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Films In 1981

A film by: Hans Sachs and Hedda Rinneberg ... Leading player: Camilla Horn ... Read more
A dramatization of the story of some disabled people who band together to resist the oppressive over-care of the 'rehabilitation' hospital in which they live. ... A new medium-length film by Stephen Wallace, director of Stir. ... Read more
In the beginning, he referred to her only as "Madame". Then, for the first time and for all time, he called her "my dear Celeste". The words "my dear Celeste, today I have written — The End", are among the most important words heard in this enduring drama of silence. ... Celeste Albaret, upon ... Read more
In 1975, Georg Laschen, a top correspondent for a large German periodical, is assigned to cover the civil war in Lebanon. Georg is married to Greta, herself a writer, but theirs is a barren relationship, devoid of mutual respect and understanding. ... Partly out of selfishness, and partly due to ... Read more
The Royal Wedding, and Darth Fraser's attempts to maintain the monarchy's grip over Australia. ... Read more
A humorous comment on the often obsessional nature of animation and its relationship to horror comic characters. ... Read more
An animated day in the life of a commuter in Chicago . . . but it could be any city. ... Read more
Conversations with Willard Van Dyke is an engrossing portrait of this distinguished and outspoken photographer-filmmaker who became the guiding force behind the Department of Film at the Museum of Modern Art, and who has now returned once more to his "first love", still photography. ... Read more
At their wedding ceremony, Morris and Wendy lose the ring, their friends and their hopes. All they long for are the basic essentials of middle-class life — a video-recorder a Magi-mix blender, a potted palm — but somehow these things are more elusive than they imagined, especially as ... Read more
When Alex Cutter, a crippled and scarred veteran of all the 1960s wars (Vietnam, politics, drugs), finds out that his only friend, Richard Bone, a tired beach-boy worn out with dreams, may know who brutally killed a high-school cheerleader in one of California's most beautiful and affluent seaside ... Read more
Jaime Chavarri is known in Australia only for his 1977 feature To An Unknown God, an intense drama remembering a past which involved a night of murder and the unseen presence of the poet, Federico Garcia Lorca ... His first feature film since then is Dedicatoria, also produced by Elias Querejeta ... Read more
The most insane proof of love a man can give his wife is to 'get rid' of her lovers. In front of everyone, Vic (Jean-Louis Trintignant) puts up with the amorous games of Melanie (Isabelle Huppert). His attitude is always generosity mixed with irony. But as soon as he feels that Melanie is becoming ... Read more
One of the world's first fully-digitized, computer-animated films. ... Read more
Two young girls leave a dragon on a tram and go to the depot at night to find it. ... Read more
Hosted by Patrick Cook, cartoonist and satirist, Drawing the Line looks at Australia and Australians through the humor of our political cartoons. Taking key historical events, the film makes a comparison between the attitudes of early Australian society and those of contemporary Australia. ... Read more
Dust to Dust tells the story of a small town in northern NSW and the effects of asbestos mining there. The people estimate that three-quarters of the workers have died or are sick from exposure to asbestos. In presenting their story the film raises issues regarding occupational health in general. ... Read more
Am ordinary citizen suffers from a visual defect which affects his perception of things. People around him see that he has treatment and is cured ... Read more
An animated film depicting nature and the way it feeds upon itself. ... Read more
Ecocide: a Strategy of War explores the results and implications of modern environmental warfare techniques used by the U.S. during the Vietnam War. These ecocidal tactics included massive chemical defoliation, saturation bombing, wholesale clearing of forest and jungle, forced urbanization and ... Read more
A search for the real Edward Hopper, taking in the main locations he painted in Nyack. New York State, New York City and Truro, Cape Cod. But the search becomes concentrated on the paintings, the bars, hotel rooms and offices, which adds up to a particular view of modern city life. ... Read more
“As a spectacle, it's stunning in its dynamism and the last half-hour presents one of the most libidinal depictions of a mass uprising since Eisenstein restaged the storming of the Winter Palace.” - Village Voice An exuberant history lesson, Eijanaika (or ‘Why not!' as the cry translates) ... Read more
The second year of the Keio Era (1 866) Japan is in the midst of a turbulent period Boiling in the minds of the masses is something pointing toward the coming of a new age While transporting raw silk off Yokohama, Genji, a poor farmer, had been ship-wrecked. A passing American ship picked him up ... Read more
Ei Salvador: Another Vietnam ... investigates the history of the crisis and the forces that have embroiled the U.S. in this Central American conflict. The film paints a disturbing picture: 50 years of dictatorship culminating in the October 15, 1979, civilian-military junta, the failure of the ... Read more
A drama about the executions of 'Atom Spies' Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, and the impact they have on a small Jewish boy, his family and community. It is the story of a child's attempt, on this historic and desperate day, to understand the workings of the world. ... Read more
Clive, an insulated academic, gets a taste of La dolce vita. What happens subsequently is limited only by his imagination. ... Read more
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