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Films In 1979

One evening in spring, an elderly shoe mender, Mr. Pascal, does something rather audacious... ... Read more
This film is about lingering emotional memories. The optical effects suggest the relentless tearing of photographs, with the images dissolving into each other through a matte system of torn paper Much of the film is composed of "found" footage — archival, home movies, 35mm slides &mdash ... Read more
This film documents the revolution in Nicaragua from the general strike in June '79 through the victory two months later and the first 100 days of reconstruction. A moving and human picture of a people's struggle for liberation, and their goals for re¬building the country. Powerful and ... Read more
In the midst of the Second World War in occupied Poland, Friedrich, a young German officer of aristocratic background, meets his older cousin, Hans Albert. Both are part of the same regiment, stationed in a beautiful country estate. Both men take the opportunity to resume their philosophical ... Read more
Two men sneak into a hangar at night and assemble a diesel engine. They recall the world they knew before the silicon chip destroyed employment. The engine runs as they pretend to work. ... Read more
This student-made documentary examines the methods used in one approach to personal development, based on the works of Freud, Jung and Perles. ... Read more
Prior to World War I the silk-spinning mills of Japan employed hundreds of young women recruited from destitute iamilies. The families were happy to lessen the number of mouths to feed. The girls were humbly grateful for the chance to bring home some money. The mills were situated at Okaya, and to ... Read more
Upper middle class teenage psychotic vents frustrations on birthday night. Two girls. One knife Scary... ... Read more
This film is the third part of Film Australia's screen history of Australian film production. "The Pictures That Moved" and "The Passionate Industry" took the history up to the end of the twenties. The present film covers the story of the industry in Australia between 1930 and 1940, from the ... Read more
The film demonstrates the relationship of the viewer to the screen, and the way in which the attention is absorbed into the world of the film-maker, affecting the viewer's own orientation; the physical support of the camera and its orientation in space. It is an example of the work being done for ... Read more
The story of the osprey: includes nestbuilding and family life in the Scottish Highlands, migration to Africa and the drama of hunting — some of the fishing scenes are among the most spectacular ever caught on film. ... Read more
The film depicts potteries and potters, including some contemporary potters from various parts of India. ... Read more
Budzynski takes a children's nursery rhyme and turns it into a nightmare. ... Read more
Environmental sculptor, Marr Grounds, with the help of two students, an overseas professor, and a co-operative station owner with a road-grader, makes his own Environmental Impact Statement as an art-work, constructed across the Dingo Fence west of Tibooburra. ... Read more
A science fiction story based on Karel Capek's novel "War of the Salamanders". Wrapped up in the thrilling story is the question: are we humans mature enough to appropriately control the vast array of technical devices and equipment available to us? Aren't we becoming too technical-minded, obsessed ... Read more
Paul Robeson was a genius, yet generations of Americans have grown up without ever having heard his name His vocal opposition to racism and injustice at a time when society would not tolerate a black man who spoke his mind eventually destroyed his career. This film is dedicated to restoring the ... Read more
A portrait of an artist who works with material generated by publicity He cuts ads in magazines and puts them together in a new way making a reflection about our society, a criticism of our epoch. ... Read more
One of Genni Batterham's earliest symptoms of multiple sclerosis was the constant feeling of pins and needles. This film shows how she is coping with a disease that has changed her life forever. It also raises a number of issues which have important implications for all handicapped people, and the ... Read more
Poto and Cabengo are the names two identical twin sisters have given each other as part of a complex private language they have invented, and this film by Jean-Pierre Gorin documents the phenomenon. ... "What makes the film so strange and beautiful - a beauty which comes from the beauty of the ... Read more
Poto And Cabengo deals with American small town six-year-old twins Gracie and Ginny Kennedy who confounded language experts by developing a private idioglottic language, or 'twin speech'. ... It is a multi-layered film whose investigation of documentary forms makes for a distant and refined ... Read more
The cat-girl heroine, Pussy, finds herself dwarfed in a world of the big boys. Yet, through exercising her mind and body - (wit and grace), she can metamorphose effortlessly from one opposite to the next - be both the pussycat and the ringmaster. She can fuse the opposites, and then dissolve them ... Read more
Through years of isolation, the Qeros Indians of Peru have preserved much of the basic survival pattern of existence in the Andes. The Andean civilisations reach back long before the Incas, and the Qeros offer a view of what life has been like over three thousand years in this setting. They survive ... Read more
"Sergei Eisenstein's Que Viva Mexico! (1930-32) occasioned one of the 1930's messiest artistic brawls. Following Eisenstein's fruitless Hollywood trip, novelist Upton Sinclair raised funds to allow the director to film a Mexican 'travelogue'. Eisenstein overran his modest budget, Sinclair seized ... Read more
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