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Films Screened In 1983

delightful Ukranian folk tale with matching graphics. ... Read more
Living with a child who has leukemia. ... Read more
Female socialisation and identity is being examined from a very unusual perspective: Six former nuns tell the stories of their lives: trying to come to terms with both their decision to take orders and, after having spent years in the convent, to leave religious life again. ... They returned to the ... Read more
Men dressed up as women are a unique aspect of British pantomime. Introduced by Victoria Wood, classic Dames give ... their ideas about the character and are seen backstage and in performance. ... Read more
A charming family outing ... Read more
The opera is set in a small fishing town on the East Anglian coast of England about 1830. ... Peter Grimes, a difficult and irrascible fisherman, alienated by temperament and character from the village community, is accused of ill-treating his apprentices. Ellen Orford, a widow and the village ... Read more
Hermine Huntgeburth writes: "The film is a confrontation between my childhood in a small town, my very Catholic upbringing, and my feelings about life in Hamburg a year ago''. ... Read more
A commercial for Canada Customs, to discourage smuggling. ... Read more
The film examines the historical and contemporary patterns of persecution o homosexuality and makes connections with other forms of discrimination. ... Read more
Ed Stabile's first feature film tells the story of a group of newly arrived settlers at the American frontier, about one hundred years ago. ... It shows how their initial hopes and expectations are changed, how the harshness of their new lives determines their individual destinies. ... Beginning ... Read more
Martin, a young man doing his military service, has to face his first confrontation with a crucial dilemma: a military shooting range has been installed on the common grazing grounds of the village. When a sheep is shot dead, the farmers take legal action against the Ministry of Defence. Martin is ... Read more
Cut-out animation featuring the heads of Australian politicians as balls in an intriguing game of Power Snooker, where the links of Hawke, Hayden and Fraser collide on slate. ... Read more
Unusually for a Soviet film, Private Life deals with a very private problem: the despair of an executive suddenly retired into the life of an eternal weekend. The story of this man is seen against the background of daily life in Moscow, which appears more human and lively than we are accustomed to ... Read more
A visual impression of the State of Qatar, set to music. ... Read more
Quest for Power is a film about the values, the style and goals of a new and radical Right-Wing movement in the United States: the so-called "New Right''. The film shows the leaders of this populist explosion from President Reagan down to a Californian constituent, who is tired of' “tax payers ... Read more
In his third feature writer/director Adoor Gopalakrishan has established a stylised study of paranoia. ... An indolent, selfish landowner expects his family to wait on him hand and foot. When he has to face a changing future, he is unable to cope and feels trapped like the rats his younger sister ... Read more
A young Jewish boy looks for identity through film stars of the past and through his relationship with his grandmother. ... Read more
In his excellent first film, Craig Wood tells about a young man who is haunted by premonitions of his own death. ... Read more
A Kafkaesque nightmare about a lonely man whose life is gradually taken over by a noisy intractable ice box. ... Read more
An old Aboriginal painter, Yirawalla, returns to his "Dreaming'' in Central Arnhem Land to reveal to his children his and their origins. ... Read more
Robinson's encounter with a visitor. ... Read more
The film is a unique record of a new play,' 'Rockaby", by Samuel Beckett. The world premiere took place on Beckett's 75th Birthday at the Centre for Theatric Research at the State University of New York, Buffalo. ... The film follows Billie Whitelaw's preparations for her latest Beckett role, then ... Read more
Rosa of the film's title, is Rosa Lux¬emburg, whose spirit is still alive in the old boarding house in Trieste, where she used to meet one of her companions from the "Spartakusbund." ... he inhabitants of the boarding house (the film is set in the Seventies) live in a dreamworld of a revolution ... Read more
December, 1980 lay missioner Jean Donovan and three American nuns were brutally murdered in El Salvador. Roses in December - The story of Jean Donovan chronicles the brief life of this young woman which began in comfort and affluence and ended tragically serving the poor of El Salvador. ... Read more
Gunnel Lindblom's second feature is about women and for women. ... To free herself from his domination, 30-year-old Sally, a social worker, decides to leave her husband, Jonas, and sets out to create a life of her own. ... Their six-year-old daughter, Mia, is going to live with her. Soon, however ... Read more
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