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Films In 1974

A plea for the preservation of nature. ... Read more
Intended as a 'monument' to the soldiers and people of Cambodia, living under the shadow of American bombing, the film is also a ritual celebration of the sexuality of the war in Indo-China. ... Read more
The atmosphere of Budapest reconstructed from contemporary picture postcards. ... Read more
The robust doctor, Angelino, occupies a central position in his village community. He is surrounded by colourful characters, and most of them are his patients. But one of them strikes him especially: she is the new school-teacher and he meets her in his consulting room. Her beauty is enough to make ... Read more
Takehiko returns from a pre-historic land to his own country which is ruled by the words of the sun god. Only Himiko can hear and understand these messages, and she relays them to the king, his two sons, and an old man named Nashime, One day, Takehiko goes out hunting and becomes lost. While ... Read more
The story of a little boy who leaves his Scottish island to go to school on the mainland. ... Read more
Life in the director's home from late summer through to spring, when a new member of the family is born. ... Read more
Robin Lehman went down into the crater of the Nyiragongo volcano to capture the terrifying, yet spellbinding explosion of molten lava at its very source. ... Read more
Gratuitous use of disco mirror balls, fake furs, big butts and the word 'muthafucker'. Welcome to the rhinestone world of Rudy Ray Moore. Entrepreneurial brother from Planet Black. Incomprehensible, potent, hedonistic, crazed, downright rude. But he runs the show. A live comedian whose dirty ... Read more
The stark contrast between super-abundance and hunger is forcefully depicted in this short film by means of computer-assisted animation. ... Jury Prize, Cannes. Golden Hugo, Chicago. Gold Medal, Barcelona. ... Read more
A story of the young, modern fishermen of Scotland who use new, up-to-date techniques for their excursions in the western and northern seas. The film shows the whole process of hunting, catching, landing, processing and selling the catch. ... Read more
Chaim Pupko, a Yiddish writer married to a woman with a beard, invests in the stock market and becomes rich. Pupko wants Isaac Singer to write about him, but Singer refuses, because Pupko bribes critics. Pupko becomes very ill, and' Mrs. Pupko arrives for a formidable confrontation with Singer ... Read more
After sixteen years of marriage, Jean leaves his wife, Nadine. At first she is hysterical at the loss of her husband—she has invested her whole personality in the marriage. ... Her son, an aggressive, extroverted teenager, returns from London and encourages her to take up a new social life ... Read more
A film projecting the life of black people in a racist, white-dominated society. A case study of Dimbaza. ... Read more
By animating Toulouse Lautrec's drawings, Geoff Dunbar creates a personal study of the artist. ... Read more
An animated film based on the famous lullaby by Attila Jozsef. ... Read more
Three misfits live together in what is for them the closest approximation to harmony and contentment. Annie, constantly driven by inner torments, bullies and protects her friend Cynthia, a dreamy epileptic. With Victor, an ageing alcoholic, they make their home in a derelict house and shun the ... Read more
Andrei Tarkovsky has directed Ivan's Childhood, Andrei Roublev and Solaris and in doing so he has established himself as one of the most striking and original directors working today. Mirror was made in 1974, but is only now appearing outside the USSR. Mirror is a breathtaking breakthrough into ... Read more
During the winter months of 1899 and 1901, Claude Monet painted views of Charing Cross Bridge, Waterloo Bridge and the Houses of Parliament. He returned to France with about a hundred canvasses, and worked on them for a further three years. This is a study of the treatment by Monet of the three ... Read more
Petter, who is in his early twenties, has left university in Oslo and broken off his engagement. He is returning home to the small town where he grew up to spend Christmas with his mother, who is a widow. On the train he meets a school-teacher, Eva, and they are strongly attracted to each other ... Read more
A study of Charles Bliss and the symbols he devised as a comprehensive method of communication. ... Read more
The Night of the Scarecrow has been described as a folk legend, a social documentary, a passion play, a musical tragi-comedy. It is the second feature directed by Brazilian singer-composer Sergio Ricardo. He shot the film entirely on location in Nova Jerusalem Pernambuco, the largest open air ... Read more
In January 1972, at Bhopal, in central India, two young Englishmen, Julian Nott and Felix Pole, floated thousands of feet into the unknown to break the world altitude record for hot-air ballooning — this is a film of the event. ... Read more
A survey of Niugini (Papua New Guinea), showing the impact of Western development on traditional lifestyles. ... Read more
A moral tale about a little boy who could make his phantasies materialise. ... Read more
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