Skip to main content

Films In 1963

A film on the science of seismology. We see what benefits have resulted from a study of the record of movements that occur under the surface of the earth. ... Read more
This film depicts the ancient glory of the historic city of Rajgriha, once the capital of the Magadh Empire. It is closely associated with the life and teachings of Buddha, and famous as a seat of learning. ... Read more
Raven's End is a glimpse of a fledgling writer's life in a working class district of Malmö in 1936. The film describes how the aspiring novelist comes to terms with his drunkard father and embittered mother before he decides to take his future in his own hands by leaving for Stockholm. ... Read more
A bull-fight depicted as a symphony of colours - wittily executed and with thoroughly diverting results. ... Grand Prix, Oberhausen Festival; Diploma of Merit, Montevideo Festival. ... Read more
A revolutionary animated film 'The principal hero is the unity of objects, or more exactly their move­ment in space and time". ... Plaque, Tours Festival. ... Read more
A river voyage in East Pakistan showing not only the great scenic beauty, but also the ways in which the river affects the lives of the people living close by. ... Read more
From the delicate colouis of dawn on the lake, to the final shots of sailing boats beating home before an evening storm, this film with intricate camerawork, and subtle editing is i song of piaise of sky,sail and sea. ... Read more
Self-help in Columbia: a village builds a school for its young. James Blue (whose Algerian feature Les oliviers de la justice was screened in the 1963 Melbourne Film Festival) shows the event in his unsentimental, straight-forward and concise document. ... Read more
Vignettes of five contemporary artists at work in Paris: Dewasne, Di Teana, Hartung, Fruhtrunk and Weibuch. ... Diploma Speciale, Bergamo Festival. ... Read more
A study of the myth of the American motor-cyclist: the costume and accessories, the tribal rites, the element of self-destruction. ... Kenneth Anger, formerly a child movie actor and maker of home movies in Hollywood, is now a widely acclaimed and pre-eminent figure in the American avant-garde and ... Read more
A young couple lives on the outskirts of Tokyo in a modern apartment. She is a Manchurian refugee and an orphan, he is a businessman. Next to their building lies a wasteland of wooden shacks - a rag-pickers colony - of which the woman becomes aware for the first time when it is destroyed bv a fire ... Read more
The silence is that kept by an old priest. The film is set in a small Polish town suffering ibe immediate pri­vations of the aftermath of the war. A rebellious young teenager taunts and abuses the old priest: then, the following day, has an accident. The village people turn against him in their ... Read more
"Sissit" is the name of Finland's famed commando group which patrolled the borders of the country and staged harassing raids into enemy territory during the last war. The film tells of the experiences of a small unit and especially the effects of war on one of its leaders, Lieut. Takala. The young ... Read more
Trains, railwaymen, passengers rushing through snow country form a kind of choreography in unity with an electronically edited and arranged jazz composition. ... Read more
The vast splendour, serenity, and majesty of the snow-clad Himalayas is breathtakingly captured by an Indian mountaineering film-crew. ... Read more
A wordless sermon on the perils of pedagogy. Sophie is a quiet little girl who doesn't like her music lessons. . . ... Read more
An impressionistic study of the changing appearance of our world, caused through speed. Simultaneously, the film is an avowal of the right of man to freedom of movement. ... Grand Prix, Lisbon Festival; German Film Prize. ... Read more
István Szabó's short film about one of his favourite parts of his native Budapest complements his other short "City Map". ... Read more
A poem of blue water, white surf, and bronze surfers, photographed at the famous beaches of Makaha, Sunset, Makapuu, Waikiki and Rincon. ... Read more
By showing the manipulation of materials in illustrative paintings, from contemporary to anicent Oriental, the film demonstrates texture as a facet of design. ... Read more
The Czechs have always had a fondness and talent for fantasy and in That Cat they have found a particularly intriguing central theme. A small town suddenly finds itself transformed by the magical powers of a cat which usually wears glasses because without them people are revealed in their true ... Read more
A story about a bewitching little boy who becomes attached to a chicken, intended for the family dinner. ... Read more
A satirical comment on audience reaction to art films. ... Read more
Research scientists found a method for the artificial fertilization of the transparent eggs of Killifish. The delayed-action camera shows the process observed through the microscope. ... Read more
The film opens with solemn couples ambling into a shabby suburban dance-hall near Milan. A blind pianist and an accordionist arrive, tune up, and the evening begins. Giovanni, a recently qualified welder, is tensely quarrelling with his fiancee, Liliana. He has been asked to transfer, at an ... Read more
Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director