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Films In 1962

The film says a few words about human failings by distorting or situations until, at the peak of absurdity, we reach a moment of insight. ... Read more
This film is an attempt to speak some bitter words of truth about human beings. One might call it a philosophical grotesque or a pantomimic etude. ... Read more
The consequences of a dance of matches comprises this cautionary film. ... Read more
A young man sits on the terrace of a Moniparnasse cafe from all the strangers around, will one respond to the anguish of a lonely man? ... Best Fiction Film, Oberhausen Festival. Diploma of Merit, Bilbao Festival. ... Read more
Impressions of a journey observed with an eye for social phenomena. In a tour-de-force compression of timer closely edited io a percussion score, the peripatetic camera telescopes impressionistic visuals. ... Read more
An animated version of Stephen Leacock's famous short story of a young man who is intimidated by everything connected with banking. ... Read more
This comedy of modern Japanese life follows the adventures of a carefree wandering tramp with most of his belongings on his back and his savings plastered to his waist under his rags. He is managing very comfortably until a pretty colleague runs off with his money and two abandoned orphans attach ... Read more
In an isolated town, a lonely family lives in the so-called "widow's house". The family consists of Madam Chung-sook, Okhee, her six-year-old daughter, Okhee's grandmother, and the house-maid, Songhwan-taik. One day a guest from Seoul visits the house and becomes a lodger, and as the days pass ... Read more
An attempt to capture the spirit that animated the ancient University of Nalanda. By giving a brief account of its scholastic activities, the film highlights the intellectual catholicity that prevailed there. ... Read more
Using live photography and animation, the film demonstrates the importance of a properly balanced diet, and how to achieve it. ... Read more
In the austere and dramatic Mariiitne Alps of France, Sutherland draws directly from nature for the themes of his paintings. He is fascinated by nature's opposing forces — the gentleness and violence, the decay and fertility — and his emotional response translates selected natural ... Read more
A modern ballad of a passionate motorist. The hero of Jiri Trnka's puppet film was born with a craze for speed; this motif is recorded in six variations. ... Read more
Sidney discovers a wrecked ship loaded with peanuts, but an ape disputes his right to the cargo. ... Read more
Vukotic's best film, mixing live action with animation. ... Read more
Monitor cameras spend a day — from dawn until midnight — with four young artists who between them have won critical acclaim, exhibition prizes and Art Council awards. Each of them has sought inspiration in the world of pop singers, pin-ups, spacemen, wrestling and the Twist. ... Read more
The activities of the port at work under the vigiiant care of the Port Authorities. Second Prize, Public Relations Section, "for translating a port's activities into human and often poetic terms". Kodak Silver Medallion for best colour photography. ... Read more
The film tells of the development of the Australian tradition, using pictures from contemporary sources as well as ballads, songs and commentary. ... Read more
Albert Camus joined the French resistance movement and, in 1945, became the editor of "Combat". Trained in philosophy, he preached rebellion against the absurd­ity of human life. This film does not try to present a biography: it examines the settings which were familiar to Camus, whilst making ... Read more
A fresh, impromptu, and charming study of children applying paint and crayon. The unrehearsed result disarmingly conveys the stimulation of art on the young mind. ... Read more
The film reviews the discovery of rare gases and their application in the modern world. ... Read more
At the age when most North American boys have their eyes on cars, there are a few whose ideal is fleetness of foot. Such is one eighteen-year-old Bruce Kidd, seen in this film. The point of view is a classic one. The commentary, by W. H. Auden, analyses the spirit of running, rather than the ... Read more
A colourful account fo a Malayan village feast. ... Read more
Following the course of the Saguenay River in eastern Quebec from its source, the camera catches the mood and beauty of the river as it builds towards a savage thrust against the dams which divert its power to create electricity. The climax is reached in the magical transmutation of raw bauxite to ... Read more
A group of young aspiring samurai, all highly serious and idealistic, meet Sanjuro, an older samurai. ... His appearance shocks them. He is dirty, unkempt and sloppy, and his manners at times the very opposite of the clean-cut, honourable image of a samurai. The contrast between the spick-and-span ... Read more
This film observes honey bees constantly for nearly a year, scientifically analysing their activities and the perfect order of the colony. ... Bronze Medal, Venice Festival. Second Prize, Padua Festival. ... Read more
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