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Films Screened In 1984

A truly marvellous counterpoint to "Time", This sensitive portrayal of Basque peasant life effortlessly achieves a deeply moving poetic vision that responds to the "figures" and ... movements of a popular ballad. At a crucial point in the film colour is allowed to penetrate the soft white and grey ... Read more
Every day somewhere in Melbourne a Vietnam veteran suffers breakdown. often violent, sometimes suicidal. The widow of the veteran devotes whatever time is leftover from job and children to counselling and even rescuing families from these desperate victims of war. ... Read more
James Toback's third film is a breathless, dazzling see-saw between illusion and obsession, love and death, role and ... self—the major themes of Bunuel and Godard, with a dash of Fuller—as psychology is actually turned into plot, Paris, New York and the Wisconsin countryside are the ... Read more
The super market is being built. The model is being destroyed. People return to their dark houses. “ Fear of life” seek's out the pauses in people's lives to express the gap between what life is and what is should be. ... Read more
A small boy, from a remote coastal village in Spain, learns the nature of life and death through a chance encounter with a shipwrecked sailor. ... Read more
“Fight Sight” is a journey through the personal daydream of one Augusta September using vehicles of words, animation music and innovative cinematography . At the heart of the daydream is a river, parallel in nature to thought process. Augusta and the river converse until their intimacy is ... Read more
The extraordinary dancer, teacher and choreographer,Susana, and her husband, Antonio Robledo, come from Spain to teach flamenco to Canadian ballet students. "You must put your whole being behind it and it will be like a beam of light into other people" ... ACADEMY AWARD 1984, Documentary Category ... Read more
Ex-film critic Christopher Pent has come up with a remarkable thriller, exciting, mysterious, and laden with references to other films, among them "Blow Up", and his own detective movie "An Unsuitable Job For A Woman". The plot is fairly complicated, at times elusive, which does not interfere with ... Read more
This film is about two women artists, Frida Kahlo (1907-54) and Tina Modotti (1896-1942), who lived and worked in Mexico during the period of the "Mexican Renaissance". Kahlo was a painter who developed a distinctive personal style, based on Mexican popular forms, to convey an intense inner world ... Read more
Two London boys are evacuated to a farm during the 1940 blitz. Unaccustomed to the countryside, one is rescued from ... the river by a stranded German pilot. ... The boys in turn help the pilot and his wounded companion. The drama poses moral questions of weight and relevance. It ... avoids ... Read more
Taking place in a small rural town, Colonia Vela, in 1974, the film illustrates how rivalries between right and left-wing factions within Peronism led to merciless civil strife which threatened the country with ruin. ... Made shortly before the election of President Alfonsin—who Olivera ... Read more
Prize winner at 1984 MFF returns as part of the competition's 30th anniversary, with director Cynthia Beatt (The Party) Eluding easy catagonzation, this film is both a documentary on the city of Berlin and a personal essay on alienation and being an alien in that city Cyn­thia Beatt raises ... Read more
A stylized "happening" with a difference: a woman's—shall we say, posterior?—is subjected to an onslaught of ornamental ... improvisations, including paint, fruit and confectionery. ... Read more
Ecudor's Galapagos is a group of 48 small Pacific Ocean Islands, 600 miles off the coast of continental South America. Darwin called the islands a world in itself, a Garden of Eden for wildlife and one that man should not be allowed to destroy. In 1959, UNESCO recognised its uniqueness by ... Read more
Parent's buy children toy's displayed in advertisments. Children play while developing a fantasy of their own. Other parents make toys themselves. ... Read more
Alex is 15, he, his parents and his older brother Michael and the woman he loves embark on an action packed beach ... holiday. When Alex returns he has aged considerably. ... Read more
A witty, challenging coverage of various forms of harassment encountered daily by women—-from street "humour' and ... media stereotypes to actual assault. ... The Leeds Animation Workshop is a Women's Collective ... Read more
Everybody has to serve somebody, Bob Dylans life theme, sung by him in this animated parable. ... Read more
Haifa married life-time condensed into five minutes; we see the bedroom of a middle-aged couple, a composite impression ... of staid suburban life. It is only on the soundtrack that the intensities of life occasionally seep through. ... Read more
A director wants a "new" image of woman for his commercial He finds a free woman who expresses beauty and spirit. But the commercial's look is still imposed by him, the ... patriarch behind the lens. ... Read more
A fictional drama set in a modern electronic church which ... portrays an extraordinary day in the life of Howard Woode, a television evangelist. ... Read more
A film about male sexuality made by a woman with similar concerns and an equally individual "vision" as Bette Gordon's. Lee Sokol was on her way to San Luis Potosi one summer to film the bullfights. In the middle of the desert she came across a dilapidated house surrounded by car parts, etc. In ... Read more
Descending faces, descending feet, descending bodies. A cascade of nude flesh on a staircase: separate identities ... merging, unravelling and descending continuously. Hey ... Marcel? ... Read more
Shot on location at seven American High schools, the film present a realistic picture of daily high school activity, both in and outside of the classes room. ... “High Schools was based on the report by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The film essay illustrates the ... Read more
An elderly woman living in a nursing home recalls images of the wild and isolated land she is no longer able to visit. The film recalls the winter journeys of her childhood in the Central Highlands of Tasmania. ... Read more
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