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Films Screened In 1984

Hmong people belong to an ethnic group of Laos that is today uprooted by the political overthrows of South East Asia .This ... film proposes an observation of the different steps of an exodus that started in the mountains of Laos and ended, for ... some of them, in a French village. ... Read more
Albert Speer walks 31,936 kilometres, an imaginary journey undertaken by the imprisoned Nazi war criminal. ... Read more
This is the final version of "New York" shown by Jackie Kaynal in 1980 as a work-in-progress. It is now the story of Loulou Blanchot, a French filmmaker who decides to live and work in New York after having been invited to show one or her films there. ... She begins to get acquainted with the city ... Read more
A peeping Tom graduates to the movies. ... Read more
. . . the plump hands of lunching businessmen, the stored barrels of toxic waste, the child's vain escape from the bleak ... silhouettes of the housing estate, the roar of the automated warehouses, the glistening rows of model armaments, the ... wind whipping the retirement homes, the smooth ... Read more
Puppet fairy-tale about a young fisherman who falls madly in love with his rather unusual catch, a little mermaid. But he ... loses his loved one through his own fault and before he can win her back his love is put to the test-a hard test. He has to ... wear out a pair of iron boots before he can ... Read more
One shift in the perilous life of a Sydney taxi driver. ... Read more
A stranded motorist in the outback starts walking He comes to a railway line and an unattended station He settles down to wait for the next train, and he waits, and he waits ... Read more
A roughly hewn, impressionistically-coloured piece of animation that meanders with the music through the city to ... discover the source. ... Read more
The Melbourne Cup Race is famous all over the world But ... what social effect does it have on the people of Melbourne ... who flock to see it. ... Read more
A young woman is interrupted in her musings on suicide by a one-legged deaf mute salesman who communicates by ... pre-written cards. His name is Joe, and he has a marvellous encyclopaedia to sell which, he claims, can answer all her questions. And it does—all except one. Joe departs downcast ... Read more
An excellent, engrossing crime drama which interweaves action and character interest with contemporary Paris as its ... background. ... By incorporating quasi documentary elements in a fictitious story, Bob Swaim has created a most authenic looking film ... which reflects psychological and social ... Read more
In the twenty years of fighting in Indochina, Vietnam's neighbours went through profound changes; Laos was handed over to the communists without much fanfare, while Cambodia was torn apart by the war and then devastated by the victorious Khmer Rouge. ... Highlights of the programme are the secret ... Read more
A shy, unattractive young woman comes to live in a commune in a large house by the river. She is out of place in the relaxed ... atmosphere of the group, and wins only an amused tolerance from its members. ... Her only close friendship is with another 'outsider , a 12 year old orphan boy. During ... Read more
Two organisers of the Turkish trade union Disk tell of the maltreatment and torture of hundreds of their members since the military coup of September, 1980. ... Read more
The subject of loselaita's "Open Letter" is Paris seen in all its idiosyncrasies and preciousness by an ironic and highly observant "Eastern Eye". A film that rests placidly on its exhilarating montage and the thin but strong thread of its argument. ... Read more
"Life is a Novel"—Gothic novel, fairy tale and philosophical puzzle all in one seeming reputation of Napoleon's truism "la ... vie n'est pas un roman" (probably his version of "life wasn't meant to be easy"). ... The film opens deep in the Ardennes forest at the turn of the century A man of ... Read more
When Csaba, a rowdy quick-tempered labourer, is released from gaol for having stabbed a man in a drunken brawl, he ... finds his wife, Eva, living with another man, Miklos. A quick divorce follows, but owing to the housing shortage in Budapest the three are forced to live under the same roof. ... Read more
This film represents two moods through the presentation of contrasting visuals and music. Images of confinement are disrupted by the intrusion of the other seemingly bizarre and conflicting scenes. The disruption of mood slowly sends the first into confusion and forces a confrontation with the ... Read more
A child's impression of a small country town in New Zealand during a visit by Queen Elizabeth II. ... Read more
The police pick up a seemingly neglected man who has no identification papers, who cannot speak, and who appears to ... have lost his memory. ... Examinations by doctors and the police ... both fail to throw any light on his origin and the reasons for his inability to speak. Further attempts at ... Read more
In attempt to answer the question: What motivates someone to run mile after mile experiencing loneliness, pain and self-doubt? ... Read more
Though beautifully made and acted, "Meantime" is definitely I minority-audience film. It concerns an East End family Husband, wife, two grown sons, Mark a cynic, and Colin, a bit simple-minded. The three men are all out of work, and they live a shabby, bored existence on welfare. ... A sister ... Read more
A touching record of how a small American town annually commemorates its fallen soldiers and sailors from past wars ... Read more
A father's intimate and passionate plea for a peaceful world in which to raise his new born son. Employs innovative animation techniques. ... Read more
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