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DON SEGUNDO SOMBRA (Manuel Antin, 1969)
Fabio, an orphan boy of obscure origins, is brought up in the household of nagging aunts, in a small country town. When he meets Don Segundo Sombra, a robust old gaucho, the boy-falls under the old m… Read more

DOUBLE SUICIDE (Masahiro Shinoda, 1969)
Masahiro Shinoda made his first film in 1960, and was immediately hailed as one of the Japanese New Wave. Since then he has made fourteen films, the most recent of which is Double Suicide, which, lik… Read more

DUET FOR CANNIBALS (Susan Sontag, 1969)
Novelist, film and social critic, Susan Sontag's first film is described as a psychological drama of four people, in which an older couple exercises its will and power over two students, and manipula… Read more

ECSTACY OF THE ANGELS (Kôji Wakamatsu, 1969)
On its release, a mass media campaign was waged against the release of Ecstasy of the Angels accusing the film of inflaming ‘random terrorism'. ... Known as the ‘Pink Godfather'- referring to his… Read more

Ego (Bruno Bozzetto, 1969)
The erotic dreams of a routine-oriented bourgeois. ... Nastro d'argento. Venice 1970; Second Award, Barcelona 1970 ... Read more

EROS PLUS MASSACRE (Yoshishige Yoshida, 1969)
“A climactic, delirious, wall-busting murder fantasy.” - Village Voice ... Yoshishige Yoshida's exigent Eros Plus Massacre centres on anarchist Sakae Osugi, who was killed in the devastating wake… Read more

Exorcism (Jerry Kaufmann, 1969)
A series of scenes, multiplied over one another, depicts dancers progressing from a disciplined exercise class to freer movement. ... Read more

Fantasmatic (Ernest Ansorge, Gisele Ansorge, 1969)
From free association of somber thoughts, a new world is born. An adventurous spirit explores images which beckon and threaten, reflections of contemporary man's psychological landscape. ... Golden L… Read more

Film Four (Rahat Yusufi, 1969)
In India, as everywhere, there is a generation gap. The older people of the family studied in this film are religious, orthodox and conventional, but a daughter has been exposed to modern thought... ... Read more

For My Crushed Right Eye (Toshio Matsumoto, 1969)
For My Crushed Right Eye is a split-screen short by Toshio Matsumoto, constructed while he was shooting his masterwork, Funeral Parade of Roses. Sharing footage and using cuts from the feature projec… Read more

FUNERAL PARADE OF ROSES (Toshio Matsumoto, 1969)
“The child of a rich moment in history where all of the art forms commingled in an incredibly free playing field.” - Jim O'Rourke ... At the forefront of Japan's 60s avant-garde film revolution w… Read more

Ghana - A report (Peter Hopkinson, 1969)
Aid given to developing countries over many years is now seen to be largely ineffective. This film examines a more “realistic" approach in the form of investment from overseas, to which a country s… Read more

Gipsy Pentecost 1969 (The Feast of St. Sara) (Laurence Boulting, 1969)
Each year in May, Gypsies from all over Europe converge upon an isolated village in the Camargue, France, to hold a festival to their patron saint, Sara. Swamped by over 100,000 people, the town give… Read more

Gitte in April (Hans Kristensen, 1969)
In a mixture of fiction and documentation, this film tells about a single mother and her lover. ... Read more

Goldframe (Raoul Servais, 1969)
A great film producer always has to be first. This is his tale- a salutary one. ... Read more

Hail to You, Pompeians! (Herbert Seggelke, 1969)
The volcano Vesuvius destroyed the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. But within reach of most of our cities today lie a thousand volcanoes of a different order... ... Read more

Hall (Peter Gidal, 1969)
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Happy Family Planning (Sy Wexler, 1969)
A cartoon film about family planning. ... Read more

Hides and Strings (John Abraham, 1969)
The traditional arts and crafts of making sitars and tablas. ... Read more

HOROSCOPE (Boro Draskovic, 1969)
A remote railway station near the Adriatic Riviera in Yugoslavia is the limbo where five young layabouts laze away the summer days, ... making pointless bets like placing heads on the line as a train… Read more

HORRORS OF MALFORMED MEN (Teruo Ishii, 1969)
“Taps into the country's post-nuclear trauma so audaciously that people fled theaters in disgust upon its release.” - Midnight Eye ... Consistently banned on video and DVD since its 1969 release,… Read more

Icarus 1 (Milan Blažeković, 1969)
A 'mini mini' cartoon on the theme of curiosity. ... Read more

IN THE COMPANY OF MEN (William Greaves, 1969)
Made by a Black director commissioned by Newsweek, this film was shot in a General Motors plant in the American South during a trial job &ndash: training programme. A hardcore group of unemployed Bla… Read more

In the Void (Ronald Bijlsma, 1969)
Violence in human life is so ugly as to be fascinating. ... Read more

Incredible Machine (Paul Cohen, 1969)
A dramatic introduction to what could become a major art form in the future: electronics. Computers synthesise speech, song, painting, design prototypes, and even make films - though not this one. On… Read more

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