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THE GIVEN WORD (Anselmo Duarte, 1962)
In this adaptation of a play by Dias Gomes, the director has transited the action to the streets cafes and church steps of Salvador, Brazil. It is a story of simple faith in conflict with sophisticat… Read more

The God Within (June Goodfield, 1962)
A searching enquiry into the bases of philosophy, which begins when men are perplexed and seek the answers to many questions. From this curiosity, science begins. The film takes us back in history so… Read more

THE GRIM REAPER (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1962)
BertoIucci's first film (1962) starts like a thriller: The body of a woman is found on a river bank near a suburban park in Rome, and the police interrogate a number of people who were seen in the vi… Read more

THE HANDS (John G. Contes, 1962)
In a very small village somewhere upon the earth lived a very old man, who knew everything — an infuriating notion for the young boys of the village. They had a meeting to try and find somethin… Read more

The Happy Man (Stefan Topaldjikov, 1962)
This animated film reveals what lies hidden hehind the facade of prosperity and happiness reflected by the skyscrapers of the metropolis. ... Read more

The Heart of Scotland (Laurence Henson, 1962)
Stirlingshire, in the heart of Scotland, is the subject. The commentary, by the Welsh poet John Ormond, tells the country's historical past, and of its present worth. Made with emotion, the film is i… Read more

The Light (Ferenc Kósa, 1962)
This study of smiths attending steeam hammers revolves around a parallel between their work and recreation. ... Read more

The Lightning Conductor (Todor Dinov, 1962)
A stylised animated film about a lightning conductor which gleams in the glistening sun, but hides when a storm breaks. Award: A.G.I.S. Cup, Rimini Festival. ... Read more

The Living Pattern (Ralph Sheldon, 1962)
A survey of ihe wild life of Britain and the place of each creature in The complex pattern of nature. The film shows the steps that are taken to preserve this balance and includes many memorable sequ… Read more

The Machine (D. Szczechura, 1962)
A satirical account of the construction of a giant machine. ... Read more

The Magic World of Karel Zeman (Zdenek Rozkopal, 1962)
This is a vivid demonstration of the techniques used by Zeman in his fantasy films. ... Read more

The Magician (Tadeusz Makarczynski, 1962)
This is a parable about the seduction and subjugation of young minds for military ends. ... Grand Prix, Bergamo Festival. ... Read more

THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (John Frankenheimer, 1962)
Resurrected after 25 years in Frank Sinatra's vaults John Frankenheimer's long-suppressed political satire still stimulates audiences with its verve, dash and morally pointed wit. ... Contrary to rum… Read more

The Most (Gordon Sheppard, 1962)
Like last year's Festival film Lonely Boy, this film is shaped round the comments of the hero and his associates. The subject is Hugh Hefner, founder, editor and publisher of 'Playboy', and the film … Read more

The New Traders (Sydney Latter, 1962)
Originally made for African audiences, the film shows, how modern trading is beginning to replace the tradi­tional markets of the Guinea Coast. ... Read more

The Nurses' Story (T. Holliday, 1962)
Story of a girl who found her vocation in nursing. Kodak Silver Medallion for best Black and White photography. ... Read more

THE OBSESSED (Károly Makk, 1962)
The film tells of a hydro-engineer who is sent to the waste sands of the barren Hungarian puszta to investigate water resources for irrigating the land. He is disillusioned with all the Government hi… Read more

The Orator (Bretislav Pojar, 1962)
A brief anecdotal story of a fanatical orator who pro­duces and polishes a speech which evokes unexpected images in the minds of his listeners. ... Read more

The Race (Günter Rätz, 1962)
An animated film which uses electronic music to desribe how Short and Long stage a race. Award: "International Technical Prize", Moscow Festival. ... Read more

The Rainmakers (M. Graham, 1962)
The story of rainmaking experiments in Australia conducted by the C.S.I.R.O. Australian Film Awards, Documentary Section, Special Award "for scientific photography". ... Read more

The Reality of Karel Appel (Jan Vrijman, 1962)
This study of a famous Dutch action painter is both exciting and unusual. Photographed in his Paris studio and in the city itself, we see the artist first gathering inspiration in his walks and then … Read more

The Remu Cemetery (Edward Etler, 1962)
Without commentary, the film explores an old Jewish cemetary in Poland. Award: Silver Sail, Locarno Festival. ... Read more

The Schools (Richard Cawston, 1962)
B.B.C. television interviewers seek out headmasters and teachers working in Britain's vast educational system to discuss the advantages or drawbacks of the various types of schools Passionate persona… Read more

The Shape of Plastics (Alan Pendry, 1962)
A colourful, idiomatic presentation of the British plastics industry. It shows the role of the research chemist, takes a quick look at production and dazzles the viewer with examples of consumer good… Read more

THE SPAG (M) (Giorgio Mangiamele, 1962)
A portrait of growing up as a newly arrived migrant in 1950s Melbourne, The Spag revolves around Giovannino, a young Italian paperboy. When his father dies, his mother wants to return to Italy, but G… Read more

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