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Films In 1962

An amusing TV commercial selling biscuits. Australian Film Awards, TV Advertising Section, Silver Award. ... Read more
Using a combination of animation and live action shots, this is a humorous explanation of vibration - particularly in connection with the production of gramophone records. ... Read more
The film depiets the drawings of Josef Herman, the leading British realist who has continued the humanist tradition of Daumier, Millet and Van Gogh, and has found for the miners, peasants and fishermen of our time, a common language. This screening is the film's World Premiere. ... Read more
A man and a woman quarrel in the street. Others take sides, and a brawl begins. The police finally intervene and justice is carried out in a manner befitting this stylised, slap-stick satire. ... Read more
Highly stylised, this film uses pixilated motion to tell an anecdote about an affray in a street. ... Read more
Presented with little commentary, the film is a candid camera study of children being very much themselves in the special world of the kindergarten classroom. The children's freedom from inhibition in the presence of three cameras makes a fascinating study for the curious adult. ... Read more
The true story of the accidental discovery of gold in the Klondike by one Hector Heathcote, who, of course, secured no credit for his achievement. ... Read more
Daily life in a Korean farm village throughout the four seasons of the year is interwoven with traditional customs and events such as birthday ceremonies, New Year's Day and kite flying. ... Read more
The film, based on a novel by Chekhov, tells about a young musician who, in Tzarist days, had a swim in a river before setting out to play at a ball but had all his clothes stolen. He hid in a wash-house hoping to be able to borrow some clothes when darkness fell, and met there a young girl who was ... Read more
The film is content merely to walk among Douanier Rousseau's paintings, into a world beyond reality, to the heart of the painter's dream. ... Read more
Diverse animation techniques cieate in this film a cruel and absurd world from which escape is impossible — anyone caught up in this Kafka-like nightmare can only persist, undeterred. ... Read more
The wild life on and around Lake St. Lucia, a game reserve in Natal. The magnificent photography shows unusual and interesting events such as the hatching of crocodile eggs. ... Read more
Beginning with shots of the old master, Pan Tienshou, at work, the film presents some of the chief features of Chinese landscape painting. ... Read more
In 15th century France, a pilgrim loses his companions in a forest. When he eventually reaches a village, he is given work by a fisherman but the rest of ihe village rejects him because they believe that a lost pilgrim is abandoned by God. . . . ... Read more
A lone autumn leaf hangs on a maple tree high in the mountains. The wind shakes it loose — we follow its journey as it soars through the air,hovers on a ledge and finally alights on a stream where it is caught by the current and earned off into the shadows. ... Read more
Using live action clips, still photography, and various animation techniques, Richard Williams illustrates a lecture given by Christopher Logue on the human situation. Awards: Gold Prize, Mannheim Festival; Special Jury Prize, Annecy Festival. ... Read more
The Olive Trees of Justice was made min Algeria by a young American, James Blue, who has lived in Bab-el-Oued for the past two years. Set in Algiers during what are tactfully called "les evenements", it tells a simple story of a young man born in Algeria but since settled in Paris, who comes home ... Read more
Li Shuang-Shuang is perhaps the most outstanding film yet made about life in the Chinese countryside. Through the clashes between an ordinary peasant and his wife, in a people's commune, it reflects the conflict between the old and the new. Although different in temperament, Shuang-Shuang and her ... Read more
This is a concise exposition of the various types of lithgraphic printing, using exciting colour and a jazz score. ... Special Jury Prize, Tours Festival. ... Read more
London's traditional sights. . . the fim conjures up the moods of a variety of London scenes and events throughout the day and night. ... Read more
Wolf Koenig and Roman Kroitor's documentary on singer Paul Anka is a remarkable study of pop-star adulation and a seminal work in this now commonplace field. ... Read more
A film with a moral? When it comes to love, no one really has it good, especially stuffed alligators named Charlie. Award: Diploma of Merit, Edinburgh Festival. ... Read more
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A spectacular series of views from a trip through the mountain chain of the Pyrenees. ... Read more
One of the year's most personal films, unmistakably the work of its creator - writer turned directo, Pier Paolo Pasolini - Mamma Roma is about an ageing prostitute who breaks from her pimp in an attempt to reform her son and get him a respectable job as a waiter. Pasolini has discovered for himself ... Read more
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