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Films In 1973

Jan Lenica's latest cartoon is about a man who thinks he is superman— but his best intentions to help humanity al! misfire. Lenica finds a parallel between his hero and the flower children whose flowers evoke xundesired responses. ... Read more
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The flood of visual images that accompany each phase of growing up in America—the spate of products and graphics eagerly taken in to satisfy our appetites—is the content of Frank's life, as it is for all of us. Frank's film is composed of an endless welling, growing. shifting flood of ... Read more
An unfolding series of animation experiments utilising basic visual elements: the figure in space. atmosphere, time and rhythm. ... Read more
A docu-drama about the problems of various overseas students in Australia, studying at the University of N.S.W. ... Read more
This study of Giotto, the most important Italian painter of the 13th century, presents the most important stages in the life of the itinerant artist, against the background of the social, cultural and artistic environment of the period. The film examines the technique of fresco painting, and ... Read more
This is an affectionate tribute to John Grierson, who founded and led the British documentary film movement in the Thirties, and who later established in Montreal, what grew into the largest documentary film studios in the world, the National Film Board of Canada. ... His story is told through ... Read more
An early BBC work, Hard Labour continues the understated, downbeat style of Bleak Moments in what may be Leigh's most poignant portrait, that of a middle-aged working class woman whose life is a never-ending grind of housework; either for her grumbling, thankless husband or the equally thankless ... Read more
“A scandal when first released, Mr Jodorowsky's movie is a dazzling, rambling, often incoherent satire on consumerism, militarism and the exploitation of third world cultures by the West. It unfurls like a hallucinogenic daydream.” - New York Times Although widely regarded as one of the best ... Read more
A study showing the changes in the design of Hungarian fortresses in the wake of the development of arms throughout the centuries. ... Read more
A one-minute impression of the ... doomed flight of Icarus. ... Read more
Illumination won the grand prize at the Locarno festival last year, and its director. Krzysztof Zanussi, is considered by many critics to be the most original film maker working in Polish cinema. He took the title, ... Illumination, from medieval philosophy; it means a clarity of thought gained ... Read more
Indecision won for its director, Mani Kaul, the Government of India's National Best Director award in 1973. The film dramatises an Indian folk story about a ghost who falls in love with a young bride. When the girl's husband goes off on a long business trip, the ghost assumes human form and ... Read more
The story of a river, the Trent, and ... its tributaries. The film shows how ... pollution is being defeated and the environment preserved. ... Read more
Kaadu is a study of traditional society in two remote Indian villages, Koppal and Hosur, separated by a forest, and isolated from the outside world. The story begins with the 'Nyaya'. the meeting of the village court, in Koppal. The village elders have gathered to decide on the punishment of a ... Read more
The Olympic yachting races in the North Sea, off Kiel Harbour, Germany, brought the great sailors of the world together in duels of skill and pluck, that were often decided by the weather. ... Read more
"There was a side to Nureyev that was bestial' frenetic, like a centaur or Rasputin, even though he controlled every step. He was extraordinarily handsome, with a remarkably photogenic face the evidence being Le Jeune Homme el la Mort." ... • Roland Petit ... Read more
An anthology of nine short films, each written and directed by a school student (youngest 11, oldest 16). Each of these filmettes is a commercial for ‘life', to promote people's appreciation of being alive. These young people were first given an understanding of filmmaking terms and techniques ... Read more
A clerk re-ties his tie in the lift during its thirty-second journey from his flat to the ground floor. During the following days, he gradually adds to his sartorial activities, then extends his range of actions in an exciting race against time. Until one day… ... Read more
Karina redefined herself as ‘auteur' with this feature, which saw her write, direct and star, as well as sing on the soundtrack. ... MIFF has obtained the only surviving print - recently restored - of Living Together, Karina's courageous and melancholic directorial debut. ... Michel Lancelot ... Read more
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For workers on distant construction sites, where they have been working for years, far away from their families, every visit is a precious experience. The film observes the visit of one wife, who conies to visit her husband. ... Read more
The works of the Czech writer, Jan OtcenaSek, who was born in 1924, have already been used as the basis of the films Citizen Brych and Romeo, Juliet and Darkness. Lovers in Year One, directed by Jaroslav Balik, comes from Otcenasek's story and screen-play. The setting is Prague in 1945, immediately ... Read more
Slightly modified cameras and processes are used in conjunction with editing, to transform commonplace, everyday reality. ... Read more
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