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Films In 1960

Pierre and Claude, brother and sister, spend their holidays camping on the sands of the North Sea coast. Living together and seeing the same people the year round has created between them a bond to which they are but slowly awakening. They understand each other too well, and this creates between ... Read more
The manufacture of aircraft in Holland, Britain and U.S.A., and scenes of tourist interest in Paris, Rome, London and New York and the Australian outback. ... Read more
From his fine trilogy on the subject of war and its aftermath, Andrzej Wajda turns to the gentler subject of young intellectuals in Warsaw. The innocent sorcerers of the film's title are a young doctor, Andrzej, a jazz drummer in his spare time, with a reputation for being a gay dog, and a young ... Read more
Here is a heterogeneous mixture of what constitutes Denmark. The film tells of the country's scenery and industries, its tourist attractions and its culture. ... Read more
The cycle of measuring, evaluating and correcting in electronic data-processing equipment is called feedback. This film is an ingenious visualization of these concepts. ... Read more
Jazz On A Summer's Day is the first and archetyp­al concert film, the progenitor of Woodstock, The T.A.M.I. Show etc. Columbia Records, which at the time (1958) owned most of the great jazz recording artists, hired top international photog­rapher Bert Stern to cover the Newport, Rhode ... Read more
Since the dawn of time, man has longed to fly. This film, using the symbolic language of ballet, shows the history of aviation with particular em¬phasis on the principles and construction of jet aircraft. Jet received an Award of Merit from the San Francisco Festival. ... Read more
The Kabuki, the classical drama of Japan dates back some 350 years and is still performed today. During its long history, it has absorbed much of Japan's traditional entertainment arts and has always been popular. This film presents a picture of its beauty and grandeur through its various forms and ... Read more
The film shows many aspects of the horticultural research carried out at Kew Gardens, London. ... Read more
Arguably one of the greatest directors to have ever lived, Fellini forever changed the way we watched, understood and made film. This year MIFF is holding a special, one-off screening of his revolutionary 1960 opus, La Dolce Vita, featuring a fully restored print courtesy of Gucci and The Film ... Read more
In "La Nolle", Antonioni renews the theme of "L'Avventura" with extended and refined style. The story is told allusively at first, with frequent interpolations. It is only after a great many external impressions have been assimilated, and the characters have defined themselves in their situation ... Read more
One of the classics in animation, and a superb adaptation of the Balzac tale of self-deception and nightmarish horror. Kristl's powers as a poet dominate the whole of the film. ... 1st Prize, Vancouver, 1961. ... Read more
Lines in pure design — an attempt by Norman McLaren to create art interesting pattern entirely from straight lines engraved directly on plain black film. ... The effect in is of decorous ballet through close prescribed figures The lines whirl, seperate, circle and close up with infinite ... Read more
An abstract film by McLaren and Evelyn Lambart in which a sheaf of lines gyrates, groups and re-groups in harmony to music. The musical accompaniment to Lines Vertical was composed and played by Maurice Blackburn; in Lines Horizontal, Pete Seeger plays the music on wind and string instruments ... Read more
Lola is a fable about the different kinds of love, and one of its chief joys is in watching it work itself out, slowly, iineluctably, and above all, elegantly. Lola herself is a cabaret girl; she takes what passes for love lightly, but dreams that one day her first lover will return to claim her ... Read more
This sharp little anti-war film carries a surpisingly lasting after-effect, Between a prologue and epilogue of war, a bitterly humorous "thumb-nail''' history of weapons is given in an animated cartoon of unusual style and originality. ... Read more
Carlos Saura, young director of this Spanish film, depicts a Spain rarely seen on the screen. Shot entire!y on location, Los Golfos concerns a group of hooligans who live in a Madrid suburb. Hoping to raise themselves into society, they decide to collect enough money to enable one of their members ... Read more
An account of some European and indigenous people who live and work in New Britain during the pre-independence period in New Guinea. ... Read more
Dieter is a medical student, Sonia is studying art, Siegi works in an office, Eddy is a mason. Dieter and Sonia are in love, so are Siegi and Eddy. But Siegi is fickle and Dieter is unsure of himself. Both couples quarrel and Sonia becomes engaged to Eddy and Siegi to Dieter. But, naturally, true ... Read more
Macurio is an allegorical fantasy about an im­poverished Mexican woodcutter; having performed an act of great unselfishness, he is given power io heal the sick. With his power he achieves fame and riches but is accused, by the Inquisition of wizardry, and finds himself ultimately at the mercy ... Read more
A survey of the electronic equipment developed by the G.P.O in Britain to deal with the ever increasing number of letters, packets and parcels sent through the post. ... Read more
An impression of life and opinion in a small, prosperous South African town, where most of the white inhabitants are strong supporters of the government and of apartheid. ... Read more
A filmic record of Mark Twain's America, effectively using contemporary prints of that period. The use of photographs to tell an historical story is not a new technique, although this film by N.B.C. Television is probably one of the longest and most elaborate. The subject matter is selected to ... Read more
This advertising film develops around a joyful melody, whistled by an invisible driver; landscapes unfold and tyres spin in the air. ... Read more
This hour-long film is a statement on behalf of contemporary art. It presents the movement from the first break with classical form to our art expression of today. Paintings used in the film were selected from the 1958 Retrospective Exhibition at the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh, which ... Read more
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