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Films In 1972

A little factory in Egypt. The people and their horses share everything—they suffer the heat, they work together, and at the end of the day, they bathe together in the Nile. ... Read more
In this satire on the double standard, a young man wants to establish a relationship with a young woman. But she says: 'Don't you realise, there is a revolution going on?' and insists on a 'one night stand'. ... Read more
Images proceeds like an Escber drawing, like a dragon reaching out and back into the screen, into the mind, into the fractured visions of Cathryn, beautiful, privileged and fragile as glass. ... Her husband, Hugh, impotently rich, is unaware of his wife's discoloured world; he cackles inanely ... Read more
This is a study of Ingmar Bergman, as film director. The film was made during the preparation and shooting of The Touch, and gives a penetrating portrait of Bergman. It contains a long interview in which he defines and analyses the practical and ethical problems of film direction. ... Read more
Lelouch's camera flows through Iran observing the emerging country's customs, mysteries and beauties. The people and their land are knit together in his impressionistic approach. ... Read more
A little boy is killed falling off a roof, because the children have nowhere safe to play. The Council seems indifferent, but the accident catalyses the parents on the estate into militant action; they decide to fight for an adventure playground. ... Read more
“I dare anyone to come up with a feminist film of this era so shattering as well as ambivalent about the nature of liberation.” - film critic Tom AllenThe film that George Romero has always wanted to remake, and one of his most personal - A Woman Under the Influence with witches, Juliet of the ... Read more
Fast moving visual trip through and around Coober Pedy. Tough men find and sell opal for big money, then gamble it away. People with opal fever living underground with few restrictions and few amenities, such as water. The final sequence records a terrible fire in the water-starved town. ... Read more
Joshua meets the famous comic Blob, and difficulties ensue. ... Read more
In the rocky wastes of Mount Velebit, men have lived for centuries in close proximity with snakes. They learned to anticipate and cope with the dangers of the evil region, but the true battle begins when man comes to grips with the evil in himself. ... Read more
... ... Essentially a cannily observed mood piece this film concerns the situation of J.R Bonner (the hugely underrated Steve McQueen) a middle-aging champion bull rider down on his luck and returning home. Home is smalltown Prescott Arizona where Bonner a somewhat laconic loner is planning to ... Read more
Four short experiments in animation, using constantly shifting perspectives. The makers of the films are pupils of Frans Zwartjes, Holland's leading experimental filmmaker. ... Read more
Kelly Country is a journey across Australia, seen through the paintings of Sidney Nolan. ... Read more
Helge, Iike Kjell Grede's other heroes in Hugo and Josefin and Harry Munter, is a young man in love with life. He lives with his mother, a boarder named Pussy, and her young son. He is outgoing and generous, but also, rather accident prone. It is during one of his accidents that he meets a girl who ... Read more
Paul Doprf's animated film offers a brief reflection on the cinema. There is a mystery ... could the characters of the film be the spectators? ... Read more
In the Holland Festival for music and drama, a play for total theatre, 'Labyrint', was performed. In this play, film took an important part. Later on the film parts were edited to a separate short film, titled Labyrint. The filmmakers see this short as the result of communal effort. ... Read more
The chronicle of a smoker. ... Read more
Illustration of a song from Louisana, interpreted by Alma, a black singer. ... Read more
The transformation of the face of a woman anticipating the possible realisation of an idea, a desire and an image. ... Read more
A teenage girl leads, with her mother, a desperately sad and monotonous existence. Her world is built around the affection of her dog and the dreams evoked by a portrait of a blonde girl. But a meeting will change her life ... ... Read more
Margaret and Willie, the central characters in this documentary, are spastics who live in a residential home run by The Spastics Society. They express their need to be treated as people with a contribution to make: they want to work, marry. care for each other. What they say about their need for ... Read more
A railway bridge is being built in a small valley; worker's wife comes to visit him. ... Read more
Frederick is in his thirties, is happily married and runs a small business. His wife. Helene, who teaches English at school, is expecting their second child. Frederick takes long lunch breaks, and he likes to stroll along the pavements imagining that he is irresistible to the women who pass by ... Read more
Aleksandar Petrovic's early films, One Day and Three, have been shown in the Melbourne Film Festival, and his I Also Knew Happy Gypsies enjoyed a commercial success in Australia. His latest film, based on Mikhail Bulgakov's novel, works on the level of fantasy, but the issues it deals with are ... Read more
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