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Mila 23: Simion's World (Robert Legrand, Jean Dasque, 1972)
Simion earns his living in a Romanian village near the mouth of the Danube. It is a hard life, but he gains strength and endurance from his family, his religion, his com¬munity, and from the beli… Read more

MIMI THE METAL WORKER (Lina Wertmuller, 1972)
Mimi is a somewhat timid Sicilian who, weary of being told what to do by others, rejects the control of the omnipotent Mafia in his public life, and of his wife in the privacy of his home. He is, how… Read more

Mirror Mirror (Michael Asti-Rose, 1972)
Exploring a decrepit cellar, a boy finds the everyday objects of a past era obsessively evocative, especially a mirror, which reveals much more than a reflection. ... Read more

MORGIANA (Juraj Herz, 1972)
The melodrama has been seen, by directors as disparate as Douglas Sirk and Orson Welles, as "the last form of tragedy in a bourgeois world". Whether or not we choose to accept such a claim, melodrama… Read more

My Childhood (Bill Douglas, 1972)
My Childhood, directed by Bill Douglas, was made under the patronage of the British Film Institute Production Board, and is the first part of an intended trilogy. It was awarded the Silver Lion of St… Read more

My Home (L. Saldadze, 1972)
A poetical document of the life of the shepherd, and his close ties with nature. ... Read more

Nectar (L. Shankar, 1972)
Faith and religion determine most ... of the actions of an average Indian. ... A great gathering of the faithful, ... Kumbha Mela, is being held every ... six years at the confluence of the ... river… Read more

New Sweden (Ann-Kristin Jönsson, Mats Kihl, Lars Sjögren, 1972)
New Sweden is a film about a group of young people in a modern Swedish suburb. 'The gang' in the film consists of about 30 individuals, their ages ranging from 14 to 20. Their existence is characteri… Read more

NIGHT OF THE LIAR (Clara Posani, 1972)
An ambitious actor, Alberto, who as a young man was involved in left wing political activities, now dreams of gaining fame by establishing his own company. At a spiritualist seance, he places himself… Read more

Norman Rockwell's World . . . An American Dream (Robert Deubel, 1972)
American life discovered through six decades of the art of Norman Rockwell—a world filled with happy families, children, humour, friends and love. ... Read more

OK Camera (Michael Rubbo, 1972)
OK Camera takes the viewer behind the scenes during the on-location shooting of several major Quebec film productions, including Kamouraska, starring Genevieve Bujold. Film makers, stars and fans spe… Read more

Okey (Zlatko Pavlinić, 1972)
One girl, one bed and . . . one man. They negotiate. The price goes up . . . then down. Finally they reach an agreement. ... Read more

One Day More (Vlatko Gilić, 1972)
There is a mud lake somewhere in Yugoslavia, immersion in which, people believe, will cure incurable diseases. Their belief is symbolic of man's innate aspiration to elevate himself throughout his ex… Read more

Only This Valley (Rick Megginson, Chris Hunt, 1972)
A Welsh farmer and his family live in a valley under the threat of inundation from a hydro-electric power scheme. It has already affected their lives. ... Read more

Paradise (Jan Lenica, 1972)
Jan Lenica's macabre cartoon film about a man who, fed up with the world, tries to reach paradise by using a time machine. But the paradise he finds turns out to be a bitter disappointment. ... Read more

Pass of Arms (Peter Elford, 1972)
,p>A knight rides alone through a forest in the early morning. He travels fully armed, but incognito. He comes to a river, guarded by another knight, also anonymous, who challenges his right of way. … Read more

Peggy Day (Rachel Ne'eman, 1972)
A day in the life of a 30-year-old, socially alienated woman, who meets a young American hippy. ... Read more

... ... This 1972 documentary was suppressed for 16 years by the censors in Slovakia because it dares to suggest that Czechoslovak society is imperfect, especially for old folks living in poverty in … Read more

Playing the Thing (Christopher Morphet, 1972)
Playing the Thing is a joyful celebration of the multiple sounds, moods and pleasures, which can be obtained from that somewhat despised instrument, the harmonica. The film, traces the history of the… Read more

Ponies (Hector J Lemieux, 1972)
Singly, in small groups, and in large herds. Welsh ponies are observed eating, drinking, frolicking and sleeping. ... Read more

Potpourri (Les Kaluza, 1972)
Potpourri is composed of seven mini films, each one containing not only its individual gag, but also its own different style. ... Diploma of Honour, Cracow. ... Read more

Recess 10:15-10:30 (Richard Stringer, 1972)
The film contrasts the two worlds of child ren playing freely in a school yard and the adult rat-race world in the stop and go environment of the city. ... Read more

RED PSLAM (Miklós Jancsó, 1972)
Jancso's last film seen in Australia was his Silence and Cry (Melbourne Film Festival, 1969) and it showed the director probing the machinery of oppression in his unique style. ... In Red Psalm, Janc… Read more

Refrain (Krzsystof Kieslowski, 1972)
This bitter satire undertakes the universal and timeless problem of 'man and office'. Precisely— what is man's place in the world he has created for himself? ... Read more

Reversals (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

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