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Films In 1966

An abstract visualization of goon songs. ... Golden Pelican Award, Mamaia; First Prize, Wellesley; Prize, Harvard. ... Read more
Jean-Louis Duroc, a racing driver, and Anne Gauthier, a script girl, first meet one Sunday while visiting their respective children at a school at Deauville. Both are widowed and feel drawn to each other, but Anne's devotion to her dead husband's memory casts a shadow on their growing love, until ... Read more
Jimmy is a racing driver; Annette a photographer's model - two people whose professions on the glamour fringe of modern society occupy enough of their time and energy to shroud the essential emptiness of their lives. They meet at Zandvoort, fall in love, and let love take its course. At first all ... Read more
The artist, Giacometti, shows his portraits, still lifes, and landscapes in his studio at Montparnasse. He then displays his sculptures — surrealist, geometric and realistic — at his studio in the Swiss mountains, and finally, discusses the problems of art. ... Read more
A surrealistic joke about two people quarrelling, in which stilis of actors appear against an animated background. ... Read more
An energetic romp through the letters of the alphabet provides a guessing game for the audience. ... Read more
A study of suicide in the context of our age. An engrossing film that mocks both characters and audience with visual and aural style and grace. ... First Prize for Short Subjects, Chicago Festival. ... Read more
Andrei Roublev is the second film of award-winning director Andrei Tarkovsky. Ivan's Childhood, Roublev and Solaris have all been awarded prizes at major film festivals. Roublev, made in 1966, has been kept on the shelf in the USSR for several years, following charges that it was 'unhistorical' ... Read more
A highly compressed survey of the whole range of creative expression in the visual arts as performed in the United States today. ... Read more
The TV series that started it all, from the infiltra­tion of Japanese style into Western TV anima­tion to the tradition of cartoon robots still strong in Japanese amine today. The success of Astro Boy in and outside Japan provided the cor­nerstone for the animation industry there and ... Read more
... ... Andrei Mikhalkov-Konchalovsky, brother of Nikica Mikhalkov, has of late been working outside of the Soviet Union on a number of American financed projects such as Mario's Lovers, Shy People and the brilliant Runaway Train. His earlier films (Siberiode, A Nest of Genlry, Uncle Vanya) will be ... Read more
A documentary abstraction recorded ... at night in Los Angeles backed by ... the music of Stockhausen. It is a ... preliminary effort to organise camera ... and audio images through a cybernetic ... editing model and a digital computer. ... Read more
The donkey, always regarded as an important creature of nature, is the central figure of this film. One is adopted as a pet and christened Balthazar by childhood sweethearts Marie and Jacques, in a small French town. The life of this donkey parallels the ages of man: adored childhood, the harsh ... Read more
The burden of humanity is placed on the shoulders and into the very being of one of God's forgotten creatures in Bresson's masterpiece, the ultimate animal film. ... Baptised by three children and christened as Balthazar, a donkey's life begins - and so does its torment. With a string of careless ... Read more
”The moment I accepted the scholarship, I sold myself to the Government - lock, stock and barrel . . . ! And so now I may just as well sell myself to anyone I choose . . . !" These are the first words of the film &ndash a young man suddenly decides to leave behind everything he has been living by ... Read more
"The moment I accepted the scholar­ship, I sold myself to the Government — lock, stock and barrel . . .! And so now I may just as well sell myself to anyone I choose . . .!" These are the first words of the film — a young man suddenly decides to leave behind everything he has been ... Read more
Set in 'swinging London', Antonioni's first English-language film concerns Thomas, a fashion photographer who stumbles on a possible murder. Sliding uneasily between the reality of the actual corpse and his photographic world of delusion, Thomas's decline is inevitable. ... Read more
Animated photographs, a three-dimensional room design, a world of fantasy. ... Read more
A Japanese widow goes as a mail-order bride to a Japanese archaeologist living deep in the Andes in a primitive Peruvian Indian village. She hates her life there, hates the Incan relics, hates the Indians — who in turn hate her. She runs away and returns; goes to the city and again, comes ... Read more
This film is a tribute to the most indestructible of slapstick comedians, presenting an informal view of Buster, and made while he was on location for The Railrodder. Living with his entourage of film-makers, he relaxes, yarns, and plots the next day's action with considerable flair, despite his ... Read more
A record of the ancient, but now changing, way of life in three villages around Lake Cajititlan in west central Mexico. ... Read more
Calanda is the Spanish village birthplace of Luis Bunuel. The great director's son has made this record of a strange annual ritual. Legend asserts that when Christ died the skies thundered for twenty-four hours and the elements were unleashed. So from noon on Good Friday till noon the following ... Read more
Scenes of religious fervour at the centuries old Passion Play enacted each year near Cracow, are juxtaposed with the tumult and clatter of the hawkers and entertainers. ... Grand Prix, Oberhausen Festival. ... Read more
Carla is twenty, beautiful and happy. We see her getting up, applying her make-up, dressing. Then she sets out to do battle with public reaction to the mini skirt. ... Second Prize, Ann Arbor. ... Read more
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