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Films In 1962

A young girl is anxiously awaiting a letter. the seasons go by, but it fails to come. Losing all hope, she agrees to go out with a fellow student - an then the letter arrives... ... Read more
Robert Bresson's account of the Joan of Arc story, although austere and elliptical as are all his films, remains very close to the written records of the trial held in 1431. ... The film begins twenty-five years after Joan's death, with her mother filing a petition in the Notre Dame church ... Read more
With original stylisation, this humorous anecdote tells of the price paid for his curiosity by a little man who tries to enter another castle which is being built in front of his own. ... Read more
The pathos of a rapidly disintegrating ghetto in the East End of London. ... Read more
A moving document of the walk across America and Europe to Russia by a small group of the Campaign for Non-Violent Action. "Impeccable editing gives the production a structure that under­lines the truth of the walkers' arguments about the brotherhood of man." ... Read more
An unforgettable study of a ferocious battle fought between the inhabitants of a Macedonian village and a blood thirsty wolf. ... Read more
This celebrated novel by Francois Mauriac was adapted for the screen by the author himself and by his son Claude, critic of "Le Figaro Literaire". The films director is Georges Franju who has previously given us the celebrated short films, Les sang des betes and Hotel des Invalides. ... Therese ... Read more
Adapted from the best-selling novel by Nan Chauncy and filmed on location in the Tasmanian Highlands, They Found a Cave, although primarily a children's story, has appeal for adult audiences. The story has English orphans Cherry, Nigel, Brick and Nippy migrate to Tasmania where they are to live on ... Read more
Stanley Holloway tells a cautionary tale about the three sides of an engine driver's character when his electric locomotive fails. ... Read more
Maria Vaner plays three different types of girl, all called Anna, whose point in common is their failure and disillusionment in love. In the first study, called The Earth, an innocent young girl's first ecstatic love affair leads to pregnancy, abortion, and bitterness, and which later turns into ... Read more
This beautifully photographed film shows how communications over the frozen sea are kept open by ice-breakers operating throughout the long Finnish winter. ... Read more
This zestful nature film shows the removal of the surplus white rhino population of the nature reserve in Natal to other national parks and for exportation to zoos all over the world. ... Read more
A change is taking place across the face of southeast Australia as men and machines are clearing the bush, taming the rivers and creating lakes in the building of one of the greatest hydroelectric and irrigation schemes on earth — the Snowy Mountains Scheme. ... Read more
War Hunt is about a war-lover, a man for whom war is not hell, but home. It is set in the bleak, blasted terrain of Korea, a few months prior to the cease-fire. As one of the soldiers remarks, "Its a funny kind of war", and it is presented as such, with propaganda loud speakers booming words and ... Read more
A warning to members of pampered communities against shutting their eyes to what is going on outside their own country. Motto: Even if you take no interest in politics, be sure that politics take an interest in you! ... Read more
The film was designed as an introduction to art appre­ciation through analysis and comparison of great paintings of all periods. ... Read more
In a playground two boys, both standing on one leg, compete - who can survive the longest? Award: Diploma of Merit, Mannheim Festival ... Read more
Adam is the only man who associated with only one woman. As the number of women increased there came a time when man possessed a harem. King Shahriar held the record, with an affair with a different maid each night until he met the wily Scheherezade . . . The famous legend of Shuhrinr and ... Read more
A film, on the manufacture of a telecommunications cable, which has been designed as a aesthetic experience - colour, motion and inherent continuity speak for themselves. Award: First Prize, New York Festival. ... Read more
The story of a boy and girl who meet at a party is told partly through symbolic interpretation of the objects of the immediate concern. ... Read more
The film recalls the hey-day of hte working horse at the turn of the century, and reflects on the decreasing number used today. The title is from Shakespeare's lines: "Sometimes he trots, as if he told the steps, with gentle majesty and modest pride". Australian Film Awards, TV Open Section, Silver ... Read more
This is an amusing cartoon making a plea for thrift in the household, and fewer children in the house. ... Read more
Bert Haanstra's latest film is joy to watch. A visit to the zoo is made an opportunity for cross-cutting: we switch from animals to humans, from striped dresses to zebras, and we wonder who is looking at whom? Award: Fipresci prize and Gold Medal of the City, Berlin Film Festival. ... Read more
A 1962 short from Bert Haanstra made from footage he secretly shot of people visiting Amsterdam's Artis Zoo. ... --- ... D/P Bert Haanstra S Bert Haanstra, Simon Carmiggelt L no dialogue TD 16mm /1962 ... --- ... D/P Bert Haanstra S Bert Haanstra, Simon Carmiggelt L no dialogue TD 16mm /1962 ... Read more
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