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Films In 1968

A town is discovered as if through the eyes of a modern painter. ... Read more
A 250-mile highway runs between Swat and Gilgit in the north of Pakistan. Till 1959 the region was isolated, almost inaccessible, immensely beautiful—and known to be rich in mineral and forest resources. So the Pakistan Army Corps of Engineers moved in, and this is a documentary study of the ... Read more
ln l942, a Serbian acrobat named Dragoljub Aleksic made a film about himself in occupied Belgrade. lt was the story of an orphan girl driven by her stepmother into the arms of a rich man when her true love belongs to the acrobat. The acrobat saves her after many heroic deeds. The print of the film ... Read more
A succession of hypnotic images and colours are cut to haunting Indian jugalbandi music. ... Read more
Claude Ridder has tried to shoot himself: he is picked up from the hospital by two strangers. taken on a mysterious car ride to a clinical centre, and prepared for an experiment in which he is shut into a kind of giant brain and sent back to relive one moment of time. The experimenters lose him ... Read more
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The audience takes its seats in the auditorium, the orchestra tunes its instruments, the conductor enters to a round of applause, raises his baton, and . . . ... Read more
Two women, raped and killed by barbarian samurai, have become vampires. They lure samurai into a country hut with promises of love and then, in vengeance against all samurai, tear their throats open. The son of one and husband of the other has become a famous samurai, and has been appointed to ... Read more
'The heartrending adventures of a non-being in search of himself. One will see it fairly clearly that in order to be alone, it is at times necessary to be two . . .' A short, metaphysical fable told by means of a white ball, a hole and a red ball . , . ... Read more
Roy Lichtenstein, one of the originators of pop art, has become one of the most controversial of internationally known American painters for his comic strip canvases. There was a retrospective exhibition at the Tate Gallery in London, and this film records the public reactions to its impact. ... Read more
A report on the world of the hippie, the New Left and all those young people in Italy who are determined to change a world they don't understand and in which they do not believe. ... Read more
oung Anja, victim of society and of herself. has been sentenced to a young peoples prison. Her loneliness and desperation, her longing for sex and freedom, are studied against the background of strained relationships in this "school home". Then she is released, gets a job and men. But still she ... Read more
ln 1895, the Cuban people revolted ... against Spain. ln |933 they revolted ... against a dictator. Then in thc ... Sixties came Fidel. Lucia is a different ... heroine in each of three moments ... in Cuba`s- liberation struggle. ... 'l`he first Lucia. more concerned with ... love than revolt ... Read more
Charles Rennie Mackintosh, born Glasgow, 1868. As a student, he was the painter who led the Spook School, a Glaswegian expression of Art Nouveau. At 27, he was the architect who won the competition to design the Glasgow School of Art, his masterpiece. Later, an interior designer, his rooms were ... Read more
A virtuoso study of the manufacture of photographic equipment showing the precision demanded. The processing of film in darkness is shown by some astonishing infra-red photography. ... Read more
No comment—but that of the ugliness and noise in a factory. A briskly edited study of workers, their tedium and alienation in the atmosphere of their place of work. ... Read more
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Before the puppet theatres of India depicted the heroes of Indian independence, the wooden marionettes retold the legends of the great warriors of the ancient Empire and the customs of the courts of the Maharajahs. ... Read more
A conversation before an accident , intercut with safety warnings, accompanies shots of wrecked cars and views of impending accidents from behind the wheel. A strong case for careful driving. ... Read more
An abstract illustration of the famous minuet by Mozart. ... Read more
The film covers the life of the Blue Miao tribe of northern Thailand over one year's cycle of social, religious and economic activities. It shows their ceremonies, their food-gathering, making of costumes, their cultivation of opium and their annual festival. It ends with the removal of their ... Read more
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A coach arrives in a village in the Ardennes in the mid-nineteenth century bringing an elegant gentleman and his lady companion. Monsieur Hawarden is the surviving member of a family of Viennese aristocrats and after some years of travelling he wishes to settle and forget the past. . . . ... This ... Read more
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