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Films In 1972

Dedicated to the victims of the Black September murders, this film is a thoughtful impression of the Olympic Games 1972. ... Read more
A day in the life of a housewife. Gradually, she becomes aware that something is wrong. An incident, in which she fails to make contact with a foreign worker, leads her to the decision to change her life. ... Read more
Seven passengers are travelling in a railway carriage. As they pass through a tunnel, one of them disappears. The others try to find him, but all the doors are locked. Then comes another tunnel . . . ... Read more
The film is based on a tale by P'u Sung- ... Ling , a poor scholar, who lived at the ... end of the 17th century. The director ... combined the filming of “The Heroic ... Maid”, a simple story, with the philosophical concept of Zen, to make it more ... effective. The story is set in a remote ... Read more
A fascist official in a little Croatian village decides to celebrate the anniversary of his appointment as local chief of the Party with a suitable cultural event. He wants the villagers to stage Shakespeare's Hamlet. The school-teacher is reluctant, as only one person in the village has ever seen ... Read more
A fascist official in a little Croatian village decides to celebrate the anniversary of his appointment as local chief of the Party with a suitable cultural event. He wants the villagers to stage Shakespeare's Hamlet. The school-teacher is reluctant, as only one person in the village has ever seen ... Read more
True story of an alpinist who fell six hundred metres from a cliff face and subsequently rescued himself. ... Read more
Long-haul trucking in the most exacting conditions. Depicting the strength of new, steel-belted, radial touch tyres, and their application to Australian conditions. ... Golden Reel Award, Australian Film Awards. ... Read more
Adult Fun is a British thriller about industrial espionage that develops into an altogether different kind of film. It is directed by James Scott, who uses a semi-documentary approach, relying on a high degree of improvisation. He says the film is based on the world of night cleaners, although it ... Read more
An animated cartoon that illustrates in a few line sketches the ultimate fate of all living things if man continues to pollute the atmosphere. ... Read more
Starting with the metal in one of its everyday applications, the film traces the journey of the raw materials through several complex processes, and closes with the production of a vast range of end products. ... Silver Osella, Venice: Silver Award, ... Australian Film Awards 1972. ... Read more
During his dinner party, the Baron Swenbeck begins reminiscing about his brother who hung himself twenty years ago. A strange cry in the night brings the guests from the party out into the darkness of the past. . . ... Read more
Rafael Corkidi, who makes his directorial debut with Angels and Cherubs, has previously earned a reputation for his photography on Jodorosky's two films, Fando and Lis and El Topo. ... His imagery in this film, which he also photographed, is overtly surreal with a bold use of colour, and his ... Read more
This film shows the body and nature in harmony through Yoga, and the evolution of beauty within the evolution of nature's rule. It was filmed in Les Bories (Neolithic stone dwellings) and the cliffs in Le Roussillon (Vaucluse). ... The positions described are the Heron, the Pigeon, the Rooster, the ... Read more
August and July is a film about two young women in love. They are not lesbians-this is their first realisation of their bi-sexual inclinations. ... They are real people: Sharon Smith is a musician, Alexa DeWeil a writer. The film maker sets out to capture the beauty of their love, but also their ... Read more
After the brilliant cinematic experiment of Pas de Deux, Norman McLaren once again films dancers - this time slowing down their movements to a quarter of their speed in reality. The original choreography of the ballet to Rachmaninoff's music "Spring Waters" was rearranged by David Holmes, and, to ... Read more
Beatrice Cenci is a study in intimidation and terror surrounding the history of the Cenci family of Rome. Count Francesco Cenci was famous for the torture of his family. the murder of his sons, and his final assassination by his daughter Beatrice. ... First SECA Film Award, San Francisco Museum of ... Read more
To give an insight into the conditions under which people on the fringes of Finnish society live, the film concentrates on one day in the life of a skid row alcoholic: his birthday. ... Read more
Made as part of a series on Adult Learning for the Training Section of the Public Service Board, this is the best of the series, unpretentious, no commentary and a short appearance by Kate Fitzpatrick. ... Read more
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A bird obsessed with motors is attracted by the motor-like sound that insects make in flight and tries to imitate them. ... Seeing a plane, he perches on it blithely so that he can fly with a motor at last. But the plane has trouble and the pilot ends up taking an unwanted bath in the pond. ... Read more
A satirical study of the influence of television on human relations. ... Read more
This animated film without commentary shows the attempt of a black-and-white army to impose its dictatorial rule on a free, happy and colourful society. A small girl nurtures one red flower that eventually takes the shape of a scarlet jester, Tyl Uylenspiegel. This remnant of colour and spirit ... Read more
Inspired by nature, Pamela Bone has searched for a way to express the mystery and beauty of an inner vision by photographic means. She said about her work: 'When you value an idea, it enables you to work with infinite care and patience to overcome the limitations that photography would impose.' ... Read more
One citizen's crusade to stop the developers from destroying his environment. ... Read more
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