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Films In 1972

Artist's cartoon version of the song, "Roll Away the Stone". ... Read more
A documentary about a group of street entertainers in Cairo, fire eaters, dancers, acrobats, who eke out a miserable living from bringing joy to the passers-by. ... Read more
The film gives expression to the reaction of its director to the mutilation and destruction of trees by man, in the cause of progress. ... 1973 Australian Film Institute Awards - Silver Award ... Read more
A play-boy in a sports car picnics ... in the woods. Everything for the occasion is stored in the boot of the car. including the girl-bound and gagged. ... Read more
Centred on the public auctioning of the farm and personal belongings of a farmer on Canada's Prince Edward Island, the film makes provocative and highly political statements on such matters as the loss of Canadian economy and heritage to foreign capital, the social and psychological effects of the ... Read more
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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
The many joys of solo climbing: the rhythm of persistent physical effort, the intoxicating scenery, the joy that comes with the successful solution to a difficult situation. ... Read more
Examples of. the price paid in the deteriorating environment for the misuse of road traffic. The film shows how modern railways offer an already existing solution to Britain's transport problems. ... Read more
A documentary about Yugoslav workers departing to take up jobs in Germany. After medical check-up and farewells, they set off in a special transport. Individual members of the group tell their stories and give their reasons for seeking work in a foreign country. But the train leaving for Germany is ... Read more
Ryan Larkin, whose Walking was shown in the 1970 Melbourne Film Festival, shows his reactions to the music played by a group of street musicians. The film opens with a view of the group, then shifts to the artist's response to their music. ... Read more
Summer Lightning is directed by Volker Schlondorff who has won an international reputation with films like Young Torless and The Sudden Wealth of the Poor People of Kombach, and it stars his wife, Margarethe von Trotta, who also co-scripted the film with her husband. ... Elizabeth, seeking an ... Read more
Images of flowers drenched in sunlight, are used to express the emotional content of the 1812 Overture. ... Read more
Gordon Parks Jr removes the smoothness from Shaft and reshapes it into diamond strength hardness in Superfly. Shot with pimp-funding, a largely black crew and with the illegal use of street pole electricity, Superfly is the success story of renegade Blaxploitation filmmaking. The definitive ... Read more
Baruch Dienar's Take Two, flavoured by its gentle pop score, is essentially a comedy, the source of which is to be found in the whims of its characters, as well as in the fun at the expense of the glossy world of advertising. ... A semi-naked girl, bathed in a beautiful sunset, emerges magically ... Read more
Crude, lewd and loose in Britain. Ocker innocent Barry McKenzie attends the reading of a will after his not so beloved dad slips off the perch. One of the conditions of Barry's inheritance is that he makes a trek to the 'Old Country' to get in touch with his British roots. None too keen on flamin' ... Read more
A trick film in which a romance develops, from shy flirtation to passionate love, between a human hand and an artichoke. ... Read more
This black comedy is directed by Marco Ferreri, who earlier made La grande bouffe. He has written the screenplay, together with Rafael Azcona, and the story draws heavily on Kafka's novel, The Castle. ... A young man arrives in Rome from the provinces with an important message for the Pope. He ... Read more
A ferryman has been transporting the traffic across the river for many long years. Now, a huge bridge is being constructed to connect the two shores of the river. What will become of the ferryman? ... Read more
An impressionistic account of a lonely and alienated young man cooped up in a room. ... Read more
Disturbing, macabre, beautifully designed cartoon, concerning a cat that changes into a voracious, naked woman. ... Read more
Some children playing, come upon a dead bird. Sorry that the bird will never fly again, they dig a grave, have a funeral and sing to it. They return to sing to their little bird, and put fresh flowers on the grave every day, until they forget. ... Read more
Inspired by a Japanese medieval legend: a mother, bowed with age, changes into a witch, and tries to devour her own children. This paradoxical situation, this world of anti-logic and the absurd, contains an element of horror which is an inversion of the easy realities of ordinary everyday life. ... Read more
This delightful comedy revolves around a group of six chic, upper-middle class men and women who find themselves unable to disentangle themselves from their own thoughts, beliefs, fears, memories and dreams. They go from frustrating situation to frustrating situation in search of a meal they never ... Read more
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