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Proud to be British (Nicholas Broomfield, 1973)
Although shot in the small town of Beaconsfield, the film represents a general phenomenon found in the region referred to as the 'Home Counties' or the 'Stockbroker Belt'. This area clings to a way o… Read more

Pulcinella (Gianini-Luzzati, 1973)
The famous Neopolitan character, Pulcinella (known in English as 'Punch') is caught between his shrewish wife and the carabinieri, who want to put him in jail. He escapes into his dreams, in which hi… Read more

Rainbow (Nafiseh Riahi, 1973)
Sometimes, an optimistic and dynamic creature can bring light and colour to his surroundings . . . ... Read more

RATOPOLIS (Gilles Thérien, 1973)
The rat population of the world (estimated at one rat per man) is a constant danger to health. It spreads disease, contaminates our drinking water, our food. The film studies a colony of wild rats; i… Read more

Reflections (James Ricketson, 1973)
A film-maker has doubts about his ability to make films, and about his relationship with his wife. He attempts to solve his problems by expressing his misgivings on film. ... 1973 Australian Film Ins… Read more

REJEANNE PADOVANI (Denys Arcand, 1973)
Denys Arcand directed this French-Canadian film about corruption and collusion between government and financiers. The occasion is the opening of a new super-highway, and the contractor, Padovani. is … Read more

RETURN FROM AFRICA (Alain Tanner, 1973)
Return from Africa is the latest film from Swiss director Alain Tanner, whose film The Salamander was shown at the Melbourne Festival last year. In Return from Africa, a young couple plan to leave Ge… Read more

Ribb's Motorcycle (Karin Thome, 1973)
A boy has a motorcycle and a girlfriend. After a dream one night. the boy calls his girlfriend and tells her about the origin of the motorcycle. The cycle is a gift from a friend, who wants to emigra… Read more

SCARECROW (Jerry Schatzberg, 1973)
Scarecrow is Jerry Schatzberg's third feature: after Puzzle of a ... Down jail Child, he made Panic in Needle Park, which was a critical success, [hough shunned at the box office. Scarecrow represent… Read more

Scherzo (K. Nowak, 1973)
During a concert in a beautiful palace, somebody throws into the room a note requesting to close the windows. When this Is done, the gesture is suitably acknowledged. ... Read more

Secrets (Phillip Jones, 1973)
An animated film constructed from seven hundred portraits, reflects the infinite variety of personal awareness. ... Gold Medal, Atlanta ... Read more

Spare Wheel (Serge Bergon, 1973)
Where do highways lead? ... To a deserted side-parking in the countryside where, while changing a flat tyre, a determined gentleman makes a chance meeting with a carefree and calculating country girl. Read more

STATE OF SIEGE (Costa-Gavras, 1973)
'... it is most important for films to speak out about social problems ... Perhaps it is not so important for the film-maker to come up with the solutions. If I impose my solutions on a film then I b… Read more

STATION 10 (Michael Scott, 1973)
Made from some sixty days and nights of filming of routine police work in Montreal, Station 10 is a view of life in the inner city that few ordinary citizens are likely to see in any other way. It is… Read more

Stone (Dominique Cheminal, 1973)
A French gentleman takes the Words literally. ... Read more

Streetworker (John Fisher, Pen Densham, John Watson, 1973)
Social workers in touch with youngsters on the streets, are called "Streetworkers" in Canada. The film shows them in action, and listens to their ideas about a positive approach to the problems of de… Read more

Sub-Igloo (James de B. Domville, J. MacInnis, 1973)
A report of a daring and ingenious experiment to test the ability of man and his equipment to function in the hostile underwater environment of the Canadian Arctic, in mid-winter, when the temperatur… Read more

Summer of Najade (Friedhelm Heyde, 1973)
The story of the creation of one of the paintings by Berlin artist, Alexander Camaro. ... Read more

Surreal (Kim Cross, 1973)
An experimental film in search of a new perception of reality. ... Read more

SWASTIKA (Philippe Mora, 1973)
Swastika is a two-hour compilation film, directed by the 23-year-old Australian, Philippe Mora, from captured Nazi documentaries, and incorporating selected sequences from home movies made by Eva Bra… Read more

Take Measure (William Raban, 1973)
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Tautology (Mike Dunford, 1973)
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Ten Minutes (David Stocker, 1973)
Travelling through a reality time-warp, the film starts on concrete water in these days of change. Significantly enough, the film opens with sand, the winds of time blow quietly as 3 people fight out… Read more

Thanksgiving (Ken Wallace, 1973)
A pixillated fantasy on an unusual attempt at escape. ... FIPRESCI Prize, New York ... Read more

THAT SWEET WORD LIBERTY (V. Jalakyavichus, 1973)
This film won the Grand Prize at the Moscow Festival last year. It is a modern political thriller based on actual recent events in Venezuela. Three communist senators are arrested and held in prison … Read more

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