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Films Screened In 1978

An analytical documentation on the making of Alain Tanner's Jonas. Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000 (seen in the 1977 Festival). The film shows how one of Tanner's sequences is developed, the director discusses his aesthetic and philosophical approach to film making, his attitude to the use of music ... Read more
Spider (played by Paul Le Mat, the main ... hot-rodder from American Graffiti), drives a blue and white 1957 limited edition Chevrolet Nomad station wagon. He is hooked on CB, and spends a lot of time monitoring the emergency channel and sending help to accidents. ... He lives in a junkyard shack ... Read more
This was Murnau's last completed film. It is the story of a strictly brought up son of a farmer, who comes to the bustling city of Chicago to sell the wheat crop. Here, he meets and fails in love with a waitress who works in a cafe. They marry, and the young man takes her back to Oregon. ... The ... Read more
The never resting, constantly changing mood of a city. ... Grand Prix, Oberhausen. ... Read more
A satirical look at the procedure of recording a slogan for a soap powder commercial. ... Read more
Tivadar Csontvary Kosztka (1853-1919), a highly individual Hungarian artist, took up painting at the age of 41. He developed an individual style and a personal symbolism that became appreciated only many years after his death. ... The subject of this film is his largest composition of human ... Read more
The eternal struggle of the small man against the giants. ... Grand Prix, Annecy. ... Read more
A parody of the kind of letters written to the problem pages of magazines and newspapers. ... Bob Godfrey is anxious to point out that there is no connection between the film's Marjery Boobs and the well-known 'counsellor' on a major newspaper, Marjorie Proops.' ... Read more
This is the latest film from Iranian director Sohrab Shahid Saless, who is now based in Berlin. The protagonist of this film is supposedly the boy from Coming of Age (seen in last year's Festival), many years later. ... Diary of a Lover studies the isolation of an individual within society, a man ... Read more
This animated film is based on an ancient tale about a young widow who falls In love with a monk who shuns her attentions. She sets out in pursuit, and finally, in the guise of a big white snake catches up with him in Dojoii temple. ... Read more
This is the third feature film from Danish director, Hans Kristensen, following his earlier films. The Escape and Per. Per, a small-time hoodlum, reappears in this film, trying to make a respectable existence for himself. He has moved in with a single mother who lives next door to two off-beat ... Read more
A lyrical impression of the English countryside with its rich and varied wildlife. ... Read more
Using time lapse photography, the film gives an impression of the 1976 total eclipse of the sun over Melbourne. ... Read more
In this new film by Carlos Saura,Fernando Rey plays the part of an ageing father, a recluse living amonng his books in the Castilian countryside,and Geraldine Chaplin plays his daughter, Elisa. She comes to staywith her father after she discovered ... that her husband was having an affair ... with ... Read more
This portrait of the theatrical composer, director and artist, Elizabeth Swados, presents an intimate study of her developing years and her search for the sounds that relate universal emotions through song. ... Gold Plaque, Chicago. ... Read more
A little vignette of a twelve year old girl's first brushes with sex. ... Gold Hugo, Chicago. Bronze Plaque, Columbus. Golden Athena, Athens. ... Read more
Study of a face: a man rediscovers his youth through music. When he stops playing his flute, his face becomes that of an old man. ... Jury Prize, Cannes. Jury Prize, Oberhausen. ... Read more
An animated science fiction film based' ... on biblical stories. ... Read more
A film about the reciprocal effect between the creative artist and his ... work. ... Grand Prix, Cannes. Silver Hugo, ... Chicago. ... Read more
Sitting at the moviola, Orson Welles runs through scenes from his 1951 film, Othello, gives his interpretation of the play, and tells of the difficulties he encountered in producing the film. ... He is |oined in discussion by Hilton Edwards and the late Michael MacLiammoir (who played lago in the ... Read more
Paul and Marie spend three days in a friend's country house. During this period, they attempt to fill the gaps in their lives by fulfilling each other's fantasies. ... Read more
Felicitas, a married woman falls in love with Leo, her husband discovers the affair and challenges Leo, who kills him Leo is ordered to leave the country for a period, he leaves Felicitas in the care of his close friend Ulrich. ... The same fatal enchantment ensues, and when Leo returns four years ... Read more
Following the Tundra Wolf provides a picture of a predator-prey relationship in one of North America's few remaining great wilderness areas. ... It was filmed in the wild during a period of four and a half months in the Canadian arctic, and deals with the interlocking ecology of the tundra wolf and ... Read more
Bogey, a Warsaw delinquent, is graduating from petty crime into the big-time, with plans for an elaborate raid on a jewellery store in order to test his accomplices before the raid, Bogey stages a fake hold-up, and discovers that one of his boys has squealed on him. ... While he is tracking down ... Read more
This co-production between Norway and Sweden is the first film that Anja Breien has made since Wives. She has adapted a novel by Hjalmar Soderberg. who also wrote 'Gertrud' from which Carl Dreyer's last film was made, and Doctor Glas' (made into a film by Mai Zetterhng) ... Games of Love and ... Read more
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