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Films In 1968

The animation of stills breathes life into this ballet of long distance running. ... Read more
Pinjara is a carder in a Bombay cotton factory producing and renovating mattresses. Carding is a skill centuries old, but it can now be done by machine. Pinjara's livelihood is threatened and, in consequence, his very existence. He has been homeless in the city for the forty years he has worked ... Read more
A little man with a cross crusades his way through contemporary society. ... Grand Prix (shared) 1968, Oberhausen. ... Read more
The White Bus was a 45-minute dramatic film directed by Lindsay Anderson and starring Shelagh Delaney. John Fletcher has been a friend and colleague of Anderson since they worked together in the "Free Cinema" movement of the early Fifties. Fletcher's film about his friend at work—one ... Read more
A fable on the futility of progress for its own sake. Is the grass any greener for the helmeted astronaut than for the naked ape? ... Read more
This film is the world s first attempt to travel through Papua New Guinea to obtain a complete record of the 20th century Stone Age life. ... Read more
The benefits of space research are ... outlined: the improvement of weather ... forecasting, the location of oil. ... instant communication between ... continents, discoveries that may lead ... to improvements in the world's ... food and Water supply. ... Read more
A helicopter's eye view of The Netherlands revealed through its geographical history from the Ice Age through the formation of its landscape by interplay of wind and water, its flora, fauna, and at last the re-creation wrought by man. ... Read more
A strange animal, half spider and half elephant, and its inexorable march interrupted by hesitations in a coloured and abstract world. ... Read more
There is another form of archaeology: digging up the recent past. This film is a concise account of some Polish excavations on the site of the gas chamber at Auschwitz. ... Read more
Scripted and directed by herself. this ... documentary on the career of one o‘ ... the first famous stars of the screen ... contains excerpts from her films ... Cut into an interview with the lonely ... old actress of 86. ... Read more
In 1968, Asta Nielsen made a short documentary of her career with Poul Reumert, who played Mr Rudolf in The Abyss. In the final scene she sits among the art treasures of her Copenhagen apartment and says, 'I am only waiting to die,' a single tear trickling down her cheek. After the scene was shot ... Read more
A girl "awakes" into a world of the persecuted and insane. Her nightmare becomes increasingly grotesque. An allegory in the Kafka tradition. ... Read more
A former news cameraman is found dead in mysterious circumstances. The police detective assigned to the case gradually finds himself involved in reading an unfinished novel by the dead man called "The Bearded General", and through it becoming a sort of literary biographer, seeking clues to the ... Read more
A girl lies with legs splayed on a couch. She dangles a paper bird on the end of a piece of string. ... The camera rocks and slides as if in a trance, and the white shape, fluttering to the raucous twitter of birds on a soundtrack, conveys the sexual frustration behind the girl's impassive face ... Read more
In fine colour photography, steam locomotives are shown at work with the recorded voices of the men who operate them. Their tributes capture some of the excitement generated by this disappearing form of transport. ... Read more
This is the story of Juha Holm. 33-year-old model family man, hero of a magazine story, showing him surrounded by his happy wife and loving children. Is this picture quite true? The film lays bare the reality behind the banal material presented by the magazine, and we learn about the real Juha, his ... Read more
An abstract illustration of Ravel's Bolero ... Read more
A light satire on the American space race with a twist in its tail. ... Read more
Before the British came to India, a fishing village stood where Calcutta was established. The city evolved to meet the needs of colonialism: the growth of the East India ... Company and the exploitation of Bengal. It now has a population of eight million, three times what it was when India became ... Read more
Do they dream, those wooden horses on the roundabouts? Black and green and blue, with flying hooves and flaring nostrils, could they escape? Then what dreams, what adventures, what colour, what life, what freedom . . . and what fear of freedom! ... Read more
Abstract variation on the Nutcracker music by Tchaikovski. ... Read more
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Leningrad was subjected to a siege lasting nine hundred days. It was the longest siege in modern history. One-third of its population of three million died. The remainder survived ... on rations below starvation level. ... Golden Dove, Leipzig ... Read more
A boy hears his parents arguing, and then is sent off to school before their coming divorce. He is silent and reserved, but also headstrong, and he crosses one of his teachers. His need for love is continually meeting rebuff. He Ends a dog at school which resembles his dog at home, but he is ... Read more
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