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Films In 1973

The film focuses on the role of an older Yanomamo Indian, Dede-heiwa, who is a prominent political leader and renowned shaman from a Yanomamo village in Venuzuela. It documents the activities that took place in a two-day period, during which Dedeheiwa organized many of the co-villagers in a joint ... Read more
With a twist in the old story, this is the latest film by the celebrated Yugoslav puppet film maker. Zlatko Bourek. ... Read more
Charlie Cappa is a twenty-seven year-old second-generation Italian American. He lives in New York, supported by his mother. For him, life in 'little Italy' is a desperate case of survival, complicated by his Catholic upbringing, which has left him with many unresolved conflicts. ... Charlie is a ... Read more
A legend about the origin of mimosa, A young husband has gone to faraway countries in search of a fortune which would make his family wealthy and comfortable. When he returns home, rich but very ill, his despairing wife throws all the gold coins out of the window. They catch on the mimosa plants in ... Read more
An animated comedy on man's efforts to fly. ... Read more
Mitch and Barbara is the story of a love affair beginning between a single man and a married woman with husband and child. ... Silver Medal, XXVI Cannes International Amateur Film Festival. Winner, New York University Film Festival. ... Read more
A satirical look at man's insatiable craving for material goods. ... Golden Gate Award, San Francisco Film Festival. ... Read more
Between 1923 and 1928. A. A. Milne and Ernest Shepard collaborated in the creation of the four books of Winnie the Pooh. Shepard. at over 90, tells the story. ... Read more
A documentary about the life and work of the potter, Michael Cardew, who worked in West Africa, developing the traditional craft pottery of Nigeria and Ghana. Now living in Cornwall, Cardew (who worked on a similar scheme in Darwin, N.T.) revisits the places where he worked, and tells his story in ... Read more
This is the second part of a projected trilogy by Bill Douglas about the childhood of a lonely boy in a Scots mining village. It is set in the late forties in the desperately poor village of Newcraighall. My Ain Folk follows the first part, My Childhood, which won the Best First Film Award at the ... Read more
Two neighbours start a fight, which leads to total destruction. ... Read more
A colour short without narration on the goalkeeper in soccer. Its title refers to the position of this player within the formation of the team. Filmed (among others) at the World Cup '74 stadiums of Stuttgart, Diisseldorf and Frankfurt. ... Read more
This is a fairy tale abonl the adventures of Mick Travis, a clear-eyed young man urgently determined to succeed. He is training as a coffee salesman for the Imperial Coffee Co. The sudden defection of one of the company's representatives is a stroke of luck for him: the Managing Director dispatches ... Read more
A fanciful cartoon about a small island which appears off the sea coast. It offers quite a surprise to the investigators. ... Annecy Animated Film Festival, Jury Prize. ... Read more
The film shows with logical consistency, what happens when you are bitten by the gambling bug. ... Read more
Risto Jarva, one of Finland's leading directors, has been awarded Finland's top prize for this, his sixth picture. The film has similarities to Jarva's earlier and influential A Worker's Diary in both theme and treatment. One Man's War is semi-documentary with most of the cast of non-professionals ... Read more
An animated short, made of many crazy gags, tied by a common theme —music: from classical to opera, nothing gets spared from irreverent and affectionate observation. Bach, Beethoven, Wagner, Pagan in i, Verdi, Rossini and Puccini are just some of the personages called in for this "Opera" ... Read more
This film biography is the reconstruction of a period which coincides with the life of the conductor: the musical-historical climate of the beginning of this century in Germany, the great influence of Mahler, Schonberg and Stravinsky. ... At the same time, the film shows the general social climate ... Read more
This is the first feature film from Karin Thome, who has directed several controversial television documentaries in West Germany. The title übernacht introduces a series of sexual encounters cast in the frame of 'Once upon a Night'. ... The promiscuous protagonist, Laura, played by Karin Thome ... Read more
The world, as seen through the windows of a speeding train, a kaleidoscope of fleeting images, accompanied mainly by the rhythm of the train—itself, invisible throughout the film. ... Read more
Two thirds of Britain's prison population of 45,000 are petty criminals who are unable to adjust to life after their release. Most of them commit further crimes and drift back into the haven of the prison. The film studies the problem of rehabilitation. ... Read more
This is a film portrait in which the words are mostly Peter Hannaford's, an eighty-year-old Dartmoor smallholder and cattle doctor, living with his first cousin, Ruby French. The last of his kind, he talks of toads and tractors, mixing commonsense with superstition, showing how Dartmoor and its ... Read more
It is New Year's Eve, and merrymakers crowd the streets. Two photographers wander amongst them taking snap-shots. People are only too willing to pose for them, hoping the picture will turn out better than the original. They want a good photograph to place on the wall, simitar to their parents' and ... Read more
The film traces Mondriaan's development from naturalism, through cubism, to pure abstraction. The sound track combines a sparse commentary with quotations from Mondriaan's own words. ... Read more
An animated parable on a man's struggle against overwhelming odds. ... Read more
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