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Films In 1979

Boegel parodies the hero by imitating Bowie. His appearance evokes the image of the pop star which he clearly is not. A woman's fate is ... projected behind him. As the number progresses, more and more white fluid escapes from her mouth. ... Read more
When two girls turn down two teenage boys for more prosperous, motorised dates, the boys steal a car. ... Read more
A retrospective view of how Robert Flaherty's ''Man of Aran" was made, including interviews with participants in the original opus shot in Ireland's Aran Islands in 1933 and 1934. ... Read more
The focus of this film is on the Nazi attitude towards children, their own as well as those of Jewish birth. For their own it meant the calculation of belief in the Aryan myth and the intense hatred of all who were not German. For the Jewish children it meant a fate no different from that of the ... Read more
An old man buys a tin of instant sex at a supermarket with horrendous results! ... Read more
Caroline Leaf and Veronica Soul, Canadian filmmakers, made this film about themselves, using live action, animation, photographs and drawings, and revealing themselves as filmmakers, friends and individuals. ... Read more
Synthesised video images transform the supple movements of a dancer, to the sassy rhythms of Jelly Roll Morton's music. ... Read more
Kassbach is a grocer in Vienna. With four close friends sharing the same social background, he belongs to a right-wing organization known as 'Initiative', which stages small-scale demonstrations and confrontations with Catholic and left-wing groups. On the surface, this neo-Nazi organization is ... Read more
Kostas, a Greek journalist, works as a taxi driver in Melbourne. Whilst seeing off a friend at the airport, he notices Carol, who is farewelling a friend. Later, she hires his cab and he takes her to her house. ... Some days later, pretending that she had ordered a taxi, Kostas persuades Carol to ... Read more
55 struggling performers — actors, singers, dancers, musicians and comedians — speak directly to the audience about their hopes and dreams in Hollywood. The film is a tongue-in-cheek, yet totally documentary peek at a few of the many thousands who flock to L.A. to make it big in show ... Read more
Bernardo Bertolucci's new films always come as shocks More than most film-makers, each new film is a reaction against his previous work. Since he got into his international stride with The Conformist and had budgets to match his tracking-shot visions, each successive Bertolucci movie has refused to ... Read more
Last Embrace is another young director's homage to Alfred Hitchcock and it contains along its way, some quite explicit references to Vertigo, Psycho and North by Northwest, as well as one of the most original and erotic murders on film (perhaps a scene which playfully tries to combine Truffaut's ... Read more
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Liar's Dice rests on an intriguingly elliptical plot by lead actress, Terry Eubanks-Makdissy From this, director Issam Makdissy has woven a loosely-knit fabric of shifting focus and thickening relationships. Gradually, one separates the film's three major characters from other peripheral figures ... Read more
When Nicholas Ray and Wim Wenders decided to make a film together, Ray had undergone surgery for cancer. Ray's last completed feature was in 1 962, ending a tumultuous and extraordinarily productive career begun only in 1947. The two directors fixed on the idea of taking their real-life situation ... Read more
Vilgot Sjöman's reputation still rests mostly on his two films which outrageously mixed sex and politics, / am Curious (Blue) and / am Curious (Yellow). He has, however, made 13 films in all and many of them have been finely directed and thematically strong dramas. His latest film, Linus, has been ... Read more
A social fresco set in Zizkov, a working-class suburb of Prague, between 1925 and 1939. The central idea of the narrative is the fate of the family of a small trader, Vincenc Bursik. He moved to Zizkov from the country. Already he had two sons and much hope that his cobbler's skill would sell ... Read more
A portrait of Lynn Seymour, one of the world's finest dancers, and a study of various aspects of her work, at a time in her career when a major change is about to occur. ... Read more
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In 1972 Carlos Saura made the film Ana and the Wolves. This story of a young woman's visit to a decaying household populated by a range of establishment figures (army, church, law) was, in its day, a virulent attack upon the Franco regime. It caused months of wrangling between the censors and ... Read more
One knows whence the wind blows, but no-one never really knew where the Caribou went. He's from a big country, he knows how to live there, feeling its rhythm along with the seasons. Peaceful and silent, like the land all around, he tells us a beautiful and simple story of love and strength. He's ... Read more
"Memoirs of a Movie Palace" looks at the Loew's Kings Theatre in New York, a huge, ornate structure which opened its doors in 1929. "Memoirs' evokes the aura of the building in its heyday and explores the meaning of movie-palace architecture to both the film industry and the movie-going public. ... Read more
This remarkable film, an early work by Gotot Prakosa, and now becoming recog­nised as an Asian classic in avant garde perfor­mance cinema, is based on a famous performance developed by Sardono W. Kusuma and his group in Jakarta in the late 1970s. The film, however, is completely ... Read more
In 1977, Michel Pellus was released from prison after serving six years of a fourteen year sentence for trafficking in narcotics. While behind bars, Michel turned to painting as an escape from the monotony and dreariness of prison life. The film captures the transition in his life since leaving ... Read more
"Midwife" documents the home birth practice of two licensed nurse-midwives. Including two home births, "Midwife" seeks to portray midwife-assisted home birth as a safe and medically responsible alternative to hospital delivery. ... Read more
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