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Films Screened In 1976

A survey of Niugini (Papua New Guinea), showing the impact of Western development on traditional lifestyles. ... Read more
During a holiday in Sweden, the sailing boat of a group of Danish children becomes adrift; the children land on a desert island and spend two days before they are rescued. The film probes the social mechanisms at work when a group of people are suddenly left to themselves. ... Read more
A documentary about a horse stud, with emphasis on a particular stallion. ... Read more
A moral tale about a little boy who could make his phantasies materialise. ... Read more
Paul, a literary translator, receives a telegram telling him of a suicide attempt by his estranged wife, Sonya, who lives in Honq Kong. On his arrival there Paul meets Sandy, a cousin of Sonya, and the following morning they visit the hospital where Sonya is hovering between life and death. Paul ... Read more
Out They Go is a visual tribute to a fruit and vegetable market and the people who work in it, which was in the centre of Sydney and is now gone. ... Read more
The film shows how not to run a business, with the aid of Parkinson's Law, invented by Sir Norman Parkinson. ... Read more
A brief survey of Finnish painting in the light of international trends. ... Read more
This animated film uses the phenomenon of perspective to create new effects and illusions. ... Read more
Children of an isolated hamlet, their school and their first contact with the arts. ... Read more
A cartoon-kaleidoscope, created with pre-movie techniques. ... Read more
Based on a report that appeared in the Phoenix Gazette, the film tells the story of a twenty-one year old girl who, in punishment for having slept out with her boyfriend, is ordered by her parents to shoot and bury her pet dog. ... Read more
Angel lives with his mother Martina in an old hunting lodge in the heart of an Iberian forest. He is an introverted young man dominated by his suspicious, brandy-swigging mother. His only occupation is the hunting of wild game and deer. He doesn't have a licence and he comes up against the pompous ... Read more
Elektreia, Miklos Jancso's reconstruction of the Greek drama, was shown at last year's Melbourne festival in a retrospective season of his films. His latest film has been shot in Yugoslavia, not, as most of his feature films were, in Hungary. This time, he has written the script himself. ... The ... Read more
A story about the relationship between a father and his daughter, who can't help punishing each other. ... Read more
A fantasy film about man and nature, in which the interrelationships of man and his environment are symbolically revealed. ... Jury Prize, Bilbao. Bronze Medal, New York. ... Read more
A consideration of four different types of musical rehearsals: Opera, the Scots Guards, Wandsworth School and the Incredible String Band. ... Read more
This student film explores primordial memories through complex animation techniques. ... Read more
The people portrayed in the film are called Hamar. They dwell in the thorny scrubland of southwestern Ethiopia, about a hundred miles north of Lake Rudolph, Africa's great inland sea. They are isolated by some distant choice that now limits their movement and defines their condition. At least until ... Read more
Based on Chekov's famous short story, the film tells about the unorthodox meeting between a double bass player and a Princess. ... Silver Award, Chicago ... Read more
The solar system pictured by film animator Sidney Goldsmith (whose Universe was screened at the 1961 Melbourne Film Festival) reflects new knowledge gained from man's probes into space. ... Read more
Nine men reveal themselves through their fantasies. ... Gold Medal, Virgin Islands; Golden Hugo, Chicago ... Read more
In Don Shebib's first film since Between Friends, he focuses on the life and career of a successful young stockbroker. Roger, who is thirty, has just been made vice-president of his brokerage firm. He has been married for ten years to Linda, his high school sweetheart, and they have one son. His ... Read more
An animated film constructed from seven hundred portraits, reflects the infinite variety of personal awareness. ... Gold Medal, Atlanta ... Read more
The stunning world of fish in the depth of the sea. ... Golden Bear, Berlin. Best Short, Virgin Islands ... Read more
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