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Shell Spirit (John Heyer, 1962)
John Heyer's experiment in condensing the impressions of fast car travel. ... Read more

SIBERIAN LADY MACBETH (Andrzej Wajda, 1962)
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 t… Read more

Sky (John Feeney, 1962)
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

Song About Iron (Ágoston Kollányi, 1962)
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

Sounding the Surface (A. J. Seiler, 1962)
An evocation of water, through movement, colour and sound. ... Read more

Speak (John Latham, 1962)
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Stone Sonata (Carmen Dâ'Avino, 1962)
A strange world of brightly coloured stones. ... Read more

STRANGERS IN THE CITY (Rick Carrier, 1962)
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 Un… Read more

SUN AND SHADOW (Rangel Vylchanov, 1962)
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 f… Read more

Sunday on the River (Gordon Hitchens, Ken Resnick, 1962)
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

Tales of the Street Corner (Osamu Tezuka, 1962)
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 oft… Read more

Tassili N'Ajjer (J. D. Lajoux, 1962)
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 p… Read more

Teeth Is Money (Eddy Ryssack, 1962)
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

THE AEGEAN TRAGEDY (Basil N. Maros, 1962)
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 succee… Read more

THE BREAD OF OUR FORMER YEARS (Herbert Vesely, 1962)
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… Read more

The Bride Who Died Twice (Ida Lupino, 1962)
... ... 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 t… Read more

The Cattle Carters (Derek Williams, 1962)
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 thro… Read more

The Ceiling (Vera Chytilová, 1962)
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 gra… Read more

The Chinese Screen (Edmond Agabra, 1962)
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. ... Dip… Read more

The Concert of Mr. and Mrs. Kabal (Walerian Borowczyk, 1962)
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

The Cross Country Runner (Mark McCarty, 1962)
An allegorical satire, showing the adventures of a group of contestants in a cross-country race. ... Read more

The Ever Changing Motor Car (George Dunning, Alan Ball, 1962)
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 happ… Read more

THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL (Luis Buñuel, 1962)
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 … Read more

THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL (Luis Buñuel, 1962)
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 … Read more

The Flying Man (George Dunning, 1962)
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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