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IF THE WIND FRIGHTENS YOU (Emile Degélin, 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 w… Read more

In the Wake of the Stars (M. McDonald, 1960)
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

INNOCENT SORCERERS (Andrzej Wajda, 1960)
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 doct… Read more

Introduction to Denmark (Henning Nystad, 1960)
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

Introduction to Feedback (Charles Eames, Ray Eames, 1960)
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 (Bert Stern, 1960)
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 recor… Read more

Jet (Lauritz Falk, 1960)
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 … Read more

Kabuki (Ginsaku Tobe, 1960)
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… Read more

Kew Gardens (William McLeod, 1960)
The film shows many aspects of the horticultural research carried out at Kew Gardens, London. ... Read more

LA DOLCE VITA (M) (Federico Fellini, 1960)
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 revoluti… Read more

LA NOTTE (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960)
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… Read more

Le peau de chagrin (Vladimir Kristl, Ivo Vrbanić, 1960)
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, Vancouv… Read more

Lines Vertical - Lines Horizontal (Norman McLaren, 1960)
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… Read more

Lines Vertical/Lines Horizontal (Norman McLaren, Evelyn Lambart, 1960)
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 Maur… Read more

LOLA (Jacques Demy, 1960)
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 tak… Read more

Look Out! (Jirí Brděcka, 1960)
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 carto… Read more

LOS GOLFOS (Carlos Saura, 1960)
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 t… Read more

Lotu (Cecil Holmes, 1960)
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

LOVE'S CONFUSION (Slatan Dudlow, 1960)
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… Read more

MACARIO (Roberto Gavaldon, 1960)
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 an… Read more

Machines to Move the Mail (Harvey Harrison, 1960)
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

Main Street, Africa (Denis Mitchell, 1960)
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

MARK TWAIN'S AMERICA (, 1960)
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. … Read more

Michelin (Etienne Raik, 1960)
This advertising film develops around a joyful melody, whistled by an invisible driver; landscapes unfold and tyres spin in the air. ... Read more

MIRROR OF MAN (John W. Ziegler, 1960)
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 sel… Read more

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