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The Great Temptation of the Pink Elephant (Grapjos de Hert, Robbe de Hert, 1969)
Made for the opening of last year's Oberhausen Short Film' Festival, this brief joke represents the problems of I969 as seen by the brothers de Hert. The punch line refers to the banning of a stage p… Read more

The Great Walled City of Xan (Hal Barwood, 1969)
This is an animated glimpse of the greatest city that ever was, with a hint of its magic power and a record of its downfall. The dilemma expressed is not so much one of religious faith, but in the ad… Read more

THE JACKAL OF NAHUELTORO (Miguel Littin, 1969)
One of Chile's most notorious crimes provides the subject matter for The Jackal of Nahueltoro. ... When Jose del Carmen Valenzuela, an illiterate peasant, killed a woman and her five children, the pr… Read more

An old lady repeatedly interrupts and corrects a scientist delivering a serious lecture to an otherwise attentive and silent audience. When she was a little girl she had visited the country described… Read more

The Moebius Flip (Roger Brown, 1969)
A fantasy movie about a group of skiers who find that the world has flip flopped on the other side of reality. The Moebius Flip, a flip plus a full-twist, proves to be the solution to their problem. … Read more

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AGE (Jaroslav Papoušek, 1969)
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The Movement, Movement (Bruce Parsons, 1969)
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The Musical Pig (Zlatko Grgić, 1969)
A cartoon about an unusual pig which can sing. Alas, his public does not appreciate him, and he remains a misunderstood artist to the end of his days. ... Read more

THE NEST OF GENTLEFOLK (A Michalkov-Konchalovsky, 1969)
Through the eyes of Fyodor, a nobleman who returns to his country estate in Russia after eleven years abroad, we take a leisurely look at a group of aristocrats in the nineteenth century. ... On his … Read more

The Nun's Kiss (Kirsten Stenbaek, 1969)
An aggressive young man has his way with a nun, but in doing so, he destroys the fascination that stirred him. ... Read more

The Other Side (Uri Zohar, 1969)
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The Sixth Continent (Gilbert Lauzun, 1969)
The title of the film refers to the world of the ocean bed, Earth's last unexplored and undeveloped continent. The United Nations is concerned to keep the seabed peaceful, its resources free from pol… Read more

The Skin Game (Fred Schepisi, 1969)
An advertising film, presenting a long-established product in new-style marketing terms. ... Silver Award, Australian Film Awards 1970 ... Read more

The Spider (Aleksander Marks, Vladimir Jutriša, 1969)
The spider closes the trilogy begun by the Fly and continued in Sisiphus. Containing the strongest moral message of the three, its tone is black. ... Read more

The Spirit of Sailing (Jørgen Ekberg, 1969)
A great athlete could be regarded as an artist expressing himself through his sporting ability. The film uses this approach to Paul Elvstr0m, who sails three different boats and explains his feelings… Read more

The Star of Bethlehem (Hermína Tyrlová, 1969)
Hermina Tvrlova, a Czech animator ranking in fame close to Jiri Trnka, uses her favourite material, wool, to tell the Bible story of the Star of Bethlehem. ... Read more

The Theme of an Abstract (Adrian Heinze, 1969)
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THE WHITE SUN OF THE DESERT (Vladimir Motyl, 1969)
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The Winds of Fago (Colin Low, 1969)
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THE WOLF MEN (Irwin Rosten, 1969)
Pity the poor wolf. They've been the heavies in song and dance since the beginnings of recorded history. Garnished with Disney clips of "Red Riding Hood" and "The Three Little Pigs", this film shows … Read more

Then the Rain (Ramesh Gupta, 1969)
The moods of the parched land before the monsoon, the gathering of the clouds, then the bursting of the rain, is depicted in telling visuals and suitably selected ragas. ... Read more

THINK OF A NUMBER (Palle Kjaerulff-Schmidt, 1969)
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This Town (Hugh Evans, 1969)
Large areas of a once-prosperous mill town in Yorkshire are facing demolition, and many inhabitants are being moved to new housing nearby. The proliferation of 19th Century houses and factories still… Read more

To Australia with Love (Mal Bryning, 1969)
A product of the notorious 1969 Melbourne film festival censorship scandal, (when Swedish director Stig Bjorkman arrives as a guest of the festival only to find his film I Love, You Love, had been ba… Read more

To See or Not to See (Bretislav Pojar, 1969)
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