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Films In 1977

A non-representational animated accompaniment to a piece of light music — a firework display without the bangs — a ballet without the people. ... Read more
A sand-animated version of the Kafka story about a man who wakes up one day to find that he has turned into a beetle. ... Critics Prize, Annecy ... Read more
A charming short portrait of everyday life in Budapest filmed by the director with his friends. ... Read more
A lyrical documentary about the Athens Flea Market. ... Read more
The portrait of film director, Martin Scorcese, emerges from interviews with people who worked with him. ... Read more
A new exploration of the energies galactic spaces and earthly phases of the Universe. ... Read more
A seventy-three year old spinster spies on a young couple in an apartment across the block. She watches as they make love. She is a spinster, she has never experienced sex, and she is profoundly affected by the beauty of what she sees. ... One day they meet and she becomes friendly with the young ... Read more
The famous American detective, Nick Carter, is summoned from his New York office by Chief of Police, Inspector Kaunitz of Prague to solve The Mystery of the Century. Countess Thunova's beloved Gert has disappeared! ... Following the clue afforded by a carnivorous plant, and quite undismayed by the ... Read more
This animated film tells its director s hair-raising experiences as a trainee teacher. ... Read more
In the youth cult society of America the elderly are shunted aside and ignored Nobody Ever Died of Old Age dramatizes the lives of a series of resourcefully independent citizens in their late years, who are struggling, against odds, to survive with some degree of dignity. ... Read more
The Australian artist, Sidney Nolan, returns home to receive an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Sydney University on his sixtieth birthday. This film follows his activities in Australia, England (where he now lives), and Africa. His current travels are seen against a broad canvas of output from ... Read more
The Scottish poet talks, with great humour and irony, about his role as a poet, his work, and about the function and meaning of poetry. ... Read more
Using live action, animation and special effects, the film demonstrates how the popular arts in America serve as vehicles for 'self-projection, experience-expansion, and fantasy fulfilment'. ... Read more
Omar Gatlato is an Algerian who works in a government office and dreams of sexual conquests. A romantic, he fancies himself as a ladies' man, but never moves outside the circle of his own mates, and lives with his sisters, parents and grandparents in a small apartment in Algiers. ... A good deal of ... Read more
An experienced television newsman, Jason Brady, is drawn into a web of corruption and blackmail. He discovers that a factory is polluting the atmosphere in the Montreal slum district of St. Xavier. Children living nearby are falling sick and dying. While visiting one of the children at a hospital ... Read more
Felix the Cat was the first cartoon to express an individual personality in drawings that move. The producer of the films, Pat Sullivan, claimed all the credit for creating and developing Felix the Cat, but, unbeknownst to the public, it was Sullivan's shy Production Manager, Otto Messmer, who ... Read more
Liza Conners. played by Hollis McLaren, escapes from a mental institution and goes to live with her friend, Robin. They last knew each other in high school, he is now a hairdresser with a flair for female impersonations. He satirises such well-known American vocalists and actresses as Judy Garland ... Read more
Set in the mountains of Sardinia, Padre Padrone explores the childhood and adolescence of boys who are compelled to leave school and spend years in isolation as sheep-herders. ... Gavino is at school in the village of Siligo, but at the age of six, he is taken away by his father, Efisio. They go ... Read more
The director of Paradise Place, Gunnel Lindblom, played leading roles in several of Ingmar Bergman's films including The Silence In her first feature film, she raises profound questions about the make-up of Swedish society. ... A family has gathered at a large country estate to celebrate ... Read more
The contemporary relationship between Puerto Rico and the USA is explored through the experiences of a worker: the demographic and cultural disintegration of Puerto Rican national identity, the environmental pollution of the island, and the lives of Puerto Ricans in New York. ... Read more
"A giallo without the typical giallo staples, The Pyjama Girl Case is an innovative and successful rework of the genre." – Digital Retribution ... In 1970s Sydney, Inspector Thompson comes out of retirement when the charred, mutilated remains of a woman are found on a beach. Meanwhile ... Read more
Perhaps the most notorious post-war propaganda film was made in 1942 by Spanish director Saenz de Heredia. It was called Race,, and Franco himself was believed to have closely supervised the script. ... So the film is believed to reflect directly Franco's ideas his own conception of patriotism, his ... Read more
Perhaps the most notorious post-war propaganda film was made in 1942 by Spanish director Saenz de Heredia. It was called Race, and Franco himself was believed to have closely supervised the script. So the film is believed to reflect directly Franco's ideas: his own conception of patriotism, his ... Read more
An experimental film, utilising new photographic techniques, offers unusual images in continual movement and change, of the sea, the sky, refracted sunlight, and natural textures. ... Read more
1669, the year in which Rembrandt painted his last self-portraits, and in ... which he died, is the starting point of this dramatised account of some aspects of the great Dutch master's life. ... We trace Rembrandt's quick rise to fame; his painting of 'Doctor Nicolaes Tulp Demonstrating the ... Read more
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