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Films In 1957

Antonioni's film about working people is set in the bleak winter landscape of the Po Valley. Aldo is abandoned, together with his child, by his lover, Irma, who deserts him tor another man. His life is shattered and nothing but death can free him from the memory of a love that had become his whole ... Read more
Manolette, at 30 the greatest matador in the world, came out of retirement one day in August, 1947, to fight the young challenger, Luis Dominguin. This is the record of the great public match of their skills on the afternoon when death came to Manolette. ... Read more
A report on German expressionist paintings in the Detroit Institute of Arts. The "revolt" was against the complacency of the 19th century visible in the portraiture of the period. The works shown are by Kandinsky, Marc, Kolde, Schmidt-Rossloff, Beck-mann, Kokoschka and Klee. ... Read more
Recreated from old photographs and early cinematic material, The Flying Dane is the story of J. C. Ellehammer who, in 1908. was one of the first men to fly a powered aircraft. His time aloft &ndash: 11 seconds. ... Read more
A film on the theme of Australia's water problem and its solution in one part of Australia. The first section shows the tragedy of too much water and the devastation of floods. The second section deals with drought, the loss of stock and the abandonment of property due to too little water. The ... Read more
This affectionate and nostalgic film describes a day in the life of an old Corsican fisherman and his 10-year old son, showing their contact with the tourists begin­ning lo invade the island. ... Read more
For many years, in the name of social realism. a sterile view imposed itself upon Soviet cinema. Now, by contrast, certain directors have returned to the stylistic elements of the great silent Soviet cinema for inspiration. Aesthetically this means a re-integration of lyricism with realism. The ... Read more
Although film production has been going on in Argentina since the early days of the cinema, The House of the Angelt is the first feature film from this country to be widely shown abroad. Made by by young Argentine director of Swedish origin, Leopoldo Torre Nilsson, if has its main theme — the ... Read more
In the far north of Norway, several hundred miles beyond the Arctic Circle, a vast area of mountains and roadless tundra is the home of the Laplander. Europe's last nomadic people. Theirs is a land where the midnight sun makes summer an endless day of glowing colours, while winter means continual ... Read more
Based on an old Japanese legend, this silhouette-film tells how the young god Susano &ndash: o &ndash: Nomikoto saved the life of the young prince by killing. the eight-headed giant snake. ... Read more
The life history and habits of this peculiar bird, which does not brood its eggs but lays them in the earth. ... Read more
This unusual film records how the Mallee Fowl incubates its eggs in a bed of organic matter in a mound of earth. ... Read more
An impressionistic account of the training methods used in America's famed Marine Corps. The film makes all its points with images and a soundtrack recorded in an actual camp. ... Read more
Without commentary, the film presents the famous painting by Breughel. ... Read more
The film traces in brief the whole development of man's methods of measuring time, from the days when the sun was his clock. ... Read more
Karl often leaves his sisters and steals away to lay traps for birds. One day a wild boar pushes him into a pit but he is rescued by the aid of a clever rook. ... Read more
The buildings and bridges, the people and their lives viewed from the Seine as it flows through Paris. ... Read more
In the summer of 1832, a hawker travelled over hill and dale to the farms, villages and castles of Southern France, Everywhere his lovely wares were in great demand. But tragedy followed in his wake. First one customer, then whole families die. What is the explanation, who is this diabolical man ... Read more
The story of Africa, of its trees and forests, once inaccessible and unknown, and of its people &ndash: showing the results of forestry pioneering in Northern Nigeria. ... Read more
The Sunday walk of the mice family and their meeting a little blue mouse. An amusing little cartoon on a serious theme - the effect of the colour bar. ... Read more
The film shows the beginnings of bowls up to present day greens with champions showing their various styles and finer points of the game. The latest bowling greens throughout Australia are shown. ... Read more
Written and Directed by Nya' Abbas Acup, who was to become Indonesia's most famous director of comedies, this Indonesian spoof of the American western—complete with main street dominated by a villain quick on the draw (with his machete)—was selected by the New York Asian Society to open ... Read more
Japan's most esteemed director, Akira Kurosawa. had long considered making a Japanese version of "Macbeth". The result is Throne of Blood, a film in which Kurosawa's thought and skill have perfectly placed the original plot in a thirteenth century Japanese setting. ... Cast in an era of civil ... Read more
A film about toy trains-mostly old. A journey from roundhouse and yards to station, and out through countryside and village to destination. Characters and props are al! real toys. ... Read more
Set against the background of the burning plains of Northern Nigeria and the historic walled city of Kano, this is the story of Nigeria's growing exports of raw hides and skins to the western world. ... Read more
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