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Films In 1966

An experimental film, based on elements of the buildings and railway track flanking an existing street in California. ... Read more
The title comes from the Old Testament, "I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live". Inspired by that text, Erwin Leiser, creator of the successful Mein Kampf, presents the situation of man in the nuclear age. ... The ... Read more
The locale is a small railway station somewhere in Bohemia during the Second World War. Nothing much happens here, except that some shabby carriages come to a brief stop or, now and then, a German transport passes by. There are only a few people around: the old stationmaster, the assistant, and ... Read more
Four men await trial in a Hungarian prison immediately after the war. The People's Court is to hear charges of their having perpetrated a massacre. During three days of January, 1942, in an area of Yugoslavia populated by Serbs, Hungarians, and Jews, three thousand people were killed by members of ... Read more
"Cheng Pei-Pei is the original swordswoman. Before Michelle Yeoh, before Brigitte Lin, before Maggie Cheung and certainly before Carrie-Ann flippin' Moss, she rode out of the east and into the wuxia history books when director King Hu cast her as Golden Swallow and sent her off to rescue her ... Read more
Everyone is curious to know what are the contents of a bag on a park bench. ... Read more
Bourek's highly personal tribute to folklore and wedding songs of his native Slavonia. ... Read more
An investigation of the skills and techniques enabling the survival of two aboriginal families in the Western Desert, living in an eminently inhospitable environment This beautifully photographed document lecords the way of nomadic life before it vanishes completely. ... Grand Prix, Padua ... Read more
The story of a young woman who becomes chained to the static environment of a small town that seldom changes. The camera explores the life of Stella as a child and as a woman, and describes her desperate attempts at escape. ... Read more
An animated illustration of how man can become subservient to machines. ... Read more
A poetic plea for a return of the lost dignity of the horse, ousted by civilization and exploited almost out of existence. ... Read more
Ervinka is a smart young man with a healthy inclination towaids laziness — a sort of Tel Aviv Till Eulenspiegel. He and his friend, Joseph the peddlar, engage in a senes of adventures propelled by Ervinka's quick wit and talent for improvisation. They earn their keep through shady deals ... Read more
A Rumanian folk tale with coloured cut-out figures indicative of the variegated patterns of peasant art. ... Read more
The captain of a ship in port has been entrusted with a secret government mission. He gives leave to the crew, but orders them to report back each morning. As the days go by, and the sailing date still remains a secret, the crew are thrown into a state of increasing uncertainty. The film ... Read more
"In 1966 he made Father about a boy's search for his dead father. A warm, tolerant humour is immediately visible in this film which developed into a gentle irony over Szabo's next ten years (a humour hard to read between the subtitles) ... The psychological detail of Tako's obsessive search doesn't ... Read more
By showing various aspects of her life, this film pays homage to woman. ... Read more
A reminder that viewers should keep their radio/TV licenses up-to-date. ... Silver Award, Australian Film Awards. ... Read more
A film of 50 seconds showing a pianist playing Chopin's Valse Minute in the middle of a sports stadium. ... Read more
A brief survey of Indian cinema from its inception to the present day. ... Read more
An interpretation, set against multi-rhythm jazz, of the life of former gymnast, Igor Youskevitch, showing his transition to dancer, choreographer and teacher. ... Read more
This film present the adventures of a six-year-old schoolboy, as recollected through the perspective of adulthood. It is a mixture of fact and fantasy, and it looks at childhood with understanding and amused indulgence. In the company of a group of enfants terribles, the little hero discovers the ... Read more
These are the real builders of the skyscrapers of New York, the Indians from Quebec, who, with cat-like sureness of foot, work at dizzy heights to erect towers of steel and glass. ... Read more
A bitter-sweet and hilarious depiction of sexual frustration, loneliness and the raw-end of filmmaking business. With deft and assured visual and editing skill, Kuchar manages to intertwine the naked vulnerable emotions of the diary film genre with the cinematic 'passions' of the Hollywood sex ... Read more
Photographed and edited to fit a syncopated music score, the film traces the history and growth of a modern, fully automated concern. ... Golden Eagle, CINE. ... Read more
In Ostermalm, the Toorak of Stockholm, live a glossy couple luxuriating in the world of glossy magazines, Peter Stuyvesant ads, and Swedish swish. Then another bloke turns up, a bohemian kicked out by his girl-friend. He offers to be a servant and general handyman to his old buddy. But in this day ... Read more
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