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Films In 1972

Inspired by Boris Blacher's composition, the film assigns visual motives to the four themes of the work. The natural objects shown are playfully alienated through the manipulation of exposures and colouring. ... Read more
The great sculptor's work, and his contribution to contemporary art. ... Read more
Aspects and examples of the science of Cybernetics, some grave, some gay, some beautiful Three lovely girls converge on Pans, exploring as they travel, the wonders of a new age, in which computers defeat, by the speed of their decision making, the contemporary evils of congestion pollution and ... Read more
An experimental film illustrating a poem on the theme of Death and the Maiden. ... Read more
A child escapes from the rectangular stone world of a city, only to be placed into the microcosm of our world: the school. Without the use of a single word, this imaginative animated film sharply recalls memories of a childhood in Quebec. ... Prix du Jury, Oberhausen 1973. ... Read more
This is a biographical portrait of the filmmaker's brother, David. It follows him from his middle class childhood, through the death of his father, adolescent problems and drug involvement. He spends three and a half years in and out of mental institutions, and struggles with heroin addiction. He ... Read more
Oshima, the celebiated director of Boy, the Ceremony, and Diary of a Shinkuju Thief, probes the effects of the USA occupation on the indigenous culture of the inhabitants of Okinawa, and explores the guilt feelings of the Japanese about the island, which remained under foreign control until 1972 ... Read more
Maxi cat discovers the bell rope . . . ... Read more
"Don't Torture a Duckling is [Fulci's] best entry in the giallo pantheon, and a shocking preview of his gory excesses to come." – FearNet.com ... A big-city reporter (Tomas Milian) and a woman on the run from a sex scandal (Barbara Bouchet) attempt to solve a series of child murders in a ... Read more
Three strippers perform their routine in a sleazy London night club. A fourth comes on the stage, but her act is interrupted by the intervention of a group of men. Stephen Dwoskin, in his second feature film, probes the ritual of the striptease in terms of interaction between the performers and ... Read more
A consideration of one possible conceptual model for human existence: that of a primitive yard-chair, upon which sits the Creator, impassively observing the flow of his mountains. ... Read more
A man evolves through psychological stages. ... Gold Award, Chicago. ... Read more
Two marionettes are jerked into life in a puppet theatre. We watch as desire grows up between the two creatures, until the moment when they are about to touch and are brutally jerked apart. ... Read more
Widely regarded as the most important North Korean film ever made, The Flower Girl is a technicolour epic of race, rebellion and revolutionary zeal. ... Based on an opera reported to have been written by Kim Il-sung himself and often described as North Korea's Gone with the Wind, The Flower Girl is ... Read more
This animated film, based on Persian miniatures, tells of the inhabitants of two towns in the Middle Ages who live in peace and harmony until their kings star! to fight over a bird they both have shot down while hunting. War breaks out, but children, during the night, substitute flowers for the ... Read more
A film about a man who tries to escape the noise and confusion of city life, and goes to the peaceful countryside to fly a model aircraft. However, the aircraft has a mind of its own, and he is left to chase it through a series of situations to an unexpected conclusion. ... Read more
Directed by former Paramount animator, Ralph Bakshi, Futz the Cat has been borne into the cinema, in full animation, from Robert Crumb's satirical comic strip. ... Fritz sees himself as a liberated cat, and he indulges all the pleasures offered him by fate, as well as demonstrating his political ... Read more
Obsequies, a moving speech, tears. Suddenly, the orator starts to say curious things and the solemnity of the occasion is brutality destroyed. ... Read more
Night falls in an Iranian home. A strange knocking at the door. A superstitious old woman and her cowardly son are sure they are being visited by a genie. ... Read more
A couple of good reasons for a night-light ... (the film being a probing plunge into the psyche of the child after hours, and possible cause of the adult insomniac). ... Read more
An animated film about a green man who goes to a city without colour-the grey city. He brings a flower, which the inhabitants have never seen before, and suggests they, loo, can grow flowers. They refuse, believing only a green man has such power. But a child arrives with a seed ... ... Read more
This report from Papa Doc's and Baby Doc's Haiti shows the state of the Negro population in the Caribbean republic. Aiming at complete impartiality, the film presents facts and allows them to speak for themselves. ... Read more
The film illustrates portraits of people who work at an agricultural co-operative and live in the country. The story deals with a few people at two different times, by using documentary film material made at a difficult time of development for the members of the co-op "Helmut Just", eight years ... Read more
Here Comes Everybody is a highly revealing cinema-verite film about an encounter group session at the Esalen Institute in Bug Sur. California. The sixteen people involved in the week-long session were aware of it being filmed, but Whitmore seems to have been able lo capture the genuine atmosphere ... Read more
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