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Films In 1963

Le Feu Follet is about suicide. lt is an adaptation by Malle himself of a short novel, originally pub­lished in 1931, recounting the last twenty-four hours in the life of Alain, an ex -playboy, at the end of his tether. This version carefully preserves the literary tone of the original ... Read more
"What distinguishes the film most … is its wit, both verbal and visual, so that it is simultaneously illuminating and funny." – Time Out London ... It's May 1962, and with the end of the Algerian war, France is at peace for the first time in seven years. Filmmaker Chris Marker ... Read more
A bitter-sweet tale, told with discretion and understanding, of the first love of a shy 15-year-old schoolboy. ... St. Finbarr Statuette, Cork Festival. ... Read more
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An almost operatic fantasy on the range of associa­tions of the word, love. ... Grand Prix, Oberhausen Festival, Golden Dragon Prize, Cracow Festival; Bronze Medal, Venice Festival. ... Read more
Turning his back on the nostalgic past, on the lyricism of his earlier films. Satyajit Ray has produced a completely realistic contemporary masterpiece. Its theme is the conflict between the old and the new and how it affects a young couple. The principal characters are an accountant, Suhraia. and ... Read more
Ruins from the Malwa plateau in Central India reveal a rich historical and cultural heritage and bring back memories of kings and pods, craftsmen and architects. ... Read more
The traditional Maori arts of carving and decoration are studied in detail and the techniques involved are illustrated by the Construction of a village meeting-hall. ... Read more
A young man is madly in love with a girl. He daydreams of marrying her, but alas, she marries another. ... Grand Prix, Youth Section, Cannes Festival. ... Read more
An animated film, satirising individuals who make in­ferior goods whilst expounding the need for craftsmanship. ... Read more
A film impressing on the Danes their duties as hosts to foreign tourists visiting Denmark. ... Read more
The loveable little Italian cartoon character now tries his hand at the intricacies of winter sports - with the usual disastrous results. ... Special Award, Trento Festival. ... Read more
The camera records, with good humour, the reacations of newcomers to the vast sea of mud outside their apartments, which form part of a new housing project, still under construction. ... Read more
The most naturalistic films about the last war have come from the Communist countries — Czechoslo­vakia, Poland, Russia, and now, East Germany. The Iron Curtain countries view it with grey disillusion­ment. ... Frank Beyers powerful narrative tells of the last weeks at Buchenwald ... Read more
In Ninety-Nine Percent, Mangiamele's only comedy, Italian widower Joseph Pino and his young son Peter live a chaotic and deeply opposed life. However their relationship begins to heal as they embark on a quest to find Joseph a wife. ... D/P Giorgio Mangiamele Dist NFSA TD 35mm/1963 ... Screens with ... Read more
A young girl, who has just been jilted, is taken to the city of Pun by her four widowed relatives. On the train the party befriends a young writer bound for the same place. During his stay there and his subsequent travels, he becomes more and more entangled with the widows and the listless girl who ... Read more
This is a comedy fantasy involving such disparate elements as Chinese restaurants, kidnapping gypsies, and twin sisters who switch identities. The film centres on the differing values of two New England families headed by the seventy-year-old Green twins. Alma, a happy-go-lucky individualist who ... Read more
With the clever use of sound and an original editing technique, players and spectators are observed during a football mutch at the Parc des Princes in Paris. ... Read more
In September 1961, when Passenger was half finished, Andrzcj Munk was killed in a car accident. The first sequences — in which a woman passenger on a liner is shocked into recollections of Auschwitz — were never completed and are sketched in with production photo graphs and stills: the ... Read more
Canada's top contenders for the Olympic competitions to be held in Tokyo in 1964, training and competing in the swimming championships held in Vancouver. ... Read more
Milos Forman's first feature-film has as its theme the trials and tribulations of a young boy: his first love, his relations with the adult world, his parents and the people with whom he comes in contact at work. His job in a shop is to see thai customers do not "abscntniindcdly slip goods into ... Read more
The changing pace of life in the Barossa Valley as reflected by the churches there. ... Read more
"Beneath his brush matter becomes a living reality, symbolic of inexorable death and everlasting life... " ... This film is about the life and work of the famous Dutch 17th century artist as seen through his paintings. ... Read more
A sharp protest against the mounting pressures to which school children are subjected at home, at school, in the streets, on the sports field and the effect on the formation of their character. ... Read more
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