentric individuals who upset the town's settled ways: Christofor and Ertaoz. ... Ertaoz's father dies and, true to Georgian custom, he has to pay the dead man's debts. He goes to the city to earn some ... Read more
The Passenger is Antonioni's first feature film in nearly four years. Jack Nicholson plays an experienced and disillusioned television reporter. He has adjusted to the limitations of his job, yet he is aware of his own inadequacy in probing through stories of disaster and tragedy. His last chance ... Read more
A warm portrait of a family bakery, which has been run for 65 years out of the same tiny shop in the middle of an old-fashioned looking street market which still exists in Toronto, Canada. The mixture of Jewish, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese and Jamaican immigrants has preserved the old-world ... Read more
The consequences of hanging one's own portrait on the wall... ... 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
Filmed almost entirely from a helicopter and without commentary, this documentary records California's panoramic and awesome beauty, from the State's dramatic coastline to its varied countryside. ... Read more
A satirical love story. ... Read more
A documentary about a safe-cracker who became quite famous after the war, meeting the police inspector who arrested him 25 years ago. After serving his sentence, the safe-cracker became a guard and now lives a calm and orderly life. ... Read more
The Secret, by Robert Enrico, features Jean-Louis Trintignant as an escapee from a police psychiatric ward. He has killed a guard during his escape, and makes for the country to hide in the mountains. There he comes across Thomas, a writer, and his wife Julia, who are themselves escaping from city ... Read more
A humorous, yet alarming glimpse ... into the mind of a person whose ... grip on reality is tenuous, revealed ... through the idiosyncratic doodles of ... the narrator. ... Read more
A girl feels pursued on the street. She escapes into a tower, where she experiences some frightening moments. ... Read more
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