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Films In 1966

A huge Pirelli lorry and a sports car driven by a dishy blonde are road rivals between Naples and Milan. ... First Prize, Industrial Section, Venice Festival; British Industrial Award. ... Read more
... ... The Trouble With Angels marked Lupino's return to feature-Film direction after a hiatus of 13 years. Beneath its somewhat dubious subject-a comedy about nuns-Angels, like many of Lupino's films, is a study of a young girl's sexual awakening, but this time in a purely feminine context. Few ... Read more
This film is about the tragic lives of the Rumanian peasants, and their revolt against the landowners at the beginning of this century. Two themes of the film are blended: the story of Petre whose sweetheart was raped in the manor, and the breakup of a marriage in the high society of the gentry ... Read more
This is a film about the Dutch and their long turbulent marriage with the sea. She has brought pleasure and pain, sport and tragedy. The Dutchman accepts her on her own capricious terms, a friend already judged, an adversary already measured. He is ready to withstand her assaults, but equally ready ... Read more
A Woodfall Films project, Red, White and Zero, was recently abandoned. It was to have been a trilogy with three directors. Now each episode is to be released separately. Lindsay Anderson's contribution was The White Bus, an experimental surrealist document about the interaction between the ... Read more
An anecdote of a man who has to abandon his dreams because he has attained his ambition. ... Golden Conch, San Sebastian Festival. ... Read more
Puncturing many preconceptions, the film throws a light and sardonic glance at the role of women in modern life. ... Read more
Nino Culotta arrives in Australia brimming with hope. And why not? Sydney greets him with glorious weather and he has a job to go to working as a journalist on his cousin's magazine. The immigrant dream becomes a nightmare when Nino finds that the magazine has folded, his cousin has skipped the ... Read more
The Dark Side of Pop, a series of Japanese CDs, focuses on the weird songs recorded by movie stars, ex-boxers, gangsters and freaky-nobodies from the 60s and 70s. Many of them were huge; some went nowhere; all were 'incredibly strange'. Tokyo Drifter is a postcard from that uniquely Japanese ... Read more
A light-hearted approach requesting motorists to simmer down when involved in traffic jams. ... Silver Award, Advertising Category, Australian Film Awards. ... Read more
The lives of three young people are intertwined in this initial feature by Gian Mingozzi. A young girl who wins a pop singing contest is seen to triumph in her work as a singer. An introverted youth takes to spying on a bachelor across the way, who leads a lonely life that somehow attracts the boy ... Read more
A selection of the painter's works, shown entire and studied in detail, and accompanied on the sound track by recollections of his contemporaries. ... Read more
Hawks and Sparrows is Pier Paolo Pasolini's only full length comedy, and his last film to be made in black and white. ... It is the story of two characters, a father and son, who represent two generations of Italian society and life, wandering around the countryside. They travel with a talking ... Read more
One of Suzukis most intellectual yet perplexing films. Violence Elegy could be somewhere between Porky's and Zero For Conduct. It follows the delinquent exploits of Kiroku Nanbu (Hideki Takahashi) as he rebelliously claws his way through high school hell in Okayama in 1935. In its implosion brought ... Read more
A study of life at Warrendale, a home for emotionally disturbed children in Toronto. The story begins as the patients' day starts, showing them in bed, resisting the morning rays of light. Soon, the seemingly normal environment explodes with tantrums and shrieks. Each child is shown to be living in ... Read more
Watch your Car is about a Robin Hood of our times and a Russian one at that: a gentle car thief who steals not for personal gain but for a children's home. Innokenty Smoktunovsky, remembered for his performance of Hamlet in the recent Russian film of the play, is the shambling, bumbling innocent of ... Read more
The title says this is a production of the National Film Board of Mars, and the film shows what Martians, looking at us. might logically guess to be the case — that the auto has inherited the earth. ... Read more
The film concerns a young housewife and mother whose existence has become dull and empty as both her husband and children are too taken up with their own affairs to bother much about her. Feeling dejected, and alone, she goes back to studying in an attempt to brighten her life. At class she meets a ... Read more
An amusing parody about the enigmatic smile of Mona Lisa. ... First Prize, Animation, Bergamo Festival. ... Read more
Although the U.S. Government said there was no danger, they almost literally moved mountains to fish one lost H-bomb off the Mediterranean seabeds. This film is a record of that bizarre game of Hunt the H-bomb. ... Honourable Mention, Prague Television Festival. ... Read more
A sympathetic description of the true aims of Yoga and an absorbing demonstration of it in practice. ... Silver Award, Teaching Category, Australian Film Awards. ... Read more
This faithful screen version of Robert Musil's well-known novel is a major work of the new German cinema. Set in a remote Austrian boarding school before the First World War. the story centres on one of the pupils. Törless—handsome, vain, detached. When he arrives at the school, he adopts an ... Read more
The story of two enemies, business rivals, and perhaps conspirators - Zero and Steinmetz, and of Vivian, Zero's secretary and constant companion. Time, as well as moving in the ordinary sense, moves backward and forward in history and into projections of the future so that Zero and Steinmetz have ... Read more
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