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Films In 1965

Hemingway set the fashion nearly 40 years ago with Jack Barnes, hero of "The Sun Also Rises", who became the archetype for countless thousands of young North Americans who have subsequently gone off to France and Spain "in search of themselves". What happens to the expatriate once he has thrown off ... Read more
In tune with Koto music, Yoji Kuri animates the present day Samurai to show that some of them have a sense of humour. ... First Prize, Animation, Mamaia Festival. ... Read more
The story of Samyong, the poor, mute farmer, at the mercy of Kwangsik, the spoilt son of a rich family, is set at the beginning of the century. Conditions prevailing at that time in rural Korea relegated the poor to subservience, and Samyong, conditioned to accept his place in the order of things ... Read more
After many years abroad, Sandra returns to her native town with her American husband, Andrew. They have come to attend the ceremony at which the family gardens are to be handed over to the city as a memorial to Sandra's Jewish father, who died in a concentration camp. Her brother Gianni is also ... Read more
A fascinating, wordless study of life among the ancient ten-story buildings of a city in Saudi Arabia. ... Prix de Qualité, Frankfurt; Prize, Bergamo Festival; Silver Prize, Cracow Festival. ... Read more
Short, sharp and astounding, this film provides a teasing bridge between the Old Testament Buñuel (Viridiana) and the New (The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie). Simon of the Desert concerns a living saint who resides atop a 60-foot pillar large enough only to stand on. Aside from ... Read more
The story captures the precise moment when a boy becomes aware of girls. As a background to the central theme, the film highlights, with outstanding colour and brilliant editing, the dazzling skill and daring of young American kids on skater boards. ... Best Short Film, Cannes Festival. ... Read more
A group of children explore a deserted house and its overgrown garden. The story was filmed as it was improvised by children from a London Secondary School. ... Award, Venice Festival. ... Read more
Some sequences in Story of a Prostitute are so achingly beautiful, they scar the mind. In fact, I would argue that Suzuki's most powerful films revolve around women. OK—so they re always prostitutes in one way or another, but a potent trait of Japanese cinema has been its portrayal of the ... Read more
A black and white look at a large and a small bird who become involved in some zany, allegorical adventures. ... International Critics' Award, Annecy Festival. ... Read more
This is an informal portrait of the dean of modern composers, Igor Fedorovich Stravinsky, eighty-three, now an American citizen, but still much an Old World figure with a long, rich memory of people and events in music, literature and art. ... In the focus of the film is the composer's recording of ... Read more
A fable about a young soldier engaged on manoeuvres who takes advantage of being a mock casualty to spend the time with a girl. ... Diploma of Merit, Edibvurgh; Hauptpreis, Oberhausen. ... Read more
In simple classic style - charcoal drawings on white paper - the film tells the story of how the goat-god Pan fashioned a flute from river reeds. ... Read more
Tarahumara tells of the impact of corrupt land-grabbers on a primitive Indian society. Using a deceptively familiar plot, the film takes a penetrating look at the Indians, their problems with exploiting white men, and the complications that arise when a sympathetic stranger enters into friendship ... Read more
A young soldier's wife is injured in an accident. The films tells the story of his fight against red tape for a leave pass to visit her. ... Critics' Prize, Pesaro Festival. ... Read more
Werner Holt has not had a real home since his parents were divorced. As a loyal member of the Hitler Youth he despises his father, who has fallen into disgrace with the authorities because of his humanist principles. Holt's ideal is Gilbert Wolzow, ruthless leader of the sixteen-year-olds. Their ... Read more
Istvan Szabo's short film You was shown in the 1964 Melbourne Film Festival and it indicated the arrival of a new talent in Hungarian cinema. Szabó is only 26, and in this, his first feature film, he takes a wistful look at a group of youths and their coming of age, in a Communist society. The ... Read more
The development of American painting from the late 18th to the early 20th century as seen in the National Gallery of Art in Washington. ... Read more
A plain man's animated guide to the advantages of a bank account. ... First Prize, Industrial Film Awards, London; Third Prize, Industrial Film Awards, Rouen. ... Read more
A wry fable of a man's encounter with a girl - and the gruesome aftermath. ... Read more
A business man on a commuter train observes a young lady preparing herself for a day in the city. ... Read more
A beautiful white flower can only be picked by the pure. ... First Prize for Animation, Leipzig Festival. ... Read more
A puppet tale about a soldier returned from war who, finding his captain, his marshal and his king in hell, locks them up there to ensure the safety of the world from militarism. ... Read more
The film presents highlights of recent Edinburgh Festivals. After opening with a view of the city at night, sequences are shown of art exhibitions, concerts, theatre and ballet, with many notable artists participating. The film concludes with the colourful tattoo on the esplanade of the Castle. ... Read more
Unfinished, for reasons that were never entirely clear, / Claudius has become one of the most intriguing legends in film history. Nobody ever seemed to know how much of the film was shot; nobody knew the facts behind Laughton's reported "tantrums", or whether Merle Oberon's car crash need have been ... Read more
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