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Films In 1978

In this animated puppet film, Blue Beard's seventh bride is given the keys to the castle, and, while left alone, discovers marvellous, but tragic secrets. ... Prize for Best First Film: Annecy. ... Read more
First, with fire and flame, silent witnesses of the history of Brussels recall the city's,turbulent past and tell of its growth from its legendary origins to its place today at the crossroads of Europe. Then follows a 'Descent into Hell' to a surrealist rhythm from demons in stone to the canvasses ... Read more
Callas is a 90-minute documentary- ... performance film, which examines the ... artist as legend. A loving tribute in honour of her 55th birthday, the programme ... is the first full assessment of Callas' life ... and work. Hosted by her long time ... friend and professional associate, ... Franco ... Read more
The story of 300 caravan convoy's journey through British Columbia. Almost all the travellers are retired folk from the U.S.A Organised by a manufacturer of caravans, the trip is staged with the precision of a military operation - there are no risks, or surprises. "What I like about it" says a WW2 ... Read more
"Utterly transfixing thanks to its quaint ability to take a seemingly innocent subject—a soccer player's drive toward becoming a striker—and elevate it to nigh-Olympian importance." – Slant ... Made in 1978 and recently digitally restored, Centre Forward is the story of In ... Read more
An animated allegory about contemporary society, in which man's development is presented in terms of changes in architectural styles, from the "age of stone" to the "age of the chair". Gold Hugo, Chicago ... Read more
MIFF Patron Geoffrey Rush presents a film that had a formative experience on him, Fred Schepisi's The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith. A Q&A session featuring Geoffrey Rush and Fred Schepisi will follow the screening.Print courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive 's Kodak/Atlab Project.---D/P/S ... Read more
An analysis of the contribution that play makes to the child's development. ... Read more
An analytical documentation on the making of Alain Tanner's Jonas. Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000 (seen in the 1977 Festival). The film shows how one of Tanner's sequences is developed, the director discusses his aesthetic and philosophical approach to film making, his attitude to the use of music ... Read more
Luchino Visconti's meticulous concern for design and detail is demonstrated in this documentary record of an exhibition of some of the costumes especially made for his films. ... Read more
Overlapping video images allow for the exploration of a number of opposites, the most interesting being that of the flowing movements of the dancer's body against the fixed geometric fields of the frames. ... Read more
A personal view of dancers at the Ballet Rambert. ... Read more
"Dawn of the Dead is one of the best horror films ever made - and, as an inescapable result, one of the most horrifying." - Chicago Sun-Times ... The second instalment in George A. Romero's ‘Dead' series takes a swipe at suburbia and consumer culture, with the flesh-rending this time set against ... Read more
Filippok, an elderly writer, visits his wife, Zinochka, in hospital. He presents her with an edition of his new book, which is a collection of autobiographical reminiscences. The film then moves into the past and shows episodes from the writer's life. ... The Civil War is raging. The young Filippok ... Read more
Fassbinder is the wonder-boy of the performing arts, turning out fully developed plays, films and television productions of his own with insistent regularity, and still finding time to appear in other people's films and follow the fortunes of Bayern Munich, one of Europe's great football teams. ... Read more
Henning Carlsen's new film looks at first like a reprise of his best known film Hunger (1966) as it introduces us to a down and out in a cold Northern European winter. The film quickly departs into its own new territory however as the date 1935 comes up, and we realise that this young man is more ... Read more
"Documentary" is a compilation film which includes major sequences from the world's great documentaries. Each sequence offers an important example of documentary film style, content and construction. Before each of the documentaries represented, there is a brief introduction, placing it ... Read more
A homeless man struggles to cut through obstructive bureaucracy just to get a meal at a Salvation Army hostel. ... With the very first Aardman series Animated Conversations (from which this derives) the Aardman style is established. Down And Out won the MFF award for Best Animated Short when it ... Read more
A lyrical impression of the English countryside with its rich and varied wildlife. ... Read more
Nagisa Oshima, in his companion piece to his celebrated Empire of the Senses, once again turns to the subject of passion and death, and once again, to a real happening — this time taking place in a remote village, in 1895. But, unlike the former story of a man and a woman destroying ... Read more
The effects of the consumer society on an office worker are shown in four surreal episodes. ... Read more
Winter on the West Coast of Ireland. A small and dreary hotel with a prying manageress. Four professional people on working assignments are the only guests — three surveyors from some State organisation in Dublin; and a woman who has come from Europe to photograph the landscape. The scene is ... Read more
A moral tale about a liberated bird. ... Read more
Shows in humorous form the possibility ot using free time by cutting out pictures and making collages. ... Read more
Sitting at the moviola, Orson Welles runs through scenes from his 1951 film, Othello, gives his interpretation of the play, and tells of the difficulties he encountered in producing the film. ... He is |oined in discussion by Hilton Edwards and the late Michael MacLiammoir (who played lago in the ... Read more
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