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Films In 1959

This film describes the life and artistry of Harry van Tussenbroek, who is renowned throughout Holland for the delicacy and skill with which he makes puppets. The photography is beautiful, and the film culminates in a macabre "dream" performance of his puppets. ... Read more
Experiments on dams and reservoirs to prevent evaporation. ... Read more
The story deals with the scientific activity and everyday work and life of the young people sailing on drift-ice station "North Pole No. 8". ... Read more
Who could ever imagine that such a harmless pastime as making music was to be the cause of revolutionising a whole village? Yet this is what happened in the placid Dutch village of Lagerwiede. There are no streets in Lagerwiede, but picturesque canals, admired by visitors; and this means plenty of ... Read more
Fires on the Plain, like director Ichikawa's earlier Harp of Burma, is concerned with the futility and horror of war, and protests at the private suffering which comprises this social catastrophe. It reveals the Japanese army on the island of Leyte, in the final stages of defeat and disintegration ... Read more
Set In a remote grange on the Great Hungarian Plain. this lyrical film-poem sketches the hardship and poverty of peasant life through a simple triangle story of a girl farmworkerr a young man and the farmers unhappy wife. ... We are in1922. Sondor Varga, a young peasant lad, dreams of becoming a ... Read more
The film shows the traditional way in which the rural people of Malaya relax after the day's work and how they go about their sports and pastimes. ... Read more
In 1959, General Della Rovere received the Golden Lion Award at the Venice Festival and the O.I.C.C. Award; thus, it is the first significant film to be made in many years by the noted director of Open City. ... The story belongs to the time of the German occupation of Northern Italy. Bertone, a ... Read more
A modern story from China. It is mid-winter. In a city in Northeast China, a provincial ice-sports meeting is being held. In the women's 3,000 metres sprint Ting Shu-ping, a new star, unexpectedly defeats Wang Tung-yen who has been champion for many years. One of the spectators, Yu Li-ping, becomes ... Read more
This Venice Prize winning T.V. commercial is about two men discussing a dream ... Read more
The Grampians -: a wonderland of wildflowers. rocky crags, breathtaking views. The freshness of the landscape and the atmosphere of the place is effectively caught by this film for the traveller. ... Read more
The Grampians - a wonderland of wildflowers, rocky crags, breathtaking views - effectively caught by the camera. ... Read more
A most moving little study of the relics of the children of the Teresian ghetto who were executed by the Nazis. With the typical imagination of children, they drew in pencil and colored crayons everything they remembered from their former lives, their dreams and longings, as well as the horror and ... Read more
A young French actress has been making a film in Hiroshima. On the eve of her return to France she meets a Japanese architect. Hiroshima Mon Amour opens on their passionate embrace, she having discovered a love which revives memories of her first love in France, for a soldier of the German ... Read more
In cartoon form and without any deference to science, pro-historic man is satirically shown progressing from rubbing flints to splitting the atom. ... Read more
The land of Hans Anderson's fairy tales is the Denmark you will meet in this film, but it is inspired by a driver in the Copenhagen of today. A milkman takes his horse and milkcart on a holiday trip round Denmark. On their way they are joined by an American girl and the three of them see Denmark ... Read more
Once upon a time, there lived a beautiful princess. Suitors travelled from near and far to seek her hand in marriage, but she would have none of them, for her heart was won by a shepherd. One night the devil came and locked her up in a deep dark cave where she languished for many days until her ... Read more
This film was made in memory of the noted Hungarian sculptor, Gyorgy Goldmann. Award: Best Art-film, San Francisco Festival. ... Read more
This animated film tells how the puppet, Mirko, saves his friends from destruction by a spoilt prince. Award: Special Mention, Edinburgh Festival. ... Read more
Here is the Faust story told in the form of a tradi­tional Czech puppet play; it is also an experiment in widescreen techniques. Full of medieval magic and horror, the marvellous old puppet masks seem as effective today as at the time of their original use. The film is based on the medieval ... Read more
A filmed record of an address by John Grierson at the National Film Theatre, London, in which he speaks of the early documentary movement in Great Britain. ... Read more
The film tries to impress on Puerto Rican radio listeners the fact that advertisements pouring at them from the loudspeaker need not to be taken literally. ... Read more
An experimental film in which hand-painted illustrations have been set to music, ... Read more
The construction of the Kurobe Dam in an inaccessible valley of the Japanese Alps is under way. This film, shot in magnificent colour, records the breathtaking beauty of the scenery and the superhuman efforts of the workers who explored the site and started the work on the Dam. ... Read more
A film of an art exhibition which aimed at giving Portuguese children the opportunity of showing their impression of life around them. ... Read more
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