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Films In 1964

A quite enchanting record of .in exciting woilil seen through lhe eyes of a child. ... Read more
The film uses painting and design to speak out against the silence of people in the face of evil. ... Silver Sail, Locarno Festival; Silver Medal, San Franciso Festival. ... Read more
A man is seated in a bathtub, typing under water — the tub. along with other bathroom fillings, stands on the end of a pier This is his world, but outside intrusions eventually overtake him. A surreahslic. inventive comedy with a lively jazz sound track. ... Special Jury Prize, Cannes ... Read more
Scenes from a dozen lakes in the mountains offer an unfamiliar and attractive facet of the Himalayan landscape. ... Read more
A graphic transposition of a movement from Vivaldi's The Four Seasons. ... Read more
The film, which is based on Douglas Lockwood's book "I The Aboriginal", traces the siory of Phillip Roberts, a full blooded AIawa tribesman from the Roper River, from the time of his meeting wiih a doctor who takes him on as a driver, until his appointment as Medical Assistant in the Commonwealth ... Read more
An old man's life has. in a way. become the ultimate expression of lhat much-discussed twentieth century condition — the failure of communication. ... City of Krakow Prize, 1964. Diploma of Merit, Edinburgh Festival. ... Read more
This pleasant, unpretentious film is about a young man from Siberia who, passing through Moscow, befriends a city boy who shows him the town. They meet a girl and spend a few idyllic hours doing nothing in particular, except a little flirting, and playing harmless pranks on each other . . . ... Read more
This brief film-poem ponders on the ways of the world through the eyes of a child. ... Read more
“Arresting and provocative… An authentic shocker.” - New York Times Another film from Shohei Imamura often muttered in the same breath as ‘masterpiece', Intentions of Murder (aka Unholy Desire) mixes sordid drama with social criticism in a delicate topic for the 60s - rape. Sadako is ... Read more
An album of animated characters from a zoo located on Mars. ... Read more
Here is a strange world where, in the deepening Arctic twilight, the snow the sky, the very air seem to throng with shadows. This beautifully photo­graphed film is an essay on an Eskimo graphic artist showing the sources of her inspiration. ... Read more
An affectionate account of the pleasures of four old ladies in London's Eat End. ... Read more
A boy dates his girl near a bell which is waiting to be blessed before being hung in the belfry of a new church. A storm breaks out and the boy shelters under the bell. A mongrel forces him to cling to the clapper so hard that he pulls the bell over himself. The incident has far reaching ... Read more
The scenic grandeur and the life of the colourful people of Lahaul and Spiti — an area snowbound and cut of from the rest of the world for six months of the year. ... Read more
This independent production— largely made by one man, Richard Snodgrass — comments on the legacy which the the adult world is preparing for the young. The setting is a small town in Arizona and various inhabitants appear and reappear tn the film's four different episodes. ... The first ... Read more
Here the Czechs have taken a classic American folk-form, the Western, and shot it full of holes. This is the story of a folk-hero named Lemonade Joe whose exploits would astonish those other great cowboys, Bronco Billy Anderson and William S. Hart, who rode the Purple Sage. ... It all begins with a ... Read more
The misadventures of two people for whom the driving of a car involves one's self respect. ... Read more
A nightmarish journey into an undefined hell. Through its dynamic blend of formalism and suggestion, the film succeeds in giving the spectator one of the strangest and most overwhelming of aesthetic experiences. ... Special Jury Prize and International Critics' Prize, Tours Festival. ... Read more
A montage of cartoonist Chaval's drawings of strange birds. The rapid commentary, regrettably untranslated, insists on insulting them. ... Read more
A film-metaphor in which the flowers are pleading for the preservation of peace. ... Read more
After the death of her father, who was a clairvoyant. Lila discovered that she had the same powers, this film shows her at work as a medium in a spirtualist church. ... Read more
Fragmentary impressions of life in a village in southern France are put together again in an impressionistic - an often bewildering - manner, to reveal the passions hidden below the surface. ... Prix Jean Vigo; Prix Antonin Artaud. ... Read more
"Today 35,000 Jews live in the German Bundes-republik. They live amongst us and with us. But there is still no unbiased human and civic relationship towards each other. One has not yet found the right way after twenty years of Auschwitz and Theresienstadt. This documentary film tries to show ... Read more
A whimsical tale of impossible love rendered in severely simplistic stick-figure technique. Tezuka explored a vast range of styles and tech­niques in his animation which he could not do with his manga. The music score for Mermaid is the first of many done by Isao Tomita who later went on to ... Read more
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