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Horse of Mud (Atiat El-Abnoudi, 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

I Never Promised You A Long Run (Paul Leaf, 1972)
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… Read more

IMAGES (Robert Altman, 1972)
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 … Read more

INGMAR BERGMAN (Stig Björkman, 1972)
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 w… Read more

Iran (Claude Lelouch, Claude Pinoteau, 1972)
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

It's Ours Whatever They Say (Jenny Barraclough, 1972)
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; th… Read more

JACK'S WIFE (George Romero, 1972)
“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 wante… Read more

Jackpot Town (Roger Whittaker, 1972)
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 amenit… Read more

Johannes Meinecke ‘Perfection' A.D. 1990 (Frank Robertson, 1972)
A study in form, line, fluidity. ... Read more

Joshua and the Blob (John C Lange, 1972)
Joshua meets the famous comic Blob, and difficulties ensue. ... Read more

Judas (Vlatko Gilić, 1972)
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 … Read more

JUNIOR BONNER (Sam Peckinpah, 1972)
... ... 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 returnin… Read more

Keep on Turning (Jack Verbeek, Karin Wiertz, 1972)
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 (Stuart Cooper, 1972)
Kelly Country is a journey across Australia, seen through the paintings of Sidney Nolan. ... Read more

KLARA LUST (Kjell Grede, 1972)
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 g… Read more

La Chute (Paul Dopff, 1972)
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

Labyrinth (NV Parkfilm, 1972)
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 fi… Read more

Le Fumaillon (G. M. Baur, 1972)
The chronicle of a smoker. ... Read more

Le Macaque (Daniel Suter, 1972)
Illustration of a song from Louisana, interpreted by Alma, a black singer. ... Read more

Le Rouge, Le Rouge et Le Rouge (Jean-Jacques Andrien, 1972)
The transformation of the face of a woman anticipating the possible realisation of an idea, a desire and an image. ... Read more

Leash without a Collar (Serge Bergon, 1972)
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 meeti… Read more

Like Other People (Paul Morrison, 1972)
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 contri… Read more

Love (Vlatko Gilić, 1972)
A railway bridge is being built in a small valley; worker's wife comes to visit him. ... Read more

LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON (Eric Rohmer, 1972)
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… Read more

MARGARET AND THE MAESTRO (Aleksander Petrović, 1972)
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, bas… Read more

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