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Films In 1978

Paul and Marie spend three days in a friend's country house. During this period, they attempt to fill the gaps in their lives by fulfilling each other's fantasies. ... Read more
An impressionistic study of the sights and sounds of Sydney Harbour. ... Read more
Ingenuity, perseverance and unflagging optimism won for Dr Paul McGrady the coveted £50 000 Kremer prize for designing the first man-powered airplane to fly a mile-long figure-eight course. ... Read more
The film shows Fnsbees dancing in mid-air, floating in space, and finding their targets with remarkable accuracy at the Frisbee Championships. Even dogs are captured in slow motion making impossible catches. ... Read more
The plot of For Your Pleasure dates back to the late Fifties. Television was starting to make life tough for the small theatrical companies touring the country-side. The film tells the story of such a touring company, led by an oldtime director who vainly tries to play sophisticated drawing-room ... Read more
Four black-outs about topical themes. ... Read more
An old man is dying in hospital under rather strange circumstances. Facing death, the old man remembers his past. . . ... Read more
A cinema verite documentary exploring Los Angeles club boxing, with a special emphasis on disadvantaged minorities. ... Jury Award and Gold Medal, Miami. ... Read more
A record of the second Hookers' Convention in Washington, and a portrait of Margo St James an ex-hooker, who campaigns to decriminalise prostitution. ... Read more
A group of amateur horsemen cross Victoria's Great Dividing Range, using a little frequented track. Without a commentary, the film shows the grandeur and mystique of the region. ... Read more
This short tribute to Hokusai animates 30 of the 30,000 drawings the master is reputed to have produced during his lifetime. ... Read more
Baran is a sheep farmer who lives in an isolated house with his wife and tw children. His only trips away are to a nearby village for shopping. The post-war atmosphere is still tense as troops loyal to the Polish SS led by Bandera (hence their name Banderaites) are trying to make their way to ... Read more
Two intrepid climbers scale the Crystal Pillar, a vertical wall of ice near Quebec's Montmorency Falls. ... Read more
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The world of a young English bulldog. ... Read more
A man with wooden wings is flying through the air, while his fellow men below are working on a huge project. ... Read more
This is an animated clay caricature of President Jimmy Carter crooning "Georgia on my mind" in the Oval Office of the White House, backed by a trio of natty singing peanuts. ... Read more
The film shows the impact of introduced animals on the ecology of the flood plains of the Bulloo River, in the South-West corner of Queensland. ... Read more
Michel Deville, previously a director of comedies, turns in Dossier 51 to a realistic account of secret service intelligence activities. ... The story tells of the efforts of the spies of a foreign power, who compile a dossier on a French diplomat, in an effort to recruit him while he is still ... Read more
Four friends try to teach a man a different style of walking. ... Read more
Using watercolours by Antoine Bourdelle, the film re-tells the story of Zeus, who wooed Leda in the form of a swan. ... Read more
It is 1950. In Sydney, a young Polish woman, Dana, awaits the arrival of Tadek, her prospective husband from Poland. ... Dana and her baby daughter have come from a refugee camp in Germany. She works at night as a cleaner in a city office, where she strikes up a casual friendship with a night ... Read more
Ligabue is the re-created biography of Italy's most famous primitive painter. The film is based on a book about the artist by the famous neo-realist scriptwriter, Zavattini. ... The film starts with Ligabue's arrival in central Italy after twenty years in Switzerland, his birthplace, where his ... Read more
In a modern sound mixing studio, a filmmaker and sound engineer put the final touches to a film tracing the history of sound motion pictures. ... Read more
“If you've been nurturing the idea that a weekend's camping will kick out your urban anxieties and bring you refreshingly closer to nature, this will have you thinking again.” - cinephilia.net.au ... When a bickering suburban couple (John Hargreaves and Briony Behets) decide to camp at a remote ... Read more
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