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Films In 1970

The life-story of one of the most notorious figures of this century. He was reviled and ridiculed by generations of Allied servicemen and international gossip columnists, yet when Farouk became Egypt's king in 1936 at the tender age of 16, he was idolised by his subjects who considered him a ... Read more
“It's the nearest thing yet to a genuine political science-fiction movie. Brilliantly original, utterly haunting.” - Time Out ... Filmmaker Werner Herzog describes Fata Morgana as “a documentary shot by extraterrestrials from the Andromeda Nebula, and left behind”. It was actually shot in ... Read more
The course of a volcanic eruption is shown from beginning to end: the rarely seen termination of volcanic activity is included. Devastation and beauty are the aftermath. ... Silver Osella for Children's Film, Venice 1970 ... Read more
The story of a young drag racer who goes his own way and lives only for racing. ... Read more
With the help of marching songs, sentimental ballads and Wagner, a whole generation of young Germans were enticed to follow Hitler. ... Today, says this film, the potential for a similar herd-like compliance still exists in Germany. ... Read more
A beautiful Constable landscape is slowly eroded into an ugly modern metropolis. ... Read more
Four Moods has become somewhat of a landmark for Taiwan, being the result of the collaboration of the industry's top directors and stars. The film consists of four stories, dealing with four very different kinds of ghosts. ... In "The Ghost of Joy", a scholar chases away a grave robber from a ... Read more
"An entrancing hippie-dippie oratorio on gender combat that doesn't retell Genesis so much as slip it a microdot." - Village Voice ... There have been few filmmakers as willing to completely carve apart the conventions of cinema as Czech pioneer of the feminist avant-garde Vera Chytilová ... Read more
The many tasks a computer will perform, and its use in industry and commerce. ... Read more
Born from the frustrating experiences of two theology students, the film describes the problems of a modern rural clergyman trying to keep a grip on a dwindling congregation, while examining the relevance of his personal role in modern life. ... Realising that the Orthodox Church is dying, and that ... Read more
Harry Munter is a dreamy, precocious youth. He's also rather a genius, having invented some kind of electronic equipment which has come to the notice of an American company. ... Last year Harry went through the process of acquiring book knowledge. Now he's learning about life and death. And ... Read more
Two people from different subcultures meet for a moment and try lo break down barriers in order to communicate. Touch me. feel me. ... Read more
An account of the life and career of one of the legendary figures of the English music hall, who was also a star of vaudeville in the United States and Australia during the early part of this century. The film includes a unique record of a performance given in 1969 when Hetty King was in her 87th ... Read more
A fairy-tale about the daring soccer-team of Dnieper Cossacks who travelled abroad and won all the games with knights, musketeers and islanders, showing wonders of resourcefulness and wit. ... Read more
The Everyman hero of Ion Popescu Gopo's many cartoon films, is bent on solving some mathematical problems, but he is side-tracked by fantasies… ... Read more
Alan Marshall's autobiographical novel of his own youthful fight against polio, has been transposed on to the screen by Czech director, Karel Kachylia. ... The setting has been transported from the Australian outback to the Tlumacov stud farm in Moravia, once the largest of its kind in the ... Read more
Recreation of events in the life of a black militant leader, depicting relationships with police, lawyers, family, friends, and enemies. ... CINE Golden Eagle: Blue Ribbon, American Film Festival. ... Read more
Mao Tse Tung said: "To study is to learn, but to work is also to learn, and the more important way of learning." Two members of a political group are challenged to test this theory in practice. ... Read more
A philosophical tale about the influence of technology on human psychology. Technical progress may in future become a serious danger for the biological development of mankind. ... Main Prize. Oberhausen 1970 ... Read more
"I'm Jack Johnson, ... I'm black, they never let me forget it ... I'm black alright ... I'll never let them forget it" ... A documentary biography, previously unscreened in Australia, of the first black heavyweight world boxing champion - a fascinating combination of stills, clips, newsreel ... Read more
A girl winds up in hospital from an overdose of drugs. Her father, an advertising executive, seeks out her junkie boyfriend and murders him. His action is discovered by a factory worker, who applauds it as a blow struck for God and country. When the daughter discovers her father's guilt, she runs ... Read more
Joe Bonham, a young U.S. soldier whose arms, legs and face have been blown off by a shell on the last day of World War I, is kept alive by the efforts of a zealous army doctor, who is convinced that there is no more human cerebration in this hulk, and therefore useful only as a source for ... Read more
A ballet film in which live dancers move among cartoon figures. The eternal couple experience dangers, joys, then disappear as they came. ... Read more
A battered truck crosses dangerous mountain roads on its way to show films to the inhabitants of a Pamirian village. The driver is a one-man band - he not only delivers the films, but also pastes up a poster, sells tickets, puts up the screen. It is all in a day's work for him, he has done it for ... Read more
Cut to music, this bright collage film gives an impression of a big city. ... Read more
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