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Films In 1974

This film follows Alexander Kluge's earlier picture on the female condition, made in 1966, Yesterday's Girl. His new social satire takes as its protagonist an impoverished young housewife, Roswitha, who tries to make ends meet by performing backyard abortions. For a commission, she directs more ... Read more
The film traces the history of the Columbia River Basin in the north-west sector of the United States, 20 million years ago to the present. ... Read more
A portrait of the filmmaker's New England grandmother, Mabel Tilton Coolidge. Intercutting between her present attitudes and activities, and the events of her past, recreated with her own photos, the film shows 86 years of positive living through periods of personal and social upheaval. ... Read more
This film is about the education of Viktor B. Viktor was born in 1949; his father a handyman, and his mother a general worker. His first five years were spent with his grandmother in Baar. His periods in institutions: 1954/55, Vincentianum (Basle); 1960/61, Chaurnont ('because of behaviour and ... Read more
This animated film demonstrates ... how the slightest departure from ... the daily routine will create ... insoluble problems for some ... people. ... Read more
A man lives with his old mother and their dog He befriends people in his neighbourhood through the dog until, one day, it gets lost. ... Read more
Michel Brault wrote and directed this film, which is concerned with the abuses experienced in Quebec during the terrorist scare of October 1970. Brault is also responsible for much of the camerawork, together with Francois Protat. ... Following the kidnapping of the British commercial attache in ... Read more
An animated film about the train journey between two stations: the first and the last. ... Read more
A brief survey of Finnish painting in the light of international trends. ... Read more
This animated film uses the phenomenon of perspective to create new effects and illusions. ... Read more
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Sandor Sara's second feature as a director is set on a little island on the Danube, once secluded, now overrun by cameras and holiday makers. A young couple, Istvan and Maria, find that their plans for an idyllic holiday are shattered; first by a boisterous crowd of young people, then by milling ... Read more
This is a documentary about the sources of inspiration of the art nouveau in Prague. The film shows art nouveau as an artistic style that penetrated into the everyday life of its time, and as an artistic process which opened new possibilities for modern creative art. ... Read more
“It is essentially about one set of primates who have power, using it against another who haven't.” - Guardian ... Prolific documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman (whose La Danse is also screening in this year's program) has devoted his career to the observation of social institutions, such as ... Read more
A story about the relationship between a father and his daughter, who can't help punishing each other. ... Read more
A cartoon cabaret, the characters creating themselves from flowing lines. ... Read more
Man has less and less space to live in and less and less food. Where will this lead? ... Read more
A consideration of four different types of musical rehearsals: Opera, the Scots Guards, Wandsworth School and the Incredible String Band. ... Read more
A satirical view of Switzerland, tourist haven to the world. ... Read more
This student film explores primordial memories through complex animation techniques. ... Read more
The solar system pictured by film animator Sidney Goldsmith (whose Universe was screened at the 1961 Melbourne Film Festival) reflects new knowledge gained from man's probes into space. ... Read more
The life of some of the more unusual sea creatures in the Red Sea. ... Read more
The Man Without A Face is a daring criminal who can assume disguises as readily as Sherlock Holmes. No-one knows what he really looks like, not even the woman who loves him and is his partner in crime. Who would suspect Mademoiselle Ermance, a quiet lady who sells sewing accessories? Yet this ... Read more
Contrary to the impression the title may inspire, this German film is concerned with industrial relations. Directed by Christian Ziewer and Klaus Wiese, it deals with the conflicts, ambivalent needs and contradictory viewpoints which characterize the social situation and influence the lives of ... Read more
This film, from Hungarian director Ferenc Kosa, is set in the last year of the second World War. Soldiers dash across sandhills in an obstacle race, chasing a 15-day leave pass for the winner. One soldier, Marton Csorba, kills a man ahead of him to win, although the death is reported as an ... Read more
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