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ERNESTO (Salvatore Samperi, 1979)
'A part of Italy, Trieste, under the Austro-Hungarian Empire in pre-World War I days serves as a classic backdrop for this tale of a handsome young man's initiation to life, sex and class ways of the… Read more

Erte (Tony Ryan, 1979)
A film portrait of the life and work of Romain de Tirtoff, better known as Erte, the artist who contributed greatly to the development and acceptance of "Art Deco", perhaps the most important design … Read more

EVEREST UNMASKED (Aled Vaughan, 1979)
Everest has been climbed a number of times in the past but always with artificial oxygen. In May of last year, two climbers" dreams were fulfilled. They successfully climed to the highest point on ea… Read more

Evictions (Richard Lowenstein, 1979)
A documentary on police enforced evictions in the Great Depression of the 30s, and the tactics of the organised unemployed of the time to combat the situation. Based on the memories of Noel Counihan … Read more

Execution - a Study of Mary (Elfi Mikesch, 1979)
No synopsis available ... Read more

Farewell to Charms (Carole Sklan, 1979)
Emma, vivacious but suicidal terrorist, is re-united with Cecily, her old school chum. They meet Stretch, bionic bike dyke, and break open the jelly beans. True Romance — a weepie. ... Read more

Feyers (Dirk de Bruyn, 1979)
Staring into a fire brings on a certain mood. Feyers tries to capture this by intensely re-working some film of a fire (through hand-tinting, animation, editing, flicker-effects and re-filming), and … Read more

Film (David Clark, 1979)
"For One striving to see One striving not to be seen" was the sub-title to the first draft of Samuel Beckett's only screenplay so far — "Film". In it Beckett asks us to imagine that we may have… Read more

Filming of an Experiment in Opera: Joseph Losey's Don Giovanni (Jean Pierre Janssen, 1979)
A reportage on the filming of the feature Don Giovanni" directed by Joseph Losey, from Mozart's Opera, with the Orchestra and Choir of the Opera de Paris conducted by Lorin Maazel. ... Read more

Flinders Street (John Dunkley-Smith, 1979)
You can read more about this film in Senses of Cinema. ... Read more

Follow You, Follow Me (Roger Lambert, 1979)
The film examines the complexities in the friendship of two teenage boys: Joseph, who is thirteen, introspective, shy with girls and whose father owns a factory in Hythe; and Peter, who is fourteen, … Read more

FOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT ART (Edward Bennett, 1979)
"Four Questions about Art" is a film about Victorian attitudes to culture, and how these attitudes survive in the institutions of our own day. Its starting point is a lecture delivered by John Ruskin… Read more

FRONTLINE (David Bradbury, 1979)
"Frontline" is about Australian cameraman Neil Davis who survived the Vietnam War for eleven years. It combines his news footage, researched at length from various archives overseas, with interviews … Read more

Geoff Dunbar Commercials (Geoff Dunbar, 1979)
Four commercials for television. ... Read more

GEORGE SEGAL (Michael Blackwood, 1979)
George Segal, one of the most eloquent living American artists, supported himself with chicken farming before his career took off during his Pop Art days in the 1960s, still lives and works in the sa… Read more

GET THE DEVIL OUT (Christian Paureilhe, 1979)
A road film about world-weariness and the quest for renewal, Get the Devil Out tells of a disgruntled, middle-aged Parisian who turns his back on the ruins of his life and takes to the southern roads… Read more

Getting Started (Richard Condie, 1979)
An animated film in a dry whimsical style about the problems of getting started. ... Read more

Getting the Message (Ivan Gaal, 1979)
A dramatised documentary in which Tony recalls and experiences the frustrations and failures of his past caused by his illiteracy. The documentary shows the positive actions and attitudes through whi… Read more

Goodbye, Johnny Ray (Michael Harvey, 1979)
Two middle-aged people meet, correspond and come together one afternoon in the park... in which they briefly exchange the lost hopes and dreams of their youth, for a fleeting moment of happiness. ... Read more

GRAND OPERA (James Benning, 1979)
Although his work is not widely known. James Benning occupies an important position in the American avant-garde Grand Opera is a very personal film for him. charting as it does a bridge from his own … Read more

GREY ZONES (Fredi M. Murer, 1979)
During an ordinary weekend. disconcerting things start to happen. Alfred. 37, employed as an electronic surveillance specialist with a big industrial concern, and his wife, Julia. who works at an ad … Read more

Guido (Richard Michalak, 1979)
A Director is under pressure. ... Read more

HANDICAPPED LOVE (Marlies Graf, 1979)
The handicapped experience the difficulties of living together in an extreme form. This film shows four of them in the attempt to overcome their greatest handicap: human isolation. Together with unha… Read more

HARDCORE (Paul Schrader, 1979)
Jake Van Dorn, a deeply religious Midwestern businessman lives a happy life, until his daughter disappears on a trip to Los Angeles. ... He hires a seedy private detective, who finds a sex film in wh… Read more

HEALTHY LUST AND FUN (Francisco Bellmunt, 1979)
This film is a ribald and bawdy tale. ... It tells of the marital difficulties of a young specialist in sex problems who discovers that his wife has a lover. He sets out to adjust himself to the situ… Read more

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