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Films In 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 sophistication, the evils of the city, the authoritarianism of the Church, and the power of politics. ... A ... Read more
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 some 2,500 years to Ionia, and shows how the concepts of chemistry, mathematics, physics and music ... Read more
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 vicinity before the murder. ... A former thief, a homosexual and the two boys he picked up, a man ... Read more
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 something that the otd man would not know. The youngest boy said, "Let us go and catch a small bird. I will ... Read more
This animated film reveals what lies hidden hehind the facade of prosperity and happiness reflected by the skyscrapers of the metropolis. ... Read more
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 impeccably photographed in colour. ... Read more
This study of smiths attending steeam hammers revolves around a parallel between their work and recreation. ... Read more
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
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 sequences of nature photography. ... Read more
A satirical account of the construction of a giant machine. ... Read more
This is a vivid demonstration of the techniques used by Zeman in his fantasy films. ... Read more
This is a parable about the seduction and subjugation of young minds for military ends. ... Grand Prix, Bergamo Festival. ... Read more
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 rumours of neo-Republican, ex-Democrat Sinatra's ideological motivations for withholding exhibition ... Read more
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 centres on a party at his home. The aim is not to demolish the hero but to give a candid portrait. ... Read more
Originally made for African audiences, the film shows, how modern trading is beginning to replace the tradi­tional markets of the Guinea Coast. ... Read more
Story of a girl who found her vocation in nursing. Kodak Silver Medallion for best Black and White photography. ... Read more
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 hindrance he has encountered in the past, and does not enthuse over his job. However he develops a ... Read more
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
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 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
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 his translation of such inspiration into vivid streams of colour. Award: Golden Bear, Berlin ... Read more
Without commentary, the film explores an old Jewish cemetary in Poland. Award: Silver Sail, Locarno Festival. ... Read more
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 personal views are pro nounced in favour or against certain systems of teaching — be it for the ... Read more
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 goods. ... Read more
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 Giovannino wants to stay, despite always being the 'dago' and 'spag'. ... D/P Giorgio Mangiamele Dist ... Read more
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