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Films Screened In 1978

A short story film showing an ... 83-year-old hospital patient's struggles ... to be left alone to die in peace. ... Read more
The new film by Angelopoulos is not so much a sequel to The Travelling Players, as a similar formal dramatization of the years 1949 to 1976 in Greece. ... On New Year's Eve, 1976, a hunting party in Northern Greece finds a body in the snow It is perfectly preserved, although the young man was a ... Read more
Patricia Moraz' film looks at the last seven days in the life of a young high school student, Jenny Kern, in Lausanne. She is played by French actress Isabelle Huppert, who starred in The Lacemaker. ... In this film she plays a gentle, introspective creature, who lives with her kindly grandmother ... Read more
History buffs re-created the 1775 US invasion of Canada, wearing exact replicas of uniforms and arms. The exercise sparks comment on a contemporary parallel. ... Read more
A man travels a lifetime as he runs a three-mile jogging course around a reservoir. ... Silver Medal, Virgin Islands ... Read more
A boiled breakfast egg holds surprises. ... Read more
Print courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Paramount and CIC. ... General Dolgorucki is first seen as a quivering recluse, hiding in a rented room in Hollywood and struggling against old age. ... By chance, the Russian director, Leo Andreyev sees his photograph while casting for a new ... Read more
This is the first colour film from Cuban director Tomas Alea, who made Memories of Underdevelopment in 1968. His latest film is about a negro slave revolt on a sugar plantation in the late eighteenth century. ... During Easter Week, the plantation owner comes from Havana to perform a religious ... Read more
The extermination of the Tasmanian Aboriginals is the only case in recent times of genocide so swift and total. This film examines the causes and the events which led to this tragic episode in Australia's history. ... Read more
Without a commentary, the film sets out to show how art relates and intertwines in our daily lives. Each art form is looked at: weaving, sculpture, painting, live theatre, with quotations from writers, music scores, both classical and modern. ... Read more
Reinhard Hauff s The Main Actor takes up the thread of his previous film which dealt with the miseries of farm life in Northern Germany In that film, Pauie Paulander, Hauff filmed the daily lives of a youth and his brutal step-father, and he cast in the leading roles a father and son who never ... Read more
A computer-animated film about a mathematician who makes an important discovery. ... Read more
An animated satire on the sybaritic life of modern society A man dreams about circumnavigating the world in a sailing boat, but as he plans for more and more comforts, time slips by. ... Read more
Abel, who lives in Quebec, goes to France in search of ancestors, friends and lovers. He travels from Paris to Marseilles, seeking to establish the roots of his own French-Canadian culture. He wanders through museums and art galleries, remarking that it is all like a vast picture post-card, but he ... Read more
The Patsy is the screen version of the stage play of the same title by Barry Connors, and many titles take over, verbatim, the witty lines of the play 'The Patsy' of the story is a younger sister who is imposed upon by an older sister and a mother, who favours the older daughter . ... Father takes ... Read more
To obtain service, a little bribe can come in handy. ... Read more
Occupying several small hamlets in the dense primary forest of the West Sepik area in Papua New Guinea, are the 900 Umeda people. ... The major event, and great social occasion of their calendar, is coming together to participate in the ritual drama of Ida' — a fertility ritual, embodied in ... Read more
This is the story of the Great Barrier Reef, from man's ancient awareness of it, to his realisation that it is a major world wonder of great value to mankind. ... Beautiful, dangerous and diverse, the Reef provides escape and recreation, a vast resource and limitless retreat for the fisherman ... Read more
Sand creatures build themselves a fabulous castle Then, the wind starts to blow. ... Grand Prix, Annecy ... Read more
A history of Japan, from 8000 B.C. to the present day. ... Read more
Based on a Jorge Luis Borges story, the film tells about the fate of an author, Jaromir Hladik, who is sentenced to death by the Nazis. His request to them to complete his unfinished play, 'The Enemies', is refused. Then, in his cell, Hladik has a dream... ... Read more
Marta Meszaros, in her latest work, takes up themes from her earlier films, Adoption and Nine Months. The story involves a relationship between two women, Mari and Juli. For twenty years Mari has been living with her husband Feri, a shop foreman who is about to be sent overseas on business. ... Read more
A room: empty except for a chair and a clock on the wall. There is one other object in the room: a small wooden box on the floor beside the chair. A succession of people enter the room, each seeing and reacting to the things in the room according to his character or condition. ... Read more
A documentary which sets the writings and poems of Dylan Thomas against the background of South Wales where he was born and spent much of his working life. ... Read more
In the face of modern techniques, whales face extinction. The film gives an account of the current debate about whaling, and the efforts of the Canadian-sponsored Project Jonah to stop the slaughter. ... Read more
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