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Films Screened In 1986

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Part of the direct-on-film series a series of films made by working directly on the film surface without a camera. Scratching bleaching, drawing with felt pens, and letraset, are some of the techniques used to develop a vibrating image married to a series of photographs. ... Read more
In 1963 Granada Television commissioned Michael Apted and Paul Almond to produce 7 UP — a 40 minute documentary based on interviews with 14 seven-year-old children from diverse class and regional backgrounds. The children talked candidly about their ambitions, their hopes and their plans for ... Read more
The original film that began Michael Apted's lifelong obsession to follow the lives of 14 seven-year-olds documented at seven year intervals. (28UP his latest instalment, is also being screened at this Festival.) In 7UP the extremes of the British class system are already obvious — from ... Read more
In this subtle visual history, the Jewish cemetery at Weissensee (now in East Berlin) and its evocative gravestones become an archeological window into a Berlin that no longer exists On the soundtrack is the authentic testimony of ex-Berliners who recall the cemetery and the world represented there. Read more
A CANTERBURY TALE a 1944 black and white production by Powell and Pressburger. was the first of their productions to be restored by the British National Film Archive The American release version of this originally 124 minute film was cut by 30 minutes The full English release version was restored ... Read more
A Hungarian emigree who has lived in many countries. including Australia, made this personal experimental documentary incorporating Hungarian folksongs a lullaby she used to sing to her children, and the recitation by her son of a story he wrote when he was in 6th grade. "I am a woman who enjoys ... Read more
M ... oshe shy and sheltered Hasidic jew living in New York City suffers contusion and conflict when he is attracted to a non-orthodox young woman Delicate amusing and telling. ... Read more
This film's-title refers not only to Basil lights classic British documentary THE SONG OF CEYLON but also to a name erased from the map of the world, for there is no country officially named Ceylon Invoking this idea of absence this film pursues a certain phantasy or The body, a somewhat abstract ... Read more
Based on an original screenplay by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. A TIME TO DIE is the first film from Colombian director Jorge Ali Triana. ... Juan Sayago has just been released from an 18 year |ail sentence for murdering a man he once argued with at a cockfight. Returning to his village, Juan encounters ... Read more
This film is an account of women s life in the zenana (women's quarters])of Dhrangadra, in northern India, the seal of power of the Jhala Rajputs until 1947. The film unfolds through songs, dances and stories of several palace women, including the Maharini (wife of the Mahraja). She and others ... Read more
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An ‘outsiders' view of the USA, dealing with the “institutions of immigration” and questions of nationalism. ... Read more
At Bukoki, a quarter of Niamey in the scrap market an old man collects old jam and beer cans and old car batteries Back in his workshop, he melts them down and recycles them into pots, spoons and ladles, to sell in the market. ... Read more
Leading US experimental filmmaker presents two contrasting Americans against a background of the politics and music of the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies ... Read more
An international anthology of animators the film s 22 segments (each approximately 15 seconds) are drawn by 22 different animators of nine different nationalities. ... Read more
Anne Trister is a 25 year old Jewish art student who, after the death of her father, abandons Switzerland, her mother and her lover for a new life in Montreal. ... She moves in with a Jewish emigre friend, Alex, and begins to recreate a fresh environment, but she is so pained by her father's death ... Read more
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Director Hiroshi Teshigahara apparently decided to make this documentary in 1959, when he first visited Europe, with his father and discovered the works of dynamic Spanish architect Antonio Gaudi in Barcelona. ... Regarded by many as a genius, Gaudi died in a tragic accident in 1926, but left a ... Read more
Innovative animation about Celeste s search for her dreams in the vacuum tube of television myths while hotly pursued by Heathcliffe. ... Read more
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