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Films In 1965

The book on which this film is based was written by the Rumanian author Liviu Rebreanu in memory of his brother, who actually experienced the drama portrayed. The film is set towards the end of the First World War somewhere on the Austro-Hungarian front, in Transylvania, where the Rumanian ... Read more
The Great Garden of Hanover-Herrenhausen is filmed to the "Water Music" of Handel, who was music-director at the court of Hanover. The film aims at illustrating the unity of the arts in the Baroque period. ... Diploma of Merit, Edinburgh Festival. ... Read more
Jirí Trnka's latest film tells how a potter is tormented by an enormous hand which constantly interferes with his efforts to create something of his own. ... Special Prize, Annecy Festival; First Prize, Bergamo Festival. ... Read more
A wild satire on an epic production in which the characters, in a series of outrageous adventures, chase around the Cinemascope screen. ... Read more
A large symphony orchestra tunes up, but the conductor is missing. The camera finds him having a bath, and, eventually, he arrives to begin the concert . . . ... First Prize for Animation, Vienna Festival; Diploma of Merit, Edinburgh Festival; Best Animated Film, Cork Festival. ... Read more
The abstract artist, Paul Jenkins, demonstrates his technique of mixing and manipulating paints on an unstretched canvas. ... Read more
Following little Pablo in his search for the Quetzal bird, we discover the tourist beauties and folklore interests in Mexico. ... Read more
An analysis of the hero-worship of a small boy that evokes unerringly the fears and adulations of childhood. ... Jury Prize, Oberhausen Festival. ... Read more
The Loves of a Blonde confirms the exceptionally engaging talent of Milos Forman, revealed last year in his Peter and Pavla. The heroine, blonde Andula, all wide-eyed innocence, works in a factory and lives in a hostel; vulnerably romantic, she is picked up by a young jazz musician. The night they ... Read more
Yoji Kuri's mad tale about a man annoyed by a little squeaking in the stillness of the night. ... Read more
A narrative about an old abandoned mattress found in a vacant lot, based on a poem by Aaron Kramer. ... Read more
A snow storm on Christmas Eve is cause for merriment in Canada, snow is as much a part of the festive traditions as are the midnight mass and the exchange of gifts. But Leopold Z Tremblay, snow remover by profession must work against the storm, no matter if it is a holiday. At the same time he must ... Read more
The film documents the fresh approach to learning in some of Britain's new universities through new courses of study which have been recently introduced. ... Read more
Wilhout commentary, this powerful comment on conformity shows a human chain passing by. Those who break it are shot. ... Read more
The film accompanies a small boy as he walks along the beach and finds ordinary objects which reveal unsuspected worlds of intense visual experience. ... Read more
The manufacture of the body, and the assembly of the complete Volkswagen, is shown in this film which is distinguished by complex camera work and striking colour effects. ... Silver Award, Public Relations Category, Australian Film Awards, 1965. ... Read more
A vision of a pre-historic world, where animals and other creatures live their dream of life and death in the great tropical forests. ... Honourable Mention, Barcelona Festival; Prix à la Qualité, Paris. ... Read more
An alarming story of a town taken over by huge snails. ... Grand Prix du Animation, Tours Festival; Grand Prix, Mamaia Festival; Special Jury Prize, Cracow Festival; Jury Prize, Trieste Festival. ... Read more
A young man's relationship with a young girl in a chance meeting under strange circumstances. ... Read more
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This film attempts to reconcile the two contradictory elements combined in research: the emotion of the artist and the reason of the scientist. It analyses these motivating forces and relates how research has gradually gained impetus in the 20th century. ... Merit Award, West German Government. ... Read more
A short story by the dramatist Bertolt Brecht marks the directorial debut of René Allio, the well-known painter and set designer who has previously made a number of shorts. The film is about an old lady who conquers olds age. Madame Bertini, after living for 68 years in a respectable bourgeois ... Read more
The unique scenic beauty of the coast of Great Britain is being threatened by the invasion of tourist camps, suburbia and industry. The films shows the first tentative steps that are taken towards saving Britain's vanishing coast. ... Read more
Zaninovic's derisive wit hits hardest in this parable on stubborn determination. A simple concept rendered adroitly. ... Read more
During the war of 1914, the Princess de Bormes organises an ambulance service to the front. She is aided by the young Thomas de Fontenoy, who manages to get the necessary authorisations on account of his alleged relationship to the general of the same name. After a couple of trips, during which ... Read more
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