Skip to main content

Films In 1966

Based on the novel by Nobel prize­winner, Knut Hamsen, Hunger is about a penniless young writer in turn-of-the-century Oslo. The film is constructed with disruptive move­ments from reality to myth. The writer wanders around the city during an autumn day, unable to sell any of his writings ... Read more
Boy meets girl, and, being "switched-on", they cut the talk about the weather and all that, and get down to communication proper. ... Read more
This is a demonstration of the methods an instructor can use in his teaching through the medium of vision. The film itself becomes a model for instructional films. ... First Prize, Venice Festival; First Prize, British Industrial Film Association. ... Read more
Russell portrays the flamboyant dancer as a self-indulgent exhibitionist and vulgarian intent on shocking the world with her self-consciously outrageous behaviour, promoting the image of a free-spirited artiste and ultimately a pathetic individual entrapped in her own myth-making. The film opens ... Read more
A commentator, travelling through New Zealand's lake district with a vintage and veteran car rally, becomes involved with vintage cars himself. ... Read more
A free suite based on elements borrowed from some of Kamler's abstract works. ... Read more
A day in the village life of a primitive Indian tribe in Brazil which is a microcosm of a dying culture. A vivid anthropological record, with music by the Indians themselves. ... Read more
Although the central character of Knight Without Armour is a child, as we follow his adventures, we also learn much about the adults surrounding him. ... Vanio's world is presented in a collection of episodes: the first ride in the newly acquired car; a fight on the street; shadowing a "spy"; a day ... Read more
An analysis of the spirit and human qualities of Knud Rasmussen, who made a unique contribution to the exploration of the life and myths of the Polar Eskimos. ... 'Bodil' Award, Danish Film Critics; Golden Bear, Berlin Festival. ... Read more
Marie, newly married to a man twenty years her senior, lives in an enormous castle on the coast of Normandy. ... The time is 1944. In anticipation of the Allied landing, led by an officer, the Germans occupy the castle, while London parachutes a young French officer into the grounds, with the task ... Read more
Yutkevitch takes up his hero's life starting with his arrest and working in flashback to his first impressions of Poland and the signs of the clouds of World War One. There are no words except Lenin's own in the form of a 'stream of consciousness'. From the beginning he is presented as an observer ... Read more
Part of the Life in Australia series, produced by The Australian Commonwealth Film Unit, this short takes us throught the streets of mid-60s Melbourne, from the roar of the MCG to CBD nightlife. ... Directed by Douglas White (1966) ... Read more
Infinite star space, where luminous forms evolve; dots swarm in webs of insubstantial lines. ... Read more
A colourful and sophisticated impression of Melbourne by night and day. ... Silver Award, Travel Category, Australian Film Awards. ... Read more
A vivid re-enactment of life in a Moravian village towards the end of the last war. The cynicism of the story effectively conveys the sardonic humour of the villagers' efforts to protect their farms and valuables from the retreating Germans and the Russian liberators. The director has told the ... Read more
A harsh study of a man in a jarringly unfamiliar British landscape, County Durham. It is an area pitted and scarred by industry and coal mining, in which a small, violent group of men have a strange occupation: gathering coal washed up on the beach from undersea seams. ... First Film Award, Tours ... Read more
This is a short-story film about the adventures of a young painter who spends a night during Mardi-Gras alone with only his fantasies to keep him company ... Read more
The great choirs of the Welsh mining valleys first grew from the singing of hymns in chapel on Sundays — for many, the only time in the week into which beauty entered. Even now these choirs, and the spirit that causes them to flourish, are part of Welsh culture. ... Golden Gate Award, San ... Read more
A study of iron ore mining in North-West Australia, depicting the journey of iron from mine to ship. ... Read more
Mr. Rossi's driving career is not a long one. . . . ... Anica Cup, Venice; Speical Mention, Cannes; Special Mention, Locarno; Golden Mesal, Milan; Award, Bordighera. ... Read more
The film expresses the special bond with nature felt by the Japanese; shows how this influenced their traditional art and culture, and their philosophy of landscape design. ... Read more
Synopsis not available Read more
The Hero is one of Satyajit Ray's modern stories, concerned with the life and thoughts of an Indian film star as he travels by train to collect a prize in Delhi. Through dreams and flashbacks, he tells his story to a woman journalist whom he meets on the train; he is ambitious, loves and fears ... Read more
Developed from a script written by a boy of the same age as the central figure of the story, this film takes a deliberately biased look at the history of one school drop-out, and the system he rejected. ... Read more
This film is a character study of the two girls, Donna and Gail, showing the currents that brought them together and revealing the differences in their natures — contradictions that first attracted them and finally drove them apart. ... Because it induces thought about the nature of ... Read more
Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director