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Films In 1970

A group of astronauts find mysterious eggs on an unknown planet, filled with treasure. They take them into their rocket, and while they doze off on their return journey to Earth, suffocating tentacles grow out of the eggs, not unlike the snakes in the tale about Lacoon. ... Read more
A primitive tribe lives isolated in an oasis. The ground is scattered with precious stones and on top of a totem pole glitters the most beautiful diamond in the world. ... One day an unscrupulous traveller arrives in a flying machine. He tries to get the jewel in exchange for some umbrellas, whose ... Read more
Unending perspectives, walls throbbing with coloured forms, menacing black birds swooping . . . lost in these abstract surroundings, a man tries desperately to escape from the maze of his solitude. ... Read more
With Tania Bari. Christine Brabant. Marie-Claire Carle, Louba Dobrievitch Jaleh Kerendi. Germinal Casada, Florie Alexander, Paolo Bortoluzzi, Antonio Cano, Pierre Dobrievitch. ... Read more
A film version of the "fotonovela", or popular magazine story told in terms of photos and captions. Roberto Alonso faithfully retains all the irrational imagery, dialogue, plot, in his satire on this boy meets girl genre. ... Read more
A romantic, nostalgic film of a young man traversing time and distance to recapture a past love. ... On a train between Budapest and Paris, Jancsi relives through a series of flashbacks the period he spent with Kata, the girl whom he is travelling to meet. The memories come flooding back. Memories ... Read more
"Szabo's concern for history could not be considered a political in the sense of providing a political perspective on Hungary. What he does show is how historical events and social convulsions affect individuals and how, in turn, his story is the abstraction of the repetitive individual stories ... Read more
A middle-aged brother and sister accidentally kill a young man, and take his body to a cottage on the moors, where a conflict develops between them as to his ultimate fate, and their own. ... Read more
The strange and haunting, surreal world of the paintings of Rene Magritte, with occasional comments from close friends, and extracts from his own statements. ... Read more
A girl has a profound effect on the relationship of guys who live together. ... Read more
Based on the story of Edgar Allan Poe, the film tells the tale about Count Prospero, who amidst the plague devastating the world, locks himself into his castle with his decadent court. A ball is interrupted by the visit of a beautiful woman who seduces the Count and whose identity is revealed only ... Read more
A gay, animated film, in which a group of those sturdy female figures that the Russians turn from wood, and that nest inside each other, perform a folk dance. ... Read more
Born to an anarchist father, Metello follows in his footsteps as a champion of liberty and social justice. When he is imprisoned after a strike action, he repeats the hollow promise his father made before him, to forget politics after he serves his term. ... A look back into the heyday of the ... Read more
This is a repetition of the social and psychological experiments of Kurt Levin with small children. The object of the experiments was the demonstration of differences between the various communal climates (educational atmospheres) and guidance methods: voluntariness, libertinism and blind obedience. Read more
An animated experimental film presenting an abstract interpretation of a microsecond. Split screen time-lapse clouds on one side; 3,000 years of history in quick stills on the other. ... Read more
A continuation in the series of cartoons on a whimsical character called Mr. Koumal, who in this film tries, in an original way, to find what is 'personal courage'. ... Read more
Bent Barfod, Danish avant-garde film director, produced an experimental photographic ballet film in Mixed Double. ... Read more
For Jacques, the general store was the cross-roads of life—a place where a boy could learn all that was needed for the way ahead—especially when his uncle was the storekeeper and also the village undertaker. ... The film conveys many vignettes of village life in an asbestos mining area ... Read more
The film is the expression of its maker's personal fear of his dentist. ... Read more
A strange man and computer made monster turns against its creators. ... The film was produced by the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, in Iran. ... Golden Statue, Tehran Festival of Films for Children 1970 ... Read more
Produced in Nigeria for the people of Yoruba-land, the film uses the traditional dramatic form of story telling (a group of actors tour the country, dramatising urgent problems) to introduce the idea of family planning. ... Read more
A cine-poem expressing the moods, imagery, colour and "feel" of November in the countryside and in the city. ... Read more
Karel Zeman once again returns to the science-fiction fantasy world of Jules Verne, this time in a French fort in North Africa at the turn of the century. ... A young lieutenant is saved from the sea by a beautiful maiden who has escaped from the ship of an arms dealer who brought her to a rebel ... Read more
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"One is One and all alone and evermore shall be so'' from the song "Green grow the rushes O", is the theme of this film. A young man returns to the scene of his former life following a gaol sentence. A series of flash-backs reveal his happiness with his girlfriend and the "cooling off" caused by ... Read more
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