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Films In 1973

A dramatic fiction film in cinema verite style, about the ordeals a raped woman must go through with the police, her doctor, her friends and her conscience. ... Gold Medal, Atlanta. ... Read more
The composition by Tchaikovsky commemorates the war fought against Napoleon. The film attempts, with the possibilities provided by the animated genre, to unite the period synthesis of the works of Tolstoy with the colours of the descriptive art of Turgenyev, and the visions of Dostoyevsky. ... Jury ... Read more
25 Fireman's Street tells the tale of a house being demolished and as the house crumbles, a century of Hungarian history unfolds. Szabo sketched his original concept for this intricate film: "One night, an entire household of people has the same dream, and in that night, they love everyone, hate ... Read more
"6344" succeeds in letting the viewer watch the demolition of a family's home, calmly. The life-force of three generations slowly dissipates. What's left? A huge apartment complex rises from the smouldering scarred ground. What lingers? Lovingly detached memories. ... Read more
A student film showing the grim struggle for existence of a family of unskilled labourers on a new building site. ... Read more
A tourist promotion film centring on the Hebrides, Skye, Orkney and Shetland, showing not only the scenery, but the people who live there and the work they do. ... Read more
A long and thoughtful look at those desperate days of October 1970, when Quebec Liberation Front (FLQ) terror gripped the streets of Montreal and it seemed that Quebec's search for independence and the security of its language might end in insurrection and repression. Filmed by NFB crews during the ... Read more
Air pollution, a world wide problem, is examined on five continents. The sources of the contamination are pinpointed: domestic heating, traffic and industrial waste, and possible ways of solving the problem are explored. ... Gold Plaque, Chicago. Gold Medal, ... Venice. ... Read more
Four vignettes on American life done in cinema verite style. 'Honeymoon Hotel' looks at an ultra-gauche haven for newlyweds: 'Risen Indeed' covers the training of the travelling young believers of the Campus Crusade for Christ; The Best of Your Life' documents the pleasures of growing old in ... Read more
A poetical homage to old women. who live among us, sentenced to loneliness. They live and do their work however old they are; devoid of pleasure but not of work. They set an example to young people, and console themselves with their pure and human life. Their life is a warning that we have to think ... Read more
A circus menagerie is used by this animated film to comment on the history of mankind. ... Read more
In a light and entertaining manner. this animated film discusses the possibility that large quantities of anti-matter are existing in space, the significance of the Tunguska Meteor in relation to the annihilation process (the result of matter and anti-matter colliding), and explores the possibility ... Read more
Asylum presents everyday life at Kingsley Hall, a community in North London run under the auspices of the Philadelphia Association, whose chairman is Dr R. D. Laing. The center provides a different kind of refuge for the mentally disturbed. There are no apparent divisions between 'staff* and ... Read more
A lighthearted send up of man's battle with vending machines. ... Read more
Belladonna is a full-length animation feature from the Japanese film maker, Eiichi Yamamoto. ... Two younq lovers. Jean and ... Jeanne, live in a small French farming village during the Middle Ages. They are married, and, after the ceremony, present themselves at the court of the local Count ... Read more
Andre Delvaux's Rendezvous at Bray was shown at last year's Melbourne Festival, and his new film, Belle, creates the same mood of eerie fantasy. A writer, Mathieu Gregoire, lives at the border of the Ardennes and discovers a young girl hidden away in a farm-house. She is nameless and he calls her ... Read more
Originally titled Get Back, this Canadian film, directed by Donald Shebib, explores the tensions and rivalries between members of a gang planning an armed robbery. Five people come together to carry out the crime, but dissension, sexual intrigue and even death break up the partnership. ... Will and ... Read more
The film concentrates on the invisible world of an aquarium of tropical fish: from the single celled protozoa to the more complex, but still microscopic worms and snails. ... Read more
Billy and Percy is a dramatic reconstruction of William Morris Hughes' Prime Ministership during the period that Percy Deane was his private secretary. The storyline is very closely related to Percy Deane's diary and personal papers at the time. ... Read more
A magician changes one of his audience into a bird, then his powers fail . . . ... Read more
Larry Cohen's two Blaxploitation flicks - Black Caesar and Hell Up in Harlem - are often accused of ripping off the genre whitey-style. But Cohen is a sharp genre-crossing exploitation master. He delivers the funk and the action in Black Caesar and rams it hard and fast. Fred Williamson ... Read more
Marco Leto's Black Holiday is set in an island detention centre for Italian political dissidents. During the early years of Mussolini's dictatorship, anti-Fascists are sent to the island to be reformed. The regime applies pressure to a cultured political opponent to change his thinking and restore ... Read more
Claude Chabrol's Le Boucher was shown at last year's Melbourne Festival, and he is represented again this year by Les Noces Rouges, (Blood Wedding). According to Chabrol, this is the last film of his Comedie humaine about mid-twentieth century French society. The film was withheld by the French ... Read more
Brainwash is a science fiction cartoon about a society in the not too distant future, in which everyone is brainwashed. One young member resists . . . ... Read more
Thirteen years of Beatles in seventeen minutes of film - a kaleidoscope of images, music and ideas of the rock group which powerfully influenced the youth of the Sixties. ... Read more
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