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Films In 1962

John Heyer's experiment in condensing the impressions of fast car travel. ... Read more
Andrzej Wajda, famed Polish director of the trilogy, A Generation, Kanal and Ashes and Diamonds, was engaged by Avala Films of Belgrade to adapt for the screen the story "Lady Macbeth of Mtensk" by the Russian nineteenth-century writer, Leskov. Wajda tells, with great simplicity and considerable ... Read more
From the height of the Rockies, on the rim of the Alberta plains, the stop-motion camera catches and condenses the spectacle of one day in the life of the sky. ... Read more
An expressive realisation of the art of Janos Perez, a young painter who exchanged the brush for the hammer to create in iron. ... Read more
An evocation of water, through movement, colour and sound. ... Read more
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A strange world of brightly coloured stones. ... Read more
This initial feature film by independent Rick Carrier is about the disintergration of a Puerto Rican family whilst attempting to adjust themselves to hostile tenement life. Recently arrived in the United States, the family, Jose Alvarez, his wife Antonia, their teenage children Elena and Filipe ... Read more
A Bulgarian boy, and a girl from some western country, chance to meet on a Black Sea beach; they talk, and fall in love. A series of simple themes is used to reveal their character, highlight their feelings and catch the delicate quality of their relationship. The girl is headstrong, yet sensitive ... Read more
A lyrical, socially meaningful statement about Negroes in New York City - an informal survey of the Harlem way of life. Bronze Medal, Venice Film Festival. ... Read more
Tezuka's work can loosely be divided into three distinct modes of production: his manga—where he could elaborate his ideas with total control, his TV series and manga derived features-which often transformed his manga ideas, and shorts designed for international film festivals-where he could ... Read more
In the heart of the Eastern Sahara, in the rocky moun­tain mass of Tassili des Ajjers, some prehistoric wall-pamtmgs have just been discovered. These, in their rich variety, bear witness to the presence of important colonies which followed each other through the ages right up to our own era ... Read more
Once upon a time there was a man who made his fortune in toothpaste ... A satire on big business methods realised with 387 drawings. ... Read more
For many years prior to the Second World War, the Balkans was a hotbed of intrigue, revolution and counter-revolution. The sudden deaths of eminent statesmen were commonplace and dictatorships succeeded governments with bewildering rapidity. In the centre of all this intrigue, and sometimes ... Read more
Young Walter Fendrich lives a middle-class life in a big city. The times of distress, when the possesion of a piece of bread was the measure of all things, belongs to the past. He has a steady job, a bank account, and is engaged to his boss's daughter. But Hedwig Mueller, a girl from hjs former ... Read more
... ... In the introductory Boris Karloff commentary (the only recurring gimmick of the Thriller series) to The Bride Who Died Twice, there is a surprising insistence on the difficulty of believing that the events depicted could ever have happened-an obvious last-ditch attempt to play down the ... Read more
Each year thousands of cattle are moved from the great cattle properties of north-west Australia to the railhead for shipment to southern markets. This film tells the story of one of these trips through 800 miles of some of the most picturesque country in Australia. A trip carried out as a ... Read more
This film is by one of Czechoslovakia's few women directors — part documentary, part acted. It is a skilful record of the development of a young uni­versity student who turns model, and gradually realises that her new career, with its intrigues and scepticism, can result in nothing but ... Read more
Are life and death different manifestations of the same Impulse passing from one being to another? In this film we have the haunting evocation of a legend through a study of a Chinese screen. ... Diploma of Merit, Edinburgh Festival. ... Read more
A stylised and macabre satire of a piano recital by Mrs Kabal which is so ruined by her husbands interruptions that she exacts a fearful revenge. ... Read more
An allegorical satire, showing the adventures of a group of contestants in a cross-country race. ... Read more
Imaginative animation is used in this cartoon, which forms a mock-serious study of the changes in design and colour of the motor car. The reasons for the changes are investigated and we are left happier if no wiser. First Prize, Venice Film Festival. ... Read more
Guests arrive at an elegant dinner party to find that the servants have mysteriously disappeared. At the end of the party all the guests find excuses not to leave. It soon becomes clear that none of them can leave. The room seems to have some secret power which holds them there. Undeterred, they ... Read more
In the best surrealist tradition, the opening credit of The Exterminating Angel warns that "from the standpoint of pure reason there is no explanation" for Buñuel's brilliant, disconcertingly funny joke which forms the premise of this film. Guests at a bourgeois party following an evening at ... Read more
This simple story, about a man who can fly and another who tries, is an enjoyable divertissement using water-colours. ... Read more
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