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Films In 1978

"The Brace" deals with fantasy in a young family, both the romantic fantasy as expressed by the young child, and the unhealthy, expressed by the father. Only the mother is unaffected, until the end. ... Read more
This is the true record of an epic and dangerous voyage across the North Atlantic in a leather curragh a replica of a 10th century boat used by the legendary St Brendan on his voyage of discovery. ... Bronze Hugo, Silver Plaque, Chicago; Grand Prix, Cartagena, Sept d'Or, Press Prize, La Plagne. ... Read more
A bridge turns to let passenger trains cross a river safely. A malfunction occurs and the bridge will not lock in place, so, the operator has to hold it manually. At the worst possible moment, his young son crosses the bridge to give a message to 'Daddy'. The father must decide which to save the ... Read more
A cautionary tale about the 'Bronswik' TV Set, marketed all over the world by a multi-national, which manipulates viewers to buy consumer goods in quantities that grossly exceed their needs. ... Silver Plaque, Chicago. Prix du Coliop, Lille. ... Read more
A circus with its young and old, tired performers, arrives in a small town and erects its tent. They run into some licence trouble which is smoothed out when they persuade a wealthy resident to help them. ... The townspeople respond warmly to the spirit and atmosphere of the show. However, the rich ... Read more
The filmed biography of Joycelin Shrager, a mythical, appallingly incompetent woman director, whose obsession with film pervades her whole existence. ... Gold Medallion, Miami. ... Read more
A black joke about a day that starts as any other. . . ... Read more
Werner Schroeter, the celebrated German avant-garde filmmaker, who studied in Naples, made his first narrative film in The Kingdom of Naples. ... This is a chronicle about a poor family and their neighbours spanning thirty years. The milieu is the slums of Naples, a commune formed in the Via ... Read more
A documentary shot on location in Mississippi which presents the musical and sociological roots of Blues music It Includes footage of prison work songs railroad work gangs a Baptist revival service country picnics and individual musicians. ... Read more
The extermination of the Tasmanian Aboriginals is the only case in recent times of genocide so swift and total. This film examines the causes and the events which led to this tragic episode in Australia's history. ... Read more
Without a commentary, the film sets out to show how art relates and intertwines in our daily lives. Each art form is looked at: weaving, sculpture, painting, live theatre, with quotations from writers, music scores, both classical and modern. ... Read more
Juraj Herz is Czechoslovakia's chief creator of fables, fairy stories and parables. His previous works seen at the festival include the grotesque joke called The Cremator and the mordant and elaborate good and evil story Morgiana. Herz has staked out a film-making territory that could be called a ... Read more
Designed for teaching purposes, the film gives an insight into the less public aspects of the production of a low budget film in Australia. It observes the director, cast and crew, on the 2000-mile journey from Melbourne to Surfers' Paradise, during the making of In Search of Anna. ... Read more
In 1975, Chantal Akerman made Jeanne Dielrnan, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, and since then, she has been in the forefront of a developing feminist cinema. Les rendez-vous d'Anna Chantal Akerman's new film assumes the awesome task of laking the pulse of Western Europe while pursuing an ... Read more
In 1975, Chantal Akerman made Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, and since then, she has been in the forefront of a developing feminist cinema. Les rendez-vous d'Anna continues her investigation of both narrative and avant-garde cinematic forms. ... Anna, a filmmaker, travels ... Read more
Segalove employs a hybrid form of scripted documentary through which ... mother and daughter create a series of ironically witty skits. ... Read more
An animated film about bull-fighting, in which the animated hand — representing the torero — is seen 'controlling' the paper, cut-out bull. ... Read more
One morning in 1974, the butchered bodies of an upperclass couple were found in the bedroom of their house in Barcelona. Jose Luis Cerveto, their one-time chauffeur and butler, when questioned next day, confessed everything. He was condemned to death, but his sentence was commuted to thirty years ... Read more
An animated film about the Oriental Nightfish that is 'everything we know, and all that we cannot comprehend'. ... Read more
A pithy portrait of a small punter. ... Read more
The Story of the Great Barrier Reef from man's ancient awareness of it to his realisation that its beauty, dangers and diversity make it a world wonder of great value to mankind. (An excerpt of 10 mins. will be screened). ... Read more
Animation of domestic hand-tools creates a metaphoric vision of human dignity. ... Read more
A woman takes stock and decides to change her life. With her son grown up and away from home, she feels lonely and useless, and begins to took for part-time work. Lacking confidence, she inevitably fails at the various jobs she tries. She is hired as a door-to-door saleswoman, but her incompetence ... Read more
The Score is based on an autobiography written by an ex-convict, describing his prison experiences. ... A group of youths, high on drugs, steal a car and try to hold up a bank with a toy pistol. Their attempt fails; the police testify the gun was real, and the boys receive a four year sentence. ... Read more
Based on a Jorge Luis Borges story, the film tells about the fate of an author, Jaromir Hladik, who is sentenced to death by the Nazis. His request to them to complete his unfinished play, 'The Enemies', is refused. Then, in his cell, Hladik has a dream... ... Read more
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