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Films In 1975

This story of three people's search for their own mutual happiness in a world of solitude and alienation, underlines some of the major anxieties of twentieth century life. ... The quiet, almost idyllic life of a young couple, David and Michele, is shattered by a household accident in which their ... Read more
A provincial magistrate suspects that a tramp picked up by the police for molesting a young country girl, is the murderer of several young shepherds. The man feels himself driven by a strange frenzy, and calls himself the Anarchist of God. The magistrate slowly breaks down the tramp through ... Read more
A story about a boy and his frustrations and successes, as he designs and builds a kite. ... Read more
Katharina Blum is a divorcee, young, attractive and shy. At a party, she meets a young man and they go back to her apartment. In the morning, heavily armed police burst in, but the young man has already left. The police suspect he is a terrorist and they have been following him for some time ... Read more
An experimental film probing the problem of time. ... Read more
The Passenger is Antonioni's first feature film in nearly four years. Jack Nicholson plays an experienced and disillusioned television reporter. He has adjusted to the limitations of his job, yet he is aware of his own inadequacy in probing through stories of disaster and tragedy. His last chance ... Read more
A champion cyclist makes a momentous decision in the middle of a race. ... Read more
A satirical love story. ... Read more
In a world of primitive nomads, a father is unable to impress his son with the sacredness of messages from their god, Quoctaas. ... Read more
A young Belgian journalist, Pierre, has a successful partnership with an Arab pickpocket, working the Belgian subways. ... Later, Pierre discovers his fellow thief dead in mysterious circumstances. ... He decides to leave his girl¬friend and son in Brussels and visit the dead man's village in ... Read more
An abstract, animated film. ... First Prize, Annecy ... Read more
Directed by Iranian, Bahram Beiza'i, The Stranger and the Fog is set firmly in a mythic background. A stranger arrives in a primitive fishing village, drifting ashore in a small boat, bloodied and dimly aware that he has been in a fight. The villagers look after him and he recovers; he then decides ... Read more
In this first comedy feature from writer-director Peter Bryant, two drifters, Wes and Ruben, thumb their way across Canada. They act like a cross between hoboes and hippies, and in one town an old man who is showing them to a room, refers to them as 'hippos'. They run into tough cops, a dispirited ... Read more
Running for four hours, The Travelling Players traces the history of Greece from 1936 to 1952. The film begins and ends during an election campaign in 1952. A small group of strolling players traverses the countryside, performing their play, 'Golfo the Shepherdess'. Everywhere they go, they set up ... Read more
A young girl's love is menaced by war. ... Read more
Monika, who is a divorced housewife, wakes early one morning, at about five-thirty. Next to her in the bed is a stranger, a man she met the day before. He has lied to her about his name, his job, his wife and children. Last night, he had promised her love and friendship, but he is now anxious to be ... Read more
Putting the working class on the screen was Grierson's inspiration for the documentary movements he began in England in the 1930's and in Canada at the Film Board in the 1940's. ... This film traces the development of that idea over the last 50 years. ... Read more
Jörn Donner has condensed some sixteen hours of conversation with Ingmar Bergman into this hour-and-a-half profile of the Swedish film director. Bergman talks about his films, his way of life, his childhood. He recalls his youth, the often humiliating rituals forced on him by his parents, and his ... Read more
A report on the human rights situation and the conditions of political prisoners in Chile since the coup in 1973, featuring personal accounts from two women ex-prisoners and fresh documentary material on the coup and its aftermath. ... Anonymously made by a group of North and South American ... Read more
A seventeen-year-old Swedish girl, Liv, has been living for several weeks with a baker's apprentice, Chris. Through his union, he is fighting a battle with his boss, and it appears that in the dehumanizing conditions of industrial life, laziness and rebellion may be the only appropriate responses ... Read more
An impressionistic view of traction ... engines. ... Read more
A brief survey of two hundred years of the arts in the U.S.A. ... Read more
Underground, made by three film-makers, producer Emile de Antonio, editor Mary Lampson, and cinematographer Haskell Wexler, has been described as 'an anthology of the left'. It includes interviews with five members of a radical American protest group, the Weather Underground, which has claimed ... Read more
A nature film, using complex technical devices. ... Read more
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