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Films In 1977

This is an intimate look at Marc Chagall's life, his imagination and above all, his love: 'Only love interests me, Chagall has said, '”and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love " ... Director Harry Rasky's script is based on Chagall's autobiography and poetry, and the film ... Read more
Documentary on German photographer A. Sander (1876-1964), which attempts to reconstruct the special relationship between Sander and the people he photographed, mainly in the country area of the Westerwald. ... Read more
Designed primarily as training material for staffs of hospitals, this film dramatically portrays the horror and awful consequences of a tragic event; it demonstrates the results of good and bad training and the need for all hospital personnel to learn basic drills and routines in case of fire. ... Read more
The film is constructed in five movements, following the seasons Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn, and another Winter. The story is set in 1942-43. ... A group of villagers are offered a one year contract of work on a farm in Germany. Four families and two single men accept the offer. ... They arrive ... Read more
A cruel but hilarious document of Kuchar 'directing' a student actress in a monstrously melodramatic scene. Kuchar's own 'performance' talent is supreme as he forces the actress into the extreme hysterical reaches of over-acting — the ambivalence between emotional sincerity and a cynical ... Read more
An animated film symbolically showing a petty-bourgeois who takes care only of himself. ... Read more
Shot during the last Ice Hockey World Championships held in Poland, the film demonstrates the technique of the game. ... Read more
An intimate portrait, made up of fragmentary episodes superimposed on a girl swinging rhythmically on a seesaw. ... Read more
The theme of Paul Cox's fourth feature film is the distress that lies at the centre of modern civilization a world without love SetinCarlton.it traces a week in the marriage of Robert and Elizabeth, he is an ambitious journalist, she a loving mother, but both occupations function more as a refuge ... Read more
The life and times of Albert Jacka who was the first Australian VC winner of the First World War, and later mayor of St. Kilda. At the time his heroic exploits seized the popular imagination, and to this day old comrades revere his memory with a passionate intensity. ... Read more
John Heartfield, born in 1901, was a Dadaist, whose speciality was the application of photomontage techniques to political tracts and newspapers. His satirical art works infuriated the Nazis, particularly his posters depicting Hitler as a grotesque superman'. ... Heartfield was a leading figure in ... Read more
A poetical analysis of the style, 'Art Nouveau'. ... Read more
In August 1976, Werner Herzog travelled with his film team to the French island Guadeloupe, where volcano La Soufriere was about to explode with the power of six atomic bombs... ... Read more
In the stars two lovers float: their souls united through time and space. ... Read more
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A surrealist vision of life and afterlife on skid row...blending reality and fantasy into a powerful drama. Wyn Roberts plays Hunter, the down and out who embarks upon an odyssey through the subterranean world of the inner city to seek refuge and companionship, and finds the startling reality of ... Read more
Using a variety of techniques, including live action, this film examines the mechanics of the creative process of making an animated film, and the relationship between the creator and his creation. ... Read more
It is 1976, Agnieszka, a student of the Polish Film Academy, preparing to make her first TV documentary, chooses for its subject the famous bricklaying shockworker of the Fifties, Birkut. He was a farmer, who went to Nowa Huta, a new industrial town, where his five-man group, under his ingenious ... Read more
Isolated in the vast expanse of the ... storm-swept Southern Ocean, Macquane Island is a life raft and sanctuary for millions of penguins, seals and flying birds that live off the rich Antarctic waters that surround it. ... This episode from a four-part series, Edge of the Cold', explores the ... Read more
A series of mini-stories satirising our world in the 20th Century. ... Bronze Award, Cracow. ... Read more
Manimals takes you into the incredible world of exotic pets, full of love, comedy, ego and tragedy. ... Read more
'Marc Chagall' uses Chagall's own statements to develop the positive ideas and attitudes to be found in his art. Nourishing a dazzling command of a variety of artistic media — from oils, lithographs and ceramics to sculpture, tapestry and stained-glass — his philosophy reflects widely ... Read more
“First I will save your soul, then I will destroy you.” ... Just as he demythologised the zombie with his ‘Dead' series, Romero here disinters the vampire with his own remix of the genre. The odd, withdrawn teen Martin has a secret, and as a series of gristly murders plague Pittsburgh ... Read more
This urban fable tells the bittersweet success story of two Chicago flower sellers one of whom is mentally retarded. ... Read more
Melody in Grey is set in 1918. Orin, a blind singer, belongs to a group of wandering singers known as the goze. ... When Orin breaks the group's rule of chastity, at the age of 21, she is thrown out and has to fend for herself. She works alone in homes and inns, peddled around by men who exploit ... Read more
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