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Films In 1976

The Girl and the Sea Shell (Lisa Veigt, 1976)
Dream fantasy of a pretty girl in an old country house. ... Read more

The Girl Chewing Gum (John Smith, 1976)
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The Green Machine (Terry Ohlsson, 1976)
Cut to the accompaniment of Tchaikovsky's 1812 overture, the film demonstrates every aspect of life in the Australian Army in 1976. ... Read more

The Helping Hand (Quentin Raspail, 1976)
In this parody on radio programmes that exploit human misery, a slum-dweller is interviewed. ... Read more

THE INTRUDER (Luchino Visconti, 1976)
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 Giannin… Read more

The Invasion (Paul Larose, 1976)
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

The Island of Crabs (Václav Mergl, 1976)
A science fiction parable on aggression. ... Read more

THE LAST SUPPER (Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, 1976)
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… Read more

THE LONG HOLIDAYS OF 1936 (Jaime Camino, 1976)
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… Read more

THE MAN ON THE ROOF (Bo Widerberg, 1976)
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… Read more

THE MAN ON THE ROOF (Bo Widerberg, 1976)
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 … Read more

The Mathematician (Stan Haywood, 1976)
A computer-animated film about a mathematician who makes an important discovery. ... Read more

The Present (Viktor Kubal, 1976)
To obtain service, a little bribe can come in handy. ... Read more

The Puppet Proposition (David Visser, 1976)
The ancient art of the puppet show, with specific attention to the experimental work of the Lovelace Theatre in Pittsburgh. ... Read more

THE RED BOWMEN (Christopher Owen, 1976)
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 … Read more

The Street (Caroline Leaf, 1976)
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

THE STROLLER IN THE ATTIC (Noboru Tanaka, 1976)
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 f… Read more

THE TEMPLE OF THE GOLDEN PAVILION (Yoichi Takabayashi, 1976)
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 … Read more

The Traditional World of Islam - Man and Nature (Stephen Cross, 1976)
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 e… Read more

The Waiting Room (Bob Kellett, 1976)
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 a… Read more

The Walls Come Tumbling Down (Michael Rubbo, Pierre Lasry, William Weintraub, 1976)
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 Whales are Waiting (Tony Ianzelo, Strowan Robertson, Andy Thomson, 1976)
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 WILD DUCK (Hans W. Geissendörfer, 1976)
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… Read more

The Worp Reaction (Tony Trafford, 1976)
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 accum… Read more

This Is A Television Receiver (David Hall, 1976)
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