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Films In 1979

First, a peek at the initial events of the film. The seal he hunts now being extinct, Essex is persuaded by his girl. Vivia. to return to the city he left ten years ago with the Earth paralyzed by a new ice age. In the snowbound city, where the ageing citizens die like flies and are eaten by dogs ... Read more
A documentary about a ranch home for mentally retarded adults and the people who live there. The film shows the growth and development of people thought incapable of learning. ... Read more
A true story based on the last day in the lives of two elderly eccentric brothers and their sister, living on a remote West of England farm. The elder brother and sister have conspired to sell the farm against the wishes of their disturbed brother. They go to town, leaving him to relive old ... Read more
A satiric look at Cuba's national sport, baseball ... Read more
Robin Campbell, an old man of the Murrawarri tribe of the far north west of New South Wales, lives out his days on the fringe of a white town. Although he is now an "old Fella", he still has his memories. In this film Robin recalls - through dramatic re-enactments by his young relations - how he ... Read more
The film is an introduction to, and impression of, the "Rose" International Exhibitions of Ancient and Modern Art, which have taken place in Dublin over the past ten years. "Rose" is an Irish word meaning 'the eye' or 'the vision', and is the motif of the film. ... Read more
A comical, but scathing indictment of man's age-old exploitation of woman. A giddy, rather bawdy romp through the historical theories of a mad professor who is convinced that women are temporary visitors from a far away galaxy. ... Read more
Illustrates a traditional song of the Irish Revolution. ... Read more
Semler (who won this year's Best Cinematography Oscar for Dances With Wolves) was an important part of Film Australia during the 70's, shooting numerous films and directing two shorts. Saturday is his best work. A film of charm and astute observation, we see a farming family from Lake Cargellico ... Read more
In Australia no painter has more self-consciously and brilliantly investigated self-portraiture, than Brett Whiteley. In this film, Whiteley has integrated portrait and environment, reflecting Eastern ideas of man being only as important as any other point of reference. The film shows many earlier ... Read more
An amusing story of a painted doll doing a strip-tease with the use of a huge machine. ... Read more
In 1899 Sigmund Freud began treatment with an 18 year-old girl who was brought to him for analysis by her father after she had written a suicide note. Freud was eager to use this case to demonstrate the hypotheses laid out in his Interpretation of Dreams, but after only three months of treatment ... Read more
After working as an actress and script-writer, Margarethe von Trotta has now directed two features. The first The Second Awakening of Christa Klages is currently in distribution in Australia and her second film is Sisters or the Balance of Happiness. ... Sisters, like Christa Klages, is a story ... Read more
The film, as it stands, is all that was completed by George Dunning, the great British animator, before his tragic death last year. Much of it is in pencil form (done on paper to check the animation before transforming to cells and colouring). Even in its draft form, it is plain that it would have ... Read more
A group of inexperienced Canadians attempt to be the first to climb and ski the 22.000 foot mountain. Mt. Kuascaran. in the Peruvian Andes. ... Read more
This film offers continuing evidence that Swiss film-making is still maintaining the high standards first achieved by Alain Tanner and Claude Goretta in the late sixties. Wilfried Bolliger is a new director and has chosen to set his second film in that area where many fear to tread, the romantic ... Read more
Shows the artistic developments of stained glass windows from artist's sketches to finished product. ... Read more
The adventures of an erotic cat. ... Read more
This film sets out to tell the story of Spencer through his work. By marrying his words to his pictures, by showing his work from the smallest sketch to the Burghclere Chapel, by filming Cookham and other places which inspired him, it brings us a little nearer to understanding the creative process ... Read more
Kaneto Shindo has been represented at previous Melbourne Film Festivals by such diverse works as The Island and Kuroneko and his latest film again veers off into a new area, the high-powered domestic melodrama. ... His film opens violently with a son drunkenly rolling through a home until the ... Read more
This is the story of a blind runner and his partner running in a gruelling race over rugged Californian terrain. It is a film about friendship, love, motivation and teamwork. Harry Cordellos, who is blind, and his partner Mike Restani, run 71 miles of what is torture for even the most able-bodied ... Read more
A documentary about the experience of two girls who both came to London at an early age from working class backgrounds, one of whom has a child. Both are involved in prostitution; one decides to give up prostitution, one probably never will. Prostitution is not the subject of Taking A Part. You ... Read more
"Tapdancin' " explores the art of American tap dance through stage performances, candid interviews, and vintage film clips. Old timers such as John Bubbles, the Nicholas Brothers, and Chuck Green are represented, as well as younger performers such as Tommy Tune, Jerry Ames, the Jazz Tap Percussion ... Read more
Two people in an impassioned embrace on an ocean pier Harvey and the Moonglows start singing "The Ten Commandments of Love": ... Oh how happy we will be ... if we keep ... the ten commandments of ... love. ... oh love.. ... Cordelia Swann ... Read more
A New York advertising executive has fired his secretary after a passionate affair. She has recently been released from a mental hospital (she had a breakdown after her dismissal) and now lies in wait for him at one of the centrepieces of his existence, the 5.48 train which he takes home to his ... Read more
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