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Films In 1976

Dream fantasy of a pretty girl in an old country house. ... Read more
Cut to the accompaniment of Tchaikovsky's 1812 overture, the film demonstrates every aspect of life in the Australian Army in 1976. ... Read more
In this parody on radio programmes that exploit human misery, a slum-dweller is interviewed. ... Read more
The Intruder is based on D'Annunzio's book, The Innocent', transferred to the screen with minimal changes by Visconti. Set in the late 19th century, the plot tells of Tullio Hermil (Giancarlo Giannini), who, after a period of infidelity during which he has been the lover of two of his wife's ... Read more
History buffs re-created the 1775 US invasion of Canada, wearing exact replicas of uniforms and arms. The exercise sparks comment on a contemporary parallel. ... Read more
A science fiction parable on aggression. ... Read more
This is the first colour film from Cuban director Tomas Alea, who made Memories of Underdevelopment in 1968. His latest film is about a negro slave revolt on a sugar plantation in the late eighteenth century. ... During Easter Week, the plantation owner comes from Havana to perform a religious ... Read more
A family holidaying near Barcelona during the summer of 1936 is caught by the outbreak of civil war The conflict is seen from the viewpoint of the Catalan family, which decides to wait for the end of the fighting in the relative safety of the summer resort which is on Republican territory Their ... Read more
Swedish director Bo Widerberg filmed this police thriller from a novel, 'The Abominable Man', following his film for children, Stubby An earlier film version of a Sjoewall-Wahloo novel, 'The Laughing Policeman', was made in Hollywood by Stuart Rosenberg, for The Man on the Roof, the authors of the ... Read more
A stark, slow-burning predecessor to the current wave of Swedish crime cinema. ... Inspired by William Friedkin's Oscar-winning The French Connection, The Man on the Roof adapts Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö's crime novel The Abominable Man into an exploration of police corruption. ... After a ... Read more
A computer-animated film about a mathematician who makes an important discovery. ... Read more
To obtain service, a little bribe can come in handy. ... Read more
The ancient art of the puppet show, with specific attention to the experimental work of the Lovelace Theatre in Pittsburgh. ... Read more
Occupying several small hamlets in the dense primary forest of the West Sepik area in Papua New Guinea, are the 900 Umeda people. ... The major event, and great social occasion of their calendar, is coming together to participate in the ritual drama of Ida' — a fertility ritual, embodied in ... Read more
An animated film based on a Mordecai Richler story, which tells of a grandmother whose lingering death is suffered impatiently by her family. ... Read more
In 1975, Noboru Tanaka was acclaimed in Japan for his A Woman Named Abe Sada — the same story Nagasi Oshima used as the basis for In the Realm of the Senses (shown in the 1977 Festival). This film continues Tanaka's exploration of sexuality and eroticism. ... Goda is a voyeur. Hiding in the ... Read more
This is another film version of Yukio Mishima's story of the same title, which was first filmed by Kon Ichikawa under the title of Enjo. ... In his childhood, Mizoguchi has been taught by his father that the Kinkakuji (the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto) was the most beautiful thing in the world. Thus ... Read more
The natural world for the Muslim is regarded as the 'cosmic text', the counterpart of the Koran; something never to be conquered or exploited. Consequently, the Muslim world presents some eminently ecological solutions to problems with which it was faced. This film shows some of them: water wheels ... Read more
A room: empty except for a chair and a clock on the wall. There is one other object in the room: a small wooden box on the floor beside the chair. A succession of people enter the room, each seeing and reacting to the things in the room according to his character or condition. ... Read more
In the face of modern techniques, whales face extinction. The film gives an account of the current debate about whaling, and the efforts of the Canadian-sponsored Project Jonah to stop the slaughter. ... Read more
In the face of modern techniques, whales face extinction. The film gives an account of the current debate about whaling, and the efforts of the Canadian-sponsored Project Jonah to stop the slaughter. ... Read more
The revival of interest in Ibsen's 'Wild Duck' is demonstrated by the production of the play in West Berlin, by Ingmar Bergman, and in East Berlin, at the Volksbuhne. A British-Norwegian film version was also made in 1974. Hans Geissendörfer has produced a new and different version. He says he is ... Read more
Based on a short story by the American author, Lion Miller, the film tells of a mentally handicapped man who is widely regarded as a hopeless idiot. ... Apparently fascinated by scrap metal, he accumulates a pile of it in his back garden and from it builds a structure that can fly. But nobody can ... Read more
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