Skip to main content

Films Screened In 1984

A homage to Eisenstein utilising found library footage and original footage of "commutensed" Chicago today. ... Read more
Uses mirrors, superimposed images, moving cameras, optical printing and split screen to capture the features and ... atmosphere of a derelict hotel building. ... Read more
In 1969 in order save her medieval house, May Savage dismantled it, numbering all the separate pieces. With the use of eleven lorries, she moved from Ware, Herts., Wells-next-to-the-sea, Norfolk, where she is re-erecting and living in her house. ... This creative documentary captures the rhythm of ... Read more
A fascinating look at the Manitoba Women's Provincial Body ... Building Championship both from backstage and up front ... . ... Read more
Norman McLaren's 59th film, which opened the 1983 World Film Festival in Montreal, is one of the most ambitious in his ... long career, which started in 1933. The film is based on the Greek myth of the native youth who falls in love with his own image, and becomes the victim of excessive self love ... Read more
Ned Wethered was a family friend who died when Lee Whitmore was 15. In trying to remember him, she wrote down her own recollections; she went looking for ... photographs of him, but found only one; she recorded piano arrangements of three pieces he had composed. Then she began to draw pictures of ... Read more
John Pilger presents a documentary impression with interviews of Nicaraguan society under the present Sandinista ... Government, relates a brief history of the events of this century, and returns to protest against American intervention and the implicit support it receives from establishment media ... Read more
An animated examination of some of the seedier night clubs ... in Liverpool and the people who inhabit them. ... Read more
The Hibakusha are the survivors of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 The film follows a group of ... Hibakusha who attended a mass peace demonstration in New York in 1982. ... Instead of emphasising the physical suffering of the victims and their descendants, this documentary ... Read more
The ultimate in audience participation or "how to succeed on stage without a scriptwriter".A touring New Zealand theatre group invites members of the ... audience to describe events from their own lives which the actors then "playback". ... Read more
An Olympic runner carries the torch to the new games.The little man famous in Czech cartoons attempts to ... overcome obstacles whilst transporting the Olympic Flame. ... Read more
One of the “Conversation Pieces" series (another, "Early Bird", is also in this year's Festival) The series uses real-life conversations as the sound track to ... animated clay models. ... This film takes a conversation recorded in a probationary hostel, when one of the residents makes a request ... Read more
'One or the Other' portrays the troubled psyche of Alexandra Turner, a New York writer imprisoned by her own volatile ... imagination. The film opens with scenes from Alex's recent novel. Is it just ... fiction? Are her characters merely literary inventions—or alternative selves? ... The ... Read more
When Solzhenitsyn was given the Nobel Prize for Literature, he was unable to leave the Soviet Union to receive the award. He wrote a speech for that occasion, but it was never delivered. Later it was published in many languages, and it has been hailed as "one of his finest and most important ... Read more
This film is a portrait of a 12-year-old western boy who is living in Nepal and studying in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery as a monk. Ossian Kennard Maclise was born in Great Barrington, Mass., USA, to an English mother and an American father. ... When he was two he travelled with his parents to ... Read more
Altorjay emerged from Germany's "underground" to make this political sci-fi of life in East Berlin under authoritarian rule The events of the film take place in an Orwellian "Nerve Clinic", with fantasy escapes to a tropical paradise, plus an occasional song from pop star Heck. ... Read more
This film documents one of the most neglected aspects of the human condition Psychologists refer to this phenomenon as ... "the passionless moment" ... A series of slyly humorous observations on contemporary Australian life. ... Read more
Back in 1934, while he was on the dole, Paul Cadmus "The ... Fleet's inn" . A Hoganhian painting of sailors and whores having a good time, was withdrawn from an exhibition because it offended an admiral. This event became a national scandal, but the painting was not displayed again until 1981. ... Read more
From the 13th to 29th of July 1982, representatives from peace- organisations in Nordic countries and the Soviet Union Participated in a March against nuclear. Weapons. With thousands of other along the route, the march proceeded from Stockholm through Finland into the Soviet Union to Moscow and ... Read more
Two tales by Edgar Allan Poe and Villiers de L'Isle Adam provided the inspiration for the story of human suffering and people's indomitable hope. The combined film method ... used and subtle art conception guarantee an unusual presentation of these classical literary works. ... Read more
Satyaiit Ray, renowned film maker and author of children's books, has assisted his son, Sandip Ray, in his first venture into ... film directing a crisp and delightful thriller for children. ... Bablu, a 12-year-old boy from a wealthy family is kidnapped by a gang of criminals, but manages to ... Read more
The film follows the dance group of Pina Bausch in Germany, Italy and Avignon in France during her most recent European tour. It shows the working atmosphere, the presentation, the intense rehearsals, before and after each performance. An attempt is also made to talk privately to Bausch about her ... Read more
A cameo of Canadian artist, Paraskeve Clark an irascible and often touching Canadian artist, now 81 years old, whose work ... has won her a place in exhibitions and private collections. ... Read more
An abstract animation film in which a series of shapes rotate and evolve into other forms producing an illusion of depth. Colour, texture and super imposed-images undergo structural variations ... Read more
An amusing morality tale told in the manner of True Romance Comix. ... Read more
Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director