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Films Screened In 1976

SEVEN BEAUTIES (Lina Wertmuller, 1975)
As in The Seduction of Mimi, Lina Wertmuller is concerned with the sexual swagger and pretension of the Italian male, but this time in a wider setting that transforms her earlier theme. Giancarlo Gia… Read more

Shiko Munakata, Master of Wood-Block Print (Takeo Yanagawa, 1975)
A film about the internationally acclaimed wood-block artist, Shiko Munakata, and his work. ... Read more

Short Circus - Knots (Lindesay Dresdon, 1976)
From a television series for children, Knots demonstrates the idea of knot-tying as a function and theme of various crafts. ... Read more

SLUM BOY (Giulio Paradisi, 1976)
The story, told in comic key, takes place in Rome in modern times. ... After school hours, Ettore often joins a group of friends with whom he indulges in acts of petty crime and violence. After a cri… Read more

STORY OF SIN (Walerian Borowczyk, 1975)
This ornate period melodrama, set in Poland at the turn of the century, is based on a novel by Stefan Zeromski, author of 'Ashes'. A teenage girl, strictly brought up, confesses her sins and is warne… Read more

Thanksgiving (Ken Wallace, 1973)
A pixillated fantasy on an unusual attempt at escape. ... FIPRESCI Prize, New York ... Read more

THE ADVENTURE (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960)
Superficially, L'avventura is a love story, a somewhat mysterious one. During a yacht cruise, a girl disappears on a lonely island; her girl friend and lover search vainly for her. Relationships betw… Read more

THE BALANCE (Krzysztof Zanussi, 1974)
Krzysztof Zanussi's film explores an area of contemporary family and sexual life that has been opened up by Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage. Marta is forty, married with a son, and quietly unhappy w… Read more

The Bearding of the President (Rip Torn, 1974)
An outrageous satirical broadside in which President Nixon interacts with speeches, plays, and killings on television, and with his own ego and guilt. Rip Torn, playing the part of Nixon, combines im… Read more

THE BONUS (Sergei Mikaelian, 1975)
The Party Committee at a Soviet construction site ends its meeting late at night, and those taking part head for home. But the events of that day have been far from ordinary. One of the construction … Read more

The Castaway (Clive Pallant, 1974)
Robinson Crusoe with a difference. ... Read more

The Chocolate Bunny (Arnold Levin, 1975)
An animated short on the subject of nutrition, it was produced for a Public Television programme, 'Feeling Good'. ... Read more

The Cigar (Zlatko Grgić, 1976)
Everything a cat and a cigar could get up to. ... Read more

The Contender (Arnold Levin, 1975)
An animated film on sight and hearing tests for children. ... Read more

THE CONTEXT (Francesco Rosi, 1976)
Francesco Rosi takes up a theme already mined by Elio Petri: political intrigue among officials who plot assassinations and ruthlessly suppress dissent in Italy. An inspector is given the job of inve… Read more

THE CRY (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957)
Antonioni's film about working people is set in the bleak winter landscape of the Po Valley. Aldo is abandoned, together with his child, by his lover, Irma, who deserts him tor another man. His life … Read more

THE DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (Fred Schepisi, 1976)
Selected for The Director's Fortnight at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival, The Devil's Playground, set in a college-seminary, reveals the effects of rigid institutional control on people of a variety of… Read more

THE FIRST SWALLOW (Nana Mchedlidze, 1975)
The inhabitants of a small Georgian village get together in order to form a soccer team. They practice and develop their sporting skills until they are convinced they have developed an effective side… Read more

The Flower (Zdzislaw Kudla, 1973)
A black animated allegory about gratitude. ... Read more

The Great Mill Race (Robin Crichton, 1975)
In this comedy about wool promotion, Johnny Braithwaite, a trainee weaver in Scotland, hears that once upon a time a sheep was sheared and its wool woven into a suit in a single working day. This giv… Read more

This story of three people's search for their own mutual happiness in a world of solitude and alienation, underlines some of the major anxieties of twentieth century life. ... The quiet, almost idyll… Read more

THE INTRUDER (Luchino Visconti, 1976)
The Intruder is based on D'Annunzio's book, The Innocent', transferred to the screen with minimal changes by Visconti. Set in the late 19th century, the plot tells of Tullio Hermil (Giancarlo Giannin… Read more

The Inventor (Ted Rockley, 1974)
An animated film on the invention of ... inventions. ... Read more

The Invisible Link (Geoffrey Collings, 1951)
The part played by the Post Office in Australian broadcasting in 1951, featuring the men behind the scenes. ... First Prize Documentary Section, Jubilee Film Awards 1951. ... Read more

THE JUDGE AND THE ASSASSIN (Bertrand Tavernier, 1975)
A provincial magistrate suspects that a tramp picked up by the police for molesting a young country girl, is the murderer of several young shepherds. The man feels himself driven by a strange frenzy,… Read more

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