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Films In 1965

Humorous treatment of the develop­ment of numbers and the science of arithmetic. ... Read more
The film powerfully captures the tense atmosphere, and gritty determination of the riders in an international cycle race. The flamboyant colour, the editing and the musical score all add to the tempo. ... Gold Medal, Moscow Festival. ... Read more
An American soldier is found drowned in Tokyo Bay. A year later, while the authorities are still investigating, the U.S. Army suddenly declares the case closed. There have been several other deaths which seem to be connected with the case and these, in turn, appear to be connected with the ... Read more
The film opens at a station where a train is overdue. The waiting crowd is curious, and a group of soldiers among them sets off to find out what has happened. When the train is found, it is discovered to be empty save for a solitary sleeping passenger. The rest of the travellers and the crew have ... Read more
A famous Seurat painting forms one of the motifs for this fantasy film, which — as its subtitle, "Seven Authors in Search of a Reader", suggests — deals with the relationship of the author and the public. ... Read more
An animated enactment of Samuel Beckett's play about regimented modern man. ... Read more
Sonia takes ballet lessons with the Princess Troubetzkoy. One day, she auditions for a ballet company, but another girl gets the job. So, Sonia goes back to the Princess to continue her studies. ... Read more
Anne, a Swedish fashion designer, travels to Helsinki to meet a man with whom she has had a short love affair in Berlin. When she gets there, she regrets her trip and realizes that in reality she has come to say goodbye. ... The film is about this farewell, which perhaps will not take place. The ... Read more
Godard's iconic sci-fi noir is one of cinema's truly unconventional and striking films. ... In totalitarian future city emotions are outlawed, residents are bar coded and are constantly monitored by the supercomputer known as Alpha 60 that rules the metropolis. Secret agent Lemmy Caution (Eddie ... Read more
In the old days, one could kill a man - if one had enough power. Today, one may let him kill himself - if he has enough power. ... Read more
La Tin Tula is the Spanish cinema's homage to Miguel de Unamuno, one of Spain's greatest writers, on the centenary of his birth. The novel from which the film was adapted, delineates a well-known Span­ish character: the spinster who keeps the family together, brings up the nephews, and - her ... Read more
Bethune's life has a legendary quality about it: as a roistering young doctor in the Twenties, he was struck down with T.B. and lost one lung. As a result, he put aside the flippancies of his youth and from then on dedicated his life to his profession. In Montreal he became known as a fine surgeon ... Read more
A father reveals, with great embarrass­ment, the facts of life to his son. ... Read more
Viewers of this film are privileged to share in the unique experience of emotional unity of a married couple who remain together during the birth of their child. ... Special Mention, Australian Film Awards, 1965. ... Read more
A unique study of marsupial reproduction which refutes many of the old beliefs. ... Grand Prix, Scientific Festival, Brussels; Orbit Awards, ANZAAS; Silver Award, Teaching Category, Australian Film Awards. ... Read more
The black wind is a desert dust storm regarded as the worst enemy of the men building a railroad across the Great Altar Desert in Mexico. The film explores the dangerous adventures of its hero, a rough figure-of-circumstance trapped by conflicting devotion to his son and his own ambitions, and the ... Read more
In 1883, a man named Rosch discovered a vast mineral deposit on an outcrop of rock on his employer's range. This hill, known as The Broken Hill, yielded a fortune and formed the basis of Broken Hill Enterprises and much of the prosperity of Australia today. New deposits were found, new mines ... Read more
A documentary about the lives of three strip-tease girls - Tina, Julie and Katy. The sordid world of the Soho Strip Club is their work place, but their private lives are no different from those of any other attractive girls in London. ... Read more
Dovnikovic's confused little heroes lined up against a wall to pose for their leader, try their fumbling best to help him out ... an easy flowing black joke. ... Read more
Charley has the knack of turning into any conceiv­able thing, and he does this all the time to keep his pet cat amused. ... Lion of St. Mark, Venice Festival. ... Read more
She was only a fisherman's daughter, but when she got hooked she got netted. A Hindu in Southern India, she grows up to love her father's partner, a Muslim. So the fisherman catches her a sturdy Hindu orphan lad to keep the tradition pure, and dutifully she marries him. Then the fisherman swindles ... Read more
A sincere and brave film study of some deprived children in America, and the problems facing school teachers in their endeavours to give the children a chance in life. ... Lion of St. Mark, Venice Festival. ... Read more
Felix Greene travelled with his camera over 15,000 miles throughout China to make this visual report on the day-to day life of the Chinese people. Given relative freedom to travel and take photographs, he spent several months collecting twelve hours of film. China! was compiled from this uncensored ... Read more
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A humorous fable about modern parents, modern children, and their modern toys. ... First Prize, Animation, Chicago Festival. ... Read more
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