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A cartoon about a character who started singing already in his cradle, and continued all his life. The song is not bad, and his voice is quite pleasant, too. The only trouble is that he only has one song. ... Read more
A novel animation film showing a tranquil oasis in the big city, where those not involved in its life find a place to sit and watch the world go by. Sketched in heavy pencil, many of the figures actually move, giving the effect of an artist's sketchbook having come to life. ... Read more
The subject for this film by Philip Trevelyan is a family of five: Mr. Page and his two sons and two daughters, who inhabit a rundown old house located in a wood somewhere not far from London. What 29-year-old Trevelyan is interested in is the uniqueness of the way in which they confront the ... Read more
Nails—large, small, thick, thin-are the actors of this film with a message about the dangers of the population explosion. ... Read more
A film in which the images of dreams are used with a narrative ballad song to describe the transition from innocence to experience in a modern family's soul. ... Read more
Azulai is a warm-hearted elderly Israeli cop, proud of his uniform, but too naive to discover an obvious culprit and too weak-hearted to arrest him. ... With qualities like these, it is no wonder he is a failure and somewhat of an embarrassment to the force. ... After 20 years of service, Azulai's ... Read more
Prophet of Hunger is about contradictions—in this case that of a man who endures hunger in order to earn money for food. ... The film is based on the life of Siki, the fakir who attempted to surpass the world's record for fasting while on show In a glass case. The entire story is taken from ... Read more
The world's first adhesive postage stamp was printed in black, but very soon coloured stamps were introduced. The film shows the complex factors determining the colours used in various issues. ... Read more
Here is a Marxist revolutionary comedy paying homage to both Karl and Groucho Marx. ... The revolution, which came in 1945 together with liberation, was militarily rough, but also inspired a lot of creative comment. ... The film looks at the relationship between the individual and the general ... Read more
A rope-obsessed man has collected an enormous quantity of rope. It has become a living nightmare, tormenting the hero day and night. His friend, who has so far only been observing the hero's dreadful experiences, saves him from the torturing obsession. ... Read more
An episode in a serial about two little bears, in which one of the bears falls in love with their playmate, a panther-who is really a kitten. ... Read more
The secrets of the sea are slowly being unravelled by the physicists, chemists, marine biologists, and all other scientists engaged in oceanography research. This science documentary film, centred on the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, is designed to promote a better understanding of the sea ... Read more
An animated fairytale, using folkloric ... graphic and musical material, about ... Prince Charming whose beloved is ... kidnapped by the Dragon. ... Read more
Biologically, man will still be programmed as a hunter and food collector, when there will be nothing to hunt and collect. Evolution is too slow to cope with the rapid changes in our environment, and the countdown of man's survival has already begun. ... Yet. there may be a chance to influence the ... Read more
A comic horror cartoon about a submarine. ... Read more
This film was made for television, and is dedicated to the filmmakers of Czechoslovakia. ... It is structured around a young couple's first sexual encounter which is witnessed by three men. Our attention is upon the three men —a lazy bum, a voyeur, and his aggressive cousin —and on what ... Read more
Within the framework of a social parable, the film attempts to show how easily the structure of a society works to prevent the under-privileged from recognising their true position. Dealing with the oppression of German peasantry in the 1820's, it demonstrates by implication how superstition and ... Read more
Margit is in her thirties, has two children and no husband. Flash­backs provide us with information about her past aflfairs-with the Church, with a professor who left her pregnant, and with a blind man who defected to the West, leaving her with the prospect of a second fatherless child. She now ... Read more
A young man examining his relationship with his surroundings discovers a gapping void deep inside himself. ... Read more
A short, animated film, which makes fun of pornography. ... Read more
Personal impressions of an immigrant's first five years in Canada, recorded in snapshots. ... Read more
The impact of western culture on the men of the Pacific is revealed through the inner monologue of a Solomon Islander. ... Read more
A symbolic short by the leading Dutch experimental film maker, Franz Zwartjes. The action takes place in a garden where a woman tries to find a place for a doll. There is no normal development of the story; realistic scenes are interrupted by abstract sequences. Sound and time-flow are manipulated. ... Read more
Any day, any suburb: the goings on of typical people. A "News of the World" cross section of a community and the way they spend their day. ... Read more
In a drab, futuristic underground world, a cowered and dehumanised populace is governed by a central computer; a robotic police force controls all aspects of daily life in true totalitarian fashion, stamping out any sign of individuality The inhabitants dress in regulation white and their heads are ... Read more
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