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The Tortoise and the Hare (Hugh Hudson, 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 fil… Read more

THE UPRISING (Mircea Muresan, 1966)
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 sw… Read more

THE VOICE OF THE WATER (Bert Haanstra, 1966)
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 alr… Read more

The White Bus (Lindsay Anderson, 1966)
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 contributi… Read more

The Wings (Leonard Pulchny, 1966)
An anecdote of a man who has to abandon his dreams because he has attained his ambition. ... Golden Conch, San Sebastian Festival. ... Read more

The Woman (Iván Lakatos, 1966)
Puncturing many preconceptions, the film throws a light and sardonic glance at the role of women in modern life. ... Read more

THEY'RE A WEIRD MOB (Michael Powell, 1966)
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 dr… Read more

TOKYO DRIFTER (Seijun Suzuki, 1966)
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 no… Read more

Traffic Trauma (Mike Browning, 1966)
A light-hearted approach requesting motorists to simmer down when involved in traffic jams. ... Silver Award, Advertising Category, Australian Film Awards. ... Read more

TRIO (Gian Franco Mingozzi, 1966)
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 … Read more

Turner (David Thompson, 1966)
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

UCCELLACCI E UCCELLINI (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1966)
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 genera… Read more

VIOLENCE ELEGY (Seijun Suzuki, 1966)
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… Read more

WARRENDALE (Alan King, 1966)
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 … Read more

WATCH YOUR CAR (Eldar Riazanov, 1966)
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 … Read more

What on Earth (Les Drew, Kaj Pindal, 1966)
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 e… Read more

WHEN TOMORROW DIES (Laurence Kent, 1966)
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 dej… Read more

Why Do You Smile Mona Lisa? (Jirí Brdecka, 1966)
An amusing parody about the enigmatic smile of Mona Lisa. ... First Prize, Animation, Bergamo Festival. ... Read more

World Tomorrow - The Most Amazing Hunt Ever Known (Eric Harrison, 1966)
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 … Read more

Yoga and the Individual (John B. Murray, 1966)
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

YOUNG TORLESS (Volker Schlöndorff, 1966)
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… Read more

ZERO IN THE UNIVERSE (George Moorse, 1966)
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 … Read more

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