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Films In 1967

An 11-year-old film maker is seen at work with his associates, explaining his techniques and ideas- casting, influences, and so on. We are treated to short excerpts from the 20 ten-minute film he has completed in ten months, and to some very amusing insights into his self-assertive personality and ... Read more
“A highly original blend of documentary and fiction techniques (and a worthy precursor to Kiarostami and Makhmalbaf's later experiments).” - Senses of Cinema Making his first venture into documentary, Shohei Imamura breaks ground with this Japanese social phenomenon where people vanish into ... Read more
The film itself is a synopsis, but the subject is not defined. The author does not know whether it is a dream made into a film, or a film made into a dream. ... Special Mention, Montreal Festival; Chris Award, Columbus Festival; Honourable Mention, vancouver Festival; Best Experimental Film ... Read more
“An ultra chic (and ultra rare) imported treasure buried deep in the foreign recess of 1960s pop culture.” - Stylus Magazine ... The first colour broadcast to appear on French television, Anna is a pop art/comedy/musical written specifically for screen siren Anna Karina, featuring a ... Read more
Returning from military service in Angola, a young Portuguese fisherman learns that his girl, in the absence of news from him, has married his brother. He is obliged to accept the situation and takes up with another girl who seeks any available means to free herself of poverty, which includes theft. Read more
Five humorous sketches about war. ... Read more
In The Last Mohican, Paul Leaf directed Alan Arkin in a sketch written by Arkin. Here former comedy team of Mike Nichols (director of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Graduate) and Elaine May (star of Luv) appear in their sketch about two pseudo-intellectuals in bed for the first time. ... Read more
When Peter Brook's production of "US" for the Royal Shakespeare Company was presented at the Aldwych Theatre, London, in the winter of 1966-7, it aroused considerable controversy. By the use of shock techniques rarely employed in any theatre, it attempted to involve its audiences in the proposition ... Read more
Ten non-conforming youngsters rent a rambling old mansion for an experiment in communal living to do as they please while deferring acceptance of the responsibilities of adulthood. Their initial enthusiasm begins to wane as disorder waxes. So they must organize themselves with tiresome tasks and ... Read more
Possibly Suzuki's most infamous film, Branded To Kill certainly retains its searing punch after repeated viewing. Curiously, it is also his least Pop Art and quivers with a heightened otherness. While proclaiming the stylistic hallmarks of his neo-Kabuki cinedrome of violence, it stands out in his ... Read more
Breathing is necessary to life, but all living things breathe the same air. This is the source of many problems. . . . ... Read more
Another curiously withheld Soviet film dating from 1967, this hitherto unknown work is one of the most sought-after Soviet entries on the festival circuit this year Made when she was 35, Muratova directs, co-writes and stars in this charming, light-hearted study of a female bureaucrat and her maid ... Read more
In an atmosphere of placid leisure and late-middle-aged tedium vitae, three provincial gentlemen accept their lot with philosophical detachment. Enter an acrobat-magician and his beautiful blonde assistant. In the village priest, the retired army officer, and the lakeside boathouse owner, dormant ... Read more
Inspired by the Albanian folk song, "They Got Him", the richly painted, decorated story of a cruel captain who rapes and plunders in the middle ages. ... 1st Prize, Oberhausen, 1968. ... Read more
A record of the visit to Australia of leading Paris fashion designer, Pierre Cardin. ... Read more
Albert Finney directs and stars as Charlie Bubbles, a successful writer, caught in the ennui of material success. ... He married too young—to Lottie (Billie Whitelaw)—and has housed his now divorced wife and son on a farm near the "old home town", a drab industrial area. ... Charlie ... Read more
Fragmentary documents about the double-life of the poet Comte Ivan Merdreff-Urban Gwerder. ... Federal Award of Switzerland; Jury Prize, Cinestud, Amerstadam; Main Prize, Oberhausen Festival. ... Read more
Two brothers and their sister, living in a small provincial town, are at the centre of a complex plot through which Bellocchio criticizes petit-bourgeois morality and the current political situation. ... Vittorio, the elder brother, seeks municipal power on the socialist ticket —led by his ... Read more
Two lesbians play Chinese Checkers and ascend into dreamy, communication, each absorbing the other to bring their latent feelings to the surface. An underground movie in the American style. ... Read more
An experimental film on family planning, putting over the notion that two children in a family are enough. ... Read more
Shot on a California ranch, this atmospheric film shows the life of a "cow puncher" and his family. ... Read more
During the course of producing a film, an individual reflects upon himself and his relations with others, at the same time as being bemused by the tools of his trade. ... A difficult abstract work, with no apparent plot or sequence, which talks elliptically of Greek myths and their significance to ... Read more
A film in two parts, representing two views of life. The first half, in black and white, presents an unvar­nished record of an old man, almost a hundred years old. The second is in colour, and will be a consolation to those who were shocked by the bitter austerity of the first part. ... Read more
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A panoramic trip across America by helicopter, with commentary on histonc monuments and land sites. ... Read more
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