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Films Screened In 1983

A man waits for transport... ... Read more
A long day in the life of a young mother. ... Read more
This is the story of a social worker, Hes, who tries to overcome the "system", without having realised that he is already caught in it. ... Hes, who is in his late thirties, has developed a routine which enables him to handle the most difficult cases. His professional cynicism is the only defence ... Read more
Joseph Losey says he had wanted to do ... ‘ ‘The Trout' ' , a novel by Roger Vailland, for over 20 years, and somehow ... the film does have a kind of existentialist ... look. (Surely the presence of Jeanne ... Moreau adds to this impression - an act- ... ress who can be identified with the ... Read more
Extremely well acted and entertaining throughout, this charming screwball comedy from Russia is the perfect vehicle for Ludmilla Gurshenko, a popular actress in Russia, who displays a beautiful variety of moods, and can even sing and dance. ... Margerita, 38, is about to take a second chance on ... Read more
A condensed account of evolution that owes more to Groucho Marx than to Darwin. ... Read more
A live variety show designed for the opening of ATV Channel O in Melbourne: Drama and satire in Victorian history. (An excerpt of 20 mins. will be screened). ... Read more
A portrait of three generations of Aborigines - an old man, his nephew, and a 13-year-old boy - as they work to get an Aboriginal cattle station going on Cape York peninsula, northern Queensland. ... Read more
Three short stories - Lawson, Hardy ... and Peterson: A portmanteau film using ... the device of “mateship” to look at ... three periods in the development of ... Australian society. ... The first section, “Joe Wilson's Mates' ', is adapted from Henry Lawson's ... story ‘ ‘The Union ... Read more
With 38 years of experience behind him, ... George Parker is the No. 1 machinist at ... the factory where he has been employed ... most of his working life. His wife, ... Joyce, mothers her family with love and ... care. Her one little luxury is a cream ... cake every morning from the local shop ... Read more
The inner lives of a selection of moderately handicapped persons is shown through their paintings. ... Read more
Four people biking through a room- ... landscape at high speed. ... Read more
An experimental film exploring the relationship between Time and the traces it leaves on the world in cinematic terms: the 29 minutes running time of the film is opposed to the images embedded in the organic dyes of the film. ... Read more
After having finished his prison term, ... the famous safe-breaker Kwinto wants ... to forget his past and become a musician. His former partner, Kramer, who now owns a bank, offers Kwinto compensation money, confessing that he had helped the police to catch him. When Kwinto learns that Kramer ... Read more
Valentina was along, very popular television series. This film is the first part of a four-part film version made from the ... series. The story, set in the early part of the century in an Aragonese village, is a about the childhood memories of a narrator, who was to die in a concentration camp in ... Read more
Vietnam Requiem is a documentary focusing on five Vietnam veterans who are now serving time in prison. All five men ... enlisted - each fought honorably and was heavily decorated for heroism. The film provides stock footage of the war, intercut with the men recalling their personal experiences ... Read more
A biographical documentary on the 85-year-old American composer with numerous samples from Thomson's work. ... Read more
Science fiction - live - from one of the founders of the famous Zagreb School of Animation. ... Robert, an amateur writer, is working on a science fiction novel about three creatures from the distant Arkana Galaxy and a crazy cosmic toy. Panic ensues when these creatures become materialised: it ... Read more
Bruxelles' staid old brick buildings are decorated with vivid, gay designs. ... Read more
An affectionate portrait of an ageing washroom attendant who thrives on the social stimulation afforded by her job on the periphery of the night scene. Her ironic observations on the behaviour of the "beautiful people'' whom she serves - and her eloquent retelling of her own, extremely rich ... Read more
Burgess Meredith narrates a deeply personal, almost spiritual journey through the Chihuahuan Desert in the company of an unseen wise old man. ... Read more
A close look at the primitive, untamed and backward wilderness, and the effect on it if the dam goes ahead. ... Read more
The poignant story of Yirawala MBE, a tribal man of high degree, who fought to hold back a tidal wave of change, even though he knew some people wanted the money from mining. ... The film shows the marvellous works of Yirawala and explains its meaning in relation to the land and the Dreaming. ... Read more
The film is as ambiguous as its title, and in giving no definite ending, it leaves plenty to contemplate. Claus Worm, an architect, finds himself in a desperate and embarrassing position, concerning both his professional and his personal life. ... When he is being offered a tempting deal that would ... Read more
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